Property Reference: UKC3092
Bedrooms - 2
Sleeps - 4
Bathrooms - 2
Sorry no pets
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2 bedrooms, sleeps 4
Enjoy freedom and open-plan living in this stylish self-contained wing of an old farmhouse, on the Kent/Sussex border, with views across historic Romney Marsh.
This light and spacious property is tastefully decorated with elegant furnishings including original artworks. It is the perfect base for exploring Romney Marsh – a unique corner of England where ’the sky is always three quarters of the landscape’ (John Betjaman). Courtside is ½ a mile off a country lane and adjoins the owners’ 16th century farmhouse. It is set in a beautiful garden surrounded by farmland and grazing sheep with far-reaching views south towards the coast and the medieval hilltop town of Rye, and west to the slopes of the Saxon shoreline. Fairfield Church, known as one of the most picturesque churches in the UK and a location for BBC’s Great Expectations, is a short walk away.
Many other medieval Romney Marsh churches are within striking distance.
Rye is well worth a visit for its cobbled streets and unspoilt charm. Camber Sands, with its water sports and 7 miles of beach, is a 15-minute drive away. You can bring your bikes and explore the local lanes, or hop on the Marshlink train to visit Hastings. Two nationally renowned vineyards are within a 15-minute drive. Steam enthusiasts can experience the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch miniature railway which crosses the marsh or the Kent and East Sussex Railway from Tenterden. There are plenty of National Trust properties within easy reach including Sissinghurst Castle Garden and Bodiam Castle.
The cathedral city of Canterbury is only 45 minutes by train. For greater adventure you can head to France for the day as the Channel Tunnel is only 40 minutes away, or take a pleasure flight over the marsh from Lydd airport.
Locally there is a great selection of places to eat and drink from unspoilt, old pubs in nearby villages to bars with live music, bistros and restaurants in Rye, or fish and chips at Dungeness. Romney Marsh is a place of big skies, quiet lanes, easy walking and cycling, medieval churches, a history of smuggling, grazing sheep and birds such as herons, owls and harriers. Beach 8½ miles. Shop 2¾ miles and pub serving food 2¼ mile
All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, selection of board games, oak beam and French doors leading to terrace.
Kitchen area: With breakfast bar, electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.
Utility room: With freezer and washer/dryer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link kingsize bed (can be 2ft 6in twin beds on request) and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Garden with terrace, garden furniture and barbecue. 12-acre grounds (shared with owner). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: No children under 7 years old including babes in arms. There are unfenced drainage channels and an unfenced pond in the grounds, the nearest is 5 yards from the entrance path.
Ashford map and Courtside Cottage location
- Bike Store
- DVD player
- Main Fuel or Power incl.
- Garden / Patio
- Rural Location
- Woodburning Stove
- Decorated at Christmas
- Bed Linen & Towels Included
- Short Breaks All Year
- Luxury Collection
- Washing Machine
- Fishing Nearby/On-site
- English Country Cottages
- All En-suite
- Open Plan
- Parking - On Site
- Shower Cubicle
- Country Cottages