Stable West

Canterbury, Kent
Self-catering


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

Bed

5 beds

Bedroom

3 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 5

The
Experience

Who would imagine, at the end of the humble track, fields of blackcurrants, a newly planted 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 and the sheep. There are free logs for the wood-burner, wine and 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.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • 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
From 3pm
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights, 7 nights in high season.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dogs

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.

Meals
Pub 15-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £120
Weekly price
from £800
Surcharges
3-night stay from £525
1 House for 5
From £1205 beds3 bedrooms

Reviews

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.

Martin

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Location

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 or the Compasses at Sole Street.
  • 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.
  • Visit the White Cliffs of Dover for exhilarating walks along the coastal path and stunning views of the ancient Dover Castle.
  • Margate and the Turner Contemporary, the beaches at Broadstairs and Deal, Walmer Castle, 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.