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Chartham near Canterbury, Kent Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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71 Customer Reviews

  • "We were met by the owner at the property."

    She was friendly, informative and very helpful, showing us how everything worked and leaving us a generous welcome hamper which we really appreciated. The property itself is warm, comfortable, very well-maintained and in a great location for sightseeing. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Feb 2024

  • "Nice Place,well kept,much looked new,very pleasant and helpful owner,quirky and creaky as you'd expect from an old cottage,great location for travel on railway,walking distance to shop and pub."

    Would go back.

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Dec 2023

  • "Our stay at the cottage was everything you could wish for and Brionny gave us a lovely, warm welcome."

    Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2023

  • "This was my second visit to 3 Apsley Cottages."

    It is spotlessly clean, cosy and warm, tasteful decor in line with the age of the cottage and has a comfortable bed. The owner Brionny was very helpful and left a delightful welcome pack. I hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Nov 2023

  • "Had a wonderful four night stay at this incredibly cosy cottage."

    The location is so peaceful and relaxing. The cottage was immaculately clean and tidy. The owner Brionny met us at the cottage and is a lovely lady and very welcoming, she even presented us with a welcome basket of goodies. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful little cottage, ideally placed for day trips in all directions."

    Cosy and well equipped. Brilliant communication with owner before arrival and very helpful. Cottage defiantly recommended.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2023

  • "No issues to give highest marks."

    A lovely cottage in a great location for exploring Kent. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, well equipped and very comfortable."

    Welcome basket was amazing, so thoughtful. Cottage 3 miles outside Canterbury was in a great location to visit north Kent.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "Quaint cottage in a delightful village."

    The cottage was very homely, spotlessly clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you need for self catering. The welcoming hamper was much appreciated, thank you. Having the train station nearby was handy to go into Canterbury just 5 minutes away, also the designer shopping outlet in Ashford (just a 15 minute walk from Ashford station). Plenty of places to explore nearby and a little further afield. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2023

  • "A fantastic host lovely welcoming hamper very informative about places to visit."

    Lovely clean cottage great location.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation, good location, comfortable cottage and beautiful surroundings."

    There were also welcome gifts from the hostess.... Much appreciated!

    Reviewed by Ger-jan4.4Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is perfect for two to explore Kent."

    Brionny made us very welcome, showing us how everything worked, giving us suggestions for places to visit and leaving a lovely basket of goodies. The neighbours are friendly too.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and ideal location for exploring the surrounding area."

    Brionny was a great host and welcoming. Lovely welcome pack on arrival too.

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with great transport links."

    Nice pub up the road.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2023

  • "Nice little place."

    Got to be a bit careful with the steep stairs but otherwise perfect. Good pub in the village and a shop for bits and pieces and you can walk into Canterbury along the river easily, spotting birds along the way. Good central location for seeing the coastal heritage as well.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely quaint cottage."

    Owner showed us round and had left a hamper. Very close to bus stop which we used to travel into Canterbury. The village of Chilham is just down the road well worth a visit. We found it lovely and warm as we were there in a mild spell in winter. Stairs are steep but fine if careful.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Jan 2023

  • "My 3rd visit to this cottage, and it's one of the best I've stayed in."

    The owner always prepares it immaculately. The cottage is very close to a railway station (good for me), in a pretty village about 3 miles from Canterbury, along a beautiful walk/cycle path beside the Great Stour river. Also close to very good stretches of the North Downs Way.

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay in a comfortable and well equipped property"

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The facilities are very good with so many extras provided together with a well stocked welcome hamper which was very thoughtful and welcomed. Brionny met us and ran through everything which was appreciated. The cottage is well placed for visiting local attractions especially with the train station on its doorstep. The nearby local shop although small is well stocked. We thoroughly enjoyed the cottage and our stay

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Jun 2022

  • "A small, but well equipped and delightful cottage with a nice patio area and garden."

    Situated in a lovely village with easy access to Canterbury and the Kent coast, it is a cosy retreat, and makes an ideal base from which to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2022

  • "Well equipped, comfortable bed, decent shower."

