"Close to Canterbury and Sandwich"


Lovely cottage to stay in, close to Canterbury and Sandwich for day trips out. Our children's highlight was stroking the donkeys each day. The property was clean and warm with a well stocked kitchen. There is a nice play area for children too. Steve was very helpful in answering all our questions.

Liz Limentani - October 2020

"Magic place"


Magic place filled with beauty, calm and authenticity.
A warm welcome and independence appreciated.
Well located in Kent.
Thank you Tina and Steve and see you again soon.

Jean-Pierre Dufour - April 2020

"Top Ten Trips of All Time"


Where to begin? As a seasoned traveller who has lived in many different countries in Europe and Asia and who has roughed it and lived it up at both ends of the vacation spectrum, I can honestly say that our visit to HAWTHORN FARM COTTAGES made it into my top ten trips of all time.

Exceptionally well equipped, immaculately presented and thoughtfully designed for every comfort, our cottage was absolutely perfect. Taking our first holiday with a new puppy, I was understandably nervous but Tina and Steve made every effort to reassure me and to make our mini-break relaxing and invigorating. Nothing was too much trouble for them.

The dog loved it: zoomies took on a new meaning in the spacious cottage... much bigger than our apartment at home! On-lead walking through the grounds was very exciting for her, meeting the donkeys and sniffing the pears. Visiting the seaside was another first. There was also a dog-entertainment basket with treats and tips, in addition to the regular orientation manual.

Ideally placed, the cottages are the perfect setting for battoning down the hatches and escaping form the outside world or using as a base to explore the sights and activities available around and about. Very discreetly designed too, so you can have your own privacy even if they are fully booked. We have booked again for the summer (fingers crossed... lockdown permitting) but rest assured, Hawthorn Farm Cottages will be part of the annual R&R for this little family. I can not recommend highly enough.

PS. Go for the breakfast basket... local produce was totally yum and lasted us for 4 meals!
Melissa Fordham - April 2020

"Thoughtful amenities, spacious rooms"


Our second visit in less than a year once again provided us with a fantastic few days break.  A great welcome from Tina and Steve to commence with, nothing too much trouble thereafter.  So much attention to detail has been considered in the design stage followed by a high level of construction fittings and furnishings.  Would highly recommend to anyone looking for the 'Perfect Setting' in lovely countryside including a paddock with donkeys Rosie & Sam surrounded by orchards.  We will most definitely be back. Thank you again Tina and Steve.

Wendy Windiate - April 2020

"What an Amazing Place"


We have stayed here 3 times now first being for our 10th wedding anniversary in a Feb, then for my fathers birthday in a November then the last stay was a few weeks ago for my mum & dads Golden Wedding Anniversary in March, so all different months, it was just amazing, it’s like home from home, beautifully decorated cottages, lovely grounds with Rosie & Sam the Donkeys in.  Steve & Tina go above and beyond to make sure the stay is perfect would recommend this to everyone and can’t wait to stay again, Thank you for everything you do.
Sarah Poole - April 2020