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The Hayloft at Chislet is your retreat in the beautiful Kent countryside. A thatched barn down a quiet lane in a very small village, it will seem a million miles away from your busy lifestyle. And yet, the Hayloft offers stylish accommodation sleeping up to six people, with all the modern comforts that will make your stay a joy.
We've also been awarded 5 Star Gold by Visit England, the official quality assessors of holiday accommodation in England.
The Hayloft is only 8 miles from the historic city of Canterbury, in easy reach of the coastal towns of Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Whitstable, and the excitement of London is just a day trip away.
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This is our 3rd visit to the Hayloft and it never disappoints. It's a beautiful accommodation, and cleanliness is 5star. It's immaculate. We just can't fault it. Perfect location for a summer holiday or a cosy winter get a away visiting Xmas markets. The Hayloft has everything you could possibly need for a relaxed stay, the Christmas decorations are a lovely touch and just add to the cosiness this time of year. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Richard & Lyndsey. (My little boy broke his toy within 5 mins of arriving and they superglued it back together for him) We will definitely be returning next year. A really great place to stay and excellent location for day trips out.
Visited December 2021
Written 13 December 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Perfect hosts, so accommodating for all needs. If you think you may need something in this house ranging from a particular cooking utensil to a disabled shower seat, just look and it’s there in a cupboard! It is so well stocked. The second you walk in the door the house gives you a hug and says throw a log on the fire, tuck up with a blanket and cook up a storm in that perfect kitchen. There are cosy nooks and plenty of games, with space enough for privacy. There is ground floor access to all rooms for a disabled member to get everywhere including around the large dining table. Good access to whitstable and Herne bay for beaches and shopping. We would definitely return.
Visited October 2021
Written 12 October 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The Hayloft is a lovely holiday home from home with great space, excellent facilities and really helpful hosts. It is well equipped and has lots of room. We were 3 generations and the spacing of the rooms etc was great for this. Richard and Lindsay were lovely hosts, suggesting day trips and replying to emails helpfully and in good time. A really lovely place.
Visited July 2021
Written 12 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
I booked a mini break away with my family to refresh and reconnect and the Hayloft helped us do that. The barn is stunning, immaculate and comfortable. There is so much space, is well equipped and we felt instantly at ease on arrival. The location was perfect for exploring the nearby beaches and lovely and peaceful. I'd love to return again. Highly recommended!
Visited June 2021
Written 7 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We had a fabulous holiday (Monday to Saturday) which marked the first time we could meet up with our family for many months due to Covid restrictions. A lovely place to reconnect with each other and with nature. Super walks on the doorstep, Whitstable, Margate and Canterbury a short drive away. The hosts were delightful and very accommodating. Highly recommend and would love to go back in the future.
Visited June 2021
Written 5 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We spent a Friday - Monday break at this lovley Hayloft Barn .The party was made up of 3 generations .
My Daughter booked the Barn which was a excellent choice .Plenty of room for us all Bedroons were all comfortable.
The Barn was well equipped.
Nice outside area with table and chairs which we enjoyed after returning from days out .
Situated in a very quite peaceful area yet not too far to travel to various places of interest .
We would highly reccomend staying at this lovley spacious peaceful Barn .
We would definitely come back again .
Review from Barbara Brown .
Visited June 2021
Written 25 June 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
I can’t fault this property, the owners or the location. We thoroughly enjoyed our mini-break at The Hayloft. The house is immaculate and spacious; with every convenience you will need. It is set in a rural location on a quiet road with off street parking. The interior is large, plenty space for a family of 6 with 3 good sized bathrooms. There is a small garden to the rear with a large dining table in a corner spot which gets sunshine from mid-morning to late afternoon. Our 7 year old daughter loved being able to ride her bike on the country bridleways and on the Viking Trail which is only a short drive away. We highly recommend Whitstable, Broadstairs and Canterbury – all within easy reach. Lindsay & Richard were lovely friendly hosts with lots of good advice on places to visit and local eateries. We can’t wait to return.
Visited April 2021
Written 21 April 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
A long weekend in this superbly comfortable, beautifully designed country home. An easy place to settle into, intelligently furnished (clean, comfortable, stylish), great beds, great kitchen - it really felt as if the owners had thought of everything. It's near to coast and city, whichever takes your fancy. We had a sophisticated Sunday lunch at the Fordwich Arms (fairly deep pockets needed), and a couple of evening visits (walking distance along a winding lane) for a beer and a cider or two at The Gate Inn in Chislet. I hope we'll stay here again. A real treat.
Visited March 2020
Written 18 March 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We are just back from another FANTASTIC long weekend at The Hayloft. This is a truly stunning property. Our previous visit was in 2014 and it’s just as good now as it was back then. Owners Robert & Lindsay are fab. Always on hand to answer any questions and we arrived to find a very decent bottle of red wine! Highly recommended. We shall definitely be visiting again and would urge others to book!!
Visited January 2020
Written 3 February 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
We had a girls weekend at The Hayloft, with ages from 10 months to 77 and it was perfect for everyone. There’s a downstairs bedroom with wet room that is very convenient for older and less able-bodied people. The owners arrived to welcome us and saw we had a baby and couldn’t have been more helpful - they attached stair gates, put out a fire guard and rug and found a walker. They also had a cot and high chair available which we didn’t need.
The house was fully equipped with everything we could have needed plus they had left us a bottle of wine and flowers. It was immaculately clean and very comfortable. There is a list of all the best local pubs, we visited the closest, The Gate, for Sunday lunch. Lots of lovely seaside towns within short driving distance too. We would all highly recommend this house.
Visited September 2019
Written 30 September 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
The Hayloft is situated on the historic Chislet Marshes, a haven for birdwatchers with sightings of Egrets, Marsh Harriers and Swans. Chislet is a great base for walkers and cyclists,with public rights of way to many local villages with traditional pubs offering a welcome stop en route.
A little further afield, the world heritage city of Canterbury is 8 miles away, and the historic coastal towns of Whitstable, Margate, Ramsgate, broadstairs and Deal, and the "cinque ports" of Dover and Sandwich are within easy driving distance.
Chislet is a rural village which is a short drive away from lots of East Kent and Thanet's well known towns, villages and beaches. You will need a car to get around.
The Hayloft is situation very close to a large number of public rights of way and walking trails, so you do not need a car to find a great local walk. The local pub is also within walking distance - about 15 - 20 mins walk on a quiet country road.
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