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Classic rural landscapes and traditional seaside entertainment along with ancient history and spectacular gardens; come and explore Kent and see for yourself the 'Garden of England'.

You don't have to travel far from your cottages to find beauty, fun and relaxation. A truly diverse county, Kent has some of the most unspoilt countryside in the British Isles, not to mention iconic landmarks, award-winning beaches and thrilling attractions for young and old.

Not to be missed are the world famous White Cliffs of Dover, which stand tall and proud welcoming you to England's oldest county. Discover Canterbury, where you're guaranteed one of the best views of the city from the Westgate Towers at Canterbury Cathedral; a truly magnificent World Heritage Site. Step in to the dazzling medieval past of Dover Castle and explore Secret Wartime Tunnels and stories of King Henry II's court.

For a taste of life in the fast lane head to Buckmore Park Kart Circuit and kids will love the up-close animal encounters at Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Wild Animal Park. Step back in time to experience nineteenth-century England at Dickens' World and the Guildhall Museum, while cider connoisseurs will love Biddenden Vineyards and Cider Works. There's a lot to see and do, and self-catering cottage offers the best way to make the most of this wonderful area.

There are many ways to take in the beauty of the county; by foot, bike, car or water, but there's nothing quite like the grand heritage of the Kent and East Sussex Railway. Discover the captivating essence of the 'Garden of England' as the line wends along ten and a half miles of charming countryside. Wander off the beaten track and seek out little-known paths, where the deer of the woods around Challock and the orchids of the North Downs await discovery.

Why not enjoy some traditional seaside fun and head to Margate, Broadstairs or Ramsgate for Blue Flag awarded beaches, where you can enjoy anything from building sandcastle and exploring rock pools to exhilarating watersports and funfairs. Seaside town Whitstable offers quirky art galleries and craft shops and there's no shortage of tasty seafood restaurants for when hunger strikes.

Be enriched by Kent's exciting past and present. Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Kent today.

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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

An ideal base for a town or country break

These two adjoining, stylishly-presented, beamed holiday lodges are set in the owners’ grounds overlooking ornamental fishponds, yet you can pick up the Eurostar from Ebbsfleet just 10 minutes away to speed across to Brussels or Paris for lunch! Enjoy rural walks from the doorstep in the picturesque Darenth Valley. Alternatively, travel to St Pancras and Stratford International to explore London’s art galleries, restaurants and museums. For out of town retail therapy, Bluewater - the second largest shopping centre in the UK - is just a short drive. Alternatively, cross the River Thames to visit Lakeside which, together with the accompanying retail parks, forms one of the largest shopping areas in a single location in Europe. Brands Hatch Race Circuit and Lullingstone Roman Villa are close by and well worth visiting. For guests staying in July, a lavender massage at one of the local farms is a real treat! Guests enjoy shared use of the owners’ heated outdoor swimming pool and sauna by arrangement. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/4 mile.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with stone floors. 1 double (5ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Gas underfloor heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 2-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (11.5m x 5.5m, depth 6m x 1m), open June-September, and sauna by arrangement with owners. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Access through grounds with steps, alternative level access by arrangement with owner. Ponds in grounds.

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£300-£588
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Sutton Cottage Ref: PLLZ

This holiday cottage, adjacent to the owner’s home, provides compact accommodation. Take the Eurostar and have lunch in Paris or Brussels, or travel to St Pancras and Stratford International and explore the London art galleries, restaurants and museums. A short drive takes you to Bluewater or visit Lakeside. Enjoy rural walks in the Darenth Valley, Brands Hatch race circuit and Lullingstone Roman Villa, all easily accessible. In addition to which there is shared use of the owner’s heated outdoor swimming pool and sauna by arrangement. Shop and pub 1/4 mile.

Cosy living room. Two steps down to kitchen/dining room. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Spiral stairs to galleried area with double bed and sloping ceilings. Most rooms with tiled floor.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-fi
  • Sitting-out area and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Swimming pool with Roman steps (38ft x 18ft, depth 3ft to 20ft) open June-September and sauna by arrangement
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced ponds in owner’s grounds. 5 steps to swimming pool

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£301-£503
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
The Sanctuary Ref: 16614

Outdoor heated swimming pool (May to Sept)

This charming, imposing detached mock Tudor property offers spacious holiday accommodation and is set in nearly 4 acres of idyllic grounds, offering panoramic views over the local countryside. It offers many features such as an oak curved staircase, leaded light windows, beech floor, open fire as well as a summer house/games room and outdoor pool. The bedrooms overlook the lovely gardens. It is in a quiet peaceful location adjacent to the caretaker’s lodge and is only ½ mile from the local pub and just over 100 yards from a letter box. An ideal touring base, this beautiful area abounds with stately homes steeped in history as well as walks and is easy for commuting to London as well as trips to France with Dover approximately 40 minutes’ drive. Canterbury with its beautiful cathedral is within easy reach. Shop and pub 1/2 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Dining room with beams and parquet floor. Kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room with sauna (by coin meter) and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with bidet and toilet, 1 single with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 twin with 3 steps to en-suite bathroom with shower attachment, bidet and toilet.

