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“a Mediterannean holiday - in Kent”
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57 reviews
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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Villa -
3 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 13
Dymchurch, Kent, England

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Jaimie D
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“a Mediterannean holiday - in Kent”
Reviewed September 11, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

An amazing house with brilliant facilities and charm - this is a great place to go with teenagers who can keep themselves busy all day long watching films in the cinema, spinning tunes in the DJ booth and chilling at the indoor beach with real sunlight. While the real beach is literally 30 seconds away offering an incredible pristine expanse of white sand and fantastic views across to France on a clear day.

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Liked best: the design and facilities
Liked least: nothing negative to report
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Oct 2012
Very happy your family had a great time, especially your teenagers being kept entertained! So far you are our only academy award nominated guest and keeping our fingers crossed you will win next time :)
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bfisher
UK
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Unique accommodation”
Reviewed August 28, 2012 for a stay in July 2012

Anyone doing their homework here will have found most of the info already. So I'll focus on bits that suprised me to some extent.
The house is full of gadgets. e.g. the lighting for the main room (not counting the beach gizmo) was I think 16 switches before you plugged in any of the optional disco paraphernalia.
The kitchen is bigger than the photos make out. Actually I'd say the whole house is bigger than I expected.
Dymchurch beach is great - very long and soft sand great for children like mine who love sandcastles etc. Not too busy either.
The DJ equipment is indeed high end.
The cinema room has 6 old flap-down cinema seats if I recall rightly. Its a zany and welcome touch in keeping with the property, but if you that style seat a touch uncomfortable you may find the same here. Mind you if you are watching too much telly on holiday somethings wrong.
The fish pond and main garden is at the front of the property, which is at the end of a very quiet road leading nowhere. So it still feels fairly secluded.
Karl is fantastically friendly and helpful - very much a "nothings too much bother" attitude.

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Liked best: Unusual character
Liked least: Kitchen storage msotly in high cupboards
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Robert K
London
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“An quirky holiday home produced to a very high standard”
Reviewed August 28, 2012 for a stay in March 2012

The house has been kitted out to an excellent standard, as well as having all the toys required by both the adults and the toddler to keep everyone entertained. The full commercial kitchen is excellent for cooking up big holiday meals for a large group. We wish Karl every success with completing the project on the upper floors.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Sep 2012
Thank you Robert for your very kind review! I look forward to welcoming your again soon! Sunny Regards, Karl
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gummingto...
London
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 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
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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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!
Travelling group: With Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
1 Sep 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...
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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York
Reviewed November 27, 2011 for a stay in November 2011

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers 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
1 Dec 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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