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Blackbird Cottage

(Ref. 1133229)

Ottinge near Lyminge, Kent Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Blackbird Cottage."

    It is a beautifully designed holiday cottage with a very high quality finish throughout and everything you could need for a relaxing holiday. The whole place was immaculately clean, comfortable and very well equipped. Paul, the host, was very welcoming and helpful. I cannot recommend Blackbird Collage highly enough and we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a wonderful week in Blackbird Cottage, it was the first self catering home we’ve ever completely unpacked during our stay."

    The place was immaculate and didn’t feel like a holiday home. A very well equipped home & kitchen, and a warm welcome from the host. Good rural location for exploring Kent, close enough to fast roads for easy access.

    Reviewed by Thomasina5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely barn conversion."

    Very comfortable and had everything we needed for our weeks stay. Good location for exploring Kent. Would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Mar 2024

  • "A well equipped cottage with lots of character, and a nice outlook onto the garden."

    Well presented and very clean.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jan 2024

  • "Beautifully converted barn in a very convenient location for coast and countryside."

    We thoroughly enjoyed staying in Blackbird Cottage, which is comfortable, well equipped and full of character. We would not hesitate to visit again.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2023

  • "Blackbird Cottage – Ottinge We have had a superb holiday in Blackbird Cottage Ottinge."

    The Cottage, a beautifully restored thatched Barn dating back many Centuries was warm spacious and comfortable with all the kit you need for a great holiday. Although the weather was not at its best we were out every day visiting Dover Castle, the RSPB at Dungeness, the Historic Dockyard at Chatham, the Gin Distillery in Maidstone as well as a day trip to France. We took the Bus to Canterbury for its Christmas market and enjoyed a lovely day in this historic city. The Owner Paul was very helpful and gave us a good briefing on places to go and restaurants in the local area. Thanks Paul, we hope we can return. John, Christine and Christopher

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2023

  • "Simply awesome place , peaceful laid back cottage , full of charm and beauty ."

    Everything you would need was provided , even milk tea coffee and sugar for that cuppa when u arrived . would recommend to all .

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is a superb property."

    Picturesque thatched barn, lovingly rebuilt by the owner. Everything was perfect, from the warm and informative greeting and welcome pack to the facilities and immaculate garden. we hope to return.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage and surroundings are absolutely beautiful; the cottage itself is extremely well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    It is a perfect base for the surrounding countryside and attractions; we would have no hesitation in recommending this property and look forward to staying there again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "This should be a five star accommodation."

    The only fault/observation is the shower unit which is small and difficult to get in and out of Paul and Linda are excellent hosts. Always on hand but not obtrusive. The “Welcome Pack” Is over and above what I would expect and very much appreciated. The garden is just the ideal place to unwind and relax with a glass of wine or cup of tea. Thoroughly recommend Blackbird Cottage.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing hosts, extremely well equipped cottage."

    Comfy beds, lovely linen and towels. Stunning barn conversion and gardens. Didn't want to leave! Can't wait to come back. Highly recommended booking you definitely won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jun 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with electric fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Shared lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 1.1 miles

The property

Lyminge 0.9 miles.

Blackbird Cottage is a magnificent, two-bedroom barn conversion nestled in the hamlet of Ottinge, Kent.

Boasting a character interior with rustic features dating back to the 1600s, Blackbird Cottage offers a wonderful escape for friends and family seeking a break to the South of England.

Spend your down time within the open-plan living space, tastefully furnished with sofas, armchairs, an electric fire and Smart TV, creating a homely ambiance throughout.

Conjure up a feast in the kitchen, making use of the electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and even the washer/dryer, so you can easily keep on top of your laundry.

Find the bedrooms upstairs, offering a double and twin, each with original beams and bedside tables.

Start the morning with a freshen up in the bathroom or shower room before heading out to the communal garden, sipping on a coffee and planning for the day ahead.

Escape the rush of normality with a stay at Blackbird Cottage.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1011492, together sleeping 10 guests.

Ottinge Barns

These two thatched barn conversions sit within peaceful grounds in the hamlet of Ottinge, amidst the scenic county of Kent. Dating back to the 1600s with original features, stained glass windows and oak beams, Ottinge Barns offer superb attention to detail and provide an excellent escape for families and friends looking to explore this idyllic corner of England. The barns share a central courtyard, off-road parking area and a spacious rear garden, yet there is plenty of space for guests to enjoy their own privacy. Internally, the barns offer open-plan living with well-appointed kitchens, dining areas and seating areas with electric fires. Just down the road lies Ottinge Court Farm, an absolute gem of a shop that is open on Wednesday and Saturdays, selling fresh milk, cheese, eggs, yoghurts, and seasonal vegetables. A mile south is the village of Lyminge, offering a convenience store and a pub, the Coach & Horses, whilst a mile north lies Elham, an idyllic village with two further pubs, so there’s several nearby options for when you fancy a pint and some grub. The prosperous town of Hythe is six miles away, offering scenic walks along The Royal Military Canal, rowing boats to hire and a wide promenade overlooking long stretches of beach and views out over the English Channel. Outdoor enthusiasts will also be in their element, thanks to the nearby Brockhill Country Park where you can explore the meadow and the lake, with the opportunity to spot local wildlife. Immerse yourself in the town of Folkestone and take a step back in time at the museum or explore the beautiful Folkestone Harbour, offering a plethora of waterfront restaurants with sea views. Those holidaying with children can hop aboard the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway; or visit the Wingham Wildlife Park. Choose Ottinge Barns for a magnificent break to South East Kent.

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About the location


Folkestone 5 miles; Hythe 6 miles; Canterbury 12 miles; Dover 14 miles; Ashford 15 miles; Ramsgate 21 miles; Whitstable 22 miles.

The village of Lyminge lies in southeast Kent and is only five miles from Folkestone and the Channel Tunnel, on the road passing through the Elham Valley. Lyminge is surrounded by farmland and ancient forests. There is a wide variety of flora and fauna and wildlife in the surrounding area, including badgers, various species of deer and wild boar which are thought to have escaped from farmed populations. It is a thriving village with lots of local shops, a pub serving excellent food which also hosts regular event evenings, a coffee shop, a hairdressers and a library. The parish church is well worth a visit, being the oldest building in the village; it has stood since 633AD and has had a rich and varied past. Lyminge has been the focus of many archaeological digs in recent years, and jewellery, weapons and glassware have all been uncovered. Numerous footpaths and bridleways criss-cross the meadows and woods around this lovely part of Kent, so why not pack a picnic, dust off the metal detector, and set off to explore ancient woodland and see if you can find a piece of the past? Lyminge is perfectly situated for trips to historic towns and the coast. In less than 20 minutes you can be strolling along cobbled streets and admiring Canterbury Cathedral or lazing on a beach enjoying the sounds of waves as they wash against the shore. With the Channel Tunnel only five miles away, why don't you spend a day enjoying the delights of Belgium or France? Shop for cheese, wine and chocolates, saunter along by the Seine, dine alfresco at a quaint little bistro and still be home before the sun goes down. A wonderful holiday location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas