Hop Cottage Testimonials

Beautiful Setting and Warm Welcome

Just returned from a very relaxing weekend at Oak Cottage. We were warmly welcomed and the cottage was very clean and well equipped with extremely comfortable beds and views over the surrounding countryside and landscaped gardens.

Nigel had provided much information via email prior to our visit so that we could plan our stay and discover the local sights. At the cottage there were also maps and details of local walks, making it easy to explore the local byways and eateries.

Good position for exploring this part of the Kent countryside with very attractive villages and easy access to larger towns as well. Would definitely recommend.

Short stay at Hop Cottage

We spent a really wonderful time with our friends at Hop Cottage. We had a very warm welcome from Nigel and the cottage supplied us with everything we needed. Above that, the stillness and beauty of the surroundings is amazing ! We definitely will be returning in future.

  • A Wonderful Weekend Away

    I booked hop cottage to accommodate my sisters hen weekend, all be it a mild one with my elderly mother and my 4 month old daughter coming along.

    The cottage is set in a beautiful location, and set off track behind gates so privacy and security are ensured. The cottage has a beautiful swimming lake, which as too cold we did not get to enjoy this time but looked absolutely beautiful. The cottage is modern and overlooks beautiful fields with resident horses.

    I will be returning to enjoy the cottage and surroundings without having a hen weekend to run as feel I did not get to appreciate all there was on offer due to being out all day. The cottage is wonderfully well equipped. I've stayed before in places where it sleeps 8 but only has 6 plates etc but that was not the case here.

    All we could ask for including filter coffee and champagne glasses etc. The cottage is decorated to a high standard too. The conservatory was my favourite area so peaceful and tranquil. To demonstrate how quiet it was here my baby slept through the night for the first time both nights we stayed! Both Nigel and Wendy were wonderful in ensuring we had all we needed and through email correspondence as well. They could not have been more helpful. I would definitely recommend this cottage to friends and will certainly be returning to enjoy the property on another occasion.

    Great place to stay - exceeded expectations

    We choose to stay here because we thought it fitted our needs: it turned out to be much better than that. To briefly describe the party there were 9 adults and one child (aged 3) - we stayed over New Year. We had a gasp and a 'wow' as we drove up the drive. The cottages are set in a beautiful location in the Kent countryside; there were two horses in the adjacent field, which we called horse and chestnut. And although it felt like the middle of nowhere, the village (with a decent pub which served good food) was only a mile and a bit away.

    The cottages were clean, well presented, with a good amount of space and well equipped - well that is a slightly understatement, there were bonuses that we didn't expect, in particular the toys and games. There were enough bathrooms, the beds were incredibly comfy, the towels were fluffy and the kitchen had all the equipment we needed for all our meals.

    Wendy and Nigel were helpful, professional and friendly throughout - couldn't have asked for more. As the organiser of our party I worried about choosing the right place and one, which suited all our differing needs, but as soon as we got there I knew it was going to be good. My friends and I had a brilliant holiday with many wonderful memories created, which will be long cherished. Many thanks to Nigel and Wendy for providing the perfect backdrop.

    Perfect Stay!

    This property was rented for wedding guests and it provided them with easy access to Ashford and surrounding areas. The cottage was very well maintained, clean and fresh. The owners were very warm and helpful. The surrounding countryside areas provided an amazing feeling of freshness and peace! Our guests had a memorable stay and would definitely rent this property again in the future. I will recommend these cottages to my family and friends. My wife and I are already planning to rent this property for a short break in the summer of 2013!

    Cottage Ashford/Challock

    We had a great holiday in the cottage of Nigel and Wendy. They 're friendly and bid us a hospitable welcome! The cottage is cozy and equipped with a lot of luxury. With a planned adjustment of the shower the cottage is even more perfect for a holiday and a great starting point to travel to London, Canterbury, Dover, Rye, Wye etc.

    So, the stay was a good experience and I'm sure that we 're coming back... There's nothing negative to say about the cottage, the stay or the friendly and warm hosts Nigel and Wendy.

    Wonderful Spot of Kent!

    It is a magical place, like being in a fairy tale, with squirrels, wild rabbit, horses and so on, including two lucky golden retriever, Monti and Dylan!

    Huge cottage with a lot of space inside and a big conservatory. Well equipped kitchen and great dining room with a panoramic view on the outside thru the conservatory. Big living room with a big TV.

    Nice comfortable beds. In a few words: A-Okay! Nothing to complain; on the contrary it is difficult to leave! I guess it should be terrific in spring. Nigel (the owner) sent me by email some PDF with information on how to get there, places to eat out, places to visit, and a shopping list with prices.

    No problems for Vegetarians meals (by the way... try "The George Inn") In the nearby area there are lots of things to see. It is also not so far from London, about 50mi by car. In my opinion is a must.