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Little Pontus

(Ref. 1070677)

Molash near Challock, Kent Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing stay, Shari was a fantastic host and made us feel very welcome."

    We loved our stay and would definitely recommend to anyone, hopefully we’re back soon!

    Reviewed by Eashan5.0Apr 2024

  • "We enjoyed a fabulous week staying at Little Pontus This is truly a gem of a property, very spacious, warm and beautifully furnished set in amazing gardens."

    Would return in an instant. Thankyou .

    Reviewed by Meirion5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Little Pontus."

    It is warm (even in January) clean and cosy and so comfortable. Our host was lovely and couldn't do enough for us, even providing additional chairs when friends came for lunch. Little Pontus is in a beautiful part of the country and we couldn't recommend it highly enough.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jan 2024

  • "A fabulous holiday let."

    The property is extremely well laid out with everything you require for your stay. All facilities are provided & is exceptionally clean & well presented.

    Reviewed by Shelly5.0Dec 2023

  • "Although undoubtedly a beautiful property in a lovely location, the stay is made by the thoughtfulness of the delightful host."

    It makes such a difference to feel genuinely welcome throughout a break in a holiday property. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is probably in the top 2 of the many properties we’ve stayed in over the years."

    Very spacious yet warm, spotless & tastefully decorated with modern appliances, utensils etc. giving the feeling that it’s a home rather than a holiday let. The extensive grounds are amazing & with total access, perfect for dogs, also being very secure. Best of all it was a delight to meet Shari & Vincent. Would have no hesitation in recommending Little Pontus. Thank you Shari for an amazing week

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2023

  • "Loved everything about this cottage, very clean lovely and spacious, could not ..."

    Loved everything about this cottage, very clean lovely and spacious, could not fault it , Sharon the owner was there if we needed her , and very friendly, there’s lots of very good places to eat around the George in was very good , the stag was very good too very nice friendly staff , we had an Indian in wye about 15 minutes away that was lovely too , definitely going back to this cottage

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2023

  • "A wonderful and relaxing stay with our dog."

    The owner and host was extremely welcoming and made us feel at home in their delightful property which was very stylish, clean, spacious and had all mod cons. Our dog enjoyed her stay too in the enclosed gardens and we have come home feeling thoroughly relaxed and refreshed. We were drawn by reading other people’s comments and feel they are fully deserved - would also highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2023

  • "What an absolutely stunning place to stay, the welcoming shown Shari, Victor and the gorgeous Elsa were secound to none and nothing was too much trouble, we had a fantastic break and we will certainly be back, the place was stunning and immaculate, when we arrived we received a beautiful welcome pack with all local produce and essentials."

    The beautiful gardens are all secure and Poppy, our Golden Retriever had the time of her life playing in the garden with the beautiful Elsa. From the first time we met Shari it was like we had known forever and she certainly is a fantastic Hostess and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much Shari for a fantastic break, see you all soon. Love Simon, Judi & Poppy x

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a beautiful stay we had."

    Shari was so welcoming from the moment we arrived. Nothing was too much trouble. Beautiful property and garden. Lucy our ageing Cocker spaniel loved roaming around the safe and secure garden. Property is a real home from home and very relaxing. Shari was on hand to ensure we had the best holiday we could, even sharing some of her home grown produce which was absolutely delicious. Location ideal to get out and about and see the beautiful county of Kent. Would highly recommend this property and will definately return for future holidays.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent, very comfortable, beautiful, peaceful setting."

    Very friendly host, loved the fresh vegetables and fruit. Everything and more we needed for a restful and enjoyable holiday. Highly recommend Little Pontus.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was an astonishing experience."

    True luxury for a week. The gardens are magnificent - if only we were still able to swim and play tennis!

    Reviewed by James Stephen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful place to have a relaxing holiday."

