Unique Stays: sleep in a stable at the Coach House

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The Coach House is a complex in Sittingbourne in the Kent Downs. The structure includes the main house where Beatrice and Graham, the owners, live, two parking spaces for caravans and / or tents, the Loft and the Stable.

I have spent two nights at the Stable in the north section and, let me tell you, it couldn’t have been any better.

My choice to stay at Beatrice’s place has been absolutely fortuitous, given our initial plan to go back to The Twig Wagon and visit a total different part of England. Having booked only two weeks before our trip, the Wagon and a lot of other places were already fully booked so that we decided to look for a different accommodation and adapt our trip according to what we could find. In retrospect, all I can say is that I’m glad we ended up where we did.

The entrance of the Coach House, with the Stable on the right side

Beatrice has been the perfect host from start to end, she had sent us very precise instructions on how to find the place, where to park and how to get in so that we could have a hassle free check-in. Even so, she made sure she was there to welcome us upon our arrival and happily showed us the place and all the available amenities.

The converted stable exceeded all our expectations. It is sparkling clean, spacious and finely curated by Beatrice, that half hour after our arrival came back to bring us delicious homemade brioche and blackberry jam for the next day breakfast.

Homemade brioche and jam made by our host Bèatrice

The thing I loved the most about the stable is that every space has been thought through: there are two rooms upstairs, the master bedroom and a second bedroom with two single beds, with kitchen and living room downstairs and two bathrooms, one for each floor. If needed, though, Beatrice will let you find an additional double bed downstairs in what looks like an extra room and the two big sofas can easily be opened and can function as beds too.

Every little details adds character to a place that already had a huge potential and makes it stand out. There was everything we could have needed and more, we loved it so much that we decided to stay in both nights to be able to fully enjoy it.

Beatrice lives next door, she maintained excellent communication until the end without ever being invasive.

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Master bedroom at the Stable

At the entrance, on your right, Beatrice ensures you have everything you might need for a perfect holiday in Kent: from maps to pubs menus and addresses, you will feel pampered and in good hands. The best thing about visiting a place stranger to you is to have tips from a local, which is exactly what Beatrice does without ever exceeding.

My favourite part of the Stable? Our semi-private garden, that allowed me to relax and watch the sunset while working on my laptop after a full day out, or drink a cup of coffee (again provided by Beatrice) in total peace in the morning with the owners’ lovely dog coming to wish us a good morning.

All of this to say that, if you’re planning your next holidays in Kent, there’s no better place than the Coach House to stay at.

Private garden and entrance of the Stable at Coach House

If you want to book your stay at the Coach House, either the Stable or the Loft, you can do it here where you’ll find both listings and a Kent’s guidebook curated by Beatrice.

Published by Francesca

Hi I'm Francesca, a passionate photographer since my family bought me my first camera at the age of 10. After years and years of experimenting, I understood what I truly love to photograph is life. That, can only be found when you set your mind to explore. I have done many things in life, but the only one that makes me happy is when I'm travelling with my camera. My mantra? Travel with the eyes of a tourist and the heart of a local.

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