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Sleepy Hollow

(Ref. 1063676)

Ewell Minnis near Dover, Kent Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutly lovely and a warm welcome for us and our dog who never had such a fluffy towel before and surely will ask for more of the delicouses treats out of that big glas."

    Thank you for providing information about dog walks and the way to Lydden Bell Inn. If we ever come back to England we will try to book Sleepy Hollow again.

    Reviewed by Simone5.0Jun 2024

  • "Place very comfortable and we all enjoyed are stay."

    Reviewed by Paul4.7May 2024

  • "Our second stay at Sleepy Hollow."

    Everything is nicely laid out and clean. The bed is very comfortable and the linen nice and fresh including the fluffy towels. The kitchen is well equipped and plenty of cutlery and crockery and a very nice welcome hamper including eggs, bread, local drinks, local crisps and fresh milk. There is tea, coffee and sugar available too in the caddies. Nice touch having the coffee machine! Another nice touch is the hand written chalkboard welcoming you and in our case welcoming both of us and the dog back…loved that. The only down side for us was the gate…we weren’t able to shut it and so letting our dog out was always a worry as there are a number of dog walkers and horse riders. The drive is tight, but then we do have a big car and getting in at night was always a little un-nerving as no light at the side to aid reverse parking however, once you’d done it a few times it’s easier! A nice table and chairs to sit out at and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside that surrounds Sleepy Hollow. Marcus and Anne are lovely and always pop over (once) to say hello and then leave you to enjoy your break but are always around in their separate property next door. Only other thing to mention for feedback is the shower. Although the shower is huge (and very clean) the water pressure is very low. None of our critique would be enough to deter a return visit by us as it is such a lovely place and is also convenient for us location and peaceful wise too! A couple of minor changes (aforementioned) would make this place 100% perfect. Thanks both and we look forward to seeing you again.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.1Mar 2024

  • "The gates to the garden do not close so the garden is not secure for dogs or children ."

    It only needs a small fence and gate at the edge of the patio to overcome this . The property itself is very warm comfortable and very well maintained .although normal TV channels were missed .

    Reviewed by Beryl4.4Jan 2024

  • "Wider entrance and brick work cleared as damaged alloys on car."

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.7Nov 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay - the cottage was clean cosy and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Victoria4.7Oct 2023

  • "Good hospitality."

    Enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our stay at Sleepy Hollow was very comfortable."

    The facilities were excellent and we felt at home as soon as we arrived. Our hosts were next door and introduced themselves and made us feel very welcome. We enjoyed our time here especially Deal and the white cliffs of Dover clifftop walks and Battle of Britain Memorial near Folkestone. Graham and Jen

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Aug 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay at “Sleepy Hollow” The place was immaculate and well equipped."

    The owner was very friendly, welcoming and informative! Highly recommend for a get away in peace and quite. Made plenty of memories with our boy “Buster” on the open fields and near by parks and beaches! Would love to re-visit over all a 10/10 Thank you from the Drapers

    Reviewed by Rhonda5.0Aug 2023

  • "Ideal location for a quiet peaceful stay within easy reach of historic England."

    Isolated area, so transport is essential. Larger vehicles may be hard to park. Postcode is not recognized by the satnav. Directions on the Information Pack are the most reliable.on arrival, particularly if after sunset. The property can be challenging for senior visitors or those with mobility problems. The three-level stables conversion has two separate steps to descend from the single to the double bedroom area. (Possible trip hazard for the visually impaired. Very welcoming pack on arrival and the hosts were perfect.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful peaceful property, if you are looking for a peaceful stay in the country this is the place for you."

    Lovely surprise welcome pack and the hosts were lovely and so helpful.

    Reviewed by Mandy4.7May 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Sleepy Hollow."

    A super welcome hamper was left for us, thank you. The property was spotless and had everything for our needs for a week's holiday. The property itself is down country lanes and overlooking fields, and we were woken by birdsong each morning which was lovely to hear. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic little cottage, very clean and tidy,great facilities with a very comfy bed."

    The only downfall is no live TV and the shower has a weak flow, apart from that I'd 100% recommend it

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had an absolutely fabulous stay."

    The location was perfect, the hamper was a beautiful and personal touch which was very much appreciated. The lodge was spotless, comfortable and it was so nice to be able to bring our dog Dexter with us. The owners were also incredible helpful when we left something behind. We've already made plans to stay again, it's wonderful. The only slight concern was the driveway was very narrow, and we ended up scuffing our car, not that it was any fault of the owner or misinformation in the listing, but might be worth making that a little clearer for anyone driving something larger than 'average'.

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2023

  • "The one thing that spoilt our stay was no live television only catchup."

    The place was very clean and beds were comfortable, but without live tele no news and weather etc. We had to leave early because of the weather.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Mar 2023

  • "Loved sleepy hollow."

