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Private room in house

Room in beautiful Village of Elham

Stephen User Profile

Room in beautiful Village of Elham

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Indoor fireplaceThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.

The space

Our small cottage is situated in the lovely village of Elham, surrounded by beautiful countryside. The village was awarded Kent village of the year 2011/2012.
On offer we have a small but cosy bedroom which has a Day Bed, which can be used as a double or single, depending on requirements. From our own experience, and that of former guests and family that have stayed, it is very comfortable. Our accommodation includes our main bedroom, a lounge/dining room, a small kitchen (with bathroom off) and a large conservatory with a modern and efficient wood burner...great in those winter months. We have an open fire in the lounge and central heating. There is a large back garden with a raised platform at the rear, giving lovely views out over the countryside. There are also views to the front over the village and the church spire.

The village is located in the middle of a triangle formed by Canterbury (11m), Folkestone (9m) and Ashford (15m); these all have frequent train services to London and elsewhere, including the now well established High Speed Rail link. The nearest station is at Sandling (5.5m), the high-speed train taking only 60 minutes to London St. Pancras and Elham is on the Canterbury/Folkestone bus route, with an hourly service. If you fancy a trip across to France then the ferry at Dover is about half an hour’s drive and the Channel Tunnel terminal is only about fifteen minutes away.

Our village is picturesque and friendly and boasts two pubs, a restaurant in a beautiful period building steeped in history, a tea room and a village shop...not bad these days!

We are in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and there are lovely walks all around through rolling countryside and woodland. So if you like a good walk, you are in the right place. We also offer male/female bikes for anyone interested.

There is plenty to do in the area...including Dover Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, the new Turner Contemporary Gallery at Margate, Howletts Zoo Park and Port Lympne Wildlife Park (all are major attractions in Kent). We are 15 minutes from the coast, with some lovely fish restaurants, walks and beaches.

We can provide an evening meal if you’d like one and we use our own garden produce when in season.

Above all, we are warm and friendly; we want you to enjoy your stay with us and look forward to meeting you.


Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace

House Rules

No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check out by 11AM


33 Reviews

Tony User Profile
July 2014
Elham is a beautiful, authentic Kentish Village not far from Canterbury. Stephen and Pauline are good accommodating, helpful hosts and pleasant company. The breakfasts are lovely. The house is nice the bedroom comfortable. The garden is lovely. One thing to note is that the share…
Jenna User Profile
September 2016
I had the loveliest stay at Steve and Pauline's cottage. It was so cozy and comfortable. They really made me feel like I was at home! Even though I only stayed with them for a week, I felt as though it was a very special stay. Thank you for being so welcoming!
Stephen User Profile
Response from Stephen:
Our pleasure Jenna. Thanks for your company and enjoy Scotland.
September 2016
Lizzie & Tim User Profile
Lizzie & Tim
August 2016
Stephen and Pauline made us feel extremely welcome.
Elena User Profile
July 2016
Stephen and Pauline were very nice and very good hosts. They recommeded us places to go and answered to our demands. The village and the countryside around is nice and you can find places to go dinner or to have a beer. The house is very nice, and the garden magnific! We recommed…
Jason User Profile
April 2016
Had a lovely time staying with Steve and Pauline. The hosts were extremely accommodating and ensured my stay was comfortable - always a cup of tea at the ready! A quaint house in a very scenic village. I will definitely ensure to pop in if I am ever back in the area. Jason
Anne User Profile
March 2016
We had a very great stay at the Elham. Steve and Paulie are lovely and people and make us feeling at home. The house is nice and warm and the pretty garden offers a beautiful view of the countryside.
Stephen User Profile
Response from Stephen:
Hope you had a good journey back home. Would be lovely to see you again sometime. Happy gardening Nicolas.
March 2016
Ruth User Profile
July 2015
A fantastic night's sleep, immaculately clean and stylish room, very friendly hosts, delicious breakfast overlooking the beautiful garden, interesting conversation, good local pub.....we'd definitely return and recommend! Thank you for your hospitality!

Hosted by Stephen

Elham, United KingdomJoined in July 2012
Stephen User Profile
39 Reviews
Hi I live in the lovely village of Elham with my partner Pauline, and our two cats. Pauline works as a trainer and fund raiser for a contemporary dance company and a secular celebrant. I am virtually retired, though I now practice as a Life Coach and do a lot of voluntary work, …
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