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The cottage was built in 1824 and is in the conservation area of this little village which has two water mills, an old church and sits in the Alkham ValleyGreat selection of herbal teas and ground coffee.
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Charming tiny 200 year old village cottage retreat

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Charming tiny 200 year old village cottage retreat

4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
BreakfastThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Great check-in experience90% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

In the heart of the conservation area of a village in the North Downs of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by nature reserves and drenched in history with the nearby Kearsney Abbey, perfect for cyclists, ramblers and nature lovers. with essential oils and healthy walks as well as the opportunity on Saturdays to be taken to a private vineyard for a tour of the vineyard, tasting and cheeseboard. Two resident furry friends live in the garden along with the host (a Husky an puppy Cockapoo) so we are on hand to give you a guided walk of the local area. Hire of bikes or being driven to National Trust land above the white Cliffs along with resident chef for evening meals all addionally available to be booked.


Wireless Internet
Indoor Fireplace
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 sofa bed, 1 air mattress
Common spaces
1 hammock

House Rules

Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 6PM - 10PM
Check out by 9AM


Step-free access to the home’s entrance
Well-lit path to entrance


82 Reviews

David User Profile
August 2018
Ruth kindly showed me around the local area before our ferry trip. It was nice to see a host so keen to engage with guests.
Natalie User Profile
July 2018
Cozy, cute, and quiet. Ruth was very communicative and quick to respond. Would not recommend for more than 3 adults though since the pull-out sofa was uncomfortable for two people and had a veryy thin “mattress” topper. If you’re very allergic to dogs (my friend was) I would not …
Wanling User Profile
May 2018
Ruth and Molly are both very hospitable. Nice and cozy little house in Temple Ewell. Ruth gave us nice tips on local attractions and things to do/see. We had a nice time.
Javier User Profile
August 2017
Great stay in a little wonderful british home. Thanks Ruth and Julie
Kiran User Profile
July 2017
Great stay, charming in every sense.
James User Profile
July 2017
Firstly, Temple Ewell is a gorgeous village, with rows of pretty houses clustered around a beautiful park. Ruth's house is near the centre, close to a small shop and two pubs. The room we stayed in was cosy and well appointed. Ruth even had coffee and iced water waiting for us …
Weng Hang User Profile
Weng Hang
July 2017
Overall the place was good, but our stay was ruined by just one issue. We arrived rather late so we couldn't get dinner beforehand - so we wanted to order some delivery, but were not allowed to by Ruth as it might "disturb the neighbours". Instead we were offered bread (which Rut…

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Dover, United KingdomJoined in September 2011
Ruth User Profile
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A seasoned traveller, animal lover, wordsmith, artist, teacher, entrepreneur, a private person but personable and gregarious who loves entertaining. Honest, considerate and interested in hearing people's stories.
Languages: Deutsch, English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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