This is a comfortable, relaxing bed and breakfast with clean, luxurious rooms and beautiful views of the intricate garden, golf course, and the english channel in the distance. Each room had en suite bathrooms which were good sized and well decorated. Beds were comfortable, there was an electric kettle, tea bags, and milk in the fridge in the room so tea and coffee at any time of the day or night! We arrived quite a bit later than expected and our hosts were very cheerful and accommodating, offering us tea and home made scones. There is a menu of breakfast foods in the room which you use to select choices for the following morning and leave out before bed so they know what to get ready for morning. It is a 'green' b and b, nothing goes to waste here, and eggs come straight from the chickens in the garden. The two rooms are across from each other with a large open landing in between where the breakfast table is housed. It was a great arrangement for us as we were taking my mother on a mini vacation and so our rooms were close and we could go in and out and have breakfast together as we were the only guests in the house. Almost home from home! No fresh fruit in the mornings, but fruit compote (stewed) available. I think bananas, or apples on the table would have been nice. However, lots of toast, eggs, cereals and tea, and a very attentive host serving us from a downstairs kitchen. He must keep very fit going up and down those stairs.
The location of this b and b is really perfect for seeing this particular area of Kent. It is a very short distance from Walmer castle, and lots of other attractions. We went into Canterbury on a park and ride (20 minutes or so), saw Dover Castle, the White Cliffs, and walked down the hill to St. Margaret's Bay where there is a very nice pub. The walking possibilities are endless and I'd love to come back and spend more time exploring. Very much recommended.
- Also Known As:
- Gardeners Rest B&B Deal, Kent
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Designed & constructed to high standard by owners. Winner, Best B&B Southeast 2008. 5 Stars Gold Award.Breakfast Award, Local and home baked/grown ingredients from 1 Acre Garden, Independant Newspaper voted Best 50 B&Bs in UK. Peaceful edge of village location on Kent Coast, White cliffs Of Dover. Saxon Shoreway.Area Outstanding Natural Beauty. Local pubs serving food.Walkers/cyclists welcome. Good touring base. Local knowledge. ... more less