Bells Forstal Farm Stables - once home to working Shire horses on the farm - have been imaginatively converted into a stunning holiday home in a picturesque setting. Finished to an exceptionally high standard, the cottage offers guests the opportunity to sample a taste of real country living - in luxury. Set in the heart of a mixed working farm, the cottage is surrounded by footpaths for you to explore the glorious countryside at a leisurely pace. The farm is located six miles south of the charming and historic market town of Faversham and the local area has lots of attractions to appeal to all the family. A visit to Farming World at Boughton is a must for the children, Brogdale Farm - home to the National Fruit Collection is closeby and just up the road is the beautiful Georgian house of Belmont, amid its parkland gardens houses the finest private collection of clocks in Britain! More gardens can be visited at Doddington Place with the added attraction of birds of prey flying demonstrations. Also within easy reach are historic Canterbury, the seaside town of Whitstable - famed for its oysters and iconic Leeds Castle. Add to this the excellent road and fast rail links to London and beyond - what better place to make your Kent holiday base?
Shop: 4 miles Pub: 1 mile Coast: 12 miles
Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room/Kitchen is a wonderful living space, with porcelain tiled flooring throughout and underfloor heating. The vaulted ceilings with original beams make the space light and bright and the stunning wood burning stove ensures you will be warm and toasty whatever the time of year. There are comfortable sofas, attractive coffee table and occasional tables, and a TV/DVD
Dining Area has an extending table - useful for extra dinner guests and the kitchen is comprehensively equipped providing an electric oven and hob with extractor hood, an eye-level combination microwave, a washer dryer, fridge with freezer compartment, full size dishwasher and a wine cooler. There is a freezer located in the attached store
Bedroom 1 has a double bed, bedside cabinets, wardrobe and chest of drawers with mirror over. It also benefits from a lovely En-Suite Wet Room with heated towel rail, washbasin and w.c and shower.
Bedroom 2 has twin beds with can be zipped together to form a super-king size if required, bedside cabinets, wardrobe and chest of drawers
Bathroom with gorgeous deep free-standing bath with hand shower, heated towel rail ,washbasin and w.c
Garden: Fully enclosed with patio and lawn. Garden furniture and barbecue provided.
Parking: Directly beside the property.
Heating: Oil fired underfloor heating and wood burning stove.
Also Provided: First basket of logs. £3 per basket thereafter as required.
Notes: A half step is available to assist with access. The farms dairy heifers are housed in the adjacent barns over winter.. Macknade Farm shop, national award winning specialist food store is 5 miles from the cottage.
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Sorry, no pets
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- VisitEngland Gold Award
- Welcome Pack upon arrival
- Bed linen included
- Bath towels included
- Open fire/woodburner
- Cot available
- Equipped with a highchair
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- All on one level
- Nearest shop: 2 miles away
- Nearest pub: 1.5 miles away
- 9 miles from the coast
|Band||Date Range||7 night price *|
|27th May 2017 - 1st July 2017||£605.00|
|1st July 2017 - 22nd July 2017||£670.00|
|22nd July 2017 - 26th August 2017||£715.00|
|26th August 2017 - 16th September 2017||£670.00|
|16th September 2017 - 30th September 2017||£605.00|
|30th September 2017 - 21st October 2017||£520.00|
|21st October 2017 - 28th October 2017||£605.00|
|28th October 2017 - 23rd December 2017||£445.00|
|23rd December 2017 - 6th January 2018||£715.00|
* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.
