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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place to stay! The quality of the bedrooms and the facilities are excellent. Claire and Nick are very friendly hosts and were very welcoming. We recommend the "George" pub a few minutes away for a good evening meal. Many thanks to Claire for suggesting this . The breakfast was wonderful and extensive. The views from the...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a top class B and B. Lovely building, beautifully presented and very welcoming hosts. All rooms were tastefully decorated, facilities were excellent and the location is stunning. Fabulous garden to sit in and watch the sun go down. Breakfast was varied with excellent choices and the food was cooked superbly. Will definitely be my first choice to stay...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We had a lovely stay at the Old Vicarage and were made to feel most welcome by Claire and Nick. The rooms were very comfortable and the breakfast was delicious. The breakfast room has great views over the valley and their garden. There are plenty of enjoyable walks in the area, with good pubs en route. I would not hesitate...

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Dulverton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We stayed at the end of January visiting family locally. Claire is lovely and made us feel so welcome in her gorgeous home. The Garden Suite is perfect for a family with the shared bathroom between the two bedrooms. Really liked having your own thermostat in the room so we could adjust the temperature. The view across the valley is...

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ClaireFinley, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely, detailed review. It was a pleasure for Nick and myself to meet you all and we are so pleased everything was to your liking and you also got to enjoy a walk in the grounds and enjoy the local area. We hope to welcome you again in the future.

Hampshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Being welcomed by Claire Finley with a cup of tea in front of the fire on a wet and dark February evening was the first sign that this is a special B & B where guests are treated warmly and with care. The Old Vicarage has been restored with much attention to detail and is a delightful place to stay....

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ClaireFinley, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. We are pleased everything was to your liking and that you enjoyed our warm welcome and your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Northampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Had a lovely stay at the old Vicarage. fantastic building and well appointed rooms. Good coffee in the room and well connected WIFI. Service was top class, warm and friendly. Ask for recommendations of local places to eat.

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ClaireFinley, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your stay with us. We are so pleased everything was to your liking and hope to see you again in the future.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

As we are expecting baby number 2 in the coming days, my wife and I planned a getaway to the Kent countryside for pre-loading some R&R over what is sure to be a hectic Christmastide this year! We sought a retreat slap-bang in the middle of the county, from which the coasts, plus Canterbury and Faversham were easily reachable. We...

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ClaireFinley, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such lovely words. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we are pleased everything was to your liking and you enjoyed your planned rest! We hope Christmas wasn't too hectic and would love to see you again in the future.

Addlestone
Reviewed 4 December 2016

This was our second, overnight, winter stay at this delightful B&B, this time in the coach house twin room; previously we had enjoyed the Church room (overlooking the pretty but macabrely named The Church of the Beheading of St John the Baptist!) We don't usually return to the same B&B (however good), as we like to spread our occasional "treats"...

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ClaireFinley, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It was such a pleasure to have you stay with us again and we really are pleased everything was to your liking and hope to see you maybe again in the future.

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

What can I say? A simply fabulous stay, everything was perfect, from the friendly welcome from Nick and Claire and the lovely room, to the stunning views and delicious breakfast. Our room on the third floor - the valley suite - was gorgeous. I really enjoyed the roll top bath and nice touches, including bottled water in the room, tea,...

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Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we are pleased everything was to your liking during your stay. We hope to welcome you again in the future.

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Arrived at 11pm (sorry!), checked out at 6am. Proprietor helpful and friendly. Just wished I'd have had some more time here to enjoy this great little B&B a bit more! Thanks again for waiting up and all your help!

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased everything was to your liking during your albeit short stay and hope to welcome you again in the future.

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
he Old Vicarage is located on the edge of the village of Doddington in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Downs. The Grade II listed property has been recently renovated to a high modern standard, while retaining core period features which date back to 1656. Locally sourced produce is used for our full English breakfast whenever available. Other dietary options can be catered for on request. Children over the age of three are welcome and we have a non-smoking policy. Our two golden retrievers may be on hand to welcome you! Ample off road parking for all our guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Vicarage

Address: Old Vicarage Church Lane, Doddington ME9 0BD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Doddington
Price Range: $140 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Old Vicarage 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Garden suite great for family”
JulieC995, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The property is in a quiet village with no risk of noise”
  • The cottage. 2 beds 2 bathrooms, kitchen and lounge
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“We ate dinner at the nearby George Inn in Newnham. The food was amazing and highly recommended.”
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“Garden room has an amazing view over the gardens and surrounding countryside”
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“The cottage is lovely”
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