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“Delightful, relaxing, immaculate”
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Boonshill Farm
Ranked #4 of 4 Iden B&B and Inns
Harwich, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Delightful, relaxing, immaculate”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

A beautiful house in an idyllic setting, so quiet and peaceful, the perfect place to relax.
We stayed here for a night in late May and enjoyed every second.

Lisette was a lovely host and made us feel welcome and relaxed.

We stayed in the double room which had a large and very comfortable bed with lovely soft linen.
It is a large room with lovely views across the garden and fields, not forgetting the sheep!

The bathroom is truly enormous, simply but beautifully finished, with a large roll top bath and an extremely large walk-in shower.

The bathroom, like the bedroom was spotlessly clean.

The very quiet location led to a wonderfully peaceful and comfortable nights sleep before enjoying breakfast downstairs.

There was plenty on offer ranging from cereals and fruit through to a full English breakfast made with top class produce.

Staying here was fantastic and not to be missed, we will certainly go back.

Room Tip: There are only 2 rooms available and both are excellent.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

a very nice ancient old house/ farm. you live in older freshly redecorated rooms. typical english breakfast is mandantory :) we really liked and loved it.
Lisette also makes her own soap and hand moistorising créms.
The farm is sorrounded by wonderfull landscape and it is ever so quite and comfortable.
Thanks for a lovely time on your premises.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Boonshill Farm for my birthday weekend treat and were not disappointed. The house is perfectly positioned about five minutes drive from Rye, but in the secluded countryside. The grounds surrounding the house were absolutely beautiful and perfectly maintained - we loved the sheep just beyond the fence, the chickens and geese and the incredibly friendly cat in the garden. The king size bedroom was a haven! Beautifully decorated and lovingly restored, the exposed beams and wooden floorboards added to the character and charm. The bed was very comfortable and we enjoyed two of our most relaxing night's sleep in a long time! Our bathroom was huge! The rolltop bath was very comfortable and the walk in shower was quite simply pure luxury. I really loved Lisette's handmade soaps in the bathroom - this I thought was a particularly nice added touch. The breakfast was delicious and Lisette really did make us feel at home. We loved her very friendly dogs wandering in and out of the kitchen for occasional attention. All in all, a wonderful weekend escape and we will definitely be back!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
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Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely stunning setting, incredibly beautiful house which has been restored & decorated to an exceptional standard : Lisette clearly has a very good eye & fantastic taste! The rooms are spacious, luxurious & relaxing, very comfy bed, wonderful peace & quiet.
Lisette was very welcoming & made us feel at home, the perfect hostess. Breakfast was very yummy : the perfect English cooked breakfast especially the eggs from the farm's hens. The household pets are friendly & the gardens beautiful ... We cannot fault Boonshillfarm, certainly one of the loveliest places we have stayed : basically we want to move in!

  • Stayed April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

When we got to Rye, it was cold and windy and we weren't sure about our decision to stay a few miles outside, at Iden. We just wanted to settle in with a cup of tea. However, when we made the short journey to Lisette's absolutely beautiful home (just like stepping into the set of Pride and Prejudice), we were so glad we chose it. Lisette is the ex creative director of the gorgeous Petersham Nurseries at Richmond, and her designer's eye for detail shows everywhere, from the roll-top bath in what must be the biggest bathroom in East Sussex, to the soft white bedding and scented diffuser in our room. She is also a generous host and a great cook. We stayed with our son, and are looking forward to an excuse to go back by ourselves. Imagine if Elizabeth Bennet's home had walk-in showers: like that.

Room Tip: We had the double room, with a little bed for our son, and loved it.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Cordoba, Argentina
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

Our neighbours in Argentina strongly recommended Boonshill Farm B&B and it proved to be the nicest place we stayed at on our holiday round the U.K. The 17th century house is full of character and charm. The gardens are superb and the far reaching views unique. Our bedrooms and bathrooms were large and extremly comfortable. Lisette is a wonderful hostess and the breakfast was healthy and plentiful. We indulged in fruit compote with berries from the garden and yoghurt, cereals, fruits and the most delicious cooked breakfast.

The area is also well worth a visit with plenty of walks and places to see!

Room Tip: No fitness center or pool but could not untick the boxes. Who needs them when you have cambersands f...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Welwyn
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Quiet location and big, clean bedroom. We thought it would benefit from complimentary toiletries in the bathroom and brighter bedside lights as the current ones are too dim for reading. The medium sized bath towels were air dried and stiff and it would have been nice for each of us to have a second towel. There is no wifi available. We were asked if we wanted cooked breakfast when we arrived; it didn't occur to us that there wouldn't be a menu the next morning. We came down to find Lisette was already frying our breakfast and I had to ask her to stop as I am unable to eat fried food. Fortunately Lisette said it was no problem to grill tomatoes and cook scrambled eggs but the portion was small - just 3 cherry tomatoes. I thought our stay was overpriced. However the house is beautifully decorated, you can tell Lisette has an eye for interior design.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Boonshill Farm
Address: Boonsfield Farm Grove Lane, Iden, Rye TN31 7QA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Rye > Iden
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Iden
Number of rooms: 16
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Boonshill Farm Iden, Rye

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