Good first impression = very clean and welcoming. All considerations regarding comforts for the person(s) staying were presented well. Lovely location . Owner was happy to attend to any concerns quickly. …
A one bedroomed single storey cottage, situated near the Thames estuary. Delightfully turned out, well kitted out with everything I could think of. I had arrived with cafetiere tea coffee milk salt pepper oven gloves tea towels washing up liquid: none needed, the owner had thought of everything, plus a punnet of delicious strawberries!
It has its own garden with table and chairs and a barbecue, the weather was really good whilst we were there so we were able to take good advantage of this private outside
The cottage is situated on the owners farm and we were invited to roam freely on their land. …
Ideal place for peace, relaxtion and breathable air
Superb chalet about 40 sq m ( I think). Comprising one double bedroom and a second bedroom with bunk beds and a single bed, a good-sized lounge/dining room (designed for six people) and an ultra-modern bathroom with a great shower. Very clean and comfortable. I don't know why the Stables website doesn't (didn't?) have pictures of the chalet. The games room was a big plus and we adored playing table tennis (one of colleagues thought I had lost weight over Christmas, that shows hw much we played). The swimming pool we ddn't use. It's 1.1 metres deep and not very big. It's probably great in summer. We did find the municipal pool in the village not too far away. The surrounding area is very green and being on the Thmes estuary, the air is wonderful quality. It's not too far from the very charming city of Rochester. …
Stable Cottages (kent)
A great family break
We stayed over New Year 2015/16 in a 4 bedroomed cottage.
The location is great; rural but there is a nice dog-friendly pub with food in easy walking distance (but closed on Mondays and Tuesdays). For anything else other than walks, you need a car. The approach road is unmade and very bumpy so don't bring a low-slung car.
Winter walks were fine but of course rather muddy; I imagine it is glorious in spring-autumn. The games room and pool were great r to relax with the family. The pool area was super-clean and lovely and warm. It would be great to have a treadmill in the gym for those of use too creaky to run outside!
The units are new, and not really cottagey, but well designed. The 4 bedroomed units are semi-detached but noise from next door was minimal (I don't know if they thought the same of us!!).
The accommodation is comfortable rather than luxurious, which is great with a family. The size was ample for 5, but any more would be a squeeze in the living area. We had 8 for one night only, and that was enough! Bathrooms though are ample, it's really the living room and kitchen which are a bit small for lots of people. The kitchen in particular takes only one cook; a dishwasher would be great but there really is no room.
No gripes, though a pair of scissors in the kitchen would be helpful, and blackout linings for the bedrooms curtains for those hoping to enjoy a holiday lie-in, or for babies; I woke up rather early in January, so goodness knows how light it would be in the summer!! One of our sofas was also very squashy, at only 8 stone I felt my bottom was approaching the floor :-)
Wifi was adequate for normal use, everything like cleaning equipment etc was provided and the dog was very happy with her exclusive toileting area; the only problem was the bird-scarer going off every few minutes which put her off a bit especially at night, but as a recent rescue hound she is particularly nervous!
Over all it was perfect for our break, but I imagine proper walkers and those who can let their dogs off the lead would have a marvellous time especially in warmer seasons.
When arriving at night we could see very little; it took ages to find our property, and we hadn't a clue where the dog walking area was on arrival; I wonder if more signage or a site map on the website might be good idea? …