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“Absolutely delightful little gem of a cottage.”
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25 reviews
Derbies cottage
Derbies cottage
Double bedroom
En suite shower room
Sitting area
The medieval window on the landing
Downstairs cloakroom
Double doors to your private patio
Blossom in our garden
Dining area with double doors to entrance hall
Bedroom with dressing area
Enjoy the rural  view from your bedroom
TV and books available
East Malling village centre
Walk through the orchards to the King and Queen pub.
The kitchen with breakfast bar, fridge and freezer, hob and oven
Entrance to cottage
East malling stream bubbles out of the ground in Well street
The footpath to West Malling is opposite our cottage
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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
East Malling, West Malling, Kent, England

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Mrs Janet...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely delightful little gem of a cottage.”
Reviewed July 9, 2018 for a stay in July 2018
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If you wish to explore Kent which has an extensive choice of attractions to visit you couldn't do much better than to choose the lovely Derbies cottage as your base if you prefer to self cater. It is charming, elegant and tastefully decorated by the owners Christine & Trevor who are excellent and very welcoming hosts. The thoughtful little extra touches they provided (cream tea on arrival, bottle of wine and fresh raspberries from their garden') were truly appreciated. We are already looking forward to planning our next visit!

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Keith W
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect Cottage for 2 People”
Reviewed June 7, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Stayed at Derbies Cottage for 7 days at the beginning of June and the experience was wonderful. The cottage is set in a beautiful location within the owners grounds and gardens and is fully equipped for a relaxing and comfortable stay for 2 people. The large picture window in the bedroom allows great natural daylight and gives a wonderful view of the extensive garden. Christine and Trevor are the most welcoming of hosts and a bottle of wine and a cream tea were waiting in the fridge for us on arrival, thank you for being so thoughtful. The location of the cottage is perfect for walks in the surrounding countryside and visiting the many National Trust properties in the area. West Malling railway station is only a few minutes drive away and provides a good service to London if you want a day in the Capital. If you are a couple looking for a relaxing and rural location for a break then I would highly recommend Derbies Cottage, Christine and Trevor will make you most welcome.

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Culture76...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful cottage in a lovely location”
Reviewed June 1, 2018 for a stay in May 2018
1
person found this review helpful

Derbies Cottage is just perfect for a really relaxing break. The cottage itself is lovely and it is well equipped to a high standard, very comfortable and situated down a leafy lane with fabulous views across open countryside. The owners, Trevor and Christine, go out of their way to be as helpful as possible but are not intrusive in any way. There is plenty to see and do, and if like us you are National Trust members, there are many places nearby that are well worth seeing within a 50 mile radius of East Malling. We can’t recommend Derbies enough which is just perfect for a couple and we had a wonderful holiday here.

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Adventure...
2 reviews
“Great little private cottage”
Reviewed August 2, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Stayed here for a few days in July and found it to be very peaceful. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you could need. The view from the bedroom is amazing at night looking up at the sky. The garden is vast and we were welcome to use it. A great base to visit Kent.

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Jan B
Perth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful 'home away from home'”
Reviewed June 25, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Derbies Cottage is a lovely self-contained cottage, with off-road parking, in a beautiful rural part of Kent. The hosts are very friendly and helpful, really accommodating.
It is exceptionally well-provisioned, including a welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk etc - even a bottle of wine in the fridge! It also has full cooking facilities, if required.
The bedroom, which us upstairs, has plenty of natural light and is very comfortable. The bathroom contains a walk-in shower, which I love, and again is very well-provisioned, as well as exceptionally clean.
The roads to get to it are quite narrow, however that's quite common and drivers are generally courteous. Don't miss the local 'Hilltop' tea-rooms!

Your age range 50-64
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Veronica...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautifull English Cottage Experience”
Reviewed June 17, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Hosts wonderful, friendly, informative regarding local sites and experiences. Cottage warm, very clean, and fully equipped for our stay. Welcoming a wonderful experience-bottle of wine was a very nice touch. All locals are friendly and understanding. Everything is very enjoyable.

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Louisena
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Lovely, Cozy and Clean”
Reviewed June 15, 2017 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

The cottage is very clean and has everything you need for a lovely stay. The owners Christine and Trevor are very welcoming and on hand to ensure you have everything you need. The view from the bedroom is beautiful and lovely to wake to birdsong every morning.
Christine left us some delicious scones and fruit as
well as some lovely wine which was really lovely.
There is a little cafe a few minutes away which sells lovely lunches and cakes. We hope to visit again soon.

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