Canterbury Cottages

“Restored 18th-century eco-friendly cottages with thoughtful owners” - VisitEngland Assessor

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Shatterling, Kent

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Canterbury Cottages were restored and rebuilt from the original buildings of 1703, using eco-friendly materials. The result is a delightful mix of modern and antique, with private parking and terrace. Set in the countryside, but with a bus stop within 50 metres, it is ideally placed for all coastal and inland visitor attractions. The friendly, helpful hosts help you get the best out of your holiday.

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Canterbury Cottages
Shatterling House, Shatterling, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 1JP
Phone : 01227 720724

About the area

Discover Kent

The White Cliffs of Dover are an English icon – the epitome of our island heritage and sense of nationhood. They also mark the point where the Kent Downs AONB, that great arc of chalk downland stretching from the Surrey Hills and sometimes known as ‘the Garden of England’, finally reaches the sea. This is a well-ordered and settled landscape, where chalk and greensand escarpments look down into the wooded Weald to the south.

Many historic parklands, including Knole Park and Sir Winston Churchill’s red-brick former home at Chartwell, are also worth visiting. Attractive settlements such as Charing, site of Archbishop Cranmer’s Tudor palace, and Chilham, with its magnificent half-timbered buildings and 17th-century castle built on a Norman site, can be found on the Pilgrim’s Way, the traditional route for Canterbury-bound pilgrims in the Middle Ages. 

In the nature reserves, such as the traditionally coppiced woodlands of Denge Wood and Earley Wood, and the ancient fine chalk woodland of Yockletts Bank high on the North Downs near Ashford, it is still possible to experience the atmosphere of wilderness that must have been felt by the earliest travellers along this ancient ridgeway.

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