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Home Farm

Dover, Kent, England

Maximum Number of Guests: 13
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 3.5
Check-in: Saturday
Minimum Stay: 1 week

 

Description:

 

Set in the most idyllic location, amid the Earl of Guilford's 1,200-acre, 18th-century country estate, this imposing seven bedroom Georgian farmhouse was originally built for the Earl's estate manager. During the 1950's, the 9th Earl of Guilford moved from his mansion into the farmhouse, where he subsequently lived for over 40 years. Recently renovated and refurbished by the present Earl (the 10th), the property provides the most wonderful base for a family holiday or get-together. Open fires or ornamental brick fireplaces feature in most rooms, and there is a superb spacious kitchen and two dining-rooms in which to dine. Within the grounds lies an outdoor swimming-pool (unheated), overlooked by a pool house complete with open fire for the ultimate in relaxation. Pleasant walks wind through the extensive grounds, and there are wonderful views over the vast rolling countryside which serves as a backdrop for this unique holiday destination.

Home Farm is ideally placed for visiting the many popular coastal towns which pepper the coastline, including Deal, Whitstable, Herne, Margate, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Folkestone and Hythe - each displaying its own charming blend of character and varied seaside attractions. Just a half-hour drive brings you to the magnificent cathedral city of Canterbury, where modern shopping arcades integrate with historic stone and timbered buildings within the medieval city walls. For those seeking a day on the continent, Eurotunnel and Dover can be reached within 15 minutes. Scenic country walks can be enjoyed in the Kent countryside. Golf at nearby Sandwich. Pub ¼ mile.

Cottage Details:
  • Ground Floor: Large entrance hall with original stone floor. Large living room with open fire and rugs on wooden floor. Two spacious dining-rooms, each with ornamental brick fireplace. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area, four-oven Aga, large gas oven with 5-ring hob, walk-in pantry and Indian slate floor. Study with open fire in marble surround and TV. Powder room.
  • Second floor: Seven bedrooms; Four doubles, one with 5ft bed and two with zip & link beds, two twin-bedded rooms and one single bedroom. Three full bathrooms, one with shower cubicle and two with bidets.

Amenities:
  • Open fire - logs included
  • Parking (for 6 cars)
  • Shop ½ mile
  • TV, Video (small library), CD
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Kitchen includes microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer
  • Crib and highchair
  • Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Shared grounds of 1,200 acres
  • Outdoor unheated swimming-pool
  • Pool house with open fire, changing facilities and sitting area
  • Secure cycle storage
  • Duvets with linen and towels
Additional Details:
  • Electricity and full gas included

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formerly Four Seasons Villas
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Specializing in Vacation Villas & Apartments Since 1984.
PO Box 848
Marblehead, MA 01945
phone (800) 338-0474 or (781) 639-1
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