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“relaxing,lovley place!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Passford Farm Guesthouse

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Passford Farm Guesthouse
Ranked #4 of 4 Boldre B&B and Inns
boro
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“relaxing,lovley place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2011

we stayed here the same time as the couple who have given a terrible reveiw,i think some people can never be pleased!if you sleep with windows open in the countryside,insects are a inevitable!!we had a lovley stay,the rooms were clean&comfortable,the hosts were a lovley family,we enjoyed the breakfasts!very tasty,its ideally situated,and such beautiful grounds,we will be staying here again,&will reccommend this place to friends,we couldnt fault the place at all,its a shame some people will complain about such petty things just for a discount!,all in all we had a lovley comfortable weekend,& both felt relaxed& better for it,we look forward to our return!

Room Tip: as the rooms are 13century,they are smaller,but no less comfortable,
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Canterbury
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19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

The house is lovely and the small rooms and sloping floors I didn't find a problem at all. It is near a very busy road and if you want the window open at night the traffic on a Saturday will wake you up from around 6am. This wasn't a problem for me as I had been awake from midnight as the smoke alarm battery kept bleeping every 30 seconds. A low battery being better than no smoke alarm I left it, but only got an hour and a half sleep all night. Over breakfast we found it had been a problem the previous night but they forgot to change it – not impressed!!!

The walls are paper thin and the gap at the bottom of the door doesn’t make for good sound insulation either. I could hear the people upstairs turning over in bed during the night and every conversation being had in other rooms. There was no room to move the bed away from the wall to stop the headboard banging so not a place to visit if you are wanting any intimate time shall we say.

The bed was hard, the shower had no pressure, the breakfast was adequate but nothing special and that’s a chipolata, not a sausage. Penny, the lady of the house was totally unprofessional when after we asked if there was another room we could move to, which there wasn’t, we informed her we would only be staying the one night, not the two we had intended, she was like a spoilt child having a strop.

It’s a lovely place to visit if you are used to road noise, a hard bed and a stroppy proprietor who is unable to take polite critism after her lack of health and safety had kept her paying guests awake all night. Her husband is much more professional and seems a nice chap.

For the record, a smoke alarm should have its battery changed every 12 months without fail, that’s for a normal house and I would have thought having a business and people’s safety in your hands this would be a minimum requirement. I suggest you get some advice from your local fire safety officer.

I wouldn’t recommend it, for me too many lacy doilies and overplaying the twee but not worrying about big stuff like a comfy bed and hearty breakfast. There are much nicer places locally and for a better price too.




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Room Tip: Dont bother. Pick somewhere else.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank PPwhite
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

House is situated by the very busy road. Room has a terrible smell of bleech and other nasty detergents ,when i woke up i was covered in very itchy insect-like bites ,when complained i was told it never happened to anyone before,no compensation! During the breakfast they told me to hury up as other people are waiting to seat! And clarly the owners show lack of respect towards staff. Awful atmosphere,will never go back.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank blevins k
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Savannah, Georgia
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2011

I'm not sure what to say about Passford Farm. My fiance and I visited on a whim for two days on the bank holiday weekend and booked via laterooms.com. I couldn't believe our luck that somewhere so beautiful would have vacancies.

First, a word of advice. The pin on Google maps is wrong. Do not turn down Rope Hill, or you will be lost. Just continue south on Southampton Road toward Lymington, and when you reach the roundabout, it is on the right. We had a lot of trouble with this, as the location link on the website does not specify this and 3G availability is minimal.

We ran into traffic coming out of London, so we were regrettably almost an hour late checking in. We were greeted by a teenaged boy who looked at us like we were from Mars when he answered the door. I said that we had a booking and he said, "Just a sec. Err... I thought I put someone in your room, but I think it's okay." A bizarre start.

Our room was Room 4 in the top of the building. It is a gorgeous cottage with a thatched roof and period features. Our room had a pointed ceiling which, while not good for general mobility or storage, was a treat. You don't get to stay in rooms like this very often (though this might've been frustrating for a longer stay). There was a TV with Sky, tea making facilities and wifi, which was a godsent considering our lack of mobile phone service. The bed was one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in. A hairdryer is also available upon request.

Each day housekeeping leaves a breakfast menu, which you should leave in the breakfast room the previous evening. Breakfast is filling and comprehensive (continental breakfast includes a big bowl of fresh strawberries/blueberries!) and is served from 7:30-9am, which is a bit early for holiday. It would've been nice to sleep in and have breakfast at 9:30 or 10. (Everyone seemed to turn up for breakfast at 9, which suggests that others feel the same.)

Because everyone seemed to be eating at the same time, everyone also seemed to have a post-breakfast shower at the same time, which resulted in there being only enough hot water for one of us. We ended up waiting about an hour and trying again for hot water later, but this wasn't really very convenient.

Because we were given so little information by the boy who checked us in (who, it transpired, was the owner's son), we didn't know when check-out time was, though we had planned to leave aroung 11-11:30am, which is still reasonably early. On the day, someone pounded on the door and said, "You can't be late to check out!" Check-out time was apparently at 10:30, which we were not told and did not know, and we were already late by that point (it was about 10:50am). We quickly gathered our things and made our way downstairs to pay. (Note also that no card payments are accepted, which is a bit inconvenient.)

On the way out, we jotted some comments in the guestbook about the cold shower and the fact that we were rushed out the door, as the owners did not seem to be there, and on the way back to London I received a phone call from the owner which was very defensive and confrontational in nature about the comments we'd left. I thought this was strange and a little inappropriate. Oh well. Live and learn!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank aleshiahowell
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2011

My wife and I spent 2 days at Passford farm B and B an ideal location to explore the new forest with excellent facilities. Our room was very nice although it was in the loft space with some steep stairs it was very well appointed with a comfy bed and a superb shower and en-suite no complaints there. Everybody was very friendly and the breakfast was excellent .
Parking was great and we had a key to come and go as we pleased. 2 restaurants to recommend the Royal Palace for Chinese and Rivaaz for Indian. It is about a 15-20 minute walk into town but there are plenty of taxis. We had our bikes with us and the route through the nature reserve to Milford on sea is a must if you like cycling,bikes can be hired locally.

Room Tip: book early it does fill up quickly.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank EricGuy
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Norfolk
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2011

Passford farm is the most beautiful bed and breakfast we have ever stayed in, as soon as you arrive you are made to feel really welcome. We had a room on the top floor and it had everything we needed, tea and coffe facilities, a lovely little en suite and a really comfortable bed. It had a very cottagey feel to it with the beams and sloping ceilings.

We both said we felt so lucky to be able to stay in such a beautiful cottage, the breakfast was also really tasty.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank gemsz2
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Brisbane
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59 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2011

Woh, what mixed reviews. You have to wonder what people expect from some establishments. For us, it was great. Friendly welcome, small but adequate room, comfy bed good shower. Breakfast was yum and the bonus is, its such a beautiful home.

You wont be sorry if you book this B&B, promise.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank aussiedreamer2
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Property: Passford Farm Guesthouse
Address: Passford Farm Southampton Road, Boldre, New Forest SO41 8ND, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > New Forest > Boldre
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Ranked #4 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Boldre
Number of rooms: 4
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Passford Farm Guesthouse Boldre, New Forest

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