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  • The Guard's House - 27988 Living room | Leeds Castle Holiday Cottages -, Maidstone
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  • The Guard's House - 27988 Living room | Leeds Castle Holiday Cottages -, Maidstone
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    The Guard's House - 27988

    Ref: S24500


    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Sleeps: 6
    • Baths: 1
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    • 1 pet welcome
    • Children welcome
    • Internet access
    • Open fire
    • Parking

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    The Guard's House - 27988 sleeping up to 6 guests

    With Leeds Castle literally on your doorstep and a free ticket included for guests you will want to return again and again!. Ground Floor:
    Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and beams.
    Utility/shower room: With washing machine, tumble dryer and shower cubicle (no toilet).
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over corner bath, and toilet.
    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Lawned garden with terrace, garden furniture and barbecue. 500-acre parkland (shared with other properties on-site). Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 10 steps in the garden and a lake, river and weir in the grounds.
    Indulge yourself in a unique holiday cottage experience within the 500-acre parkland estate at Leeds Castle, referred to as ’The loveliest castle in the world’. It is set on two islands on the River Len in the heart of the county of Kent, renowned throughout the world as ’The Garden of England’, and has been fortified for over 900 years. Originally a Norman stronghold, the private property of 6 medieval queens and a palace used by Henry viii. In the 1930s the castle was a playground for the the rich and famous as Lady Baillie, the last private owner entertained ’high society’ down from London for the weekends. The castle now offers visitors a glimpse of a rich past with a fine collection of art, porcelain and furniture. Within the 500-acre estate are four period holiday cottages, some furnished with antiques from the castle, and handmade drapes made by the castle seamstress. The sheets on the beds are fresh crisp Egyptian cotton and a welcome pack of toiletries is provided.
    Access is given enabling entry to the castle and grounds as many times as you like during your stay.
    Your ticket also provides access to the Knight’s Realm playground, where children can let off steam. Climb the Maiden’s Tower, joust along the aerial runway and explore the secret tunnels! Lose yourself in the spiralling yew maze and underworld grotto of shells and mythical beasts, plus a turf maze where toddlers and smaller children can play. Take in a free flying falconry display.
    Take a picnic or stroll around the gardens which you can explore long after the daily guests to the castle and grounds have gone home. Additional activities that incur an extra cost include 9-hole golf, a hot air balloon flight (1st Apr-1st Nov), Go Ape! zip wire adventure, a Segway tour, a ride on Elsie the Castleland train or hop aboard the Black Swan Ferry Boat. Then visit the castle shop for a special gift to return home with.
    Keepers House, (ref 27985), formerly the gamekeeper’s house, dates back several hundred years, and is located in a hidden valley in the castle grounds. It has a courtyard which overlooks the River Len and can be booked with adjoining Weir Cottage to accommodate up to 12 guests.
    Weir Cottage (ref 27987) is a perfect riverside hideaway for a couple. It was originally the game store and can be booked with adjoining Keepers House to accommodate up to 12 guests. Fishing can be arranged for Keepers House and Weir Cottage.
    Knight’s Cottage (ref 27986) is a fine example of an Edwardian cottage and is located within a secluded position within the grounds of Leeds Castle and enjoys views over the vineyard and woodland.
    Guests are just a stone’s throw away from the medieval-style Knights glamping site, giving guests the choice of booking friends and family into the tents.
    The Guards House (ref 27988) dates back to the Regency period from around 1810, and was originally a Napoleonic soldier’s barracks. Interconnecting with neighbouring cottages, this traditional Grade ll listed Kentish cottage has thick rag stone walls and an unusual curved wooden front door.
    Located 5 miles from Maidstone the cottages are ideally placed for exploring beautiful villages, historic castles, houses and market towns. Kent boasts award-winning beaches. Indulge in some local oysters at Whitstable or spot seals off Herne Bay. Canterbury with its historic cathedral is a short drive or head towards Ashford for some discounted designer retail therapy. Kent also provides good road and rail access to London for further sightseeing opportunities. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Open Fire / Woodburner
    Garden / Patio
    Pub within 1 mile
    Grouped Properties
    Rural Location
    Woodburning Stove
    Decorated at Christmas
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Short Breaks All Year
    Cot Available
    Washing Machine
    Pet Friendly
    Heritage Collection
    Welcome Cottages
    Kent Downs
    Parking - On Site
    Shower Cubicle
    Great Value Properties

    Local amenities

    • Leeds Castle < 0.5 miles
    • The Maze and Grotto < 0.5 miles
    • Park Gate Inn 0.5 miles
    • The Dirty Habit 1.5 miles
    • The Black Horse Inn 3.5 miles
    • Mote Park 4 miles
    • Bill's Restaurant 5 miles
    • Frédéric Bistro 5 miles
    • Pret A Manger 5 miles
    • Nando's 5 miles

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    5 Customer Reviews

    Marion – 9 Oct 2019
    "Excellent cottage. Dog friendly garden. Great views for birdwatching from back door. Well equipped."
    Liz – 22 Sep 2019
    "We enjoyed our time at the cottage, however, cleanliness was bad. Glasses with dirty marks & lipstick, a coffee mug had dirty residue left in it. Under the toilet seats were dirty, the kitchen worktop was sticky. What we thought was jam on the master bedroom door turned out to be blood. The kettle had water in still, the toaster had crumbs in underneath. The tumble dryer much like our own is a condenser dryer and the lint trap was filled with thick lint which can cause house fire very easy, also was full of water too. We would come back to Kent but possibly not use this accomadation again."
    Charis – 20 Aug 2019
    "The cottage was full of character, but looking a little bit tired. Could go with a spruce up."
    Julie – 11 Jul 2019
    "Cottage very well looked after by the team at Leeds castle. Large garden with decking well maintained and fully enclosed so safe for dogs. Great to know you could contact reception if needed. The lane you need to travel to get to the cottage, although short is narrow with some blind bends so needs to be travelled with care. We used it as a base to visit family in the area but fabulous to be able to visit the Castle whilst there."
    Confirmed guest – 30 Oct 2018
    "We had a lovely week at the Guards House. Great to be able to visit Leeds castle several times and make use of the playgrounds, restaurant and coffee shops. It would be nice if a footpath could link the property to the public footpath to the castle. The single track road to reach it is very busy and I felt quite uncomfortable walking down there with my children. Saying that use can always drive. The upstairs shower was very temperamental but otherwise the cottage was clean and pleasant. Nice to be able to bring the dog."
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