Monckton Cottages


Charming, peaceful,  self-contained cottages in part of a 15th century Tudor building listed by English Heritage as of Grade II  historic value, set  in 4 acres of land.

Nestling within the  beautiful rural landscape  of the Kent Downs ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and overlooking Chilham Park’s historic wood pasture, the cottages are surrounded by chalk downlands, deciduous woods, historic forests, lakes, water meadows, apple and hop orchards.

 Perfect for walking: a quiet, single-track Kentish lane passes the cottages; it is  part of the ancient Pilgrims’Way to Canterbury and one of the UK’s National Trails, the North Downs Way. About 1/3 mile further on it comes to a dead end; then continues as an off-road footpath into the vast and beautiful Kings Wood, carpeted in bluebells in spring  and Godmersham Park where the novelist Jane Austen used to stay.

The famous Tudor village of Chilham is about 1/3 of a mile; its stunning square surrounded by 15C timber framed houses is sometimes used for film sets. The village has two pubs, a train station, bus stop and Post Office. Groceries, fruit and vegetables are obtainable from nearby farm shops.

Canterbury 6 mls. Sea ports and Channel tunnel approximately 26 miles away; Easy access to many of Kent’s attractions, its historic old towns, famous castles and gardens, the coast and nature reserves.

The cottages are maintained in an immaculate condition; lovingly cared for and sensitively modernised over  the past 22 years by the same owners.

A  perfect environment for relaxing and rejuvenation!



Heron Manor Chilham