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Front view of cottages set in a courtyard
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Front view of cottages set in a courtyard
Secluded rear garden of cottages with their private terraces, with shade from the old mulberry tree Luxury bathroom with walk-in shower and fluffy towels
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14 reviews
Front view of cottages set in a courtyard
Secluded rear garden of cottages with their private terraces, with shade from the old mulberry tree
Luxury bathroom with walk-in shower and fluffy towels
Fully fitted oak kitchen with all mod-cons!
Sitting room opening onto courtyard
Time to relax and enjoy the great British summer!
The old barn with it's summer flowers
Time for that leisurely breakfast
Duck to go through the door onto your terrace!
A basket of organic goodies to welcome you to the cottage
Looking in from the front door
Fragrant roses and old garden tools
Dedicated private parking
Summer colours in the courtyard
Lie in bed and look onto the garden
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Canterbury, Kent, England

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Excellent - based on 14 reviews
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SMS93
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fantastic!!”
Reviewed June 21, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

The property is superb, a real pleasure to stay in. Bathroom is fresh and clean, Kitchen has all mod cons, Living area is very confortable and the bed very comfortable.

The hosts are very welcoming, friendly and relaxed. They include a small hamper of wine, strawberries, jam and biscuits. Wonderful!

The location is perfect for all the easy Kent highlights - Canterbury, Dover Castle, Battle of Britain memorial, Richborough Roman fort, Riculver, Sandwich, Herne Bay etc.etc.

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Liked best: Everything - kitchen facilities, Living Area, Bathroom
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Jun 27, 2016
So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, we always try to make your visit as enjoyable and relaxed as possible. You certainly got around!
Let's hope we see you again. Thank you for your kind words
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Nick S
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“A bijou cottage in a beautiful location”
Reviewed May 17, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Gardener's Cottage is relatively small but very comfortable, welcoming and well appointed. It is located within the beautiful grounds of the owners' house and to the rear there is a sheltered patio overlooking a lovely garden. Just outside the property are bus stops with busses to the beautiful City of Canterbury or the stunningly attractive town of Sandwich. There is a great deal to see and do in this beautiful part of Kent and the Gardener's Cottage provides the other ingredients of a relaxing and enjoyable holiday - perfect.

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Liked best: Overall ambience and nearby bus stops
Liked least: Local pub isn't very nice
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
May 18, 2016
Thank you Nick, we always try our best to make our guests as comfortable and relaxed as possible! We are very fortunate to have the bus stops just outside, many of our guests avoid the hassle of finding parking places and expensive parking fees by going by bus.
So glad you enjoyed your "trip down memory lane", Kind regards, Anne
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Inara B
Riga, Latvia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very nice, clean, cozy, good location if you have a car”
Reviewed May 1, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Very nice, clean, cozy, good location if you have a car and want to discover Kent and surroundings. The owners are nice and obliging. A bit confusing was to carry and leave the deposit, we are trying to use more credit cards not banknotes (simply it was first time while we are traveling around the UK for the 7 years). May be there where problems before us but OK, the rules are the rules. Anyway the stay was pleasant and discrete. We suggest this experience and suggest this holiday rental to everybody who wants to go to Kent.

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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 17, 2016
Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure to meet you both. The refundable damage/loss deposit is a bit awkward when it comes to changing currencies through the bank. They charge me £15 to refund the deposit, so with overseas visitors, we ask for the deposit in cash. Let's hope the banks reduce this charge! I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Curlys99
Alton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect stay”
Reviewed April 15, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We had originally looked at staying in the stables, but when we went to book, only the Gardners cottage was free. It was perfect for us. It has a lovely cosy feel, but with plenty of room. Very clean, every modern convenience and we loved getting to grips with the coffee machine and grinder! Just the thing to set us up for the day. Anne has the knack of thinking of everything you may need...even to the reading glasses in the draw!
Would recommend and location for us was excellent to visit all the sites around. We look forward to a return.

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Liked best: High quality, high standard
Liked least: We had to leave!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 1, 2015
Thank you for your kind remarks. The bean to cup coffee machines are new this year - we like to think of something new each year to build on the success of the cottages. We hope to see you both again.
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Rebecca K
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“relaxing, rejuvenating, place to stay.”
Reviewed April 4, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

The gardeners cottage was just what was needed, for a relaxing rejuvenating holiday.
The cottage, was beautifully set out, clean, and everything was provided. in a lovely part of the country.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 1, 2015
Thank you so much for your kind comments, it was a pleasure to meet you both. We try to think of everything that you might need to make your stay easy and comfortable.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
tracy h
Letchworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Beautiful and peaceful”
Reviewed September 29, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We would like to thank Anne and Rob for their warm welcome to the cottage. The cottage is beautiful and set in a very pretty setting. The cottage is well equipped with everything you could need. A modern kitchen, bathroom and a very comfy bed. The cottage is located in the perfect area for access to Dover, Deal, Canterbury etc. We found the area very peaceful and quiet I have to give this cottage 10/10 as it was perfect for us. Once again thanks to Anne and Rob for making our stay perfect.

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Liked best: The prettyness of the cottage and its setting
Liked least: Nothing as it was perfect
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 8, 2014
We try to make all our guests feel welcome, and try to tread the line between trying to be helpful and welcoming and not intrusive! It was a pleasure to meet you both and hope to see you again.
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MarieJose...
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic cottage in Kent”
Reviewed August 8, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Gardners Cottage in Shatterling was everything I was looking for on our holiday to England. It is situated in a lovely garden with many extra comforts that made our stay memorable. The cottage was clean, well furnished and had many extras - lots of hangers for clothes, many extras in the kitchen, a lovely outdoor area for relaxing, good internet access, comfortable bed.

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Liked best: The cottage was exactly as described, very comfortable, friendly hosts, beautiful setting
Liked least: Not be able to pay using a credit card
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Oct 8, 2014
we find that internet access is important to everyone these days, so put boosters in the cottages as we are in the country and the internet used to drop out. Everyone says how comfortable the beds are… we have tried to make the cottages as user-friendly as possible!
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