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“The Dartford Dolls”
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Canterbury, Kent, England

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Rhonda020...
Rochester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The Dartford Dolls”
Reviewed 7 February 2012 for a stay in February 2012

What a fab weekend we have just spent relaxing at this fabulous accommodation. We are 6 girls of 50 who have been friends since secondary school (for those who cant count that is about 35 years +). The Hayloft is very impressive upon arrival and we were not disappointed with inside the building. Everything you will need is supplied even down to dishwasher tablets, buckets and spaded should you wish to go to the beach! A fully equipped lodging with superb surroundings. Beautiful bedrooms, lounge area with log fire which is so warming when cold outside.

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Liked best: The whole package cannot pick anything in particular
Liked least: Having to leave on Sunday morning!
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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lisylouHe...
Herne Bay
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127 reviews
101 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful barn full of character”
Reviewed 5 February 2012 for a stay in February 2012

We have just returned from a wonderful weekend at The Hayloft Barn. What a stunning venue in a beautiful countryside setting. Fabulous local walks and village pub. We celebrated 39 years of friendship as six girls and had a PJ weekend. We took our own food and drink and had an amazing time. Richard and Lindsey are the perfect hosts and nothing is too much trouble. The barn is completely self sufficient with a wonderful burning wood fire (please don't go out and leave it on a big mistake that unfortunately we made). The underfloor heating makes the accommodation a wonderfully cosy place and the kitchen is wonderful to cook, eat and celebrate with a glass of wine and a good old chat around the table. Beautiful bedrooms with lovely bathroom facilities. The location is very close to the coast, Canterbury City Centre and local motorway route. I would definitely recommend this beautiful barn in a fabulous location for a weekend or longer, it was absolutely perfect thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to share your holiday home and take away so many happy and special memories even further into our friendship. We have decided that we will have a reunion at The Hayloft every year to celebrate our friendship.

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Liked best: The beautiful location
Travelling group: With Friends
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Ahalya K
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“truly amazing cottage with a lot of character...loved every minute there!”
Reviewed 24 January 2012 for a stay in January 2012

Booked this cottage for the weekend of my birthday with a group of friends, we fell in love with the place as soon as we got there, it was a stunning, very spacious cottage set in a beautiful little village....and we had a wonderful weekend!
The cottage came equipped with everything we could need and there was a lot of character to the place (the pictures don't do it enough justice), couldn't recommend it enough, perfect way to escape the city for a few days.
plus Richard and Lindsay were very easy to deal with when sorting out the booking then very helpful when we got there, a very kind couple, I would very highly recommend this place and hope to visit the place again someday!

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Liked best: the wonderful character of the place, nicely designed with a lovely kitchen and lounge
Liked least: Being completely honest, nothing... we loved every inch of the cottage
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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LISAWEEKE...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A wonderful holiday cottage that we'd love to be our home for another week ...”
Reviewed 5 November 2011 for a stay in November 2011

A truly wonderful cottage with plenty of space for a family holiday. The spacious cottage is beautifully decorated with a huge stunning farmhouse kitchen that can easily accommodate 8 people for a Sunday roast or a Friday dinner party as we did.
The location is fantastic as Whitstable, Howletts Animal park, stunning beaches, softplay adventure land etc are all within a 20 minute drive so perfect if you have children who don't enjoy long car journeys!
Richard and Lindsay who own the cottage live 100 yards away and were on hand for any queries we had and went out of their way to ensure we felt welcome. Richard even gave us a lift into Canterbury one evening so that we could go out for dinner without having to book a taxi.
We really can't recommend this place enough. We have returned to London refreshed and wanting to book again for next year.

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Liked best: location, kitchen, underfloor heating
Liked least: Blunt kitchen knives
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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