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Stunning Elizabethan Country House
The Dower House - large sunny library room with TV
The Dower House - king sleigh bed
The Dower House - enormous well equipped kitchen
The Dower House - large dining table to seat all guests
The Dower House - French room, double or twin
The Dower House - double or twin
The Dower House - triple bedded top floor room with adjoining double or twin room
The Dower House - a beautiful historic building
The Dower House - large sunny library room with TV

The Dower House, Knowlton, Canterbury, Kent

Sleeps 2 - 20 10 Bedrooms 22 Dining

Large listed historic building sleeping 20 for stylish holidays and celebration weekends near Canterbury

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. The Dower House, Knowlton, Canterbury, Kent, sleeps 2 - 20 in 10 bedrooms.

The Dower House provides excellent and unique accommodation, whether it be for a fantastic family holiday or for a group away on business.

There are 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms in total. 1 ground floor bedroom with en suite. 6 bedrooms on the first floor, 5 of which are en suite, 1 with its own bathroom.

On the top floor of the house can be found 3 further bedrooms, 2 en suite, 1 with own bathroom.

The Dower House has 2 large reception rooms, both with beamed ceilings and large open fireplaces. The Library is a large sunny room with smart TV. There is also a lovely dining room with large dining table seating up to 22 people. The large extensive kitchen has an electric double range cooker, American fridge/freezer, separate fridge and a double bottle fridge, combination microwave and 2 dishwashers, washing machine /tumble dryer. The Dower House also has a large entrance hall and downstairs WC.

Outside, The Dower House has a charming courtyard with Well, BBq and Fire Pit, all logs are provided, and is surrounded by extensive gardens. Through the woodland flowers at the foot of the garden you will find the tennis court.(available by request). For more details of this outstanding property please refer to our website for more details.

The Knowlton Court Estate has 5 self-catering properties in all, The Dower House being just one of them. All our properties have been sympathetically modernised to retain their original character and have everything you would need for a fantastic self-catering holiday.

There are shops in the villages of Eastry (2 miles), Wingham (3 miles) and Goodnestone (1 mile). The championship golf courses of Royal St. Georges and Princes are at Sandwich Bay, which also offers a sandy beach.

In addition to its beautiful Cathedral, Canterbury has a wealth of historic buildings and museums. Dover has it's majestic castle, white cliffs and only a short hop to France for the day.


Dog Friendly

Welcome by prior arrangement.


Free WiFi available.


Well equipped with all modern appliances including mixer, food processor, blender, smoothie maker, cutlery and crockery for up to 30.

Dining Room

Dining room with large square dining table and matching crockery setting.

Sitting Room

1 large drawing room with open fireplace and 3 large sofa's, a library room with TV/DVD plenty of seating, a snug room also.

TV and Music Facilities

TV and DVD, CD Hi-Fi.

Games Room

Yes, a cellar room with Pool table and dart board.

Heating and Open Fires

Fully central heated from the estate woodchip boiler and 2 open fires in the Sitting room and Library.


8 main king size double or twin beds, 1 downstairs bedroom with either king double or twin beds, 1 triple bedded bedroom.


All provided including towels, 1 Bath sheet and hand towel per guest. Extra towels can be requested.


10 bathrooms. 7 en suites are with showers, 1 en suite is with a bath,then there are 2 separate bathrooms with baths

Children's Facilities

Travel Cots (no linen provided) and high chairs provided at no extra charge


Tennis Court (by request).


Ample Parking.


No smoking please.

Booking Information

We offer 3 night breaks from Friday to Monday or 4 night mid week breaks or a full 7 nights or longer if required.
If bookings allow we can be flexible on these days. Please send an email request.

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The Dower House

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Weekly Price
From £5500
3 Night Weekend
From £2955

Late Deals

July 2024 Late Deals

4 nights Mid Week from 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th discount NOW £3180. 3 nights Weekend from 19th or 26th NOW £ 3180


The Dower House at Knowlton, lies in quiet countryside approximately 9 miles south east of Canterbury and 5 miles from Sandwich and the coast.

  • Sandwich - 5 miles
  • Goodnestone - 1 mile
  • Chillenden - 1/4 mile
  • London Gatwick, Manston 10 miles
  • Snowdown - 3 miles
  • Eastry

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