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Gingerbread Cottage

Canterbury, Kent (Ref. 1087113)


(8 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Public feedback: Lovely stay at a very clean and pretty cottage, extensive floor boarding would suit families with allergies."

    Within easy reach of parks, the river and city centre, but quiet and secluded. We loved the little solar lights outside and the option to entertain in the garden. The manager was friendly and helpful, and checked that we were OK during the visit.

    Reviewed by KJun 2022

  • "Gingerbread Cottage was exactly as descibed on the web and the perfect spot to explore Canterbury and the surrounding country side and towns."

    With the bonus you have a garden to come home to. The cottage is well equiped and cosy. The welcoming cake and drink were a nice touch from Barbra, our host who also immediately sorted out our a the query we had. Allan, Valerie and Rino

    Reviewed by AllanApr 2022

  • "This was a fantastic cottage, the kitchen was particularly well stock for cooking."

    It was fabulously clean and very well maintained. The location was excellent too. What a lovely place to spend a weekend

    Reviewed by SaraMar 2022

  • "Super, gem of a cottage - beautifully presented, comfortable & in a great location."

    The property manager Barbra couldn’t do enough for us - was so accommodating. We were very impressed with the little personal touches & delicious goodies waiting for us on arrival. Would totally recommend staying here. Thank you.

    Reviewed by CarolineFeb 2022

  • "Enjoyed staying at Gingerbread Cottage."

    Weather was really kind to us and we used the cottage as a good base for some lovely walks in and around Canterbury as well as to the coast at Whitstable and Sandwich. The cottage was very well equiped and we felt very comfortable there. The cottage was prepared really well for us by Barbra who was very helpful before and during our stay. Highly recommended for others of similar requirements and interests.

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Gingerbread cottage, the property's character features were lovely and made for a very cost and relaxing cottage stay."

    The cottage is well located and central Canterbury was around a 15 minute walk, with many restaurants and pubs/bars within a short walking distance. We would highly recommend the cottage and will certainly visit again in the near future.

    Reviewed by MarcDec 2021

  • "A beautiful, warm and cosy cottage which has been recently renovated to a high spec and well-equipped with everything that you could need."

    Located a short walk away from the centre of Canterbury on a quiet road. The property manager went out of her way to make us feel truly welcome and at home throughout our stay. Highly recommended - we’ve stayed in many cottages across the UK and this has been one of the most special - a gem of a find!

    Reviewed by SueDec 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Juliet balcony, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with wood-burning stove
  • Gas central heating with under-floor heating on the ground floor and wood- burning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi, Blue Ray DVD player, Sonos Beam Soundbar
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Solid pine cot bed available on request
  • Roadside permit parking available on request at an extra cost with additional unrestricted parking available nearby
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, decked area and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets
  • No smoking/vaping
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of logs for wood-burning stove included in rent
  • All household cleaning products will be provided for your use
  • The number of guests occupying the property should not exceed the number stated on the holiday confirmation
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles.

The property

Idyllically positioned in a peaceful cul-de-sac, in the desirable Saint Dunstan's area of Canterbury, in Kent, rests this contemporary two-bedroom holiday home, Gingerbread Cottage.

Boasting a homely and welcoming interior and enjoying close proximity to a host of amenities and attractions, Gingerbread Cottage makes the perfect place for exploring the delights of this sought-after region.

Park up on the roadside and enter this delightful dwelling through its ‘front’ door, located on the right side of this cleverly designed and inviting home.

The hallway, stylishly adorned with Victorian tiles, leads you into the open-plan living/dining room, where you can look forward to gathering together at the rustic dining table to indulge in the fruits of your labour before snuggling up in front of the glow of the wood-burning stove, or settling down for a movie marathon, courtesy of the Smart TV.

From the snug step into the contemporary kitchen, beautifully appointed with an elegant blue décor and full granite worktops, fitted with a range of fantastic facilities including a handy dishwasher and washing machine.

In the warmer months, carry the conversation outdoors with a sociable seat amongst the greenery of your private garden, a truly tranquil spot to soak in the last of the evening sun with your favourite tipple.

When day draws to night, climb the stairs to the first floor where you'll find the family bathroom and two double bedrooms, each thoughtfully positioned under the vaulted ceiling, providing a wonderfully airy ambiance.

In the morning, kick-start your day with an invigorating rinse in the spacious walk-in shower located on the ground floor, or pour in the bubbles for an indulgent soak in the elegant roll-top bath on the first floor.

Take advantage of your central location and follow the footpath leading into the heart of the bustling city of Canterbury, just a short walk away, where you'll find a host of sights and attractions to keep you entertained, including the medieval ruins of Canterbury Castle, the subterranean Roman history museum, and the oldest cathedral in England, dating back 1400 years.

Canterbury has been a site of pilgrimage since Chaucer’s day and as well as Canterbury Cathedral itself there is St Dunstan, which reputedly houses the head of St Thomas More, and the Roman Catholic Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, where relics of Thomas Becket himself are enshrined.

Gingerbread Cottage is also just a stone's throw away from Canterbury West train station to explore further afield!

Test your survival skills at Escape In The Towers, a thrilling escape room set within Canterbury's former city jail or catch a live performance at The Marlowe Theatre followed by a pint of real ale at Canterbury Tales.

Keep the little ones entertained and come face-to-face with the farmyard animals at Druidstone Park, or travel to the coast of Herne Bay where you can expect thrills aboard the rides on the pier or make a splash at the beach.

Jump in the car and journey to the town of Chatham and treat yourself to a spot of retail therapy at The Pentagon Shopping Centre, immerse yourself in maritime history with a tour of The Historic Dockyard Chatham, or charter a yacht and sail along the waters of the River Medway.

The cottage is well situated for a visit to the North Downs, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where you'll find a plethora of walking, hiking and cycling trails, leading you through rolling hills, open moorland and deep valleys.

With all of this and more, choose Gingerbread Cottage as your base to tour the hidden gems of Kent.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Whitstable 6 miles; Herne Bay 9 miles.

Dominating the city skyline, the cathedral at Canterbury is the oldest in England, and along with the castle and quaint cobbled streets, draws visitors back time and again to its history, heritage and culture. Cosmopolitan restaurants, vibrant nightclubs and traditional pubs perch along the main streets or down narrow lanes, along with both high street shops and independent retailers. Travelling by foot is an excellent way of exploring the city, with walking trails and guided walks allowing visitors to discover winding streets and hidden corners, all with their own unique identity. By taking a boat trip along the River Stour, you can appreciate Canterbury's historic architecture and enjoy outstanding scenic views. From the frequent fairs and festivals to tempting food and drink events, Canterbury offers something for everyone throughout the year. For those wishing to enjoy the sea, Herne Bay and Whitstable are less than 8 miles away, while the attractions of inland Kent can also be easily reached.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas