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1 Little Ripple Cottages

(Ref. 1108492)

Crundale near Wye, Kent Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • comfortable (7)
  • little (6)
  • stay (4)
  • lovely (4)
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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Not disabled friendly, we had to leave early as my husband couldn’t walk the slope of driveway, the barn owner was very nasty about my husband’s disability."

    But such a lovely cottage.

    Thank you for your review. I am sorry to hear you found the property not suitable to your needs, Sykes have an in house reservations team who would have assisted in finding a property suitable for you. We can confirm this is a gentle slope leading to the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason3.4Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage situated by an organic farm."

    All quality furniture and fittings - plus the best bedding, cushions, teatowels etc. The king sized bed gave me the most comfortable and much-needed sleep each night. The little garden with table and chairs (where we ate our breakfast) was full of lovely plants - a real bee haven. Many more great features, just too many to list. I'd give it 10/10

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay in historic Kent."

    Very comfortable and cosy.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2023

  • "This was our second stay at 1 Little Ripple Cottages and the cottage was just as good as we remembered it."

    Excellent in every respect.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2023

  • "We both loved our stay at 1 Little Ripple Cottage."

    The cottage is very well appointed and comfortable. We’d recommend it to anyone wanting a central Kent location. We visited several places across Kent including Canterbury, Sissinghurst Castle, Chartwell, Bateman’s, Igtham Moat, Bodiam Castle and Dungeness/Romney that were all within an hour’s car journey. There is only only recommendation that we’d make. The hot water system is so effective that the hot water feed to the bathroom sink is practically unusable: it gets too hot, too quickly. Suggest fitting a “mixer” tap.

    Many thanks for your feedback. we are glad that you loved your stay and thank you for all of the great suggestions of places to visit! Thank you for the note re the hot water tap - we are looking into this with the boiler engineer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful property."

    Really well equipped and spotless. Peaceful location but very easy to get to the main roads toward local attractions. Would definitely use this place again when I'm in the area.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2023

  • "Attractive little cottage with period features in a beautiful, quiet location."

    Very well-equipped, very clean, comfortable beds, own parking, high quality fixtures and fittings, smart TV and small but pretty garden/seating area. We loved it - thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was very well equipped, and everything reasonable had been thought of and provided."

    It was clean and polished, but better lighting would have been an asset, but that is probably subjective. There is a rather possessive neighbour who came out to confront me for unloading in front of the cottage, as she owned the drive. I thought her rather unreasonable. 30 minutes to unload, and at the end of the week another 30 minutes to reload would not have been a great intrusion. However, I said I appreciated her problem and drove the car off her property and to the parking spot provided. This minor problem is mentioned in the cottage information, but as reading this isn't the first thing one does, it did take me a little by surprise. However, I was completely amenable as my wife and I didn't want to provide cause for resentment against the owners, and I never saw her again. Overall, an excellent stay, with the owners thoughtfully messaging me to check that everything was OK.

    Thank you for your feedback. The drive in front of the cottage is privately owned by the neighbouring property for which the cottage has no right of access for vehicles (there is pedestrian access down the path to the cottage front door). Whilst this is highlighted in the cottage information pack, the pre-booking email has also now been updated to clearly state the access and parking arrangements so all new bookings are aware of this before they arrive. We thank our neighbours for being amenable and helpful and thank guests for also respecting their privacy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vernon4.7May 2023

  • "Loved Little Ripple so much we didn't want to leave."

    Every time we came back each day and opened the door it always had a warm welcoming feeling. Sarah and Rob had thought of everything, and out of 20 cottages we have stayed in over the years this was the most comfortable and well equipped cottage. We wished we had booked two weeks.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2023

  • "Superb cottage, good communication and a lovely welcome pack."

    The bed was very comfortable and when the weather was bad staying in didn’t seem so bad.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very clean, everything you need and a big comfortable bed."

    Great location for walking and visiting many places.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking available for one car - a short distance up/down a slight slope
  • Private, side patio with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no smoking inside or outside of the property
  • Shop and pub 2.3 miles
  • Note: There is a mezzanine level with a day bed that could sleep a child and the stairs up to this level are steep, please take care
  • Note: Parking is not directly outside of the property

The property

Wye 2.3 miles.

Nestled in the breath-taking Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near the charming village of Wye is 1 Little Ripple Cottages.

This quaint and charming cottage benefits from a welcoming interior thanks to the soothing crackle of the woodburning stove, character exposed beams, a sumptuous double bedroom, and a fantastic location where guests can explore the wonders of the countryside and the beauty of the coast by both foot and bicycle; the perfect dwelling for those seeking a nature-filled getaway in Kent.

Head through the entrance of the cottage, before going into the fully-equipped kitchen, where you can rustle up delicious meals, ideal for enjoying around the dining table or even on the patio for an alfresco affair.

The patio also serves as an idyllic place to raise a glass to your getaway before cosying up in front of the warming woodburning stove and flicking on the TV for a well-deserved movie night.

When the sky darkens, wash off the day’s adventures in the sleek bathroom before sloping off to sleep in the well-appointed double bedroom.

If you can tear yourself away from 1 Little Ripple Cottage, lose yourself in the array of walks and trails woven throughout the Kent Downs AONB which have stunning views across the countryside.

Join the Kante Way Cycle Route or grab your walking boots and explore Wye Downs National Nature Reserve, adorning sweeping fields and far-reaching vistas.

Whilst traversing in the local area, stop off for a bite to eat in Wye, selecting between The Tickled Trout for traditional fare, Wye Coffee Shop and Kitchen for brunch, and Joshan of Wye for a Bangladeshi feast.

On sunny days, make a beeline for the coast to stroll along the golden shores of Hythe Beach with uninterrupted views across the channel or Folkestone Beach home to the Lower Leas Coastal Park.

Rerouting north, reach Canterbury and its host of attractions, suited for a variety of interests, including the magnificent cathedral, Canterbury Roman Museum, The Marlowe theatre, and the Great Stour River tours, showcasing the area’s history and beauty.

Enjoy the delights of Kent from 1 Little Ripple Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

WYE

Ashford 5.2 miles; Canterbury 11.3 miles; Folkestone 15.8 miles

Settled in the breath-taking Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is the charming village of Wye which lies between Ashford and Canterbury. The charming village has historic roots as an important communication centre thanks to the ford across the River Great Stour which connected ancient trackway across the North Downs, it was once home to a popular racecourse and is overlooked by the Wye Downs area of chalk downland and woodland. It was even recognised, in 2013, as the third best place to live in the whole of the UK. Today the village has a bi-monthly farmers market by The Green selling local produce and an interesting array of listed buildings. It lies close to Ashford where guests can pick up all their necessities at the local supermarket before touring the spectacular halls of the Jacobean Godinton House and Gardens or refuelling at The New Fox Inn. The famous, historic cathedral city of Canterbury is also easily accessible by a scenic drive through the AONB; immerse yourself in the past here by touring the Roman Museum, St Augustine’s Abbey, the impressive Westgate Towers Museum, and viewpoint which boasts a unique escape room inside and the Norman-built Canterbury Cathedral. Discover all this and more with Wye as your base.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas