Holly's Funerals, Tenterden

21 reviews

Holly's Funerals, Tenterden, Kent, funeral director in Kent Holly's Funerals, Tenterden, Kent, funeral director in Kent
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Caring and personalised funeral directors services, helping bereaved families and individuals in Kent and East Sussex.

Latest Verified Reviews

Tom Hicks 3rd Mar 2021

Very pleased with the care and attention provided by Andy Clarke of Hollies Funerals, under what were very trying circumstances. The funeral itself went off without a hitch and all Christina's wishes carried out to the letter I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Hollies to anyone seeking a funeral with a modern twist.

Stuart Brown 23rd Feb 2021

A very good and unique service which my Dad would really have appreciated, friendly, approachable and very helpful. Andy made a very stressful time easier. Thank you very much.

Susan Scott 20th Feb 2021

My father passed away in December 2020, and I had no experience of arranging a funeral. Despite the covid-19 restrictions, Andy guided and supported me through the whole process, taking the time to make sure everything was just as we wanted. The funeral was led by Andy, who made a sad day into a calm time of remembrance and reflection. Great value for the money. My Mum was very pleased with everything, and has asked that we use Holly's Funerals for her, when the time comes! Thank you Holly's

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Location

Address
2 Drovers Lodge
Coombe Lane
Tenterden
Kent
TN30 6HD

About Us

Holly’s Funerals is a warm and reassuring independent funeral director in Kent, with offices in Tenterden and Cranbrook. They are on call around the clock to help and support you, when someone has died.

Funeral director, Andy Clarke provides a comfortable space at both of their venues in Tenterden & Cranbrook. Families and individuals can take the time they need to talk about the person who has died and make the funeral arrangements that feel right for them.

Their motto “From Love Comes Beauty,” reflects Andy’s aim to make the funeral experience as good and painless as it possibly can be for the families they look after.

With a focus on flexible, unhurried funeral care, this unique funeral firm in Kent will follow your lead when you know just the type of funeral you’d like to arrange, assist you when you need a little help with a home-based funeral, or fully support you when you are finding things difficult.

At their Cranbrook office, they look after the “guests” brought into their care. Its chapel of rest, called the Serenity Room, is a lovely space where families can spend time with the person who has died. They do not use embalming, but use refrigeration to preserve bodies in a natural way. Families can be fully involved in the funeral arrangements, helping wash, dress and anoint the person who has died in a ceremonial way, if they wish.

Parking is available on site at the Cranbrook funeral home, which has a lovely farm shop nearby. The Tenterden funeral home has town centre parking close by. Children and pets are very welcome at both offices.

The Kent Funeral Director has two gun metal grey funeral cars – a Ford Mondeo and a LandRover Defender and can source traditional hearses easily if required.

Holly’s Funerals’ office hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, but are on call 24 hours a day to listen and help, when someone has died. Please contact them, if they can support you.

Verified Reviews

Verified Reviews

  • 5 Tom Hicks 3rd Mar 2021

    Very pleased with the care and attention provided by Andy Clarke of Hollies Funerals, under what were very trying circumstances. The funeral itself went off without a hitch and all Christina's wishes carried out to the letter I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Hollies to anyone seeking a funeral with a modern twist.

  • 5 Stuart Brown 23rd Feb 2021

    A very good and unique service which my Dad would really have appreciated, friendly, approachable and very helpful. Andy made a very stressful time easier. Thank you very much.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you Stuart. It was absolute pleasure to help you at this difficult time
  • 5 Susan Scott 20th Feb 2021

    My father passed away in December 2020, and I had no experience of arranging a funeral. Despite the covid-19 restrictions, Andy guided and supported me through the whole process, taking the time to make sure everything was just as we wanted. The funeral was led by Andy, who made a sad day into a calm time of remembrance and reflection. Great value for the money. My Mum was very pleased with everything, and has asked that we use Holly's Funerals for her, when the time comes! Thank you Holly's

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Bless you Susan. Such a difficult time for you personally in many ways. I do hope you are fully recovered and able to enjoy some spring sunshine x
  • 5 Sophie Lowe 20th Feb 2021

    We are so happy we found Andy. At such a hard time having to organise a funeral is hard enough but he made it bearable through his kindness, patience and made if feel like normal rather than how many think of funeral services. Andy helped us arrange everything and the day was a perfect as it could be. We cannot recommend Holly's funerals enough.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you so much Sophie. Mum bought me over a beautiful hyacinth which has just flowered filling the room with beautiful colour and scent and providing fond memories of you all. Much love to you all Ax
  • 5 Robyn Reeves 14th Dec 2020

    Andy has been very kind, thoughtful and accommodating given these unusual times we are going through.  We are very happy with the way things were handled and can highly recommend Holly’s Funerals.  Thank you.  

