AD – This stay was a press visit but all thoughts are my own
I love myself a staycation in the UK. I enjoyed them way before COVID-19 made them popular. Truthfully, I haven’t actually been abroad since Disneyland Paris 2011 and although I’d love to go back to sitting on the beach and doing nothing all day, right now, I’m absolutely LOVING exploring new areas and accommodations within the UK. This country really does have so much to offer.
Earlier this year, I was offered a 2 night stay in The Ferry House Inn, a 4* accommodation and licensed wedding venue in the Kent countryside. The Ferry House Inn, along with it’s AA rosette dining and bed and breakfast accommodation is a family owned establishment, with it’s own farm and kitchen garden. I will be doing a separate blog post about the food (which you can read here). But today I’m going to cover the accommodation.
As I said, we (we being Carl and I) were offered a 2 night stay in one of their luxury guest rooms. At £150 a night, these guest rooms work on a bed and breakfast basis and are all individually and lovingly decorated. We were actually offered a choice of which room and it look me SO LONG to choose because they’re all so lovely. We finally settled on room 7, so let’s have a look!
Just down the road from The Ferry House Inn, we also have Mocketts Farm Cottages. A self catering option, should you prefer that. We didn’t see these cottages ourselves but definitely a good option, depending on your reasons for travel.
So check in was at 2pm and we were greeted upon arrival and shown to our room. The coach house building the guest rooms were in was spotless and also very secure, as you can only get in both the front door and your room door with a key card. Our room was up a short flight of steps but there is a ramp as well and also a disabled friendly supersized room situated next to the ramp itself.
The room we picked was decorated in these gorgeous, chic and calming grey/green tones and as interior decor goes, I absolutely loved it. Although it wasn’t too much of a surprise as it does look exactly the same as the photos on the website. Our room was really spacious, as was the bathroom (more on that in a bit), with a big wardrobe, a huge bed, a vanity, TV (with DVD) and a chair. It felt more like your own bedroom than a hotel!
There’s also tea and coffee making facilities in the room and they leave you with a variety of different teas including “normal” tea and fruit infused teas (I definitely needed the “digest” tea after all the food I ate during my stay!), still and sparkling water, hot chocolate and coffee pods.
Our en suite. Well. I think in the space of 2 days, my boyfriend and I had about 10 showers between us. The shower was absolute heaven. And it also occurred to me that I didn’t picture it (probably because I was in it so much) but from the photo below, it’s just to the left of the shot and was a walk in shower with a rain shower head.
What really stuck out to both of us during our stay was how clean everything was. Everything was spotless, all the time. Whilst we were having breakfast, we didn’t stop seeing people cleaning, wiping and tidying things up. Our room didn’t have a speck of dust in it or a mark anywhere. It was outstanding really, the level of cleanliness.
We didn’t actually do anything during our stay, partially because it’s quite out of the way (so something to keep in mind if you were planning a visit) and partially because we’re always so busy at home that we wanted a super chill few days to literally do nothing. And that’s exactly what we did. And it was SO NEEDED.
We did take a walk down to the Swale Estuary which The Ferry House Inn is situated right next to, so no matter where you look, the view is beautiful. It was so cold though so we quickly retreated back inside! I did manage to get a few nice shots though. They also offer clay pigeon shooting on site too.
I’ve been saying to Carl, “come on, think of something I can moan about!” but in absolute honesty, we can’t think of a thing. Which is EXTREMELY rare. Especially for Carl, who likes a moan. I don’t even LIKE giving such sickeningly good reviews but there is literally nothing else to say about this place other than it’s as close to perfect as you’re going to get. And I haven’t even mentioned the food yet.