A friend and I recently stayed in the barn conversion self-catering apartment (#3) and it was absolutely a dream. The place is newly done, with heated floors, a full kitchen (including a clothes washer), microwave, oven and hob (cook top). In the kitchen there is also a toaster, refrigerator and tea kettle with coffee, tea and sugar. Sarah, the proprietor, left some milk for the tea in the fridge (nice touch!). Another tea kettle is in the separate bedroom, along with hot chocolate, bottled water, a small TV and a dresser. The bathroom and kitchen is completely handicap accessible.
We arrived later in the day, just before dark, and Sarah offered to cook us dinner: a fabulous gourmet meal with roasted chicken and fresh vegetables, delicious bread, real butter, and a home made dessert. Yummy! We ate by candlelight in their huge dining area with another visiting couple and had a wonderful time sharing stories. A full breakfast is served at your convenience in the morning in the dining area. Since we were leaving early on our last morning, Sarah graciously made us a breakfast-to-go, including wonderful bacon sandwiches, fresh fruit, and a bottle of scrumptious Kent Apple Juice. It was even delivered to our room the night before. It was delicious!
The farmhouse is on a narrow ancient road and, coming from the USA, I found it a little difficult to maneuver on the road when encountering another car. I recommend coming to the facility during the daylight hours, at least for the first time.
Wi-Fi connection was great and readily available at no extra charge in the barn rooms and main house. This was an important feature for me, and we wisely chose this room over the Orchard Pickers Cottage with no internet availability. A quick email to Sarah and my room was switched to the Barn. Thank you Sarah.
I can't say enough about this accommodation and its location to downtown Canterbury and other locations in Kent. Everyone was extremely kind, helpful and truly care about your stay with them. Thank you to all, especially Sarah who actually dried out my laundry!
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