    Stayed beginning of September, loved the views and peaceful surroundings. We didn’t have a canine companion with us but wouldn’t hesitate another time. Just as the photos on Sykes website - stylish, homely feel, with plenty of space inside and out, and sparkling clean. Short walk across field to The George local pub, for a lovely evening meal midweek. Owner Shari very welcoming as was Elsa the Labrador and friendly cat (sorry didn’t get her name). Hope to stay here again soon.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2023

  • "It was an unforgettable week in our lives."

    If you want to feel Paradise on the planet, visit this incredibly cozy place on Earth. The owner Sharon and Victor of this cottage are hospitable, with an incredibly huge and open heart for people. The crystal cleanliness of the apartment is amazing! We highly recommend and will definitely return to this Paradise of Happiness. With great love and respect to Sharon and Victor Vladimir and Tatiana ❤️

    Reviewed by Tatiana5.0Aug 2023

  • "One of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    Beautifully presented with all the features necessary for a stress free break. The gardens are exceptional. Our host was welcoming and generous.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "A fantastic cottage set in extensive, beautiful grounds."

    It’s even better than depicted in the photographs. Perfectly situated for exploring that part of the country. We couldn’t fault it in any way and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The swimming pool was an added bonus for a quick dip at the end of a hot day. The owner Sharon was the perfect host and was on hand to ensure the holiday went according to plan. We also had the pleasure of meeting her lovely dog, Elsa. It was a wrench to leave at the end of a perfect week! We would have no hesitation in going back and would definitely recommend Little Pontus to anyone looking to stay in this area.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "An absolutely lovely place to stay, very welcoming and great for a dog as the huge garden is completely enclosed."

    The owner is such a lovely person and the whole stay was lovely.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our 2nd holiday at this lovely cottage this year, set in beautiful Kent countryside with great facilities and gardens."

    Gorgeous weather allowed us to make the most of the swimming pool and garden furniture. Shari is the perfect host and welcomed us and our Cockapoo Rosie. I’ve no doubt we will return soon.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a beautiful, elegant, super comfortable, well equipped, absolutely splendid property."

    Everything is of high quality, everything works, spotlessly clean, excellent furniture and fittings throughout including in the wonderful garden which is also spacious and really attractive. The host is perfect. This was our second visit and we certainly plan for it not to be our last. Need we say more!

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in this beautiful part of Kent."

    The cottage and facilities were first class, very clean, very well equipped and beautiful gardens. The owner Sheri was a brilliant host and the welcome food pack was exceptional. The weather was lovely so we made good use of the pool. We have already recommended this delightful property to friends & family. We hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Ita5.0Jun 2023

  • "Amazing cottage and stay - cannot recommend it enough."

    This is the best rental cottage we have stayed in, out of many over the years, and in a lovely peaceful, rural location. The large garden was beautiful and well laid out, from formal areas to lawn and long grassy areas, allowing our dog hours of fun sniffing, playing or lying around, in the safety of being completely enclosed. Elsa, the resident dog, was very friendly and accepting of our dog. The cottage was exceptional - very comfortable, clean and spacious, and with beautiful décor and everything we needed. Shari, the owner, was so friendly, accommodating and generous, making the stay even more delightful. When our dog was too tired to further explore the local beautiful nature reserves on the North Downs, we loved using the tennis court and swimming pool – while the latter is unheated, the cold was unnoticeable after a short brisk swim (the weather was only 15 degrees most of our stay) and it was a great addition to our holiday. We will definitely put Little Pontus back on our visit list as we had such a fabulous time there.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2023

  • "Exellent, fantastic Cottage."

    Everything was amazing and fabulous. Bed super comfortable , and nice. The owners are lovely and helpful. The location is beautiful and peaceful.thank you for everything.

    Reviewed by Veaceslav5.0Jun 2023

  • "Little Pontus is truly the best holiday let we have been to ."

    Everything one needs for a fabulous break beautiful surroundings with swimming pool and for the energetic a tennis court and the grounds are excellent and lastly our appreciation to the owner Sheri so helpful and never stops keeping the grounds in top shape..Thank You Sheri for a most wonderful and peaceful break... Louise & Richard.

