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Stables

Sept 2020

Fabulous week, the weather was amazing which always helps! We had lovely meals at the pub, Queens Head down the road. Visited Rye - beautiful, Dungeness - interesting, Hastings Old Town - lovely! Walking routes are great. Carr Taylor & Sedlescombe organic vineyards both interesting in their own ways. Battle is a lovely town also. The accommodation is fabulous, first class, everything you'd ever need. Dog biscuits greatly appreciated. We had them for breakfast, lunch and dinner!!

Jessie

September 2020

Jessie was everything we hoped for - clean, very well appointed and very comfortable. A lovely couple of days!

Stables

August 2020

We have had a very relaxing stay - which was just what we were looking forward to! I have run out of lovely things to say about the stables and all of you but the fact that we come back as often as possible I think says it all!! We are always happy to know we have another week booked before we go home! Thanks again

Stables

August 2020

This was our second stay at Castlemans West this year and it was just as good as the first. A fabulous place to stay with such attention to detail and some wonderful places to visit nearby.

Jessie

August 2020

Thank you for a wonderful couple of days here at Shepherds hut! We will try to fit another visit into the year!

Stables

August 2020

We had such a lovely holiday staying in Stables East. It is such a beautiful cottage with amazing views from the balcony. We were so lucky with the weather too! We visited Hastings, Battle Abbey, Rye and Bodiam Castle. We had two great beach days on Camber Sands where to our surprise our dog Ellie was able to be off lead. She loved it as did we. We would love to come back. Many thanks.

Sawmill

July 2020

Cottage looking lovely and fresh. As always we have been very comfortable here. Managed to enjoy the garden a little more as the weather so good! The common is great for walks with doggy and the Pantiles lovely for coffee/lunches. Luckily things are up and running again.

Jessie

July 2020

On this most horrible year of Covid-19, staying in Jessie was the most wonderful antidote!!! Such a beautiful spot, and so wonderfully kitted out, we had every thing we needed and in luxury!!! Sedlescombe village is really lovely - our first pub in 4 months!! We are definitely coming back - would love to do it near my birthday - November, would love to try the log-burner. Thank you so much Sue

Stables

July 2020

We feel very lucky to have enjoyed your first week back! After everything we have all been through it has been wonderful to have a week away in our pristine stable in such beautiful surroundings! This visit we didn't do a lot of travelling around, just enjoyed being here! We did go for a nice drive one day and ended up in Tenterden, a lovely town with an excellent Italian restaurant called Montalbano. They allowed Poppy to sit outside with us on the terrace and gave her a bonio! We are so glad we are booked in again at the end of August! Thank you again!

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.

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

Sept 2020

Thank you for another wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage. This is our fourth time here and we have already booked to come back in April 2021! The pub is very friendly and the food is delicious. We love the pillows and are now going to go home and order some!! Thanks Stephen & Sue - keep safe and well and we shall see you in April!

Stables

September 2020

Brilliant week exploring East Sussex and Kent, taking in beautiful surroundings and good pub food. We really enjoyed The Bell in Ticehurst and Whites in Battle. Brede High Wood makes for a beautiful stroll - lots left to explore for next time. The cottage is so comfortable and everything is catered for - we loved the views on the veranda and wood burner. Thank you to Sue who was so accommodating with her help with the high chair. Very best wishes

Stables

August 2020

We have all had a very relaxing few days in Stables East. Although the weather wasn't great we still managed to get to the beach at Camber Sands and collected lots of shells. we enjoyed trips to Rye and Battle and enjoyed a lovely walk around Alexandra Park in Hastings, The cottage was very clean and well equipped to a very high standard. We have been here before and will probably return again. Many thanks

Stables

August 2020

We have had a fantastic few days in Stables East. We enjoyed trips to Hastings, Battle, Bexhill on Sea (great play area for our 3 year old daughter) and Camber Sands. The cottage is beautiful and set to a very high standard. We loved the view and the village and can't wait to come back again in the future. Thank you for your hospitality

Stables

August 2020

We echo the comments of the previous guest. It was great to get away after such a stressful period. Its our third stay as well and the cottage suits us perfectly. Thank you for enabling us to have a wonderful few days

Sawmill

August 2020

Lovely stay, beautiful little cottage, well equipped and furnished, with copious sunshine. Really enjoyed our stay

Jessie

July 2020

What a lovely shepherds hut! We could live in Jessie quite easily. Enjoyed Battle Abbey, tea rooms, Dover Castle and the local pub! Very relaxing - Thank you

Jessie

July 2020

We had originally planned to travel around Europe by train but Covid intervened. However Jessie was a brilliant find and we've had a wonderful time here - if you have a kayak/canoe then the River Ouse at Barcombe is a beautiful quiet River to paddle up. Thank you Sue, we've had a memorable, lovely time.

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!!

Jessie

Sept 2020

Thank you for a peaceful scenic stay in the cosy Jessie. We absolutely loved the privacy and quiet. Visited Battle for some yummy ice cream! Visited Hastings and ate at "Maggie's" was great fish and chips - would definitely recommend! We will definitely be back to stay at Jessie. Absolutely perfect! Thank you!

Jessie

August 2020

Jessie is very clean, comfortable and has everything you need. Daisy our dog loved charging up and down the orchard. We were very lucky with the weather as well. Many thanks for an enjoyable break.

Jessie

August 2020

Thank you for a wonderful stay at Jessie. We've had 4 peaceful nights where we have been able to enjoy sitting outside with the log burner. Thank you

Stables

August 2020

I loved the cottages. We really enjoyed swimming in the sea and visiting Bedgebury Pinetum. We loved our stay and hope to come again

Sawmill

August 2020

Had a delightful time, excellent location, very comfortable. Even the weather was kind!

Stables

August 2020

Our third stay - as enjoyable as ever. Such lovely cottages with everything you could wish for...& we had the weather to match! A lovely break from lockdown. Hope to be back - had both cottages & that works really well

Jessie

July 2020

We had a lovely relaxing and very comfortable stay - Thank you

Jessie

July 2020

Thank you Sue, for making Jessie so welcoming for our stay. We have had an amazing time celebrating my 50th birthday. Jessie is very cosy and decored beautifully. We will be back next year. Back to Bognor Regis we go!

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.

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:)

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