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“Peaceful Kent Countryside”
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Challock, Kent, England

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Geoff B
Warminster, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Peaceful Kent Countryside”
Reviewed April 13, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We recently stayed in Oak Cottage for a long weekend. The owners are very welcoming and provided comprehensive pre visit directions, help and guidance which made life much easier. The cottage is spacious and comfortable with plenty of room. The facilities were absolutely fine and we were able to cook. The location is ideal set in the Kent countryside with lovely views. It is a good starting point for touring Kent with easy access from Rye right round the coast to Whitstable and the Isle of Sheppey.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 25, 2017
Thank you for your kind review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Oak cottage.

Do come again

Nigel and Wendy
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Reviewed April 3, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

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Management Response
May 25, 2017
Thank you for your kind review of Oak cottage. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and it was lovely to meet you and your family.
We will look in to the issue with the shower to provide a better alternative

Nigel and Wendy
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meepster2...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice cottage conveniently located”
Reviewed March 20, 2017 for a stay in March 2017
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Myself and friends have been to a lot of cottages and this one was quite good. Nigel was very efficient in communicating with me via email before our arrival.

Getting there was slightly complex but the directions sent by Nigel really helped. The cottage is located fairly close to good Kent spots. It took us 20 minutes to get to Leeds Castle and 45 minutes to Dover Castle. Canterbury is not far either so the location is really quite nice.

The actual cottage was not quite what we expected from the pictures. For example, the nice rug you see in the living room is not there so it's wood floors and stone in the kitchen area. As it was March it was quite cold and the heating upstairs is good as it;s a radiator but downstairs is not so great as it's an air blowing unit which was noisy...

The kitchen space is very tight so if you're big on cooking you may find it hard. All the appliances were in a good state but the space is very limiting.

The shower was not amazing if we're honest. It's electric which is great but does go cold as you wash so can be an unexpected surprise.

The rooms upstairs are very cosy. The main bedroom is very spacious. Worth noting that the 2nd bedroom goes through the main bedroom which was not 100% clear form the pictures, So people staying in the 2nd bedroom would have to essentially walk through the main one to get downstairs. It was not an issue for us but worth noting.

Nigel was good at greeting us and showing us around. We had a couple of questions which were answered. The surrounding area has some nice walks and there are chickens and ducks and dogs wondering around.

Sadly the view from our window was not as great as we expected but it was due to re innovation work being undertaken to make a nice garden for all your future visitors. There will also be a hot tub soon! Or so we were told...

There is also a small pond which was lovely.

Overall a good stay. We were left to ourselves and it's a nice quiet area.

Your age range 25-34
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“A perfect peaceful getaway”
Reviewed January 23, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Myself and my wife decided to have a few days away at short notice and found Oak Cottage on TripAdvisor. The enquiry was responded to same day and we booked it up for a 3 night stay.

The owners are a lovely couple and made sure we had everything we needed while staying. The cottage itself was lovely and very homely and well equipped for a self catered stay. The grounds the cottage is set in are lovely and peaceful and the stay was very relaxing which is exactly what we wanted. In fact, we had such a nice time we ended up extending the stay by a further two nights.

We will definitely return for another stay at some point soon and with some further additions in the pipeline it sounds like it will be getting even better.

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Management Response
Jan 25, 2017
Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and you left with your batteries recharged, we look forward to having you back
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ScoobyDee...
Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful Cottage”
Reviewed October 10, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We spent a week in this beautiful cottage. We both thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

As we arrived on a Sunday we popped into the small farm shop down the road to get some essentials for an evening meal, although there were plenty of places within a few mile drive where we could have eaten, we weren't going to chance it without prior booking as most places tend to shut early for food on a Sunday.

We used this place as a base to explore Kent which we can see why it's known as the Garden of England. There is so much to see and do in the local area. Anyone who is visiting the locations around the place I would highly recommend popping into a local tourist information centre and collecting some of the booklets they have containing vouchers, we saved ourselves a lot of money in doing this as we got into the places we wanted to as 2 for 1.

