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Safe Indoor sunbathing in the Real Sunlight Room
The 'French' Bedroom
Cinema Room
The Beach Sun Retreat
The front garden and the Koi pond
Beach adjacent to house
The dj setup in the sunroom
'St Tropez Style Living Area
Living Area
'St Tropez' style living area at night
Living area at night
The Living Area by Day
Hallway/Entrance
Staircase
The 'Bling' Bedroom
The 'bling' bathroom featuring Jacuzzi roll top bath
'French' Bedroom
'french' bathroom
The Kitchen
The Beach Sun Retreat
The  Range Cooker
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3 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Dymchurch, Kent, England

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gummingto...
London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Lovely place to be”
Reviewed August 28, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

The property was much more spacious than we had imagined. The main living area with the 'beach' at the end was perfect for the little children. As the weather was very mixed we appreciated the various 'suns' available on the 'beach'. On the other hand the real beach itself at Dymchurch is truly lovely for small children and only a few steps away. The music system is fantastic as is the cinema room with popcorn machine.
So all in all it's a good place. You could stay there all day every day, which is not a normal remark for the average holiday rental.
There are a few niggles such as not much storage space or towel rails, a strange oven that takes some getting used to, and the lighting switches are a bit complex. But overall the inside and outside (gardens) space is brilliant - especially for a family with small children.

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Liked best: Excellent tour round by Karl showing us how things worked
Liked least: Worried a bit about the fishpond being insufficiently protected for small children
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 27, 2012 for a stay in January 2012

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Liked best: The fantastic lounge area space
Liked least: The hand dryer gave the ladies a fright when it went off as we went in the communal toilet door!
Traveling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 1, 2012
I am so happy you had a great birthday celebration-look forward to welcoming you for your 50th!!
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Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed February 27, 2012 for a stay in December 2011

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Liked best: The Sun Room
Liked least: There is nothing to dislike...
Traveling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 18-24
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York
Reviewed November 27, 2011 for a stay in November 2011

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Management Response
Dec 1, 2011
Thank you so much for your review - really pleased you were able to relax and enjoy your time here, even whilst you had to work. Hope to see you again soon.
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 1, 2011 for a stay in October 2011
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Liked best: The beds!!, had to take the make as I want one of those!
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Nov 4, 2011
Thank you for the great review! Very happy that your family had a lovely time and enjoyed all the little extras to keep them entertained.

Hope to welcome you back at some time in the future.

Sunny Regards, Karl
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 26, 2011 for a stay in September 2011

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Liked best: Design with no scrimping
Liked least: Food choices in Dymchurch
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 5, 2011
Dear Colin,
Really pleased you had a nice week and that it worked out well with your little girls. Next time you book I'll provide champagne instead of just tea and coffee :)
Sunny Regards,
Karl
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hugo73
London
1 review
“A dream weekend at the Chantry”
Reviewed September 8, 2011 for a stay in June 2011

I loved the Chantry beach sun retreat, we had such a great weekend there - it's truly fabulous and every bit as good as it looked in the photos. The two main bedrooms are stunning but for me the best bit was the open plan dining/ living space with the sun loungers (and real sunlight!) at one end and bar at the other - it's a beautiful, huge space to relax in. The whole place has been furnished to a really high standard yet with loads of character and on the one day that it rained, it was a pleasure to sit inside basking on the sun loungers, making our own cocktails at the bar and listening to tunes - if only every weekend could be like that! Off that space was the cinema room which I loved and wished I'd spent more time in but I was pretty busy relaxing next door or outside on the swingseat!

It's amazingly close to the beach (2 minutes walk, accessed via a little wooden footbridge) which is lovely and sandy, although it got a bit windy when we were there. Luckily we caught some sun and managed a quick dip and even though it was a summer weekend, it wasn't crowded as the access from the Chantry is away from the main thoroughfare so another definite plus point!

We didn't spend much time in Dymchurch itself but it seemed to have everything when we popped down for provisions. We also had a great Nepalese take away one night which I highly recommend. All in all, a great getaway place and a great place to have a party too!

I would definitely recommend this place and would love to go back, maybe in winter to really take advantage of the indoor sun.

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Liked best: The dining/ living area
Liked least: The small bedroom, not that we used it
Traveling group: With 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 Families with young children
  • 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 20, 2011
Thank you for your very kind review and really pleased you got so much from your break!
We look forward to welcoming you back. Since both of you really enjoyed playing with all the music and lighting systems I am sure you will enjoy the new upgraded blu-ray surround system I installed last week in the cinema room :)
Sunny Regards,
Karl
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