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Plantagenet Cottage - Hidden, Historical & a Pool

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
7 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
A unique country cottage, steeped in history, with links to the Plantagenet Kings of England! Use of the entire house and grounds - our cottage is hidden away, surrounded by a big beautiful garden that overlooks the Eastwell Manor Country Estate and has a good sized heated outdoor pool area. Everyone falls in love with Plantagenet Cottage - it's been newly refurbished, is spacious, very private & relaxing with a certain English charm & character. With the beautiful Kent countryside & numerous things for all to do nearby, it makes this a perfect getaway. Plantagenet Cottage dates back to the 16th Century and was built by a natural son of King Richard III [the last Plantagenet King of England - the one they found under the car park in Leicester more recently] - so that alone is pretty sp...A unique country cottage, steeped in history, with links to the Plantagenet Kings of England! Use of the entire house and grounds - our cottage is hidden away, surrounded by a big beautiful garden that overlooks the Eastwell Manor Country Estate and has a good sized heated outdoor pool area. Everyone falls in love with Plantagenet Cottage - it's been newly refurbished, is spacious, very private & relaxing with a certain English charm & character. With the beautiful Kent countryside & numerous things for all to do nearby, it makes this a perfect getaway. Plantagenet Cottage dates back to the 16th Century and was built by a natural son of King Richard III [the last Plantagenet King of England - the one they found under the car park in Leicester more recently] - so that alone is pretty special. We call one of the bedrooms 'Richard's Room' - that has a Kingsize bed in it. The other two bedrooms can be configured as either 1 x SuperKing or 2 x Singles. There are some books and an old transcript describing the History at the cottage. The tomb of the illegitimate heir, our Richard Plantagenet still lies in the ruins of nearby St Mary's church of Eastwell which makes for a nice visit. Guest Access: You will have exclusive use of the entire detached property and grounds. This consists of a driveway for two cars, access to a garage space, the large garden and exterior above ground heated swimming pool. Inside the property boasts a handmade wooden kitchen, office space, large living / dinning area with vaulted ceiling and inglenook fireplace. There is a walk in storage cupboard, a bathroom, hallway, porch with a historic arched door and then the three luxurious bedrooms [bed linen and towels are provided]. There are no other properties or people at the site as we are hidden from the road - there are neighbours about 40 meters away on the outskirts of the village. Interaction with Guests We are always contactable for any help or advice we can offer before and during your stay. We can offer a meet & greet service if requested at small extra charge. We give detailed arrival instructions & there is a welcome pack with lots of information for our guests. The cottage is tucked away in a very unique and secluded spot, so offers privacy but is still within easy reach of local amenities. It is nestled on the edge of a small village called Boughton Aluph which surrounds a central cricket green and traditional Kentish pub which are a short stroll away. Our property overlooks the picturesque sheep filled grounds of the Eastwell Manor Estate & Hotel which can be seen in the distance [which itself boasts fine dining, a spa, golf course, indoor pool and a huge lake]. Further afield there's the practicalities of the thriving town of Ashford, also the lovely historic city of Canterbury, and the nature filled South Downs with many a traditional Kentish country pub and an abundance of cycling trails at nearby Kingswood and many stunning walks. The seaside towns of Whitstable, Rye, Herne Bay and the sandy beaches at Camber are all near enough for day trips, as is central London. Ashford is the nearest main town. It has the high speed train into London Kings Cross in just 27 minutes! And the Eurotunnel linking to Europe. We are also close for transit through the ferry ports. There are two motorways linking the area to other parts of the UK and local bus services in the immediate area. Having a car is recommended - although many people who want to chill and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city come here and end up not wanting to go anywhere ! Other Things to Note: There is underfloor heating to the main stone floor, there is Netflix and Amazon Prime on the Smart TV as well as BBC I-player / ITV Hub etc. There are also network ports in each room. The bathroom has a new combi boiler so you'll never run out of hot water. During summer season the pool is kept at 29 degrees C. Pool is closed for winter. Exact dates are weather dependent.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
No Parties/Events No smoking inside the house Please read our safety guidelines for using the Pool and Fireplace Advanced approval needed for pets & £25 fee. No pets in bedrooms or left unattended at any time - please ask before booking. You are responsible for the cottage and it's contents and your own safety during your stay. Pls report any damage No loud music / noise at unsociable times Please be respectful, considerate and treat our cottage as if it were your own - & have a great time ! :-)
Bedrooms
2 Super Kings1 King1 Single1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Tim S
Hosting since August 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day
Interaction with guestsYou will have exclusive access to the property. Keys are kept in a key safe. We do not live nearby so unlikely to meet you at the property but we are always available on the phone whenever you need help advice or local recommendations.

