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“The perfect b & b!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gable Cottage B& B

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Gable Cottage B& B
Ranked #1 of 8 Gillingham B&B and Inns
Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“The perfect b & b!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

We stayed at Gable Cottage for 3 nights and it was absolutely perfect! Idyllic location, gorgeous room, beautiful character cottage and the most perfect hosts, Lorna & Carl were so friendly and welcoming, they made our stay a real pleasure. We would highly recommend Gable Cottage and will definitely return. The pub at the end of the lane does fantastic food - nearly as good as Lorna & Carl's cooked breakfast, they cater for everyone, it was great as a vegetarian to be offered a cooked breakfast. We will look forward to visiting again soon, thank you Lorna & Carl x

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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lorna J, Owner at Gable Cottage B& B, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thank You..look forward to welcoming you again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

We really loved our stay at Gable B&B and would definitely recommend it to others. Lorna and Carl were very friendly and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble, especially the breakfasts which were varied and delicious. The room was pretty, comfortable and very clean and it had a lovely new en-suite with character. It is very well situated for exploring Dorset. We particularly loved Shaftesbury which was only 5 minutes drive away. We would recommend the 1/2 minute walk in the evening to the pub at the end of their lane - delicious food :) We really liked this part of Dorset and hope to stay again sometime soon :)

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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lorna J, Owner at Gable Cottage B& B, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
So glad you you were comfortable.Hope to see you again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

My partner and I stayed for two nights while visiting family in the Gillingham area and we do not have a bad word to say about this place. Lorna and Carl (owners), were very tentative to all of our needs and enjoyed a few lengthy chats over a brew with them both durning our stay. There is a very homely and warm feeling in this cottage, which is helped by the friendly owners. Their son Stanley was also very helpful as Porter, helping us to our room with our bags. The room was excellent and decorated to a very high standard with the most comfortable bed and stylish en-suite. We will definitely recommend Gable Cottage to my friends and family and look forward to our next stay.

  • Stayed February 2013
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lorna J, Owner at Gable Cottage B& B, responded to this review, 22 February 2013
Thank you so much for a great review, we hope to see you again. All the best
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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2013

Lorna and Carl were just so kind and genuine people. They ensured we had a lovely time during our 3 nights with them. Our room was warm and cosy, and the bed was superbly comfortable! The ensuite bathroom was lovely and newly installed to a high standard.
It's a beautiful rural location but very close to all amenities of Gillingham and Shaftesbury.
Breakfast was delicious and offered a great choice. The fresh coffee was excellent too!
Young son Stanley was a great help with our cases!
All in all, a very enjoyable and memorable experience and we would certainly recommend this as lovely place to stay!

Room Tip: Both rooms were of excellent standard. One has a balcony which would be superb in the summer.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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lorna J, Owner at Gable Cottage B& B, responded to this review, 22 February 2013
It was lovely to have you to stay. We wish you the best of luck and hope to see you again.
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2013

We stayed 2 nights in this lovely B & B. A wonderful welcome with a pot of tea and a chat, while the owners son took our bags to our room. It was a beautiful room with a very comfortable large bed and and the en-suite had a huge shower. The breakfast was fantastic and plenty on offer.
All in all a great stay. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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lorna J, Owner at Gable Cottage B& B, responded to this review, 5 February 2013
Thank you for leaving such a lovely review, we hope to see you again.Good Luck!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

Enjoyed a restful and welcoming two day stay just after Christmas. Our room was gorgeous, with the biggest, most comfortable bed we have ever had. We were made to feel very welcome by Lorna and Carl and nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was delicious, organic and locally sourced - a real treat. If you want a quiet and stylish place to stay, this is by far the best in the Gillingham area. We will be returning soon.

  • Stayed December 2012
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3 Thank menorcalover
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lorna J, Owner at Gable Cottage B& B, responded to this review, 5 February 2013
Sorry for the delay in replying. It was lovely having you to stay and we hope to see the 3 of you next time, if not before.
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Additional Information about Gable Cottage B& B

Property: Gable Cottage B& B
Address: Gable Cottage The Common | East Stour, Gillingham SP8 5NB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Gillingham
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Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Gillingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The cottage is situated in a quiet no-through lane just 3 miles from Shaftesbury Hilltop Town, famously know for the Hovis advert, just 2 miles from Gillingham (mainline station) and 2 mins walk from The Kings Arms Pub. There are many walks and cycling routes from the lane also National Trust Properties a short drive away. The cottage has 2 en-suite rooms available both with attractive views of the Dorset countryside. We grow our own veg, fruit, herbs, bake bread, make preserves and use very local produce. ... more   less 
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Gable Cottage B& B Dorset/Gillingham

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