Customs House

Faversham | Kent

The Customs House was built in 1850 to collect duties for cargo arriving via the Thames estuary into Faversham. It is an imposing building on the banks of the creek just a few minutes walk from the main centre of town. The views over the creek are lovely and there are a number of circular walks to enjoy this area on foot. The house sits on Standard Quay which today is a thriving place to visit offering antique shops, cafes and garden centres and is a chance to see Faversham’s living history. It is also home to several classic ships and boats including barges such as the Cambria and Greta as well as traditional fishing boats classic tugs and overnight moorings of all sorts.

The house itself has been transformed into a stunning and elegant holiday home with ten bedrooms and five shower rooms over three floors. There are seven king size bedrooms, two twin rooms which can also be super king size bedrooms on request and one sitting room with a double sofa bed. On the ground floor is a large sociable split level dining room and well equipped kitchen and doors lead out to a garden and paved patio perfect for summertime entertaining. A separate sitting room has a cosy feel with sofas, a gas woodburner and Smart TV. This is a gorgeous luxury holiday home in a great location - you won’t be disappointed.

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About The House

Sleeps 20
10 Bedrooms
5 Bathrooms
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Customs House: sleeps 18+2 in 10 bedrooms and 5 shower rooms. There is ample free parking in front of the house.

Lower Ground Floor
Bedroom Nine: (sleeps 2), Twin beds or Superking bed dressing table, hanging rail
Bedroom Ten/ sitting room (sleeps 2) Double sofa bed, side tables.
Stairs up to:

Ground Floor
Sitting room: sofas, Smart TV and gas woodburner
Dining Room: split level dining room with gas woodburner, two dining tables and chairs seating 20 guests
Kitchen: double oven and range hob, microwave/grill, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher
Shower room: shower cubicle, WC and basin
Utility area: washing machine and tumble dryer

First Floor
Bedroom One (sleeps 2), King Size bed, dressing table, hanging rail
Bedroom Two (sleeps 2), King Size bed, dressing table, hanging rail
Bedroom Three (sleeps 2), King Size bed dressing table, hanging rail
Bedroom Four (sleeps 2), King Size bed, dressing table, hanging rail
Shower room with shower cubicle, WC and basin
Shower room with shower cubicle, WC and basin

Second Floor
Bedroom Five (sleeps 2), King Size bed, dressing table, hanging rail
Bedroom Six (sleeps 2), King Size bed, dressing table, hanging rail
Bedroom Seven (sleeps 2), Twin beds or Super king bed dressing table, hanging rail
Bedroom Eight (sleeps 2), Twin beds or Super king bed, dressing table, hanging rail
Shower room with shower cubicle, WC and basin
Shower room with shower cubicle, WC and basin

Lawned garden with patio areas, dining table and chairs
Secure parking space



Tumble Dryer
Washing Machine
Child Friendly
9 miles to Beach
0.5 miles to Pub
1 mile to Shops
Pet Friendly
Enclosed Garden
Iron & Board
Christmas Decorations
Smart TV
Vacuum Cleaner
Woodburning Stove
Large Holiday Homes
BBQ - Gas
Bluetooth Speaker
Parking - On Street
Things You Need to Know
Hen and Stag parties are strictly not permitted due to neighbouring properties.
Please note that this property is situated in a quiet neighbourhood area, as a result music is not permitted at any time outside and all exterior doors/windows must be closed after 8pm.
Pets welcome - up to three dogs however please note dogs are not permitted upstairs or on furniture. Please note additional pet charges are £30 per pet per week (or part of) will be charged.
Unlimited free parking for guests to the front of the house in the public parking bays.
Please note check in is 3pm and check out is 10am.
House Rules
We would respectfully ask that the following house rules are adhered to, to avoid any damages to our beautiful holiday home. Should any damages arise please note charges may be taken from your security deposit.

Please ensure you vacate on time to allow our housekeepers to enter the property and prepare it for the next guests.
Smoking is not permitted in the property at any time.
Please note for insurance purposes the number of guests must not exceed the total occupancy of the house.
For fire safety reasons please do not use any candles in the property.
Please note parties and loud music are not permitted.
Please note quiet hours are between 10pm and 9am. Please be respectful to our neighbours.

In The Area

Standard Quay has a number of antique markets, a cafe and a wine bar. At the end of the quay is The Anchor Inn, well known for the seafood on offer. A short stroll down the historic Abbey Street brings you into the heart of Faversham.

What our guests really think

Customs house   4.8/5
"A great week's stay for all our family with lots to do locally, I would certainly go back for another holiday."
Andrew Ferguson  |  17 August 2021
Wonderful spot   5/5
"What a great house, in a wonderful spot of a lovely town. We had a great time and would highly recommend this house. Very easily accessed and all very clean and tidy too."
Ben Riley  |  27 September 2021
Family holiday   4.7/5
"We hired Customs House for a family holiday over the October half term. We were a group of 17 and two dogs. The house was spacious and more than large enough to cater for the group. The beds were very comfortable and there was always hot water despite so many people in the house. Location was great with lots of restaurants and bars in Faversham to chose from. The quay in which the house is located on also had a couple of nice bars and antique shops to look around. Would definitely recommended for a family holiday."
Sally Leach  |  1 November 2021
Great location   4.3/5
"Great location, ideal for family get togethers with restaurants and bars close by. Beautiful house - spacious bedrooms, nice dining area and clean, functional bathrooms. Could improve on finishing touches - living room furniture is a bit outdated and kitchen could be better equipped - e.g. only 1 functioning frying pan (2 others needed replacing), kettles furred up and family size dishwasher not really adequate for larger parties of 8 or more - we were 15! Door handles need fixing too - they have a tendency to fall off."
Miles Robinson  |  27 June 2022
"Beautiful comfortable house, lovely beds. Definitely worth eating at Albion Taverna, mexican - lovely food! About a 10 minute walk. Thank you!"
Maskells & Friends  |  2 January 2020
"Lovely house to spend a Christmas break in with an entire family. Beds are extremely comfortable and space was perfect for all of us. Good location too. We enjoyed our stay here. Thank you."
Marianne & Family  |  29 December 2019
"Fabulous house, warm and perfect for a group of friends to get together. Stunning furnishings, could not be more perfect."
Pelkett Family  |  1 December 2019
"Lovely family home finished to a very high standard with all mod cons. Nice garden, lovely owners who are very approachable and only a phone call away if needed. Would definitely recommend."
Cook Family  |  9 August 2019

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