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Bonnington Cottage

A picturesque and quintessential cottage

Bonnington Cottage is located on the Goodnestone Park estate. The picturesque and quintessentially English beamed cottage was recently converted into a rental property. Guests can rent the cottage in conjunction with the mansion or on its own. The two bedrooms, one master and one twin, can sleep up to four guests, perfect for a family or a small group of friends. The wood-burning stove makes it an ideal cosy winter getaway and summer guests will be spoiled for views with its beautiful floral surroundings.

It is equipped with a modern kitchen/dining room and appliances, suitable for a self-catering stay. There is one bathroom, a sitting room, and a downstairs toilet. The cottage is also pet-friendly, and guests are welcome to bring one dog. This property has a very steep staircase and stone floors and so is not suitable for children under 5 including babies.

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A brief history

Bonnington Cottage was the principal seat of the Boys family, until 1666 when it passed to the Brome family then later to the Goodnestone Park estate in 1710. 

The cottage has had various purposes since its construction. Initially a granary, it became the farmhouse of the Goodnestone estate in the 1700s. Subsequently, the former Lord FitzWalter used it as his estate office before converting it into a home to be used by the family. It was also a favourite of the famous novelist Jane Austen.

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Our location

Bonnington Cottage is just a short walk to the quaint village of Goodnestone, the ideal location for a country walk. The historic city of Canterbury is also within reach, with its majestic cathedral, numerous gardens, museums, shops and restaurants. 

The location is also ideally situated for coastal visits, as the charming seaside towns of Sandwich and Whitstable are easily accessible by car.

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