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“A wonderful home from home”
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Farthingales
Ranked #19 of 38 Dover B&B and Inns
Reviewed 30 November 2013

I have stayed at Farthingales a few times over recent years, when ever work takes me within commuting distance. The welcome I receive has always been warm, and I have been made to feel welcome and specia, especiallyl as a single traveller. They are always willing to cater to my special needs as a vegetarian and nothing seems to be too much trouble. Peter is a wonderful character, always willing to pass the time of day and offer memories from his awesome past. Thankyou for a wonderful stay, and I look forward to visiting again in the near future!

Room Tip: All room are comfortable and unique! All offer a comfortable and restful stay!
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 October 2013

We stayed recently for two nights and what a find! set in the beautiful Kent countryside, charming period building with tasteful furnishings. Our room was elegant and comfortable with plenty of storage, and a modern bathroom with a very good shower. We also had the use of a large private sitting room overlooking the beautiful garden. An excellent breakfast was served in the adjourning breakfast area. Our host was charming most helpful about the surrounding area. We look forward to returning during our next trip to Kent!

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

Recently stayed one night at Farthingales which is a B&B fairly close to Canterbury and is very well placed for vising the south and south east part of Kent.

What a visual feast! It is a fabulous 15 Century Hall House with a 'new extension' (a 150 years old) which was previously a shop and the center of the village. The property is opposite an ancient church and looks like a Helen Allingham picture (the type that used to adorn chocolate boxes).

We were warmly greeted by Peter the owner and were offered a cup of tea in the garden.

The accommodation is mainly in the 'shop'. Two bedrooms with en suite facilities both looking over the front garden,pond and towards the ancient church were beautifully presented and the double was very comfortable and clean. The building had been sympathetically refurbished and offers a guest sitting room and breakfast area. Guests have free range around the gardens and orchard. Peter recommended the local pub which was less than 10 minutes walk away (even if you are not that quick on your pins!) where we had a very good and reasonably priced meal together with a local beer!

We had a great breakfast which included the biggest croissant's I have ever seen!

Although we did not see inside the barn which is let as self catering accommodation i expect it to be of the same high standard of furnishing and cleanliness.

I would certainly recommend Farthingales and would be happy to stay there again, hopefully for a little longer.

Room Tip: Both rooms very nice. Twin is slightly bigger if you need more room.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2013

We have just spent a night at Farthingales,in what was the old shop. The entire building is wonderful, steeped with history and very clean and comfortable. The grounds are also great - full of surprises and add to the relaxing feel of the place. Peter is extremely friendly and accomodating - his relaxed approach to running Farthingales makes you feel instantly at home and relaxed. Nonington is a lovely village - you feel as if you are in the middle of nowhere yet it is actually a great location with transport links to all nearby attractions in Kent. Plenty of places to wak nearby too!

We loved our stay, we were completely impressed with the buildings and grounds and will definitely be returning in the future. We highly recommend,

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

We stayed at Farhingales whilst visiting family in the locality. We had our own wing consisting of a private dining area, a lounge, spacious double bedroom and a large ensuite with beautiful slipper bath. The accommodation was tastefully decorated in keeping with the age of the property
The service was second to none, and Peter could not have made us feel more at home.
Breakfast was served, fresh and plentiful, and when you wanted it.
Our biggest regret was not having enough time to sit and enjoy the beautiful gardens, and the various, sometimes quirky, surprises around the property. The welcome was so warm, including from beautiful Molly the dog. We felt like we arrived as strangers and left as friends. Cannot recommend this stunning place highly enough - including the fabulous owner himself!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

Stayed in the former 'Draper's shop' for 2 nights in early April. What an experience. Steeped in history but with a comfortable, homely feel & every mod. con. Owner Peter's welcome puts you straight at ease & nothing was too much trouble during our stay. There are only two bedrooms, double or twin, & full use of the downstairs lounge & small dining area. Being able to come & go as we pleased made for a very relaxed stay. Can't wait for a return visit.
Also amazed at how well situated for Dover, Canterbury & other main attractions in Kent even though in total countryside.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

Just returned from a week at this lovingly restored barn conversion. Must be the most spacious property we have stayed in. Very well equipped and comfortable. Great idea to have more than one TV just in case the football was on !
Well placed for visiting Canterbury, Whistable, Deal and of course the White Cliffs of Dover. The only slight disappointment was that the only pub within walking distance appears to have recently closed. The property owner made us so welcome and Molly their dog made frequent visits to make sure we were all happy ! The weather was fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed coming 'home' after a full day out to sit with a nice cuppa in the lovely garden room, warm and contented in the afternoon sun. Wonderful.

Room Tip: Both ensuite rooms are comfortable and quiet. The only thing I would say is the beds have end board...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Farthingales

Address: Farthingales Old Court Hill, Dover CT15 4LQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Dover
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Dover
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Farthingales comprises of 2 separate holiday lets. The Barn has a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, both en suite. The Stables has a double and a single, both en suite. Based in Nonington, opposite the enchanting Norman church, the location provides a peaceful retreat, whilst being conveniently located for the many attractions of Canterbury and the beautiful Kentish coast. ... more   less 
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Farthingales Dover, Kent

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