From arrival to departure our hosts were simply lovely. The Roost is sparkling clean and yet cosy and welcoming with top notch furniture and all that you could need. Especially comfy bed! Fresh eggs from the resident hens were a lovely addition to food already provided We visited Wingham Animal Park for our first day, a perfect place for a few hours and possibly longer if you are meeting up with relatives and small children as there are plenty of activities and parks as well as a whole host of animals and a nice cafe. Much more reasonable than Howletts if you just want a few hours out. ...more
Everything excellent for us fresh air sheep and barbecue and nice places to pop out to can’t wait to return
We stayed at Neals Place for 2 weeks with the family ages from 2 to 72 , we had a great time , lovely house , very spacious gardens , we couldn't fault the place , close to Canterbury and lots of great restaurants Blooms Stays staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble We would recommend Neals Place to all our family & friends and would certainly stay the again in the future
We had a fantastic stay, the room decor was fantastic and clean. The views and surroundings incredible. We will recommend and come back ourselves. We had the breakfast add on, the sausages, bacon and eggs were top quality. The only small constructive criticism that I can think of would be the bread, a nice crusty loaf or sour dough would take this to the next level.
Wonderful location, wonderful hosts, wonderful amenities, wonderful place to stay with everything you could possibly need.
Really lovely getaway with beautiful walks to Dover and Folkestone. The host was very generous and kind without being overbearing.
A wonderful and ultra special stay for friends both enjoying a weekend child free to rest and recharge together. Each of us had a double room each both special rooms neither feeling we lucked out. Huge TVs, terraces outside our rooms and special touches like coffee machines in the rooms, cotton buds in the bathrooms and dressing gowns. The hot tub looks over a meadow garden with stunning views - the sunsets are something! Pub - the Tiger Inn is close by and fantastic we managed to walk in 40 mins. The location is a walkers paradise and the owners leave a picnic basket to take with yo...more
West Cottage is simply marvellous, so beautiful inside - every little thing had been thought of. It has a great atmosphere, it cocoons you with its thick stone walls and the elegant furnishings. It’s a great retreat from the outside world set in a beautiful, unique landscape
What a fantastic holiday in a beautiful part of Kent. Tithe Barn has been superbly renovated with a real attention to detail. The garden is spectacular and the entire place has a wonderfully warm and cosy, yet open plan feel. You even get a curiously cheeky alpaca as a neighbour, which was a real treat for the kids. Loved every minute of our stay- thank you very much!
A lovely house good for all ages and stages. Very well equipped and perfectly located for all activities
Second visit to the barn and it was just as good as the last, this time we also booked the cottages and our guests that slept in them where delighted, really lovely and perfect for 4 people, this is a wonderful place for a very large family like ours, the children love the place, swimming pool, tennis court, massive outside area to play in, if only the weather had been kinder. Hope to see it all again next year.
East Cottage was just wonderful - its a beautiful cottage with all the amenities you could want where the designers clearly paid attention to all the details - from the interior design to the knives/forks/plates - everything was a joy. Our only regret is that it was too hot to fire up the wood burning stove - but just a reason to come back again in the colder months.
Our stay at Great Higham was just perfect. We had a lovely few days celebrating big family milestones - a 50th Wedding Anniversary, and 18th and 21st birthdays with family and friends. The accommodation is stunning, very clean and comfortable and the facilities are amazing - we all made good use of the swimming pool and hot tub and lovely gardens, as well as enjoying local walks with our dogs. This place exudes relaxation and you'll find you won't want to leave!
Nothing about this property could be improved upon. Mark and Mel are fantastic hosts, they are very welcoming; nothing was too much trouble for them. The Motor house loft is a fantastic property, everything one could ask for. It was clean, modern and in excellent decorative order. The property is in a beautiful location with many walks surrounding it. Will definitely be returning. Paul & Tania
Our stay at Bushes Oast couldn’t be faulted. It was well organised, spotless, and extremely comfortable. We intend to make a repeat visit soon.
Everything was perfect except for the main fridge. It had been pointed out by the owner there had been issues before . We attempted to follow instructions. The fridge did stop working during our stay . Due to being a large party off people we did have lots of food. We did have to throw a lot away . This was my only criticism. Everything was just perfect . Thank you for allowing us to stay
We had a fantastic stay at The Old Cherry Barn. The barn conversion is amazing and a perfect home away from home. All the luxuries you would expect in a high-end property. Highly recommend!
