The Old Post Office

Dargate, Nr Canterbury | Kent
The Old Post Office is a charming Grade II Listed holiday home with a wealth of period features, full of rustic charm with a contemporary feel. If you are looking to escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside then this is the place for you! Dating back to the 16th Century in parts, the house was formerly the village post office up until 1990 when it was adapted to form part of the main house. Recently it has been transformed into a beautiful holiday home offering comfortable relaxing bedrooms, and ample room for groups of friends and families alike with plenty of socialising spaces. Enjoy the bubbling hot tub and mature gardens with views of the surrounding orchards whilst outside.

There are two patio spaces to enjoy your morning coffee or a lazy lunch whilst the children play in the large garden. Why not enjoy a glass of wine and bite to eat at the nearby pub - The Dove at Dargate - voted 'Best Pub of 2019' by Shepherd Neame, or visit the the renowned Michelin star restaurant The Sportman in Seasalter, only 5 minutes away.

Further afield you can take in the delights of the Cathedral City of Canterbury, historic town of Faversham or the seaside town of Whitstable, all within easy reach and offering great Kentish experiences. ​You can also take a walk to the nearby Victory Woods, or Blean Woods. Situated in a Conservation Area the immediate land around the house has been replanted with fruit trees which can be seen from the house and gardens.

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About The House

Sleeps 10
4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
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The Old Post Office: sleeps 10 (max 8 adults) in 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), sitting room, dining room, kitchen, downstairs WC, large gardens with countryside views, hot tub.

Ground Floor
Entrance area with seating and coat hanging space
Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and fridge
Downstairs cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin
Farmhouse style kitchen overlooking the gardens with electric range cooker, integrated fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso Vertuo coffee machine, door to patio and gardens beyond
Sitting Room - beautifully light and airy double aspect room with comfortable seating for 8/10, gas effect woodburning stove, Smart TV, door to patio and gardens beyond
Dining Room - great for sociable dining and can comfortably seat 8/10, garden views to the front of the house, stairs to first floor

First Floor
The Green Room (sleeps 2) king size bed plus a single trundle bed (available on request sleeps 1 child only), bedside tables, chest of drawers, hanging space
The Pink Room (sleeps 2) king size bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers, hanging space
En-suite with WC, wash hand basin and shower, heated towel rail
Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) double bed, desk and chair, shelves, hanging space, views to the garden and orchards beyond
Bedroom 4 (sleeps 2) twin beds plus a single trundle bed (available on request sleeps 1 child only), hanging space
Family Bathroom with sumptuous freestanding bath, separate shower, WC, wash hand basin, heated towel rail
Please note trundle beds are only available for groups of 9/10.

The landscaped gardens offer a great space for children to play, and adults to relax.  With an abundance of mature trees, large lawned areas overlooking the surrounding orchards, and large hot tub.
Parking area for 4 cars
Coal BBQ available April - October



Parking - Off Street
Tumble Dryer
Washing Machine
Child Friendly
4 miles to Beach
0.2 miles to Pub
4 miles to Shops
Pet Friendly
37Mb Wi-Fi Speed
BBQ - Coal
Enclosed Garden
Iron & Board
Christmas Decorations
Smart TV
Vacuum Cleaner
Hot Tub
Large Holiday Homes
Bluetooth Speaker
Board Games
Coffee Machine
Stair Gates
EV Charger
Things You Need to Know
Please note for the comfort of all guests this property allows a maximum of 8 adults due to the bed configurations. Two additional single trundle beds are available for children only.
Towels and linen are provided (including hot tub towels)
Welcome basket of local produce
Coal BBQ
EV charger
Quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am. Please note if using the hot tub outside of these hours to be respectful to our neighbours in relation to noise and note loud music is not permitted.
Stag parties are not permitted
2 dogs are permitted, please keep off all furniture and downstairs at all times. Please note additional pet fees of £30 per pet per week (or part of) apply
Bedroom 4 (twin room) has low head height as well as the entrance hall.  All other rooms have high ceilings.
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.
Quiet hours are between 10pm and 9am.
Parties and loud music are not permitted.
Dogs are to be kept off all furniture and downstairs at all times. Please ensure all dog waste is removed from the garden and disposed of in the bins provided. A charge of £50 will apply if not adhered to.

Hot Tub
Please ensure you shower before using the hot tub to ensure the water remains clean and the chemical balance of the water is not upset. Should the hot tub require changing during your stay a charge of £150 will be applicable.
Please note if using the hot tub outside of the hours stated above please be respectful to our neighbours in relation to noise.
Please note the maintenance team will attend on occasions to check the hot tub but will aim not to disturb your stay.

In The Area

Dargate is a small village located between Faversham, Whitstable and Canterbury, situated within an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are walks galore on your doorstep, as well as 2 local pubs within walking distance. The Dove is a renowned for it's culinary delights along with The Red Lion in Hernehill - both highly recommended!

