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Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

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Caroline9...
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
“Well presented, comfortable apartment that's very close to town centre & supermarket”
Reviewed 14 July 2013 for a stay in June 2013

My Mum and I stayed in The Stables for 6 nights in June. Ford Cottage makes a very good first impression as you arrive: pretty well kept house and flower beds with 2 places to park guest cars (off the road). The owners showed us around the ground floor apartment and were very imformative and helpful. The apartment is also well presented, it is obvious some careful thought has gone into decoration and furnishings, which made us feel at home, as did the owners who got the balance of being friendly/helpful whilst not being intrusive just right. Bathroom, kitchen and linen/towels were all clean and tidy.
We did not do much cooking, as the Pantiles are just 5-10 minute walk away and have nice restaurants. For the few simple meals we did cook, we found all the required equipment. There is also an ironing board/iron too which was handy for linen trousers!
A supermarket is only 10 minute walk away which is very handy.
I would happily recommend Ford Cottage to my friends and family! Something to consider, if you had more than one child it might be a bit too cosy (there is a sofa bed in the sitting room, which increases bed capacity, but does make the sitting room a bit cramped for space). However for two people there is more than enough room.
We really enjoyed our stay - Sissinghurst, Clayton House, Knole are all only approx 30 minutes away.

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Liked best: Comfortable beds & lounge chairs & that everything was spotlessly clean
Liked least: Sitting room was a bit cramped for space due to sofa-bed, that was located behind chairs
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Minnie Y
San Francisco, California
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“Great Find!”
Reviewed 17 May 2013 for a stay in October 2012

We stayed for nearly a week and enjoyed it like a home away from home. The location was perfect so we could drive our toddler to visit my husband's divorced parents who live one hour north & south from the cottage.

The cozy converted barn/garage has a kitchen & eating area, comfy beds, & privacy. It was within walking distance to the grocery store. Most of all, the place is a quintessentially English domesticity that it beats staying at boring hotels (or my in-law's).

The landlord was a very nice & helpful gentleman. We arrived late & very lost & he was very patience in directing me over numerous calls.

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Liked best: Loaction.
Liked least: None.
Travelling group: Young Children
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Eliz D
Tunbridge Wells
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“A cosy home away from home......”
Reviewed 23 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012
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Ford Cottage is a cosy home away from home.

The owners have thought about everything to make your stay there with them pleasant and comfortable. Small things mean the most and in this case the efforts made to ensure our stay was enjoyable was very much appreciated by all of us. We are a family of four and stayed in "The Stables" for two weeks. It was clean and well presented. Bedding changed and a cleaner visited once a week. They have provided all the tourist information required for Tunbridge Wells and surrounding villages. There is a wide variety of reading material and videos for all ages. It is a quiet away location from the buzz of the main town yet conveniently located close to the Superstore Sainburys so handy for picking up essentials. It is five minutes walk from the Pantiles and not far from the train station.Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate provided. The kitchen is well stocked with pots crockery etc. There is ample parking and it is welcomed as parking in Tunbridge Wells is expensive.

We enjoyed our stay at Ford Cottage, however they could further enhance their guests stay with a few alterations. The TV was quite small and perhaps a larger screen would make better communal vewing. The wireless internet access was on occassion very weak and a stronger router would be much better.

One thing worth noting for others is that Ford cottage is small and there is no back garden access so for a family of 4 when entertaining visitors, it felt slightly restricted however it didn't take away from the full experience and we would stay again. We were visiting family and friends in the area and so had people round a few nights, this many not apply to most people.

Ford cottage met our expectations and we would happilly stay again if we holiday in Tunbridge Wells. The Owners are very helpful and happy to give useful local advice. They very kindly lent us scales to weigh our luggage on departure and accommodated our visitors cars. They offered to store our luggage before check in as we arrived early.

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Liked best: The presentation and layout of the cottage. The bedding provided was very nice and the overall thoughtfullness of the owners.
Liked least: Intermittent wi-fi and smallish size of the cottage
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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IGSHD
Heidelberg, Germany
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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