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Unique property located in the heart of Canterbury - Cedar House at The Old Fire Station

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 200 m²
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights



Cedar House at The Old Fire Station

A Luxurious Modern Scandinavian Design cedar clad house located within the grounds of an old Victorian fire station in the UNESCO world heritage site of Canterbury.

This property is unique in Canterbury as there is nothing else like it. The property is tucked away off the main road behind a former Victorian fire station and comprises of two large bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms and King size beds. The master bedroom is 25ft/ 8m long and has a separate sleeping area with a double sofa bed and balcony overlooking the courtyard. The second bedroom is a garden room overlooking the courtyard and comes with a flat screen T.V. There is also a large reception room 25ft/8m long with 2 Italian leather sofas, flat screen T.V, with satellite digital channels, dvd player and music center with I-pod docking station and a dining area that can seat up to 10 people along with a well equipped Kitchen/ Diner that seats 4.

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About the property

The Old Fire Station

The Old Fire Station is a unique property like no other to be found in the Canterbury area and is located less than 5 minutes walk from the City Centre It comprises of 2 separate properties. 'Arthouse' is a Grade II listed former Victorian Fire Station and 'Cedar House', a Modern Malibu inspired Scandinavian designed Cedar clad house with a courtyard garden wraps around the house to give it a very private feel. Free secure parking and WI-FI are provided. Local shops are less than 5 minutes walk away.

And lastly Firemans Cottage, our new addition. A cosy victorian 2 Bedroom Cottage full of character and own private garden.

The trendy fishing village of Whitstable is only 15 minutes drive away, famed for its oysters and sea food or the beautiful Victorian seaside town of Broadstairs and stunning Botany Bay (England's best kept secret) only 30 minutes drive. Closer to Canterbury are ancient woodlands, 2 fantastic wildlife parks and plenty of idyllic country villages and pubs serving local fayre. Further afield, the medieval hilltop village of Rye, Camber sands and Dover castle and rail links to London.

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Property Manager
sebastian stephens
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, german, spanish
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About sebastian stephens

We are a family run business who have been renting out holiday homes for the past 8 years in Canterbury, where we live. My wife and I have travelled all over the world and have stated in many holiday rentals, giving us a great insight into the needs of any holiday makers.We take great pride in our properties and hope that you will enjoy staying with us.

sebastian stephens purchased this villa in 2013

Why sebastian stephens chose Canterbury

This is a truly unique property as there is no other like it in Canterbury.

I caught glimpses of Cedar House through the opened gates of the old fire station which we also bought at the same time. It was always a wish of mine to own an unusual property should ever the opportunity arose, which happened when the property came onto the market for sale. I came just to look but ended up buying it as it was such an amazing unique chance to own such an individual property.

What makes this villa unique

Well Located for the city centre, tucked away in a peaceful and quiet location.

Free secure parking and part of an old Victorian Fire Station. All three properties can be rented individually, as a pair or altogether as 'The Old Fire station', sleeping up to ,4,6, 10, 12 or 16 people.

Guestbook comments from the manager

'We had a wonderful time at Cedar House@ The Old Fire Station. Plenty of room and comfortable. Sebastian was a wonderful host with anything that we needed. I can't wait to go back and visit Canterbury, England again,.
Jan 2015
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Please note: This property can be rented as a one bedroom or two bedroom unit.
If rented as a 4 person unit, the second bed is a sofa bed within the master bedroom, so ideal for friends or family.
If your requirement is for 2 separate bedrooms, it must be taken as a 6 person unit
An additional fee of £20 per night applies on the daily rate and £60 on the weekly rate for the 6 person unit. Rates apply 2/10/15 to 24/10/16


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Canterbury, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    Seperate WC - toilet
  • Luxury en-suite bathroom with bath, shower , wc and wash hand basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Located in a seperate area within the Master Bedroom
  • A Huge master bedroom with King size bed, luxury en-suite bathroom and balcony. There is also a separate living/sleeping area with coffee table and sofa bed. This rooms comes with a flat screen TV
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 4 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please note: This property can be rented as a one bedroom or two bedroom unit. If rented as a 4 person unit, the second bed is a sofa bed within the master bedroom, so ideal for friends or family. If your requirement is for 2 separate bedrooms, it must be taken as a 6 person unit. An additional fee of £20 per night applies on the daily rate and £60 on the weekly rate for the 6 person unit. Rates apply 2/10/15 to 24/10/16


