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Badger View

Culverstone Green near Chatham, Kent (Ref. 946987)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "We’ve had the most magical time at Badger View, Gary and Lucy you are the most giving people, we’ve loved sharing your animals with you, to get up in the morning to watch all the wildlife have been lovely and to have our daily visits from Bob has just been fabulous."

    If you are an animal lover Badger view is a must, ideally situated for many of The National Trust properties too.

    Reviewed by SharonApr 2022

  • "We had a really enjoyable stay."

    the setting was perfect Gary and Lucy couldn't have been nicer very knowledgeable and welcoming. This was a great stay for us. Missing the morning workout with Bob already!!!

    Reviewed by JacquelineApr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Badgers View, amazing hosts, we are going to miss our furry (and feathered) friends!"

    Great location for visiting all the sights in the area. Would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "The whole ezperience was amazingly wonderful with good vibes all round , the hosts where very accommerdating making our stay very welcoming."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by GeorgeAug 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic enjoyed every minute,perfect hosts and setting,great ..."

    Absolutely fantastic enjoyed every minute,perfect hosts and setting,great flocation for day trips ,saw all we expected to and more ,Thankyou both for a brilliant holiday (and give our love to my little furry friends )

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2021

  • "Beautiful peaceful setting and surroundings full of wildlife and animals to watch and play with."

    Attentive, friendly and very helpful hosts. We couldn’t have been looked after better. Can highly recommend and would return in the future. Had a lovely stay and there was plenty to see and do in Kent.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2021

  • "Very warm & welcoming hosts, great stay."

    Will miss Bob (their Dog)!

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "Badger view is set in the owners vast wooded garden,it is a perfect place for a peaceful holiday."

    There is a great road network for exploring Kent,and everywhere is easily accessible.Gary and Lucy are perfect hosts and their dogs Bobby and Jess are really playful,they also have 3 Shetland ponies which graze on the grass outside of the accommodation.This is a nature lovers dream,with squirrels and the resident fox also making frequent appearances.I would highly recommend a holiday here.

    Reviewed by StuartJun 2021

  • "We had a great stay at Badger View and were made to feel very welcome."

    A lovely setting, thoroughly enjoyed watching the wildlife - wasn’t expecting to see foxes so close up! A very well equipped property in a good central location. Would highly recommend Badger View.

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2020

  • "We have just returned from a fabulous weeks stay at Badgers View."

    Everything was spotlessly clean and very very well equipped. Gary and Lucy are lovely friendly hosts who are there if needed, but left us to enjoy their cottage, and garden in the beautiful sunshine. Fabulous weather all week. Loved watching the birds, chickens, ponies, and the crafty foxes that occasionally visited the garden. Our first time here but definitely not our last We had the very best of holidays. Thank you Gary and Lucy for your cute little cottage And kindness.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth AnnSep 2020

  • "Badgers View in its woodland setting is the perfect place to retreat to."

    The accommodation is small but ideal for two, everything you need is provided. What makes it special are the lovely owners, Gary and Lucy and their animals (ponies, dogs, cats, koi carp) and the wildlife that live there. You can appreciate the animals with none of the hard work. Will definitely return!

    Reviewed by CaroleAug 2020

  • "The property was exceptional as were the hosts nothing was too much bother, fantastic base for touring around the area."

    The property has its own sanctuary for waifs and strays, 2 sheep dogs, 3 small ponies, chickens, a cat and several rescued foxs living in attached woodland area. All in all a fantastic holiday and would highly recommend this property for a chilling holiday.

    Reviewed by KenAug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic four day break Lucy and Gary are great hosts nothing is to much trouble for them ."

    The cottage is very clean and comfortable everything you need weather not great but hope to go back in the new year when the weather will show how lovely it is there.they have three Shetland ponies and to dogs to keep you occupied can’t wait to go back .

    Reviewed by GaryNov 2019

  • "I loved the location and the setting of the accommodation."

    Reviewed by KathrynOct 2019

  • "Such a lovely tranquil setting overlooking a pretty woodland garden."

    We loved the wildlife, foxes on the lawn, squirrels and birds, and of-course the owners hilarious miniature Shetland Ponies who came to visit everyday hoping for carrots! The cottage has everything including a DVD and large library of films which is not in the description. Only thing to watch out for is the private lane leading to the owners property is full of deep pot holes so don't arrive in the dark or you could damage your car. Had to drag ourselves away, hoping to return.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2019

  • "A lovely cottage set in a beautiful location."