    Maintained to a high standard. Very friendly owner who supplierd a very good welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Mike4.4Mar 2022

  • "A delightfull cottage for two people."

    Set in a pleasant friendly village which is very convenient for Canterbury by foot, car or public transport. The facilities in the cottage are ideal and our hosts left a very helpfull welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2022

  • "We loved the little cottage and the setting."

    Everything had been thought through. Our welcome basket was such a thoughtful gift. It’s our first time using Sykes, a friend recommended them and we will use them again because communication was so good which is usually what let’s things down. We’ll definitely be using them again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Marion4.7Mar 2022

  • "A charming delightful cottage, everything you want for a week away and the bonus is you are almost next to the train station with regular trains to Canterbury and the surrounding areas, there is also a bus stop a few yards away from the cottage."

    Chartham has a lovely pub and you can easily walk along the riverside into Canterbury.

    Reviewed by Daphne5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely, cosy little cottage for a couple, just a few yards from a railway station and a handy local store."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Definitely recommended if you fancy a stay in east Kent.

    Reviewed by Douglas4.4Feb 2022

  • "This cottage is a delightful country cottage for a couple."

    The cottage was comfortable and warm and there were several personal touches, including a Christmas tree and welcome pack. The neighbours were extremely friendly and, had we needed there help, we are sure it would have been offered.We found everyone we met really friendly particularly in the local shop and pub. The proximity to the railway station and local walks gives you plenty of oppertunity to explore Kent. If we find the oppertunity we will return to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, clean and ideally positioned for sightseeing."

    We did have an issue with the bed being uncomfortable but brought this to Brionny's attention and she said she would look to replace the mattress. Facilities were excellent and the cottage was very cosy. The welcome basket was very much appreciated.

    So pleased to read that my last guest loved the cottage, but obviously disappointed to hear about the bed. My guests’ comfort is of paramount importance and I have immediately purchased a highly-rated posturepedic mattress for the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicky4.1Nov 2021

  • "Such a lovely, and charming cottage!"

    Brionny couldn't have made us more welcome and she seems to have thought of everything. Thankyou for the welcome basket which was gratefully received. And cleanliness second to non. This is a super place to stay and a lovely location for the village and all that surrounds it. Vineyard over the road open on Saturday's for group tours and the railway station just down the road for regular trains into Canterbury. We also had a lovely meal at the Artichoke pub in the village, with very friendly service. Can't wait to come back again!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2021

  • "Everything!"

    Cottage brilliant, weather very good, location almost perfect - close to railway station (I don't drive & have a bicycle, suitcase & rucksack), good supermarket about 2 miles away, but along a very nice cycle path beside Great Stour, and local shop for sundry items. Sadly didn't manage to visit local pub, partly lack of time, and partly it appeared closed on the 2 occasions I tried - but this didn't detract from a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Sep 2021

  • "A super little cottage in a lovely village."

    Everything provided for and a wonderful welcome basket. Very close to the railway station so perfect for getting around and only a 5 minute train ride into Canterbury.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Jul 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay in this charming and cosy cottage."

    Ideally situated for visiting the area, five minutes train ride to Canterbury. Very good communication from the owner Brionny and an lovely welcome basket. The only downside was leaving!

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jul 2021

  • "Return visit to 3 Aspley Cottages."

    Enjoyable week in this pleasant , well equipped cottage . Excellent position with good access to public transport.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jun 2021

  • "This is an excellent base for a couple wishing to explore East Kent."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Cottage was very clean and the welcome basket was gorgeous."

    Remote check in and key pick up was organised brilliantly and the Cottage had everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. Thankyou to Bryony for getting in touch and the lovely welcoming touches.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had a great time, good weather and plenty in the area to see and do."

    The cottage was ideal for the two of us and really good to have onsite parking. There was a fantastic welcome pack waiting for us on arrival.

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was clean, comfortable and cosy."

