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Charming romantic hideaway close to Canterbury

SuperhostKent, England, United Kingdom
Barn hosted by Kate
2 guests1 bed1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the barn to yourself.
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The Times featured us! Sappington Granary is a secluded, romantic hideaway in pretty Kent countryside. This 200yr-old wooden farm building has been updated, but retains its unusual charm. Delightfully & individually decorated, it is one of a kind. Inside it is snug & romantic. Self-isolate to escape from everyone, still close to Canterbury. Walk in nearby woods, the local valley or even (if very energetic) to the pub, it is the perfect couples' break.

The space
Sappington Granary used to be a grain store, and we thought you'd like to continue the tradition by making your own bread with the breadmaker and flour provided. Lying in bed, you can see the original 200 year old beams all around you, and look at the traditional stencilled grain sacks stacked over the warm and welcoming 21st century bathroom. There are stencilled bags to match, so you can buy a souvenir of your happy stay in this delightful Kentish granary.

A granary is an historic grain store raised up on "staddle stones" to keep the grain dry and away from predators. It is therefore up several steps, so is not wheelchair friendly. Once inside, though, everything is on the same level, with just a small step into the shower.

Unfortunately, we cannot welcome pets, and it is not suitable for children old enough to crawl/walk. Please note that the TV is internet-only, but there are lots of games and books.

The Granary is carefully and thoroughly cleaned before your stay, including sanitising of all the contact points, and complete change of cushions/pillows/duvet/rugs/throws. I have a UV light steriliser, and am not afraid to use it! Cleaning will be done with mask and gloves, and I am asking guests to leave out what they have used so I can ensure items are either cleaned or "rested". Obviously, whilst I will make best efforts, it is not possible to either remove everything that makes the Granary a lovely place to stay, or change/sterilise everything like curtains and sofa upholstery. If this worries you, please let me know and we can discuss it. There will be sanitiser available as well as liquid soap.

Guest access
The granary is entirely yours, plus there is a private garden outside, with a cookstove in the summer and seating. Inside there is internet-only TV so your "Netflix and chill" is just a password away.... there's also a Bluetooth wireless speaker to link up your Spotify favourites, a DAB radio plus phone chargers just in case you've forgotten yours. Outside you can watch our amazing sunsets from the balcony. Want to go for a walk in the bluebell woods and forgot your wellies? We have boots in lots of sizes! If you're keen on eating outdoors, there's a picnic set too... How about a bit of wild swimming or a visit to one of Kent's beautiful beaches? there are beach towels and a rug begging to be used, and biscuits to keep out the cold!

Other things to note
We hope you will be happy in this newly converted, beautiful historic building. It really is a perfect secret hideaway, but only 20 minutes from the Channel Tunnel.

Guests staying for longer than 7 nights will incur an additional cleaning fee of £25 for a change of linen and bathroom clean during their stay.
The Times featured us! Sappington Granary is a secluded, romantic hideaway in pretty Kent countryside. This 200yr-old wooden farm building has been updated, but retains its unusual charm. Delightfully & individually decorated, it is one of a kind. Inside it is snug & romantic. Self-isolate to escape from everyone, still close to Canterbury. Walk in nearby woods, the local valley or even (if very energetic)…

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1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron
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Hair dryer
Heating
Carbon monoxide alarm

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Wander in woods and fields, then walk to the pub, or enjoy the sunset. Situated down a private drive with only the original farmhouse and its cottage nearby. Drive just a few miles to Canterbury or to the White Cliffs of Dover. Bring your bicycles and enjoy the local hills! The Granary used to be a grain store for Sappington Farm, and you can make your own bread with the bread maker & flour provided. Lie in bed and see the original 200-year old beams all around or enjoy a special Granary Breakfast with lots of home made food (extra - message me for details). TV is internet/Netflix only.
Wander in woods and fields, then walk to the pub, or enjoy the sunset. Situated down a private drive with only the original farmhouse and its cottage nearby. Drive just a few miles to Canterbury or to the White…

Hosted by Kate

Joined in June 2017
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For every guest, getting the granary ready is special! I love making it look perfect, picking flowers, putting together a welcome pack, or one of my famous home made Granary breakfasts.... Airbnb has brought the most fabulous guests and, from the enthusiastic and lovely reviews I've received, I seem to have made them happy. I love making things, especially puddings, so you might be lucky and find a home made pudding in the fridge... you never know! In the current climate, I'm doing everything I can to make sure your stay is as safe as possible. Everything is carefully and thoroughly cleaned and sanitised, including all contact points. Most of the soft furnishings (cushions/throws) are changed for each guest, plus all bedding down to the mattress. Anything that cannot be changed is steamed/UV sterilised.
For every guest, getting the granary ready is special! I love making it look perfect, picking flowers, putting together a welcome pack, or one of my famous home made Granary breakf…
During your stay
Sappington Granary is next to my home, but I respect your privacy. There is a keysafe outside the building, so you can check in when you wish.
A basic welcome pack is provided. Also, you can order one of my special Granary breakfasts to be waiting for you (home made granola, home made yoghurt, home pressed apple juice, toasting muffins, home made jam/marmalade, and eggs from my chickens), or a savoury version with smoked salmon. Dietary issues? Allergies? No problem!

Other food is also available to order: Dinner can be delivered to the door/left in the fridge - message me for details and I can put together a menu just for you. Fudge and other home made goodies? Let me know and I will do my best to help. I love putting together bouquets of flowers for that special occasion, or putting in special decorations to help you celebrate your stay here.
Sappington Granary is next to my home, but I respect your privacy. There is a keysafe outside the building, so you can check in when you wish.
A basic welcome pack is provid…
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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