Lying in the delightful rural setting of Ware near Canterbury, Kent and surrounded by orchards, Friars cottage is a single storey, detached cottage, one of four located in the grounds of our home which sleeps 4 in a double and a twin room. It has an open plan lounge/diner with a separate kitchen.
The kitchen is fully equipped with full size cooker, fridge freezer, washer/dryer and microwave oven.
The lounge includes TV/DVD and radio/CD player and there is an iron, ironing board, vacuum cleaner and hairdryer.
There is a spacious bathroom with bath and electric shower. Linen and towels are provided for the cottage, but guest...s are asked to bring their own beach towels.
The garden for Friars is openplan and lies opposite the cottage with picnic table, garden chairs and parasol. A childrens play area with swings and slides is to the rear and BBQs are available on request.
There is parking immediately outside the cottage.
Located between Canterbury (9 miles) a World Heritage site and Sandwich (3 miles) said to be the best preserved medieval town in the country, you will find we are conveniently situated to enjoy the many attractions and places of interest that Kent has to offer, including the world renowned Howletts Wild Animal Park ,only 7 miles and the very popular Wingham Wildlife Park, 4 miles.
Being only 20/30 minutes from the Channel ports and tunnel, a day in France can add to your holiday enjoyment, and with London now only 56 minutes from Canterbury by train, you can be in central London in under an hour.
With extensive walks on our doorstep (we are close to the Saxon Shore Way and Stour Valley Walk) we welcome friendly dogs with well trained owners. Walk out of our gate and you are immediately in apple and pear orchards with a footpath taking you all the way down to the River Stour.
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Rural pet friendly cottage close to Canterbury Canterbury, Kent, England
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Located between Canterbury (9 miles) a World Heritage site and Sandwich (3 miles) said to be the best preserved medieval town in England, you will find we are conveniently situated to enjoy the many attractions and places of interest that Kent offers and within easy reach of numerous award winning beaches. Equally, being 20/30 minutes from the Channel ports and tunnel, a day in France can add to your holiday enjoyment.
There are extensive walks on our doorstep (we are close to the Saxon Shore Way and Stour Valley Walk) and close to many golf courses including the famous Royal St.George’s at Sandwich who hosted The Open in 2003 and 2011.
Local shops and pubs can be found in the pretty village of Ash, 1.5 miles away and a wider range of shopping and leisure facilities can be found in Sandwich and Canterbury.The high speed rail service from Sandwich can have you in the centre of London in 80 minutes.
Whether it's simple, rest and relaxation you are seeking or a holiday exploring the Kent coast and countryside, Friars cottage at Hawthorn Farm is the perfect place to stay.
Location Type Away from it all, Rural
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wonderful two weeks in beatifully kept surrondings !!
Left on 03/04/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | paula
I highly reccomend this beautiful holiday home which is maintained to a high standard warm and cosy the gardens and hedgerows surrounding have a wealth of wildlife and the owners steve and doreen are most welcoming and helpful !!
Left on 08/12/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | Helmut
very quiet, rural place with a nice pond, many different flowers, two donkeys and a charming dog; good for relaxing and hiking
spacious, appropriately furnished and equipped cottage
very helpful, discreet and friendly owners
Left on 11/08/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | The Harwoods
We have returned many times to Hawthorn Farm and this was our second time in Friars Cottage. Its set in beautiful surroundings and then again by orchards and lovely countryside for lovely walks. Friars Cottage offers you all you will need in the way of home comfort.It has two double size bedrooms one with two single beds. All bed linen included. The kitchen has its own washer/dryer, fridge freezer, microwave and electric cooker and everything you could need. The living/dining room is quite comfortable with tv/dvd player, radio/cd player, 2 two seater settees and has its own book case. The bathroom is beautifully tiled and towels are included.
Our 13 year old small terrier loves it there and knows the regular routine there now.The rest of the family are now making Hawthorn Farm their get away too.
Steve and Doreen are a very warm and friendly couple and are easily approachable if the need arises.
Left on 10/31/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Margot
Once a year we go to Kent with a group of people with a disability.
After a long journey, with the boat and the car, it's always nice that the owners of your accommodation are waiting for you when you arrive. So when we arrived, they immediately came to our cars to great us and show us around. It was a warm welcome.
There are four different houses. There's one bigger than the others, but they are all comfortable.
In one house, the biggest one, you have enough space for people who have a wheelchair. Which was necessary for our group.
The location is very beautiful. Even when it's cold, the donkeys and the very energetic dog give you the warmth you need. It's also very peaceful out there.
There's a tearoom in the area, but if you want to go to a shop or to the city, you'll need a car.
The houses are always very clean and you have a good amount of space in the rooms. The bathroom isn't luxurious, but it's good enough. The bathroom in the biggest house is adapted to people in a wheelchair.
In general it's a good accommodation, it's a peaceful place and the owners are friendly people. I would recommended it.
Left on 10/23/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | David and Joy
This was our second stay at Hawthorn Farm and that says it all really. Doreen and Steve made us very welcome in their usual calm and friendly way. The cottage was perfect for our needs (2 adults and 2 dogs) and is located in a quiet lane near the village of ash. Lots of walks on the doorstep and the lovely areas of Sandwich, Ramsgate and Deal all within easy reach. The facilities at the farm cater for all age groups and we are trying to plan a holiday there with our children and grandchildren. Lots of space for the little ones to tire themselves and bbq facilities for those lovely summer evenings. We would recommend Hawthorn Farm to anyone who wants a nice rural holiday and still be in easy reach of the Kent coast and countryside.
Left on 09/09/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | S. Sharp
A fantastic cottage in a peaceful part of the Kent countryside. Great location - easy access to Canterbury, Sandwich, and the coastal towns. The cottage was relaxing, comfortable, and provided everything you could possibly need. Steve and Doreen were very welcoming - perfect hosts.
Left on 06/11/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Angelyaz
We (3 adults, 1 young child) stayed in Friars cottage for a 3 day holiday. The service and whole stay was absolutely great, from the welcome we received, through to saying goodbye to Steven & Doreen, our newly made friends. The cottage was spotlessly clean, decorated in a lovely style, comfortable and spacious, with all the self catering equipment and amenities needed for our stay, including a washer/dryer - essential with children! The weather held enough for us to make use of the pretty garden and picnic area, and also to meet the donkeys, chickens and friendly dog!
Hawthorn Farm is a lovely rural location within easy driving distance to local village amenities, and further places of interest, such as Canterbury, and the medieval cinque ports of Dover, Deal and Sandwich. Immediately on the doorstep is a lovely walk down to the river through fruit orchards.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the highlight was the warm and friendly welcome we received, and the quality of the accommodation, which made the rest of our stay stress free and comfortable. We will definitely return.
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