    It’s perfectly located for day trips around Kent and East Sussex. Brionny, the owner, kept us well informed about arrival times, location of key etc. and the welcome pack was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2020

  • "Can't fault anything about the cottage."

    Both location and facilities great. Particular highlights for me were (a) within yards of Chartham station (I travel by train with suitcase, rucksack and bicycle) (b) although nearest supermarket 2 miles away, there is a beautiful footpath/cycle path along Great Stour Way to get to it. But also, the village is very quiet & picturesque, with a good shop and pub.

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautifully presented cottage in a lovely setting."

    The owner contacted us by phone two days before our holiday and also emailed us all the necessary information. Delightful welcome pace including wine! They also provided hand sanitizers and masks. A perfect base for exploring and many lovely walks.

    Reviewed by Anne-marie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage, perfect for two and ideally situated to explore this picturesque county."

    The owners were very helpful & (socially distanced) welcoming, as were the neighbours. Would definitely recommend & book again.

    Reviewed by Justine5.0Aug 2020

  • "Superb accommodation with everything provided that anyone would need."

    Beautifully planned and maintained, and a lot of thought had been put into making it as Covid secure as possible. Perfect for a couple or for someone on their own. Ideal location within easy reach of Canterbury, the Kent coast and superb countryside in the North Downs. Excellent public transport links including a station with regular trains about 100 yards from the property. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Aug 2020

  • "Delightful cottage in a great location."

    Easy access to Canterbury via the Stour way . Handy for rail and bus services. Lovely week exploring the southeast.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a wonderful holiday here, Thank You, and fortunately just before Covid-19 Lockdown in March 2020."

    The property is very charming, nicely decorated and most importantly very clean and tidy, very well equipped, warm and peaceful, in fact all you could wish for from a holiday cottage. We especially liked the conservatory for meal times morning and evening.The property location was charming too, very near the railway, and with a few super friendly sheep a few doors down, to the right, to visit and fed was a bonus too, to any animal lover. It was really good to be so near the small train station and to be able to catch the train into Canterbury within 6 minutes, it really enhanced our holiday. The village is very small and peaceful, with a lovely riverside walk and green spaces, plus a small but adequate village shop. Thank you very much for the wonderful welcome basket too, full of lovely essentials and treats.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely welcome pack to greet us."

    Warm and cosy despite frosty mornings. Stayed twice last year and back again later this year. So convenient for station and bus stop just outside too. You wouldn't even need to use the car if you didn't want to. Tried the local pub for our treat night and that was gorgeous, especially the homemade lemon meringue cheesecake! Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jan 2020

  • "Brionny was there at agreed time to welcome us and give a quick guide to the facilities."

    There was a very nice welcome pack of goodies. We would certainly stay at Apsley Cottage again

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "The peaceful setting, the friendly neighbourhood, fantastic welcome basket and great train links Brionny was a fantastic host and a great help."

    We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great place to stay for exploring Kent made very welcome on arrival lovely welcome gift pack"

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2019

  • "Location was excellent."

    .near the train for Canterbury and in easy reach of the coast and other places of interest.

    Reviewed by Val4.7Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is in an ideal location."

    For local amenities and for using as a base to travel around Kent. With Rail and bus routes right on your doorstep and spacious parking outside for your car.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jul 2019

  • "The location was excellent as well as the facilities of the cottage"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2019

  • "The property was lovely, cosy, close to Canterbury and good travel links."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in nice village."

    ..would love to return some time

    Reviewed by Brian4.7May 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful Kentish village."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2019

  • "Wonderfully cosy and well-equipped cottage with a much appreciated warm welcome from the owner."

    Chartham village is an ideal location for walking, there are footpaths and bridle paths everywhere. As there's a train station in the village you can do any number of fantastic linear walks or pop into Canterbury (under 10 minutes), without having to take the car. The village pub does good food and the village store is open until about 9 which was handy when coming back from a long walk. Fantastic holiday!

    Reviewed by Judy5.0May 2019

  • "Soft seating as well as dining chairs in the conservatory would have been appreciated as would the availability of a sun umbrella in the garden."