Open fire in living room and woodburner in games room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating (October-March), gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Extensive grounds. Patio. Barbecue. Ample parking. Outdoor heated swimming pool (11.5m x 5.8m, depth 0.9-1.8m) open May-September. Summer house/games room with changing rooms, snooker table (not to be used by children under 16), badminton and garden bowls. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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£773-£2160
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
The Barn Ref: P14

This uniquely converted beamed barn is situated in the depths of the Kentish countryside with beautiful views, yet only 7 miles from Canterbury. The Barn enjoys some specially commissioned stained glass panels which beautifully illuminate the kitchen, dining area and conservatory. There are also some individual sculptures for guests to enjoy both inside and outside the house. The property is set in almost 2 acres of gardens which exude peace and tranquillity, and have been divided into different areas, one of which boasts a water feature. There is a large outdoor chessboard, and the garden, which is partly lit at night, also houses an indoor heated swimming pool. Beyond the garden lie fields and countryside which are great for walking and bird-watching.
The property is ideally placed for visiting historic Canterbury, which offers a rich slice through two thousand years of history, with Roman and early Christian ruins, a Norman castle and a famous cathedral that dominates a medieval warren of time-skewed Tudor buildings. Ashford is ideal for shopping at the Designer Outlet. Trips to Paris can be taken from Ashford International Station, or Dover is also nearby for ferries to France. Dover also has a castle perched high on the famous White Cliffs, and Second World War tunnels. Port Lympne Wild Animal Park is ideal for children and houses hundreds of rare animals including elephants, tigers and lions amongst many others. The mansion is surrounded by 15 acres of spectacular gardens and has a mural room depicting over 300 animals and birds from South East Asia. Shops 4 miles, pub serving good food, 200 yards.

Step to entrance. Large beamed living room with open fire, maple floor, huge inglenook and French doors to terrace. Dining room with terracotta-tiled floor. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with terracotta-tiled floor and living/dining area. Second kitchen with living/breakfast area. Conservatory with slate floor and stained glass windows. Three double bedrooms. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Shower room. Separate toilet. First floor: Galleried bridge landing leading to beamed double bedroom with sloping ceiling, oak floor and superb countryside views. Beamed twin bedroom with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with bidet and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

  • Open fire – initial logs included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, partial oil central heating, partial ‘Econ 7’ NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Three TVs (one satellite)
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer (in ground floor shower room)
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Large 2-acre garden with terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Sole use of indoor heated swimming pool (20ft x 10ft, depth 3ft to 6ft 6in, open 8am-11pm), with changing facilities, shower and toilet
  • Exercise bike and table tennis
  • Outdoor chessboard
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced pond in garden

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£3837-£3837
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Dynamo Cottage Ref: 29854

Set on St Margaret’s Holiday Park
Shared indoor heated swimming pool

Dynamo Cottage is a comfortable semi-detached bungalow situated at St Margaret’s Holiday Park near Dover. The holiday park boasts a shared indoor heated swimming pool, relaxation pool, sauna, spa pool and gym (all at cost), and there is free use of wi-fi in the clubhouse. Dynamo Cottage is located at the front of the park with views over the well-kept lawn and rolling hills. Attractions close by include St Margaret’s Bay with its stunning views to France, Dover with regular ferry crossings to Calais, Dover Castle and the historic city of Canterbury with its great cathedral and boutique shops. Beach 1½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. 42’’ Freeview plasma TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room (at cost). Dishwasher. Freezer. Small courtyard with sitting-out area. Shared landscaped grounds. Parking (2 cars). Shared, indoor, heated swimming pool (25m x 7m), open 7am to 9pm (under 16’s 10am to 6pm only), March-December (at cost). Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 1 step to courtyard.

