Cottage rental in Ashbank, Kent

Property reference 364156
7 nights:
£800 - £1,310
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Nestled within the grounds of the beautiful Leeds Castle in Kent sits this quaint holiday cottage. A wonderful base from which to build a perfect holiday with the family, in a fabulous, unique location. More details...


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Leeds Castle is just a few miles from the Kentish town of Maidstone and has been quoted as “the loveliest castle in the world”. Set within 500 acres of stunning parkland and with a host of things to do you would be hard pressed to find a more magical place to stay. With a moated castle, spacious grounds and even a maze there is plenty to keep everyone amused for a whole day out. For those who like excitement Leeds Castle also has a Go Ape attraction which is a high wire climbing adventure through the treetops. Take to the trees and speed down the zip lines, enjoy the rope bridges, Tarzan swings and crossings all set high above the forest floor.


  • Property type

  • Theme

  • General

  • Kitchen

    Tumble dryer
    Electric hob
    Washing machine
  • Living room

    DVD player
  • Bathrooms

    Double shower
  • Bedrooms

    Twin beds
  • Leisure activities

    Swimming pool

  • Explore the Maze, Go Ape and The Castle itself!
  • Unique opportunity to stay within the Leeds Castle grounds
  • Complimentary passes to Leeds Castle


Guards House sleeps 6+2 in 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms

Ground Floor

Living room with seating for 6, woodburning stove, TV and DVD player

Kitchen with pantry, dishwasher, electric oven with electric hob, table with seating for 6

Shower room with double shower, washing machine and tumble dryer

First Floor

Master bedroom (sleeps 2) double sleigh bed, fitted wardrobe

Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) double zip link bed which can either be made up as a double or twin, dressing table, chest of drawers

Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) has twin beds, fitted wardrobe

Family bathroom with bath with shower over


The garden overlooks a woodland area, mainly laid to lawn with a raised terrace area


Includes free access to Leeds Castle and grounds and use of Health Club, including swimming pool, at the nearby Mercure Hotel.

Guards House is a truly unique place to stay which oozes an abundance of charm and character. The light and spacious rooms, beautiful soft furnishings and a large garden backing onto woodland; this self-catering holiday cottage would be a perfect base for those wishing to explore the Kent countryside. Situated on the outskirts of the majestic Leeds Castle steeped in history being a 200 year old former barrack room, the cottage is extremely quiet and peaceful. There is a wonderful feeling of space and light throughout creating a really comfortable ambience. It is a walker’s paradise and wonderful Maidstone accommodation with acres of castle grounds to explore, what more could you want from a short break or longer vacation with friends and family.

Guests are given a free pass to the castle and are welcome to wander around the castle and grounds at leisure and enjoy everything that this magical place has to offer. The nearby Mercure Hotel also offers use of their gym and leisure facilities, so pack your gym kit and swim suit!


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