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Cedar House at The Old Fire Station
average rating of 4.7647057 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful property in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Cedar House is an absolute gem. Beautifully furnished and with everything you need. 5 minutes walk into Canterbury so no need to take the car when going out to eat or indulge in a little retail therapy. As soon as you close the gates to the property it’s like you are in your own little calm haven. A couple of things to be aware of (don’t let this put you off). If you are driving, you’ll need to reverse out of the gates onto London Rd. which is quite busy. We found this to be a 2 person job, one driving and the other stopping the traffic. I got quite adept at this by the end of the week. The 2nd thing is that the water is beautifully soft. If you want to avoid looking like Worzel Gummidge (as I did) take plenty of hair products and straighteners! Would definitely stay again if we were visiting the area in the future. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 05/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Stay

  • 5 of 5

Nice rental close to many shops, restaurants, and interesting sites. Comfy beds and plenty of space in the house. Thanks for a nice stay!

  • Review Submitted: 19/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vey nice Flat

  • 5 of 5

Very nice flat, with everything you need. Close to city Centre and all attractions of Canterbury. I am grateful to the kind owner for the whole support.

  • Review Submitted: 13/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very enjoyable stay.

  • 4 of 5

We were staying here to be near family for a celebration. The property is very well located within easy walking distance of central Canterbury. We were met by Adelle who was extremely welcoming and told us all we needed to know about the house. There were three of us staying and the accommodation was more than roomy for our needs - there being two good double bedrooms. The kitchen is spacious and very well equipped though there are restaurants and pubs nearby. The lounge is comfortable and large and the bedrooms roomy and also comfy. The wifi works well and is a real bonus. The property was extremely clean and warm. We were staying in late Autumn so did not use the outside space but the outdoor table and chairs would be great in the summer. I would certainly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 29/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and Modern Home in the Heart of Canterbury

  • 5 of 5

Our daughter is spending this Fall semester abroad in Canterbury, England at Christ's Church University. During October, my wife and I visited her to spend a week with her getting to know this lovely inspirational village. We needed a "home" for the week and we decided to rent the Cedar House at the Old Fire Station based on past commentaries. The house was all that the website advertised. It is a cozy, modern two bedroom home large enough for my wife, our daughter, and me to stay. The home was gorgeous with plenty of glass for sunlight. The rooms were all much larger than we had expected for an English (in town) home as well. The home itself is within a 10 minute walk of the center of Canterbury, which allowed us to visit my daughter's campus, do some sight seeing, and enjoy the fine cuisine of the area. It was also very easy to find with our rental car right off of the A2. The home itself boasts a very modern kitchen (hot chocolate every night!), roomy dining/family area, comfortable beds in spacious bedrooms. The upstairs master suite was ideal. With a private courtyard setting, this was the perfect home away from home for us.

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truely very special place to stay...

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Cedar House, London Rd, Canterbury, was one of the best and most special vacation experiences we've ever had. The property's description, amenities and central location are all understated. It is well worth the value and we can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 12/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Monument/ Eight bells
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Canterbury Golf course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Canterbury West
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Refectory
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: not necessary

There are loads of great activities and sights to see around Canterbury. There are a number of great castle to visit, namely Dover, Bodiam, Leeds and Hever castle. There are some fantastic wildlife parks including, Howletts, Port Lymphne and Wildwood. There are some great bicycle rides and walks to be had in our surrounding ancient woods and some excellent villages to visit including the port cinque town of Rye. A day at the Victorian seaside town of Broadstairs is not too be missed as well as gorging yourself on excellent seafood and sunsets in the charming fishing village of Whitstable. Canterbury Cathedral is the main tourist attraction of the area and is a UNESCO world heritage site.


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