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Old Post Office

Ruckinge near Hamstreet, Kent (Ref. 1052575)

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Based in the quiet village of Ruckinge in South Kent is this delightful property, Old Post Office.

Originally a post office for the village, the property has been lovingly converted into a character-full holiday home, providing a great touring base for family and friends alike.

After a lovely day at the beach, look forward to putting your feet up in the lounge, relaxing into your evening whilst catching up on your favourite TV shows.

You have all you need to put together a feast in the kitchen, equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer and even a dishwasher so washing up is effortless!

Move into the dining room to enjoy a deliciously prepared meal as you chat about the holiday so far, with thought about what is next to come.

On the ground floor you can discover a double and twin bedroom, ideal for the older members of the group, while upstairs offers a double and single bedded, offering a variety of sleeping arrangements.

Wake up to a refreshing shower to kick start your day or enjoy soothing evening baths for complete relaxation.

The first floor also occupies a quiet sitting room and a useful kitchenette/diner boasting similar appliances to downstairs, providing plenty of options for guests.

On a warm evening, take yourself out to the garden and relax at the furniture, sipping on a glass of rosé while the children have fun on the grass.

Stroll into Hamstreet to find a small selection of amenities, including a convenience store for picking up any essentials and a pub and Indian restaurant, perfect if you want to take a night off cooking.

If the weather’s good, be sure to soak up the sun at St. Mary’s Bay, a sandy stretch between Dymchurch and Littlestone-on-Sea, providing ideal conditions for sandcastle building, swimming and snorkelling.

Alternatively, walkers will appreciate exploring the scenic routes within Kent Downs AONB where a wealth of wildlife is awaiting to be explored.

Those with children must visit the popular Dinosaur Forest at Port Lympne; get close to prehistoric life-sized creatures or take a journey through the safari park while meeting incredible animals along the way!

For a change of scenery, take a day trip to Canterbury, one of the most beautiful historic cities in the country and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

With plenty to fill your holiday itinerary, a getaway to Old Post Office promises one to remember.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • First-floor: Kitchenette/diner and sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, 2 x microwaves, 2 x fridge/freezers, 2 x washing machine, 2 x tumble dryer, 2 x dishwasher, 2 x TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and chair available on request
  • Parking
  • Garden with furniture.No smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub 1.1 miles
  • Beach 8.8 miles

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About the location


Ivychurch 4.3 miles; West Hythe 8.8 miles; Ashford 9 miles.

The village of Hamstreet lies 6 miles south of Ashford on the A road between Ashford and Hastings. Until the coming of the railway in 1853, Hamstreet was just a hamlet known as ‘Ham’ based around the village centre which contains many buildings in the traditional Kentish weatherboard style. Today, the village is known for offering a selection of independent shops, cafés, a convenience store, a pub and an Indian restaurant. Surrounding the village are two large areas of public woodland, namely Ham Street Woods and Orlestone Forest, which are both regarded as Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Nearby, the villages of Appledore, Ivychurch and Kingsnorth offers a wealth of history and culture, along with some fascinating attractions.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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