The space was ideal for us and the accommodation and services just perfect. We genuinely lived as a family of 20 for three days, cooking in the excellent and spacious kitchen, all dining together and the bedrooms worked perfectly for the combination of couples and singles on tour. The service we got from Blooms (both in the booking process and on site) could not have been better.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Dunes. The house and garden have been converted with real attention to detail that sets it apart from many other properties in Camber. It was very comfortable and had absolutely everything we as a family of 6 needed over our Christmas holiday. The open-plan space is great if you are looking to spend family time together.
This house is the best house we ever rented. NIKKY was so helpful had from her the best service ever got from any house or agent amazing Nice and clean what ever you need this house has . The rooms are very spacious and big en suites in afew rooms. Grounds are Nice amd clean. Worth every penny will definitely book again this house Thanks again
What an adventure!! Not only visiting more of East Sussex and Kent but staying in a Shepherd's Hut on a working farm. It was everything I expected and more. Total comfort with everything, almost, at arms length. Forget sleeping under canvas or in a caravan, this is the way to go!
Super semi with three bedrooms and a nice little garden and decking right next to lovely Westgate Gardens and 5 minutes into Canterbury centre. Quiet and great too to have free parking on the large driveway.
I think a great place. A real shame nowhere to sit outside in the back no chairs etc It would put me off staying in the summer Lovely house and everything else you needed
We had a great weekend at Hockley House with our children and grandchildren celebrating my 80th birthday.
The house was prefect for our weekend stay. Brilliant location and very well maintained. Felt like we were staying in a hotel with the cleanliness and the little touches that really make a difference (shampoo and cotton buds in bedrooms and tea bags in the kitchen). Would definitely recommend.
We spent a lovely week at Bonnington cottage. It is convenient for visiting all the seaside towns. The location of the cottage is really quiet and peaceful, the walk down the lane to the village is beautiful and Goodnestone gardens are a must visit. The cottage has everything required, comfortable bed, good shower, hot water, fully stocked kitchen for cooking. We sat out in the garden most of the time as the weather was good, the seating was comfortable.
A comfortable accommodation, attractively decorated, friendly host. Located within easy driving distance of coastal and inland attractions. Local country lanes, a bit of a challenge if navigating using a road atlas. A Sat Nav would be beneficial, However, getting lost allowed us to see areas we probably would have missed. An enjoyable week with perfect weather.
We were very happy with the house. We had everything that we needed and it was perfect for a group of friends to stay in and have their own space. Lovely spacious property. To be honest we were happy with everything. If we had anything to say that wasn’t positive is that the property was tricky to find as there is no sign on the road!! Otherwise we loved it.
We booked out the house and cottages for a family celebration and could not have asked for a more perfect weekend. Mandy the housekeeper was very helpful throughout our experience. Set in the most picturesque countryside offering beautiful walks and lazy Summers days by the pool. My family also enjoyed the tennis courts and BBQ areas. This place is kept clean and beautiful which is just how we left it. We will defiantly book again Thank you Bloom Stays for finding this little gem hidden in the Kent countryside. The only downside are the roads leading to the house... you need to be a...more
We stayed one week at Plum Pudding Stables with our dog and we enjoyed it very much. Although the house is located near a road, this did not bother us. The location was perfect for trips to Whitstable, Faversham and Canterbury (max 15 min drive). Dinner at The Dove was also very lovely! (5 min walk). There is also a very nice walk in the Blean woods (5 km) that starts near The Dove. Information about the walk can be found on an information board outside The Dove. As the weather was really good (sunny and temperatures of around 25 degrees) we enjoyed the garden a lot: reading a book undernea...more
Brilliant little cabin with incredible views. Peaceful place & close to Sandgate cafes and Folkestone street food on the Harbour Arm. Great location to explore coast - Samphire Hoe and Dungeness, and pretty pastel houses in Deal. Cycle hire nearby and everywhere is flat paths and accessible along the coast path. Joanna was lovely and the perfect host. We’d love to visit again!
Not sure what the difference is from the question above. The TVs in all rooms were too big especially in the lounge and too high. It could have been put on a different wall with a swing out TV.
We had a lovely week at The Stables at Bells Forstal. The barn was very clean and furnished to a high standard and we had a lovely welcome basket. It was a great location to visit Whitstable, Leeds Castle and Canterbury. We visited some local gardens and did plenty of walking. This is a great place if you want somewhere nor close to a lot of people abs a very quiet spot for sleeping- we would definitely recommend.
