Valley View

Barham, Rural Kent

  • 4 Star Gold
  • A single storey property in a delightful rural setting with stunning views across a private valley, perfect for ramblers and stargazers

You can book this property from:

  • £579 per week
  • £83 per night
  • 4 Star Gold

Facilities

Bathrooms

  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

How far to ...?

  • Beach 10.6 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Shop 2.7 miles

Nearby activities

  • Walking

Accessibility

  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Preferred changeover day: Friday
  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.

Description

Valley View really does live up to its' name, this well-appointed single storey property is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and enjoys stunning views over farmland in a private valley. This view is surrounded by forestry and beautiful woodlands.  If you are looking for a stargazer's dream with a complete lack of light pollution and peace and tranquility, then this beautiful holiday cottage is just for you.  Adjoining the Owner's home and recently completely renovated, sleeping 4, the cottage has a bright living area with wood effect flooring and rugs and a comfortable corner sofa, for relaxing with a good book, whilst enjoying the views. The well-equipped kitchen, leads onto a utility room which has a washer/dryer. Outside the garden has an attractive decking area to the front and sheltered patio to the rear, both providing the perfect place to sit and enjoy the tranquil countryside views. This is a delightful location for walkers and the property does accept 1 dog, so perfect for exploring the Kentish countryside with your best friend! Although in a very rural location, the city of Canterbury is only 8 miles away, a UNESCO world heritage site with beautiful cathedral, museums, excellent shopping, punting on the river and a wide choice of restaurants. Dover ports and the Channel Tunnel are only 12 miles away and London is less than an hour on the train. Shop: 2.7     Pub:Coast: 10.6

Entrance porch with coat hooks and shelving for shoes, leads to hallway and ...

Cloakroom with hand basin and w.c.

Open plan living area with wood effect flooring throughout and rugs...
Sitting Area a bright room with a corner sofa plus a two seater sofa, small sideboard and coffee tables, there is a wall mounted Smart TV, standard lamp and glazed French
doors providing a lovely view and opening onto the decking area to the front
Dining Area has a folding dining table and 4 dining chairs
Kitchen there is a 4 ring electric hob and oven with extractor fan above, plus a dishwasher and microwave
Utility Room has shelving and a washer/dryer plus fridge/freezer and door to the back garden and patio
Bathroom is fully tiled and has a bath with a waterfall shower over and fixed shower screen, a heated towel rail, w.c. and hand basin
Bedroom 1 is carpeted and has 2 single beds with bedside table and lamps, a small chest of drawers and a set of attractive hooks and coat hangers
Bedroom 2 is carpeted and has a double bed with bedside tables and lamps, a wardrobe and storage drawers beneath the bed

Garden: To the front of the house there is a wooden decking area with new rattan garden furniture and 2 sun loungers. To the rear of the house there is a stone patio with a bistro table and chairs and a lawned area.  The garden is fully enclosed and fenced.
Heating: Calor gas central heating
Pets: 1 dog is accepted at this property
Parking: At the bottom of the slope on private driveway for 2 cars
Notes:  The property is accessed via narrow single track country lanes and access from the parking area is up 5 steps which lead to quite a steep sloped garden path.  Therefore it is not recommended for those with mobility issues.

Out and About: 
Canterbury city centre is 8 miles away
Closest pub is The Black Robin in Kingston which is a pleasant 2 mile walk from the property and has a good restaurant
Barham  village  has  the  closest  amenities  with  a church, village  pub,  post  office, excellent  general  stores and Simpsons vineyard with vineyard tours and a tasting room
Elham valley and village is an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Downs, a very pretty village and beautiful drive or walk along the Elham Valley Way which leads from the city of Canterbury through to Hythe a delightful traditional seaside town.  There are nice local pubs in the village and a coffee shop serving homemade cakes.

 

Reviews

Fantastic holiday in this gorgeous house, we are all sad to say goodbye to Scarlett and Kent. Thank you so much for being a fantastic host, even rescuing the washing from the rain! Fantastic castle at Dover and the​ White Cliffs can be seen from St Margarets Bay - great first day for the children. Canterbury was a great day out - at the Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and school shoe shopping! Howlett's was OK and the kids loved it and elephants were entertaining, but the signage wasn't great. Don't miss the gorillas to the left of the entrance. Best finds - Pegwell Nature Reserve near Sandwich, Ramsgate Tunnels and the Old Harbour, Shell Grotto and the Geocache route around Barham. The Cartwright family, Shropshire

Mr Barney C,

We had a wonderful stay in Valley View. We enjoyed the beautiful views, walks in the woods and exploring the local area. Our favourite days were a trip to Howletts Wild Animal Park and swimming in the sea at Deal beach. Scarlett was an amazing host and we felt very well looked after. Everything we needed and more was provided. We look forward to a return visit. Stacey, Tony and Jack from Berkshire

