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7 Longport & Love Lane

Muddy says: Whether you want a romantic weekend away with your other half or somewhere fun to getaway with a bigger group these cool, quirky cottages right in the heart of Canterbury offer fabulous, flexible space…

7 Longport is a 15th Century cottage which has been transformed into quirky 21st Century accommodation in a peaceful, town location. It makes the ideal Bed & Breakfast location for romantic breaks and wedding night stays.

Think divine interior decor, snuggly places to sit and a wood-burning stove… Off the sitting room is a modern wet-room with lovely mosaic tiles, thick white towels, handmade soap and Noble Isle toiletries. Upstairs you’ve got a king-size bed with lovely crisp cotton sheets… You get the idea – it’s the perfect place for a cultural get-away à deux – and a springboard for exploring Kent’s great city.

Or through the garden wall from 7 Longport you’ll find 14 and 15 Love Lane. These are both 3 bedroom cottages (each sleeping 5) and offer the choice of self-catering or Bed and Breakfast accommodation.

We’re talking gorgeous Victorian cottages with the character and charm of period properties, that have been restored so also offer all the mod cons. Tick, tick. There are sitting rooms with TVs, DVD players, iPod docks and radios. Both cottages have well-equipped kitchens with hob, oven, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and microwave.

Each cottage has a large main bedroom with a king-size bed, a small single room and a bathroom with a bath and shower. The third bedroom in each house is on the second floor. There are pretty courtyard gardens with garden furniture and a barbecue for you to use.

Stay in one of the cottages on a weekend away with the family or, even better, get your family friends to hire the cottage next door and get away with the gang. The more the merrier, eh?

The owner of all 3 properties lives in a neighbouring property and provides Bed & Breakfast in their cosy kitchen. Where possible all the food is locally sourced, from Canterbury’s famous Goods Shed Farmers’ Market, local butchers, and local farms or, in season, from the owner’s allotment.

Or, should you fancy exploring the city, Canterbury is renown for its incredible foodie scene, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.

These cottages are a great little gem in the middle of cultural-cool Canterbury – you’ll want to keep this one to yourself. Shhhhh.

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