This property was stunning and definitely worth staying at. Myself and my colleagues chose this property to be close to our work location in Faversham. The cottage dining room was perfect for setting up a basic office and we had everything we needed for a comfortable working environment with plenty of places to relax after a long day! I would definitely recommend this property and we all left hoping we could come back for a holiday in the future!
We had both cottages for the weekend for our sons wedding celebrations nearby, fab location great hosts, highly recommended
We were really happy with our stay at Cart Lodge. The lodge is beautiful with lovely decor and loads of character but all the modern amenities we could ask for. And the hosts were great, they checked in on us during the storm to make sure we were ok. We would happily recommend anyone to book here so wants a lovely escape to the country.
To arrive here, after a long drive from Switzerland was simply amazing, The kindness and attention to detail are remarkable. Thanks to Sal for taking wonderful care of us. We hope, one day, to be back! The B Family, Switzerland, July 2022
We loved visiting this cosy and charming flat. We enjoyed the location of the flat as well as the neighbouring towns. The beds and bedding were extremely comfortable! Hope to visit again soon.
Had a fantastic few days at this beautiful accommodation. The amazing weather helped, which meant that we could enjoy having breakfast on the balcony in the morning and drinks as the sun was setting. The accommodation was spotless and beds and furnishings very comfortable. Joanna was a very helpful hostess. Highly recommend.
Beautiful accommodation with stunning views from lounge and 3 of the bedrooms. Very clean and owner very welcoming. A couple of niggles, there was not enough comfy seating in the lounge for the 6 of us, and the showers were not powerful enough and hard to get a good temperature either scalding or freezing which meant we mainly used the bathroom on the first floor. But would not hesitate to return.
We had a wonderful stay at Honeywood Lodge with our young family. Everything was accommodated for and my children loved the use of the fantastic private indoor pool. We were incredibly lucky with the weather which allowed us to enjoy the large garden to its full extent. A great property that we have already recommended and cannot wait to book our next stay!
We spent a very pleasant five nights at this very well positioned apartment in Canterbury town centre. All facilities necessary were available and the only slight problem with the working of the TV was addressed promptly. Minor niggles like a light bulb from the ensuite bathroom and a dripping tap will I am sure be addressed before the next client. Would recommend this apartment as it is close to every thing in the town centre and also easy - as we were doing - exploring further afield to the coast , castles and railways.
From start to finish the property blew us away. Great facilities to host a large family. The host was also incredibly attentive whenever we had questions and issues.
Lovely one night stay and a beautiful setting. Super cosy! We would have loved a later check out rather than 10am as we felt quite rushed to leave. We didn’t have anything to put our dirty linen in but everything else was just perfect!!
I spent a week in the Workshop whilst holidaying in Kent and had a fantastic time. There are so many great things about this place… First off it’s simply a beautiful property! Nice just to be in and very comfortable. I loved relaxing in the living room and slept fantastically (once I’d dug out my earplugs, since the birds of Lymbridge Green are noisy early risers). The shower was also great in particular. The hosts were very friendly and helpful, and had left some consumables as an arrival gift which were a lovely touch and greatly appreciated. They were kind and approachable and when I...more
Great accommodation Good location Parking tight ish Beds,oh dear my only complaint very uncomfortable
We spent a week at beautiful Hill House Farm, a lovingly renovated and well maintained home with plenty of original features. The weather was excellent so we got to enjoy the expansive garden and al fresco dining area with BBQ. The setting is just idyllic, and yet it’s 20-40 minutes drive away from various cities/towns/beaches to visit… a really good base to explore all the corners of Kent.
We had a wonderful week in the Old Schoolroom. Quietly located, with a cozy cottage garden. From the house you can make beautiful walks. Nice pubs nearby. Centrally located for Kent trips. The owners were on vacation but very friendly contact by mail. We felt welcome. Even the first breakfast was provided with delicious local products. Recommended. MP
We had a very pleasant stay at The Kennels. House, location and customer service were just perfect. With the heat in July, a fan would have been nice in the rooms ;-)
The Figgy is a lovely little cottage situated in the grounds of a beautiful estate. The place has everything you could need for your stay (we especially loved the bath!), and would be ideal for anyone visiting anywhere in Kent. The information booklet provided was very helpful, and the staff at Bloom Stays were delightful and always happy to help. We would absolutely recommend this place, and intend to be back ourselves soon!
