Our Guestbook

Stables

May 2021

This is our second visit to this cottage & we can only echo what we wrote in September 2019! The cottage is just as super as we remembered it - with the same level of comfort & thoughtful detail as before. This time we were unexpectedly lucky for weather for the first 3 days so were able to explore Great Dixter Gardens & the Battlefield & Abbey ruins in the sun. Many thanks for another very enjoyable break. Hope to return for a third visit soon.

Stables

May 2021

Had a lovely time despite the unseasonably cold weather. The stables are very well placed for exploring the area and we enjoyed mooching around Rye, Hastings & Dungeness. The accommodation was lovely, attractive, warm & very welcoming & comfortable. We really appreciated all the attention to detail & thoughtful touches from the welcome hamper, generous log store, luggage trolleys & more. Thanks again - this was our first post lockdown break!

Stables

April 2021

Another wonderful stay at the stables. Always very relaxed. Ralphie (dog) feels very happy in his favourite holiday home. Great visits to Hastings Folkestone, St Leonards on Sea and a great meal at the Queens Head. We will visit again next year.

Stables

April 2021

What a beautiful setting. Wonderful views and walks, accommodation perfect. Thanks to all for providing this wonderful escape to the country

Stables

April 2021

We have had another wonderful stay at the Stables, this being our fifth time of coming here. It was just what we needed after a year of lockdowns! The stables are always so clean, comfy and decoration and attention to detail is always outstanding. We are planning to return next year, but in the meantime I am looking forward to my stay in Jessie in October. The only way I can sum up Castlemans Stables is "simply magical". Thanks again Sue & Stephen

Jessie

November 2020

Thank you for a lovely experience!

Sawmill

October 2020

This is our 5th year here and its as beautiful as always. The cottage is stunning, in a beautiful location and close to the town. Our 12 year old labrador enjoys her walks on the common too. Due to the lockdown we had to leave early but have already arranged to come back h=next year (can't wait)

Sawmill

October 2020

We have stayed in many cottages in the UK throughout the years. This one has been the most comfortable. Thank you very much!

Sawmill

October 2020

We love the place. Every time we come it becomes more and more special for us! We'll be back and hope to fine our own place nearby!

Stables

October 2020

Stables were impeccable when we arrived. So lovely to be back again (5th or 6th time). Can't wait to book again. Added delight were the Oxford Sandy & Blacks in the field plus the arrival of 15 piglets at the weekend. Castlemans is so well though out with plenty of electric sockets in the right places. Sad to leave. Hope you continue to have loads of bookings and see you next year. Wishing you all well & stay safe!

Jessie

October 2020

Thank you for another lovely weekend staying in Jessie. Again it was lovely, clean and welcoming on our arrival. This time I bought my partner for his birthday. He loved it just as much as me and already wants to come back. Back to Bognor we go! Thanks again

Stables

October 2020

We have enjoyed our week here. It is a very comfortable & cosy cottage & very well equipped, very clean. We have visited several National Trust Properties & coastal towns in the area which is new to us

Jessie

September 2020

We had a lovely stay at Jessie! Very peaceful and relaxing with beautiful surroundings. The hut is clean and comfortable and we would definitely come back!

Stables

September 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!

Jessie

May 2021

Such a wonderful stay in 'Jessie'. Sparkling clean & you have honestly thought of everything! We loved the views of the open countryside from bed in the morning. We visited Bodiam Castle, Great Dixter & Chapel Down Vineyard for a tasty lunch & fizz! What a beautiful part of the country, we hope to be back!

Stables

April 2021

A year late because of "lockdown" but we have finally made it! We have very much enjoyed explorig the area, have been very fortunate with the weather, and have very much appreciated this comfortable well equipped "pad" Thank you.

Stables

April 2021

Superb location - everything you need in cottage & great local walks. Lovely local pub and a shop that is well stocked. Overall could not be bettered. Thank you

Jessie

April 2021

Thank you so much, we have had such a wonderful time here in this beautiful 'pad' in such gorgeous setting. Had lovely meals at the Queen's Head and really enjoyed tasting some wine at the vineyard

Stables

December 2020

We had a wonderful pre-Christmas break with our elderly lab Flo. Sue made everything so easy, personal and perfect. I don't like the word perfect for Christmas, weddings etc - but Stables West gave us a perfect holiday hide-away. Thank you Sue! The attention to detail, comfort and calmness allowed us to relax and feel at home while we discovered this new area for both of us. The highlights were Camber Sands, Pett Level (inc the tiny church where I stocked up on fantastic paperbacks) sea-front walks at Bexhill & Hastings (blowy & atmospheric) and a lovely afternoon at Sedlescombe vineyard - tour, tasting & tea! Perfect!

