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Ellen’s Cottage

Sleeps 6
Beds 3
Bathrooms 3
If you are looking to experience life on a farm, this is the perfect spot. Located in the heart of a stunningly situated farm, producing exquisite wines and delicious ciders, Woolton Farm is a treat! Within walking distance of Howlettes Wild Animal Park, and only 5 miles from the historic city of Canterbury, this home-from-home is the ideal multi-generational getaway. Located in the delightful Kent village of Bekesbourne, next to the equally delightful and thriving village of Bridge, which boast multiple thriving local pubs and restaurants is a gentle walk away or a quick 2 minute drive. In the other direction, if you are looking for fine wines, great food and, a lovely atmosphere, the exceptional The Rose at Wickhambreaux and The Duke William Pub in Ickham is a 10 minute drive. Bring your dog with you and make the most of the stunning walks immediately outside the front door!

At a Glance

Courtyard or Patio Courtyard or Patio
Family Friendly Family Friendly
Fireplace/Wood Burner Fireplace/Wood Burner
Garden Garden
Non-smoking Non-smoking
Off Street Parking Off Street Parking
Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
Rural Rural
Suitable for Workationing Suitable for Workationing
Village Village
WiFi WiFi
Shop Nearby Shop Nearby
Working From Home Working From Home
Pub Nearby Pub Nearby

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The Finer Details

Ground Floor:
Enter the property into a spacious entrance hall with plenty of room to hang your coats and store your wellie boots.
Cloakroom with WC
To the right of the hall is a lovely sitting room with sofa space for all your party and smart TV. The sitting room has french windows opening onto a brick paved area, a real sun trap in the summer with a garden table and chairs, a Webber BBQ and views across the garden to the fields beyond.
A large kitchen/ dinning room with a large table and chairs is to the left of the hall
The kitchen is well-equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, and tumble dryer including a cafetiere

First Floor:
Bedroom 1: Kingsize bedroom
Bedroom 2: Double bedroom
Bedroom 3: Twin Bedroom (2 single beds)
Family Bathroom: with separate shower

Outside: A brick paved patio with garden table and chairs and views across the garden to the fields beyond. There is parking inside the gates on the gravel and also outside the gates if needed. The garden is completed secure as long as all the gates are shut, perfect for a stay with your dog! (we accept 1 dog or 2 on request)

Please Note: that out of the total of 6 guests, 4 children are allowed. In addition, there is a cot available for 1 baby.
Ellen's Cottage is situated in the heart of a working farm, dogs must be kept on a lead at all times when outside of Ellen's garden and children must be accompanied at all times.
Wifi is rated as Good
Oil fired central heating
Cot and Highchair available

Pre-authorised security deposit of £200

Checkin and Checkout: 4pm and 10am

The cottage is also available for longer-term rentals in the winter.

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What our guests say

Read our Reviews


• Posted on 7th April 2023

This was a super cottage to stay at. The small touches were lovely and we felt very welcomed. The Barn is a great establishment just a minute’s walk from the cottage and offers a super range of ciders and wines produced in the farm. We woke to hear the lovely sounds of the animals at Howletts’ as they were having their breakfast. I’d highly recommend staying at Ellen’s cottage.


• Posted on 23rd December 2022

We loved Ellen’s Cottage. Tucked away, once we were there, being on the farm was great. We had cider at The Barn. Everything was clean and worked. Communication was excellent. My daughters even got to decorate the Christmas Tree, as we were there over Christmas. A lovely stay.

A stunning location


Bekesbourne is a charming village situated in the picturesque county of Kent in southeastern England. Bekesbourne is a quintessential English village with a rich history, quaint architecture, and stunning surroundings. The Village is located in the heart of Kent, just a short drive from the historic City of Canterbury, and is surrounded by breathtaking countryside loaded with numerous walking and cycling routes.

There is no shortage of things to do and see in and around the village, making it the perfect destination for those looking to experience a slice of traditional England. Visitors can explore the stunning St. Peter's Church which dates back to the 12th century, or walk along the Little Stour River that meanders through the village. For those interested in history, Canterbury's The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge in central Canterbury.

