I've never written a review on Trip Advisor, but I often use it in my own research. However, after a stay at the Linen Shed, I felt compelled to pop my Trip Advisor Cherry and write this short review to let others know how excellent it is.
Its difficult to explain why the Linen Shed is so amazing, but I'll give it a go.
Perhaps its the beautiful exterior and interior decor that makes for such a wonderful stay, but I think its much more than this. After explaining to Vickie that we were unable to book for the minimum two nights as we had plans either side of our stay, she kindly offered to waive the rules and then advised me that on arrival I could chose from two bedrooms. We stayed in the room with the Kingsize bed and crisp white linen sheets, which has been beautifully and tastefully decorated to a very high standard. The room was equipped with a TV and a huge selection of DVD's that we could watch at our leisure, there were fluffy robes and flip flops for us to pad around in and the shower room was immaculately clean, with expensive shower gel for us to use.
We were welcomed by both Vickie and her husband Graham who couldn't have been more accommodating and laid back, and its this very attitude and warmth that makes the Linen Shed, different from any other type of B&B I've ever stayed in. My partner and I felt like we were at an old friend's house, we instantly felt at home. After a short trip into Whitstable we ended up at the local pub where Vickie and Graham joined us later that evening. We'd had more than a few, but they were the perfect hosts, even the bar staff looked after us because they knew we were staying at the Linen Shed. We were made to feel like locals.
In the morning, after a hot and powerful shower, we were treated to some of Vickie's homemade granola, yoghurt and fresh berry compote (fresh from the garden), followed by a full english, all lovingly cooked by Vickie, (She trained as a Chef and you can tell). To say we didn't want to leave is an understatement...
The Linen Shed is the perfect combination of feeling total relaxed but knowing that nothing is too much trouble. We will most definitely be returning to the Linen Shed and so will all the people that choose to stay there.
- 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