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Margaret T
Margaret T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
perfect stay for our family!
We had such a great time at the cottage! It was perfect for our family, two little ones and our dog. Tim was super accommodating and quick to answer any questions we had. The photos do not do the cottage justice. It was beautiful, spacious, and comfy. The kitchen was well stocked - including kid cutlery and dishes and dog bowls :) The shower had great water pressure and was a good temp, which, oddly can be hard to find sometimes. The towels left were soft and plentiful :) I don't even know how to start on the garden! It was huge, fenced-in, and gorgeous. The pool was fantastic, although it was a little chilly, my 5-year-old didn't mind. The pool was stocked with toys, and floatation devices for the little ones as well. The trampoline was a hit, we spent more time on it than I ever would have thought, and the swing and little slide were perfect. The location is great! within 30-45 minutes of so many things We would definitely love to stay again and we'd recommend it to friends visiting the area. thanks again for a great stay!
Visited August 2023
Written 30 August 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Maryjowill
Maryjowill
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect week
We have just returned from this lovely cottage. We had a great week. The cottage was perfect with everything we needed for 2 adults and 3 teenage boys. The pool was the icing on the cake - we used it every day! The owners were very helpful - great communication and we would highly recommend 😊
Visited July 2022
Written 31 July 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

David E
David E
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Return Visit
Recently returned from another wonderful stay here. It was our second visit and lucky enough for it to be over the Mother’s Day period. Absolutely stunning place, beautiful inside and out. The owners are extremely accommodating making our stay all that more private and enjoyable. Highlights include the stunning grounds and traditional rope swing (our 3 year old could get enough of it), beautiful open fireplace (stocked with everything you need) and modern creatures comforts like underfloor hearing and Netflix. Also offers fantastic views from the garden of Eastwell Manor. The Flying Horse pub across the village green is a must and much improved now under new management. Can’t recommend this cottage enough!
Visited March 2019
Written 8 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sineal C
Sineal C
Maidstone, United Kingdom11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The perfect weekend!
Myself and 5 ladies stayed at this beautiful cottage at the beginning of April. As soon as we found the listing and saw the photos, we knew it was perfect for us! From the moment we booked, Tim and Maite were helpful and friendly and gave us all of the information we needed! Eastwell Manor really is so close and it was lovely to make use of it/the grounds on the Saturday. We had a chef come to cook for us and the open planned living/dining room had so much space and was perfect for our dinner party. The grounds/garden surrounding the cottage truly are beautiful and are huge - Had we been lucky enough to have sun I am sure we would have spent many an hour enjoying the surrounding (particularly the beautiful pool area!!). I would say this was the perfect summer holiday home with children - and all of us ladies hope we can make a weekend of it to stay here again! Thank you so much for helping us have the most [erfect and memorable weekend. Sineal & the Girls x
Visited April 2019
Written 8 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

