We've just returned from spending the night at the Linen Shed, and can't praise our hosts Vicky and Graham enough. From the moment I picked up the phone to book our stay until the moment we left, they worked hard to ensure we had a great stay (they booked taxis for us, recommended places to walk our dog and shop for local produce – Vicky even drew maps for us to ensure we wouldn't get lost).
On arrival we were greeted with a pot of tea and some of Vicky's delicious granola bars. While we enjoyed our snack, we took the opportunity to have a good look around – there's lots to admire in the way the house has been decorated (a little bird tells me that it's about to feature in a book on interior design). Sure, the decor is unconventional (if you're into corporate uniformity, steer clear), but each piece of furniture and each decorative item has been chosen with care to create a relaxed, cosy, Bohemian environment.
Our bed was incredibly comfortable, and the shower had plenty of hot water. Breakfast was an absolute treat: Vicky is a hugely talented cook.
We can't wait to return when the weather is warmer so that we can book in for one of the picnic parcels (Vicky despatches you to the beach on a warm summer's evening with a picnic hamper that includes local crab cakes and a small one-ring burner so that you can cook them al fresco).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vintage style, weather boarded boutique B&B in "The foodie triangle of Kent". Pretty village location, four miles to the sea, 6 miles to Canterbury, 7 miles to Whitstable and endless walks and cycle routes on the door step. Serious breakfasts and gourmet picnics prepared using locally sourced produce. The emphasis is on smiley service, food and comfort. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Linen Shed Hotel Boughton-Under-Blean
- The Linen Shed Boughton-Under-Blean, Kent