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Hazel Tree Cottage. A secluded country retreat

SuperhostHastingleigh, England, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Claudia
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1.5 baths
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A beautiful 2 bedroom cottage close to the village of Hastingleigh on the Downs of Kent. Just 60 miles from London and 37 minutes train journey into St Pancras International/Kings Cross. Set in rolling hills this newly refurbished stone and wood clad cottage is a delightful cosy bolt hole with a large, south facing private garden. Offering perfect isolation, tranquillity and idyllic country life. Enjoy miles of walking, cycling, and running. Close to the historic village of Wye and Canterbury.

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Hazel Tree cottage is a lovely spot to relax, unwind, walk and explore. Situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB). With footpaths on the doorstep, the odd tractor and rolling countryside. This is truly an idyllic place to discover. The North Downs is a walkers, runners and cyclists paradise, where you rarely bump into anyone, so makes it the ideal location for those wanting to explore alone or with dogs, bikes and horses.

This cosy cottage has all you want in charm and convenience. There are a wealth of original features and a stylish mix of contemporary and vintage family furnishings that the owner has up cycled.

Quietly set in a 3 acre plot next to the Grade II Listed farmhouse with apple, pear and fig trees and a large field with friendly sheep.

Spacious private parking for three cars leads to the detached cottage entrance where you will find a generous secluded family garden and sunny terrace overlooking the field.

The Cottage is close to the tiny village of Hastingleigh and in walking distance to local pubs, a church and a village hall.

The pretty village of Wye is a eight minute drive or about a an hour’s walk where there are shops, pubs, restaurants, a cafe, library, church, doctors surgery, pharmacy, a vets, bakery, butchers, news agent, and popular farmers’ market. Closely situated by the rolling river Stour.

Wye railway station is just a short walk from the pretty village centre and has plenty of free parking (37 minutes to London St Pancras) and a 10 minute journey to Canterbury. A highly recommended stop from here just a few steps from Canterbury West station is “The Good Shed” a farmers market, food hall and restaurant selling and serving local produce and a great place to eat and drink.

Hazel Tree Cottage is situated on a very quiet country lane, framed by trees and fields. Extremely safe for walkers and children. Here on the top of the Downs you can hear owls, see cuckoos, swallows, bats skimming and birds of prey. In Spring the local woods are awash with the scent of bluebells, wild garlic and orchids.

The stone path takes you down to the front door of the cottage where you enter the hallway and Farrow and Ball painted staircase, utility cupboard housing a washing machine, iron, ironing board, dog towels and shopping basket. A second door on the ground floor opens up to a bathroom with bath and shower, shampoo, shower gel, towel warmer and towels.

The pretty downstairs bedroom hosts a king size bed, feather duvet and crisp cotton sheets, chest of drawers, a wardrobe and has delightful views overlooking hydrangeas and gardens.

Leading on from the hallway is a practical, sunny kitchen with a pretty outlook onto the garden, terrace and field. There is a Nespresso machine, oven, fridge freezer, sink, dishwasher, toaster and electric kettle. Kitchen cupboards are stocked with tea, a cafetière and coffee, sugar, oil and vinegar, cereal, pepper and salt.

Opening up from the kitchen is a beamed open plan living room with dining table and four chairs, a bookcase with information on the local area and games, a sofa and footstool, coffee table, tv and log burner.

The sitting room views from the windows are of the cottage garden and extensive farmhouse gardens. There are french doors leading from the living room immediately onto the pretty terrace and secluded, well stocked garden adorned with vintage finds and a wooden garden table and chairs making it a perfect spot to soak up the sun and plenty of space for children to explore and have fun. A useful shed is provided for bikes, sports equipment and baby buggies and has sun loungers for use and games.

Upstairs there is a small landing with a dressing room/cupboard and across from it a pretty, airy bedroom with two single beds, armchair and cupboard and again open views to the garden and rolling hills.

The Cottage garden leads onto the main farmhouse garden via a small gate where the driveway can also be accessed via the main farmhouse.

There are a variety of exciting places to visit; both Canterbury and Ashford are 9 miles away. Canterbury hosts the famous Canterbury Cathedral where Thomas Becket is buried. There are numerous museums, the Marlow Theatre and an abundance of restaurants and bars and two cinemas.

Ashford is an up and coming town with a fantastic high speed train to London, easy parking and a designer outlet.

Beyond the towns there are so many pretty villages to explore such as Pluckley, said to be the most haunted village in England and Chilham where Chilham Castle hosts The Shakespeares Globe, an absolute must if visiting in May. Numerous vineyards such as Chartham Vineyard just a few miles from the Cottage. Chapel Down Winery in Tenterden and soon to be opening Tattinger Vineyard. Or you can follow Kents Pilgrims’ way, the historical route taken by pilgrims from Winchester to the shrine of Thomas Becket

Folkestone is popular and has the fantastic Harbour Arm; the newly restored promenade out at sea which houses a collection of street food eateries, bars, pop ups, weekend events and an open air cinema. It is fun to walk along the Promenade from Folkestone to Sandgate where there are antique shops, beach cafes and a beautiful park and a clean, quiet beach. Much of it dog friendly and clean.

Hazel Tree Cottage is perfectly located for all the Dover ferries (35 minutes) or the Channel Tunnel (20 minutes). So getting to France couldn’t be easier or more plain sailing. Or stay a while in Dover and visit Dover Castle and it’s Secret Wartime Tunnels then explore the beautiful towns of Deal and Walmer where you can visit two of Henry VIII’s castles. Deal is great for shopping, has a pretty conservation area and a cafe on the Pier which is getting rave reviews.

Please note this is a very rural spot and even though there is WiFi it can sometimes be intermittent. There is no fibre.

Other things to note
PLEASE NOTE: WIFI can be intermittent due to the rural location.

Please enjoy Hazel Tree Cottage but we kindly ask that you leave it as you found it. There will be an additional charge for damages and if additional cleaning is needed this will be charged at £150.

Whilst I welcome dogs I would appreciate you observing the house rules. No dogs on beds or sitting room furniture. Please keep them in the grounds of the cottage, not the farmhouse. Please pick up dog waste and put in the black bin behind the large grey shed. Please do not wash your dog in the bath, there is a hose provided outside the property and dog towels. Please be aware there are sometimes sheep in the field and dogs must not enter.

An extra cleaning fee of £25 is applied for guests bringing pets.

Any stays longer than a week that require cleaning will be charged at £50 per week.

Whilst the owner appreciates your need for privacy and isolation she will need to do occasional checks of the property but will always ask first.
A beautiful 2 bedroom cottage close to the village of Hastingleigh on the Downs of Kent. Just 60 miles from London and 37 minutes train journey into St Pancras International/Kings Cross. Set in rolling hills this newly refurbished stone and wood clad cottage is a delightful cosy bolt hole with a large, south facing private garden. Offering perfect isolation, tranquillity and idyllic country life. Enjoy miles of walki…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Laptop-friendly workspace
Iron
TV
Essentials
Hangers
Hair dryer

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Hastingleigh, England, United Kingdom

Peaceful and rural but close to amenities. Outstanding views with a sense of total privacy and tranquility.

Hosted by Claudia

Joined in November 2017
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House rules
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $6289

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