Straw Cottage

Stelling Minnis, Rural Kent

  • 4 Star
  • Special offerSave £75 on all summer holidays taken before 14th September 2019!

You can book this property from:

  • £430 per week
  • £61 per night
  • 4 Star



  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room
  • Shower

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

How far to ...?

  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 2.2 miles


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am


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.


Straw Cottage - Three Bedroom House, Sleeps 6 Review #27724809 5 STARS Simply perfect! We loved our stay at the straw cottage last week. A perfect and spacious holiday cottage, very friendly hosts, lovely farm, excellent play facilities and then of course the farm animals. The kids ( aged 5 and 7) absolutely loved it and its completely safe to let them go outside and explore on their own. Especially the daily ‘feed the animals’ activity was very much appreciated! Very good location, peaceful but close to many attractions. We spent a day at the beach in Botany Bay, a day in Canterbury, a day at Leeds Castle (including a big playground), next to enjoying the Kentish scenery of the North Downs. Highly recommend!

Mr D P,

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 S,

We absolutely loved the property, it was well equipped. The hosts were really welcoming and we had an amazing time

Kathryn W,

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.

Previous Customer,

Wonderful family holiday home and the owners were very welcoming and helpful.

Mrs Ann G,

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 W,