Glorious English Holidays

Church Cottage

Barham - Rural Kent

Delightful 18th Century house set in the midst of a very pretty village near Canterbury
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 4 Stars
£955 - £1270 per week *

Special Offers: Book February Half Term with us and receive 10% off


A delightful 18th century house in the heart of the village of Barham set in the Elham Valley.  The house has been lovingly looked after over the years by the same family and now offers spacious accommodation for 7 guests with plenty of places to escape to for some peace and quiet.  This period house which remains largely unspoilt by time, has great charm with many original and quirky features, such as crooked doorways, uneven floors, winding staircases and original timbers.  There is a gorgeous quintessentially English walled garden which is beautifully planted and has a patio for enjoying summer evenings. The pretty village of Barham offers a village shop and a good dining pub The Duke of Cumberland, which is just down the lane from the property, there is also a direct bus route to Canterbury.  The Elham Valley is part of the North Downs area of outstanding natural beauty and offers vineyards and pretty villages to explore and fabulous country walks. Nearby are the beautiful gardens of Goodnestone Park, well worth a visit, with its stunning walled rose garden. The city of Canterbury - a Unesco World Heritage site, with winding medieval streets, world famous cathedral, great shopping and vibrant cafe culture is only 15 minutes drive away. For a fun day out by the sea, drive south to Folkestone which is under half an hour's drive where you can explore the retro shops in the old town and have lunch on the Harbour Arm.  Shop: 200 yards   Pub: 100 yards   Coast: 11 miles

Ground Floor:

A carpeted entrance hall leads to ...

Sitting Room is carpeted with dual aspect windows either end of the room and a glazed door leading to the garden.  There is a beautiful original fireplace housing a fitted gas fire, a comfortable sofa and 4 armchairs, together with a writing desk, occasional tables, a t.v. and bookshelves
Snug a cosy carpeted room with a large inglenook fireplace with fitted gas fire and dual aspect windows.  There are 2 large sofas, a large footrest a t.v. and a small bureau

Hallway leading to ...

Cloakroom with hand basin and original antique w.c
Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room
Dining Room has a quarry tiled floor and small AGA, with an oval dining table, chairs and sideboard and a part glazed door leading to the garden
Kitchen with windows onto the garden is well-equipped with plenty of work surfaces.  There is an eye-level double oven, 4 ring gas hob with extractor fan above, a fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher plus a washing machine and dryer
Utility Room with cupboards and back door

Turning staircase with low headroom leading to ...

First Floor:

Split level landing to ...
Bedroom 1 overlooking the front of the house.  A bright carpeted room with a double bed and bedside tables with lamps.  It has a small dressing table, a built-in and free-standing wardrobe and some bookshelves.  Door to Bathroom
Bathroom  a lovely big space which is carpeted.  It has a bath and hand held shower, a heated towel rail, hand basin and corner shower unit.  Access doors from bedroom and hallway
Cloakroom with original antique w.c
Bedroom 2 is carpeted and has a single bed with a bedside table, a chest of drawers and wall hooks for hanging clothes
Bedroom 3 is a large room, carpeted with dual aspect windows.  There are 2 single beds with a bedside table between, an original feature fireplace, 2 chests of drawers and a built-in wardrobe

Stairs with very low headroom and slightly steep leading to...

Second Floor:
Carpeted landing to ...

Bedroom 4 is in the eaves with dual aspect windows.  There is a king size bed with bedside tables and lamps, an upholstered bench seat, a chest of drawers and a built-in wardrobe
Bathroom 2 has a free-standing bath, electric heated towel rail, hand basin and w.c

Garden: A very pretty south facing walled garden, beautifully planted with flower beds, shrubs and trees.  There is a patio and plenty of garden furniture.

Parking: There is a detached garage at the end of the garden with space for 1 car and a driveway for off-street parking for 2 cars.  Further off-street parking is available opposite the churchyard. Please do not park directly outside the house except for dropping off or unloading.
Heating: Gas central heating
Pets: No pets allowed at this property
Notes:  There is a travel cot available for guests' use.  This is a period property with low doorways, turning staircases, sometimes steep and with low headroom  in places and some uneven floors.  Not suited to those with mobility problems 


  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 4 Stars
  • Welcome Pack upon arrival
  • Bed linen included
  • Bath towels included
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Travel cot available
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • Nearest shop: 0.2 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 0.1 miles away
  • 12 miles from the coast



This is a wonderful cottage in a fantastic location, very well maintained and fully equipped. Mind your head though, as doorways are low, sometimes very low.Dr I Helbling - 15th August 2018
Lovely house, everything needed is in the house. Pretty garden and village.Mrs Anna Tobiasson - 8th July 2018
Most picturesque and characterful. Mr Andrew Trenouth - 26th February 2018


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