Mr James C,

We have had the most brilliant holiday in the fantastic Valley View. What an amazing place to relax and explore all that this wonderful part of the world has to offer. To be able to go on lots of beautiful walks straight from the front door was a real treat and the peace and quiet of the valley was just what we needed at the end of this slightly odd summer. We barely scratched the surface with our sightseeing, but loved trips to Canterbury Cathedral, Deal (great lunch in The Rose), Howletts Wild Animal Park and the brilliant Kentish Pip Cider Farm. Lunch in the Black Robin was excellent too. Scarlett was a magnificent host - thank you so much for all your generosity and kindness especially with all the cake hit and photos for Connie's first birthday party. We would love to come back and maybe see the valley in the winter. What a wonderful holiday. Thank you ! Campbell family, Fulham London

Mr Barney C,

A friend and I stumbled on this beautiful cottage by chance and booked to stay for 8 days in July this year with my twin toddlers and her 11 year old child. The cottage is even nicer than in the pictures and we simply had a wonderful time. The view is outstanding and the surrounding countryside is incredibly pretty. Many varied forest walks are easily accessible even within walking distance. We strolled up and down the roads leading to the house to see the horses, sheep and courtyards animals all along the neighbouring farms. The cottage itself is immaculate, the bedding and towels are soft and new and every cushion or piece of utensil in kitchen is not only practical but also feels very tastefully handpicked. We weren’t expecting for the cottage to be so well equipped either - all the essentials are there and much more, down to the pink Himalayan salt in the kitchen cupboards! The owner, Scarlett, lives next door but in an entirely separate property and she is really nice. When we arrived we found she had left us several delicious gifts for our stay — and even a lovely bunch of flowers. Over the course of the week she helped us in any way possible and suggested walks and outings that suited us and the children. We can't recommend this stay highly enough and look forward to returning at the first opportunity.

Elena & T,

Thank you Scarlett for a wonderful stay. You made us feel so welcome from the moment we arrived. We had never been to Kent before and we had such a great time - it is a beautiful part of the world, and Valley View cottage is the perfect location to explore it from! We loved punting in Canterbury, Howlett's Animal Park, Joss Bay Beach, The Miniature Railway at Romney Marsh, Canterbury Cathedral and the Kentish Pip Cider farm with its lovely beer garden ! Food at the Black Robin down the road was nice, and the Duke of Cumberland Pub was a hit with Ted (aged 4) thanks to its beer garden with kids play area.

Previous Customer,

Lovely setting with easy walks all around the property and no need to use the car all weekend. Very dog friendly and our dog had a lovely weekend too. Home owner was extremely welcoming and a fantastic host. The cottage was very well equipped and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay.

Dr Jane R,

My family and I stayed at Valley View for the Christmas 2019 period. It was exactly what we were looking for in a holiday rental, a quiet off the beaten track property with lovely walks and views. We arrived late on Christmas Eve in the dark and the owner, that lives in the adjacent property was on hand to help us by guiding us where to park by torchlight as was dark. She was so welcoming and lovely, nothing was too much trouble if we needed her. Also she left us alone too during our stay but was nice to know any questions we had that she was on hand to answer them. The property was very well equipped with everything you could need and more. It was spotlessly clean and really cosy. The home owner had also left lots of goodies for us such as wine, mince pies, milk, bread, tea/coffee and even lovely touches like Christmas crackers, a tablecloth and serviettes. The property had lots of festive additions too, such as a tree and lights etc. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending anyone to stay here over the Christmas period or any other time of the year and we are already planning a stay during the summer when we can make use of the amazing surrounding countryside much more!

Mr Kevin P,

Thank you for such a warm and kind welcome!! We had such a wonderful time at your bungalow. It has been one of the best experiences we have had. It's such a cosy and amazing environment we thank you for hosting us in a polite and kind way. We definitely will recommend for others, and would wish to come back! (Peaceful and quiet amazing) Thank you!

Previous Customer,

Thank you so much for letting us stay in your wonderful bungalow. It was snug and cosy and we had such a joyful Christmas staying in your place. We also had a lovely scenic walk in the forests above where we were staying on Christmas Day! We will be sure to recommend you to others. Thank you !

Previous Customer,

We booked Valley View for 3 weeks from 25th October until the 14th November whilst moving house. From the moment we pulled up the welcome we received from the home owner was unbelievable, she was so warm and couldn’t do enough to make us feel at home. The cottage looked exactly like the pictures although they do not really do the place justice. It is so well equipped it felt like a home from home and the little welcoming touches made us feel really special. We had all the essentials provided, milk, tea, coffee, fresh bread and even a bottle of wine, it was fantastic. The Cottage was spotless and very well appointed, the beds were comfortable and there was ample space for the 3 of us and our 2 cats who adored the open space. We were concerned that we would be cold but we needn’t have worried, the heating was very efficient and the whole place was cosy within no time. Throughout our stay the home owner couldn’t do enough to make sure that we were comfortable and her local knowledge was a godsend We would have no hesitation at all recommending Valley View to anyone who would like a quiet place for a few days at any time of year, it is a home from home.

