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Barn -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Shadoxhurst, Ashford, Kent, England

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Jon M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Quiet and comfy”
Reviewed 17 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Just spent 10 weeks here and will be back soon Comfortable and everything you could need. Keith very hospitable and friendly Nice welcome pack on arrival And the pub up the road is great haha

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Management Response
17 Sep 2017
Thanks Jon
Glad you had a good stay, welcome back anytime.

The Kings Head is a good pub, no doubt about it.

Take care in the meantime.
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PeterB100...
Wiveliscombe, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Warmest of welcomes”
Reviewed 31 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

This is a very well appointed holiday let, spacious and comfortable. Everything you could need is to hand, and the very pleasant and friendly owner was keen to ensure our stay was successful. The location is convenient for visiting Ashford, Canterbury and the coast, and is close enough to the motorway to ensure easy access while still being rural and quiet. The generosity of the welcome pack is remarkable, and reflects the kindly nature of the owner. Great stay.

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Liked best: Space, comfort.
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Aug 2016
Thank you for taking bthe time to write your kind words,
thank you for the neat way you left the Barn, apologies to not
being around when you left.
Hope you managed to miss the worst of the M25.
Good luck with your new venture.
kindest regards

Keith
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Liked best: Peace and quiet
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Jul 2016
Thank you for the review, so glad you enjoyed your stay, hope your return journey went well.

Kind regards

Keith
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matthew87...
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Recommended”
Reviewed 31 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We (couple, child, toddler and mother-in-law) stayed at the Barn for 4 days in May and would recommend it highly.
The area is quiet and secluded, but has good links to motorway and in particular Dymchurch Beach. Rare Breeds Centre is also ten minutes away and very good for children.
The Barn was very spacious and particualrly good for young family. Bedrooms were equiped with towels & toiletries, living room with games and DVDs and the fridge was stocked with Egg, Bacon etc. and a cake (which was a kind touch).
The owners were available, very approachable and not at all intrusive which was perfect.

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Liked best: Spaciousness of rooms
Liked least: Wi-Fi was temperamental - but signal can be temperamental in countryside generally.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
31 May 2016
Thanks you Mathew
Very pleased you had a good break, and managed to make the most
of the weather.
Summer will be here soon.

Thanks again

Keith
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Martin R
1 review
“Beautiful hidden spot with perfect hosts.”
Reviewed 26 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Very generous and hospital place, great stay for all kinds of excursions: only 10 minutes away from Ashford International Station (40 minutes to London, for just 25pds/person including London Transport), not far away from such great spots like Canterbury or Hever Castle, and just 45 minutes drive to the seaside.
The hosts were extremely friendly and helpful, we found a fridge full of splendid food (B&B).
And: we thoroughly enjoyed the quietness of the place.

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Liked best: Host tried to provide wi-fi and internet access.
Liked least: Wi-fi and internet were not possible for us, but this was not a real problem.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
27 Oct 2015
Thank you Martin
Very pleased you had a good time, I thnik your kowledge of the
area helped you in your choice of activities.
There is still quite a lot of Kent you haven't found as yet
Maybe you need another visit, you will be most welcome here.
kind regards
Keith
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Emma G
Ashford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Well equipped,clean & great location. Owners very friendly & welcoming”
Reviewed 17 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Great place, fully equipped with everything you would need and lots of space for me and my two children.

Owners very welcoming and left us with the best arrival package ever!

Would definitely stay again and recommend to others

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Travelling group: Young Children
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Martin T
London
2 reviews
“Peace and quiet in comfort.”
Reviewed 6 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We enjoyed our week, taking our time to enjoy the local area. The welcome pack was great and Keith was most helpful. The geese were charming and we saw lots of birds in the garden.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
10 Sep 2015
Martin and Joy were most considerate to me and the property, so pleased they managed to get the peace and quiet they wanted.
The geese still look for their extra breakfast at the door.
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