Our Guestbook

Sawmill

February 2020

A beautiful clean well equipped cottage. Lots of extras that made such a difference. A friendly and helpful host. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend or use again. Thank you.

Stables

January 2020

What a fantastic way to see in the New Year! Everything we could have wanted washere in this beautiful stable! The surrounding countryside - although muddy - provided lovely walks for us all, always ending at the Queens Head in the village which we couyldn't recommend enough. The welcome, the beer & food were all top notch. Thanks for the lovely welcome pack and logs! We'd love to come back in the summer!

Jessie

December 2019

Thank you for a lovely stay at 'Jessie', it has been wonderful being surrounded by nature whilst in a very warm, comfortable, very well-decked out shepherds hut! Everything we needed was provided (minus a tea towel!) and is very homely and cosy. Our dogs had a lovely time running outside & watching the sheep, cows & shetland ponies! Thank you again - we will be back

Jessie

November 2019

Jessie was booked as my birthday present and what a special present it turned out to be. Beautiful setting and Jessie was lovely. Everything we needed and the extra touch of the basics in the fridge already there was great. Lovely cosy wood burner helped to make it a memorable weekend. Thank you for a lovely mini holiday.

Jessie

November 2019

We had a lovely stay at Jessie's over the weekend, we sampled the local pub food at the Queens Head - the fish starter is a must try!! and came back to a roaring fire, it was so homely and cosy, excellent walking around Battle on Saturday. Made for a lovely weekend. We will be back!! Thank you so much for a wonderful weekend n a beautiful and comfortable hut. Its gorgeous!!

Stables

October 2019

We were visiting from German for one week and had a lovely time here in the Stables. It is beautiful here and we love the interior, so cosy. We hope we will be back one day soon. Thank you very much for the welcome basket. A very nice and appreciated gesture.

Jessie

October 2019

What a delightful find. Beautiful 'hut'; wonderful scenery; so so comfortable and almost unbelievable that so much can be in a small space - the fire is so easy to start and so warming any time of day. Nut hatch, woodpeckers, long tailed tits and buzzards visited. What more to ask for. Thank you Sue for creating this 'Jessie'

Stables

September 2019

Thank you Sue! Another lovely week in the 'stables' - you realise that you have spoilt us so much that we compare all other holiday cottages to yours!! Poppy enjoyed the field every morning and then a longer walk in Battle Woods where she met lots of four-legged friends!! This visit we actually got to Hastings where we had the best fish and chips ever at Maggie's (phone number is in the information folder!) - best to book as very popular even on a wet and windy day!! Thanks also to Don who is always so helpful and cheerful - and to your girls who do such a great job of making the Stables sparkle! See you again very soon. PS Had an excellent lunch at a pub called the 3 Chimneys near Sissinghurst - then needed a walk around the gardens at the Castle to walk it off!!

Jessie

September 2019

Wow! What an amazing little get away. We couldn't have asked for more. Thank you Sue for all your extra touches such as the goodies in the fridge and the dog bowl, bed and towels. The area around the hut is just perfect, What a lovely view to wake up to in the morning. We cannot wait to come back soon and will definitely be telling all our family & friends. Milo the dog says a massive thanks for giving him the garden he has never had! Kind regards

Jessie

September 2019

What a way to spend our first anniversary. Idyllic views, peace and quiet and bunny rabbits! Jessie is simply magical and we want to take her home.... but our tow bar isn't big enough! We will definitely be back for another visit. Thank you so much for making the whole stay so simple and relaxing.

Jessie

September 2019

A lovely break for the two of us! Jessie was the perfect host - a lovely little hotel on wheels. We want to take Jessie with us! ... And next time we'll take our very own Jess - our border collie.

Stables

August 2019

Another lovely stay - thank you as always for the great welcome and beautiful setting. Great way to relax before we go back to work and school

Jessie

August 2019

We came to stay to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and it couldn't have been a more perfect setting. Jessie is beautifully finished and equipped in a perfect setting. We spent our short stay resting, reading, BBQ-ing, walking and bird-watching. We are already planning our return. Thank you so much.

Stables

August 2019

Lovely holiday cottage. Thank you for the welcome pack - the best one we've ever had. Lovely holibobs with mummy, Nana & Boppa

Sawmill

January 2020

Booked at short notice as we fancied a short break in a town. Neither of us had visited Tunbridge Wells in the past so we decided to come and see what it was like. We have not been disappointed. The little cottage is wonderful, very comfortable and a location to die for, and the town is beautiful. We definitely want to come back again.

Sawmill

December 2019

A very pleasant turn-off week pre-Christmas. After a lot of time back home taking forward a major Rotary project in Kenya, it was great to relax in this pleasant cottage. A highlight of the week was visiting Scotney Castle set-out for Christmas. Best food - Zorbas.

Stables

December 2019

A great week - we were so lucky with the weather. Pip (the dog) njoyed the sea and on frosty mornings the woods - slightly less muddy with a frost! The stables are lovely, comfortable, warm with everything you could need. The welcome hamper was much appreciated. Thank you for your hospitality.

Stables

November 2019

This is our 6th or 7th stay (starting to lose count) and we still love it. This is our sanctuary. Somewhere we can have fun & relax. The stables are still of such high quality & we always want to stay longer. Thank you.

