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Alkham Court Farmhouse
Ranked #4 of 38 Dover B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Totally chilled, amazing views!”
Reviewed 7 July 2013

Came here for a 1 night stay in London. 1 hour on the train, 10 mins in a cab and you are in heaven. Well-appointed rooms, with complimentary sherry and nespresso machine. Packed lunch with the best baked ham I have ever had, courtesy of lovely Wendy.

The owners were not there when we arrived, but had left a lovely hand-written card welcoming us. Nice touch.

Spent the afternoon in the garden enjoying the sun and the views, and didn't see another soul. Just what the doctor ordered!

For dinner, we took an hour-long walk to The Lydden Bell pub, which I have also reviews, and is worth a visit.

On returning, Wendy greeted us, along with friendly black labrador, Tilly, who, if you like dogs, is just swell.

On the morning of departure, we had the full breakfast, which as others have mentioned is epic. Local yoghurt, fruit and museli to start, then the full English brilliantly prepared by Neil and Wendy. Spent some time playing with Tilly in the wild flower garden before leaving in a cab they ordered for us.

They have won plenty of awards, and I could tell why. Immaculate rooms, food and grounds, as well as superb hospitality means I will be back for at least a 2-night stay.

Thanks Wendy and Neil, and give Tilly a hug from me!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Walla Walla, Washington
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

My daughter and I stayed 2 nights early May and it was just perfect!! Wendy and Neil were the perfect hosts from the minute we arrived until our departure. Alkham Court is close to everything: Dover Castle, Leed's Castle and Canterbury Cathedral. Our breakfast was wonderful as were the views from the breakfast room and from our room, The Badger Room. The Badger Room was large, clean and well stocked. Thank you Wendy & Neil for welcoming us into your home and treating us like family!

Carolyn & Heather, Washington

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2013 via mobile

We spent two nights with our children. It is simply wonderful. The view is spectacular, rooms are cosy and stylish, full of details ranging from cotton swabs to brandy. Beds and pillows are also very comfortable. Sauna and hot tab come with the package. There are splendid sites to visit, including Tenterden, Rye, Botany Bay, Winchelsea and the Dover Castle where you can explore the secret wartime tunnels used during the Dunkirk evacuation. Neil and Wendy are top-quality hosts and Pearl adds a special touch to the surrounding environment. The owners were very friendly and particularly nice (and patient) with our children. Several good fish restaurants are nearby. Internet was intermittent but it was not a major source of concern for us.

Breakfast is fantastic. Local yogurts (really tasty), local sausages, scrambled eggs, home-made muffins and scones, porridge, delicious bread, local jams, bacon, fresh fruits, cereals and juices! Lunch breaks are not needed.

Highly recommended!

Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2013

It was great. It is really a five star experience. The owners' attention to detail is seen everywhere. The room are very cosy and quiet and comfortable, I just wanted to stay there forever. The views are much better than what you can imagine from photos. There is also a hot tub and a sauna, for ultimate relaxation, and we enjoyed our evenings in the Oak Room near a wood burning stove.

The owners are very nice and friendly. The breakfasts, with the views from the Oak Room, were great. I feel like the mere two nights we spent there were totally insufficient to appreciate the magic of the place.

The only detail which I wish would be different is an opportunity to have other meals, not just breakfasts, at the farm. Now you have to drive somewhere for a lunch or dinner. There are plenty of nice places around, the Lydden Bell probably being our favourite, and the owners were happy to book a table for us, but for a lazy guy like myself an opportunity to have some home made food without driving elsewhere would make Alkham Court Farmhouse the ultimate destination for holidays.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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massachusettes
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

My boy friend and I stayed here for a couple of nights in April. The location was fantastic as was the room. It was my boyfriends first trip to the U.K. and we couldn't have picked a better place to stay. I could go on and on about the cleanliness, decor, and over all atmosphere of the place but that would take too long. Suffice to say we had the best time ever and will definitely be going back!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Seaford
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

Alkham Farm is a special place. A beautiful conservatory with log burner makes for a nice relaxing evening. and this just after you have had a wonderful hour in the hot tub and sauna.
The veiws from Alkham farm are special and we had a supberb relaxing two days away.
I would definately go back again.

Room Tip: The view from Badger room is something else.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Caerphilly, South Wales
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Reviewed 23 March 2013

My partner and I visited here for a couple of nights in October last year after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, and we certainly weren't disappointed. We stayed in the Badger room, which was a large room, with a lovely size en-suite and excellent facilities.

There is a lovely garden in which to sit and enjoy the surrounding views, which can also be enjoyed from the breakfast/sitting room if the weather isn't wonderful. The breakfast is fantastic and really does set you up for the day, we also took advantage of the packed lunch one day which was also delicious.

What makes this places extra special is the use of the sauna and hot tub. We were lucky when we visited as we were the only visitors staying there, so we made plenty of use of both. However, there is a book in the breakfast/sitting room for visitors to book the time slot that they wish to use them.

Would recommend this place to friends and families and will certainly visit here again ourselves.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Alkham Court Farmhouse
Address: Alkham Court Meggett Lane | South Alkham, Dover CT15 7DG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Dover
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Dover
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Alkham Court Farmhouse 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alkham Court offers award winning luxury farmhouse accommodation overlooking the scenic Alkham Valley with stunning views at Breakfast and glorious sunsets in the evening. Guests have complimentary use of the hot tub and sauna to relax and totally unwind during your stay. Our four guest rooms offer luxury ensuite rooms with kingsize beds and their own individual entrances. Our beautiful location in the Kent countryside gives you a unique and special stay. We are immensely proud to be recognised by Trip Advisor's Excellence Award and their Hall of Fame for 2015/16. ... more   less 
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