Unwind by the open fireplace at this retro-styled Victorian terrace in the heart of the medieval town of Sandwich. Start your day with a fresh coffee in the flint walled courtyard garden, then take a leisurely stroll to the quay for fish & chips. With a modern twist on traditional the cottage has a timeless & hip look. And it's on such a picturesque quiet street too.
Sleeping four in two bedrooms, the accommodation is perfect for families, couples and small groups of friends. The master bedroom has a super comfy king size bed and the back room is set up as a twin. From the back bedroom there is a lovely aspect looking out over characterful timber framed houses typical to Sandwich. There is a good size family bathroom with bath and shower enclosure on the same floor as the bedrooms. A sunny courtyard garden has outdoor seating with a bistro table set. Help yourself to fresh sage from the flower beds.
The gallery kitchen has been recently refitted with a gloss white kitchen complete with slimline dishwasher, washing machine, electric oven and hob. There is a dining room separate to the living room.
For families there is a travel cot with mattress; booster seat high chair; plastic beakers, plates and cutlery; a choice of children's DVDs, toys and games suitable for the under 7s.
Dogs are very welcome.
Address: 12 Vicarage Lane, CT13 9HJ Sandwich, United Kingdom
Size: 6 Rooms, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom
Beds: 2 Single beds, 1 King size bed, 1 Couch
Prices: 95 GBP - 160 GBP / Night
Perfect location close to the heart of Sandwich and located on a picturesque street - peaceful and quiet. A true taste of Sandwich.
There is no parking on Vicarage Lane. You can pull up outside 12 Vicarage Lane to unload. Parking is available on the surrounding streets but this is restricted to 1 hour between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm Monday through to Saturday (Sundays no restrictions). If you are really lucky you may be able to park in one of the three unrestricted spaces at the end of the road (outside the infant school). Alternatively, there is Gazen Salts car park, a pay and display car park, a short walk from the cottage and offers cheap day parking (no charge on the Sunday and evenings).
Sandwich is a delight to wander around. Super quaint with its half-timbered medieval buildings and narrow streets it is easy to lose yourself in the history of this town. And with the remains of a Roman fort & amphitheatre, a national nature reserve and three UNESCO World heritage sites there is plenty to explore. There is a great choice of restaurants and drinking spots. Taste a good local ale at a traditional coaching inn. The Kings Arms, a 1580s pub, is just round the corner with a pretty walled beer garden and good home cooking. The Bell Hotel, at the Quay, has a lovely outside terrace to watch the world go by. Fancy seal spotting? Then a boat trips leave from the Quay throughout the year. And for those seeking solitude Sandwich Bay is just 5 minutes by car Situated on a private Estate you need to take a toll road to get there but your reward is a virtually empty beach.
The sandy beaches of Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Margate have more blue flags than anywhere else in the country. Botany Bay is a photographer's delight with its chalk stalks and Joss Bay is a firm favourite with the surfers.
By train: There are regular train services from London to Sandwich including the high speed rail link from St Pancras in just 1 hour and 30 minutes. The cottage is a 8 minute walk from Sandwich train station or a very short taxi ride. Sandwich Cars (01304 617424) is the local taxi company.
By car: Use postcode CT13 9HJ to find the property. Once you are in Sandwich you need to go round the one-way system past Cattle Market and turn left onto Delf Street (there is a Ford retailer on the corner). Drive past the retro cinema following the road round and take the next right onto Vicarage Lane. The house is third of the way along on the left had side.
By ferry: The Dover cross-channel ferry port is a 25 minute drive away with ferries to and from Calais and Dunkirk.
By tunnel: The Eurotunnel terminal near Folkestone is 45 minutes away by car.
By air: The nearest international airport is Gatwick. Approximately a 1 hour and 45 minute drive.