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Bumble Bee Cottage

(Ref. 1016133)

Ospringe near Faversham, Kent Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "You get what it shows on the listing, a quaint 2 bedroom cottage, ideally situated to explore all that Kent has to offer, parking wasn't a problem, would definitely use again should the need arise, the host was easy to contact and friendly."

    Thank you so much Glad you enjoyed your stay Kind regards Natasha Property Owner

    Reviewed by Juan4.7Feb 2024

  • "A cosy cottage, handy for visiting Faversham and surrounding areas."

    Comfortable with all you need for a break. Dog walks, pub and excellent fish and chip shop near by. Our second visit and we would go again.

    Thank you glad you had lovely time hope to see you again soon Natasha Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jen3.8Feb 2024

  • "Bumble Bee is a little, cosy cottage with good facilities."

    Close to amenities in Faversham and perfectly placed for exploring south Kent. The owner is very helpful and leaves a delicious tea to welcome you on your arrival. So nice that we are going back again in six weeks time!

    Thank you So happy you enjoyed yourself see you again soon Kind regards Natasha Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jen3.8Dec 2023

  • "We loved Bumble Bee cottage."

    This was our second stay, it's so homely and welcoming. The gift of evening tea was a very welcome treat after our journey. We will definitely be back again. 10 out 10

    Thank you for lovely feed back hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Nov 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, everything we needed."

    and the cakes and sandwiches provided were delicious and much appreciated. Perfect spot for garden visits , country walks and birdwatching!

    Thank you for booking bumble bee cottage Was lovely to have you stay Natasha Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Sep 2023

  • "On arrival afternoon tea is provided, this was sandwiches, pork pies, sausage roll and a large tray of cup cakes."

    Bumble bee cottage is a small terrace house with lots of furniture which can make moving around the rooms a little awkward. We moved some of the wicker furniture in the main bed room into the second bedroom that we were not using. There is only a 2 seater sofa, if you have a 3rd person they need to sit on a small rocking chair. Nice sized bath with plenty of hot water and some bubble bath is provided. The kitchen had a large variety of utensils even an egg slice, we donated a cheap set of knives we purchased from Tesco's as the knives were not sharp enough to do veg. Loads of dishwasher tablets and washing up liquid was provided. The outside space is not great, it is all concrete. The space around the back door is small and has several wheelie bins, a water butt and a compost bin meaning you are squeezing past bins to get to the gate. The area past the gate is an access way for the neighbours who walk their dog though. You have to keep dogs on a lead at all times and the gate is only 3ft and flimsy. Parking is on the road, never had an issue getting a space, but there is a school just up the road so at pickup time the road is really busy.

    Thank you for staying at bumble bee cottage Yes it small and I’m aways around if you ever need me thank you for the knifes was very kind to leave them glad you enjoyed your afternoon tea As lounge is small sadly I could not find 3 seater That fitted , but I will keep looking for one Natasha Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally3.1Sep 2023

  • "We stayed in Bumblebee Cottage mainly for the Hopfestival in Faversham."

    Mixed feelings about our stay, and alas mostly not good. The only good things: at arrival a very comprehensive cream tea, with cakes and sandwiches, the very comfortable bed and the location in Ospringe, central enough to visit divers amenities and seeing the sights. The negatives: too small cottage for a 2-week stay. Dated and very "loud" interior, with knicknacks everywhere there's a free space. No personal contact with owner. No information about emergency-contact numbers, no WiFi password (after a long search we found it on the underside of the modem), no userguides of (the dated) appliances. TV only via WiFi, no live-TV, for older people not suitable. One roll of toiletpaper for 2 people for 2 weeks? No kitchen paper, no dishwasher tablets. Garden furniture not comfortable. We can conclude that we will not be back in Bumblebee Cottage. We found it Sykes unworthy!

    Sorry to hear that you had a disappointing visit at our quaint cottage. I’m sorry that the cottage wasn’t to your taste, it may be small and quaint but that is what many say adds to its character. I feel disappointed about the comment regarding no personal contact with the owner as we spoke on the phone which is also the number to use in emergency should you need anything. Sorry that you had trouble with the TV, there is live TV but we will look into having a guide to make using it clearer. However thank you for your comments, your feedback allows us to provide better future service. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter C.1.6Aug 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable two week stay in Bumble Bee Cottage."

    It was well equipped and made an excellent base for travelling around the East Kent area, mostly by train. Thank you for your friendly hosting.

    Thank you Glad you had fabulous stay Natasha Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laurence5.0Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed the quirky decor and homely comfort of Bumble Bee Cottage."

    Sitting cuddled up on the sofa watching Sat night TV after a few beers and games of cards in the cottage garden back yard during a warm sunset. We'd been to the market and found the location perfect, everything was close by, including a lovely park with a cafe. Arriving to tasty sandwiches and our favourite cakes was really appreciated after a busy day!

    Thank you so much glad you enjoyed your self Natasha Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2023

  • "We really appreciated the homely feel of Bumble Bee Cottage; it really offered a cosy setting for a restful break."

