I needed a 3 night stay in the Canterbury area and luckily hit on The Arthouse (aka The Old Fire Station). It was just my kind of place and somewhere I instantly felt at home. There are only two rooms in the main house and I had the big room at the front - lovely spacious, sunny, south-east facing room with the only drawback being that its bathroom is down two flight of stairs. Not a big problem and is good exercise!
I'd brought food with me so made extensive use of the well fitted kitchen and lovely dining room. The lounge was also super comfy & cosy and had lovely views out towards the centre of town.
The location is fantastic, being right on the edge of town and only 10-15 mins walk from the centre. Getting in and out of the narrow driveway is a bit of a challenge and probably best not attempted by less than confident drivers!
Seb popped in to say hello on day 2 and was super helpful when we had a small issue with the heating. Thanks for letting me practise my DIY skills!
Overall a great stay - I will be back!
Perfect and great value
Roomchecker007on 16/11/2017 10:13
Arrived to a warm house and warm room. Beautifully decorated and with all amenities. Loved the use of attractive living room and kitchen. Bed very comfortable. I was there for a very stressful business meeting and this room really helped me to relax. Owner was very friendly and really kind. Breakfast is taken in a cafe near the accommodation. Quality of breakfast outstanding! I will definitely stay here again!!!!
Top notch house in central canterbury
kmcfru_220610on 15/09/2017 23:20
Great place to stay in a wonderful 3 story town house. Fully equipped with everything you could need from bathroom toiletries, to hairdryer and iron, full washing and drying facilities and coffee and tea provided. Beautifully clean and very homely - I stay in hotels or apartments every week and it's very rare to be in a situation like this where it's basically faultless. Even the wifi is strong. My only request would be an egg cup as I do love my boiled eggs in the morning! I think that goes to show just how much is provided! Thank you to the owners, who are equally wonderful, right there if you need them but not in any way interfering. Perfect.
Best break away in a while!
Izzy Fon 12/09/2017 23:51
Would like to thank the owners of The Arthouse for a wonderful stay. Lovely, clean and peaceful B&B which made for a comfy and cosy stay. Welcoming owners who were happy to help with anything. Also great choice of cafe for morning breakfasts. Would definitely recommend and stay again!
What a little gem
Ilivebytheriveron 24/08/2017 08:01
Visited last weekend and will definitely use every time in Canterbury.
There is private parking in what I presume is the old fire station yard behind the big red doors
The layout was lovely, clean and boutique in style
Left a jacket and Adele and Dominic so helpful in ringing us and we arranged collection on way back through
Fantastic place but more importantly fantastic service
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