I had one of the newly converted rooms at the front of the property with the pitched roof. It was a really good size, with one double bed, and one single bed in side room (just a curtain across, no door). The main room is well equipped, but the in the room with the single bed there was no bedside table or light unfortunately. The room is equipped with kettle (too big to fit under the bathroom tap), fridge, microwave and hairdryer (no plug near the mirror) and is nicely decorated. The ensuite wet room is large, but there are no hooks to hang anything on, and no shelf near to the sink or anywhere to hang a hand towel. However, the shower was good and powerful.
Breakfast was good, seated around a big table so you can talk to other guests. It is cooked in front of you and there is lots of it and a good choice.
The gardens are lovely, but note - it is right next to a train line. You can't here the train in the front rooms - I don't know about the garden rooms.
I only saw the owner once in the 3 days we were there, but was looked after by a lovely lady from I think Lithuania, who seemed to do everything there!
My main gripe is not being able to get any communication from them in writing with reference to the reservation prior to arrival. I enquired by email from their web site, no response. I then booked by phone, asked for an email confirmation and was told they don't send one, but if I sent them one they would respond - I did, they didn't! No wonder there are mix ups on arrival (as seen in previous reviews). It makes you want to book via a 3rd party such as Booking.com, as least then you would have a confirmation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tonge near Sittingbourne is the setting for this Grade II listed 17th Century Tonge Barn which has recently been converted to form well appointed en-suite accommodation and function facilities. The Barn was formerly part of Tonge Mill Country Park and the Mill Pond whitch dates back to 450AD. The Tonge Barn is centrally located for accessibility to Sittingbourne, Faversham and Canterbury, and has its own beautifully landscaped gardens and car parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tonge Barn Sittingbourne, Kent