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The Retreat at Witherdens Hall
Ranked #2 of 5 Wingham B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 30, 2011

If I had to mention only one thing about Witherdens Hall I would choose to speak about "positive energy". This cannot be improvised or faked, and is given by a wide array of elements, that need to coexist in one place to create a feeling of harmony.

Witherdens all encompasses many of these elements, just to mention some: nature, care, space and silence.

- Nature. The settings of Witherdens Hall are splendid, wide open fields surround the house, and the presence of animals at a short distance from the courtyard gives the guests a feeling of liveliness.

-Care. Tthe owner is genuinely interested in the well being and comfort of her guests.
Great attention has been spent to make sure the guests are comfortable, understood and looked after.

- Space. The internal space of the accommodation and the surroundings are harmonious and provide a good refuge from the cluttered and noisy city life.

- Silence. Because of its settings Witherdens Hall provides the quietest and peaceful environment, that allows deep relaxation.

I was there for 3 days with my husband and my children, we all had a great and relaxing family time, we didn't use any of the SPA treatments, perhaps a treat to keep for our next visit.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 30, 2011

Under 2 hours drive from London this is the perfect place to get away from it all and for rest and relaxation.

Situated in the countryside with several farm shops nearby the cottage is beautifully decorated and very comfortable with plenty of magazines, books, DVDs etc to keep you entertained if required. On site is also a heat room and Louise the owner suggests a number of local people to contact for any treatment you desire such as massage, Reiki treatment etc.

Also nearby is the local Gibson's farm shop and cafe which I would highly recommend visiting. There are plenty of walks too.

Great 3 day break.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 17, 2011

The Retreat was warm, welcoming, spotlessly clean and well organised. With no plans for the weekend, the sun came out and we took each day as it came, walked through the countryside, found an amazing pub 5 mins away for dinner, and stocked up with local produce at the nearby farm shop....left feeling fully recharged for the week ahead.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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DragonKing'sDaughter, Owner at The Retreat at Witherdens Hall, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2011

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of Witherdens Hall. It takes a lot of time and passion to create what we hope is a wonderful experience for all our guests, so it makes our hearts sing and it feel all worthwhile to get lovely feedback.

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Reviewed April 11, 2011

Thank you so much for my downtime at Witherdens Hall. Louise is a charming host and most helpful from telling me about the local surrounds, Farm Shops and villages to advising where was good for me to run. I visited on my own for some much needed rest and relaxation. I had some treatments with Marilyn who lives nearby who has a warm and caring spirit. The Cottage is wonderful in a peaceful location, the Main House and grounds are very easy on the eye and extremely well maintained and a joy to be around. The surrounding countryside is perfect for walking running or just being.

The wonderful breakfast mmm Organic Muesli, Fresh Eggs, Organic Jam and oh please lets not talk about the bread it was absolutely delicious....I've never eaten so much bread in my life….just melt in the mouth.

I would most certainly go again and perhaps if I am not feeling too selfish I will bring someone with me:-) to share such a wonderful place.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled solo
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DragonKing'sDaughter, Owner at The Retreat at Witherdens Hall, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2011

Thank you so much for your lovely review - we really appreciate guests taking the time out from their busy lives to write something about their stay here at Witherdens Hall. Your comments will really help people get more of a flavour of what it is like to stay here.

And I am so glad you had a good time and that the advice we gave was helpful for your stay. And yes, I agree about the bread - we buy it from the local organic farm shop and bake it ourselves. It's one of the reasons I'm never going to be a size 10 (or a size 12 or 14 for that matter!)

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Reviewed April 6, 2011

I arrived very stressed out after a frantic business week. From the moment I arrived I felt transported into a world of calm. The family are lovely and not intrusive. I managed to get masses of sleep and lots of thinking and perspective. It is a wonderful old building full of tradition, yet extremely comfortable and quiet except for the birdsong and I recommend it highly.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 12, 2011

If you are looking for somewhere tranquil with space to reflect and rejuvinate then this is the place to go. From the minute you arrive the lovely Louise and her family will go out of their way to ensure you have the kind of stay you are looking for. We didn't want to leave and can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: February 2011
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DragonKing'sDaughter, Owner at The Retreat at Witherdens Hall, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2011

Thank you so much for your lovely recommendation.

We know how precious people's leisure time is, so we do our utmost to make sure that a guest's stay in The Retreat is as perfect as it can possibly be.

Thank you for coming and thank you also for booking to come again in April. The garden should be looking stunning and the pool will be heated, so that's an added bonus!

warmest wishes

Louise and Craig Chester

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Reviewed February 8, 2011

Just loved going back to the Retreat a second time. It was even more enjoyable this time.....this time did manage to go the lovely farm shop nearby within perfect walking distance-just refreshing!

It was just what I wanted after an exhausting but life changing personal development course- time and space to sleep and eat healthily. And Louise and Craig are such an amazing, thoughtful couple!

I'm so glad to have found a haven so close to London, where I know I'll find peace and quiet every time. If you must visit one retreat this year, make it Witherdens Hall!

  • Stayed: February 2011
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DragonKing'sDaughter, Owner at The Retreat at Witherdens Hall, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2011

Dear Anney,

Thank you for your lovely review. It is a total pleasure to have you stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again in April. It's even nicer here when the weather is warm - you wait til you have the pool to use as well as the Spa!

Warmest wishes,

Louise

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Address: Witherdens Hall Popsall Lane, Wingham, Canterbury CT3 1AT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Canterbury > Wingham
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Wingham
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Retreat offers an entirely bespoke experience in a beautiful and tranquil setting.• Perfect for a family holiday or a place to just get away from it all. The Retreat Cottage boasts magnet a therapy bed and Jacuzzi style bath along with Egyptian cotton sheets, fluffy robes and Neal's Yard lotions and potions. The kitchen is fully equipped and the sitting room is light, airy and very comfortable. The Chillspace MiniSpa with far infrared sauna, steam cabinet and massage chair is available to guests as are a wide range of treatments from one of our fabulous therapists. The outdoor pool is also available to guests in the warmer months. Beautiful walks and beaches nearby as well as sites of historic interest.• Witherdens Hall is accessible by car or train with local amenities only a short drive or walk away. ... more   less 
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