The Little Marlowe

Canterbury, Kent

A cosy cottage in the city centre, just a few steps away from the Westgate Towers and High Street

2 guests
1 bedrooms
1 beds
1 bathrooms

The highlights

A cosy cottage in the city centre, perfect for a couples getaway to the city. Small but perfectly formed, The Little Marlowe has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

  • Fully equipped kitchen with fridge freezer, oven and hob, microwave, coffee machine and washing machine
  • Bathroom with overhead shower
  • Smart TV (Sky Glass)
  • High speed broadband (65Mb/s)
  • One Bedroom – Double bed
  • All sheets and towels provided
  • Small outside courtyard area overlooking the River Stour

You should know

No private parking is available, but please ask us about our discount vouchers allowing you to park in city centre car parks. The nearest car park is directly opposite the Little Marlowe

Self check in via Lockbox next to the front door.

No Parties

No Smoking

No Pets

The detail

Welcome to the Little Marlowe, a cute cottage in the centre of Canterbury. Small, but perfectly formed, the Little Marlowe sits in an enviable location just off the High Street, close to all of the city centre amenities, including several highly acclaimed restaurants just a few steps away.

There is a lounge-kitchen-dining space downstairs and access to the rear courtyard which overlooks the beautiful Stour River. Upstairs is 1 bedroom with a double bed and a bathroom with shower and WC. The property also has a Smart TV (Sky Glass) which provides you with all of the streaming services you might need at your finger tips.


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Michaela Avatar
04 Jun 2023
Great communication and lovely little place, located in a fab part of Canterbury
Janet Avatar
23 May 2023
Rachel's place was lovely. The location and description were fantastic. Rachel was very responsive and accommodating. We loved our little oasis so close to the old part of Canterbury. The walk to the University was lovely through the countryside. Beautiful gardens and lovely areas to walk all very close. A great stay at the Little Marlowe.
Sheena Avatar
01 May 2023
We had a lovely stay at this apartment. It was small but cosy and perfect for 2 people. It was very clean and the location is just perfect if you want to be near all the shops, restaurants and catherdral. It has a beautiful balcony which sits on the river, just like in the photos. Rachel was very good with communication before and during the stay. :)
Johanna Avatar
24 Mar 2023
Cute little apartment right in the center of Canterbury. Very nicely decorated and had everything I needed. Rachel and her team are very responsive and helpful in any regard. I’d definitely stay there again.
Poppy Avatar
13 Dec 2022
Had a great few days away was very clean and welcoming felt at home short walk to the city Centre great cafes restaurants and shops will definitely be visiting again!
Sarah Avatar
20 Nov 2022
Thanks so much. Lovely host and perfect little house on the river and right in the heart of Canterbury.
Aleksis Avatar
09 Nov 2022
Lovely property that provides you with everything you'd need for your stay, plus a few extras from the hosts.
Cla Avatar
06 Nov 2022
The place is cozy and warm, view of the river is invaluable. Great tv and good cookies :)
Tom Avatar
30 Oct 2022
Great location in a cosy property. Could sit by the river on the outdoor patio all day!
Eric Avatar
28 Oct 2022
Un séjour parfait. La maison est magnifique. Très très propre. À une minute à pied de toutes les attractions possible de la superbe ville de Canterbury. Un grand merci à Rachel qui est vraiment super.
Claire Avatar
21 Oct 2022
Beautiful dinky property, well stocked, scrupulously clean and short distance to city centre. Great for a city break
Tim Avatar
17 Oct 2022
Cute little place tucked away right in the middle of town. Everything needed for a Canterbury getaway
Ruthie Avatar
02 Oct 2022
A charming little home away from home! I had a lovely time at The Little Marlowe. It’s such a cosy cottage with an outstanding location.

It’s a short walk from the basically anywhere you would want to go to in Canterbury; Westgate Towers, Westgate Park and the high street are at the end of the road, the train station is 7 mins walk away, the cathedral is about 5 mins walk if you cut through the car park and it’s literally on the river. You can even hear the cathedral bells, which chime every evening at 17:15 for evensong.

I spent a lot of time on the terrace watching the birds and ducks and watching the sunsets in the evenings. There’s even a tower from the 1300s next door but one, which is very appealing and visible from the terrace. From the bedroom and the living area you can see the top of the theatre and the cathedral.

Unsurprisingly Canterbury is seeping with history everywhere and even the cottage itself must be Victorian, if not Georgian. If you like history, music and nature then you will have plenty of things to do. I went for 8 nights and I still didn’t see everything.

The cottage is situated on quite a busy street so you do hear cars going to or from the car park as well as people walking past. Generally it gets a lot quieter at night so I didn’t have any trouble sleeping. There’s also a footpath on the opposite side of the river, which is reasonably busy but people keep to themselves and aren’t noisy or anything so I wasn’t disturbed by that.

The cottage is well equipped and had everything I needed. I even did a load of washing whilst I was there and they provided washing powder and fabric softener. I cooked my meals most evenings and the fan oven is particularly good. Coffee and tea was provided as well as a small carton of milk, which was especially appreciated as I was able to come in and have a cup of tea before doing a full shop. They also provided a nice little welcome pack.

The lounge area is nice. I moved the sofa so it was opposite the tv as it was more practical for me and moved the broadband router to the shelves so I could use the table for cups of tea. The TV itself does have a mounted arm so you could probably reposition it to face the sofa if you didn’t want to move the sofa itself. I’m a large lady and I was worried that the sofa may not hold my weight at first but it was fine in the end. I even lounged across it without any issues. The Sky Glass was great and I was able to watch a lot of interesting programs. You have to log into your own accounts if you want to use the catch up Apps (like BBC iPlayer, Four on demand etc.), which doesn’t take long. There’s a little alcove with dinner trays if you fancy a TV dinner instead of sitting outside or at the bar.

The bedroom has a very comfortable double bed and there’s enough storage for clothes so you don’t have to live out of your suitcase. The shower is nice and hot and shower gel and hand soap was provided.

I gave 4 stars for value as it does feel like a lot of money but I guess everywhere is getting more expensive now so maybe it’s the going rate. They did mention that it’s cheaper to book through their website.

The hosts were excellent! I had a last minute change of plans due to the train strike, which they were able to accommodate and they were very quick to respond to any messages. They messaged me whilst I was there too to see if I needed anything. As a part of this review I have sent through some suggestions of extra things that could be provided too but none of them are necessary.

I had a really lovely stay at The Little Marlowe and plan to come again next year 😊
Joe Avatar
08 Sep 2022
Great stay, lovely hosts
Richard Avatar
08 Aug 2022
Lovely place in a great location-very Central! The terrace is a treat for a relaxing morning coffee and we appreciated all the thoughtful touches. Thanks for a wonderful stay!


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