About the Homestay
We live in a small village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to Canterbury, Folkestone, Dover and High Speed train link to London. Our house is situated in 5 acres of gardens and paddocks which we share with our two friendly dogs, one outdoor cat, chickens, 2 ponies and a horse. We also keep bees and produce our own honey in addition to growing our own fruit and vegetables, making apple juice in the autumn, and of course, we have fresh free range eggs all year round. Our village is small but socially active with plenty of events throughout the year, and offers opportunities for horseriding, cycling and other rural pursuits. However, we are within a ten minute drive of Canterbury with its wealth of history and culture, and under an hour from London by train. As we are not close to public transport we would recommend only booking with us if you have use of a car. We love living here and feel it's too good not to share!
We have plenty of parking in our grounds and there is space for camping. Keith is a retired English teacher - but please note that we do not accept unaccompanied children in our home.
2 Dogs, Cat, 3 Horses
- Pets Indoor
- Pets Outdoor
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Smoke alarm on each floor
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our large detached house is set within 5 acres of gardens and paddocks, surrounded by open farmland, on the outskirts of the small village of Wootton in the north Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We are only 20 minutes' drive from the Channel Tunnel, within easy reach of Canterbury, Ashford, Folkestone and Dover. The high speed rail service from Folkestone to St Pancras, London takes under an hour.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Horse Stables
- Water sports
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
Diet Type available on request
- Lactose Intolerant
- Nut Allergies
No smoking in the house.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Un accueil chaleureux dans un cadre verdoyant, nous avons adoré !
I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Jo and her husband Keith are warm and welcoming and so laid back. We slipped right into the family vibe easily and felt so comfortable with them. Our room was wonderfully spacious and with a great ensuite bath. The home is in a delightful country setting and great view from our bedroom window. We had one day of exploration at Dover Castle and found it to be a fascinating span of occupancy over 2000 years. Dinner at Jackdaw was delicious. This will be a stay we remember.
Jo and kieth were wonderful hosts, so kind and very helpful. The room was clean and tidy, the breakfast was lovely and the service was amazing. I will definitely revisit
Famille extrêmement accueillante dans un cadre calme, bucolique et verdoyant. Petit déjeuner très généreux. Contact très chaleureux avec de nombreuses idées sur les activités à faire dans la région. En outre, les enfants y ont été très bien reçus!
Jo and Keith were excellent hosts. The rooms were very clean and comfortable and we slept soundly on the beds. The view from the rooms were breathtaking, especially in the morning sunshine, a beautiful countryside home. We had excellent dinners at the local pub/restaurant, the Jackdaw and the Lydden Bell. Jo and Keith were extremely helpful in planning our sightseeing. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay at their home and our holiday in Canterbury. Thank you Jo and Keith, and Homestay.
It is a perfect address. Nice rooms and bathrooms. Beautiful surrounding and an excellent host.
Jo is a very welcoming and helpful host, nothing seemed too much trouble even though she had broken her foot. If you are looking for a beautiful rural area with some proper English pubs or just stopping overnight near the ferry / tunnel. Book it!
I so enjoyed my stay with Jo and Keith in their lovely home. They made me very welcome and went out of their way to make my stay as pleasant as possible. My room was very comfortable and spotless as was the bathroom. The outlook onto the garden was beautiful.
They gave me lots of tips on what to see and do which saved me a lot of time. Jacquie, their darling dog was a bonus. I would recommend a stay at their home to anyone.
Nous avons passé un séjour d'une semaine très agréable et très reposante dans un environnement calme et bucolique. Jo et Keith sont très accueillants, disponibles et inspirants la sérénité. Nos filles de 8 et 10 ans ont adoré les cours d'anglais avec Keith qui est quelqu’un de très patient avec les enfants. Le rituel du matin pour aller donner à manger aux animaux et aller chercher les œufs frais que nous mangions au petit-déjeuner a enchanté les enfants. Nous avons de plus découvert une campagne anglaise magnifique et une région du Kent riche d'histoire et de châteaux à visiter. Nous recommandons vivement un séjour chez Jo et Keith.
I arrived late and was made very welcome with the offers of wine, tea or coffee. We then chatted for an hour or so and learnt a little about our respective family. Very comfortable room. Basic breakfast adequate with full English on request at an extra charge. Sure I will stay again.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.