About this listing
Pendana is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty in a quiet rural lane at the foot of the North Downs. The Beech House is ancillary to our main house.
The timber framed Beech House is self-contained and ancillary to the main house.
It is set in rural Kent at the foot of the North Downs, yet it is still only a short drive from the Channel Tunnel and Ashford International train station.
The accommodation comprises of a large comfortable living space with a wood burner, soft seating, a TV and high speed internet access.
The one bedroom is equipped with a king-size bed and has an ensuite shower and WC. The living room also has a comfortable 4' wide sofa bed, which would be suitable for two extra people.
There is a designated breakfast area with a fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave/grill which also serves as a small oven. There is also single ring counter top halogen induction hob.
If you have a larger group we have comfortable double beds in the main house which you can request.
The cottage sits independent to the main house and has its own access. There is parking in the drive and an outside sitting area under an overhang with views across the fields and woodland.
Interaction with guests
We are both regularly at home, so there is usually someone around if you need something. Otherwise, we leave you to come and go as you please. We have two dogs and free ranging chickens who are friendly and used to a lot of visitors.
The cottage is within easy walking distance of the North Downs Way with beautiful scenic walks and on clear days stunning views across the channel to France. Wye village is 4 miles away with restaurants and pubs, as well as boutique shops and cafes. We are also fortunate to be in walking distance of some wonderful village pubs each with their own unique character. With a choice of walking distances varying from a 20 minute stroll to a two-hour hike, there is always a pub at the end! The coast too is within easy reach; the nearest beach being at Hythe and a little further on you reach the wind swept Romney Marshes and Camber Sands. The historic city of Canterbury is just a 20 minute drive away.
There is no public transport in this area so you will need a car, taxi or bicycle to get around. We are well placed for easy access to London and Europe via Ashford international station which is a 15 minute drive away. We are just 4 miles from the beautiful village of Wye. If you are on a walking tour then we are less than a mile off the North Downs Way. We have a couple of bikes here that you are welcome to borrow.
If you are arriving by train, taxis are easy but we can sometimes help out with a lift to or from the station - its always worth asking!
Other things to note
There is no extra charge for children 7 years old and under.
We have an electric vehicle charger conveniently located and at little cost.
During the winter months there is a wood burner that can be used. The fire will be ready laid to start you off and we charge £5 per basket load of wood.
There is an oven, washing machine and drier available in the main house. Also an iron and ironing board that can be borrowed. Just let us know as and when you might need these.
We ask that canine companions keep their paws on the floors and not on the beds or sofas. Thank you
If you are bringing more than one dog we do ask for a £10 cleaning fee.
For the smokers there is a covered overhang outside the cottage with seating. There is no smoking in the cottage itself.
We have a travel cot available for the tiddleys and a dog basket in case you want to leave yours at home and you don't have room in the car.
Firewood is available to purchase for the wood burner.
We also can supply fresh eggs, jam and honey when these are in abundance.
We began setting up our home here as a self-build project back in the early 1980s. It is full of character and has become a place where friends and friends of friends love to visit and revisit. We enjoy meeting new people and welcome you to this beautiful spot in Kent. Our children are grown and flown but they still regularly make appearances. Other permanent residents include two very friendly dogs, a varying number of free-range chickens, our bees down the garden and the local wildlife, large and small, that include the deer, badgers, foxes, buzzards and many wild birds.