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£287-£703
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Rockley Ref: PLLW

Rockley a former oast house, parts of which date back to 1740, is situated in the small hamlet of Tuesnoad near Bethersden. Providing a very high standard of holiday accommodation with oak and slate floors, a delightful decked terrace accessed via French doors leading off the spacious breakfast room, with a cosy log-burner for chilly evenings and some beautiful exposed beams. Set in spacious well kept grounds with a tennis court and fenced heated swimming pool with changing facilities, it provides ideal accommodation for friends and family groups. This is Darling Buds of May territory and every year at Pop Larkin’s Farm close by a classic car show is held for a perfect family day out. Also close by is a 40 acre reindeer centre – a magical visit at Christmas time. Ashford International is only a short car journey away for trips to Paris or Brussels! Other places to visit include Tenterden, the Jewel in the Weald, Biddenden Vineyard which produces wine, cider and apple juice and offers tastings. The South of England’s Rare Breed Centre provides a wonderful opportunity for children to become more “hands on” with the animals, or take a trip on the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway. For those looking for something different try a ghost tour around Pluckley, the most haunted village in England according to the Guinness Book of Records. Shop and pub 11/2 miles.

Spacious living room with wood-burning stove and oak floor. Dining room with oak floor. Kitchen/breakfast room with French doors to terrace and oak floor. Separate toilet with slate floor. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Double bedroom (6ft zip and link). Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Some exposed beams throughout.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Sky TV
  • Music system
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Two freezers
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed garden with terrace and furniture
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Tennis court
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool (30ft x 16ft, depth 3ft to 6.6ft) June-September
  • No smoking

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£2376-£2376
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Peelers Lodge Ref: W43197

This detached, lodge-style holiday home is situated in the owner’s grounds, facing across fields and close to the North Downs. The Greensand Way and Stour Valley Walk easily accessible. There are good rail links to London from Pluckley, or the fast link from Ashford, 8 miles, where you will also find the Julie Rose Stadium. Leeds Castle, Sissinghurst Gardens, the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway and the beach at Whitstable make for enjoyable days out. Two day pottery or screen printing workshops are available by arrangement with the owner. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Step down to kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Shower room with toilet.

Underfloor central heating (in shower room), electric heaters, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Use of owner’s outdoor swimming pool (7.6m x 3.7m, depth 0.9m to 1.2m) open May-September (by arrangement). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£297-£583
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
6
Pets
1
Fairfield House Ref: 19629

Outdoor heated swimming pool (May to September)

Charming family holiday house situated in 1-acre of landscaped gardens. The gardens come complete with koi pond, swimming pool, large covered oak framed barbecue and seating and nine hole putting green. This beautiful property also offers parking for 6 cars, 4 adult bikes and separate games room, which are all surrounded by farmland. It offers a well-equipped kitchen including a tall American fridge/freezer and also two additional fridges. Ideal holiday base for country walks and cycle rides (bike hire available). In addition, there are hot air balloon flights in the village on request and a local golf complex. Ashford town is 6 miles away offering a spectacular designer shopping outlet, rail links to London/Paris, also shuttle/ferry nearby for channel crossings. Local attractions include coastal resorts Camber Sands, Dymchurch and Littlestone. Within driving distance of the property, you can also visit Woodchurch Rare Breeds Centre, Port Lympne Zoo, Leeds and Dover Castles, golf courses, RH&D miniature steam railway and Chapel Down Winery, plus historic Canterbury, Rye and Tenterden. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast bar and slate floor. Breakfast area/utility room with French doors. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, (two 5ft), one (6ft) with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, one with shower cubicle, 1 twin, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, oil, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Video. DVD. CD. Oil Aga. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. 1-acre landscaped garden with decking area and furniture. Ample parking. Wendy house. Outdoor swimming pool (10.5m x 5.1m; depth 0.9m to 3m) heated May-September, with Roman steps and changing room with toilet. Games room with table tennis, football table, pool table and darts. Barbecue and putting available May-September. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: There is a fenced pond in the garden.

