Glorious English Holidays

Straw Cottage

Stelling Minnis - Rural Kent

Experience life in the countryside in this eco friendly cosy cottage sleeping six.
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 4 Stars
£430 - £1005 per week *


This cosy house is constructed entirely of straw bales and clay and offers great eco-friendly family accommodation in a fabulous farm setting.  It has a very welcoming, beautifully furnished interior, lovely, bright and spacious - all topped off with home baked cakes on arrival! Meet a variety of farm animals every day - there are even alpacas!  You will get a true taste of country living in this glorious spot but bustling city life is only a fifteen minute drive - the historic city of Canterbury awaits you too with its stunning cathdral and superb shops. Shop: 2.2 miles     Pub: 0.5 mile     Coast: 8.5 miles

Ground Floor:

Hallway with pew bench leading to...

Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room/Kitchen
Sitting Room Area
with double height ceiling, wooden flooring and a rug, a three seater sofa and a two seater sofa, with TV/DVD, a chest of drawers and two antique chairs. Patio doors with lovely views over the decking area and paddocks beyond
Dining Area with wooden flooring, dining table and chairs and small feature window cut into the wall illustrating the straw bale construction
Kitchen Area with a quarry tiled floor and built-in kitchen units providing an electric cooker and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Washing machine and tumble dryer available in nearby outhouse
Bedroom 1 with wooden flooring, has a double bed with bedside tables, wardrobe and dressing table and an En-Suite Wet Room which is fully tiled, with large wheelchair friendly shower, washbasin and w.c

Carpeted stairs leading to mezzanine with roof lights and armchair...

Bedroom 2 is carpeted and has a pine king-size bed, bedside tables and bookshelves plus an elegant Cheval mirror, wardrobe with drawers beneath and an easy chair
Bedroom 3 is also carpeted and furnished with twin beds, bookshelves and bedside lamp between, plus a wardrobe with drawers beneath
Bathroom with tile effect lino flooring, bath with electric shower over, heated towel rail, washbasin and w.c 

Garden: Decking area with garden furniture and barbecue, with small sloping fenced lawn overlooking the paddocks and woods beyond.  Shared children's play area to the side of the property.
Parking: Private parking area for up to 2 cars.
Heating: Underfloor heating downstairs, radiators upstairs all fed by a woodburner boiler.
Notes: The cottage is wheelchair friendly, has a wet room and a ramp is provided for ease of access. Suitable for young families, cots and highchairs are availa

Homemade cakes on arrival and free range eggs and sausages available for purchase. 

There is a communal dining room which is available for private use when booking Straw and Clay Cottages together. It has a dining room table and 12 chairs, 3 seater sofa and armchair. There is no additional charge for this.


  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 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 highchair
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a tumble dryer
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • Located on a working farm
  • Nearest shop: 2.2 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 0.5 miles away
  • 8.4 miles from the coast



Lovely weekend ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Lovely and cozy cottage, great setting and close by to local attractions to explore. Owners very friendly and chocolate brownie was yummy, girls loved it.Justina Sireike - 20th January 2019
We absolutely loved the property, it was well equipped. The hosts were really welcoming and we had an amazing time Kathryn Worton - 1st November 2018
A literal wonderland for kids of all ages, a magically hospitable pair of hosts and located in the best possible spot to explore Kent and it's beaches.Mr Roger Tupaq Felber - 27th August 2018
Wonderful family holiday home and the owners were very welcoming and helpful.Mrs Ann Goodsell - 23rd July 2018
Loved the owners, loved their animals and how well they’re cared for—it enriched every day as well as providing a whole other realm of entertainment. The antics of Bluebell, the baby donkey, were a special treat. Also loved experiencing Straw Cottage—we were there during a week of weather extremes, and the House was comfortable no matter what Mother Nature was doing. Ms Valorie Weaver - 9th May 2018
It was wonderful!Mrs Willemijn Janssen - 19th February 2018
Lovely and welcoming place and owners. Home from home Mrs julia mclaughlin - 15th November 2017


Holiday Extras

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