    Reviewed by Ken4.7Apr 2019

  • "Had a great time in this cottage!"


    Reviewed by Frederick4.7Feb 2019

  • "We loved the welcome pack that Brionny had provided - those little extras are real treats."

    The cottage was warm and cosy with books, dvds and games for those who want to chill out. The cottage is literally a minute away from the train station by foot but the trains did not disturb our break at all and, as I was working in Ashford, I could use the train and my husband had the car if he needed it. The bus stop is literally at the end of the drive so this is an ideal location if you want to soak up Kent without the hassle of driving. We have already booked again for March and will certainly use again, particularly if we are visiting in the autumn and winter. Lovely little place.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jan 2019

  • "What a great location for exploring Kent."

    Right next to the railway station giving easy access to Canterbury just 5 minutes away. Great local hospitable pub, and a great level walk into Canterbury following the river.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2018

  • "Cosy cottage, friendly owner, practical welcome basket, friendly neighbours, well stocked village shop selling local produce, efficient public transport."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2018

  • "We have been to Aspley cottage 3 times and we've always enjoyed it."

    We love the little village of Chartham and the cottage is so beautiful and homely. We also love seeing the animals in the friendly neighbours adjoining fields. The goats, sheep and hens and geese are so adorable and are lovely to watch. Train and bus transport on your doorstep means easy access to many lovely places. It really is an ideal place to visit.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage is nicely kitted out, we really appreciated throws, lovely old books about Kent and the OS maps."

    Huge amount of things to see and do in every direction and lovely walks around the village. We appreciated the larder basics and the welcome pack and thoroughly enjoyed our week. Our first return visit to Kent after many years and had forgotten the beauty of the villages, Chartham certainly made a perfect base for exploring.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, very well appointed, trains and buses almost at the door, we left the car at home."

    Very comfortable, nice and warm to come home to. very welcome basket of goodies and essentials , really thoughtful

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2018

  • "From the booking to the check out my husband and I had a wonderful Christmas break at the cottage."

    It was our second year in a row and we wouldn't hesitate to book again. The cottage is in a perfect location. Close to the railway so you can park the car on the drive and leave it there until your return home. The welcome food basket was a lovely touch. The owners are a delight and take you on a tour on your arrival. It's a wonderful, comfortable place to stay. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Dec 2017

  • "The cottage has everything you could want ,beautifully decorated and fully ..."

    The cottage has everything you could want ,beautifully decorated and fully equipped ,great travel links to Canterbury a lovely conservatory for your breakfast and nice garden with views of the neighbors sheep we would love to return

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Dec 2017

  • "This was one of the nicest cottages we have ever stayed in."

    It was so well situated for everywhere we wanted to visit. Altogether, a terrific holiday. We would not hesitate in booking it again and will highly recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2017

  • "3 Apsley cottage was all we had hoped for ,a warm welcome from the owner ,perfect location short train journey to Canterbury pleasant local pub with good food , we would highly recommend this property."

    Reviewed by Derrick5.0Aug 2017

  • "We very much appreciated the food basket provided and care and attention given into putting up christmas decorations by the owners."

    The property is extremely close to good transport and in a beautiful spot in the south downs.

    Reviewed by Christine4.6Dec 2016

  • "Beautiful cottage, perfectly situated for exploring Kent by road or train."

    Lovely welcome basket thoughfully left by the owners. Hope to come back next winter.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2016

  • "Very easy to find the cottage and everything was at hand with lots of information on places to visit."

    Close to the station so no problem getting into Canterbury and beyond. Very enjoyable break and recommended.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.2Sep 2016

  • "The 3 Apsley cottage was really a nice cottage."

    It was very clean and the welcome basket was just so nice. The location was really great and there was so much to see in that area. Having the train so close was a plus and we did use the train to visit Canterbury so we did not have to bother with parking. Also, the Artichoke pub, that Brionny recommended, had some of the best food, especially my steak pie.