The Buoys is a pleasant 3 bedroom small house / converted bungalow right on the Coast Road between Dungeness and New Romney. The road is right in front of the house - so you always have the noise of cars - but beyond that is the pebbly beach which is peaceful even in the school holidays and when the tide goes out is full of different sea birds. The back garden is pebbly too and gives lovely sunsets and has the miniature railway going along the back fence. Slightly wobbly paving stones on the patio that you need to watch out for and we couldn't work out how to lock the front door from outside s...more
Where do I start…..Great Higham Barn is more than we could have asked for. We arrived as a hen party of 23 people believing we may not have enough room for us all BUT the barn is outstanding, an amazing use of space and you get a real country feel. The hot tub was brilliant too and although we didn’t use the pool as wasn’t open we could see it would be a fantastic edition to a summer rental. The staff at Bloom stays were really helpful when I needed questions answered beforehand and we even had a recommended chef company (The Kent Kitchen) arrive and cook a 3 course meal for us all on the Satu...more
Fantastic stay. Beautiful views, amazing house and great facilities. Something for everyone from 5 to 80 years of age!
Plumcott was not suitable for me due to being disabled. That was my fault and no reflection on Plumcott. Host’s were brilliant.
The cottage is beautifully furnished with many little thoughtful extras such as games and sewing equipment. Perhaps a little too expensive for it’s situation. However for us needing extra accommodation for a family get together it was perfect.
Such a lovely place for me and my dog to disconnect. Such beauty in the surroundings, the location is perfect. Such a bonus to have the sauna and bath too.
What a gorgeous cottage, well appointed and so comfortable. Best sleep I have had in years. The number of birds chirping away was gorgeous. I even saw a barn owl one night. Helen the owner is really lovely and truly cares about ensuring your stay is the best it can be.
Driftwood Cottage was wonderful. The owner Louise was very helpful when called with a question. The cottage was furnished very tastefully and so comfortable and contained everything we required. The views from the cottage were amazing and were the icing on the cake.
This lovely characterful house and grounds were just perfect for us - a group of old friends celebrating 70th birthdays - playing snooker, croquet & boules on the lawns, sundowners by the fire pit with gorgeous views and bbqs and dinners all seated round the outside table or at the big wooden table in the bright kitchen/conservatory. We were blessed with sunny days so it was a shame the pool was out of use but maybe another time... The rooms were tastefully furnished and had interesting decorative paintings and objects. Kitchen appliances & equipment were generally good and the welcome basket...more
A spacious barn in an excellent location. Wonderful views across the Kent countryside. A short cycle ride into the city centre. Ample parking.
Customs House was our choice for a special anniversary with our large family and it was a great success. The house is perfect for large groups with ten very comfortable bedrooms, and very spacious living and dining areas. There is a pleasant garden and patio with lots of seating. Standard Quay where it is situated has lots of antique and bric a brac shops excellent for browsing, and a fabulous butcher whose tomahawk steaks we cooked on the barbeque! There are also restaurants and cafes.
The nicest, most stylish and elegant holiday flat we’ve ever rented! Comfortable, spotless, big, immaculate, and provided with every sort of modern comfs., in the very centre of a spectacular ancient town. However, what made the Loft incredibly great for us was that special feeling we had from the very moment we entered it, which accompanied us throughout our entire stay; the feeling of being at home and a strong wish to remain there for good! Thank you Bloom Stay, you’ve made us discover a hidden gem in Canterbury and allowed us to have the greatest holidays ever.
