I stayed over the late bank holiday weekend of May 2014 as a single traveller on a visit to a friend's wedding.
Communication up to my visit was flawless via email and telephone. Alison demonstrated superb customer/guest service professionally but also took enough interest to make my own visit as easy and enjoyable as possible. For example, before my arrival she took the effort to get taxi quotes to the wedding venue without my asking of her and with extreme kindness offered me a lift to the location for a fraction of the commercial rates.
On arrival to the railway station she also arranged a collection for me back to her bed and breakfast which saved arranging further transport (from a small but quite remote railway station).
The accommodation was presented fantastically from the exterior in the beautiful Kent Downs with plenty of open spaces surrounding the bed and breakfast.
Inside was kept just as well from the expectations already set from the exterior. A very welcoming home with the upstairs reserved mainly for guests staying at the Barn B and B which featured an open landing with sofas, maps, books and abundancies of DVD's for guests to enjoy.
The room I was allocated was very well maintained, furnished to the right level of homliness, with a varied and well stocked tea tray with more than the usual selection of biscuits/drinks etc. Alison was also very kind to always be more than happy to provide fresh milk if desired.
The room was not ensuite but there was a more than big enough bathroom just off the bedroom from the corridor. Shower robes and clean towels were provided along with handsoaps/bodywashes.
The room I stayed in for 3 nights was towards the rear of the barn which overlooked the large maintained garden and stables with Ponies in. Although not dead silent the room at night was more than suffcient to have a good nights rest. (Some noise was present from adjacent guests).
Breakfast was served in a beautiful room downstairs set for guests over a large table. There was plenty of fresh choice of fruits/cereals and yoghurts ready and Alison was more than happy to cook a hot breakfast as required in the mornings.
Overall, I felt more than welcome staying in this bed and breakfast which is obviously lovingly cared for as a personal business by Alison. I appreciated the interest Alison took in my visit and the effort she went to keeping it enjoyable. Fortunately, the weather was dry during my visit as it was a pleasant 20 minute walk to the closet pub/shops for evening food. If otherwise staying with a car or transport this may open up a few more opportunities further afield than what I could manage with public transport.
I honestly don't know how I could suggest any improvements. Would definitely recommend without hestitation.
Thank you very much Alison.
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