    Gary and Lucy are lovely hosts that made us feel welcome and went out of their way to help us when we had problems with our car nothing was to much for them a big thank you to them both. The cottage is well equipped and met all our needs with great views into the garden where there is plenty of wildlife to watch.The setting is very tranquil and relaxing and we enjoyed the visits from their dogs and ponies. It is within easy reach of tourist attractions and there is plenty to see and do. We would recommend a stay here to our family and friends.

    Reviewed by HeatherOct 2019

  • "Gary and Lucy made us feel very welcome they were great hosts."

    We were very warm and comfortable and had a great week.

    Reviewed by GeorgeSep 2019

  • "What wonderful hosts Lucy and Gary were, they were lovely, warm, friendly people, and particularly the two friendly border collies Jess and Bob, so obedient and also affectionate."

    The house was very welcoming, spotless clean and very comfortable in the most beautiful location to either stay in or go out. The house was well provided for as we love to cook, all the crockery and cutlery you needed was available. There is so much to see and do here, we are in both NT and EH and for this you are very well provided for. The scenery around about is pretty and easy to get to places with good roads. We also visited Canterbury a place we have wanted to visit for many years and it lived up to its expectations, beautiful. Thank you so much for all being lovely we will be back to what felt like our little oasis in the clearing of the woods. Kind wishes ti you both hope to see you again Kath and Paul XX

    Reviewed by Paul SAug 2019

  • "Great holiday accommodation in a fabulous location with the best hosts."

    Numerous National Trust properties and other places of interest in the area, as well as good walks and plenty of country pubs, serving good food. We were lucky enough to see a badger and enjoyed the company of all the other animals. Will definitely return soon.

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2019

  • "Lovely week."

    Owners were extremely friendly and helpful. Great location. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by PaulaJul 2019

  • "Gary and Lucy were wonderful hosts, most helpful, without intrusion."

    Their two dogs Bobby and Jess, 3 Shetland ponies, rescued chickens, squirrels and the regularly visiting foxes were a joy to see each day. Bobby, sometimes accompanied by Jess, visited each morning to have his ball, stick or pine cone, thrown across the lawn, which he duly retrieved and nosed towards you for another go. The accommodation lacked nothing that we could have wanted, and a regular walk through the owners adjoining woodland was much appreciated. So quiet with only the sound of birdsong to break the silence. Within 20 miles are numerous places we visited, , Chartwell (Churchill’s home), Ightam Mote, Chatham Dockyard museum, Upnor Castle, Leeds Castle and Knowle Castle all worth a visit. Our week there was over too soon and we wish them every success.

    Reviewed by GeoffJun 2019

  • "Will be rebooking."

    Lovely welcome from the owners and such a beautiful setting. Very well equipped cottage.

    Reviewed by RolandJun 2019

  • "Everything was perfect ."

    We had perfect weather .a great place to stay if you like peace full surroundings .loved the dogs .loved watching the wildlife.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "Fantastic friendly owners, lovely location, would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2019

  • "A lovely chalet in a lovely setting."

    Well equipped, clean and comfortable. Helpful owners. Convenient for main roads to get around. Large Spar shop and petrol close by. An ideal retreat for 2 people.

    Reviewed by RuthMar 2019

  • "Beautifully located lodge equipped with everything we could have wanted."

    The lodge was spotlessly clean and very cosy. Gary and Lucy made us very welcome and kept us supplied with fresh eggs from their chickens. The grounds of the main house are a haven for wildlife and we enjoyed watching the foxes, squirrels and birds from our patio doors. The area is great for visiting the numerous National Trust properties nearby, our favourite being Igtham Mote which is spectacularly beautiful. Nearby towns of Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Rochester and Whitstable are charming and well worth a visit. Ian & Lynn - Derbyshire

    Reviewed by LynnOct 2018

  • "Lovely peaceful setting, comfortable well equipped accommodation."

