The location of our luxury Canterbury Cottages
Out and about
Within Walking Distance:
There is a bus stop within 50 yards of the cottages, which will take you to Canterbury, Sandwich and surrounding areas
Wingham Country Market. Our local farm shop, with an extensive variety of organic produce, from household cleaning products to their own-grown fruit and veg, and fresh bread – 2/3 minutes walk.
Wingham Wildlife Park. www.winghamwildlifepark.co.uk. This is a delightful family-run park just down the road from us – about 10 minutes walk. Even has a crocodile, and meerkats!
Wingham Village. (a little further, around 25 minutes) A beautiful medieval village full of timber-framed houses,dominated by the huge Norman church, flanking a wide tree lined main street . A village shop, newsagents, pubs with restaurants, and a very good Indian restaurant are among it's attractions.
Village of Ash, in the other direction. Three minutes by car – has a small co-op, village shop, chemist, post office, hardware shop and hairdressers.
Canterbury, only 7 miles away, is a thriving bustling City, with good shopping, large number of restaurants, public houses, dominated by the large and famous Cathedral. Ample inner city parking + excellent Park & Ride system. Websites: www.canterbury.co.uk and www.canterbury-cathedral.org
Medieval Sandwich, (5 miles away) very important town in the Middle Ages, one of the five Cinque Ports. Quaint narrow streets specialist shops and old houses make a visit very enjoyable with ample cafes, restaurants/public houses renew the sightseeing spirit. Venue of 2011 British Open Golf Championship. Website: www.open-sandwich.co.uk
The area near Shatterling has a network of good, well signposted footpaths, quiet roads for cycling and clean, sandy beaches, with the nearest beach just 7 miles away.
|Things to do locally||Below are a few of our personal recommendations and a just small selection of all the many things on offer. Browse the websites below for more comprehensive listings and seasonal activities and festivals Visit Kent, Leisure And Culture|
The Saxon Way, the North Downs Way
Walks Listing, Places_To_Go_Walking
|Cycling||The Crab and Winkle and Coast to Cathedral routes are local and recommended follow this link: Cycling|
|Golf||Princes Golf Club in Sandwich 01304 611118|
|Horse Riding||Park Farm Riding School in Preston 01227 728349|
|Surfing||Joss Bay surf school|
|Sailing and Watersports||The Dover Watersports centre|
Just 5 minutes away, a fishy paradise! Website: www.sandwichlakes.co.uk
Sea angling is allowed from the beaches all around the coast.
|Swimming||If swimming in the sea is not your thing call Canterbury Swimming Pool, Kingsmead 01227 769818|
|Tennis||Wingham, booked at the local Post Office 01227 720238|
|Flying lessons||TG Aviation|
|Motor sport meetings||For both cars and bikes are held regularly at Lydden Circuit only 20 minutes away|
|Cricket||Watch it live at Kent County Cricket ground, where the team plays the majority of their county matches at Canterbury.|
|Vineyards & Breweries||
Elham Valley Vineyard
Chapel Down Vineyard award wining British wine
Shepherd Neame Brewery tour
|Gardens||Kent abounds with famous gardens but our favourite is Goodnestone Park Gardens|
|Castles||We have many glorious castles and stately homes. Find Dover Castle, and more at www.english-heritage.org.uk/server/show/nav.14518|
|Stately Homes and Gardens||National Trust: www.nationaltrust.org.uk|
Address: Shatterling House, Shatterling, Canterbury
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