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“November Break”

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Birling House B & B
Ranked #1 of 1 Capel B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Herefordshire
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“November Break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Having spent six nights with Bob in November, we could not have wanted for more. The bedroom was very comfortable and clean, as was the luxury bathroom. Breakfast was as hearty or as little as required and nothing was too much trouble. All the favourable comments written before on TripAdvisor are true - he just made us feel very comfortable and happy to be staying in his lovely cottage. We took his advice for eating at the local Inn and we were pleased with that also. We would not hesitate to stay with him again.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you so much for such a great review. It was lovely having you stay here for almost a week as that gave me time to "tweak" my menus and visit suggestions based on your feedback. Its so nice to know that you enjoyed your visit and will return soon!
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LIMASSOL, CYPRUS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

We stayed at Bob's 'Little Gem' for 6 nights whilst visiting family nearby, and wished we could have stayed longer.
Bob is a wonderful host, cook, and travel guide, who obviously takes great pride in his b&b.
Our bedroom was very comfortable and spotlessly clean, the bed linen luxurious. Our hospitality tray had everything, and more, that we could have hoped for, we loved the sachets of coffee and the choccy biscuits!!
The bathroom. Well what can we say! It was everything the pictures show, again spotlessly clean with lovely soft towels and a great power shower.
Although we would love to keep this 'little gem' all to ourselves we would thoroughly recommend you pay Bob a visit, you won't regret it.

Thanks for a fabulous stay Bob. We will be back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write a (great! ) review. It was lovely having you here - you certainly managed to fit lots into your visit, with friends / family / shopping / sights and good restaurants all included! I hope you will make Birling house a regular haunt. Bob
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

We felt immediately at home in this warm and welcoming cottage. Our room was very comfortable with lots of drawer space, a large wardrobe and very pleasant decoration and furnishing. Our private bathroom was excellent. Our host, Bob was very helpful and informative. Thanks to him we had good directions to the castles and stately homes nearby and also hints on getting ourselves into Tunbridge Wells for parking and shopping. We felt ideally situated for an autumn Kent holiday for four days.
Our breakfasts were just what we had asked for - we're not into cooked food in the morning, so we had good chooices of fruit, cereals, juices etc. but a vegetarian guest who was there at the same time as us had a delicious looking cooked breakfast including vegetarian items..
In the evenings we ate at local pubs all recommended by Bob and all serving very good food, especially the fish restaurant in Pembury which had excellent fish dishes.

Room Tip: We slept well in the double room, but we would have chosen the twin if it had not been occupied on t...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
A lovely review - thank you so much! One of the most rewarding aspects of being a small B+B is that guests want personal, honest advice about places to visit, eat, shop, park etc etc. and I genuinely am delighted when the advice I give (which is all based on other guests feedback and my own experiences) results in a really enjoyable trip.
There is still lots more to see in Kent so come back soon!
Bob
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this delightful and immaculate B&B. The bedrooms were particularly comfortable and the bathrooms were beautiful. Breakfast was delicious and Bob couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful. His knowledge of the area was invaluable and we are looking forward to returning in the not too distant future. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Thank you so much for the lovely review. You certainly packed the cream of Kent's attractions and a couple of our local "secret gems" into your short stay. Lots more left to see - subject to opening days / hours at the NT properties of course! I look forward to welcoming you back here soon.
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

We loved our stay here. The house is charming and clean, the beds luxurious and cozy, the bathroom big, modern and beautiful, the breakfasts awesome, and the host very warm, welcoming and helpful. There is a lovely pub a short walk down the road, with good food and charming proprietors. We were in Great Britain for 5 weeks. Of the 12 places we stayed this one ties for first place with one other.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Wow, a great review from a "Senior Reviewer"" thank you so much. It was good fun having you guys here and helping you to pick the very best attractions for your short stay in Kent. I am sure that the sights that you missed - plus a return to the Dovecote Inn - will bring you back here soon. I look forward to it!
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

A very homely and cosy cottage with an accommodating host made it a much more comfortable and relaxing stay. After a long day’s work it was lovely to come back to Birling House and enjoy a few quite moments to myself. I enjoyed the stay and look forward to returning in the near future.

Thank you, Bob for being so welcoming and friendly.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Thankfully you were able to balance a tough training project at a major local company, with chilling out here at Birling House, (and enjoying the good food and company at our local Inn). I hope that more projects will follow allowing you to return here soon.
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

We traveled England for two weeks and stayed at four different b & b's and Birling house has to be the best experience of the lot. Bob has the attitude that 'My house is your house' and backs it up with action. Staying at Birling house was like staying with family. I already look forward to a return visit. This was the bed and breakfast experience we were looking for. Thanks Bob!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bob A, Owner at Birling House B & B, responded to this review, October 13, 2012
Thank you for such a great review. You guys certainly packed lots of things into your visit here, criss - crossing the county to meet up with old friends and see the best of Kent's sights. Great that you could relax, have a liesurely breakfast, and set yourselves up for a busy day ahead. I look forward to your return. Loved the comment "like staying with family" !! Bob
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Property: Birling House B & B
Address: Birling House Alders Road | Capel Tunbridge Wells, Capel, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN12 6SR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Royal Tunbridge Wells > Capel
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Capel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming Victorian cottage, surrounded by orchards and hop gardens in Kent. We are near Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Paddock Wood, Pembury, and the M25, making London accessible. We have a four star Enjoy England B&B rating, with silver and breakfast awards. Bob, your host, looks forward to welcoming you to this peaceful and tranquil B&B in the Kent countryside. ... more   less 

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