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Hockley House - Cottage in Folkestone, Kent

Hockley House

Cottage in Folkestone, Kent      Sleeps 12

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Hockley House Summary

This elegant large holiday accommodation near to the Kent coast, set in undulating countryside, encompasses an entire wing of a country manor.

Beautifully furnished with a blend of the traditional and the contemporary that marries perfectly within the architectural backdrop of a period house.

With attention to detail the owners have carefully created a home from home, ensuring all the creature comforts you could possibly need to have a memorable stay.. Including a number of televisions to the reception and bedrooms, down to dvds, books and extras to entertain everyone even on the rainiest of days.

You will be forgiven for spending hours cuddled up around the open fire, upon comfy sofas with a tipple in hand and reading your favourite novel. In the summer try out your outdoor culinary skills on the bbq, take time out on the private patio that overlooks beautifully manicured gardens and share a moment of a life time with friends and loved ones.

If you can be pulled away from the home, you will find little between you and the depths of countryside, including wonderful walks in the surrounding area and several English Heritage sites and gardens just waiting to be explored. Howeverwhilst rural you are certainly not remote with nearby Alkham just down the road and several superb pubs all within a 30 minute stroll.

This perfect Kent self-catering holiday home offers flexible accommodation with five bedrooms and three bathrooms making the home absolutely ideal for larger groups of family and friends be it for a special weekend gathering or a long summer time vacation.





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Holiday Cottage Features

  • Countryside
  • Fire
  • Child Friendly
  • BBQ
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Large Holiday Cottages
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet-Free

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Hockley House Description

This charming self-catering holiday cottage has been stylishly furnished in a mix of traditional and contemporary style with many special touches to make the holiday cottage feel like home. The sitting room is a tranquil haven with unusual artwork adorning the walls, an original fireplace and huge leaded light bay windows that bathe the room on natural sunlight.

A large country kitchen has been beautifully finished with high quality fixtures and fittings and has every conceivable appliance. A long refectory oak table surrounded by chairs is the perfect place to sit and enjoy a feast with family or friends.

Upstairs the five bedrooms are stylishly furnished and all have plenty of fitted wardrobes and storage space. The three bathrooms make it the ideal place for larger groups of family and friend to base their stay either for a short break or a longer family holiday.

There is parking for 4 cars on the driveway and an attractive terraced garden area to sit and enjoy the peace and tranquillity that this lovely house offers.

Hockley House Holiday Accommodation

Hockley House: sleeps 12 people, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 reception room, patio and gardens, parking on the drive, shared grounds, BBQ

Ground Floor

Kitchen: electric oven, extractor fan, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave oven. Table seating 12

Sitting room: seating, original working fireplace, TV / DVD player with a selection of DVD's

Dining area, oak table seats 12 people.

Downstairs cloakroom: WC, washer/dryer

First Floor

Double room (sleeps 2), king size bed

En-suite shower room: large shower cubicle

2x twin bedded rooms (sleeps 4)

Shower room

Second Floor

Master bedroom (sleeps 3): king size oak bed and a further single bed, ideal for a small family.

Jack and Jill bathroom: shared with another room on this floor, bath and shower

Twin room (sleeps 2), 2x single beds, also a single truckle bed to make this a triple.

Outside

Sitting area overlooking the courtyard garden area

Local Information about Folkestone, Kent

Hockley House is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Kent. Nestling between the busy towns of Dover and Folkestone in Kent sits the Alkham Valley, recognised as an area of outstanding natural beauty and with an abundance of things to do on your doorstep you will never be short things to keep you busy.

The gardens at Kearsney Abbey are a must see. Free to enter you could visit for a whole day and still not discover all there is to do. The abbey is laid out as informal parkland around two ornamental lakes through which the River Dour flows.

This is a very popular spot with both locals and tourists alike, especially in the summer months. The vast lawn areas are a perfect spot for picnics whilst the lower lake is ideal for model boating. An abundance of wildlife including ducks and swans live on the lakes and keep the children entertained for hours. There is a play area for the children making this an ideal venue for family outings. The onsite coffee shop offers reasonably priced sandwiches and light lunches as well as the inevitable ice cream. This place is truly well worth a visit.

Further along the coast is St Margaret's at Cliffe and St Margaret's Bay which has been aptly named First Light Coast and Country. As the sun rises you can bask in the first light of the day in the midst of the White Cliffs. Surrounded by spectacular countryside throughout the year this area offers such a range of activities for the holidaymaker. You can walk for miles along the deserted coastline and get inspiring views of the Heritage Coast, the Channel and also the coast of Northern France. Further inland there are the Kent Downs which are valued for their chalk grassland and wildlife.

For sporting activities there is much to offer, horse riding, cycling, swimming, water sports and golf are all available locally. In summer the beach and rock pools are perfect for children, with safe swimming in the bay. St Margaret's Bay has been for a long time a good location for surfers, kayakers and canoeists.

If you enjoy fishing then St Margaret's Bay is a good location for catching sea bass, mackerel, dogfish and sole. With your binoculars you may also see seals, guillemots, little egrets and maybe occasional dolphin and basking shark!

The village of St Margaret's has many local amenities including a village shop, Tea rooms and three lovely pubs which all offer great food and fine ales. The Coastguard Pub on the beach is a short walk away and is an award winning pub with food made from fresh local ingredients.

The Pines Garden Museum in St Margaret's is well worth a visit and includes six acres of organically managed gardens. The 12th Century local church is also interesting with rounded arches and doorways. Further afield there is the historic Dover Castle and Walmer Castle both good locations for days out.

If France beckons then why not take a ferry from Dover or the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone for a day trip, it's so close so don't forget to bring your passports!

