The Gate House

1290 ft² Cottage

Overview

2 bedrooms
4 guests max.
Cottage
1290 ft²
2 bathrooms
Pet-friendly

Amenities

Pet-friendly
Dishwasher
Washing machine
TV
WiFi
Fireplace
Microwave
Cot
Kitchen
Family-friendly
Hairdryer
Iron
Fridge
Tennis courts
Parking
Patio
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide detector
Bed linen
Towels
High chair

What's nearby

1.4 mi to water

Outdoor

Garden
Rooms
1 bedroom
1 extra large bed
1 bedroom
2 single beds
Description

The Gate House: sleeps 4 people, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 reception room, patio and gardens, parking on the drive, BBQ. Access by arrangement to shared tennis courts.

Ground Floor
Entry into the hall leads to stairs to upper bedrooms and onwards into living space.
Sitting room: seating for 4 / 6, log burning fireplace, Smart screen TV.
Kitchen: partly open plan around the corner from the living space.
Includes electric oven and hob, extractor fan,built-in tall fridge / freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave oven.
Dining area, table to seat 4.
Downstairs shower room (behind the kitchen): WC, wall in shower cubicle.

First Floor - via the hallway at the front of home.
Master double room (sleeps 2), king size bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, en-suite bathroom: note open to the room with partial glass divide. WC, sink and roll top bath with beautiful views over the garden. Super romantic!
Twin bedroom (sleeps 2) on two single beds, chest of drawers and hanging hooks.

Outside
A wrap around garden area (not fully enclosed) sweeps around the cottage. The garden leads around to a hidden sunny patio with table and chairs for four. The hedge has a "peak gap" offering lovely countryside views.
Coal bbq.
On drive parking for 2 cars.

Services
WiFi
Central heating throughout
Perfectly located in a wonderful country spot yet so close to the coast of Dover, Folkestone and back to the Cathedral city of Canterbury.
Dover - less than a couple of miles away here you will find the well known Dover Castle, there are also dramatic cliff top walks to the lighthouse as well as the nature park Samphire Hoe - perfect for family exploration and more.
Folkestone - is a super up and coming trendy seaside town. The harbour is where all the action can be found including the Harbour arm with street food, yummy cocktails from Wildbox bars, Macknade eaterie / food court and of course like you might expect a host of fish and chip shops, fresh seafood stalls, proper English pubs and little shops for trinkets for the little ones. If you venture just away from the harbour you can discover Steep street and the Bayle with vintage shops, art galleries, and Steep street cafe for the best cakes and coffees! More coming from this vibrant town so get exploring whilst still a secret
Seaside activities can be enjoyed in both Dover and Folkestone. Paddle boarding, kayaking and water games can be booked before and on a day out.
Shopping is best found in Canterbury and here the cobbled streets and cafes with a mix of branded shops and boutiques will give you the retail buzz you may be looking for. Canterbury also homes Chimera an indoor climbing wall, as well as Escape rooms - ideal on those less than sunny days.

Getting to Alkham:
Trains from London go into Canterbury West on high speed (buses connections and or taxi services)
Local station is Folkestone West - trains come in from Charing Cross directly.
Towels and linen provided
Wifi
Central heating
BBQ
The owners family live on the estate in the manor, driveway shared
1 dog allowed, please note pet fees of £30 per pet per week (or part of) apply
Private parking space for two cars alongside property
Travel cot and high chair available on request
A late checkout of 4:00pm on Sundays is available free of charge. Please get in touch with Bloom Stays if required.

House rules
Pet-friendly
Host
The offer is provided by a professional host. This host has committed to providing products or services that comply with the applicable rules of Union law.

