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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Canterbury, Kent, England

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Kevin0000...
Beziers, France
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The best self-catering accommodation ever!”
Reviewed January 1, 2013 for a stay in December 2012

Peaceful location, spacious, extremely comfortable, beautifully furnished, very well equipped. In short, a perfect spot for a wonderful break. We shall undoubtedly return.

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Liked best: The extremely comfortable living room, wood burner and large screen TV with no noise from the kids!
Liked least: the internet connection was not good (needed as I was working most days of our visit).
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Pamsend
London, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“a beautiful country home conveniently located in the idyllic Kent countryside”
Reviewed December 6, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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The Hayloft is a spacious, comfortable, high-end country home in the beautiful Kent countryside. This former stable has been thoughtfully and tastefully renovated. Everything from the furnishings to the appliances and fixtures is top-quality creating an elegant but relaxing cottage atmosphere. Richard and Lindsay, the owners, are very welcoming, friendly and happy to answer any questions about the area and offer restaurant and shopping recommendations. We stayed at the Hayloft for a week in early September and it was a wonderful home away from home (Canada) and only a short jaunt into Canterbury. We also enjoyed some day trips to Dover and some of the other coastal towns. In short, top notch accomodation in a scenic and convenient location. We shall return!

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Liked best: Everything was great!
Liked least: No complaints
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Fleet79
Kent
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“What a wonderful place!”
Reviewed October 30, 2012 for a stay in October 2012

I recently came back from a weekend away with some girl friends for a birthday celebration and a wonderful weekend was had by all!

From the second we saw the exterior we knew it would be lovely and we weren't disappointed. Everything inside the property from the furniture to the crockery was of extremely high standard and it provided every home comfort you could possibly want. So much so, we had intended to spend Saturday in Canterbury but couldn't bear to drag ourselves away from the luxurious surroundings and dvds and board games provided!

The moment we drove out the drive, I missed it and we have already started to plan our return trip!

The five star rating this property has does not do it justice, its a 10 star by my reckoning!

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NinaWx
Galway, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Magnificent, excellent”
Reviewed September 30, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

This is a magnificent holiday house. Everything has been carefully considered to present a holiday house that offers the visitor a superbly comfortable stay. The owners visited to welcome us, brought us goodies from their garden. We loved our stay, have stayed before and will definitely be back. We cannot recommend this rental highly enough.

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Liked best: The warm ambience of the house
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Tiffany29
London
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wonderful Accommodation”
Reviewed April 20, 2012 for a stay in April 2012
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Have just returned from a four night stay at the Hayloft. The location is excellent for getting out and about - Canterbury with it's Cathedral is within twenty minutes drive, and there are so many attractions we didn't have time for we will have to return. The Hayloft itself is lovely - warm and inviting; as was the welcome from Richard and Lindsay. The beds were wonderfully comfortable and there was every creature comfort - would certainly stay again as we loved it (despite the dreadful weather we have just experienced).

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Liked best: The way it felt like home as soon as we arrived.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
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Rhonda020...
Rochester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The Dartford Dolls”
Reviewed February 7, 2012 for a stay in February 2012

What a fab weekend we have just spent relaxing at this fabulous accommodation. We are 6 girls of 50 who have been friends since secondary school (for those who cant count that is about 35 years +). The Hayloft is very impressive upon arrival and we were not disappointed with inside the building. Everything you will need is supplied even down to dishwasher tablets, buckets and spaded should you wish to go to the beach! A fully equipped lodging with superb surroundings. Beautiful bedrooms, lounge area with log fire which is so warming when cold outside.

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Liked best: The whole package cannot pick anything in particular
Liked least: Having to leave on Sunday morning!
Traveling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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lisylouHe...
Herne Bay
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
101 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
“Beautiful barn full of character”
Reviewed February 5, 2012 for a stay in February 2012

We have just returned from a wonderful weekend at The Hayloft Barn. What a stunning venue in a beautiful countryside setting. Fabulous local walks and village pub. We celebrated 39 years of friendship as six girls and had a PJ weekend. We took our own food and drink and had an amazing time. Richard and Lindsey are the perfect hosts and nothing is too much trouble. The barn is completely self sufficient with a wonderful burning wood fire (please don't go out and leave it on a big mistake that unfortunately we made). The underfloor heating makes the accommodation a wonderfully cosy place and the kitchen is wonderful to cook, eat and celebrate with a glass of wine and a good old chat around the table. Beautiful bedrooms with lovely bathroom facilities. The location is very close to the coast, Canterbury City Centre and local motorway route. I would definitely recommend this beautiful barn in a fabulous location for a weekend or longer, it was absolutely perfect thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to share your holiday home and take away so many happy and special memories even further into our friendship. We have decided that we will have a reunion at The Hayloft every year to celebrate our friendship.

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Liked best: The beautiful location
Traveling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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