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Many thanks Robyn, sometimes we have to be creative to help people say good-bye with dignity and love.
  • 5 Linda Holden 14th Dec 2020

    Andy and Joe made it possible for us to give my brother Andrew the perfect farewell. It was informal which made it so very special. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you so much for making this a fond memory rather than an upsetting one. 

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Many thanks Linda. Andy's farewell was about as lovely as it gets. It was our pleasure and honour to work with you all x
  • 5 Patrick Rowe 23rd Sep 2020

    We received exceptional Service from Andy and his team at Hollys Funerals. Polite, discreet, sensitive and proactive. Everything you want when faced with the enormity of organising a funeral. Many thanks. 

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you Patrick. It was a delight and honour to work with you
  • 5 Melanie Winter 23rd Sep 2020

    Cannot recommend enough. Kind, caring and compassionate service from Andy throughout this difficult process. 

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you Mel. Much love. Always here if you need a chat x
  • 5 Jacqueline Farmer 13th Jun 2020

    Excellent

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you Jacqueline. Bless you x
  • 5 Stuart Payne 11th May 2020

    I've heard such good things about Holly's Funerals that when Mum unexpectedly passed away I didn't have to think very hard. Being a C19 death I felt I had to speak to Andy, but it was a very short conversation and he collected Mum on the same day. At the current time funeral planning is a bit up in the air, but in less than 2 weeks Mum had a full service at her local crematorium, with 10 of her family and closest friends, complete with music, flowers and the vicar of the church she used to attend. We even managed to transport a funeral plan from another provider. The team at Holly's funerals did a brilliant job in a very short time and in difficult circumstances. As one of Mum's friends recently wrote, "It was just as she would have wanted it". I couldn't ask for any more.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you Stuart. It was my pleasure and honour to support you during this difficult time. Very best wishes, Andy
  • 5 Tim Bennett 19th Apr 2020

    Andy and Joe really made the whole process one less worry. Their assistance, knowledge and reassuring manner from the first contact until the end of the process made everything that little bit easier and turned what could have been an uncomfortable disheartening experience into a really lovely relaxed send off.  With all the other things to think about at a very difficult time it was reassuring to know that Andy and Joe were looking after us.  Highly recommended. 

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Many thanks Tim. It's been a difficult and stressful time for you all and we were honoured to look after you and enab;e you to say goodbye to your father in a sensitive and meaningful way when there are so many limitations. Lots of love and best wishes to you all.
  • 5 Toby Long 9th Mar 2020

    Holly's funerals exceeded our expectations of what was possible when Christine passed away. With their guidance and support we were able to achieve something that was very personal and befitting. This has given us all a very positive, warm and emotional memory of the day we came together to remember and celebrate Christine's life.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you so much Toby. Saying goodbye to your Mum for the final time is never easy but, hopefully, the burden was eased by the more personal and beautiful style in which we all did this. An absolutely beautiful funeral and personal farewell.
  • 5 John Bauckham 29th Nov 2019

    Andy Clarke was kindness and professionalism personified. He came to the house to meet Diane and our daughter, Clare, opened our eyes to what is possible today in terms of personal choice, venues, etc., and arranged everything accordingly, keeping a low-key but very hands-on approach. He was particularly kind to Clare when she attended Cranbrook to help "prepare" her Mother's body as was her wish and to me personally, before, during and after Diane's Celebration, which was very much appreciated. If you want The Best and The Kindest, then you need look no further than Holly's Funerals. It is true: From Love (and care) Comes Beauty.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Dear John. Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm very lucky to be able to work with and help some amazing people in difficult times. Very best wishes to you and Clare. Much love Andy
  • 5 Kim Tullett 26th Nov 2019