The cottage itself had everything we could hope for and more. There is an outdoor pool which we braved on our first day, this was really nice and made a change from chemical filled ones. A washing machine in the shower room was very helpful as we didn't have a huge pile of washing to do on returning home. The kitchen was well stocked with utensils etc, there wasn't anything that we needed, it was all there. The dresser had a good choice of books although we didn't have time to read any, there was also a few DVDs to watch too. There was a Wi-Fi internet connection, although our phone signal (Giff Gaff) was weak most of the time, not a problem as we didn't want to be making lots of phone calls, we went to get away from the norm. If you're arriving and it's going to be dark make sure you have a torch or light of some kind as it is a little bit of a walk from the car parking area to the cottage itself and you have to negotiate some steps. The animals in the fields were lovely to see too, look out for chickens as you enter the property as they get everywhere :)

The only thing we would liked to have seen improved was the view from the bedroom window. The garden was very unkempt and we feel that a gardener popping in once or twice a week would soon have this looking great. We both said how nice it would have been to be able to have had some sort of fruit growing there or similar.

Without a doubt we would return to this fabulous location and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants a peaceful stay away from the chaos of town and city life.

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Liked best: The central location
Liked least: Bumpy roads and potholes
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Oct 11, 2016
Hello Dee

Many thanks for your kind review, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and liked Oak cottage.

Thanks you for highlighting about the back garden, we plan to clear up and landscape this whole area as it was previously a vegetable garden but has become overgrown. The plan is to provide a private garden for Oak cottage with a lawn and flower beds ready for next spring.
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Hilda Yvo...
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“A fantastic holday!”
Reviewed September 22, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We loved Oak Cottage, it had a quaint cosy feeling about it, very adequately equipped and supplied with panscrubs, dishcloths, non slip mat in the shower, and other essentials.
Situated in a quiet peaceful area, with lovely views. We enjoyed being visited each day by the free range hens! Loved the large bath sheets provided.
Wendy and Nigel were there to welcome us, and were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed meeting their three dogs, the cats and especially Reggie their new puppy who was adorable.
My favourite areas were the lovely private courtyard and the beautiful lake with waterlilies and loads of damse flies and dragonflies. Sounds of the countryside and perfect peace!
A fabulous holday!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: The courtyard and peaceful environment.
Liked least: If I have to nitpick, maybe a light or two more in the kitchen is needed.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • 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
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Management Response
Sep 25, 2016
Thank you very much for your kind review. It was lovely to meet you both and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in Oak cottage. We look forward to welcoming you both again in the future should you still have more of Kent to explore, Nigel and Wendy
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Minxykar
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“3rd stay - that says it all!”
Reviewed September 8, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Where to begin? This is our third stay at Oak Cottage and once again we had a wonderful time.

The cottage was as clean and tidy as it was before and the towels are plentiful which is always a bonus.

Loving the new addition of an oven in the kitchen although we had mastered the induction hob on our last trip ;)

The washing machine comes in very handy and it is kept clean, the washing line just round the corner is in direct sunlight so on a good day the washing gets dry quick, there is also an airer in the cottage - everything has been thought of.

The setting is so tranquil & we did lots of walking every day, even coming back by torchlight (end of August, nights drawing in) and the big street lamp out the front of the cottages is a handy but unobtrusive light, we also left the lamp on in the living room.

Twitchers - this place is perfect, buzzards, kites, numerous finches, swallows & lots of birds I am unsure the name of.

We will be back :)

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 9, 2016
Kara, thank you for returning to Oak cottage again and for your kind review. I hope you all enjoyed the honey from our bee hives. As you have noticed over your 3 visits we do endeavour to maintain the cottages to a high standard and to keep improving them over time. We hope to put in a new larger garden for Oak cottage over the winter and possibly a games room and hot tub. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future, always a pleasure, Nigel and Wendy
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