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The Wicket

Alkham, Kent

The Wicket is a delightful holiday home nestling in the beautiful Alkham valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just 15 minutes from the coast and 25 minutes from the historic City of Canterbury, and surrounded by miles of countryside footpaths, this charming house has everything you could ask for a fabulous family holiday, and an ideal touring base for walkers, cyclists, golfers and general explorers! The true highlight of the house is the garden which has been lovingly tended by the owner and is full of fruit trees, shrubs and flowering plants offering year-round beauty. The garden is large and fully enclosed so perfect for visiting dogs. There are winding paths leading to the different parts of the garden, a pretty summerhouse, and two patios, one with dining table and chairs and the other with sofas and a firepit for relaxing. Another highlight is the large sitting room, which has a cosy Autumn/Winter section with rich, warm colours and an open fireplace and then the Spring/Summer section, furnished in light colours, overlooking the lovely garden and with French doors onto the patio. The house is a short stroll to the Marquis of Granby, a 200 year old pub serving food and drink, and the house also overlooks a large green and play park so ideal for children and for exercising the family dog.
From £1,505 for 7 nights

Key Features

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Child Friendly
  • Pet Friendly (up to 2 pets)


Key Features

  • Open fire/log burner
  • Outside space
  • Pub near by
  • Garden
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Allocated Parking

Kitchen / Housekeeping

  • Coffee Machine
  • Iron and board
  • Tumble dryer
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Washing Machine
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • Close to amenities
  • Countryside


  • BBQ
  • TV
  • Cable / Satellite TV

Children / Infants

  • Children Welcome
  • Travel Cot available on request
  • High Chair available on request

Pricing & Availability

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"Wonderful house for an escape in the country. Within spitting distance of the white cliffs and a great spot for walks and the like. We would definitely go back again."

Chris, Dec 2021

"A fantastic few days relaxing in this very well-equipped home. We wanted for nothing. There was nothing we needed we couldn’t find somewhere. It’s a large, relaxing space. The double lounge a real treat for a quiet afternoon reading and the big kitchen perfect for a special evening meals. Beds comfortable and showers were the BEST! It’s dog friendly and ours had a lovely time running about the house and garden. Would defo come back with the family for a get together some time."

Becky, Oct 2021

"Amazing property with personal touches in every corner of the house and the garden. Loved the time we spent with our friends over the weekend."

Aalia, Sep 2021

"The Wicket was absolutely perfect. The amenities were brilliant. The location is brilliant, opposite a field which was great to give our dog exercise and 2 minute walk from a fantastic pub, serving quality food. The garden was immaculate (as was the whole house) and I would thoroughly recommend this house for anyone wanting to go away as a family or friends stay!"

Ross, Aug 2021

"We had a fantastic weekend at this lovely holiday home. The house is fully kitted out and has everything you need for a quiet weekend away with family and/or friends. The garden was a particular highlight and the location couldn't have been better. Would definitely go back again!"

Max, Aug 2021


Property Description

Ground floor

Front door leads into large hallway

Sitting room

Sitting room with sofas and armchairs, open fireplace, Smart TV/Sky, French doors leading onto patio


Open plan kitchen / dining room with dining table, banquette seating and chairs

Kitchen with electric double oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher, microwave


Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, door to back garden

Shower room

Shower room with shower cubicle, wc and basin

First Floor

Bedroom one – sleeps 2, with Kingsize bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, TV/Sky

Bedroom two – sleeps 2, with Kingsize bed, bedside tables and lamps, chest of drawers, wardrobe, TV/Sky

Bedroom three - sleeps 2, with Double bed, bedside tables and lamps, wardrobe

Bedroom four - sleeps 2, with Twin beds, bedside table and lamp, chest of drawers


With bath and overhead shower, wc and basin


A large enclosed garden with a summerhouse, two patios with dining and lounging furniture, gas BBQ

Things You Need to Know

Parking: Private driveway parking for 4 to 5 cars
Pet friendly - please note additional pet charges £25 per pet will be charged
Travel cot and highchair available on request
All linen and bath towels provided. Please bring beach towels
Wi-Fi available

House Rules

We would respectfully ask that the following house rules are adhered to, to avoid any damages to our beautiful holiday home. Should any damages arise please note charges may be taken from your security deposit.
Smoking is not permitted in the property at any time.
Please note for insurance purposes the number of guests must not exceed the total occupancy of the house.
For fire safety reasons please do not use any candles in the property.
Please note quiet hours are between 11pm and 9am. Please be respectful to neighbours.
Parties and loud music are not permitted.

Local Information

Alkham valley is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, located inland from the South Kent coast. The area is perfect for walking and cycling. It is also ideal for touring as the coast is only a short drive, and you can visit Folkestone with its sandy beaches, Creative Quarter, harbour arm and good cafes and restaurants. History lovers will enjoy the castle at Dover with the secret wartime tunnels, and also the short drive to the mediaeval City of Canterbury with its iconic cathedral.