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Old Alms House

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The Old Alms House
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Canterbury Cathedral- a fifteen minute drive away
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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The detached Old Alms House has been sympathetically renovated and extended and now forms a comfortable luxury holiday home. It is in a quiet rural area in a warm sunny location. The Old Alms House is a Grade 2 listed 15th.Century medieval almshouse and is situated in a pretty valley with a chalk stream and former watercress beds. It has its own private large garden. The Old Alms House offers quiet country style living and is under 15 minutes drive from Canterbury and 20 minutes from the nearest beach.On the ground floor is the large living room consisting principally of a reclaimed oak wagon lodge, a double bedroom with a guest bed (suitable for a child) , and an en-suite shower room and another double bedroom and a family bathroom, all mattresses are pocket sprung. A well equipped bespo...The detached Old Alms House has been sympathetically renovated and extended and now forms a comfortable luxury holiday home. It is in a quiet rural area in a warm sunny location. The Old Alms House is a Grade 2 listed 15th.Century medieval almshouse and is situated in a pretty valley with a chalk stream and former watercress beds. It has its own private large garden. The Old Alms House offers quiet country style living and is under 15 minutes drive from Canterbury and 20 minutes from the nearest beach.On the ground floor is the large living room consisting principally of a reclaimed oak wagon lodge, a double bedroom with a guest bed (suitable for a child) , and an en-suite shower room and another double bedroom and a family bathroom, all mattresses are pocket sprung. A well equipped bespoke kitchen with many exposed beams completes the ground floor. On the first floor is a double bedroom and a room with three single beds both rooms having en-suite shower rooms The predominant flooring material to the ground floor is limestone with underfloor heating throughout. Much of the medieval structure remains and most of it has been left exposed internally including the roof structure (much remains smoke blackened from original open fires on the ground floor), some wattle and daub is shown exposed in one of the walls to the kitchen. The structure is again exposed in the living room and this time with an abundance of glass to the walls which takes advantage of the views to the garden and small paddock to the south. There are 2 sets of triple folding glazed doors to the north and south opening on to terraces to take advantage when the weather is fine.There is a set of outdoor furniture consisting of a table and benching enough for 10 people. The living room further has the benefit of a wood burning stove set within an inglenook (with its original chimney crane) for when the weather turns colder.The garden and small paddock extends to about 1 acre around the property. There is undercover parking for up to 3 cars in an oak framed open garage and other surface parking. Please note that whilst the Old Alms House is a great venue for a celebration or get together it is not designed as a party venue. We welcome all groups to enjoy their stay but advise them to respect our neighbours and the peaceful location. Loud music and noise is not appropriate in this quiet rural setting and an after dark curfew for outside noise is respectfully requested. Caution must be taken in the garden due to a Well in the grounds and, whilst it has a safety grille, all children must be supervised whilst in the grounds.There is no winter heating charge. Arrival time is after 3pm on the start day and departure time is by 10am on the day of leaving. Cot and high chair are available but please state in advance if the items are required. Short breaks are available outside the high season. It is regretted that no pets or smokers are allowed at the property.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 3 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
James B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2012
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Reviewed 30 November 2019

We booked the house for a weekend visit to the near by Canterbury Christmas Market and for that purpose it was ideal, as we used the Sturry Road Park and Ride Bus Service into Canterbury. . The house had every thing we needed and more....More

Date of stay: November 2019
Thank Dave R
Reviewed 5 June 2019

Within easy driving distance of Canterbury. Peaceful rural location. Delightful house with plenty of parking space. Ideal for a family gathering. En suite for every room. James B, the owner very responsive and helpful.

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank David B
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Reviewed 16 May 2019 via mobile

What a charming home for our family reunion and the setting for our daughter’s wedding . Seeped in tradition, this country escape is beautiful and tastefully decorated, James was the perfect host, and was extremely helpful and flexible. Everyone was impressed and we will certainly...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank uelsa
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We stayed as a family at Old Alms House and enjoyed it thoroughly. The house oozes history. On the other hand it is comfortable and well-equipped - ideal as a family retreat. The surroundings are peaceful and quiet but all of Kent's interesting places can...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank ArneP2
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We stayed as a family of 6 adults for 10 nights. The house was pretty, spacious and clean. It is a very old house that has been professionally modernised throughout, whilst retaining original features. The kitchen was very well equipped and we cooked a meal...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank I9844TJmichaele
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Garage
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Canterbury The house is close to the fine medieval city of Canterbury with its Cathedral being the centre of the Anglican Church. Canterbury is a historic, cultural and educational centre with three theatres ( one open air) and two Universities. There are river trips in punts through the centre of Canterbury. With its wealth of historic buildings and traditional narrow streets the city has a new pedestrianised shopping centre and many restaurants and eateries to cater for all tastes.. The Marlowe is a new theatre opened in Oct. 2011 and offers the best in touring theatre productions and you can enjoy west end musicals, drama with opera and ballet, classical music, stand up comedy, music gigs,children`s shows and pantomimes. The annual Canterbury Festival runs for two weeks from mid to la...
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