Primrose Cottage at The Shippe
Bridge, Kent




Family Friendly

Primrose Cottage is one of four cottages in what was once known as Primrose Alley. The first three cottages have now been converted into one dwelling where we live and we are pleased to offer Primrose Cottage as holiday accommodation for individuals and families looking to stay in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in this unique corner of The Garden of England. The cottage is believed to be built in the 15th Century and has a wealth of original and interesting features such as exposed beams, inglenook fire place and a small twisting staircase (with handrail).

You will have your own front door which takes you into the living room. The living room has a comfortable sofa, armchair, drinks cabinet, selection of local interest books, board games, sewing kit and a mini bar. The television provides UK channels and is logged in to Netflix. The Inglenook fireplace has a wood burner which you are very welcome to use.

Through the living room you will find a dining room. There is a full tea set should you want afternoon tea and an elegant dining service for a more formal meal. All with beautiful ambient lighting.  In the kitchen you will find a fridge freezer, coffee machine and cafetiere, kettle, toaster, microwave, dishwasher and washer/dryer. The kitchen is equipped for baking and cooking. We provide washing and dishwasher tablets, bin bags and other cleaning products for your stay. There is a first aid box under the sink and a fire blanket in the kitchen.

The kitchen door leads out to a private patio which has a dining area and a charcoal BBQ.

From the living room is a narrow staircase to the first floor. On the landing upstairs there is access to the first bedroom, then to the bathroom, a dressing area and the master bedroom room.

The first bedroom has two single beds which can be put together to make a Super King bed. This room has space for a travel cot or extra blow up child bed, and we can provide both by prior arrangement.  There is also a desk / bureau for your use, a chest of drawers and a small wardrobe. The curtains are black out curtains.

The bathroom has a bath with a shower over the bath, a toilet and a sink. We will provide basic toiletries for your stay as well as toilet paper.

The dressing area provides a large chest of drawers, a wardrobe, hair dryer and straighteners. There is also a fire extinguisher and smoke detector on this landing.

The master bedroom has a Super King bed, a bookcase, rocking chair and ample space for child beds / cots if needed.


There is parking on the High Street with no fees or charges outside the property and parking is free anywhere in the village.


If you have your own bikes you can secure them in the patio area.  It is a fantastic area for cyclists and we frequently see a friendly peloton cruising through the village and surrounding areas.  We even have a cyclist cafe called the Independent Pedaler in the village which is a great stop-off point.

Staying with children

If children are staying with you, please let us know what we can provide to make your stay easier.  We have a Motorola video monitor, a white noise machine, safety plug covers, kitchen cupboard safety latches, child plate, bowl and cutlery.

We have two “Shrunks” blow up child beds and a Baby Bjorn travel cot you may borrow from us should you wish.  We will also happily lend you a buggy if you give it back to us in a clean state.

We also have a fabulous nanny who would be happy to babysit by prior arrangement.  ​

House rules

  • No parties or events
  • Only registered guests
  • No eating or drinking in the bedrooms
  • Do the dishes
  • No smoking
  • Fake tan = BYO sheets
  • Turn off lights when leaving the property
  • No pets
  • No excessive noise after 10pm or before 8am
  • Lost keys will be charged for
  • Outdoor Space
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Child Friendly
  • Television
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wifi

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Helen Reeves

Helen Reeves

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