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Sylvan Cottage

Nackington Road, Canterbury CT4 7AY, England
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Sylvan Cottage
Ranked #18 of 71 Canterbury B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Very accomodating while we were down for a wedding. Even gave us a lift to the train station when we checked out, how many places would do that? Room was very comfortable, and we were even able to get a vegan cooked breakfast Easily the best B&B I have ever stayed at

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
28 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Pretty much the worst thing about this B&B is the website which just doesn't do it justice at all. The property is located on the east side of the road, not the west as google leads you to believe and it is indeed a white house right next to the road. Location is pretty good, easy access, ample parking and... More

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My partner and I usually avoid stopping in B&B's after a few unpleasant experiences. I am pleased to say this was not the case at Sylvan Cottage. The quality of the accommodation was as good as any hotel we have been to and the friendliness of the owner was exceptional. I would have no hesitation in recommending a stay here... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed for just the one night in July 2013 and found the quality of the rooms to be exceptionally high and as mentioned before....the breakfast was great! However, WE found the owner Jac not be that welcoming. In fact we felt that we were a massive inconvenience to her when we arrived. We were offered tea and biscuits, but... More

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sylvanc0ttage, Owner at Sylvan Cottage, responded to this review

We are really pleased that we continue to expand the concept of 'normality' for the critical traveller who chooses to stay with us in our characterful 300 year old home. If we were a predictably 'standard' hotel chain and not a very small business, 'phoning in sick' would have been my option, instead of endeavouring to provide the best possible... More

Crawley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This B&B is a hidden gem and very much a welcoming retreat, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city and a far far cry from the soulless corporate chains of a similar price range. We only stayed one night and were made to feel so welcome and nothing was too much to ask for. Upon arrival we... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I just stayed here for 2 nights, and I must say it wasn't enough. The cottage is lovely, the room is big with an amazing huge shower. Great breakfast and it's just 10 mins by car for Canterbury. Jac is lovely, she gave us great tips and helped us with anything e needed. Much recommended!

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We were attending a wedding just down the road from Sylvan Cottage in early September 2012, and only chose Sylvan initially for it’s incredibly convenient location and decent nightly rate. The standard of accommodation itself was a very welcome surprise and we could not have been happier with the quality of both the property and the service we received from... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We stayed 2 nights for a family wedding in Canterbury, and the location of Sylvan Cottage was perfect as the wedding reception was at Winters Barns - just 2 minutes walk down the road. On our arrival, Jac greeted us with tea and coffee and biscuits - an excellent start! Sylvan Cottage is an immaculately kept B&B. Our ground-floor room... More

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sylvanc0ttage, Owner at Sylvan Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We always do our best to fix things If guests talk to us during their stay about minor adjustments such as bathroom doors, of which we are unaware. More

Leuven, Belgium
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
22 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights, using this wonderful B&B as our base to tour Canterbury and Kent. The owners are great hosts, offered a very generous breakfast, and clearly thought of the needs of families with young children - most of what you could need is available, including lots of Lego! Although you can walk to town, we'd recommend... More

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

This was our 2nd visit and have also recommended family who have also loved it. Nothing bad to say, from ease of booking, lovely room overlooking the garden to fabulous breakfast. The cottage is beautiful, just outside Canterbury (you do need a car) and although on a main road, we weren't aware of the traffic. Jac greeted us with pot... More

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Additional Information about Sylvan Cottage

Address: Nackington Road, Canterbury CT4 7AY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury
Free Parking
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Ranked #18 of 71 B&Bs / Inns in Canterbury
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Share our Country Living recommended 17th-century cottage with inglenooks and beams. Large comfortable beds, and en-suite rooms overlooking our secluded country garden surrounded by fields. Enjoy sizzling English breakfast platters, log fires, real country walks and cycle rides. Take a pleasant walk into Canterbury City Centre or stroll down the road to watch some County Cricket. Escape across the Channel, an easy 20 minute drive away. ... more   less 

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