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Review of Tudor Cottage Bed and Breakfast

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Tudor Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 6 Biddenden B&B and Inns
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Weekend Break”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We booked Tudor cottage because I had reserved a table at the West House restaurant as a birthday treat for my husband. It proved to be ideal, as it was good to just be able to cross the road home after a good night out.
Our room was clean and tidy, the only downside being the low ceiling in the bathroom, my husband was only able to stand up in one spot. Also, the mirror was placed away from the sink making wet shaving difficult. But, being a Tudor cottage, I suppose that would be difficult to overcome.
Susan was a welcoming host and proved helpful in arranging a taxi for our second evening out,
and telling us about some of the local attractions. We would have liked more choice as to breakfast times and food. Overall good value for money.
There are good walks in the area and the local church was very welcoming and gave us a guided tour. The seat cushion embroideries were fantastic. We were lucky as we were the last people, this year, to be able to do this, as the tours are now finished for the winter. We enjoyed our stay but would probably not book again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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
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Thank 172Janet63
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

Warm welcome, very clean accommodation, good facilities, a good wholesome breakfast, and a quaint house in a picturesque location. What more could you want for a quiet, relaxing weekend in Kent?Very enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

My wife and I found this hidden gem two years ago and it is disappointing it has taken this long to go back. After deciding to get away from London for the weekend, Tudor Cottage once again provided a warm, friendly and relaxing stay and pleasingly very little has changed. This homely B&B provides very comfortable accommodation, and the owner is extremely welcoming. The area has plenty to see and do and the Red Lion pub is a great place to eat and relax in the evening. All in all tremendous value.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Leominster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

Stayed for 3 nights ,made most welcome.This B&B is actually next door to my old primary school.The room was spotless ,beautiful furniture in the cottage.Nice white linen on breakfast table.Will be returning.
Liz and Peter Howell

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank elizabeth h
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Storrington, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

I don't like writing a very negative review of a business where someone is trying to make a living, but in this instance I can see no option. I have stayed in many hotels and B and Bs. Some have been good, and some not so good. However this is the only occasion that I have ever been treated so rudely that I have turned around at the entrance and walked away.

Tudor Cottage is supposedly a dog friendly establishment, but neither myself, my wife, or our dog found anything friendly. When the owner's dog came to the door to sniff our dog she dragged it away and after saying that she didn't like our dog's breed ( he is a Staffie), my wife tried to explain that he is very soft, only to be cut short mid sentence with the retort "This is my house and we'll do it my way!". At this stage I said that we too had to be comfortable with where we were staying and left.

Possibly the rudest person I have ever met and definitely in the wrong profession.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

We booked a 3 night stay here but ended up staying just one night !
On arrival we were met by Susan who welcomed us into the lounge of this old interesting house.
After showing us to our room (which was nice and warm on a very cold day), she explained she was going to be very busy in the morning so "would it be all right for us to have a continental breakfast in the morning as early as possible?" .We grudgingly accepted, and chose porridge as a compromise. Not the best start !!

Next morning (after breakfast) about 8:45 am the electricity went off.Luckily we were about ready to leave for the day so we weren't particularly worried. Susan explained it has happened before and should come back on in a few hours or so.

When we returned late afternoon the power was still off and i had to persuade Susan to telephone the electricity company to find out what the situation was. I honestly don't think she wanted to do this , saying to me " Oh, they'll only pass me on to someone else and I'll be going round in a circle."
Obviously we couldn't stay there with no electricity supply - it was freezing cold for a start ! , so while she was on the phone we decided to start packing our bags as it looked like the power was going to stay off the rest of the day.
Susan told us they couldn't tell her when the power was coming back on ( it was about 5pm by now) so we left there and then to find alternative accommodation for 2 nights.
We drove down to Rye and luckily managed to book into a pub.

All a shame really, obviously it was not Susan's fault that the electricity went off, but i did feel she wasn't pro-active enough in getting us the information we required and let herself down really.

To end on a positive note - the Red Lion pub just up the street was really good with lovely meals by a cracking log fire !

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hywel_smith
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Capital0608, Public Relations Manager at Tudor Cottage Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 16 April 2013
Dear Mr Smith,

We share your disappointment and frustration with the national grid. Unfortunately we are powerless, quite literally sometimes, to do anything about it. If only it was as simple as making a call to the electricity company.The power was off throughout one half of the high street, these things happen to us all from time to time.

It is a great shame that you were unable to stay under more favourable circumstances, so that you could enjoy the full Tudor Cottage experience, as so many others have.

I do hope that you one day you may return.
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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

Stayed overnight as eating at the West House - directly opposite from the restaurant which was extremely convenient. No problem having a key to come in later as we had a late booking to eat. Beautiful house and immaculately clean. We were visiting as a group of friends and took 3 bedrooms, all of us found it very comfortable, clean and Susan very welcoming. Breakfast was lovely too andwe loved the little touches of the dainty china and condiment jars etc.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Maureen I
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Additional Information about Tudor Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Property: Tudor Cottage Bed and Breakfast
Address: 25 High Street, Biddenden TN27 8AL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Biddenden
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Biddenden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Tudor Cottage Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tudor Cottage is a delightful bed and breakfast situated in the heart of Biddenden village, surrounded by the beauty of the Kentish Wealden countryside and close to numerous market towns such as Tenterden, Cranbrook and Rye. The property is a wonderful example of original Tudor architecture, dating back to the late 1500's. Standing attractively in the high street, Tudor Cottage combines the character of the period with modern comfort and amenities.Below its beautiful beams and hung tile roof are four well appointed bedrooms, complete with en-suite bathrooms and modern luxuries. We offer a perfect location from which to visit the various local castles, historic homes and splendid gardens in the area. As a guest of Tudor Cottage you are invited to enjoy its restful charm and homely atmosphere. ... more   less 
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