We named this cottage after the song Songbird written by Christine McVee, from Fleetwood Mac, who use to live here. Look out for songbirds on the iron gates around the property. 

This cottage is much the same as Bumble Bee in design, comfort and luxury, however the bedroom of this cottage is bigger, with a slightly larger wardrobe, with option of having it as a twin room. Unlike Bumble Bee this cottage does not have a log burner but still has the same contemporary feel. Guests have access to the stunning grounds of The quaives private estate and use of the tennis court. There is underfloor heating throughout with a thermostat for guests to control the temperature to their suiting. There is much on offer in the area with a plenitude of beautiful countryside walks, fabulous pubs, Howlets Wildlife Animal Park, Canterbury city, and seaside towns such as Whitstable, Sandwich, Margate, Deal and more. Take a look on our blog for more information on things to do in the area. 

Lounge & Kitchen

In the lounge area there is a velvet couch, sheepskin rug, tv, coffee table, and coasters. The kitchen countertop, sink and backsplash is made of corian and designed to create the illusion of a single flowing solid surface. The cutting board slides over the cooking hobs to give the surface a clean look when not in use. Pendant lights hang over the kitchen area, and the tiles are positioned to catch the eye. There is a kettle, toaster, fridge- freezer and oven, and plenty of cooking utensils, bottle opener, sauce pans & frying pans, plates, bowls and cutlery.


The bedroom has a cupboard with hanging space, a large mirror, reading lamps, and bedside tables. The bed is a king size double with copper headrest, a firm and comfortable mattress, cotton sheets, a sheepskin rug either side of the bed for soft luxury cushioning underfoot when stepping in and out of bed, and just enough space to fit suitcases underneath to tuck them out of the way. We can change this into a twin room. 


Beautifully designed with a skylight over the shower so you can see the trees by day and the stars by night, the raindrop shower is a truly divine experience. Options for lighting, and warm underfloor heating to step out on to, create an overall sense of luxury and comfort.

Read the raving reviews from our guests...

Songbird Bird Cottage is a delightful courtyard cottage, which has been very tastefully designed incorporating high-end finishes. This carrys through into the kitchen & bathroom. All the things you require from a great let; very comfortable bed with quality bedding, powerful shower, small but well designed kitchen. All in all a great find, we didn’t use the wood burning stove as the underfloor heating was more than enough. 5 star property with a 5 star host. Would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone.
— Jacqui, United Kingdom, November 2016
A gorgeous cottage that combines contemporary design and amenities like a modern bathroom and underfloor heating with the cosy feel of a country cottage. Lovely hosts. A perfect place to hide away and relax in front of a fire in the log burner. A great base for country walks or day trips to places like Canterbury, Margate and Whitstable, all whithin half an hours drive or less. We loved our stay here.
— Sabine, London, United Kingdom, January 2017
Wonderfully-located cottage decorated in a clean and contemporary style. Charming and helpful hosts. Very highly recommended.
— Jennifer, Wickhambreaux, United Kingdom, February 2017
Great little cottage for a getaway with exceptionally high interior design! Shower is something else.
— Tim, Brighton, United Kingdom · February 2017
We had a lovely stay in the cottage. Beautiful setting and perfect for exploring the surrounding countryside.
— Guy, Harpenden, United Kingdom · February 2017
We had an amazing staying, I highly recommend! The place is beautiful and comfortable, every detail of the interiors so nicely planned and very well equipped. Daniel was very friendly and helpful, making sure we had everything we need and giving us nice recommendations on where to go in the area. I would definitely be back!
— Cecilia, London, United Kingdom · January 2017
The Quaives is a beautiful barn conversion and has been decorated very tastefully. The bed was very comfortable and we were warmly welcomed by the hosts. 20 min drive into Canterbury and some charming local pubs nearby. Would recommend.
— Rachel, United Kingdom · December 2016

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