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7 Nights  

  • £1370  to  £1498

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Short Breaks From

  • £194 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £214 p/night
    Peak season
    (2 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    2 (all year)

  • Children

    No Children

  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access


  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner

About A Secret Garden

A Secret Garden is a luxurious hideaway for couples who want the pleasure of feeling close to nature without sacrificing any of the luxuries that you find in high-quality holiday accommodation. The cottage is in private grounds in the village of Blean, within walking distance of the local pub, the Royal Oak, with lovely footpaths and cycling routes through woodland and countryside from the door. Bijou and charming, A Secret Garden is a beautiful escape for couples or solo travellers seeking peace, relaxation and something a little special from their holiday.

Blean feels delightfully quiet and rural yet is only a few miles from the cathedral city of Canterbury, one of the most ancient cities in Britain. The cathedral has been a place of pilgrimage for over a thousand years, but you don't have to be religious to appreciate its architectural and historic features. Canterbury has an excellent variety of places to eat, drink and shop, as well as museums and other places of interest. A popular way to experience all the nooks and crannies of the city is on a guided walking tour, or a self-guided tour using a map from the Visitor Information Centre at Beaney House on High Street. Canterbury is only 40-minutes from London St Pancras, making it easily commutable if you want to get away for a couple of nights.

Visitors who want a day at the seaside are just a few miles from Whitstable and within easy reach of Margate, Broadstairs, Deal and Sandwich Bay. Whether you want a calm space to relax in the sunshine or a blustery stretch of coast for a warming winter walk, you'll find precisely the type of beach you are looking for. Being close to the coast also means there are excellent opportunities to sail, and there are half-a-dozen sailing clubs within an hour's drive. If you prefer rivers then the Stour offers good paddling opportunities from Grove Ferry or how about a round of golf and make the most of having ten courses all within a 30-minute radius, including championship Royal St George's.

Kent's location beside the English Channel has meant it has played a strategic role in the nation's history. It is packed with historic forts and castles including Leeds, Hever and Dover Castles. The county has earned the moniker of the Garden of England due to its mild climate where plants thrive. Green-fingered guests should certainly take the time to wander around Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, as well as those at Godinton House and Walmer Castle.

The owners of A Secret Garden have created a truly wonderful escape stuffed full of luxurious touches, quirky charm and a truly welcoming atmosphere all year round.

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Owner details:

Michelle Whalley joined Independent Cottages in July 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby

Location (Kent)

Accommodation Comprises:

A Secret Garden is inspired by the classic British story by Frances Hodgson Burnett with luxurious touches like underfloor heating that elevate it from childhood fantasy to a delightful reality.

  • Clever decoration and big windows bring the outside in, and reclining on the sofa can feel as if you're relaxing in your own private woodland. There is no TV (but there is a Bose bluetooth sound speaker) so it really is a peaceful retreat and nothing to distract you from the pleasure of spending quality time together.
  • Small but perfectly formed, the kitchen has all you need for simple meals, including an under-counter fridge/freezer, oven and a gas hob. There is also a fire pit outside for an authentic marshmallow toasting experience.
  • A glazed roof and picture window makes it feel as if you're sleeping under the stars even though you're tucked up snugly in a very comfortable bed, safe from the elements.
  • Enjoy an invigorating morning shower in the shower room which also has a hand basin and a WC. Thick terry-cotton robes and quality toiletries make the experience even more enjoyable.

Outside: The garden experience continues outside with whimsical mushroom seating and a hot tub. The garden is enclosed with high fencing to ensure guests' privacy is maintained. There is off-street parking for one car.

Additional Information: All utilities, sheets and towels are provided. Short breaks are available all year round, depending on availability. Smoking and pets are not permitted.

A Secret Garden Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (1 Double)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1370
To £1498
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Credit / Debit Card
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Michelle Whalley
Member Since July 2020

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A Secret Garden 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 16th June 2024

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