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.
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This room looks absolutely gorgeous! I love that you got a couple of days to just relax, you definitely deserve that. The location looks beautiful too, this seems like the perfect hotel to just fully chill out and detach from everything for a while!
It really was just perfect! <3
What a beautiful place – and wonderful photos! Inspiration for breaks when this is all over! Stay well, Emma 🙂
Thank you 🙂 x
Oh wow it looks incredible! I cannot wait to get away once all of this is over 🙂
I am obsessed with this blog post!! I would love nothing more than a night away from reality right now! I love your travel styled posts!
Oh same! I’m so glad we managed to get away to here before everything happened x
It looks amazing! I love the style and decor. There really are some beautiful spots in the UK.
There really is x
oh this looks incredible! definitely want to stay here x
I’d love to go back!
Oh wow!! That place looks gorgeous! Once all this world chaos ends, I definitely want to look at checking it out! Was it easy to get to? Gorgeous photography as always!
Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived
Relatively easy apart from the last bit which is done some very remote and narrow lanes!
This looks incredible, could really happily jump in that bed right now! I’m glad you managed to get your stay before things got tighter. It looks like a gorgeous place to grab a night or two away in the UK x
Oh same! It was so needed x
Ah I saw the opp for this one and applied for it too! I never heard back from them so will live vicariously through your posts haha! Looking forward to your food post as I’m a huge foodie!
Omg what a beautiful place! I’ll definitely be looking into this for the future. I love short breaks like this xx
Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk
Would 100% recommend!
You were literally 5 minutes down the road from me!
Love, Amie ❤
The Curvaceous Vegan
I feel calm just looking at those photos! I can’t imagine how cosy it must be to stay there.
Imogen’s Typewriter. <3
It was ultimately cost!
I just can’t get passed how beautiful the decor is I the room! I mean this is the kinda place I would want as a bedroom 😂 you’re right, it does look close to perfect! I can’t wait to read about the food!🤤
Natonya | https://justnatonya.wordpress.com
Right! I was thinking that when I was there!
Oh wow it looked beautiful! xx
I love a good, clean, airy, light space and this is right from a magazine! The colors of the room go together so well, and I love the name of the place.
I want to shower in that shower!
The shower was HEAVEN! It really does look like it belongs in a magazine, doesn’t it?
This looks like a super cute little inn! I would love to stay here. So quaint and cozy!
It really is quaint!
I love the decor! Everything looks so cozy and exactly my kind of vibe. Can’t wait for the food post next week!
I can’t wait to share that post!
It looks like such a lovely place to stay! x
It really was!
What a cute place! Such a cozy feel about it, especially that bed. I need to think about booking this sort of accommodation next time I head to England! Assuming travel will again be possible one day…. xx
Oh goodness yeah. I’m sure it will be!
With all that’s going on in the world right now, a staycation sounds just right! The room looks so homey and cosy! It’s nice to have a little break away.
Ashlee | ashleemoyo.com
Staycations are the perfect option with everything going on right now!
It sure was
This is so beautiful! From the decor (especially those bathroom tiles!) to the countryside. Glad you had an amazing time, I’ll definitely be bookmarking this for future staycation planning!
The decor was to die for!
It all looks so cute, calm and cozy. I think that bed was made for sleeping in a bit longer then usual.
It really was! No wonder I had a 3 hour long nap!
This looks like a beautiful place to getaway without having to go so far. I loved all the detail – especially the way that they set up the coffee station. So cute!
Everything was done so meticulously, I loved it!
Oh wow, this looks like the ultimate getaway, what a dream. Right by the estuary so lots of lovely fresh air too. It looks like a bedroom I’d never want to leave, those cushions are gorgeous, and all those little touches are so thoughtful. Gorgeous photos, Jenny, looking forward to the food review now! X
Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com
Thank you! I can’t wait to share the food review. I wish it wasn’t so cold and windy when we went cos I’d have loved to have spent more time outside!
This place looks absolutely stunning! I’m already ridiculously excited for the food posts haha x
Yassss I’m glad!
Wow, this inn is gorgeous! I don’t normally pay attention to how a place is decorated, but I love all the small touches they add to make the room so welcoming. I am looking forward to your food post as I can only imagine how amazing the food will look and would have tasted as well.
Neither do I really but they really pride themselves on their decor and detail!
This looks lush! I’ve been looking for somewhere for a nice little getaway for Josh and I – I’m going to pop this one on the list!
You definitely should!
hi hi! I’m so glad you shared this – it looks lovely! I love those little bird pillows! We’ve got a trip to England on the books in a few months – hoping we’ll be able to make it! xx
I hope you can make it too!
Your pictures are stunning! This room is amazing and if the others are just as beautiful I can see why you would have a hard time deciding on which one to stay at. I love that you are exploring local places. Sometimes the places close to us get overlooked. Thank you for sharing your experience. I’m looking forward to reading about what you ate while you were there.
All the rooms were beautiful – it really doesn’t matter which one you choose!
Oh this looks beautiful. I must look this up for my holidays!
You definitely should!
Oh wow, that looks absolutely beautiful! I could most definitely do with a break like this at the moment! Just me and the peace and quiet! ❤️
It was so quiet and peacefu!
This place looks like the absolute dream! It’s beautiful, spacious and looks like so much care and attention has gone into every detail of your stay. The biscuits and chocolate with a nice cuppa would be an instant win for me! The surroundings look so pretty and calming too, even if it was freezing, haha! Glad you both had a lovely relaxing break. Thanks for sharing your experience and gorgeous photos Jenny, can’t wait to see your food post! <3 xxx
Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com
It really was a dream, there was absolutely NOTHING I could fault with it! xxx
I am desperate for a night away and this looks absolutely beautiful!!
This would be perfect!
I loved the pictures you posted on Instagram so I was looking forward to this one.
I love a staycation, It hit me last year that the UK has SO much to offer. I was always one for jumping on a plane but the older I get the more I want to really explore and where best to start than at home.
This looks like a wonderful place to stay, heaps of character and so beautifully decorated. You have done such an amazing job with the pictures, you have a real talent with photography x
Staycations are brilliant. Since my anxiety started, I’ve only ever really been on staycations. Although I probably could get on a plane and go somewhere now, the UK always pulls me back in!
This place looks gorgeous! I love the decor of your room | lanalikes.com
It’s lovely isn’t it!
This place looks so cozy and neat, love it. Thanks for sharing💜
The rooms look gorgeous, this looks such a lovely place I’ve never been to Kent definitely somewhere I would like to go to in the future. Great post Thankyou for sharing X
I’d definitely recommend – some really lovely places that side of the bridge!
It sure was!
This place looks gorgeous – do you think they’d let me buy one of those cushions off them if I stayed? 😂 Seems like the perfect place to just get away from it all.
I know right! I wonder where they got them?
Great post 😁