When looking at the pictures, this stay looks very nice. It has been decorated very well, the bed is really terrific and the view from the kitchen of the birds feeding is lovely. But the hut has been designed very strangely. The shower and toilet are extremely small, with the sink so tiny as to be almost unusable. There is a dangerous step from the bedroom into the kitchen and no light switch at the door to see it. The main picture window overlooks the main house car park so pretty boring and no privacy. The house is generally quite dark. The hot-tub is a 'lounger' style so is difficult to get...more
I booked El Ray as a surprise birthday present for a keen walker and bird watcher. I knew the location and position of the house having been to the area before and loved it. The house is quirky which is one of its charms The kitchen well stocked for 4 people, lovely views and access to the pebbles. But on the downside. The sofa is in need of replacement as it is not very comfortable and looks very old, one of the mattresses is so so hard that if 4 were staying it would mean a very uncomfortable night for someone. I think overall it is overpriced - arrival time was 4 (although we were info...more
Lovely oast house in a wonderful location. The outdoor space is fantastic and the master bedroom is gorgeous. The village is great and we particularly enjoyed the boating station and ice creams in their cafe. We appreciated the extras available for a baby like the cot and high chair. The house itself is a lovely old oast house. As with any listed building, there are going to be some things which are a little tired or not to our taste but we expected this. Do beware if you’re 6ft tall…my husband hit his head on the beams upstairs pretty much every day, but again that’s to be expected with an ol...more
We stayed at Cavallo Barn from 25/02 to 17/03 We enjoyed the location, the quite and the kindness of the owners, always there to help. The apartment offered all the amenities advertised and all was in good working order. We would love to have the opportunity to go back one day. S & L Budroni
After visiting crow cottage again after several lovely holidays there we were disappointed by a few of the things mainly the garden unable to walk round it because so overgrown had to cut the weeds back to sit on the patio on a garden bench which needed attention,then they just took the seat and table without saying anything so nowhere to eat outside or sit and have a drink,came to cut the grass the day before we came home which was quite unbelievable being as we booked early on in the year. Lights were missing in the bathroom no shaver light, someone came in while we were out to replace kitch...more
Overall we had a great holiday. We love dungeness having stayed at north vat earlier this year. The two are comparable outside but not inside. Think there should be a welcome pack or if you do not want to provide one then let us know. Also we are used to some basics being there from previous renters e.g. Tom sauce, spices etc. Would have liked to have a tv in living room. Not sure snug would work as a bedroom as have to use an en suite bathroom in other bedrooms. And finally the beds are so uncomfortable. Mattresses need replacing. As I say we did have a great week but improvements to th...more
A very cool place to stay. We loved Dungeness and we loved the property. It was very comfortable for our family of five, with beautiful pieces of furniture and very stylish decor. We will definitely consider returning. It would be great place to go in the middle of winter.
An incredible place, inside and out. We loved being surrounded by light on all sides, the furniture, overall design and location at the end of the track on the incredible Dungeness peninsula. Our dog Mungo loved living on a massive beach for the week too. If you’re looking for somewhere to totally reset brain and body, this is it. The big baths take a while to run but complete the neo-monastic, post-apocalyptic scene.
We had a lovely stay at Chesnuts. we had a small problem with the fridge not working when we arrived but the owners live accross from the house and helped us. The garden was great for the kids, had a hose so perfect for a paddling pool. All rooms were well equipped
The property was very clean and extremely comfortable. All the appliances are top of the range. The games room is an added bonus which compliments the house nicely. The area around is nice and quiet which helps the holiday feeling. We would Highley recommend this cottage for a quality family holiday.
We enjoyed our time at plumpudding cottage. We loved the place. A very good platform to explore Kent and the Southeast of England.
Lovely old cottage charm in a very quiet village. Perfect for that hideaway holiday, but you’ll definitely need a car to get around, buy supplies, visit pubs etc.
A well maintained cottage with comfy bed and quality linen. Beams are low, particularly in the kitchen / diner, so it was difficult to relax for us (both being 5'10 and over). Has a lovely garden with some unusual wild birds.
Keepers Cottage is a delightful place to stay. Although this is a three bedroom property it feels so spacious. The Orangery is amazing, comfy furniture that allows you to relax and view the large contained garden and the views over the countryside. The kitchen is modern and well equipped. The location of the property was great, a feeling of being in the countryside but not having to drive far to be in Canterbury. So happy to have stayed at Keepers, felt special.
We enjoyed our short stay at the shepherds hut. It was perfect to get completely away from it all. Anne was very helpful and they had thought of all we would need. Cool packs to keep your food cold with a basic kitchen. We will definitely be returning! Thank you.
Stayed at Yew Tree farm for four nights with family to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday. 8 adults 6 children and one infant. Fantastic location for Ashford Flip Out, Leeds Castle Go Ape and Whitstable Beach and Ashford for shopping. Kids, and adults loved the great garden area for football, cricket etc. Outside seating area and BBQ could not have been better. Would absolutely book again.
great place. very beautiful and well equipped. we liked it very much. unfortunately, the hot tub was not working. most importantly, the Wi-Fi was of very poor quality, not designed to cover such a large place and a large group of people. If the Wi-fi is fixed, we would be happy to come back.
The house is located near the main point of interest of the city. The mattress are too soft, I couldn’t sleep cause there’s too much light entering from the windows. Only one key of the apartment is provided.
Location is everything with this property, which is lucky because the property is tired, has minimal facilities and has a problem with earwigs. Top floor has no storage at all and a built in bed that should not be inspected too closely, one of the Louvre windows whistles and hums when it is windy Next level down has a collection of potential candidates for a Museum of Chairs and a sofa thing that reminded me of a stuffed camel. Second floor is two beds, toilet, bath and a small built in wardrobe. Ground floor is kitchen with large table. Earwigs are on every level, even found one happily ...more