Jessie

October 2020

Thanks Sue for an amazing stay! Jessie was perfect for a little getaway during these tough times. Jessie is warm and so cosy with amazing surroundings, so peaceful and quiet, feels like we're in the middle of nowhere. We had everything we needed and are amazed at what you've done with the space. Our puppy Spike loved it too and all the new smells to explore! We'd definitely recommend visiting Bedgebury Pinetum. Only 20 mins away, beautiful walks & amazing views. Thanks again

Jessie

October 2020

Despite the sudden gales we have absolutely loved our stay in "Jessie". Clean, comfy, warm and snug:) Lovely surroundings and private space. Will be highly recommending to friends and family and will definitely be returning next year. Loved it, thank you.

Stables

October 2020

Great location for visiting National Trust properties, also went to Rye & Hastings. Had a great week

Stables

October 2020

Lovely cottage in a great location. Good facilities but would have preferred a fixed second shower head. Lovely time

Stables

October 2020

We have had a lovely few days break, the cottage is beautiful & had everything we needed. Our 10 months old thoroughly enjoyed her first stay away from home & loved waving to the sheep! Thank you for making our stay comfortable and welcoming - we hope to come back one day!

Stables

October 2020

Lovely clean and comfortable in a peaceful setting. Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend to friends

Sawmill

October 2020

Perfect cottage, perfect location. Reminded us of the movies 'The Holiday' and 'Love Actually' I even brought my own Carl along

Stables

September 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

May 2021

Thank you for a great couple of days. Jessie is lovely & so comfortable. Location is superb, so quiet & peaceful, a real oasis. Thank you also for providing the essentials for breakfast, delicious - always tastes better away from home! Loved the log burner - when we managed to get it going - our challenge not yours - but was better than vegging in front of a telly!!! Hope we can visit again soon

Jessie

April 2021

We have had a wonderful stay and will tell all our friends about it. We enjoyed it so much, we want one in our garden (never going to happen). You have done a great job inside and out and it was a great location for us to visit Hastings and Rye. Our dog loved it here and made friends with the ponies in the field behind the hut. Thanks for everything and we may see you again.

Stables

April 2021

Sad to be leaving this magnificent place, its been perfect. Def will be returning. Thank you for everything.

Stables

April 2021

An excellent centre for local walks. We were lucky to have perfect spring weather to explore the woodlands around but noted in wet weather they would be very muddy. We appreciated the welcome basket on arrival and the cleanliness of everywhere in the cottage. Thank you.

Jessie

December 2020

Our second visit to Jessie which was equally as perfect as the 1st time. Everything is sparkling clean and cosy as ever. We loved listening tothe Christmas songs on the radio with the fire burning and the dogs loved the new dog bed. Thank you again. We are looking forward to our next visit already!

Stables

October 2020

A very enjoyable stay shared with family in the second cottage. Very impressed with the cottages, the equipment and the standard of cleanliness. Thank you

Stables

October 2020

Great location for visiting National Trust properties, also went to Rye & Hastings. Had a great week.

Stables

October 2020

Lovely cottage in a great location. Good facilities but would have preferred a fixed second shower head. Lovely time

Sawmill

October 2020

Wonderfull cottage in a perfect location. Lots of lovely walks. We will return!

Sawmill

October 2020

Thank you for accommodating us at such short notice. We had to be in the area for family. Lovely clean house and good for exploring locality. Rosco enjoyed the treats

Jessie

October 2020

We very much enjoyed our time here! Jessie is lovely, if only there were more like it! We will never forget Jessie as it was our first stop on our mini-honeymoon

Stables

October 2020

Thank you Sue and team. Our 4th visit to this lovely cottage. A little later than normal due to the virus. So good to be able to relax and get a change of scenery, with walks for the dogs locally, and within a short drive. Excellent pub lunchs as always. Hope to be able to visit again next year.

Sawmill

September 2020

Sawmill Cottage is a wonderful place to spend our staycation. Perfectly located for a wander over to the Pantiles on an evening or for morning dog walks through the woods behind the cottage. We had some lovely trips out to Rye, Beachy Head and Scotney Castle. However, if you do nothing else you must have Sunday lunch at the Kentish Hare only 10 minutes away. We hope to be back! Bella says thank you very much for my treats! Much enjoyed