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Cleve Lodge

Monkton near Minster, Kent (Ref. 1058828)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Four-poster Bed Four poster bed
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

A Grade II* listed, historic holiday home, Cleve Lodge is believed to have been built between 1500 – 1550, full of character and steeped in history, this home offers a group of eight an exceptional base for an escape to Kent.

Hidden away in the countryside between the villages of Minster and Acol is the Cleve estate, where you will find the part Tudor Cleve Lodge.

Hosting the famous and infamous throughout the years including Baroness Orczy, the writer of The Scarlet Pimpernel, Irish unionist politician, barrister and judge Lord Edward Henry Carson, and even Winston Churchill, this holiday home is sure to be a stay to remember.

Enter into the spacious hallway where you can take a seat on the Chesterfield sofa and kick off your shoes, admiring the characterful decor that encompasses the property.

Being the original house on the site it is featured on many historical maps, take your time to explore the many copies which are displayed around the house!

Venture into the living/dining room where the whole group can gather in the spacious seating arrangement before the woodburning stove to spend a relaxed evening in each other's company, with the dining table making the perfect spot to carry on your conversations over a bottle of wine and a delicious dining experience.

The kitchen offers a more contemporary feel, with a fantastic host of appliances allowing you to prepare a family feast in no time; here you can find a double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and a dishwasher, while the garage also hosts an American style fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer for your convenience!

In the warmer weather, be sure to make the most of your very own private patio area with alfresco dining.

The ground floor is also home a handy cloakroom, while moving up the staircase - ducking your head as you pass - will bring you to the first floor hosting the spacious family bathroom, home to a luxurious bath with a handheld shower, and a separate walk-in shower, so you can choose how best to prepare for your day.

You will also find four well-presented sleeping spots on the first floor, consisting of a master superking-size, a four poster double, a king with its own basin and a twin room, offering a wonderful layout for a variety of group needs, each room offering its own splendid interior.

Explore the wonders of the local area, starting in the nearby village of Minster, also known as Minster-in-Thanet, this charming village is where you can find all of your amenities for your self-catered stay; find a selection of convenience stores where you can pick up some fresh ingredients for a homemade meal, as well as pubs, restaurants and takeaways when you don't feel like cooking, being sure to visit the imposing Minster Abbey while you're in the area with its picturesque gardens well-worth a roam.

The seaside towns of Ramsgate, Margate and Broadstairs can also be found via car or train, offering delights for all of the family including Turner Contemporary art gallery, Dreamland Vintage themepark, Dickens House Museum featuring an exhibit on Charles Dickens and the Ramsgate Tunnels are a must, to discover the shelter of 60,000 people during WWII air raids; a truly unforgettable experience.

The coastline offers a vast array of beautify beaches to spend relaxing days, with plenty of opportunities for watersports including sail boarding and kite surfing or coastal walks and bike rides.

The famous National Trust White Cliffs of Dover are also just a scenic drive away where you can find even more historic tunnels, a castle and even a short hop to France for a day trip.

For the keen golfer there are numerous courses dotted around, include The Royal St Georges, home of the 2021 Open.

In the easy reach of Canterbury and the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty too, there's something to explore for everyone at a stay at this exceptional holiday home, Cleve Lodge.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x superking-size, 1 x king size with basin, 1 x four poster double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Full size cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for three small cars
  • Rear private patio with furniture and charcoal barbecue
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.3 miles
  • Note: Due to the age of the property, there are uneven floors throughout and restricted headroom on the stairs, please take care
  • Note: The fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer can be found in the garage

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About the location


Birchington-on-Sea 2.8 miles; Ramsgate 6 miles; Sandwich 8 miles; Canterbury 13 miles; Dover 19.9 miles; Joss Bay Blue Flag beach and Viking Bay 8.8 miles

Minster, also known as Minster-in-Thanet, is a charming village and civil parish found in the Thanet District of Kent. In easy reach of the coast, as well as Canterbury, Dover and so much more, it makes an extremely exciting base from which to explore the south of England. The village is home to a good selection of amenities, including convenience stores, a varied selection of pubs, restaurants and plenty more, while the Minster Abbey is it's main attraction; a beautiful building with tranquil gardens offering the perfect place for an afternoon stroll. The village also benefits from wonderful transport links with a train station taking you to the surrounding wonders as well as Manston International Airport being close by. Visit the vibrant seaside town of Ramsgate, home to the UK's only Royal Harbour, it boasts plenty of maritime history found in its very own museum, as well as the Ramsgate Wartime Tunnels and Dickens House Museum making wonderful attractions. Enjoy days relaxing on the golden sands of one of the many beaches scattered along the coast, with plenty of opportunities for watersports with sail boarding and kite surfing being some of the most popular, or take a day trip to Dover and discover its famed white cliffs alongside even more enticing history. St Georges golf course, home of the 2021 Open is just 10.8 miles away. Canterbury can be reached by car too, home to plenty of tempting eateries and fantastic retail experiences, there's something around Minster for everyone to discover.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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