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A unique country cottage, steeped in history, with links to the Plantagenet Kings of England! Use of the entire house and grounds - our cottage is hidden away, surrounded by a big beautiful garden that overlooks the Eastwell Manor Country Estate and has a good sized heated outdoor pool area. Everyone falls in love with Plantagenet Cottage - it's been newly refurbished, is spacious, very private & relaxing with a certain English charm & character. With the beautiful Kent countryside & numerous things for all to do nearby, it makes this a perfect getaway.
Plantagenet Cottage dates back to the 16th Century and was built by a natural son of King Richard III [the last Plantagenet King of England - the one they found under the car park in Leicester more recently] - so that alone is pretty sp...A unique country cottage, steeped in history, with links to the Plantagenet Kings of England! Use of the entire house and grounds - our cottage is hidden away, surrounded by a big beautiful garden that overlooks the Eastwell Manor Country Estate and has a good sized heated outdoor pool area. Everyone falls in love with Plantagenet Cottage - it's been newly refurbished, is spacious, very private & relaxing with a certain English charm & character. With the beautiful Kent countryside & numerous things for all to do nearby, it makes this a perfect getaway.
Plantagenet Cottage dates back to the 16th Century and was built by a natural son of King Richard III [the last Plantagenet King of England - the one they found under the car park in Leicester more recently] - so that alone is pretty special. We call one of the bedrooms 'Richard's Room' - that has a Kingsize bed in it. The other two bedrooms can be configured as either 1 x SuperKing or 2 x Singles. There are some books and an old transcript describing the History at the cottage. The tomb of the illegitimate heir, our Richard Plantagenet still lies in the ruins of nearby St Mary's church of Eastwell which makes for a nice visit.
You will have exclusive use of the entire detached property and grounds. This consists of a driveway for two cars, access to a garage space, the large garden and exterior above ground heated swimming pool. Inside the property boasts a handmade wooden kitchen, office space, large living / dinning area with vaulted ceiling and inglenook fireplace. There is a walk in storage cupboard, a bathroom, hallway, porch with a historic arched door and then the three luxurious bedrooms [bed linen and towels are provided].
There are no other properties or people at the site as we are hidden from the road - there are neighbours about 40 meters away on the outskirts of the village.
Interaction with Guests
We are always contactable for any help or advice we can offer before and during your stay. We can offer a meet & greet service if requested at small extra charge. We give detailed arrival instructions & there is a welcome pack with lots of information for our guests.
The cottage is tucked away in a very unique and secluded spot, so offers privacy but is still within easy reach of local amenities. It is nestled on the edge of a small village called Boughton Aluph which surrounds a central cricket green and traditional Kentish pub which are a short stroll away. Our property overlooks the picturesque sheep filled grounds of the Eastwell Manor Estate & Hotel which can be seen in the distance [which itself boasts fine dining, a spa, golf course, indoor pool and a huge lake]. Further afield there's the practicalities of the thriving town of Ashford, also the lovely historic city of Canterbury, and the nature filled South Downs with many a traditional Kentish country pub and an abundance of cycling trails at nearby Kingswood and many stunning walks. The seaside towns of Whitstable, Rye, Herne Bay and the sandy beaches at Camber are all near enough for day trips, as is central London.
Ashford is the nearest main town. It has the high speed train into London Kings Cross in just 27 minutes! And the Eurotunnel linking to Europe. We are also close for transit through the ferry ports. There are two motorways linking the area to other parts of the UK and local bus services in the immediate area. Having a car is recommended - although many people who want to chill and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city come here and end up not wanting to go anywhere !
Other Things to Note:
There is underfloor heating to the main stone floor, there is Netflix and Amazon Prime on the Smart TV as well as BBC I-player / ITV Hub etc. There are also network ports in each room. The bathroom has a new combi boiler so you'll never run out of hot water. During summer season the pool is kept at 29 degrees C. Pool is closed for winter. Exact dates are weather dependent.More
No smoking inside the house
Please read our safety guidelines for using the Pool and Fireplace
Advanced approval needed for pets & £25 fee. No pets in bedrooms or left unattended at any time - please ask before booking.
You are responsible for the cottage and it's contents and your own safety during your stay. Pls report any damage
No loud music / noise at unsociable times
Please be respectful, considerate and treat our cottage as if it were your own - & have a great time ! :-)
We loved our stay at Plantagenet Cottage. The inside is beautifully furnished with a living area that is fab for dinner parties. The garden is large and very peaceful. There's also a pool and a swing which are great fun! Definitely recommend!
We stayed at Plantagenet Cottage whilst attending a wedding nearby. We were all gutted not to have more time to spend there, as the property was so beautiful. The inside has been decorated to a very high standard, with everything you could need. The garden...More
You know you have found something perfect when you return a month later!
The cottage, has a real sense of history as soon as you open the door, and with the touches of exposed brick work, you start to realise just how old it is!....More
Tim and Maite have presented an absolutely beautiful and comfortable home. It's practical to spend time in with a family, has a lovely spacious communal space and we thoroughly enjoyed the large garden area and pool too.
The location is perfect with amazing walks, great...More
We have only recently started taken vacations in the UK and so far this is clearly the best cottage we have had the pleasure to stay in. The reveiws say its secluded but on arrival we thought we had made a big mistake as it...More
We stayed for the weekends and everyone enjoyed it well.
It was very short notice and Matie was kind enough to offer the best deal for us.The house is spacious and kept very clean . The living room was fantastic with all handy requirements.
We had the best time at your cottage. Our children had a wonderful time playing in the pool and running around a huge garden. The pool was safe and fenced off nicely, so we didn't need to worry about the little ones being in there...More
We stayed here with two other couples celebrating my wife's 40th birthday (weekend away without the kidlets) the house and grounds are fantastic, there is a lovely spacious living room with an amazing fireplace that we all sat around.
The house is beautifully designed and...More
The house is placed in a very beautiful garden wirh a pool
The athmosphere in the house is very warm.
Great beds to have a good sleep.
We have visited several: places in the surrounding; gardens, catles
and it wa sgreat to come home and...More
Date of stay: August 2016
1 Thank Elly M
Management response:Responded 23 January 2017
Dear Elly - Thanks very much for your kind review and it's always lovely to hear that people enjoy the cottage and surroudnings so much. It was no problem sending you some Euro plug adapters - we should have thought of that !! You were...More
The place is beautiful and clean, great space, comfy beds. Very good place to come as a family, the girls loved to play in the garden, while we had a relaxing time.
The area is beautiful for walks and not far from the sea side...More
Date of stay: November 2016
1 Thank Efratfafi
Management response:Responded 17 January 2017
Dear Efrat - thanks for your great review and we are so glad you and your family had such a lovely time. November is a very pretty time of year with all the autumnal foliage and cozy log fire. We hope to see you again...More
HOW TO GET HERE:
Sat Nav use TN25 4HP and then turn in where you see the “IRON ROOM / Village Hall” sign. Drive ahead, we are at the back of the Iron Room.
Parking is on the gravel between our two timber garages and the entrance gate. There is space for two cars here.
Deliveries: Plantagenet Cottage [behind IRON ROOM], Faversham Road, Boughton Aluph, Kent TN25 4HP.