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£807-£1814
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Beacon House Ref: PQQR

This imposing, detached, Georgian family home resides in the centre of its own spacious grounds. It nestles on the edge of a pretty village with attractive typically Wealden, weather-boarded houses and old hall houses. There is also a fenced outdoor swimming pool, which is solar heated. All rooms are spacious and there is plenty of living accommodation, making it an ideal retreat for family holidays or a reunion. It is well appointed for exploring the village of Tenterden - known as ‘The Jewel of the Weald’ - and its antique, gift and specialist shops plus excellent tea rooms. Ashford offers the best of a flourishing market town with its rich mix of historic buildings, yet all the vibrancy of a modern international gateway, with Ashford’s International Eurostar station providing an efficient link to the continent. There is a wealth of attractions to visit locally including the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway which chugs through 10½ miles of glorious countryside. Guests can tempt their palette with award-winning wines, ciders and juices at Biddenden Vineyards (Kent’s oldest commercial vineyards), 5 miles. Dubbed the most beautiful castle in the world, Leeds Castle is 6 miles; this fairytale, moated castle offers golf, a fine aviary and a maze. It also hosts summer concerts and a spectacular firework displays around November 5th. Canterbury is 18 miles away: visit the historical cathedral embellished with Bethersden ‘marble’, as well as abbey ruins, art galleries, museums, ancient city walls, and churches. Small Hythe place is a local NT property close by. Shop 150 yards, pub 400 yards.

Spacious living/dining room with open fire in inglenook and French doors to garden. Additional sitting-room with TV. Morning room with piano. Well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room Aga (Oct-Jun) with tiled floor. Laundry room. Play room with TV (no reception, for DVD playback only). Changing room leading into toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed an, one with wash basin. Three twin bedrooms, two with wash basin. Three bedrooms have wooden floor. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Aga (October-May)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • 1 1/2-acre garden with orchard, terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Solar heated swimming pool (30ft x 16ft, depth 3ft to 6ft 6in, open June-September) with Roman steps
  • Piano
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

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£964-£3014
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Rookwood Lodge Ref: PM4

In the heart of rural Kent, this attractive holiday cottage is ideally placed for exploring the area, and just a short drive from the coast. It stands in the owners’ beautiful landscaped grounds, complete with shared outdoor swimming pool, yet is detached and secluded with its own patio. Renovated to a high standard with terracotta-tiled floors and large first floor bedroom, it makes a cosy base for a couple or a family. Tenterden with many antique shops, medieval Rye, Battle, and Tunbridge Wells for shopping are all easily reached. On the coast are New Romney and Hythe, with Folkstone and Dover just an hour away for day trips to France. Shops and pub 2½ miles.

Fitted kitchen, with dining area, terracotta-tiled floor, additional TV and French doors to patio. Living room with sofa-bed (alternative sleeping only). First floor: Twin sleeping area and
en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Z-bed (for +1 child)
  • Two TVs
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared enclosed 1-acre garden with furnished patio
  • Parking
  • Shared outdoor swimming pool (16ft x 30ft, depth 3ft to 8ft, open June-September)
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£250-£528
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

This semi-detached bungalow is set in a secluded holiday park with on site facilities, including a 25 metre indoor heated swimming pool, smaller relaxation pool, sauna, spa pool and gym with beauty treatments and fitness classes (all at cost). Nearby St Margaret’s Bay is ideal for fishing. The cathedral city of Canterbury is 15 miles, and Dover ferry port is 10 minutes drive, so don’t forget your passport and take a day trip to France. Explore Dover Castle and the secret war tunnels or enjoy discounted designer shopping at De Bradelei Wharf. Shops 200 yards, pub 150 yards.

All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

First £10 of electricity and electric heaters included, remainder electricity by card meter (cards can be purchased on site). Bed linen and towels included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Patio and furniture. Large indoor heated swimming pool and smaller relaxation pool (at cost). Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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£196-£468
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

Use of the owner’s outdoor heated swimming pool by arrangement

This detached bungalow with shared use of an outdoor heated swimming pool is located in the heart of Kent’s countryside, yet only a 20 minute walk into the beautiful city of Canterbury. Situated adjacent to the owner’s home on the owner’s small holding farm with over 35 acres of land, this property offers a great holiday experience for that family gathering or even a romantic break. It is surrounded by great amenities such as the local Larkey Valley Wood, awarded an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty perfect for walking, bird watching and adventure enthusiasts. If you would prefer a bit of retail therapy, then Canterbury city centre boasts numerous shops, bars and restaurants. Canterbury also offers many historic attractions including the cathedral and city walls which are up to 1416 years old. Ramsgate and Dover are both within a 14 mile drive. The famous White Cliffs of Dover are home to 5 miles of coast and countryside. Beach 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with patio doors. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, (one 6ft), (two 5ft, one zip and link), 1 bunk. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. MP3 player. Aga. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room. Dishwasher. Freezer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small lawned courtyard with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Use of owner’s swimming pool (7m x 4m, depth 0.9m to 2.1m) open May-September on request, with changing facilities. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£337-£1133
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