Hockley House

Alkham | Kent
This elegant large holiday accommodation near the Kent coast is set in undulating countryside encompassing an entire wing of a country manor. Beautifully finished with a blend of antique and contemporary furnishings complementing this period property.

The owners of this superb cottage have spent time carefully creating a home from home, ensuring all the creature comforts you could possibly ask for are in place for a memorable stay. The living room has a selection of DVDs, books and extras to entertain all the family. Spend hours cuddled up around the open fire on the sumptuous sofas with a book in hand and your favourite tipple beside you.

In the summer try out your culinary skills on the BBQ, or enjoy the sun in the hot tub or on the private patio overlooking the beautifully kept private garden, sharing the moment with friends and loved ones.

If you can pull yourself away from this immaculate home you will find yourself in the depths of the Kent countryside with wonderful walks and several English Heritage sites and gardens just waiting to be explored. However whilst rural you are certainly not remote. Nearby Alkham is a short distance away where you will find a superb pub awaiting your patronage.

This perfect Kent self-catering holiday home offers flexible accommodation with five bedrooms and three bathrooms making the home absolutely ideal for larger groups of family and friends be it for a special weekend gathering or a long summer time vacation.

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About The House

Sleeps 12
5 Bedrooms
3 Bathrooms
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Hockley House: sleeps 12 people, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 reception room, patio and gardens, parking on the drive, BBQ
Ground Floor
Kitchen: electric oven, extractor fan, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave oven, Nespresso coffee maker. Table seating 12
Sitting room: seating, original working fireplace, TV / DVD player with a selection of DVD’s
Dining area, oak table seats 12 people.
Downstairs cloakroom: WC, washer/dryer
First Floor
Double room (sleeps 2), king size bed, en-suite shower room: large shower cubicle and WC
Twin bedroom (sleeps 2)
Twin bedroom (sleeps 2)
Shower room with WC.

Second Floor
Master bedroom (sleeps 3): king size oak bed and a further single bed, ideal for a small family.
Jack and Jill bathroom: shared with another room on this floor, bath and shower and WC
Twin room (sleeps 2), 2x single beds, also a single trundle bed to make this a triple.
Comfortable sitting area overlooking the courtyard garden area
Hot tub
Garden bench
Coal BBQ



Parking - Off Street
Tumble Dryer
Washing Machine
Child Friendly
3 Miles to Beach
2 Miles to Pub
4 Miles to Shops
BBQ - Coal
Enclosed Garden
Iron & Board
Christmas Decorations
Hot Tub
Large Holiday Homes
Coffee Machine
Things You Need to Know
Please note this property is more suitable for family groups and groups of adults under 30 are not permitted.
A luxury welcome hamper awaits your arrival; including a bottle of wine/fizz, chocolates, juices, biscuits, tea and milk (subject to availability). 
Please note the Wi-Fi may be intermittent due to the rural location of the property.
No pets permitted.
Please note confetti is not permitted.
Please note the property is attached, however Hockley House has private access and garden areas.
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 quiet hours are between 10pm and 9am. Please be respectful to neighbours.
Please observe the hot tub guidelines on arrival.
Confetti and blue tack is not permitted in any of the rooms. Charges will apply if this is used.
Parties and loud music are not permitted.

In The Area

Perfectly located within a few minutes of the White Cliffs of Dover, the Battle of Britain Museum and Dover Castle and yet in the depths of a hidden valley offering total peace and quiet. The World Heritage Site of Canterbury and St Augustine’s Abbey is 30 minutes away and if you have the time bring your passport and pop over to France for the day - it takes less than an hour! If you can tear yourselves away from this lovely property there are great local pubs to visit including The Marquis at Alkham which is approximately 1.5 miles away.

