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The Old Tannery & The Oast at Littlebourne
Ellens Cottage CT45EA
The Old Tannery CT31UU
The Oast CT31UU


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Canterbury Country House offers a selection of 5 star luxury self catering cottage and self catering house near Canterbury, Kent. Our luxurious properties are able to sleep from 2 up to large groups of 14.

For example, for guests wanting to stay on a farm, Ellens Cottage sleeps 2 to 6 and has a large garden. For village accommodation we have The Old Tannery which sleeps from 2 to 6, and The Oast which sleeps from 4 to 8. Both of these houses can be combined to sleep up to 14.

As well as weekly break and longer, we also provide short break.

Children are welcome (as long as they are well supervised by their parents!), and we provide a cot and high chair in each house.

Holidays in the south east of England based around Canterbury provide a full range of activities for all ages.

There are gardens to visit including Mount Ephraim and Goodnestone Park. Historical sites include Canterbury cathedral and St Augustine’s Abbey in Canterbury, and the famous castles of Dover castle, Deal castle and Leeds castle.

Of the many golf courses in the area we are just 15 minutes from the famous Royal St George’s Golf Course.

For children, the seaside is within easy reach at Whitstable, Margate, Broadstairs and Sandwich. Right next door to our holiday cottages is Howletts Zoo Park which is a great attraction for the kids.

For a walking holiday, Kent has extensive footpaths and trails. Most famous of all is the ancient pilgrim route to Canterbury, The North Downs Way. For walkers keen to seek out more history of the area, there is The Saxon Shore Way which is part of the Kent Coastal Path.

Travelling to Canterbury and Kent could not be easier. By train the mainline railway goes from London Victoria to Canterbury East Station and from London Charing Cross to Canterbury West Station. We even have our own local railway station at Bekesbourne station which is on the London Victoria and Dover line.

By car from mainland Europe and France we are only 20 minutes from Dover and The Channel Tunnel at Folkestone.

To book your holiday accommodation and enjoy a truly Canterbury holiday, please go to our booking page and telephone us to check availability.