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Southampton, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say? A simply fabulous stay, everything was perfect, from the friendly welcome from Nick and Claire and the lovely room, to the stunning views and delicious breakfast. Our room on the third floor - the valley suite - was gorgeous. I really enjoyed the roll top bath and nice touches, including bottled water in the room, tea,... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at 11pm (sorry!), checked out at 6am. Proprietor helpful and friendly. Just wished I'd have had some more time here to enjoy this great little B&B a bit more! Thanks again for waiting up and all your help!

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Probably the best B and B we`ve ever stayed at. The welcome was friendly. The accommodation was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was excellent. Impossible to fault anything. All our needs were catered for.

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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Absolutely a brilliant, exceptional and idyllic place to stay. From the initial warm friendly welcome from Claire, the welcome pot of tea, the high quality of the spacious bedroom, bathroom and the lovely sitting room and garden, and the delicious and high quality breakfast, it was simply faultless. And, for dog lovers, Biscuit and Lotti, the two welcoming retrievers, are... More 

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ClaireFinley, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such lovely words. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and we are pleased everything was to your liking and hope to see you again in the future. More 

Lawrence, Kansas
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164 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We made a last minute decision to book at the Old Vicarage as we were extending our stay in Kent and wanted to go on to Canterbury - great choice. This is an exceptional B&B with friendly, welcoming hosts, lovely public rooms and gardens, a spacious and comfortable bedroom/ensuite bath and delicious breakfast featuring all local products. The property is... More 

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ClaireFinley, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely detailed review and your kind words. We are so glad your enjoyed your stay and look forward to meeting you again in the future. More 

London
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130 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in August. We received a really warm welcome from Claire, Nick and their two dogs. The Old Vicarage is beautiful and has been lovingly restored. Our room overlooking the church was spacious, clean and had a lovely comfy sleigh bed. There isn't a wardrobe, but there are hooks and hangers as well as a... More 

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ClaireFinley, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

We would like to thank you taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review and for your kind words. We are very pleased your enjoyed your stay with us and the breakfast and look forward to meeting you again in the future. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here overnight for a wedding close to the area. The b&b and garden are absolutely beautiful. We stayed in a family room with one double room and another twin room which was well presented and spacious. The breakfast in the morning was lovely and we were really very sad to leave. The owner is a lovely lady who is... More 

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ClaireFinley, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words - it was lovely to meet you and look forward to meeting you and your partner again in the not too distant future! More 

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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Unfortunately, we (my husband and I) stayed only one night at the Old vicarage! but we arrived there in the late afternoon therefore we had a great longer time to enjoy the beautiful and gorgeous environment at the back of the house. The owner, Clair was so nice and friendly, a special treat of a tray of tea from her... More 

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ClaireFinley, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such detailed review and your kind words. We are very pleased your enjoyed your stay and look forward to meeting you again in the future. More 

Market Harborough, UK
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is an excellent B & B in a delightful part of rural Kent. I've stayed here a number of times over the last year and have always received a warm welcome and excellent accommodation. The rooms are all en suite and have tea/coffee making facilities and a television. They all have comfortable beds and are spotlessly clean. Breakfasts are... More 

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ClaireFinley, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

We would like to thank you taking the time to leave us such a lovely and detailed review. It is very much appreciated and we are pleased your enjoyed your stay with us and the breakfast choices on offer and look forward to meeting you again in the future. More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is a period house, well restored and the family home of hosts Claire and Nick. This experienced couple run the B and B in a relaxed and professional manor. We were attending son's wedding in nearby Newnham and took all the bedrooms in the house, there were thirteen of us. As well as the bedrooms in the main house... More 

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ClaireFinley, Owner at The Old Vicarage, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a superbly detailed review. It is very much appreciated and we are so pleased your enjoyed your stay here in these wonderful surroundings and that you also enjoyed the breakfast choices on offer. We look forward to maybe meeting you again in the future. More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
he Old Vicarage is located on the edge of the village of Doddington in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Downs. The Grade II listed property has been recently renovated to a high modern standard, while retaining core period features which date back to 1656. Locally sourced produce is used for our full English breakfast whenever available. Other dietary options can be catered for on request. Children over the age of three are welcome and we have a non-smoking policy. Our two golden retrievers may be on hand to welcome you! Ample off road parking for all our guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Vicarage

Address: Old Vicarage Church Lane, Doddington ME9 0BD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Doddington
Price Range: RM399 - RM528 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Old Vicarage 5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“The property is in a quiet village with no risk of noise”
  • The cottage. 2 beds 2 bathrooms, kitchen and lounge
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“We ate dinner at the nearby George Inn in Newnham. The food was amazing and highly recommended.”
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“Garden room has an amazing view over the gardens and surrounding countryside”
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“The cottage is lovely”
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 of 5 bubbles DonaldC477, 18 Sep 2015 | Read review
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