Featured from £400 per Night
At Park House, the focus is on providing luxury accommodation and services with the highest levels of customer care to larger family groups. We aim to please by offering those little extras such as fresh flowers, designer toiletries and towelling bathrobes.
Park House is situated in the historic and pretty village of Barham in the Elham Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Barham has a village shop and popular, atmospheric village pub, The Duke of Cumberland, serving great food. Canterbury (6 miles) offers a wide range of specialist shopping, leisure facilities as well as numerous tourist attractions. Park House dates back to the mid-20th Century, the house has been extended and remodelled over recent years creating a fantastically modern and unique holiday home.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Your every comfort is catered for with crisp white sheets and duvets as well as white fluffy towels, bathrobes and luxury toiletries.
There are 5 bedrooms as follows:
1.) King size bed with optional double sofa bed (en suite bathroom). TV. (sleeps 2-4)
2.) SuperKing size bed/twin beds (zip and link so can be made up as either) with optional single day bed. (sleeps 2-3)King size bed (sleeps 2)
4.) Double bed (sleeps 2)
5.) SuperKing size bed/twin beds (zip and link so can be made up as either)
Family bathroom with separate shower cubicle. Washing machine and tumble dryer are here for your convenience. Downstairs cloakroom with toilet, hand basin and large shower.
Park House has fantastic, open plan living areas combining:
- Sitting room with wood burner and large screen SKY TV.
- Especially atmospheric dining room-seating 12 at huge oak table, separate sitting area with sofas, high ceiling and super large Danish wood burner
- Sky TV with sports and movie package
- Masses of board games to choose from
- Sonos music speakers from which to link your iPod or phone
Kitchen and Dining
Cooking is a treat at Park House with a large well-equipped kitchen, which opens out into the dining room. There are also French doors leading from the kitchen to the outside patio and BBQ (Gas) area.
There are 2 ovens, 5 burner hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, 2nd fridge, 2nd freezer, dishwasher), larder. There is plenty crockery, cutlery, cups, wine glasses and serving dishes. The owners also leave a good food stock of basics such as flour and oxo cubes etc.
It is possible to order food via Tesco or Waitrose to arrive just after you do. Use our full postal address when ordering: Park House, Church Lane, Barham, Canterbury, Kent. CT4 6QR Or book a private chef for the evening? Or pop down to the local pub? Please note that you should book at least a few days in advance if you are a large group for a Friday or Saturday evening. The Duke of Cumberland on 01227 831396
Park House is set in 2 acres of garden, small orchard and vineyard with glorious view from most windows. There is a spacious decked area immediately outside the kitchen with a very private seating area, large gas BBQ and outside hot tub-perfect for star gazing! There is a very large area of lawn and a croquet set for your use.
See OUT AND ABOUT tab for information about the area and things to do.
See SERVICES for ideas and contacts for services you can arrange at the property such as a chef or pamper session.
Barham lies four miles south-east of Canterbury and whilst a relatively small village, has a long and important history. It was on ‘Barham Downs’, the area north of the village, that many armies camped, from the Romans – the Britons were said to have been defeated by Caesar here in 54 BC – to the British Army at the time of the Napoleonic Wars.
During the Napoleonic Wars, the church of St John the Baptist was often used for the baptisms and marriages of soldiers encamped on the Downs.
Nearby Broome Park (c. 1635), now a golf and country club, is a fine example of a Carolean mansion and was once owned by the celebrated Lord Kitchener of Khartoum.
Country walks: There are numerous walks for you to enjoy immediately from the front door. The Elham Valley Way is a great opportunity as is the North Downs Way. there are lots of village pubs where you can stop off for a drink or lunch.
‘Canterbury’s past is as rich as it comes’ says the latest Lonely Planet guide to Britain. This world-famous cathedral city was one of medieval Europe’s great places of pilgrimages and knowledge. Today – with its international visitors and four universities – it still has a distinctly cosmopolitan feel. Less than an hour from London and a 10 minute drive from Park House, it’s in that corner of England that’s almost touching France.
THERE IS SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO IN CANTERBURY SO WE RECOMMEND YU TAKE A LOOK AT THE VISIT CANTERBURY WEB SITE.
A fantastic day out can be had from visiting historic sites, fab activities like punting together with an excellent array of shops, bars and restaurants. Take a look at the Visit Canterbury site to fully appreciate what this wonderful city has to offer.
Beaches and coastal towns close by.
Whitstable is like no other town by the sea. Its traditional charms, strong arts culture and rich maritime history complement Whitstable’s modern appeal.
Whitstable’s main claim to fame is its oysters which remain an intrinsic part of this sea town’s character and are celebrated every July at the Oyster Festival. Oysters and other delicacies from the sea can be enjoyed at the local restaurants and pubs or taken home from the fresh fish market at the harbour.
There are great little independently owned boutiques and antique/2nd hand shops with a bohemian feel.
There are 14.5 miles of coastline stretching from Seasalter to Reculver which attracts a large number of visitors and water sports enthusiasts. Take a look at Visit Canterbury for a more detailed overview of this wonderful coastline.
- Weekday Price: £400 - £650 per night
- Weekend Price: £750 - £975 per night
- Sleeps: 10-13 Guests
- Beds: 5 Kingsize/Double/Twin Beds & 1 Double Sofa Bed, 1 single day bed.