This family room can be arranged as two separate single beds, or as a super king-size  bed, as you desire.A modern fully equipped bathroom which includes a shower cubicle, and luxury underfloor heating
Cosy Room Charing - Kent nr station, free parking
Cosy Room Charing - Kent nr station, free parking


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed


Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Our home is being lovingly renovated, as it was in a very sorry state when we moved here in 2009. It has been a labour of love and work is still ongoing. We are artist and musician's friendly. We have many personal interests and willing to share.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 3PM - 8PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: $16 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $11
Security Deposit: $87
Weekly Discount: 18%
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Description

The space

Welcome to the medieval village of Charing in Kent - the Garden of England and Chaucer country. Set in the mid-Kent countryside this small village remains unspoilt and beautiful. An ideal spot for walkers, cyclists, artists and photographers, the countryside views are stunning all year round.

Our late Victorian house is being carefully restored in traditional cosy style and has a comfortable and modern ambience. We invite you to read all parts of our profile carefully, to make sure that you understand what you are booking for, including the style of breakfast offered.

Here we have one double bedroom available, with two single beds, which can turn into a super kingsize bed, plus there is space for a child's cot.

The spacious family bathroom, with shower and roll top bath also has underfloor heating. There are two other separate toilets as well, one on the ground floor.

The house is just 5 mins walk from Charing railway station on the main line to London, Canterbury, and Ashford International which gives quick access to London, Paris, Brussels, Marseille and Continental Europe.

Also close are the historic towns of Canterbury, Rochester and Tenterden - worth a visit for sightseeing and shopping.

Local amenities include good restaurants and fine old country pubs, as well as shopping at the famous Ashford Designer Outlet and country markets close by.

The area has many places of interest to appeal to all tastes - Leeds, Bodiam and Dover Castles are within easy reach, as well as famous gardens like Sissinghurst, the secret gardens of Sandwich, and the well known Rare Breeds Children's Farm at Woodchurch.

Britain's most haunted village - Pluckley, is only a few minutes away, great fun for the ghost hunter!

For the more active, local sporting facilities include, Golf, Fishing, Boating, Gliding, Parachuting, Ballooning, Shooting and Horse Riding. Charing has a horse racing track, which hosts several annual point to point events, and racing at Folkestone is only a short journey away.

The Battle of Britain was fought in the skies above this area. Nearby WW2 airfields are still flying vintage aircraft locally, including Spitfires. The RAF Memorial at Folkestone is a focus for flying displays in the summer.

Children love the nearby coast with sandy beaches, as well as Kent's unique and world famous Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch miniature steam railway. The famous pig racing at the Rare Breeds Centre is a must in the summer months.

We are two friendly and welcoming adults, an affectionate female cat (Lucy), and a Romanian rescued small friendly well behaved female dog (Millie). We speak fluent Portuguese, fairly good Spanish, and will have a go at French and Italian. Professional Complementary Therapies are available by prior arrangement - please enquire by email.

There is wireless internet connection and TV. Continental breakfast is included. Tea & coffee in your room, hairdryer and bath robes. Free car parking.

Charing is a beautiful and welcoming village close to the North Downs, with great walks and many amenities.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family. Please let us know in advance if you have any specific or unusual requirements.

Guest access

Guests have access to their upstairs bedroom, bathroom, downstairs communal areas, kitchen and garden. Unfortunately our house is not suitable for people with disabilities. Please enquire before booking, as we are a 'can do family'.

Interaction with guests

We are normally around during the day, and are willing to offer advice and guidance on things to do around here, or help you out with any queries or difficulties. We are easy going and helpful, and also appreciate our space and privacy. It's a balance that has been easily achieved with most guests.

The neighborhood

We live fairly close to the centre of our village, with shops, cafe, post office and Pub, and near the crossroads with the A20 main road. This road can be busy during the day, specially in the summer months during harvest time, and the holiday period. Once in a while (on average once a year), operation stack is imposed on the M20 motorway, so traffic increases on the A20 during the day. However, traffic lightens considerably after about 9.00 pm, and you should have no difficulty in getting a quiet and restful night's sleep. Most of our guests confirm this too.

Getting around

Our house is just five minutes' walk to Charing Railway station, with direct connection to central London, and Ashford International Station. We have a bus service connecting Maidstone with Ashford and Folkestone. Charing is on the famous Pilgrim's route taking walkers to Canterbury. The area is also very good for cycling. There is free car parking just two minutes' walk from our house.

Other things to note

Our Victorian home has the original victorian stairs to access the first floor of the house; these stairs are slightly narrow, and may not be suitable for guests who have mobility restrictions. There is a hand rail fitted to the stairs. Please email beforehand to check any personal requirements.


