Glorious English Holidays

The Old Schoolroom

Waltham - Rural Kent

A charming conversion of the former village schoolroom, in the centre of this welcoming village high on the north Kent Downs.
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 3 Stars
£510 - £750 per week *

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


Originally the village schoolroom, this beautifully converted early Victorian property in the centre of the village offers comfortable, cosy accommodation for 4 people and the family dog.  Waltham is located only a few minutes drive from the beautiful and historic city of Canterbury, yet is surrounded by stunning unspoilt peaceful countryside, perfect for those who enjoy the outdoors, from walking on the Kent Downs to mountain biking in nearby Denge Woods and horse riding at the village stables. The excellent country pub, The Compasses Inn is just a few minutes walk across the field behind the house, a gastro pub awarded Food Pub of the Year 2017.  With Canterbury so close to hand it is worth spending some time visiting the world famous cathedral and exploring this beautiful vibrant city.  With great shopping, superb independent cafes and restaurants and  museums such as The Roman Pavement and the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, you may need more than one visit. Venture a little further afield to the coast and the traditional seaside towns of Hythe and Sandgate, offer independent shops, antique shops, a miniature steam railway and a lovely esplanade for breathing in the salty sea air. 
Shop: 3 miles    Pub: 1 mile     Coast:   12 miles 

Ground Floor:
Step directly into the kitchen area, the whole of the ground floor has oak flooring with rugs...

Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room
is well equipped with cottage style units.  There is a fridge/freezer and microwave, a four ring electric hob with extractor fan above and oven beneath.  There is also a dishwasher and a microwave and a Tassimo coffee machine
Dining Area has a round pine dining table and chairs with a high chair and a Bluetooth music system -JVC cd player and radio
Sitting Area  with French doors leading to the garden, a wood burning stove,  2 comfortable sofas, a coffee table and lamps, and an occasional table, plus T.V. with Freeview service

A carpeted turning wooden staircase leading to...

First Floor:

Bedroom 1 is carpeted and has dual aspect windows with a beamed and vaulted ceiling.  There are 2 skylight windows with built-in black-out blinds, zip 'n link beds which are made up as a king size bed, bedside tables and lamps, a chest of drawers and hooks for hanging clothes
Bedroom 2 is carpeted and has dual aspect windows ( 1 skylight with a built in black-out blind) with a beamed and vaulted ceiling.  There is  zip 'n link beds which are made up as a king size bed, bedside tables and lamps, a chest of drawers and hooks for hanging clothes
Bathroom is tiled and has an obscured glass skylight.  There is a bath with shower over and a fixed shower screen, a hand basin, w.c. and radiator heated towel rail

Garden: A small enclosed gravelled garden with garden furniture and barbeque overlooking an orchard.
Parking: Private drive in front of the house with space for 2 cars
Heating: Central heating and wood burning stove
Pets: Accepts 1 small well behaved dog at this property. Please take own bowls & bedding and ensure pets do not go into bedrooms or on furniture. Never leave pets alone in the property. Please clear all evidence of pets from gardens etc. before leaving. Please visit our Holidays With Your Pet page for full information. The owners have 4 dachsunds and live next door, so visiting dogs must be friendly.
Notes:  Please advise on required bed make-up for zip 'n link beds.  A travel cot and high chair are available for guest use.


  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 3 Stars
  • Welcome Pack upon arrival
  • Bath towels included
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Travel cot available
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Nearest shop: 3 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 1 miles away
  • 12 miles from the coast



It is an ideal location for us because it is the same village where we have relatives living.Mrs Patricia Taylor - 7th January 2019
A lovely cosy house in a wonderful countryside. The owners made it feel like home.Mrs Jeanne Andresen-Heier - 2nd August 2018
Thank you for a wonderful time in your lovely house. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. Perfect weather, perfect house, perfect time.Mrs J Andresen-Heier - 28th July 2018
We enjoyed staying in your characterful home in the beautiful Kent countryside.Mrs A Ambrose - 26th June 2018
The Old school room is a lovely place to stay. Comfortable and warm, we were made very welcome. We were perfectly looked after by the owners. An ideal place to tour around.Mr Gerhard Friedrich - 10th June 2018
We loved to stay in your cosy house. You were very welcoming. Thank you for your suggestions for places to visit. We visited London and Rye, a beautiful village and marvelous views from the tower. We had a wonderful week and will never forget it. Mrs Eveline van Dieten - 6th May 2018
The Old School Room is a wonderful place to stay especially for four teachers. The surroundings are beautiful and there are lots of places to visit. We will definitely recommend this property back home.Mr M Vandepitte - 5th April 2018
We have had a wonderful stay at The Old School Room, warm cosy and so comfortable, everything that you could need. Thank you for the provisions including the home made marmalade. Despite the February weather, we made the most of the local area, several trips to Canterbury, walks in Whitstable and Broadstairs, a visit to the lovely Turner gallery and the atmospheric Dungerness. We will be back.E Norgate - 14th February 2018


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