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Hononton Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 3 Brenchley B&B and Inns
Reviewed 4 October 2012

I've stayed here twice and both times have been absolutely faultless. Great location, beautiful inside and very well thought-out.

I've stopped in places that cost 5x as much and have been nothing like as accommodating.

Simon and Maggie are really nice and friendly. If you're an extra special guest you might get a Christmas card...

Room Tip: I've only stayed in the ground room floor but imagine they're all great.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

Simon and Maggie are friendly and gracious hosts who eagerly welcome you to their beautifully restored cottage located in a picturesque section of Kent.

We spent three nights in the Willowpit room, a beamed ceiling room with private entrance and windows overlooking their landscaped yard and nearby apple orchard. The room/suite contained a very comfortable king size bed, sofa and chairs to relax on, antique furniture, and a bathroom supplied with every beauty/personal product an individual would need. In addition to coffee, tea, and biscuits, there were special treats of chocolates, sparkling water, delicious local apple juice and white wine provided.

Breakfast is served in adjoining beamed ceiling room with a large fireplace draped with dried hop vines and copper chargers on a rail around the room. The buffet held several choices of juice, delicious fresh fruit salad, yogurt and cereals. Simon and Maggie offer several types of cooked breakfasts but we thoroughly enjoyed the light and tasty omelets served to us. The homemade jams and preserves are outstanding.

Simon and Maggie are very knowledgeable about the local restaurants to try, willing to secure reservations for your party, and can offer suggestions on what historical sites or gardens to visit in the surrounding area. If a problem or questions arise they are very willing to assist you in solving them. This was the most comfortable and relaxing B&B and one we hope to return to at some future time.

Room Tip: As Kent is a popular tourist area I would make reservations early for an outstanding B&B like Ho...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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ManofKent_10, Owner at Hononton Cottage Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2012

Jane and John,
It was a pleasure to have you staying in our home and we are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. We strive to provide a relaxed and comfortable environment for our guests and are always ready to give help and advice - it is all part of the experience that Bed and Breakfasts offer which impersonal hotels are unable to achieve.
We hope to welcome you back in the future when hopefully you have an English speaking TomTom.

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Reviewed 1 August 2012

We returned to this fantastic B&B to use as a base for the 2012 Olympics. Ebbsfleet International is only 50 minutes away, then a 14 minute train ride to St. Pancras International in London.
Simon and Maggie, were again the perfect hosts, every detail was taken care of, from the remembering of the sauces at the (excellent) breakfast, to providing glasses for a drop of wine in the garden, where tea lights were ready. We had two very early starts for the Olympics and were provided with juice and fresh fruit with cereals to set us up for the day.

One of the most wonderful memories we have during this stay is having a romantic picnic for two in the wonderful gardens, overlooking a Kentish orchard. We were kept company by Flopsy, Mopsy & their sisters & brothers, the busy little bunnies shooting in & out of the nearby woods.
We are looking forward to seeing you both again soon. It is just like coming home to extended family & friends. Once again thanks from two tired but very happy Olympic visitors.

NOTE : Credit Cards now accepted !

Room Tip: We love the Willow Pit Room... but we would like to keep that a secret so don't tell anyone !
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

We only stayed for 3 nights but felt at home from the beginning. We had not even managed to get out of the car before the front door was thrown open in welcome! Simon and Maggie are so very helpful, and the Willowpit room was very comfortable; it's own entrance very convenient. The breakfast table was a matter of steps from the door of our room, but we were never disturbed by meal preparations. A lovely stay.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

The photos don't do justice to how lovely the place is, but I suppose the hosts make the big difference with their warmth and willingness to accommodate all my special requests! I loved the room which had everything I could possibly have needed, lovely bedding and towels and the extra few touches made it very comfortable. The setting was really pretty in the apple orchards, lovely and quiet and the house itself is clearly a labour of love with many, many hours/months of very hard work to restore. The breakfast was delicious with a very good choice - even for my dietary requirements. Only problem was that we didn't stay longer... but will do next time.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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ManofKent_10, Owner at Hononton Cottage Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2012

We really appreciate your comments about your visit to our home and they make our efforts so much more worth while. We strive to make our guests comfortable and welcome in a relaxed atmosphere in the peace of the Kent countryside.

We look forward to seeing you again next year, hopefully for a little longer.

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Reviewed 8 June 2012

Lovely B&B, lots of character, comfortable and clean. We arrived late and Simon and Maggie kindly booked a table at the Poet, thank you we enjoyed it. Look forward to the rest of our time here.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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ManofKent_10, Owner at Hononton Cottage Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2012

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and we look forward to welcoming you back next year for the next Dankfees with your friends when hopefully the weather will be better.

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Reviewed 2 June 2012

The perfectly renovated old cottage is a real gem, the orchards around it and the wild rabbits make it a really peacefull place for relaxing/ a nice break. Simon and Maggie are simply adorable and very helpful when one needs advice on what to do in the area...
The rooms are very warmly+cozy decorated...and the breakfast is simply gorgeous: the best fruit salad I have ever had:-))

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hononton Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Address: Hononton Cottage Palmers Green Lane | Near Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Brenchley, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 7BJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Royal Tunbridge Wells > Brenchley
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Brenchley
Price Range: £70 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hononton Cottage Bed & Breakfast 5*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sixteenth-century Grade 2 listed farmhouse a mile from the centre of Brenchley village, at the end of a quiet lane and surrounded by apple orchards. Rooms sympathetically modernised with every luxury you would find in a hotel, including wifi, flat screen TV with DVD and ample parking. Log fire burning in the colder months. Good pubs nearby for an evening meal.The ideal setting for a peaceful and relaxing holiday, near several National Trust gardens and castles nearby but still within easy reach of Tunbridge Wells (8 miles), the South Coast (one hour) and London by train in 45 minutes Paddock Wood Station 3 miles). Fresh local produce used where possible. Homemade marmalade and jams. ... more   less 
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