482gracer
482gracer
Kent, United Kingdom73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely stay
Had a lovely girly weekend here. The cottage is beautiful and really spacious. Beds are really comfy and Eastwell Manor being so close is such a nice bonus! Communication between the owner and ourselves was really informative and friendly. Wish we had better weather so we could enjoy the lovely garden and pool. Would definitely stay again. Nice to see the owners love sheep as much as I do :)
Visited April 2019
Written 8 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ian M
Ian M
Christchurch, New Zealand56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely cottage in quiet and restful setting
We loved staying at the Plantagenet Cottage. We were travelling as a family with two teenage children and the house and facilities were perfect for us. The three bedrooms were spacious and the beds were extremely comfortable. The house itself was fantastic, a great blend of character with modern facilities. Lovely big garden and the swimming pool was great for my daughter who loves the water. The communication from the hosts was fantastic and we really enjoyed our week at Plantagenet. Would definitely stay here again if we get the chance. Highly recommended.
Visited July 2018
Written 11 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

mdstr88
mdstr88
London, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely cottage
We stayed in Plantagenet cottage and had a wonderful time. The cottage has been very nicely modernised and comfortably accommodated three couples. It also has a beautiful garden with a pool and plenty of sports equipment to have fun if you are lucky enough to have good weather. We also really enjoyed the local walks and restaurants. Overall, a really enjoyable trip.
Visited September 2018
Written 9 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

BenPycz1
BenPycz1
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic stay
Amazing cottage, perfect for our family getaway! Great location with access to stunning Kent towns and seaside. Beautiful garden that backs onto Champneys at Eastwell Manor, which is great for a SPA day. Looking forward to going back. Highly recommended!
Visited August 2018
Written 9 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sightsee822897
Sightsee822897
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A unique and special stay.
We stayed at Plantagenet cottage for three nights to mark our daughters 18th. The house is amazing, obviously well loved. On a practical level the house was clean, well presented and welcoming. Lovely sheets and towels and welcome basket and all kitchen essentials etc to make for a very comfortable stay. The pool was warm and clean and the gardens lovely for both the children and dog! Outdoor seating and BBQ were also great. But those aspects are not what makes a stay here special. The house has a real sense of history and occasion about it, it is a unique home in lovely grounds. You feel very much tucked away and private, despite not being far from the village. It felt like a very special couple of days. There are great walks from the door and the teenagers found the outlet shopping centre 10mins drive away, so something for everyone! Would not hesitate to recommend a stay here.
Visited August 2018
Written 9 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rachael S
Rachael S
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Idyllic, perfect stay for our wedding weekend
We booked Plantagenet cottage for our wedding weekend, with our family traveling to stay for the weekend. It was absolutely perfect for what we wanted, with lots of space, and wonderful amenities. There was also a lovely welcome basket, which was very sweet and appreciated, with fresh milk etc in the fridge, and freshly made apple juice from apples in the garden! The bedrooms were all lovely, each with comfortable beds, high quality bedding, towels and also extra towels for the pool. The garden and pool are wonderful, lots of nooks and cosy corners with a table for Al fresco drinks, relaxing or eating, along with a BBQ. The pool has lots of toys, and great that it is heated! The house location is in a nice quiet village, with a great pub just across the green for food and a light beverage. Very pretty. We stayed in the summer, but imagine the house is wonderful with the large wood fireplace in full swing and cosy in the winter. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Plantagenet cottage, which made our weekend just perfect. We would definitely recommend a stay, and look forward to our return!
Visited September 2018
Written 8 October 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Additional amenities
  • Trampoline
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Patio
  • Playground
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private yard
  • Swingset
  • Terrace
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access

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Map
Getting there
Heathrow Airport
61.4 mi

Lydd Intl Airport
16.6 mi
Restaurants
Amici Restaurant
2.7 mi

The Red Lion at Badlesmere
4.2 mi

Stubbs
1.6 mi

Trattoria Romana
3 mi
Attractions
Pressure Point Escape Rooms
2.8 miEscape Games

The Hawking Centre
5 minNature & Wildlife Areas

Godinton House & Gardens
3.2 miHistoric Sites

Chilham Village
4.9 miHistoric Sites
Access
Car advised
How to get there
HOW TO GET HERE: Sat Nav use TN25 4HP and then turn in where you see the “IRON ROOM / Village Hall” sign. Drive ahead, we are at the back of the Iron Room. Parking is on the gravel between our two timber garages and the entrance gate. There is space for two cars here. Deliveries: Plantagenet Cottage [behind IRON ROOM], Faversham Road, Boughton Aluph, Kent TN25 4HP.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Golf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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