    Had everything we needed. The only thing was the TV. Kept going of with no signal.

    Reviewed by Dawn3.4Nov 2022

  • "A lovely quiet location which is just what we needed."

    We wanted to get away for the weekend, away from all the fireworks in London and this did the trick, apart from a few on the actual 5th November whereas at home we would have been suffering them all weekend. The property is lovely, very well equipped. Cosy and comfortable. Although along with the remoteness comes the issue of mobile signal and wi-fi dropping out occasionally but don't let that put you off this location. We weren't lucky with the weather but there is plenty of places to walk with your dog. And some great local pubs that have good food. For a quiet undisturbed getaway we would certainly recommend this property. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise and very much appreciated. Huge thanks to the owners for making us so welcome.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay and a well earned rest."

    The property was comfortable and very clean, and set in a lovely quiet space. Just a couple of things to mention. 1. The gate is very difficult to shut, and we left the gate open in the end, which then didn't make it secure for our dog. The gate wouldn't close properly. 2. The TV isn't connected to the aerial, so we could only watch Catch up, but this wasn't a problem for us. Thankyou to the owners for coming to introduce yourselves and to check that everything was okay for us, especially on such a windy night. Overall, we enjoyed our stay very much and would highly recommend your accommodation. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Oct 2022

  • "This was an excellent stay at Sleepy Hollow & Anne & Marcus were genial hosts."

    There are no difficulties with the accommodation which was ample for the two of us and our dog & everywhere was neat & tidy and was left in the same condition. Not everything will suit all customers and the lack of WiFi + terrible TV signal may disappoint some. The second part of the name of the cottage gives it away though! Parking was a cause for concern on day 1 but, after that, I got the hang of bending the car onto that narrowest of roads. The mini hamper was a lovely touch & very welcome. The village of Lydden is 1.75 miles away and we rediscovered The Lydden Bell which is fabulous but you might need to book 24hrs in advance to bag a table. The food is delicious and the staff are also very engaging. So, as long as you are happy to catch up on the news by reading the newspaper next day and don’t want to be disturbed by telephone calls, this could well be the place for you to relax, with cows grazing in the adjacent field, walks aplenty from the door and dark, dark nights in a very comfortable bed. I recommend it unreservedly.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely place, great host."

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Aug 2022

  • "This property is a perfect location for a peaceful & tranquil holiday."

    The only improvement we can suggest is a clearer instruction about where the key is located. Apart from that, the accommodation is first class, beautifully furnished & equipped. We really appreciated the welcoming hamper dish, as it showed that the owners were prepared to go the extra mile. Also, they couldn’t have been more helpful. We are very much looking forward to staying there again in the future.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had such a lovely stay at Sleepy Hollow."

    A very comfortable place, with beautiful quiet surroundings! Really liked the nice little touches like the hamper of goodies, and extras for the dog! A perfect place, for relaxation and downtime.

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fabulous converted stable building, beautifully renovated and decorated with all the facilities you need in a holiday cottage."

    Great place to stay for a week or more. We used it as a base to explore the area (Canterbury, Hythe, Whitstable). Very friendly owners who were on hand should we have needed anything. The terrace is nice and private. Extremely peaceful and quiet!! The cottage is on a single-track road, but we soon got used to that. The Lydden Bell pub just 5 mins down the road was our favourite place for an evening out - great food and very friendly staff.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a great stay."

    The welcome box was very welcome and appreciated. No problems and it was very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely little place!"

    Well equipped and what a lovely welcome basket! Very pleasant owners, too. Sadly, not for someone as disabled as me - but I should have checked that out first! Access to drive with a wide and long wheelbase vehicle is very difficult, not helped by curb stones and no visibility either way . Would suggest a mirror opposite drive? Also, cut back overgrown curbs. We have a new to us damaged car

    Reviewed by Sue4.1Jun 2022

  • "Very comfortable for us and the dog."

    Great area to explore.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2022

  • "The only thing that would help is a brush to sweep floor"

    Reviewed by Brenda4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage to stay in comfortable and quiet."

    Julie and Marcus were warm and welcoming, ( Marcus as you can see I didn't take the pillows). We slept really well, the bed was comfortable. The only criticism was the TV, you had to log on to your own accounts and wasn't able to watch TV Live. The surrounding areas are beautiful and our 5 month old puppy could not wait to get the the fields each day. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Apr 2022

  • "A lovely place to stay, lots of lovely features and a generous welcome basket."

    A feeling of being remote yet very close to places like Dover and Canterbury. Even managed to experience snow, wind, thunder and lightening at the end of our visit. Would certainly use it again.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to give such positive feedback. We are delighted you managed to enjoy your stay, despite the extreme weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    .Beautiful location..All high spec..Picnic hamper full of local produce ro welcome us. Owners were on hand if we needed anything. Bed was one of the most comfortable we have slept in. Would stay here again.