Jessie

November 2019

My second stay in Jessie - first night with my boyfriend who wanted to see what all the fuss was about after my first stay in August! Great steak at village pub 'Queens Head' Saturday evening, sat in the sun with breakfast Sunday morning then lunch at 'The Squirrel' just outside Battle .... and then time to myuself (with Lulu sausage dog) - SO COSY with the woodburner, wonderful peace in the luxurious space - what a tonic! PS only suggestion - little tray for those in bed cuppas:)

Jessie

October 2019

Thank you for preparing the hut for our stay over the weekend, we really enjoyed staying. The goodies in the fridge were a great treat together with the logs to get us started with the log burner we used over both nights. We hope to come back soon, thats for the recommendations of the pubs as well! Best wishes.

Sawmill

September 2019

We love this cottage and this area so much. In fact we moved just ten minutes away!! (This week) This cottage has brought us many happy memories. Always spotless and inviting. I'm sure our family and friends will be staying here when they visit us. So thank you yet again.

Stables

September 2019

A fantastic cottage - one of the best we have stayed in (and we've been to many!) It is immaculately clean and comfortable and we have appreciated your thoughtful attention to detail - providing everything we need. The hamper was so useful. It is in an ideal position for visiting many interesting places in this lovely part of the country. We have really enjoyed our short break - despite the very wet weather. We hope to return for a longer stay in the sunny weather! Many thanks.

Stables

September 2019

Very enjoyable stay in lovely 'cottage' with lovely views and amazing weather. Many thanks for a very useful welcome hamper.

Stables

September 2019

Our first visit to this part of Sussex in order to explore the countryside and its country houses like Bodiam Castle, Great Dixter and Sissinghurst. We actually liked Scotney Castle best for it is not as touristy as the others and still breathes an authentic air. Recommended! Castlemans stables was a very comfortable place to stay, with everything provided for, lots of space and so pleasantly designed. Special thanks for the welcome basket, very much appreciated, in particular the local eggs. Congratulations on the Green Tourism award, something we very much like to support. Best regards.

Stables East

September 2019

Our 2nd visit and its just as lovely as we remembered it! Thank you for the welcome goodies - our last cottage in Devon left us a bottle of Prosecco but, despite being from Essex, we are much more a cuppa & kit kat family! Had a lovely day at Battle Abbey & we enjoyed the crazy golf at Hastings. Back to the reality of work & uni now. Thanks for all your hard work.

Sawmill

August 2019

Had the most amazing time, very relaxed great nights sleep. The cottage is wonderful, everything we needed. Its a shame we have to go home

Sawmill

August 2019

Excellent cottage - amenities and location. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay

Sawmill

January 2020

Such a lovely little cottage! Tunbridge Wells is such a gorgeous town. We spent the weekend here while visiting family. Thank you for our little welcome package. Marvel enjoyed his doggy treats. We are looking forward to coming back soon.

Jessie

December 2019

A perfect place to stay. Relaxing & cosy by the log burner. Comfy bed. All you could wish for. Coming back in the summer to enjoy relaxing outside and BBQ's & wine!

Jessie

December 2019

After moved to London in 2018, Jessie was our first countryside weekend holiday. It was really interesting and beautiful time for us. Made us remember our childhood, cottage house, woodburner, some food within. Thanks for this amazing place, having great time -and for everything.

Jessie

November 2019

Really enjoyed our time here in Jessie and around East Sussex & Kent. A beautiful part of the world & somewhere my family visited when I was a child. Jessie is se well put together & thought out. Beautifully designed & kitted out & finished. Lovely. Sandy felt very at home and loved sniffing her way round the 'garden' . Lots of walks meant she slept well too. We will be recommending to our friends and family for sure.

Stables

November 2019

We have stayed in many cottages over the years and this one rates above the rest. Attention to detail is outstanding. Great location to explore Sussex and into Kent. The village shop has a great variety of groceries. The granddaughters loved having their own bedroom and bathroom. Thanks for making us so welcome.

Stables

October 2019

So good to be back for our third visit this year. The Stables are really like home from home. We had some splendid days out despite the poor weather and as always found the cottage warm and welcoming. Our dogs especially loved the chance to use the field and over the two weeks have become much fitter and better trained along with their owners! Thanks again to Sue and her team for the attention we received during our stay.

Jessie

September 2019

Thank you Sue for preparing the hut se well for our stay. The little extras make all the difference. Jessie was super cosy during an otherwise wet weekend.

Sawmill

September 2019

The cottage is beautiful. The welcome pack made us smile - lovely! We have had an amazing time. Thank you.

Jessie

September 2019

We had a great time and loved staying here in most peaceful surroundings, the goodies left in the fridge was a lovely touch. We hope to come back soon.

Stables West

September 2019

We have enjoyed our stay here so thoroughly. The cottage is beautiful and so clean. The setting is spectacular! We loved staying here and appreciate your amazing hospitality! From Nashville, Tn, USA

Stables East

September 2019

What can we say what's not already been said so many times. The stables are very comfortable, perfect. The view lovely, very "English" (as we love it). So we had a marvellous time here! Thanks for all your care and hospitality. Kind regards from the Netherlands

Jessie

August 2019

We have had such a lovely weekend here. Its been so peaceful & relaxing. "Jessie' is perfect, has everything we needed and more. Thank you so much - we hope to return soon.

Jessie

August 2019

We have had the most relaxing time here. We came away for our first wedding anniversary and we couldn't have picked a more perfect place to celebrate. A lovely walk to the local pub and some very friendly locals made us feel very welcome in Sedlescombe. Thank you

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