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Wren Cottage

(Ref. 1011492)

Ottinge near Lyminge, Kent Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • comfortable (5)
  • well (5)
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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent experience in a lovely well maintained cottage."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful and we were not disturbed unnecessarily. When we need a place to stay in south Kent again it will be at the top of our list.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2024

  • "Everything about this property, the facilities, the welcome and the farewell was absolutely first class."

    We felt immediately at home and were very impressed with the attention to detail in every aspect of this very comfortable cottage and we would have loved to have stayed longer on this visit as it is so convenient for visiting family in the area. This part of Kent has a lot of lovely places to visit as well as a good quantity of eateries to cover all tastes (!) and budgets. We will definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "Best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    We stayed over the Christmas period and everything was perfect we couldn’t ask for anything else. Would highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely stay in an absolutely lovely cottage!"

    Thank you for the warm welcome!

    Reviewed by Jacoline5.0Nov 2023

  • "Wonderful stay at this well presented comfortable cottage in a beautiful location with very attentive hosts & generous welcome pack."

    Easy access to the coast & larger towns with a bus service at the bottom of the drive. Lovely walks to local villages with good pubs & local shops. Would definitely return for another stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Wren is the best-appointed self-catering cottage we've stayed in."

    Every mod con we could have needed was provided, and the cottage was comfortable, warm and spacious - a fine restoration of the barn preserving the original beams. The owner is very helpful with tips on the best local pubs, shops and takeaways, and the location is well placed for visiting local attractions such as Dover Castle, the RH&DR, Port Lympne and Howletts. The hourly bus from Folkestone to Canterbury stops right outside the front gate. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfectly located for touring Kent, and perfectly located for a restful stay."

    The property had everything. The design was great and the owners renovated the property to a very high standard. It is fully and thoughtfully equipped. The property had everything needed for a comfortable stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Aug 2023

  • "Overall the facility was as described in the description and the photos shown."

    The facility was clean to a good standard, the hospitality of the owner was really good and would happily return to this same listing to further explore the Kent countryside.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Aug 2023

  • "Perfect stay."

    Enjoyed the accomodation. Tips from the host were great! A lot of space. Authentic. Huge garden to hang out with squirrels and birds.

    Reviewed by Hennie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Superb. We spent our holiday at Wren Cottage last year and loved it so much that we returned."

    The cottage is immaculate, extremely comfortable and exceptionally well equipped. There is a lovely and large private garden at the back and the location is central for touring Kent. Amazing place.

    Reviewed by Rhian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Interesting renovation."

    Lovely garden to sit in on occasion. Cottage was warm, clean and welcoming upon arrival. Minus points - busy road running alongside property - noisy, fast traffic. Felt somewhat dangerous turning right into the road from property lane. Beams upstairs 'head hazard'! Particularly the low beam in the bathroom by the toilet, where a sign perhaps ought to be fixed on wall opposite lavatory so that one can read it whilst sitting.....'Don't Lose Your Head'.

    Road alongside only busy during rush hour otherwise very quite rural road. turning right into vally road normal driving standards prevail. Beams upstairs , 300 year old barn , first complaint in 12 years Property Owner

    Reviewed by Honey4.1May 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single with trundle bed
  • 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 double 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.

Wren Cottage is a magnificent, three-bedroom cottage nestled in a delightful setting in the hamlet of Ottinge in Kent.

Ideal for a small family or group of friends, this charming, thatched barn conversion is an idyllic escape all year round.

The open-plan living space is beautifully presented, inviting you to settle down, pop on the electric fire and catch up on your favourite series.

The kitchen is superbly appointed, featuring contemporary appliances plus the original ovens taken from the manor house, providing a lovely setup for home-cooking.

Gather at the dining table and toast to a much-needed break with your nearest and dearest.

Head upstairs and discover the bedrooms, featuring a double, twin and single with trundle bed, each with original beams and plenty of storage.

When it comes to getting ready, there is a bathroom and shower room to make use of.

Head outside on the milder days and enjoy the picture-perfect garden, where dining furniture invites you to dine alfresco for breakfast.

Escape to Wren Cottage for a relaxing retreat to Kent.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1133229, 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