Bekesbourne is also an excellent base for exploring the wider area of Kent. Visitors can venture to the nearby city of Canterbury to experience its rich history and iconic landmarks such as the stunning Canterbury Cathedral and vibrant shopping street. Further afield the beautiful Kent coast boasts some of the country's most stunning beaches, such as Whitstable Beach which is famous for its mouth-watering seafood.

For excellent food, there is no shortage of choice:

The Rose at Wickhambreaux - recently added to the Michelin Guide, their view:
This characterful, 14C Kentish pub has a cosy, rustic style: dried hops hang from wooden beams, wood burning stoves provide warmth and a daily changing blackboard menu hangs on the wall. Chef-owner Billy uses seasonal, local produce from suppliers he knows well, and the resulting dishes are bursting with complementary textures and flavours. The welcoming team run the place in a charming manner.

The Pig at Bridge Place - their view:
Our commitment to a 25-mile menu not only supports our local suppliers, but means we can be 100% honest on the provenance of our ingredients. Our local suppliers are some of the most exciting and inspiring artisan producers out there! Kent’s distinctive character and unique combination of agricultural farmland, ancient orchards, newly planted vineyards and history of hop growing, all within casting distance of the sea, means THE PIG-at Bridge Place has access to some of the freshest local fish, locally brewed beers, amazing meats, delicious fruit and award-winning English wines in the country!

The Bridge Arms, Bridge -
The Bridge Arms is nestled within the beautiful rural village of Bridge situated within the Nailbourne Valley 2.5km South of the cathedral city of Canterbury. The menu concept created by Daniel, Natasha & Head Chef Josh, uses seasonal produce to support our local suppliers and to accommodate guests looking for a family friendly pub while highlighting the best British produce. All new aspects stem from the teams abundance of knowledge and previous experience, offering a new and refreshing perspective. The seasonal menu is produce driven focused on cooking over local charcoal in a Josper oven. The grade II listed building is situated only 10 miles from the coast, showcasing the surrounding natural produce providing us with an abundance of fresh & local seafood; as well as being in the center of the beautiful countryside with plentiful supply of meats and poultry. An especially important time to support local businesses, at a time when we all need each other most.

Fordwich Arms, Fordwich - another listing in the Michelin Guide, their view:
England’s smallest town is a pretty little place and this elegant Arts and Crafts style building fits it perfectly. It sits in a delightful spot beside the river and its wisteria-covered terrace affords wonderful views. An impressive wood-topped bar and open fires welcome you in and the wood-panelled dining room bursts with charm. Cooking is distinctly modern, they use excellent quality ingredients, and their vision is without bounds, resulting in some impressive creativity and adventurous contrasts. The wine list contains plenty of gems from some first-class individual producers.

Other great things to do:

Wine Tasting at Woolton Farm -
Woolton Farm, near Canterbury in Kent, is steeped in family history and fruit growing heritage.
The owners of The Old Tannery have been working this land for over 100 years. Today they produce multi award-winning wines and ciders, accommodation and hospitality.
Sample the finest Kentish produce at The Barn, try our wonderful Woolton Farm wines by booking their wine and cider tours. You can also enjoy food and drinks at Woolton Barn from the first first Friday in April to the last weekend in September.

?Howletts Wild Animal Park -
in the parish of Bekesbourne, near Canterbury in Kent, Howletts was established as a private zoo in 1957 by John Aspinall. As a dedicated animal conservation charity, your visit directly helps Howletts to protect wildlife here in the UK and farther afield.

Kent -
During your stay, you will have the opportunity to discover some of Kent’s most famous landmarks and attractions, including the historic Canterbury Cathedral, the scenic White Cliffs of Dover, and the breathtaking Leeds Castle. Whether you are interested in history, architecture, or outdoor pursuits, you will find plenty to keep you entertained in this diverse and fascinating county.

Bekesbourne is a delightful village that offers a perfect blend of history, nature, and charm making it an excellent destination for visitors to explore both the local and wider areas of Kent.