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Smugglers Rest

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4 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
8 guests
1 night minimum
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COVID-19. We have adjusted our calendar this season so that, once restrictions are lifted, we can accommodate visitors as safely as possible. To keep both our staff and our customers safe we have decided to have a minimum of 72 hours between bookings, not only giving plenty of time for a good clean but this being the maximum time the virus can live on any surface. Obviously this will mean less bookings for us as a business but I'm sure you'll appreciate the good sense behind it. We would also ask guests to maintain social distancing between themselves and staff on site A sizeable property with 4 bedrooms (3 x double, 1 x twin) and a bathroom on the 1st floor. On the ground floor is a large kitchen, cloakroom, lounge/diner, a second bathroom and a separate wc. All bedding and towels suppli...COVID-19. We have adjusted our calendar this season so that, once restrictions are lifted, we can accommodate visitors as safely as possible. To keep both our staff and our customers safe we have decided to have a minimum of 72 hours between bookings, not only giving plenty of time for a good clean but this being the maximum time the virus can live on any surface. Obviously this will mean less bookings for us as a business but I'm sure you'll appreciate the good sense behind it. We would also ask guests to maintain social distancing between themselves and staff on site A sizeable property with 4 bedrooms (3 x double, 1 x twin) and a bathroom on the 1st floor. On the ground floor is a large kitchen, cloakroom, lounge/diner, a second bathroom and a separate wc. All bedding and towels supplied. There is a colour TV, dvd, video, books & games. The property is equipped with electric cooker, freezer, microwave, iron, washing machine, fridge, dining table/chairs, central heating, barbecue etc and all rooms are of a good size with ample storage facilities. There is a good size lawned garden. All bedding, towels etc supplied and all utilities included in price. Cot and highchair can be supplied if arranged in advance. A welcome pack is provided. Free Wi-Fi is available but download speeds are not great despite now being fibre-optic. Slippery Sam's dates from around 1450 and is a Grade II listed building. It is named after Samuel Jackson, a notorious smuggler who once lived here. The property is located on the old Roman road Stone Street around 4 miles out of Canterbury in a fairly rural setting.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Full bath, 1 Shower
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About the Owner
Ian W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
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Reviewed 2 September 2020 via mobile

Date of stay: August 2020
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Reviewed 6 September 2019

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Date of stay: August 2019
ian803, VR Owner at Smugglers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2019

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: August 2019
ian803, VR Owner at Smugglers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2019

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We were made to feel very welcome by the owners. We knew the property was quite old when we booked - it was lovely. Only had one problem - the front door internal bolt, very difficult to lock. Otherwise a lovely stay with everything we...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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ian803, VR Owner at Smugglers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thanks David - nice to have met you and the family. I'll check out the bolt.

Reviewed 12 April 2017

Smuggler's Rest and Moonrakers worked really well for us on our trip to Kent. We decided to rent the whole property quite late on but Ian was very accommodating. He and his wife were friendly and helpful, so thanks to them. We had a party...More

Date of stay: March 2017
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ian803, VR Owner at Smugglers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thanks for the review - a pleasure to have you stay

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic stay, wonderful reception from Ian, lovely welcome bottle of wine..crisps..biscuits & milk! Cottage spotless with huge surroundings, very home from home, would highly recommend to everyone.

Date of stay: September 2016
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ian803, VR Owner at Smugglers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Your kind comments much appreciated - sorry the Kent weather rather let you down for the wedding

Reviewed 9 August 2016

Smugglers rest is a very nice accomodation. There is a big garden which was nice for the children. The reception was very welcoming and relaxed.

Date of stay: July 2016
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ian803, VR Owner at Smugglers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2016

You're very kind - it was a pleasure to meet you. The weather was of course a help but then it's always lovely in Kent!

Reviewed 31 May 2016

Stayed for a week around my daughters wedding. Ian and his wife were friendly and helpful especially with service for taxis and hairdressers! The cottage is very comfortable and has all you could need. We weren't in the cottage much during the day but it...More

Date of stay: May 2016
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ian803, VR Owner at Smugglers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2016

Many thanks for the review and I'm glad all went well for the wedding - even the weather in the end!

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Breskens, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

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Date of stay: May 2015
ian803, VR Owner at Smugglers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2015

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Reviewed 31 March 2015

I had gone through much stress in finding a suitable property to host a birthday weekend for my partner. First of all, in regards to communication Ian was brilliant in responding quickly and was always informative. The booking process was simple and when we arrived...More

Date of stay: March 2015
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ian803, VR Owner at Smugglers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2015

Thanks for the kind comments and for leaving the place in good nick - both greatly appreciated, We look forward to welcoming you back for another 'occasion' possibly with better weather!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Map and directions sent to all guests prior to arrival. Car essential. Ample on site parking.
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