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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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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Hot tub
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "The loft was absolutely stunning!"

    The hosts were lovely and the hot tub was the cherry on top. Perfect if you want to completely unwind.

    Reviewed by MargauxJun 2022

  • "We had a great few days here."

    Very relaxing. The hot tub makes it

    Reviewed by JadeJun 2022

  • "A beautiful property tucked away in a lovely quiet lane."

    The welcome from the owners Steve, Sheila and little Ella was lovely as was the yummy welcome pack and the delicious cakes baked by Steve. The property is beautiful although not for the tall. We are only 5’2 and 5’4” but struggled a little with the eaves in the kitchen and bedroom (mind you our joints aren’t that bendy lol). The loft was beautiful, clean and comfortable and the hot tub was a real bonus. It was a great place from which to explore Kent, Leeds castle at Maidstone our favourite. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SueMay 2022

  • "I've stayed here twice now."

    Sheila and Steve are the most welcoming hosts. Nothing is too much trouble. Ella's loft if the perfect getaway.

    Reviewed by LouiseApr 2022

  • "Great property, spotlessly clean, helpful hosts."

    Especially enjoyed the hot tub!

    Reviewed by SimonMar 2022

  • "We received a warm welcome from our hosts."

    The loft is unique and located in a beautiful and peaceful setting. It was incredibly clean and comfortable. Everything we needed was included and no detail was spared. The hot tub was really special. We loved our stay.

    Reviewed by JoanneFeb 2022

  • "Loved every minute of our stay!"

    ! would highly recommend!! Everything was catered for and the quiet, eloquent and discreet setting created an ambiance to feel like we had the perfect private retreat for our short getaway :) The owners were very welcoming and available should we need them :) the only thing missing was the weather… catching the sunset from the hot tub would have capped the whole trip off

    Reviewed by SimonFeb 2022

  • "Beautifully finished property with such good quality finishing touches."

    Really feels like a home from home, cosy and stunning surroundings.

    Reviewed by RubyFeb 2022

  • "A little gem of a place."

    ..thank you.

    Reviewed by SteveJan 2022

  • "Just a great relaxing stay everything there and fantastic owners just need another two weeks !"

    Lovely mince pies x

    Please could you highlight the difference so we can review Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmandaJan 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, it was perfect for a weekend, lovely countryside walk routes."

    Hot tub was amazing and so was the hosts. Overall the place was nice and cosy, really pleased. Thank you very much

    Reviewed by JasmynNov 2021

  • "Good quiet location."

    Excellent hosts. Had a lovely time. Particularly enjoyed the hot tub.

    Reviewed by TimothyOct 2021

  • "There is road noise"

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "What a wonderful little gem in the Kentish countryside."

    We absolutely loved our stay here. Almost in two minds whether to leave a review as the selfish part of me wants to keep this place secret. Located in the beutiful town of Godmersham, Ella's Loft is a great base for either a relaxing weekend away or a week of exploring all the wonders Kent has to offer. Lots of lovely walk or cycling options straight from your doorstep. The hosts Steve and Sheila were wonderfully friendly and accommodating. They invited us for a walk one night and they let us explore grounds of the gorgeous Godmersham Hall with them and their two very lovable dogs. They gave us loads of great recommendations and Steve's baking was something else. The loft itself is very homely and well equipped. It's perfect for a couple. The hot tub is a wonderful luxury we ensured to make the most of during our stay. On our last night we were even lucky enough to see a meteor shower. We will definitely be looking to return in the future.

    Reviewed by VictoriaAug 2021

  • "Wonderful place to escape to, well equipped accommodation with the Hot Tub being the main highlight!"

    The Hosts Sheila & Steve are very welcoming & helpful plus the welcome basket etc was very thoughtful.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "We had a really lovely stay at Ella’s Loft."

    Steve and Shiela were super friendly and welcoming, had lots of great recommendations and the welcome pack with homemade muffins was much appreciated! The loft itself was really well equipped - small but perfectly formed! Hot tub was an absolute treat too. Would recommend!

    Reviewed by JennyAug 2021

  • "Where it situated is a ideal spot for walker’s, and the hot tub was lovely to go in, lovely comfy place."

    Dog friendly

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2021

  • "The place was absolutely lovely, and we arrived to a wonderful welcome pack."

    Steve and Sheila were the perfect hosts, there was nothing that was too much. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by WillJun 2021

  • "The owners were wonderful, friendly and helpful."

    Steve's scones were to die for......

    Reviewed by PatriciaMay 2021

  • "Ellas loft is a fantastic place to stay, will not disappoint"

    Reviewed by CliveMay 2021

  • "This place is lovely, has everything you need for a comfortable stay and the hot tub is bliss!"

    The hosts are most welcoming and helpful too, lots of local knowledge on offer for days out.

    Reviewed by MartynMay 2021

  • "The property met expectations but perhaps shouldn’t be listed for more than a couples weekend."

    Having gone for a girls weekend there was an apparent lack of trust from the owners which added pressure on what was meant to be a retreat. A small issue happened with the hot tub while we were staying, we informed the owners and to which we were greeted with rude and abrupt treatment along with blame for the issue when it had nothing to do with us. It didn’t make the 4 of us comfortable at all and ruined our last night at the property. It is a great property, the listing didn’t mention you were in the owners front garden however which is worth mentioning for future bookings.

    Reviewed by CharlotteMay 2021

  • "My boyfriend and I had the most wonderful break at Ella's Loft."

    Steve and Shirley are fantastic hosts - very kind, generous and helpful. The hot tub was just amazing and being able to sit outside in the evenings with the fire pit and a BBQ in such a beautiful setting was idyllic. The accommodation and bed in particular super comfy and the shower really great. We cannot wait to return!

    Reviewed by BeckiApr 2021

  • "Ella's Loft a cosy retreat!"

    Sheila and Steve have thought of everything that is needed for lovely break. The accommodation is tucked away in the trees and surrounded by lovely parkland suitable for walks. The buses to Canterbury and Ashford are very close by and we had a car "free" break using the public transport or walking. Nearby Chilham has two country pubs both serving food and a pleasant 3 mile walk away. The hot tub was a delightful added bonus and it was surreal listening to the birds whilst enjoying the lovely experience. The hosts were friendly and helpful and provided a delicious welcoming pack.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2020

  • "Great location, outstanding facilities."

    Owners very helpful and friendly nothing too much trouble.

    Reviewed by DebraOct 2020

  • "Sheila and Steve were such brilliant hosts, they made us feel so welcome."

    They catered to every one of our needs to the highest ability. Although we arrived late, we were gifted with an amazing welcome pack with everything we needed to keep us fed until we could go to the shops. The atmosphere of the location was peaceful and relaxing, perfect for enjoying the hotub. However there is still plenty of fun activities available near by. We would strongly recommend Ella’s loft as an amazing getaway. Especially if you’re a dog person, as Sheila and Steve have the cutest and the most well behaved dogs ( Newt and Ralph).

    Reviewed by BrandonSep 2020

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  • 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
  • On no account should dogs be left unattended, at any time and for any time, in the property nor should they be allowed on the sofa bed
  • Please note: This property does not accept stag/hen or similar

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...

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

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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

Please note: This property does not accept stag/hen or similar

Please note: On no account should dogs be left unattended, at any time and for any time, in the property nor should they be allowed on the sofa bed.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas