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This location offers peace and quiet and a chance to get away from the hubbub of everyday life. You will notice this particularly if you come to us from a very busy environment like London! The air is fresher, one can hear the seagulls, the skies are bigger and on a clear night the stars can be a marvel!
We live in a detached house and can offer as upstairs accommodation three bedrooms and two bathrooms in the east wing of the house. To share with us downstairs are a living room (with an electric piano and electric guitar for the musically inclined), as well as, at breakfast time, a kitchen/diner/sitting area overlooking the pretty garden and patio – all offering a very pleasant and spacious living environment.
Mulberry Cottage is a few steps away from the sea at Romney Bay. There is excellent walking and cycling in all directions – and here on the Romney Marsh it is very flat! We have four adult bicycles available for free use. National Cycle Route 2 passes 2.5 miles (4km) to the north of us, and the coast esplanade that eventually leads you to Folkestone (13 miles/21km away) begins right where we live.
The local sports centre offers a wide range of activities including all kinds of 'keep fit' such as yoga. There is also a free open air fitness area ten minutes walk away. We have two golf courses on our doorstep – Littlestone Golf Club and, adjacent to it, the 'pay-and-play' Littlestone Warren course.
There are frequent local buses, but Littlestone is within easy walking distance of the Cinque Port town of New Romney (1 mile/2km) with a range of amenities that include a small library, pubs, a fish-and-chip shop, tea rooms offering traditional English cream teas, beauty treatment salons, hairdressers and a delicatessen, as well as a butcher, greengrocer, general grocer, a large Sainsburys supermarket and a number of Norman churches.
Even closer is the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway, a 'mainline railway in miniature' with one-third scale passenger-carrying steam and diesel locomotives running on 13.5 miles/22km of track. Four miles away (6.5km) is the RSPB bird sanctuary at Dungeness. There is a bus route to the nearby towns of Hythe and Folkestone in one direction and Rye in the other. Further afield are Hastings, Tenterden and Canterbury, all lovely historical towns to visit offering a great deal for the tourist. Dover Castle is a great attraction also.
In these country areas it is best that you have your own vehicle, to be able to go where you please whenever you please. The Eurotunnel terminal for cross-Channel vehicles is 16 miles/25.5km away.
Helen Sanderson is fluent in French and German.
Mrs Helen Sanderson,