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2023

  • "Little Pontus is a great place to stay for many reasons!"

    The cottage itself is immaculately kept, spacious and cosy with very high class fittings and furnishings which add so much to the ambience of the stay, the bed is comfortable and everything is spotlessly clean - it is truly one of the best holiday lets we have stayed in! Little Pontus is dog friendly and what is so brilliant about this is that the very well maintained and extremely large garden is completely fenced allowing our greyhound who has not been off the lead in 5 years completely safe roaming of the grounds- she enjoyed playing and chilling out with the owners dog Elsa! The grounds are reminiscent of a well manicured park with a great deal of thought put into the design and a huge amount of love and passion put into the maintenance, just fabulous. Finally the owner could not have been more accommodating in ensuring everything was good for our stay and showing genuine concern! The fresh flowers and welcome pack was a lovely gesture! Overall a super place to stay and as we have regular visits to relatives in Kent we have already booked our next visit!

    Reviewed by Susie5.0May 2023

  • "Shari was an amazing host and with partner and daughter even took our dog out for a walk - loved having him around and really truly an amazing host."

    If anythin the photos under-delivered what was seen. The grounds are amazing the house too - the loung so much bigger than the photos show

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in the Kent countryside, clean and well equipped."

    Excellent facilities with some lovely walking directly from the cottage. The gardens were stunning and well maintained and we made good use of the tennis court. Shari went above and beyond to make us welcome and our dog Rosie enjoyed playing with Elsa. We will definitely book a return visit.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Mar 2023

  • "Stylish, elegant, warm, comfy, everything we wanted from a holiday cottage in March."

    Shari was very welcoming and helpful and made us feel we were almost her family. We had a lovey stay but regretted the season did not allow us to make full use of the swimming pool, the tennis court and the beautiful garden. Hopefully we return in summer some time. There is plenty to explore nearby, pretty towns and villages, nice countryside for walks and bike rides and more.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Mar 2023

  • "Lovely and very comfortable accommodation for 2 people in a quiet rural location."

    Owner was very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay and Elsa, the dog, was a lovely and generous playmate for our own dog.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Nov 2022

  • "Little Pontus is the perfect place to stay, we had a really lovely week."

    There was everything we needed and more for the most comfortable holiday, the annex is beautifully furnished, and the owner and family were very kind and thoughtful, it's definitely one of the best places we've had the pleasure of staying.

    Reviewed by Ivan5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely holiday home with a host who cannot do enough to ensure you enjoy your stay."

    . Very quiet location with good nearby pubs and farm shop.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2022

  • "We have just returned from a glorious week spent in this property located in the heart of Kent’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ."

    This cottage is beautifully presented with everything you could need for a perfect holiday . It is a real home from home but with a touch of elegance reflected in the exquisite attention to detail in the furnishings and high end linens. The location is perfectly placed to enjoy local site-seeing but sufficiently remote to enjoy a quiet idyllic escape to the country . The extensive grounds are perfect for both dogs and humans : our dog loved galloping around the grounds playing with the owner’s dog, whilst we had full access to the swimming pool and tennis court . This is the most beautiful home which caters for the most discerning travellers who wish to explore the beauty of Kent , enjoy a day by the pool or simply just want to cosy up and chill out by reviewing the books, games and movies available here. Shari and her family are the perfect most gracious hosts, going above and beyond to ensure that guests have the best holiday experience. We highly recommend this property and will look forward to returning in the future .

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Jul 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Little Pontus Beautiful gardens very relaxing, comfortable garden furniture to enjoy the garden & pool on sunny days didn't want to leave Inside little Pontus it was so luxurious decor & furnishings were so tastefully done everything had been so thoughtfully done."

