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Keepers House

Maidstone - Kent

Charming gamekeepers house, tucked away in the grounds of Leeds Castle and overlooking a pond, perfect for group trips.

  • Sleeps: 10
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
£1350-2596 per week
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

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Keepers House is owned and managed by Leeds Castle Reservations.

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  The Highlights...

  • Dating back several centuries and once home to the gamekeepers of Leeds Castle, this cottage is full of history.
  • Charming original features, such as fireplaces, exposed beams and brickwork still on display.
  • Pretty terraced garden overlooking the pond.
  • Access to the castle and grounds with plenty to discover all year round and close to the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  You should know...

  • Pets are not permitted.

  The Detail...

Keepers House was once the home of the Gamekeeper of the beautiful Leeds Castle in Kents countryside. Set in a secluded part of the castles expansive grounds along a private driveway, the house overlooks the Weir Pond which is home to lots of wildlife. With plenty of room for up to ten guests, this is a wonderful countryside escape for big families or groups of friends.

Inside, youll find the house is full of character with lots of its original features beautifully preserved. There are inglenook fireplaces, exposed brick, stonework and beams and an Aga in the traditional country kitchen. The living room is perfect for cosy nights in curled up on comfy sofas in front of a good film. The gorgeous kitchen, which has a modern oven and hob in addition to the Aga, overlooks the pond. Theres even a little bar under the window in the next room where you can tuck into breakfast and watch the early morning mist rise from the pond.

There are five spacious bedrooms in total, comfortably sleeping up to ten adults. Each of these bedrooms has its own delightful character, from the grand master bedroom with its impressive king-sized mahogany sleigh bed, to the more quirky room at the top of the house with peacock patterned hangings over the bed. There are also three bathrooms, one on the ground floor with a luxurious roll-top bathtub and two shower rooms upstairs.

Outside, there is a pretty terraced garden overlooking the pond. This is the perfect spot to spend a peaceful summers afternoon with a book or to fire up the BBQ after a busy day exploring the castle and grounds. The house also has access to the Weir Pond which is well stocked with pike, carp and tench and you are welcome to fish within season if you have your own fishing permit.

A free pass to the castle is provided for each guest and you are free to wander the castle and its grounds during your stay. Leeds Castle was built by a Norman baron in the Middle Ages and has a rich 900-year history to learn about. It has been played host to many members of Englands royal family, even being used as a palace by Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. The grounds are also fascinating to explore. If you make it to the centre of the maze, the exit is through a stunning underground grotto with mosaics of shells and minerals lining the walls. Displays are put on regularly by the Birds of Prey Centre and there are also three beautifully landscaped gardens to discover.


  Features...

Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
Kitchen/Utility
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Towels (beach)
Tech
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Smart TV/FireStick
  • Television
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Chef for hire
  • Off road free parking
  • Walking distance to pub


  Nearby...

  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Wildlife
  • Wine tasting


  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Gatwick Airport - 45 mins


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£1350-2596 per week
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights
COVID-19 restrictions may affect your travel plans. Please ensure you are aware of local rules where you live and where this property is located.
(More information.)

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How to book...

Keepers House is owned and managed by Leeds Castle Reservations.

You can book online now at their website. Just click the button and we'll send you there to see more info and to book...

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You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Leeds Castle Reservations.

Message the owner  
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