Stable West

Canterbury, Kent
+44 (0)7779 350305

£150 - £350
per night
£900 - £1800
per week

An immaculate stable retreat surrounded by gardens near Canterbury. Two couples could spend an idyllic week here, or a family of 5


5 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 5

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£150 - £350 per night

£900 - £1800 per week

The Experience

At the end of the humble track, you’ll find the established Heppington vineyard and a beautifully converted Edwardian stable block. The friendly owners live at one end of the stables, you live at the other, and all you hear are the birds. There are logs for the wood-burner, wine from the estate and fresh flowers for the table, and heaps of country-house space. So: enter a hall with white paintwork and chequer tiles, a lofty sitting room in duck-egg blue, a big fresh kitchen/dining room with all you need, and an airy sun room, perfect for the papers. The en suite bedroom is downstairs and the rest are up: a twin/double; a single; a bathroom under the eaves. Colours are muted, carpets soft, beds comfortable and everything shines. Outside? Rolling views of Kentish countryside from a well-tended pretty garden, a pool enclosed by a rose-tumbled wall, a wild meadow sprinkled with flowers. Swimming and tennis can be arranged, historic Canterbury is up the road, and if you fancy a well-pulled pint – or a top-notch Sunday roast – you simply stride across the fields.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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


Nightly price
from £150
Weekly price
from £900
3-night stay from £525
1 House for 5
From £1505 beds3 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Other details
Minimum stay: 3 nights, 7 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Dog biscuit treats, rugs for the furniture and towels for drying.

Max. usually 2 dogs.

Secure garden with beautiful dog walking countryside direct from the door.

Pub 15-minute walk.


We stayed in Stable West for 3 nights.The cottage is beautifully furnished, very spacious and comfortable and surrounded by lovely and peaceful countryside. It even has an electrical charge point for one of our cars which we were welcome to use. Charlie was very attentive and helpful, and we wanted for absolutely nothing during our stay. We would thoroughly recommend it!

Hanna, Windsor

We had a fantastic time at Stable West. It is a beautiful house and much larger than it appears in the photographs. The house is really well equipped. A perfect home from home. We sat out on the private terrace each evening and ate our evening meals in the conservatory. The garden is lovely. Charlie and Lucy were perfect hosts.

Anne-lise, Peterborough

Beautiful, extremely comfortable and very spacious cottage - much bigger than we had envisaged. Surrounded by fields; all you can hear is birdsong - very peaceful. Walked each day thru the fields to a different, fabulous pub - The Duck at Pett Bottom especially good. Charlie was a great communicator and popped round immediately we needed anything. Perfect escape from the city. Thank you.

Natalie, London

We spent a wonderful 9 days over New Year in this beautiful country retreat. I have to say the photos don't do the place justice - the house is wonderful and is in truly beautiful surroundings. It doesn't feel like a holiday let and there are lots of little touches which make it a home from home. Although Charlie and Lucy live next door and were available if we needed anything, we had complete privacy and could pretend we were the lucky owners - we hope to be back soon!

Carole, Turin

The best holiday home we've ever been to,an extraordinary place: spacious, well equipped, tasteful Interieur, beautifully located and - as if all this wasn't enough - run by a very nice and helpful couple. highly recommended, we'll definitely return!

Martin, Vienna

We had a lovely stay at Stable West, it’s really beautiful inside and out, and spotlessly maintained. The gardens are very pretty and in fact, the whole place is a large chunk of rural eye candy - something pleasant catches the eye wherever you look! There are lots of nice walks from the house including woodland, fruit field and meadow, always with stunning countryside views. We loved the swimming pool too. There is a good pub ten minutes walk away, our tip is to stock up on good Kentish provisions at the nearby farm shop and get cooking back at the house or on the BBQ.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Charlie Markes

  • Country walks from the front door lead you into the local North Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – and you might take in some of the great local pubs, such as the Duck at Pett Bottom. Beautiful local bluebell woods - ask us where to go!
  • Canterbury World Heritage site is on your doorstep – in addition to the famous cathedral, enjoy its many excellent shops, cafes and restaurants, as well as other attractions such as the Canterbury Tales experience and St. Augustine’s Abbey.
  • An amazing range of gastronomic treats in the area, such as the Sportsman at Seasalter, the Bridge Arms and the Pig (both in a nearly village) and the Goods Shed in Canterbury. Ask us for more suggestions!
  • Margate and the Turner Contemporary, the beaches at Broadstairs and Deal, Walmer Castle, Dover Castle and the White Cliffs, and the quaint town of Sandwich are all within easy reach.
  • Cycle the Crab and Winkle way from Canterbury to Whitstable to enjoy the local native oysters as well as the town’s chic independent shops, quirky seaside cottages and great fish restaurant on the beach.
  • Spend hours watching the gorillas, elephants and tigers at the world renowned Howlett’s Wild Animal Park – a ten minute drive away.