Spacious family room with own staircase at top of house with double bed and two singles.
Unique opportunity to also book English or cookery lessons with the host. Please note there are two kittens in the home for those with allergies.
Family Room - Enjoy the privacy of your own spacious top floor family room which offers a double bed, single bed, and another single bed can be put up alongside, writing desk, wardrobe, chest of drawers and armchair and coffee table.
Hairdryer provided. There is ample space for a family of 4 to make use of the room.
Make use of our wifi connection. In this 4-storey house are a large family bathroom with toilet bath and overhead shower, a separate cloakroom and sink on the entrance floor, a lounge with TV, and at garden level a spacious kitchen/diner which seats 8 leading out to decking and a peaceful garden.
A two minute walk to rail link to London (High Speed train reaches London in 1 hour. In the other direction Dover is 10 mins), or across Radnor Park and the fishing pond to the sports centre which also has a fitness studio and outdoor dry ski run. Turn right or left out of the house for a 5 min walk to the shopping centre with many choices of restaurants and cafes. From there you may wish to stroll down the old cobbled high street through the arts quarter to the harbour and Folkestone's Sunny Sands beach or go further along to the Warren - a beautiful walk on the coast under the White Cliffs. Or westwards through the coastal park you can explore along the coast to Sandgate, Seabrook and on to Hythe where you can ride on the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Light Railway through the marshes. Alternatively you may like to hop on a bus to historic Canterbury. We enjoy cooking and entertaining and are sure you'll feel at home with us. Meet the Folk of Folkestone. On street parking.
Towels, bedlinen and wifi (website hidden) in lounge. Use of kitchen and garden.
Interaction with Guests
Let me recommend places that you are interested in visiting over a cuppa in the kitchen.
So many guests have commented on the ideal location of my home for easy accessibility to all the amenities the town has to offer. It is easy to park, everything is within walking distance.
Bus station in the town centre, bus to Canterbury at the end of the road and train line also. Short walk to the sports centre or beach.
Other Things to Note
There are Farmer's and Craft markets, Food and clothing markets in Folkestone town centre every Thursday and Saturday, Concerts at the Leas Cliff Hall Theatre and the Quarterhouse, or visit the Designer Outlet in Ashford to catch a bargain - some of the many reasons to come to Folkestone!
We would appreciate it if you would bring slippers / house shoes to wear indoors. You are welcome to make use of our large kitchen to rustle yourself up something. However, it would be appreciated then if you would wash up and put away items you have used. Please do not help yourself to the washing machine without prior agreement as there is a small fee for this. If you do smoke, would you kindly use the garden. No drinks/food other than water in the bedroom.
I stayed at Ruth's with two friends of mine. Our time has been the perfect airbnb experience. Ruth is the perfect host. She made us feel perfectly comfortable and welcomed - we even found chocolates and flowers in our room. Ruth is a wonderful person with tons of interesting experiences to share. Her house is fantastic - so clean and tidy. I wish we stayed longer! Thank you Ruth!
Great location--super close to town center and the cliffs/ beach! Room was spacious and the beds were comfortable. However, Ruth has two cats and in order to keep them out of the bedroom that has NO door, she has constructed a cumbersome barricade. Going in and out to use the bathroom or leave the room is quite difficult and frankly annoying. Much too expensive!
Ruth was a very welcoming and attentive host!
As I explained, the frame requires a bespoke door replacement (in the process of being commissioned). The kittens are 6mths old hence the necessity as they're not yet trained. As for too expensive, to have a double bed and single bed in a family room at 17.50gbp each is not the most expensive plus 5gbp for servicing.
Ruth was a wonderful host with plenty of guidance for the local spots in Dover and Folkstone. Amenities were aplenty, and she was very generous in helping wherever necessary. Between the two days my brother and I stayed there, we spent a couple of hours chatting at the kitchen table and amusing the two new kittens of the house.
Nous sommes ravis de cette première expérience en chambre d'hôte.
Vous êtes charmante Ruth et la maison est très agréable.
Nous n'avons eux aucun problème pour se sentir comme chez nous, Ruth est discrète et nous laisse circuler librement dans la maison.
Elle nous a bien conseillé pour nos sorties et parle très bien le Français.
See you Soon
We've had fantastic luck with hosts on this site, and with Ruth this was no exception. You may have noticed from her profile that she speaks other languages and made such a great effort with her French with my French wife and mother-in-law that it put my own level of French to shame! :o)
I mention the above because it demonstrates very well that if you stay with Ruth, you'll be staying with a host who is very open, very communicative, someone you sense wishes to share moments with you and to make you feel at ease (even if this means she'll be speaking another language). She's a very warm host, gave some great tips on the town of Folkestone and provided us with a very comfortable family room and toys for our daughter. Our only regret was we did not get to stay another night or two, so we'll just have to go back then won't we?
I've always had a fondness for Folkestone, above that of other Kentish seaside towns. I wish for regular cultural exchanges between France and England, especially for my growing daughter, so I hope Ruth will accept us as regular guests and I highly recommend staying with Ruth to make the most of Kent and Folkestone, whether breaking up your journey en route or for visiting Kent.
We'll be in contact soon for another stay Ruth!
Ruth lives in a pleasant house, in Folkestone. Close to France and the beautiful Kent countryside, it has all the amenities for a short stay and is 10 minutes to town and the train station. At £35 a night, I feel it was a bit expensive for what I got though. My other issue is that Ruth is doing it really for the money and I felt I was in the way a bit. However, we had some lovely conversations in the kitchen. Also, be warned: if you are tall, the roofs in the top bedroom are irritatingly slopped. I kept banging my head and the stairs are very narrow. Be careful of the cute and adorable kittens. As cats do, they sit on the stairs and won`t move. There was no TV in the room, the single bed was too small for me and I had to sleep in the double bed, the room was constantly cold and a bit gloomy. Throughout the house, notices inform you of the rules. This is a good idea but I had to keep reading them and I wasn`t too sure, if I should be doing this and that. As to laundry, it is best to go to a launderette and the recycling issues were complicated, for me anyway. For a day or two, staying at Ruth`s house is suitable. But only for a day or two.
My stay was short, only one night but Ruth was a great host. I got in late after taking a train down from London (after my international flight). She suggested a place for dinner that hit the spot. Ruth is a warm person with two playful and fun kittens. I would definitely stay with Ruth again if down her way.
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Hi, I'm Ruth and if you decide to stay in this delightful part of the country I'll make every effort to make you feel welcome and at home. I teach English as a Foreign Language, love travelling and getting to know people and finding out about their culture. I am fluent in German and quite good at French. Love entertaining friends with a healthy meal. Recently discovered Zumba, which is a fun way of exercising. Like cycling, walking and generally leading a peaceful and reflective life. I've brought up my 22 yr old son single-handed and now looking forward to a new season in my life where I can travel and do things solo.
My mottos: over prepare, then go with the flow
You can learn something from everyone
By the way by arrangement I can be available to offer you private tailored English lessons or show you some amazing raw food, vegetarian or meat menus.