7 Longport

Canterbury, Kent
Bed & Breakfast

Your own cottage sitting room downstairs and a swish bedroom up - breakfast in the courtyard before venturing forth to discover Canterbury


1 room


Rooms sleep 2


A delightful, unexpected hideaway bang opposite the site of St Augustine’s Abbey and a five-minute walk to the Cathedral. You pass through Ursula and Christopher’s elegant Georgian house to emerge in a pretty courtyard, with fig tree and rambling rose, to find your self-contained cottage. Downstairs is a cosy sitting room with pale walls, tiled floors and plenty of books, and a clever, compact wet room with mosaic tiles. Then up steep stairs to a swish bedroom with crisp cotton sheets on a handmade bed and views of the ancient wisteria. You breakfast in the main house or in the courtyard on sunny days. Perfect.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-5pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
11am, please get in touch for late check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £100
Singles £70.
1 Double
From £100


We had a wonderful stay at 7 Longport and were made to feel very welcome by our friendly hosts. The cottage was very charming; beautifully decorated and just perfect for us two and our three month old. Ursula was happy to provide a baby bouncer and other baby-related things which made our stay that extra bit comfortable. And her breakfasts were just delicious. We loved the variety - every morning is different in her kitchen! And her attention to detail was brilliant. Don't hesitate to book a stay here in the centre of Canterbury!


A much-needed two-day break was made very special and relaxing thanks to Ursula's personal care and attention to detail. The quirky yet comfortable cottage in the garden feels like a hidden secret but comes with everything you might need for modern comfort - comfy bed with great sheets, thick towels, wood burner much appreciated on a cold February evening, books and mags to read. Breakfast was locally sourced & beautifully prepared and cooked. We walked out into the centre of Canterbury and came back to our little haven when we needed to recharge. Don't miss lunch at the Good's Shed nearby

Mary, Hartfield

We were looking for somewhere to stay whilst attending a wedding locally and this really hit the spot. A great cottage at the end of the Garden, beautifully presented with a fantastic bed. The best nights sleep in ages. A short walk into the Cathedral was a bonus. Ursula was one of the best hosts we have encountered - welcoming, full of local knowledge on where to eat and where to go and served up an amazing breakfast on the two days we were there. Great to be able to sit outside in the quiet courtyard. We will return and certainly recommend to others.


7 Longport is a great setting, so handy for Canterbury city. We got a warm welcome before discovering the quaint cosy cottage with all comforts. Ursula advised on dining places in the town. After a most peaceful night in the secluded garden we enjoyed a delicious breakfast. The main house was such a happy family place and reflected the family's love of cooking. It is a treasure of a place to stay.


We revelled in this appealing, cosy hideaway in the historic heart of Canterbury, near St Augustine's Abbey. Rooms bijou but private, quirky and tasteful. Very friendly welcome from Ursula and delicious breakfast in the main 18thC house. Walkable to all the sights and more eating places than you can shake a stick at, yet peacefully tucked away. Perfect couple weekend away!


The most wonderful place you could stay in Canterbury. The cottage is a beautiful, peaceful haven from the bustle of modern life. Ursula and Christopher were so welcoming and helpful. Emerging from the cottage into the sun-dappled courtyard under the magnolia tree, with the wisteria in bloom, before devouring a superb full-English breakfast, was a highlight of our trip.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ursula & Christopher Wacher

  • Great location for exploring East Kent and all its historic and coastal attractions. Visit wonderful sandy beaches, imposing castles or just enjoy the fantastic food East Kent has to offer.
  • In easy reach of the Channel ports.
  • Just 5 minutes walk from Canterbury's historic cathedral and all the city's historic sites, shops, bars and restaurants.
  • Whitstable and its bustling shops, restaurants and fishing harbour only 20 minutes drive.
  • Leeds Castle, Sissinghurst, the Turner Contemporary Gallery or Chatham's Historic Dockyard all under an hour away.
  • Our breakfasts are sourced from the local Farmers' Market (or direct from the supplier) or grown on our allotment and everything possible is home-made.