    Ideal location for walking and exploring, plenty of historical and National Trust places to visit. Gary and Lucy great hosts, friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Look out for the wildlife especially the foxes playing morning and evening

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2018

  • ".badgers view is a perfect place to have a relaxing break and to observe nature.The grounds are perfect for roaming around and we were encouraged to do so by our perfect hosts Gary and Lucy"

    . We hope to return in the future as it was a very successful Autumn break .

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2018

  • "Best accommodation so far."

    Comfortable and relaxing in spacious surroundings. Very friendly and caring owners.

    Reviewed by KennethSep 2018

  • "A great place to stay; very peaceful and quiet, squirrels and foxes moving about in the trees."

    The hosts were really fantastic people, helpful and friendly. There were lots of interesting places to see nearby. Marvelous estates like Penshurst Place, Ever Castle, Knole Park, Ightham Mote, Scotty Castle are really worthwhile visiting, beautiful gardens and mansions. Not to forget interesting towns like Rochester. All in all we had a great time and we would like to thank Lucy and Gary and their two lovely dogs.

    Reviewed by LambertJun 2018

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    The grounds are beautiful, tranquil setting with lots of wildlife to amuse us. The owners are delightful & extremely helpful. Location is good, close to rail & bus services, great pubs. We feel the photo of Badger's View on Sykes web & booking site does not do the cottage justice, it is much prettier than the current photo depicts.

    Reviewed by MervynMay 2018

  • "This cottage is like Mary Poppins."

    ..practically perfect in every way. It is decorated, furnished and equipped to an extremely high standard and in an idyllic location. Gary and Lucy could not have made us feel more welcome and we are missing Bobby and Jess already! You will never tire of watching the wildlife in the beautiful garden and the tranquilty of the surroundings is so relaxing. Add to all this the many excellent pubs only 10 minutes away in whatever direction you choose to go and you have got yourself the most wonderful holiday. We will most certainly be back.

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2018

  • "We have had a lovely holiday at Badger View."

    Gary and Lucy are perfect hosts and so friendly and their lovely garden filled with wildlife that keep you gazing for hours! Not forgetting their two lovely dogs who are such fun. There are so many lovely places to visit and being RHS and NT members we have visited Sissinghurst, Hyde Hall, Chartwell, Emmetts Gardens, Ightham Mote and Wisley and lovely Biddenden vineyard. We even managed to find time for a game of Bowls at Borough Green and the club made us most welcome. Woodlands garden centre is a must, a great independent garden centre with a restaurant - Twig and Spoon for fabulous food. You may need to book! Although we have done so much on our holiday we have left plenty more for a return visit. Looking forward to seeing you both again soon.

    Reviewed by CarolineMay 2018

  • "Badgers view is 100% perfect Gary and Lucy the owners are so friendly and helpful."

    The two dogs are delightful. The grounds are gorgeous it is a little bit of paradise on earth, with the added bonus of wildlife. We will visit again when possible.

    Reviewed by DianeApr 2018

  • "The cottage was cosy and comfortable."

    We were snowbound for two days. This wasn't a problem as we were constantly entertained by the antics of the squirrels, foxes and magpies. Gary and Lucy are excellent hosts, and they made us feel so welcome. The cottage is ideally situated for viewing a number of National Trust Properties, Leeds Castle,and Hever Castle. The local Spar shop is more than adaquate for stocking up on essentials items, and is within easy walking distance. We will definitely visit again...... in the Summer .... hopefully.

    Reviewed by LouiseMar 2018

  • "A very enjoyable relaxing location with friendly helpful hosts."

    Nothing was too much trouble and we loved our stay and would love to come back in the spring or summer.

    Reviewed by MandiFeb 2018

  • "If you like wildlife - you'll love this."

    Very quiet and peaceful. The accommodation was very well equipped, clean and comfortable. Hosts were very friendly and ready to assist.

    Reviewed by RoySep 2017

  • "It was the best ever cottage we have booked and hope to have the same results with others."

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2017

  • "This cottage is in a perfect location."

    Set it beautiful surroundings. Owners were very welcoming and very helpful with ideas of where to go and things to do.

    Reviewed by SueJul 2017

  • "We had a wonderfully time at badges view ,."

    ,,Gary and Lucy were a lovely friendly couple and very helpfully'

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2017

  • "Brilliant place to stay,and as well really lovely owners :) really lovely place"

    Reviewed by AiridasMar 2017

  • "We had a perfect stay."