First class.Mr R Hawkins - 12th November 2016
Everything was perfect.Ms L Taylor - 4th July 2016
Very enjoyable stay, excellent information pre-arrival and nice touches by owners.Mr P Bowen - 31st December 2015
The property was excellent. My mother is 82 and disabled and got about easily. Would recommend and use this property again.Mr N Gurr - 21st September 2015
Absolutely fantastic accommodation, furnishings and equipment. Very impressed. Will definitely consider returning again.Mrs A Rose - 14th September 2015
Peaceful, well positioned for the coast Canterbury and London.Mr P Buckley - 24th August 2015
Fabulous property and lovely food parcel ! All extra touches really appreciated, for example dish washer tablets, hand soap etc etcMrs E Lewis - 17th August 2015
Highly recommend.Mr M Schulz - 27th July 2015
Absolutely fabulousMrs Lewis from Norwich - 12th August 2014
The cottage was lovely and spotlessly clean. It had everything that we needed.Mrs Cumming from Edinburgh - 9th June 2014
A stunning conversion, very well equipped. A really relaxing place to stay and to visit various places in Kent and East Sussex.Mr Connolly from Staffs - 19th April 2014
It was more than perfect! Clean, truly one of the nicest holiday homes we have stayed in. Mrs Musty from Glos - 20th February 2014
We had a good relaxing break at The Stables, very comfortable and a pleasure to come back to each day. Brought bikes and rode from The Stables to Whitstable and Herne Bay. The road from Whitstable is coastal and traffic free, suitable for all bikes, so well worth the effort. We had lovely meals at The Halfway House and The Wagon and Horses.Cindy and Phil from Chipping Sodbury - 21st September 2013
We really enjoyed our holiday in this beautiful and comfortable cottage. Many thank to the owners for the warm welcome. We also were lucky with the weather so we visited Canterbury, enjoyed the good seafood in Whitstable and visited the lovely English gardens. This is the right place to spend a wonderful time.Marion and Jorg from Germany - 14th September 2013
We have truly enjoyed our stay here in the Cottage. A big thank you to owners for providing such a lovely environment to stay in. You have really gone the extra mile to make us feel welcomed and comfortable. It is obvious you have put a lot of effort into reconstructing these stables and the result is amazing! Everything has been furnished to a high standard which makes for a comfortable and delightful stay. From such a central location we were able to visit a variety of places including Canterbury museums, Ashford Designer Outlet and Leeds Castle. We are sorry to leave such a pretty and peaceful place.The Ahmed family from Essex - 31st August 2013
We have had a lovely time here. You have thought of every little detail to make our stay perfect. Mr and Mrs Edwards and Mr and Mrs Wilde - 24th August 2013
A big thank you to the owners for their hospitality. This cottage is a gem and a lot of attention has been put into every detail, which makes it so lovely. We enjoyed our week here, visiting Canterbury and London and the beaches.The Peiffer family from Germany - 17th August 2013
The Stables are beautifully converted to the minutest detail. The fixtures and fittings are all to the highest detail with all you need for a stay with a well equipped kitchen. A peaceful retreat, ideally situated for exploring East Kent and beyond.Mr and Mrs Taylor, West Yorkshire - 1st July 2013
We were sorry to leave, which is perhaps the greatest testament. We were warmly welcomed and immediately felt at home. The few precious weeks we all have each year to unwind are incredibly important and this place delivered on every level. We had a lovely stay and would certainly recommend it to friends and familyThe Barrott family from Bradford - 1st July 2013
We really enjoyed our stay here at Bells Forstal. The Old Stables have been beautifully converted, and we appreciated how well appointed the accommodation was - everything was provided. Peaceful location and perfect for exploring the Kent countrysideMr and Mrs Kennett from Northants - 1st July 2013
The warm welcome and the wonderful cottage made our holiday one not to forget. Lots of nice places to visit, including Canterbury.The Jansen family from The Netherlands - 1st July 2013
We feel very fortunate to have been the first guests to stay here at The Stables. They have been beautifully converted to a very high standard with such attention to detail. We were especially pleased with how well equipped the kitchen is. Had a lovely week in this peaceful haven and an excellent base from which to explore the Garden of England. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners.Mr and MrsClegg from Liverpool - 1st April 2013
We had a very nice week in this beautiful cottage. The welcome was very warm, with delicious welcome pack. We went to Canterbury (what a beautiful cathedral), London (by train), Dover Castle and to the beaches in Whitstable and Broadstairs. We enjoyed Kent a lot and will surely return to this part of England.The Nieuwenhuizen family from Leiderdorp - 10th February 2013
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