Hillview is one of two cottages we offer (Woodside - H764 is the other), situated in complete tranquility at the end of a 'no through road' in the depths of the Kent countryside, five miles south of historic Rochester. Built of green oak with imaginative use of locally crafted wrought iron work, the cottage is timber framed with the ceiling in the bedroom being particularly spectacular. Designed very much as a small, country 'hideaway' this really is an ideal place if you're looking for somewhere to retreat to for complete peace and quiet. Great use has been made of the available living space and all the rooms are well equipped for their size. What makes this cottage unique is that it lies in a tiny hamlet known locally as Dode which was virtually wiped out by The Black Death in the 14th century. All that remains of the original village is the small, former, Norman church, which was last used as a place of worship in 1367, then deconsecrated. Restored in the Victorian era, it is now a popular venue for civil wedding ceremonies. The site as a whole is steeped in ancient history, details of which can be obtained from the owner, who is an expert on the subject.