    Mr Carter and his wife were really lovely people. They couldn't have done any more to make us feel welcome . The property was beautiful. They even gave us advice about great places to eat out as it was my birthday while we were away. Cannot recommend them highly enough.

    Reviewed by JanetMar 2017

  • "The owners Gary & Lucy were very welcoming & helpful."

    The accommodation & grounds were great. It was lovely to watch all the wildlife. There was plenty to see & do in the area. We had a nice time visiting Leeds castle, Dover castle, & Chatham dockyard,

    Reviewed by AmandaMar 2017

  • "This was a wonderful choice: A very comfortable home away, nicely planned and decorated, and with everything we needed on hand."

    There are lovely surroundings with woodland and wildlife offering interest and beauty, but there is no sense of isolation, as there are many tourist destinations and metropolitan facilities in easy reach. The owners are excellent hosts with just the right balance of concern for our wellbeing, and respect for privacy, We loved their two beautiful dogs, as well as the fresh-laid eggs provided from their chickens, and really enjoyed the peaceful environment they had created within the large grounds of their property. We found the whole experience immensely relaxing and restoring and would unhesitatingly recommend this holiday let to all.

    Reviewed by JanferieDec 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Electric warm air and air-conditioning
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, radio, Superfast broadband, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private raised decked terrace with furniture
  • Use of part of owners' extensive grounds and woodland
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: This cottage does not accept children under 12 years of age
  • Note: The owners' have 2 very friendly dogs
  • Note: There is a step up into the sitting room from garden and a step between the sitting room and kitchen, and the decked area is raised and there are steps up to the path.

The property

Culverstone Green 2.8 miles.

This delightful, detached lodge is situated in the grounds of the owner's home, close to the village of Culverstone Green in Kent.

Rich in local wildlife and the perfect getaway for animal lovers, the lodge is perfect for getting away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives whether it's for a romantic weekend for two, or a long holiday with plenty of fresh air and country walks.

You enter through French doors into a light and welcoming sitting room with splendid views over lawn and trees, just the place to snuggle up together and enjoy a film or just relax in each other’s company.

The dining area is perfectly situated so a cosy dinner for two can be unhurried and enjoyed to its fullest while still taking in the vista.

You reach the well-equipped kitchen down one step where there is everything you will need, whether you are creating a delicious dinner with romance in mind, or just a mid-day snack before setting off for a country walk or cycle ride.

From the kitchen you enter into the spacious double bedroom complete with en-suite shower room and French doors out onto your private decked area, perfect for sitting together and planning an exciting day out over morning coffee, or reflecting on a day filled with walks and wildlife over a glass of wine looking into the woods beyond.

Whatever the weather outside, this lodge will be at the perfect temperature, as at the flick of a switch, the warm air changes to air conditioning and the temperature drops, so no need for restless nights’ sleep when the temperature rises.

The owners have taken great care to offer guests as much privacy as possible with carefully positioned screening so only the owner's two friendly dogs may make an uninvited appearance!

With free roaming wildlife, flora and fauna surrounding this lovely lodge and with private woods to walk in, this is a vacation to be enjoyed at any time of the year.

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About the location


Sevenoaks 11.5 miles; Chatham 18 miles.

The village of Culverstone Green virtually joins the village of Meopham, which is the longest village in Kent, and both offer a good choice of local amenities. This area of Kent is an ideal location from which to explore the Medway and its towns. Rochester has the tallest castle in England, a beautiful cathedral and Guildhall museum. Chatham offers Upnor Castle sitting on the river banks, and the historic dockyard, with fascinating maritime heritage attractions, where you can climb aboard 3 historic war ships, visit galleries and museums with information from days of Spanish Armada to more recent dates. The area also enjoys several nature reserves, country parks, National Trust and English Heritage properties, Brands Hatch racing circuit and other sports and leisure attractions to suit all ages. Within easy travelling distance you can explore the cosmopolitan cathedral city of Canterbury. Or for the more adventurous, why not try a day trip over to France, with Ebbsfleet Station just ten miles away? The shopping centres of Bluewater (8 miles) and Lakeside (17 miles) are within driving distance and the attractions of London are a half hour train ride away.

Region Information

Note: This cottage does not accept children under 12 years of age.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
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