    Andy at Holly's Funerals of Tenterden couldn't have been nicer or more helpful, making what was a very difficult time for my son and I as easy as it could be. My wife's service was calm and exactly as planned.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Many thanks Kim. It was a pleasure to work with you and Murren and help you through this time. Best wishes
  • 5 Wendy Couch 12th Aug 2019

    Such a wonderful group of people, who went above and beyond what we ever expected. Holly's funerals helped to create a wonderful celebration of our Mum's life and offered so much love and support during the difficult time. Thank you Holly, Andy and Gabriella xxx

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Dearest Wendy. Thank you so much for your beautiful words. It was our honour to look after your beautiful mummy and to support you through this difficult time. Much love to you all x
  • 5 Lucy Mackay Tumber 9th Aug 2019

    We cannot recommend Holly's Funerals highly enough.  The love and care they showed to us was amazing.  Their dedication to detail and immense thought throughout every stage of the process was outstanding.  Their gentle touch was just what we needed to create a bespoke funeral that really was all about our son.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Dearest Lucy, thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation. It was absolutely our honour to support you all and to care for your darling Conn. All our love and best wishes to you all, always x
  • 5 Helen Manning 10th Jun 2019

    Holly & Andrew were warm, supportive and caring but still professional. With their help, my Mum had the most beautiful farewell at our home; it was just perfect.

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Dear Helen, it was an absolutely beautiful farewell to your mother and everything went well, despite the best efforts of the weather! Much love from us both
  • 5 Frances Stamp 31st May 2019

    Everything I could have wishes for

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you Frances. I'm sure Tony would have approved x
  • 5 Lynda Hukins 19th May 2019

    Having never had to organise a funeral before, my sister and I, found Holly’s Funerals exceedingly kind, helpful and efficient.  They had time to listen and gauge exactly the type of funeral we were hoping for.  We were very impressed and would recommend them to others. 

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Many thanks Lynda. It was a pleasure and an honour to help you and your family to create a beautiful funeral for your mother.
  • 5 Hannah Moore 22nd Apr 2019

    A beautiful send off for my dad. My family and i were so happy with what holly’s Funerals did with the arrangements. I didnt have to worry about a thing! Definitely recommend to anybody who wants a personal and loving service for their lost one 

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Thank you Hannah. It was so lovely to help you and Kerry create a fitting funeral for your dad. Much love to you both
  • 4 Yvonne Tyler 3rd Mar 2019

    Holly' were excellent and made the day a family occasion and allowed us to decide what to do and took us through the difficult bits. Holly and her company were real help and the whole day went off beautifully. I would highly recommend Hollies to anybody who wants a slightly alternative funeral. In our case we didn't want any hurst's and we didn't want any cars going round at the crematorium we wanted a naturalist humanist funeral service including a deceased dad arriving at the service in one of their lovely old cars... In this case ....land rover called 'flossy' I would highly recommend this to anybody who needs it different service

    Andrew Clarke replied
    Many thanks Yvonne. It was an absolute honour to look after your Dad and to help you with the funeral arrangements. Much love and best wishes to you all. Andy & Holly

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How do you arrange a funeral?

You can arrange a funeral by choosing a funeral director who will help you organise all of the details. They can help you decide whether to have a cremation or burial and what type of service to choose, as well as additional options, such as music and flowers. You can find out what happens at a funeral and compare funeral directors on Funeral Guide.

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How can I get help with funeral costs?

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Address
2 Drovers Lodge
Coombe Lane
Tenterden
Kent
TN30 6HD

Latest Verified Reviews

Tom Hicks 3rd Mar 2021

Very pleased with the care and attention provided by Andy Clarke of Hollies Funerals, under what were very trying circumstances. The funeral itself went off without a hitch and all Christina's wishes carried out to the letter I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Hollies to anyone seeking a funeral with a modern twist.

Stuart Brown 23rd Feb 2021

A very good and unique service which my Dad would really have appreciated, friendly, approachable and very helpful. Andy made a very stressful time easier. Thank you very much.

Susan Scott 20th Feb 2021

My father passed away in December 2020, and I had no experience of arranging a funeral. Despite the covid-19 restrictions, Andy guided and supported me through the whole process, taking the time to make sure everything was just as we wanted. The funeral was led by Andy, who made a sad day into a calm time of remembrance and reflection. Great value for the money. My Mum was very pleased with everything, and has asked that we use Holly's Funerals for her, when the time comes! Thank you Holly's

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