    As for the Host Shari she went above & beyond to ensure we had everything we needed we would like to thank her so much for making our holiday so enjoyable we would definitely recommend a most enjoyable stay at Little Pontus

    Reviewed by M5.0Jul 2022

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Summary

  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • Smart TV with Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Private garden with lawn
  • Shared garden with lawn, patio, furniture, unheated swimming pool, tennis court, barbecue and vegetable patch
  • Bike storage
  • One well-behaved pet is welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 0.9 miles
  • Note: This is an annexe on the owner's property, who has a dog and cat
  • Please note: tennis racquets and balls available upon request
  • Note: The unheated swimming pool is only available between May and September
  • Note: Access to the property and bike storage will be made through a key box
  • Note: Only 'babes in arms' are accepted

The property

Challock 1.6 miles.

Little Pontus is a quaint, annexe cottage settled in Molash near Challock, Kent.

Sitting within the Kent Downs AONB and surrounded by countryside, this pet-friendly cottage offers two guests a peaceful getaway with a beautifully furnished interior and a large, shared garden to enjoy a swimming pool and tennis court.

You'll find off-road parking on arrival as you walk through the garden and to the cottage entrance.

Inside, the contemporary kitchen/diner is fully equipped for home cooking and keeping your walking gear fresh, thanks to the integrated washing machine.

Serve romantic dinners at the table for two, or perhaps you'd prefer dining al fresco in the garden?

Although shared with the owner, guests are welcome to make use of the large, beautiful garden, whether that's cooking dinner on the barbecue, swimming in the outdoor unheated pool, playing tennis on the court, and wandering the fields beyond.

You can visit the greenhouses and pick from the vegetable patch with gardening gloves and tools provided.

Little Pontus also has a private, lawned garden just for guests with a shed to store bikes and walking equipment.

If you're visiting during the colder months, retreat to the light and welcoming sitting room with a sumptuous corner sofa, woodburning stove, and Smart TV with Sky for entertainment; musical guests are welcome to practise on the piano, too!

Climb the stairs to find a thoughtfully furnished, king-size bedroom with views of the idyllic gardens and white wooden furnishings.

In the mornings, freshen up in your en-suite shower room with a spacious walk-in shower to energise your day.

Little Pontus is a great base to explore Kent Downs AONB with walking and cycling paths from your doorstep, as well as traditional country pubs to take a break from the kitchen, such as The George Inn, The Halfway House in Challock, and The Wagon & Horses.

There are a range of attractions to visit in the Downs with Bluebell forest, Belmont House and Gardens, and Doddington Place Gardens at a Victorian Mansion.

Be sure to visit the picturesque Chilham with an ancient Castle offering tours and open days, or head to the Wye Downs nature reserve for scenic walks.

For a change of pace, head to the town of Ashford with restaurants ranging from Italian at Amici to Nepalese at Everest Inn Ashford, along with the Godinton House & Gardens, and Conningbrook Lakes Country Park.

Further afield, you'll find Faversham, the cathedral city of Canterbury, and the seaside town of Whitstable with lovely, shingle beaches.

For a romantic cottage in Kent, look no further than Little Pontus.

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

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About the location

CHALLOCK

Ashford 7.1 miles; Faversham 7.5 miles; Canterbury 11.5 miles

Challock is a large, mostly wooded village resting between Ashford and Faversham, Kent. The village rests in the beautiful Kent Downs AONB, close to one of the highest points on the North Downs, and offers a choice of idyllic walks nearby including Bluebell Forest and Kings Wood. Dining options include The Halfway House serving traditional pub fare, the popular George Inn in Molash, and The Wagon & Horses just outside Challock, while you can stock up on essentials at The Barn Shop. Just outside of the village lies Chilham, home to the ancient Chilham Castle, as well as Throwley where you'll find Faversham Golf Club. The bustling town of Ashford is close by where you can find further attractions and amenities, including a range of restaurants, pubs and cafes, as well as Conningbrook Lakes Country Park and Godinton House & Gardens.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas