A Secret Garden
Romantic stay for 2 in a converted wooden hut, offers a fun and quirky hideaway in a secluded garden with a private Hot Tub near Whitstable & Herne Bay
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Stunning isn't even close...
by Quirky Kent
on March 29, 2017
I love quiet, I love enchanted and I love a hot tub, so when I had to opportunity to stay overnight at 'A Secret Garden' I was thrilled. I had the full experience, including the booking process, and it couldn't have been any smoother. The website hosts an easy to use booking system and once booked they send you everything you need via email including arrival procedures and pre planning options for things to do in the area.
We arrived around 4pm and were met by Chris, the fabulous creator of these properties and were given the basics and left to explore the Secret Garden. The property has its own beautiful wooden door which opens out into the extremely private and secluded garden that is yours for the stay. The garden was everything we had hoped for and had the most magical and enchanted touches. The palm trees and branches were filled with solar powered dragonflies, flowers and other lights which came to life at nightfall. There were some water features that soothed us to sleep and again were lit up by lights as soon as the skies darkened. There is a gorgeous magical seating area made of bright oversized mushrooms which had two seats and a table. The seating sat next to the wooden hot tub, the hot tub is left on so can be used the minute you arrive ,which of course we took full advantage of!
The hot tub sits in the corner where the sun shines its last rays of light until sun set but even in the cold it wouldn't make a difference as the heat of the tub keeps you toasty and perfectly sits two. You also have use of a fire pit which you can cook on or just toast marshmallows under the stars, all you need to bring is your own charcoal and BBQ treats to cook.
Inside the property will take your breath away, I can't think of any other way to describe it. Every details and touch has had so much love and thought put into it and no expenses have been spared. The kitchen area has everything you need and has been adapted in unique little ways to get the most storage possible out of the area. There was a welcome hamper in the kitchen with some delicious treats and produce from Kent companies and a lovely thoughtful bottle of bubbly chilling in the fridge. The shower room had robes and slippers for us to use and fresh towels on the heated rail. I had to look twice when I turned the shower on later in evening... I will leave that one as a surprise...
The sitting area was full of themed comfortable cushions on a sofa that you sunk into and could sit and watch the garden from through the huge windows. The walls are themed with scenic and beautiful forest images and the walls have been designed to give a cave feel so you don't even feel like you are indoors. The bed, wow, just wow. The bed area extends out into the garden with a window for a ceiling and two huge side windows so you can watch stars and be a part of the secret garden all night. There was lots of drawer and cupboard storage perfect for 2 for a long weekend which blended in with the theme. A forest themed table and 2 chairs also separates the kitchen area and sitting area. There were some well thought homely touches which we really loved and made us feel so welcome.
We met Michelle later in the evening who gave us some background to the ideas and was absolutely lovely, unfortunately (for me not for bookings!) the treehouse and lodge were booked so I could only see them from the outside, but even a small glimpse was enough to make me want to come back for more. We felt like we had been at a spa weekend and felt so relaxed and pampered this morning. Even with the other properties booked you would never even know anyone was staying anywhere near you, it is so private and quiet it was like staying in forest! Everything about the place is magical and we will be back, if we can get in! Bookings are already flowing in so please, if you want romantic, if you want private, if you want magical and luxury in a unique stay then this is the place....