Ivy Lane

Canterbury, Canterbury

  • 3 Star Gold
  • Lovingly restored medieval cottage with inglenook fireplace in the heart of Canterbury.  This property is also available for The Open 2020.

You can book this property from:

  • £530 per week
  • £76 per night
  • 3 Star Gold



  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

How far to ...?

  • Beach 8.7 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am


A beautifully presented 16th Century house located just outside the city walls and almost within sight of the cathedral spires.  This pretty half-timbered property has charm and history aplenty and provides comfortable accommodation for up to 3 people.  The cosy living area has an original inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove for those winter evenings curled up with a book.  The open plan kitchen and dining area has been creatively fitted with bespoke designed concealed cupboards. Majestic Canterbury cathedral and the main shopping area Whitefriars are just 5 minutes walk, together with an array of restaurants, cafes, independent shops and museums to visit - all within a short stroll.  The gardens of St Augustine's Abbey are on the doorstep where you can take the dog for a walk  or why not head out of the city for a day and explore the many nearby beautiful villages and enjoy a pub lunch.  After a day of sightseeing, just relax in the sunny enclosed courtyard garden, planted with pretty shrubs and climbing roses.  Shop: 200 yards     Pub:100 yards     Coast:  8.7 miles 

Ground Floor:

Step up through the front door directly into...

Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room and Kitchen with oak parquet flooring throughout
Sitting Area is beamed with large inglenook fireplace, a wood framed chic two seater sofa with armchair, there is a small side table, a sound system and t.v. with freeview service
Dining Area with concealed wood panelled cupboards, fitted dining table and chairs
Kitchen with beautiful custom built wooden units which cleverly utilise the space, there is an electric oven with ceramic hob and extractor fan above,a dishwasher, a fridge with ice box and a washer/dryer.  Glass doors lead out to the courtyard garden

A carpeted, turning and quite steep staircase with a door on the ground floor leads up to ...

First Floor:
Bedroom 1
is carpeted and overlooks the courtyard garden to the rear, it has a double bed with bedside tables and lamps, a custom built dressing table which is fitted to the wall, and a built-in wardrobe with shelving
Bedroom 2 is also carpeted and overlooks the front, it has a single bed with bedside table and lamp, a writing desk and a custom built wardrobe with cupboard and shelving
Bathroom  with concealed mirrored cupboards and marble tiles together with a Villeroy and Boch suite, that comprises a bath with drench shower over, a hand basin and w.c.  Please note that there is no radiator in the bathroom however the boiler is housed in one of the concealed cupboards, which provides adequate heat in a small room

Garden: A small enclosed and sunny courtyard garden which is prettily planted with a climbing rose and flowering shrubs.  There is a small shed for storing the garden furniture and a gate with side access to the street.

Parking: In nearby pay and display car parks at Longport or Holman's Meadow

Heating: Gas central heating and wood burning stove

Pets: Accepts 1 well behaved dog at this property. Please take own bowls & bedding and ensure pets do not go into bedrooms or on furniture. Never leave pets alone in the property. Please clear all evidence of pets from gardens etc. before leaving. 

Notes: A travel cot and high chair are available for guests' use.  This property is not suitable for those with mobility problems or toddlers as the staircase is quite steep and narrow.




Ivy Lane is a delightful bijoux base from which to explore historic Canterbury.

Ms Kim F,

Super wee cottage in the centre of Canterbury offering medieval charm with a modern finish. It is compact living but it really has everything you need not to mention being dog friendly. Thank you very much! We had a great stay.

Previous Customer,

Having been away from Canterbury for many years my partner and I wanted to visit and with out little Jack Russell in tow we were looking for a place where we could lock the door and not worry about her. We found it with Ivy Lane...this is a wonderful little house located just outside the city walls of Canterbury. Just a few minutes walk and you are at in the city center with all the history, restaurants and shopping the city has to offer. A wood burner and period features make this place very cozy. 'Queenie' (the Jack Russell) was made very welcome with bowls and some treats. Tea and coffee was awaiting us....all in all a wonderful and magical place. So much so that we have stayed twice now and will be re-booking again for our next Canterbury trip.....this feels like a home from home. One point of note for people booking from North America, this is a small house. A great alternative to a hotel, but do not think a large house. Book for a couple (and dog), but not for a family.....that said I refer to my previous comments and this place will not disappoint.

Mr Lawrence E,