    Thank you so much for such positive feedback! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Mar 2022

  • "Sleepy Hollow was perfect, we throughly enjoyed our stay the owners are wonderful and very helpful."

    The facilities are first class and the area very calming and quiet but plenty of places to walk your dogs. Also very close to historical Dover and Canterbury.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glenda5.0Jan 2022

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x single (extends to a snug double)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/kitchen area
  • Dining room.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, hairdryer
  • Smart TV (apps such ITV Hub, Iplayer, Prime etc
  • Viewing is only via these apps, some of these will show live TV, others just catch up
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 small cars or 1 medium sized car (Alternative can be arranged with prior notice)
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Enclosed garden with gravelled area, patio, firepit, barbeque and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 1.4 miles Please note: This property only accepts a minimum of 4 night stays for short breaks

The property

Dover 4.9 miles.

Tucked away amongst the generous grounds of the owner’s home, in the peaceful hamlet of Ewell Mminis, rests this delightful single-storey holiday home, Sleepy Hollow.

Enjoying a rural countryside position whilst situated within close proximity to the historic coastal town of Dover, Sleepy Hollow offers an intimate base for a couple seeking a romantic retreat.

Access your two off-road parking space through the private gated entrance before unloading your bags and making your way into your new home-from-home to begin your staycation.

Stepping inside, enter directly into the open-plan living/kitchen space, where you can look forward to kicking off your shoes following a day of adventure and unwinding with a sumptuous seat in front of the Smart TV.

Discover the well-equipped kitchen, beautifully-presented with contemporary gleaming white cupboards and contrasting wooden surfaces; here the designated chef can utilise the range of amenities provided to rustle up a romantic meal for two to be enjoyed over candlelight at the nearby dining table.

In the summer months, why not make mealtimes an alfresco affair by firing up the barbeque whilst you soak in the evening sunshine on the patio.

As the day draws to night, retreat indoors to discover two well-appointed bedrooms, a king-size and an intimate single, which pulls out into a snug double if required, serviced by a contemporary shower room fit with a spacious walk-in shower cubicle.

Take a break from doing the cooking and treat your loved one to a romantic meal for two at the local pub, The Marquis Of Granby, serving a selection of quintessentially British dishes in a historic setting, or for a spot of traditional pub grub, The Lydden Bell rests slightly further afield.

Get better acquainted with your surroundings, there is a large rural network of public footpaths and quiet lanes for cycling direct from the property and the area is a bird watcher's delight.

Alternatively enjoy a leisurely stroll through the well-kept grounds of the nearby Russell Gardens, adorned with an ornamental canal pond, pergola bridges and a delightful boathouse pavilion, forming a simply tranquil setting to walk hand-in-hand with your better half.

• Jump in the car and journey to the coastal town of Dover, where you can tour the labyrinthine war-time tunnels of Dover Castle, climb the triple helix staircase to reach the top of The Grand Shaft, a defence aid built in the 1800s towering over 140-ft, or marvel at the iconic whitewashed cliffs that adorn the coastline of the English Channel.

The Historic Canterbury is also nearby with its famous Cathedral, infamous witch ducking stool, boutique shops and restaurants.

If you're spoilt for time, why not catch the ferry over to France and embark on a European adventure?

Whether you're looking to unwind or explore, choose Sleepy Hollow as the base for your ideal staycation.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

DOVER

Whitfield 3.2 miles; Folkestone 7.9 miles; Canterbury 16.3 miles.

Sitting on the English Channel in Kent, South East England is the picturesque town and bustling ferry port of Dover. Dating back to the stone age and retaining a lot of its historic landmarks, whilst also enjoying the beauty of the South East coastline, it is unsurprising that Dover is a highly popular holiday destination. The town enjoys connections to France via its ferry port, however, Dover itself has plenty for visitors to rave about, including the fascinating Dover Museum & Bronze Age Boat Gallery, the breathtaking Dover Castle, the Western Heights of Dover with its marvellous fortifications, along with the famed Medieval Tunnels, to name a few. A walker's haven, Dover enjoys easy access to the winding trail along the dramatic White Cliffs of Dover, where the sights of the South Foreland Lighthouse, the Fan Bay Deep Shelter and St Margaret's Beach can be beheld, whilst also being within easy reach of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where further excursions await. Dover is also home to a shingle beach that stretches along the strait, where visitors can soak up the impressive views of the coastal panorama on a stroll with a canine companion. Visitors can additionally tour the delightful Kearsney Abbey and Russell Gardens, before finishing the day off in one of Dover's fantastic eateries that line the harbour. For fun inland, guests can travel to Ashford, Maidstone or Canterbury, or they can check out the wonderful locations of Samphire Hoe, Folkestone, Margate and Ramsgate which can be found further along the coast.

Please note: This property only accepts a minimum of 4 night stays

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas