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Well appointed Bungalow in quiet location. Kitchen  breakfast room
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33 reviews
Gardens and grounds
Well appointed Bungalow in quiet location.
Kitchen  breakfast room
Double bedroom
Lounge
Second bedroom with good size comfortable twin beds.
Comfortable Lounge area to relax in.
Well equipped kitchen.
Magical Spring time!
Beautiful mature tree's in every direction.
Relax on the garden bench, enjoy the views and abundance of wild life
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Bungalow -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Faversham, Kent, England

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Graham P
Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent place to stay”
Reviewed May 23, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

I made a very late booking enquiry and Maureen was good enough to phone me up to let me know that the bungalow was available and to give me chance to think about it. I booked straight away and found the accommodation to be ideal for our purposes of a base to explore Kent. The bungalow was very clean,tidy and well equipped in a good location. Maureen and Roger were both very helpful and friendly without being intrusive.
The only word of warning I would give would be to be very careful when exiting the drive onto the A2, being on the brow of a hill visibility is not ideal so avoid peak traffic times.

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Liked best: The standard of accommodation for the price.
Liked least: Exiting the property onto the A2
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
29 May 2016
Dear Graham
Thank you so much for your very kind words it is very much appreciated when someone takes the time to give us a review! Also a very big "Thank You" for leaving the Cottage so nice after your stay, are both very welcome to come and visit anytime !
Many thanks
Maureen French
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38elliean...
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Ivy Cottage. The perfect "Bolthole" for exploring Kent.”
Reviewed May 2, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We were greeted by Maureen ( the owner) A very friendly lady who showed us around the property. it's a lovely bungalow. Very smart and clean and has very good facilities. There's a full sized freezer, fridge and oven, microwave and a lovely kitchen. The bungalow is warm and set in a lovely private estate. It's so quiet there. You can't hear a thing at night time. Lovely and quiet. You are close to Faversham and one mile from Sainsburys,Tesco or Morrisons. There's a really comfy three seater leather settee that reclines and a reclining leather armchair too. Nice TV and wifi ( wifi a bit temperamental but ok.)
Lovely bathroom with a shower over the bath. Comfy bed! Thoroughly recommend this place.

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Liked best: So comfortable. Slept well....nice bed. Quiet place.
Liked least: The lack of a local bus service. Had to go into Faversham first. And no free parking there.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 May 2016
Thank you very much for your lovely review, I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay with us we are just a small business run by our family and you message gives us a real boost when we know our efforts are appreciated!
Many thanks
Maureen
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Madeleine...
Toronto, Canada
1 review
“Do not hesitate book right away.”
Reviewed March 3, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We highly recommend this cottage. We stayed for the whole month of February and could not have asked for a nicer place. It was warm and clean and had everything we needed. Excellent hosts and if you have children and go in the summer a nice play area for them. We would go back again.

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Liked best: Comfy.
Liked least: Occasionally lose internet connection.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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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toddy2015...
Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“First class accommodation with all necessary facilities in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed March 22, 2015 for a stay in March 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Warm, comfortable, clean property set in a quiet, well situated area with beautiful surroundings. Good wi-fi connection.

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Liked best: Warmth and comfort
Liked least: Heat of storage heaters in bedrooms working during the night-time.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Burnout88
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Superb country setting”
Reviewed March 1, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
3
people found this review helpful

Stayed at fir cottage for a 10 night break visiting family who are local to faversham.

The accommodation is fantastic very well equipped and despite having a very rustic cottage feel are quite modern and well furnished. The bed was comfortable and had a lovely big shower.

Maureen the owner was superb and very friendly allowed us to get on with our time there and wasn't knocking on the door every 5 mins. However she was quick to say if there was anything me or my partner needed she was only around the corner.

Dogs are allowed in the cottage and she was even nice enough to supply blankets as our dogs get on the sofa quite a lot.

The heating was also easy to use and we were told to set it how ever we felt comfortable.

Faversham as a town is very nice and has a lot of history and heritage and is a lovely place to explore.

I would definately recommend the cottage and will return next time I visit my family with the dogs.

Thanks Maureen!

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Kay D
La Chapelle-Aubareil, Aquitaine, France
1 review
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“Comfortable and well suited for a small family”
Reviewed December 14, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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person found this review helpful

A comfortable and well equipped home, well suited to our needs as a base for visiting family and friends. Maureen and Robin were very helpful with anything we needed.

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Liked best: A warm home to return to in the evening
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
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Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed May 27, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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