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Ella's Loft

Godmersham near Chilham, Kent (Ref. 996542)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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4 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Webb

    “Great location, outstanding facilities.”

    Owners very helpful and friendly nothing too much trouble.

    Owners very helpful and friendly nothing too much trouble.

    - Mrs Webb, October 2020

The property

Chilham 2.5 miles.

A romantic retreat in an idyllic churchyard in the Kent Downs, Ella's Loft has been beautifully converted from a cart barn into this fabulous one bedroom holiday accommodation.

Located in the village of Godmersham, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, near to the village of Chilham and the historic city of Canterbury, Ella's Loft is the ideal base for a couple to begin an exploration of this ancient region, with the Pilgrim's Way providing the perfect starting point.

Once you have parked in the off-road parking space, travel up the decking stairs, past the lovely outdoor furniture and into the loft to be welcomed into the open-plan living space.

A neat layout boasts all you need for a relaxing self-catered break, with a sofa set before the TV, light pouring in from the large windows, a bright colour scheme and a compact, well-equipped kitchen space, including an electric oven and hob, a fridge, and an amazing dishwasher built into the wall to conserve space.

A winged dining table with folding chairs offers a clever space to enjoy a meal for two, or head outside and take advantage of your own private decking space with some alfresco dining, keeping warm in the evening with the outdoor heater.

Delight in a bit of luxury on your holiday by winding down in the hot tub, placed on raised decking; you can admire the lovely countryside setting as the warm waters bubble.

Back inside the loft, you can find a beautiful bathroom, complete with an Aqualisa Smart shower over the large bath.

The lovely bedroom is home to a king-size bed and features more innovative storage, with drawers for your belongings built into the wall, as well as pretty bedding and furnishings.

The charming village of Godmersham, resting in the heart of the Kent Downs, has connections to one of England's favourite novelists, Jane Austen, visited often by the author thanks to her brother Edward who lived at Godmersham Park, it was said she got inspiration for her novels Emma, Pride & Prejudice and Mansfield Park here.

Excellent walks can be enjoyed from your doorstep, making use of the country lanes, the North Downs Way and the Pilgrims Way enjoying the beautiful natural scenery along the way.

Visit the incredible historic city of Canterbury to see the amazing Canterbury Cathedral, famous for its shrine of medieval archbishop Thomas Beckett, see the award-winning Canterbury Tales attraction, where Chaucer's medieval England has been recreated bringing you the sights, sounds, and smells of history, and enjoy a fun day at Howletts Wild Animal Park, which has exotic and endangered species including gorillas, lions and tigers.

One of the best ways to see this pilgrimage destination is via the water, take a seat in a classic hand-built punt on the River Stour, with guided tours explaining the history as you go, you can take in the city scenery.

Ella's Loft is a fabulous romantic escape in the Kent Downs.


  • All first-floor
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed
  • Eco heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Decking with seating, outdoor heater and hot tub
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.7 miles, pub 2.6 miles
  • Note: This property is accessed via a decked staircase so is not suitable for those with mobility issues, please consider when booking

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About the location


Canterbury 6.8 miles; Ashford 8.7 miles; Folkestone 21.5 miles.

Chilham is a beautiful village resting just within the borders of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Beauty, just a stone's throw from the historic cathedral city of Canterbury. Savour the delights of the quaint tearooms and traditional inns, walk through the medieval square, which lies on the famous Pilgrim's Way, and discover the magnificent castle set in beautiful landscaped gardens and parkland. Try the homemade cider from Badgers Hill Farm and Cidery, with a great range of locally sourced produce, tearooms in the glasshouse and a chance to meet the animals in the orchards. Discover the amazing World Heritage Sites in the cathedral city of Canterbury, one of Europe's great places of pilgrimage, you can take a punt on the river, find secret gardens, and get lost in literary history. As well as having the whole of the Kent Downs on your doorstep, Chilham makes a perfect place to enjoy a break in Kent.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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