    The tea on arrival was truly a feast and such a kind touch to start our holiday with - the abundant cakes provided sweet treats for each of the following days of our stay! The location of the cottage was also perfect for exploring Faversham and the beautiful surrounding area, as well as for experiencing some of the lovely, historic pubs nearby - we were treated like locals at The Ship! All in all it really felt like a home from home and that we were very welcome guests at the Bumble Bee! Thank you

    Thank you for staying at bumble bee cottage Glad you had lovely stay Kind regards Natasha Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Mar 2023

  • "The owner was so very welcoming, we arrived to an afternoon tea which was lovely."

    We had a lovely stay and the area has some great walks in the countryside.

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Feb 2023

  • "The house was lovely."

    We enjoyed all the little decorations and nice furniture. Most importantly everything was provided that we could think of. We didn't have to organise anything for the house ourselves. Also the location was very handy for us and helped us get to our destinations easily. Thank you very much for everything!

    Thank you Glad you had lovely stay Natasha Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely property, very clean and tidy."

    It was great to be able to take the dogs with us.

    Thank you have a lovely Christmas Natasha Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Oct 2022

  • "Comfy little cottage."

    Bed was really comfortable so slept very well. Natasha was extremely helpful. The shower was not running well and she called her plumber out straight away so it was sorted promptly. She also replaced the TV as the original one was not working well on the indoor aerial. There were lots of extras left for us such as butter milk and jam in the fridge and a wonderful afternoon tea which we really appreciated. There were also dog biscuits and bowls. Thanks again Natasha.

    Thank you for lovely review it was lovely meeting your dogs and yourself glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Oct 2022

  • "We arrived at the property a bit later than expected but on entering we was not ..."

    We arrived at the property a bit later than expected but on entering we was not disappointed, the owner had provided afternoon tea, sandwiches and cakes, even a few treats for our puppy, which was a really nice touch, the beds are super comfy and the little court yard garden was a nice area to sit with a coffee, would definitely recommend and will stay again 100%

    Thank you so much for lovely review Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x four-poster double, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking
  • Rear courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Neighbouring properties have access through the garden to access to rear road
  • Note: The stairs are quite steep; please be careful
  • Complimentary afternoon tea provided on first night - owner does require any dietary requirements prior to your arrival

The property

Faversham 1 mile.

Resting in the quaint village of Ospringe near Faversham in Kent, is 7 Water Lane, a charming two-bedroom cottage.

Within proximity to local amenities and upon the cusp of Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this pet-friendly abode welcomes three guests, ideal for families looking to explore the South of England.

Enter the homely sitting room, complete with a feature cast-iron fireplace, quirky wallpaper, a plush sofa, and a TV, before heading to the kitchen/diner, well-equipped to rustle up and enjoy hearty meals as a family.

If you'd prefer to dine alfresco, discover the rear courtyard, dotted with colourful blooms, planters, and pretty lights, ahead of a quick refresh in the ground-floor bathroom.

When sleep calls, retire to one of two bedrooms, complete with wooden flooring, ample storage, and light furnishings, where you can select from a four-poster double and a single.

Come morning, venture into Faversham where you can dine, stock up on the essentials and explore the local area.

Within proximity to 7 Water Lane, you'll find Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park, where you can enjoy a picnic while enveloped by wildlife, visit Stonebridge Pond and its stunning landscape, or hike through Oare Marshes Nature Reserve for an afternoon of bird watching.

By car reach Chilham and its grand castle, reflecting its heritage from 1616, or for the perfect picture opportunity, travel to Bluebell Forest and its sea of beautiful bluebells, preserved by the National Trust.

The cathedral city of Canterbury is a recommended stop off, brimming with history rich attractions, including Kent Museum of Freemasonry, Canterbury Roman Museum and the resident cathedral, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whilst Canterbury Historic River Tours is the ideal activity for those who love the water, touring River Stour, running through the heart of the city.

Plan your next break with 7 Water Lane as your abode.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Chilham 7 miles; Whitstable 9 miles; Canterbury 9 miles.

Faversham is a thriving market town in the heart of Kent. With many interesting places to see and things to do, this lovely town offers visitors the chance to explore, shop, cycle, walk, swim, fish, or dine out and also boasts the oldest brewery in Britain dating back to 1698. It was due to the brewery that "hop picking" became the family holiday for many families living in London, right up until the 1950s. During the summer, thousands of people would descend on the fields around Faversham, put up their tents and spend the days "hop picking", thus making this one of the best places to enjoy a pint or two! Faversham is proud of its history and the town is even named in the Domesday Book and with its cobbled streets and medieval houses, tiny quaint pubs and many listed buildings, this town enjoys remembering its fascinating history. For those looking to experience the outdoor life, Faversham has more than enough to keep you entertained, why not take a swim in one of the all-year-round swimming pools? In the summer, Faversham offers three outdoor pools with diving boards, a paddling pool and white water rapids, you can even pack a picnic and make a day of it, there is plenty of grass around the pools for picnics and for children to play on. Around Faversham there are numerous walks, just pick up a leaflet from the tourist office and make your choice. If you fancy an evening at the cinema then the Royal is just the place to visit. Dating back to 1936 it still offers visitors a traditional experience with usherettes to guide you to your seat and popcorn and ice cream served during the interval. If visitors are looking to discover further afield then Canterbury, Rochester and Whitstable are all just a short drive away. For those who want to explore even further afield then why not sail away on a ferry or travel on the Channel Tunnel, either way you can be in France or Belgium in time for lunch and back in time for tea! This is a wonderful area and well worth exploring.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas