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A Hidden English Cottage: Haven for a Travel Writer

by Mary Charlebois
The Potting Shed in Kent, England

The Potting Shed at Thatched Cottage was home while researching Hever Castle in Kent.
It’s tucked behind thatch-roofed, medieval Hall House, built in the 1400s. A path through an extraordinary English Garden meanders past ponds, under arbors, and through flowerbeds. Roses, lilies, iris, herbs, fruit trees, berry vines, and grasses surround the cottage.
My comfort was thoroughly looked after. Delectable breakfast was delivered in a basket. The bed was a dream. The bath was spa-like. Tea was plentiful.
French doors opened onto the gardens and a secluded seating area. It became my travel writer’s office and daily inspiration.

 Mary Charlebois is a freelance journalist and photographer based on coastal Northern California.

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5 comments

Penny November 29, 2018 - 4:49 am

My husband grew up in a little village in Kent called Speldhurst, near Tunbridg Wells. He remembers bicycling to the castle with his sisters and friends.

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Mary November 29, 2018 - 7:58 pm

Thanks for sharing Penny. I stayed at The Spa Hotel in Tunbridge Wells. It was a beautiful hotel with lovely grounds. –Mary

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Mary November 29, 2018 - 8:00 pm

Penny, it would be fun to have a travel writer’s retreat in the area. Any plans to visit there?

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Jan Schroder November 29, 2018 - 12:14 pm

Thanks for sharing, Penny!

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Kurt July 11, 2019 - 6:53 pm

What’s not to love about an English cottage and garden?

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