Inland a short drive away is the historic City of Canterbury with its cobbled streets and magnificent Cathedral, many hours can be spent exploring and enjoying everything that this Medieval City has to offer.

For more ideas please visit our 'things to do' section on the website.


Cottage Guestbook

Wow! What a beautiful weekend - the perfect house to stay in. My friends surprised me with a weekend stay and what fun we've had! The owners couldn't be more accommodating or friendly, definitely a place we will be returning!
June 2016 - Sofianos party
Thank you for a great week. The house has been great for us all and the hot tub was a real bonus. We loved our walk around the grounds and being able to collect fresh eggs. Thank you.
June 2016
Thank you for such a great time. The house is fantastic and the hot tub was awesome. We all had a fab time and would come back.
May 2016 - Berry party
Thank you so so much. We had such an amazing time. We can not thank you enough. We will be back soon!
June 2016 - Duncan party
Brill stay - kids and adult have had a wonderful time. Thank you.
June 2016
Lovely house and grounds. Really enjoyed our stay. Thank you.
June 2016 - Moir/Medley party
We had a wonderful time here! The house is so so beautiful. The owner is a complete dream, we will want to come back. You should be proud of your home.
May 2016
Been the best weekend ever! Had such a memorable time and a good send off. Such a beautiful property and been very looked after. Thank you for everything.
May 2016
Such a fabulous property, beautifully decorated and looked after - felt like we were are in France! Everyone had a wonderful time and did not want to leave. The owner is amazing - so welcoming - a pure legend. Thank you!
May 2016 - Garbutt patry
Hockley House is absolutely beautiful. We had a wonderful time enjoying the house, the hot tub and the grounds around it. We were very grateful for the lovely welcome pack upon arrival. The house is well equipped and had everything we needed for a great weekend.
June 2015
Lovely property, comfortable, spacious clean, perfect for a group or family.
April 2015
Great venue for a family get together. Very well equipped. Very friendly contacts at the house.
January 2014
Well equipped and the fresh food and wine was a kind gesture. Owner had a wealth of local knowledge to share!
October 2013
Enjoyed our stay in your beautiful wing plenty of good walking and sights to see. Good bus rides, Hawkinge - Canterbury - Whistable - Herne Bay. Recommend The True Briton for a lovely meal at Folkestone Harbour. Thanks for great hospitality.
September 2013
We have loved staying at Hockely Sole, over the period of Jacki and Craigs wedding. The house, the areas ad the whole experience has been wonderful. The house is beautiful, you have thought of everything.
September 2013
Beautiful house, notably tasteful decor, wonderfully well equipped. We've had a lovely time, most of us have lived in Kent for almost 40 years but had no idea there was such lovely beaches around Folkestone. Great weather helped, of course! Thank you for your swift response to any problems reported - hope you get the harvest in before the weather breaks.
August 2013
An amazing place! Thank you so much for everything you've done. The wedding seemed like just an excuse for us to have a holiday now (although, that too was fab!) Thank you once again, we've really enjoyed our time. St Leonards Crypt in Hythe is worth a visit and Brockhill cage/country park. Lots of love from the various inhabitants over the week.
August 2013
That was a great week to celebrate the 30t anniversary of Opa.Weather was much better as expected. The wing was a nice house, well prepared and equipped with all the things that are needed for our great family, including all 6 children, age 4 - 15, like organ pipes. We hope we can come back sometime.
July 2013
Thank you so much for a lovely week. We enjoyed our stay in this gorgeous house a lot! It is a beautiful spot to explore in Kent.
May 2013
Thank you for a lovely weekend away. Lovely cottage and thanks to Nigel for getting the fire sorted! We'd love to come back!
May 2013
Delightful place to celebrate my 50th birthday. Spacious, well equipped and comfortable, we all had a fantastic time!
April 2013
Fantastic few days in the beautiful house. Exceeding our expectations and continuous pleasant surprises. 6 adults and 2 children and plenty of room to have fun!
April 2013
This is the perfect house (or wing of a house) for a get together! Even with 10 friends and 2 babies we had plenty of room and everything that we needed. Thank you for the very warm welcome and delicious choccie treats - they went down very well with a drop of carrades by the roaring fire!
April 2013
The family had an absolutely lovely time at Hockley Sole. The house was lovely and warm, despite a snowy Easter. Thank you for the lovely touches like milk in the fridge and the wine of course.
April 2013
We have had a lovely stay in your beautiful house. A very chilled and relaxing hen weekend (even if we did have snow in March!) Thank you.
March 2013
Had a wonderful stay in this beautiful house despite the weather. Very well equipped and we appreciated the personal touches. Thank you.
March 2013
Thank you for letting us share you wonderful Manor House for the weekend, we felt very privileged. This is our second time here and will not be tour last. Just can't believe how much we felt at home with our family around us. Memories we will treasure. Best wishes for the future.
March 2013
Thanks for being wonderful hosts. We hav really enjoyed our time here, and couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay. The little touches, such as the wine and flapjacks were lovely. Thanks for all your tips on the area, we all hope to return in the future. Best Wishes.
January 2013
Great cottage had a great weekend.
October 2012
A beautiful cottage with lovely grounds, we really enjoyed our stay (and the host's delicious welcome biscuits!). We'll be back!
June 2012
We loved it and will be back. The level of the accommodation was first class!
May 2012

Services

Friday changeover. 

Refundable security deposit of £250 payable.

Welcome pack provided.

Notes

Mulberry Cottages for themselves and for holidaymakers in this property whose agents they are give notice that:

(i) the particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intended holidaymakers

(ii) all descriptions (including photographs), dimensions, reference to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and believed to be correct, but any intending holidaymakers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact

(iii) no person in the employment of Mulberry Cottages has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property

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