The historic city of Canterbury is only 6 miles away with the magnificent Cathedral, an abundance of eateries and for those who like to shop and good selection of high street stores and boutique shops. The coastal town of Whitstable is within easy reach and offers deightful coastal walks, wonderful choice of pubs and restaurants some serving fresh fish and oysters from the sea, and a wonderful choice of boutique shops.

Set in the North Downs of Kent, there are beautiful walks and cycling straight from the house. The Kent coast can be reached within 10 minutes, including the fishing town of Whitstable famed for its oysters, and Dover with its historic castle and white cliffs. If you are a keen golfer there is a choice of good courses nearby, including the prestigious Royal St Georges in Sandwich being only 30 minutes by car, and Boughton Golf Club being 10 minutes away.

What our guests really think

Review   4.5/5
"The property is lovely and in a great location. We did however have trouble with the hot water running out which was a bit of an annoyance. However the property manager sorted the issue out very quickly. The ceilings are also very low though and we had a few sore heads by the end of the trip, however I would recommend this to my family and friends (the not so tall ones) :)"
Jade Huysmans  |  20 January 2022
Beautiful stay, in a beautiful house   5/5
"Our party of 9 (ages 2-46!) thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The amazing garden and games cupboard kept our small people entertained, and the hot tub and outdoor seating was perfect for the older, less energetic amongst us. We enjoyed beach days at Whitstable & Tankerton, visits to the local castles, Bowling, walks at RSVP Blean Woods, The Lobster Shack and plenty of ice creams!! The house is well equipped and Jamie was right on hand to help with any issues or queries."
Libby Sheldon  |  6 August 2022
Generally excellent!   4.8/5
"Very relaxing. Lovely garden. We had a great time....................................................."
Jill Wakefield  |  7 August 2022
Very relaxing   5/5
"The Old Post Office was a lovely base for us to explore the area from. Great house, roomy and very well equipped."
Kelly Cheesman  |  15 August 2022
"Thank you for such a lovely venue for a long weekend. Everything we needed was here. Lovely big garden for the children and dog, such beautiful countryside with proximity to toe sea as well. Thank you!"
Steve & Family  |  20 June 2022
"Lovely house in a beautiful setting. We had a lovely relaxing week here. No suggestions ....... all wonderful!"
Claire & Family  |  3 June 2022
"I stayed at The Old Post Office with a group of friends for the weekend, and we had an amazing time. The garden is peaceful and large, and the hot tub was a great bonus. Inside, the house is spacious and clean, and all the rooms were very comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed and the dining room was great for evening meals. The property is also in a great location being a short drive from both Whitstable and Canterbury. The hosts were very kind and helpful and great at communicating. I'd definitely like to stay here again in the future and would recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing stay!"
Ruairi and friends  |  23 May 2022
"We've had a relaxing weekend celebrating a family birthday and have all enjoyed the peaceful location, beautiful house and amazing views - almost forgot the hot tub which was a great hit! The host was so accommodating especially as our original booking cancelled our weekend away a few hours before arrival. All in all it's been a perfect break and I'm sure we'll be back!"
Caroline and Family  |  16 May 2022
"What a wonderful place to hang out with friends and family for a few days. Full of lovely little touches that make it a relaxing and enjoyable time. We found our walk up to Victory Woods and the new EV charger was a great touch. We look forward to staying again!!"
The Gage's and friends  |  19 April 2022
"Such a lovely stay with family, plenty of space for 4 adults and 4 children. Loved the big dining table to feast on! We enjoyed the hot tub too. Nice walk in the nearby Victory Woods."
Sophie, Barry, Gemma, Mark & Kids  |  11 April 2022
"Had a fantastic weekend with friends, we were Lucky enough to have amazing weather which meant we were able to sit in the garden and use the hot tub. The house is lovely, it was very clean, very comfortable, beautifully decorated. It was only up the road from us too, we went on holiday 25 minutes from home! Highly recommend. Will be back. Thank you Also there’s a great pub five minutes walk away, we had a lovely lunch there, the Dove at Dargate."
Fiona and Friends  |  28 February 2022
"Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday. The house was a well needed place for rest and relaxation. We spent some lovely days at the beach and Canterbury - perfect location for both. The girls loved the hot tub too! Jamie was a brilliant host. We hope to come again!"
Nathalie & Family  |  18 February 2022
"Beautiful place, with amazing night sky views! Everything was very organised and clean, feels very warm and homely, self check in was super easy too. The hot tub is a great addition. Would definitely recommend & visit again!"
Dimitris & Friends  |  7 February 2022
"We have spent a very enjoyable weekend in this beautiful house. We have had a carefree, relaxed and comfortable weekend to celebrate a birthday. Lovely secluded location, the hot tub was a plus. Very clean and a good time has been had by all."
Andy  |  31 January 2022
"Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home. We've had a wonderful weekend exploring local beaches and great walks. The hot tub was a particular treat! And thanks to Jamie for the friendly and attentive hosting - beats staying in a hotel any day!"
Toby and friends  |  3 January 2022

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