Cottage rental in Buckland Valley, Kent

Property reference 841417
7 nights:
£600 - £950
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A unique opportunity to stay in a 19th Century chapel, Arcadia combines the allure of an historic building with modern comforts. This Grade II listed building is full of character, with high vaulted ceilings and impressive stained glass windows. More details...


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The port of Dover is just a short drive, a great opportunity to take a day trip to France. The historical sites of Dover Castle and the War Time Tunnels are both within easy reach, and Samphire Hoe Nature Reserve is only a few miles away.


  • Property types

  • General

    Central heating
    Enclosed garden
  • Kitchen

    Gas hob
  • Living room

    DVD player
  • Dining room

    Dining table
  • Bathrooms

  • Bedrooms

    Sofa bed

  • Converted chapels and cloisters
  • Large open plan sitting/dining room with high vaulted ceilings
  • A short drive to centre and port of Dover


Arcadia Sleeps 4 + 2 in 2 bedrooms (1 kings size, 1 twin and 1 double sofa bed) and 1 bathroom
Parking for 2 cars on driveway
Garden area – enclosed by fences and shrubs

Ground Floor

Entrance opens into a large hall. The right wing accesses the open plan sitting/dining room, to the left is the kitchen, bathroom and bedrooms. The garden is also accessed by the opposite door in the central hall.
Sitting/Dining room: Large oak dining table and 6 chairs, 2 large leather settees (1 with sofa bed), coffee table, 50 inch flat screen TV with freeview & DVD player. The original chapel organ is featured in the chancel at the far end of the room. The large, open-plan room has a high vaulted ceiling, and wooden flooring throughout.
Kitchen: Washer/dryer, electric fan oven, gas hob, larder fridge & separate freezer, toaster, microwave.
Bedroom 2: 2 Single beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, mirror
Bathroom: Shower, WC, basin with granite surround.

First Floor (mezzanine)

Master Bedroom (sleeps 2), Kingsize bed, 2 occasional chairs and table, free standing roll top bath with shower attachment, a basin with marble surround.


Enclosed garden with table & 6 chairs, 4 loungers, pond with fountain


Central Heating

A holiday cottage with a difference! Arcadia is a fascinating conversion of a pair of High Victorian Gothic chapels designed by Thomas Talbot Bury, a noted pupil of Pugin, built around 1870. The two main chapels are linked by a cloistered reception hall where the main entrance, and door to the garden are located. The master bedroom, built on a mezzanine floor, features stained glass windows and a free standing roll top bath.

The large open plan sitting/dining room is comprised of one of the twin chapels in its entirety, and has full length stained glass windows and a high vaulted ceiling as well as the original chapel organ. With a 50 inch flat screen television, large leather sofas and a long oak dining table, this room lends itself to being an excellent and unusual place to stay.

Outside, the garden features a pond with fountain, gravel walkways and lawned area with loungers, table and chairs. Arcadia is to be found within Charlton cemetery, nestling beneath the impressive Dover Castle.


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