Monckton Cottages

Monckton Cottages

Self-catering Canterbury


Enchanting peaceful cottages in 15th century Manor each with large private gardens set in 4 acres. Overlooking Chilham Castle Park in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the cottages are set in countryside which has been designated of significant landscape value by Natural England on behalf of the UK government. The Kent chalk downlands, deciduous woods, historic forests, lakes, water meadows, apple and hops orchards provide an ideal environment in which to relax. Perfect for walking, relaxation and calm. Immaculate Well equipped, comfortable, warm - website has all the details.

A quiet, single- tracked Kentish lane passes the cottages and comes to a dead end after about 1/3 mile. It continues as an off road footpath into Kings' Wood and Godmersham Park: this is part of the ancient Pilgrims' Way to Canterbury and one of the UK's National Trails, the North Downs Way.

Free Wi-fi.

Ground floor, entrance to living room, oak beams and inglenook fireplace (views of front garden). Separate kitchen/dining area (views of garden), through to lobby then bathroom; back door to own large private garden - stairs to first floor: small lobby under eaves which can be used as a single bedroom (views of garden); through to twin bedded room (fabulous views of Chilham Castle Park).
PLEASE NOTE - the wooden stairs are steep and narrow - unsuitable for small children or the infirm.

Ground floor - entrance to dining room, carpet over polished oak parquet floors, double glass doors opening onto own large private garden: through arch to sitting room with wood burning stove, kitchen (lovely view of Kent Downs); bathroom - wooden stairs to first floor to landing then large double bedded room (fabulous views of Chilham Castle Park).

Lavender and Mistletoe cottages are fully furnished with comfortable traditional furniture, carpeting, soft furnishings and floor tiles as appropriate. Plenty of hot water (large, insulated electric cylinders). Night storage heaters downstairs and convector heaters (with thermostat time switch) in the bedrooms. Both have large self contained, private gardens with garden furniture and BBQ.

This sleeps up to 5: two guests in one large double-bedded room, one guest in a single bedroom on the first floor and two guests on a double bedded sofa bed in the sitting room.

Ground floor - entrance to large living/dining room with spectacular inglenook fireplace and double sofa bed; through door to modern fitted kitchen installed in 2011. The kitchen is very well equipped with quality appliances such as a Bosch dishwasher, Neff oven, large fridge/freezer and efficient Miele cooker hood. There is a downstairs WC/utility room with a washing machine and dryer. Upstairs - to landing then large beamed double bedded bedroom (lovely view of Chilham Castle Park and towards the village) and pretty beamed single bedroom with a WHB: the ultra modern bathroom installed in 2011 has a large walk-in power shower and bath. Heron Manor Cottage, it is fully furnished with beautiful antique furnishings, carpeting, soft furnishings and floor tiles as appropriate. The antique furniture and historic features complete the tranquil and luxurious atmosphere in this historic 15C building. Oil fired central heating throughout Heron Manor Cottage served by a super efficient Archie Kidd condensing boiler.
PLEASE NOTE Heron Manor Cottage has a seating area for guests on the front lawn of the building but does not have its own self contained private garden.

Free WiFi in all cottages.

Extras on request -
Logs - for the open fire and wood burning stove cost c.£3.50 per bag extra. Other extras, if requested, will be charged at cost. We will try to meet requests if possible.

Tennis and horse riding nearby. Ideal for walking

Facilities / Amenities

  • Building of historical interest

  • Garden

  • Euros accepted

  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted

  • WiFi or internet access

  • Barbecue

  • CD player

  • DVD player

  • Hairdryer

  • Radio

  • Satellite TV

  • Television

  • Real log/coal fires

  • Dishwasher

  • Freezer

  • Microwave cooker

  • Drying facilities

  • Ironing facilities

  • Washing machine

  • Linen provided

  • Private parking


Monckton Cottages, Heron Manor, Chilham, Nr Canterbury, CT4 8DG