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“Idyllic retreat”
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Challock, Kent, England

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Minxykar
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Idyllic retreat”
Reviewed 23 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

WOW, where to start, having looked on google maps at the local area we knew Oak Cottage would be peaceful but it was beyond our expectations.

Upon arrival Nigel greeted us & showed us to and around the cottage, in mid June the gorgeous scented flowers were in full bloom and the perfume on the warm air was quite something.

The cottage was perfect, the layout was spot on and everything had been thought of, we mentioned our thanks to Nigel as some places we have been are grubby and we have cleaned everything before use but there was NO need for this in Oak Cottage.

The furniture was also gorgeous, we loved the coffee table in the lounge, and the bed was so comfortable and the amount of space in the rooms was fab.

The setting was totally amazing, so quiet but help available if we needed it, lovely animals, geese, chooks, cows and some great wildlife, we sat on the lake jetty and watched the swallows feeding quite a few times. We saw Buzzards, Kestrels, Dragonflies and loads of bees - so good to see.

We loved it so much we booked again on our last night to come back in August!

Challock is a lovely area and we did plenty of walking.

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Liked best: All of it
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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muenster
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“quiet, spacious cottage”
Reviewed 12 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

quiet, spacious, clean, wonderful cottage, good location.Very nice & helpful hosts, showed us around the farm...

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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alhinai20...
Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“very beautiful and clean cottage”
Reviewed 1 April 2015 for a stay in March 2015

It was a great experience for me and my family to stay in such lovely cottage in a farm where the kids enjoy there time.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Dbayliss
Plymouth
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48 reviews
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“Great place to stay”
Reviewed 4 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

This is a great place to stay, Nigel the owner is very welcoming and encourages any children who stay to help feed the animals on the small holding.There are horses, pigs, geese, ducks, chickens and cows and you are welcome to help either first thing in the morning or in the evening. My niece and husband really enjoyed this time.

The accommodation is basic but very comfortable the only down side I would say is that there is no actual conventional oven just two induction hobs and a microwave oven which could grill, cook etc. this is fine if you are a microwave wiz but may find it difficult if your not!!
The shower is electric and isn't very powerful , if you are used to a power shower you may find this a little frustrating.

The location is wonderful and the 2 comments above would certainly not put me off staying again at the location and accommodation is in a perfect spot to visit Kent and London due to the high speed trains from Ashford.

Travelling group: Young Children
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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

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Liked best: Easy to relax
Liked least: Kitchen small - but who cares - on holiday
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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