Previous Customer,

Lovely place with the most amazing views and woods to wander in, and best placed so conveniently to visit alot of Kent. in the The amenities in the bungalow were amazing and we were made to feel more than welcome. Thank you a lot Scarlett for everything !

Previous Customer,

We ( 2 adults) were lucky to stay at Valley View for 2 weeks. Nestled in a beautiful private valley, peaceful, quiet, nature all around. However, with easy access to amenities, culture (Canterbury 15 minutes away) and just half an hour from the ferries/tunnel Dover/Folkestone. Scarlett, the owner lives near by and gave us such a warm welcome. She is there if you need her, but on the other hand she gives you all privacy. The bungalow is brand new, well equipped, cozy and you will find everything you might need. In the house you will also find a lot of information about things to do in the region. We had a great time, admired the view and were sad to leave...

B.P. V,

"We were lucky to stay here for 2 weeks! A warm welcome from the home owner, fresh flowers, coffee, tea and everything else we might need. A comfortable and cosy bungalow with the most stunning view! So peaceful and quiet we felt at home immediately! Sadly enough we had to put our dog Tommie to sleep just before the holiday. He would have loved it here! So for the first time in 15 years we spent our holiday without our 4-legged friend. There is plenty of information available in the bungalow. Enough to do for all ages and in all weather conditions. We rented a bike for the Crab and Winkle Way to Whitstable. And of course visited the Cliffs of Dover, Samphire Hoe, Canterbury .... Note - Park and Ride at Wincheap (opposite Morrisons supermarket) £3.50 per day for a car + 6 people including bus to city centre. Buses every 10 minutes and you might prefer walk back along the Great Stour, 1.2 mile only ..... We loved every minute here.

Previous Customer,

Scarlett was an absolutely delightful host. There when we needed her but not at all intrusive. Cottage was in pristine condition, in a beautiful location. A chilled bottle of wine in fridge was a top touch among a number of goodies provided on arrival. Beds were super comfortable.

Ms Victoria T,

Beautiful property, wonderful host, fantastic amenities, where we were located that was so much to do! Lots of things for all holiday types and I highly recommend!

Mrs Rachel G,

My family stayed at Valley View from 01st-05th of September. It’s easily one of nicest self catering places we have ever stayed in! The place is immaculate and so well put together! And the host (very generous and nothing is too much trouble) has thought of everything! All of your kitchen basics from olive oil to tea and coffee is already at the property, there’s even dishwasher and washing tablets available. Same thing in the bathroom. It really saves you a small fortune! I recommend getting to the property first and seeing what is already there, you would be surprised at what little you have to bring with you! Views are spectacular, gorgeously quiet but only a 10 minute drive to Canterbury city centre and a 45 min drive to Broadstairs (although there are closer seaside places). Me and my family will definitely be booking again soon next year as we just had the best time! I can’t thank you enough for making the stay an easy stress free one! "

Rachel and G,

This is a review for: Valley view cottage Bladbean :Our 3 night stay from the moment we arrived was pure and utter bliss! The feeling you get when you arrive is wow. it's lovely to see with your own eyes how wonderful and well equipped the property is. The cottage has everything you could need when away from home, every pot, pan, kitchen utensil you can think of. also books, games, BBQ, tea, coffee, salt, pepper, Google home mini (for music, news, weather etc) and more! All of this with addition of the gorgeous views and peace and quite and fantastic hosts make valley view just perfect!

Previous Customer,

A beautiful welcome. We absolutely adored the bungalow !! nestled in the most idyllic valley. It has been the perfect base, central to all that Kent had to offer us Herne Bay, Folkestone, Whitstable, Port Lympne - (amazing experience), Broadstairs, Bluewater Shopping and the stunning Botany Bay. Ian, Sarah, Eve and Gwen South Wales

Previous Customer,

Valley View - Two Bedroom House, Sleeps 4 Review #27655867 5 star ***** This comfortable, well equipped haven, set in the most tranquil of valleys gave our three days away something extra special. In addition to a beautifully furnished house with its two patio areas, the owner had laid on little extra touches with such thoughtfulness it made our little family reunion really special. We'll be back! Date of arrival - July 31, 2019

Mrs E F,

It was a pleasure staying here at Valley View. Such a lovely little house, with one of the loveliest hosts we've ever met. Thanks for everything.

I. T,

We would like to say how wonderful the property was. The location was quiet and beautiful. Remote and yet accessible to amenities by car. Superb footpaths for Walking from bungalow. Secure garden for our dog. The owner who lives next door went out of her way to make sure we had the best holiday ever.

Mr David M,

We have spent a wonderful week here at Valley View. the bungalow was so comfortable and I can honestly say we have never found such a lovely spot and the standard of comfort and hospitality was much more than 100%. Beautiful views, wonderful weather and wonderful footpaths on the doorstep to walk our dog. Thank you to the owner for making us feel so welcome. Sad to leave a week of heaven, we will be back.

Previous Customer,

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