What our guests really think

Fabulous Birthday weekend away!   5/5
"We visited Hockley house to celebrate my birthday weekend. 11 of us went and it was a fab weekend! Everything was immaculate, and it's a beautiful venue. The Hot tub is a great touch and we all thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Fab hosts!"
Charlie Baker  |  8 September 2020
The Perfect Place...   5/5
"Hockley House was absolutely perfect! We stayed on a very relaxed girls holiday and could not have wished for a better accommodation. The house is absolutely stunning and huge, a kitchen stocked with all the right pots and pans for us to host delish dinners, a lounge & dinning room which was so cosy and welcoming and then each bedroom was beautiful (no one felt they had the short straw as all of the rooms were different but gorgeous) I would 100% recommend anyone to stay here whether its with family or friends - the location was also only a 10 min drive to folkestone but you felt like you were in the middle of nowhere - a real escape! Will definitely be returning for a family retreat soon!"
Emily Ravenscroft  |  5 July 2021
Beautiful house and amazing customer service   5/5
"This was a great find, the house is beautiful inside and out. The hot tub was a great addition. The house itself was the perfect size for 12 of us to stay, it had everything we needed. The beds were very comfy. All tucked away in a beautiful area. The owner was very welcoming, and came to see us once we had settled in. She also helped us book a table at a restaurant which was extremely helpful as there were so many of us to accommodate."
Kelly Vincent  |  12 April 2022
Weekend away for the bride to be   4.7/5
"A great staycation at Hockley house. Perfect size for 8 of us and only 10 min drive to Folkestone harbour which had great food a drink outlets. The house itself is a bit dated with some updates needed e.g paint touch ups and some of the bathrooms had a slow flusher. The guidelines in the handbook seem slightly out of date too as there was no chemical dispenser in the hot tub. I enquired about this and the contact email came back quickly to say it was old and no longer valid. Overall it’s a gorgeous house for a nice retreat and although some updates needed I would go back as the kitchen and dining areas were great and very cozy."
Gemma Davison  |  6 June 2022
"Thank you for a relaxing stay it was just what we needed after our house flooded a week ago! The house is very comfortable and well equpped."
Julie, Lizzie & Friends  |  30 December 2020
"Brilliantly comfortable and well equipped house - and some lovely surrounding walks. We enjoyed (despite the rain!) Folkestone Harbour, Leas playground, White Cliffs walk. The only useful addition would be a boot scraper/remover by the front door. We got very muddy! Lovely to return here after wet and windy adventures. PS We loved our evening dips in the hot tub too."
Goddard Family  |  30 October 2020
"What a lovely place for our little break away from London. Was very much needed and appreciated! We're buying the same sheets! Thank you so much."
The Verities  |  25 October 2020
"Our stay was total perfection! Thank you to the host for looking after us so well and getting the first sorted which was so cosy. The Hide and Fox was well worth a visit, and Hythe too. Thank you!"
Jess and Friends  |  11 October 2020
"This felt like a property family home for us rather than a holiday home. Had a relaxing week, the host made us feel very welcome. Would love to return one day. Thanks very much."
Long Family  |  1 October 2020
"Fantastic stay with my work family for my birthday, fab house! Thank you."
Rachel and Friends  |  14 September 2020
"We had such a lovely time during our stay, the host was so welcoming and the house was spotless, the surroundings beautiful. Thank you so much for having us!"
Kim and Friends  |  7 September 2020
"Had a good time, very relaxing. Hot tub was lovely and seating area around it. House very clean and very well equipped. Host was extremely helpful. Cliff Top Cafe, Old Dover Road worth a visit - beautiful views and lovely cake. Childrens play area at The Leas in Folkestone was amazing. Overall a great week away, thank you."
Jordan Family  |  4 September 2020
"What a weekend - BBQ's all weekend, great to escape isolation! Hosts were very helpful and the house was wonderfully clean."
Patel Family  |  31 August 2020
"Just right for our 3 generational family holiday, lovely house and environs, great hospitality, sea and beaches nearby, we didn't need to go far. Thanks for a memorable holiday."
Churlows  |  28 August 2020
"Fab house and loads of room for all of us. Beds and pillows comfy, we loved the hot tub - used every day! Lots to do and see in the area, went on a boat trip in Sandwich to see seals, Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch railway, Sunny Sands beach in Folkestone. Loved our holiday and a great stay. Thanks."
Waspe Family  |  20 August 2020
"Thanks for a lovely stay in your beautiful house and for arranging the very hot weather! The location is great for visiting what Kent has to offer. We recommend Dover Castle, Chatham Dockyard, Ramsgate Tunnels, a boat trip to explore the White Cliffs of Dover and finishing off with a walk over the cliffs. Thanks again for a lovely time."
White, Stamp and Draper families  |  14 August 2020
"We had a lovely holiday which was much needed, beautiful house, thank you!"
Wilson Family  |  1 August 2020
"A beautiful home, the house had everything we needed, location was fab, lots to do! Hot tub was AMAZING!"
Pandya Family  |  31 July 2020
"Amazing house, location and weekend! Lovely house with everything we needed and great places to walk in the surrounding area. Wonderful kind host who made sure we felt so welcome and comfortable. Loved the hot tub and seating area outside. Thank you so much."
The 30th Birthday Girls  |  26 July 2020
"What a beautiful cottage, thank you for allowing us all to stay and enjoy/celebrate Sophie's hen party. It was so lovely and homely."
Sophie's Hen Party  |  15 March 2020
"What a glorious place to spend time with family. Clean, well equipped, we'll be back!"
Baker Family  |  9 March 2020
"Lovely house! Had a great time, the cottage was absolutely spotless, Thank you."
The Londoners  |  28 February 2020
"Thank you for making our stay so fun and comfortable, we will be back. Happy New Year!"
Family and Friends  |  28 December 2019
"We had a very nice time in a beautiful decorated Christmas house. Thank you so much for your hospitality you make our stey even more memorable."
Family from Belgium  |  21 December 2019

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