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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Bethersden, Kent, England

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Sarah J
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“Darling Buds of May Farm”
Reviewed September 13, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

My partner and I stayed at the Darling Buds of May Farm during the latter part of August and we had the most fantastic stay! Everything was taken care of and we really felt part of the whole 'Darling Buds' experience. Although I never watched the series myself, my partner Ian absolutely loved the programme and he felt privileged to be able to stay in the actual Oast House that formed part of the filming. This place is highly recommended for anyone wanting to experience quality, comfort and relaxation with a twist of contemporary style set in a idyllic setting.

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Liked best: The idyllic setting and tranquility
Liked least: The traffic on the M25 on the way down to the farm
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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“5 star effort 3 star comfort”
Reviewed August 26, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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First thing to say is that the staff and especially Damian the manger could not be more friendly and efficient very welcoming and always there to help, there has obviously been a lot of thought and effort into providing equipment - the kitchen particularly could hardly be better supplied with cutlery crockery etc and probably the most efficient dishwasher I have ever come across! Strangely no washing machine not a problem if you are there for a long weekend but for a longer stay possibly a nuisance although again Damian provided the answer by giving us use of the machine in the main house. Also the quality of the bed linen and towels were excellent sadly the same could not be said for the pillows which we all found ended up looking like flat pancakes by the morning! The beds themselves also comfortable but even for the smallest of our party rather narrow at 2'6" (could be made into doubles but again would be small but maybe we have been too used to king size). Four bedrooms all with en suite certainly great if you have a full party and nice touch to have TV and hairdryers in all bedrooms should be said that maximum use of space has been made and the three downstairs bedrooms are cosy Premier Inn size rather than spacious. There is a larger bedroom on the 3rd floor with very pleasant view over the garden to the paddock which has plenty of wildlife to watch. There is a large garden for your use at the rear with picnic tables and decking and big grassed area for little ones to play in. On the second floor the open plan dining/lounge/kitchen has a good size table and 8 chairs as previously mentioned very well equipped digital TV and DVD there is free WiFi which was rather flaky when we were there but is being sorted out apparently. Plenty of parking room and acres of land to wander around with ponds and dykes so be careful if in charge of little folk who will also love the duck tribe that soon get the idea that you provide a free meal ticket if you start feeding them. Biggest disappointment was that during our stay there was a lot of building work going on where other building are being renovated and our expectations of a quiet country holiday were disturbed by power tools and cement mixers and much of the surrounding farm yard did look rather like the Larkin's scrap yard - before you book ask if the work has been finished! Good location for many attractions too numerous to mention but do be sure to eat at the Chequers in High Halden and to take a trip on the Kent & East Sussex Railway. Lastly because of the layout of the property be aware this is not suitable for wheel chair users and to some degree any one with more limited mobility and you must have a car.

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Liked best: Location staff and equipment
Liked least: Poor WiFi small beds other building works going on
Traveling group: Extended Family
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