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Sep 2016

  • "Well, the photo's of the propperty made us curius."

    But when we in the cottage, we experienced the whole atmospheer ourself. And that was excieting. Mrs Brady gave us a warm welcome and told us everything about the house and the village. We feld immidiatly at home. No problem if you wish to publish our feedback, but please make sure it is in propper English:)

    Reviewed by Johan5.0Aug 2016

  • "We were very satisfied with the welcome and subsequent help we received from the owner when we reported a problem with a water leak in the kitchen."

    She responded very quickly and sorted the problem for us while were out. She also kindly left me some flowers for our inconvenience.

    Reviewed by Peter4.8Aug 2016

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  • One double bedroom with en-suite roll-top bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Small storage room on first floor with access to bathroom.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Front shingle garden
  • Enclosed lawn and patio garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 mins walk, pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: There is a railway level crossing less than 100 yards from this property and a local railway station within 5 mins walk
  • Note: There are 3 steps at the cottage entrance
  • Note: Due to the age of the cottage, the stairs are quite steep, property may not be suitable for people with walking difficulties
  • Note: No children
  • Note: This property can only accept booking with a Friday Arrival day.

The property

This delightful terraced cottage is situated in the Kent village of Chartham, only a short distance from Canterbury.

This 19th century railwayman's cottage has been lovingly restored and beautifully furnished with lots of wooden furniture to reflect the Victorian period, including the cupboards in the kitchen.

With one large, attractive double bedroom and views over the well-established rear garden, along with fields where sheep and goats graze, this Chartham cottage is the perfect choice for couples looking for a romantic break.

The sunny bedroom also benefits from an en-suite bathroom, complete with a roll-top, claw foot bath; just the place for a long soak after a day exploring Canterbury, which is only three miles away.

The sitting room is warm and cosy at any time of year, with its woodburner to relax in front of, or guests can enjoy dinner with a glass of wine or two and watch the evening sun disappear over the garden through the French doors.

To explore Kent, this Chartham cottage is in the perfect location, with road and rail links close by, in fact the railway station is just a five minute walk away, and you can be in the heart of Canterbury before you know it, and without having to take the car!

Alternatively, guests could choose to walk or cycle along the Stour Valley Walk which follows the river from Chartham all the way into Canterbury, followed by a visit to Canterbury Cathedral after lunch, a trip down the river and then can enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants, before taking your seats at the theatre in the evening.

However you choose to spend your days, this charming Chartham cottage is a wonderful place to return to.

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About the location


Canterbury 3 miles; Chilham 3 miles; Ashford 8 miles; Whitstable 10 miles; Dover 18 miles.

Located on the Great Stour River and within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the pretty village of Chartham is perfectly situated for visitors looking to explore the countryside and towns in north Kent. Set halfway between Canterbury to the east and Chilham to the west and only a short distance to the A28, Chartham has always been a popular place to stay. Village life is thriving in this Kent village, with a Farmers’ Market held every Thursday in the village hall. Here you can find local produce, from homemade bread to freshly laid eggs, this is just the place to gather the things you need for a truly locally sourced picnic! The village green is the heart of the village, along with the listed 15th century timber-framed public house and the 13th century Saxon church famed for its bells and brasses. Events are arranged every month by the residents and guests can find out more by strolling down to the local shop where the ‘Parish Magazine’ can be found. The beautiful village of Chilham is only 3 miles away and many will recognise it from such TV programmes as ‘Miss Marple’ or the film ‘Emma’, along with many other films and TV programmes. The village has cobbled, quaint streets and 18th century pubs and is a lovely place and defiantly worth a visit, not many Kent villages can boast their own Castle, but Chilham can! With Chartham having its own railway station, travelling around Kent without a car is not a problem to visitors here! In just a few minutes you can be in Canterbury without worry of parking the car. There are also rail links to London and Ashford, so why not come to Chartham and start to really explore this lovely part of Kent?

Note: No children.

Note: This property can only accept booking with a Friday Arrival day.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas