Canterbury, South Coast

Ella's Loft





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Hot Tub

Pets - Allowed

Property Info

General Info

Chilham 2.5 miles. A romantic retreat in an idyllic churchyard in the Kent Downs, Ella's Loft has been beautifully converted from a cart barn into this fabulous one bedroom holiday accommodation. Located in the village of Godmersham, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, near to the village of Chilham and the historic city of Canterbury, Ella's Loft is the ideal base for a couple to begin an exploration of this ancient region, with the Pilgrim's Way providing the perfect starting point. Once you have parked in the off-road parking space, travel up the decking stairs, past the lovely outdoor furniture and into the loft to be welcomed into the open-plan living space. A neat layout boasts all you need for a relaxing self-catered break, with a sofa set before the TV, light pouring in from the large windows, a bright colour scheme and a compact, well-equipped kitchen space, including an electric oven and hob, a fridge, and an amazing dishwasher built into the wall to conserve space. A winged dining table with folding chairs offers a clever space to enjoy a meal for two, or head outside and take advantage of your own private decking space with some alfresco dining, keeping warm in the evening with the outdoor heater. Delight in a bit of luxury on your holiday by winding down in the hot tub, placed on raised decking; you can admire the lovely countryside setting as the warm waters bubble. Back inside the loft, you can find a beautiful bathroom, complete with an Aqualisa Smart shower over the large bath. The lovely bedroom is home to a king-size bed and features more innovative storage, with drawers for your belongings built into the wall, as well as pretty bedding and furnishings. The charming village of Godmersham, resting in the heart of the Kent Downs, has connections to one of England's favourite novelists, Jane Austen, visited often by the author thanks to her brother Edward who lived at Godmersham Park, it was said she got inspiration for her novels Emma, Pride & Prejudice and Mansfield Park here. Excellent walks can be enjoyed from your doorstep, making use of the country lanes, the North Downs Way and the Pilgrims Way enjoying the beautiful natural scenery along the way. Visit the incredible historic city of Canterbury to see the amazing Canterbury Cathedral, famous for its shrine of medieval archbishop Thomas Beckett, see the award-winning Canterbury Tales attraction, where Chaucer's medieval England has been recreated bringing you the sights, sounds, and smells of history, and enjoy a fun day at Howletts Wild Animal Park, which has exotic and endangered species including gorillas, lions and tigers. One of the best ways to see this pilgrimage destination is via the water, take a seat in a classic hand-built punt on the River Stour, with guided tours explaining the history as you go, you can take in the city scenery. Ella's Loft is a fabulous romantic escape in the Kent Downs. Read More

Property Info

All first-floor. One king-size bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed


Eco heating. Electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, TV and WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off-road parking. Decking with seating, outdoor heater and hot tub. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2.7 miles, pub 2.6 miles. Note: This property is accessed via a decked staircase so is not suitable for those with mobility issues, please consider when booking. On no account should dogs be left unattended, at any time and for any time, in the property nor should they be allowed on the sofa bed. Please note: This property does not accept stag/hen or similar Read More

The Hot Tub

  • Hot tub is private for your use only
  • Electric
  • Seats 4 people
  • Not sunken
  • Undercover
  • Located outside




Cannot say how wonderful our stay was in “Ellas Loft”the owners Sheila & Steve were amazing, knowledgable and super helpful. The hot tub was first class with brilliant views. I cannot recommend this enough if anyone was thinking of booking you will not be disappointed. My mum and 2 sisters will be going back again very soon! Thank you for such a wonderful stay.

Lovely escape for us.

I went with my friend who booked it as a treat for us both. What a wonderful place this is, with equally wonderful hosts. It’s just what we needed for a girls midweek break away. The loft is like a tardis, being bigger on the inside than what it looks on the outside. It was peaceful and relaxing and we made good use of relaxing and unwinding in the hot tub. Slept like a baby too (obviously not a newborn ) We went to Ashford outlet centre on one day and Canterbury the next day, both not too far away with a car, I’m unsure about public transport or taxis as we didn’t need them. Highly recommended.

Hidden Gem

What a wonderful find this unique and quirky little loft is. It is small, but it has everything you need for a romantic getaway. The loft has been furnished with love..the bedroom is lovely, with a very comfy bed and soft furnishings. The bathroom has a fantastic shower over a generous sized bath. The living quarter is ultra modern and has everything you could need to self cater, but I guess the icing on the cake must be the outside space. There is a lovely decking area with table, chairs, a little barbecue and a fire pit. Then down a few more stairs is the most wonderful, secluded hot tub that is lit up with fairy lights and sheltered from the most severe weather. Sheila and Steve are wonderful hosts and are so welcoming and full of information about the local area. A truly, truly lovely place to stay, my only regret about giving this review is that I’m giving a lovely secret away. Oh, and I’m forgetting the lovely Newt and Ralph the gorgeous house doggies, our Daisy loved them too!!!


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