House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 8PM

Bedtime is around 11-11.30 pm and we are flexible, so long as noise is kept down.
Breakfast is served from 7.30 to 9.30 am, as we both work from home.
Smoking is allowed in the garden only – thank you!
Pets are welcome by prior arrangement. We request that you bring your pet's own bedding, as animals are not allowed to sleep on your bed. There are no exceptions for this.
We also ask that you bring your pet's own water and food bowls. An old towel to place under the bowls will avoid spillages of food and water on the bedroom carpet.
We request that you leave outdoor shoes downstairs.
We politely request that you replace (or pay for) any accidental breakages or damage.
We want you to enjoy your stay, and this is our home too. Please ask if you need anything in particular, or you have any questions.
We request that you do not eat in your bedroom - thanks. Dried foods are ok. We have had stains left on the carpet and furniture from fresh berry fruits and dark liquids, some of which have been difficult to remove. We hope that you understand. We are trying to keep rules to a minimum; some have been added due to recent incidents.


Cancellations

Moderate

Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Lock on bedroom door
Carbon monoxide detector

Availability
1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

47 Reviews


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Joe User Profile
September 2016
As soon as I arrived Grace and Ken took me into their lovely back garden for a welcome cup of tea and some delicious homemade cake. Just what I needed after a long journey. The house was exactly as described - very clean, cosy and welcoming. Grace and Ken were very kind and interesting people and Ken even took me for a tour around the village shortly after my arrival so I could get my bearings. Following a good night's sleep in a very comfy bed, I started the day with a spring in my step. In terms of location, the house is very well situated and only a few minutes walk from the train station and right next to the charming and historic village of Charing. I felt at home and part of their household from start to finish. I would not hesitate to recommend Grace and Ken as hosts and I would certainly stay with them again if I was returning to visit the area.

Elizabeth User ProfileElizabeth is a superhost.
September 2016
You couldn't hope to meet two more welcoming and interesting hosts than Grace and Ken. Their house and garden are gorgeous, and they could not have done more to make me feel at home and even part of the family, as if I had known them an age. Conversation was fascinating and the homemade bread divine. I very much hope we stay in touch.

Andrea User Profile
August 2016
We had a wonderful stay with Grace and Ken. Their home was lovely and comfortable and the hospitality was exceptional and they were very accommodating. The tea and carrot cake at the end of a long day was great. They are very interesting people to talk with as well.
Grace User Profile
Response from Grace:
Thank you Andrea, it was a pleasure meeting you both.
August 2016

Rita User Profile
August 2016
Host made us very welcome and we enjoyed our stay. only comment would be that there are so many lovely ornaments on every surface, it's hard to find a place to put ones own things.
Grace User Profile
Response from Grace:
Thank you for your comments Rita. Re. the number of ornaments, your bedroom was totally free with all surfaces clear, the same in the bathroom, so your comment feels unfair. This comment should be made in the confidential part of the feedback, like we did with our comments about you. You stayed for only one night.
August 2016

Nienke User Profile
August 2016
I loved staying here. Again a great Airbnb experience with such wonderful people! I arrived a little late, so after the initial meeting each other and showing around I almost immediately went to bed. The bed was super comfortable! Both Grace and Ken are such warm people and their little dog Millie a sweetheart! I enjoyed our morning play on the field with the dogs and in the little time we had some interesting conversations. There's a lot of knowledge in this household on all sorts of topics! My dog was comfortable which is a big plus for me, it's hard to find dog friendly places to stay at. I can't thank you enough for the hospitality, I felt right at home! I can definitely recommend this lovely place to stay at! With or without a beloved pooch! Hope to stay with you again in the future!
Grace User Profile
Response from Grace:
Thank you Nienke, it was lovely meeting and hosting you both. All good wishes to you.
August 2016

Rebecca User Profile
July 2016
Grace and Ken made us feel very welcome. We arrived on one of the hottest days of the year after walking part of the pilgrim's way, and we were given iced water and lots of fruit (with the offer of cake as well!) The room was lovely, with a very big bed and information on the local area. Bathroom was also beautiful and clean, although the cat also lived there! We were made breakfast in the morning which was a lovely touch and set us up well for our walk onto Canterbury. The town of Charing is beautiful, it's well worth having a look at the church and the old buildings. There's really only one place to eat - which is a slightly surreal place, part thai restaurant, part steak house, but the food was good.
Grace User Profile
Response from Grace:
Thank you Rebecca, we value your feedback. The village of Charing has three different eating places - Indian, Chinese and the place that you mention. There is also a Pub at the top of the Hill (about 20 mins walk).
July 2016

Andrew User Profile
July 2016
Grace an Ken were lovely hosts for our quick one nighter in Charing. The room was exactly as described: cozy. All very clean with use of two toilets and bath and shower. Slept very well an had continental breakfast which Grace happily supplemented with scrambled eggs. Lots of organic products . Thank you !
Grace User Profile
Response from Grace:
Thank you Andrew and Robyn, glad to hear that your stay was comfortable.
July 2016

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Grace User Profile

I live with my husband Ken in a small village in the beautiful county of Kent - the garden of England. We both work from home, and have a friendly female cat and female dog. We love traveling and making new friends. We use natural medicine, and enjoy reading, cooking, the theatre, walking in the countryside, growing vegetables and gardening. We are easygoing and flexible, and enjoy good company and a good laugh.

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