The Gate House, Hockley Sole, Alkham Valley

CT187EU Folkestone, United Kingdom

R.
5.0
Outstanding
‘Great place our second time at the gate house. It’s a beautiful setting and very comfortable place to stay. Execellent location for walkers’
T.
5.0
Outstanding
‘The Gate House was very beautiful. Loved the way it has been restored and original features maintained and kept. Loved the windows! It is also very tastefully decorated, beautifully bright and colourful. Bathrooms are kitted out well. The roll top bath was awesome. The bedrooms and beds were superb. Top quality bedding and linen. The Ensuite bathroom may benefit from having some privacy with the loo. The grounds surrounding the cottage were gorgeous and the tennis court was a bonus enjoyed by my sons. A big plus for us was that it was dog friendly so we were able to bring our cockapoo with us. The kitchen had under floor heating, fantastic. It was home away from home for us.’
S.
5.0
Outstanding
‘We really enjoyed our stay at The Gate House. It is in beautiful grounds, and quirky and comfortable inside. A great base to go out for walks from and explore the local area with our spaniel. Well equipped inside to have breakfast and dinners if you so choose. Our spaniel loved her walks at Folkestone Harbour, White Cliffs, lunch at the Marquis of Granby and stretching out on the floor in the dining room. The hosts are friendly and welcoming and have fantastic recommendations.’
C.
5.0
Outstanding
‘We had a fabulous stay at the Gatehouse so tucked away and peaceful. The owners were lovely and made us feel welcome and at home! (If only it was our home!) The Gate house itself was beautiful and even the modern decor was so colourful and refreshing inside but still the building and it's history you can fall in love with as well as the views! Thank you for an unforgettable stay!’
T.
5.0
Outstanding
‘The property came recommended from friends who had previously stayed. A lovely way to spend new years with our family including our golden retriever’
R.
5.0
Outstanding
‘WHat a gorgeous place- beautifully redecorated and super cosy. The main bedroom is stunning! We had a great stay.’
E.
5.0
Outstanding
‘Had a fabulous and very peaceful stay. Beds and linen were very comfortable and has a very well equipped kitchen. The owners were delightful and extremely helpful giving us plenty of ideas of what to do/see. Folkestone Harbour is definitely worth a visit and so is the local village Pub. The only issue we had was with the WiFi and TV (no terrestrial channels), but we weren't there to sit and watch TV and be on the Wifi! Thank you very much for a really wonderful stay.’
I.
5.0
Outstanding
‘Had the most amazing short stay at the Gate House, Very cosy and very well equipped cottage. Amazing hosts.’
P.
4.0
Very good
‘Set in a lovely part of Kent this location was really good for our english Wine Tour. I highly recommend it.’
R.
5.0
Outstanding
‘We had a lovely weekend at the Gate House with our dog. The House is very cosy, clean and well-equipped, set in a beautiful estate. A lovely countryside escape situated very close to Folkestone, which has beautiful beaches, cafes and pubs. Would highly recommend!’
B.
5.0
Outstanding
‘Beautiful comfy cosy property will definitely return, early Christmas family break decorated Christmay and even snowed when there so the real fire was enjoyable and my doggy loved it.’
N.
5.0
Outstanding
‘We stayed at The Gate House for 3 nights with our Golden Retriever. A charming and cosy place to stay with a sensational backdrop down the valley. In the grounds of a house further up the hill, we were spoilt with peace and quiet and just the odd occasional car going past down the lane a short distance away. You're allocated your own garden which is not enclosed but wasn't a problem for our dog. There is a BBQ outside, chairs, a table and a parasol. Parking for 2 cars at the front of the property. The master bedroom, which was the only one we used was very quirky with beautiful beams and an amazing en-suite through glass doors so that light still came into the room. A fantastic bath with a recharge area for your toothbrush! Very handy! I couldn't find a hair dryer in either room. There is also a downstairs shower room which has a rainfall shower head, so you get a good soaking. The kitchen area was generally well equipped and functional with beautiful views out over the tennis court and valley beyond. I would have appreciated a small serrated knife and a larger serrated bread knife too. The cupboards were all built in and held a good range of crockery and oven items, etc. The lounge and dining area worked well together and we had a few evenings in where we felt very much at home! The local gastro pub 'The Marquis of Granby' had superb food, and we'd recommend it. Overall, a great stay, would thoroughly recommend, unique and unusual, it's a delight to spend time at The Gate House. Many thanks to Toby for sharing his property.’
G.
5.0
Outstanding
‘Really great spot, we were 3 adults and comfily accommodated in the gate house. Beds and linens were very great, and the place was clean and in a good location for local walks and exploring. Would very much recommend.’
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