Beau View Cottage
In the heart of the Kent countryside, Beau View Cottage is ideally placed if you want to get out on foot and explore the footpaths and walks all around. The local pub is just a five-minute stroll away, while the pretty village of Bridge is accessible on foot too. There are cycle routes to explore and the owners will happily provide a gentleman’s and a lady’s bicycle for an extra fee.
The semi-detached cottage is cosy and comfortable, with an open plan living area on the ground floor and the floor to ceiling windows creating a light and airy space. With some of the country’s most popular tourist attractions nearby, such as Canterbury Cathedral and the seaside town of Whitstable, Beau View Cottage is a delightful base to come home to after a full day out and about.
This holiday cottage sleeps two guests with one bedroom and one bathroom. There is an enclosed garden to enjoy..
Parking for one car.
Sorry, no children.
One well behaved dog welcome.
Minimum two night stay.
Electric oven and hob.
Television with Freeview and DVD player.
Radio and CD player.
Bicycles available to hire.
Attractions and nearby amenities
Canterbury Cathedral is a magnificent building that is a World Heritage Site as well as being a holy place. Visitors have been making pilgrimages here since the Middle Ages. The building has an overwhelming majesty but it’s beautiful on a small scale too. There are lots of fascinating details to look out for – from the ‘Adam delving’ stained glass window to the carvings of the shields in the cloisters.
The River Stour is a beautiful lazy river that wends its way through the South East. The artist John Constable painted many views along the river stretches, and one unique way to enjoy this special landscape is to take a punt from Westgate Punts. You can leave the hard work to the boatman!
Howletts is a wildlife park that is home to over 400 animals, including elephants, tigers and monkeys. There are even giant anteaters. You can listen to talks from the experts, watch animals being fed and visit the education centre.
If you’re planning to spend the day exploring Canterbury, The Marlowe Theatre is worth a visit even if you haven’t got tickets for a performance. This large theatre was recently redeveloped and is an impressive, contemporary building. You can enjoy a tasty snack or meal at The Green Room.
Here’s another must while you’re in Canterbury. You can walk alongside Chaucer’s famous pilgrims at the Canterbury Tales and watch them perform episodes from the famous stories. Travel all the way with the pilgrims and a guide will escort you to the shrine of St Thomas Becket.
St. Augustine’s Abbey was founded in around 597 AD and was originally a burial place for Anglo Saxon kings. Outside the city walls of Canterbury, it’s well worth a visit – you can don virtual reality headsets to see what life would have been like here back in the 16th century.
Oyster lovers need look no further. Whitstable is famous for its daily catch. But if you’re not a fan of the bivalve it’s still worth coming out to the coast. There are lots of independent shops and galleries here, and the town has a quirky character that’s really quite unique.