7 Longport

Canterbury, Kent
Bed & Breakfast


Your own cottage sitting room downstairs and a swish bedroom up - breakfast in the courtyard before venturing forth to discover Canterbury

Bedroom

1 room

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

A delightful, unexpected hideaway bang opposite the site of St Augustine’s Abbey and a five-minute walk to the Cathedral. You pass through Ursula and Christopher’s elegant Georgian house to emerge in a pretty courtyard, with fig tree and rambling rose, to find your self-contained cottage. Downstairs is a cosy sitting room with pale walls, tiled floors and plenty of books, and a clever, compact wet room with mosaic tiles. Then up steep stairs to a swish bedroom with crisp cotton sheets on a handmade bed and views of the ancient wisteria. You breakfast in the main house or in the courtyard on sunny days. Perfect.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-5pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
11am, please get in touch for late check out
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Restaurants 5-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £100
Surcharges
Singles £70.
1 Double
From £100

Reviews

7 Longport is a hidden delight, from the quirky and comfortable cottage to the lovely breakfasts prepared by Ursula. Its very convenient for exploring Canterbury and the surrounding area. Ursula is a most welcoming and knowledgeable host. Just delightful.

Keith, Cardiff

Beautifully decorated 15th century cottage in the heart of Canterbury. The cottage sits within a walled garden, it was lovely waking to the sound of bird song. Ursula is a great host. Breakfast was delicious. I highly recommend the home made poached apple with blackberries!

Lisa, London

7 Longport is well located for walking into Canterbury city. It was brilliant to be able to park our car a two minute walk away for just £6 for 24hrs. We liked the privacy of having our own little cottage, with a cute little sitting area on the ground floor and a spacious, light and comfortable bedroom on the top floor. Ursula was a warm and welcoming hostess, full of local knowledge and served up a great breakfast in the morning. What's not to like?!

Felicity, London

I am a frequent visitor to 7 Longport. The cottage is a hidden gem; tucked away across the courtyard - so peaceful and yet only a short walk from the City centre. I'd like to say that it is home from home but the bed is much more comfortable and the breakfasts are definitely more delicious! Ursula is the consummate hostess and no attention to detail is spared. I consider myself fortunate to have found a bolt hole in Canterbury and I look forward to returning.

Lucy, Salisbury

A much-needed two-day break was made very special and relaxing thanks to Ursula's personal care and attention to detail. The quirky yet comfortable cottage in the garden feels like a hidden secret but comes with everything you might need for modern comfort - comfy bed with great sheets, thick towels, wood burner much appreciated on a cold February evening, books and mags to read. Breakfast was locally sourced & beautifully prepared and cooked. We walked out into the centre of Canterbury and came back to our little haven when we needed to recharge. Don't miss lunch at the Good's Shed nearby

Mary, Hartfield

We were looking for somewhere to stay whilst attending a wedding locally and this really hit the spot. A great cottage at the end of the Garden, beautifully presented with a fantastic bed. The best nights sleep in ages. A short walk into the Cathedral was a bonus. Ursula was one of the best hosts we have encountered - welcoming, full of local knowledge on where to eat and where to go and served up an amazing breakfast on the two days we were there. Great to be able to sit outside in the quiet courtyard. We will return and certainly recommend to others.

Andrew

We revelled in this appealing, cosy hideaway in the historic heart of Canterbury, near St Augustine's Abbey. Rooms bijou but private, quirky and tasteful. Very friendly welcome from Ursula and delicious breakfast in the main 18thC house. Walkable to all the sights and more eating places than you can shake a stick at, yet peacefully tucked away. Perfect couple weekend away!

Carmel

We had a wonderful stay at 7 Longport and were made to feel very welcome by our friendly hosts. The cottage was very charming; beautifully decorated and just perfect for us two and our three month old. Ursula was happy to provide a baby bouncer and other baby-related things which made our stay that extra bit comfortable. And her breakfasts were just delicious. We loved the variety - every morning is different in her kitchen! And her attention to detail was brilliant. Don't hesitate to book a stay here in the centre of Canterbury!

Rebecca

The most wonderful place you could stay in Canterbury. The cottage is a beautiful, peaceful haven from the bustle of modern life. Ursula and Christopher were so welcoming and helpful. Emerging from the cottage into the sun-dappled courtyard under the magnolia tree, with the wisteria in bloom, before devouring a superb full-English breakfast, was a highlight of our trip.

Michael

7 Longport is a great setting, so handy for Canterbury city. We got a warm welcome before discovering the quaint cosy cottage with all comforts. Ursula advised on dining places in the town. After a most peaceful night in the secluded garden we enjoyed a delicious breakfast. The main house was such a happy family place and reflected the family's love of cooking. It is a treasure of a place to stay.

Liliane

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ursula & Christopher Wacher

  • Great location for exploring East Kent and all its historic and coastal attractions. Visit wonderful sandy beaches, imposing castles or just enjoy the fantastic food East Kent has to offer.
  • In easy reach of the Channel ports.
  • Just 5 minutes walk from Canterbury's historic cathedral and all the city's historic sites, shops, bars and restaurants.
  • Whitstable and its bustling shops, restaurants and fishing harbour only 20 minutes drive.
  • Leeds Castle, Sissinghurst, the Turner Contemporary Gallery or Chatham's Historic Dockyard all under an hour away.
  • Our breakfasts are sourced from the local Farmers' Market (or direct from the supplier) or grown on our allotment and everything possible is home-made.