Our Guestbook

Sawmill

August 2021

What a gem! Felt at home & relaxed the moment we walked in here. Beautiful cottage & so well equipped! We have had such a lovely well needed holiday. We have only been to a few places:- Eastbourne, Hastings & a little retail therapy at Ashford retail Park. Have eaten @ some amazing places in Tunbridge Wells - Sankeys fish restaurant & Pantiles, Soprano's tapas (highly recommended!) 'Steak' absolutely beautiful. White Bear also lovely pub & restaurant. Thank you for a wonderful stay- and for the welcome hamper which was brilliant!! Whoever follows us - hope you have a wonderful time.

Stables

August 2021

Another wonderful short break in the two cottages. The standards of furnishing and cleanliness are excellent. We very much appreciated the welcome pack and the dog treats, bedding and towels. Thank you

Jessie

August 2021

Thank you for a wonderful stay! Have loved all of the thoughtful touches (as did our pooch!). We can't wait to come back.

Jessie

July 2021

Adorable! Great attention to detail, loved the quiet & the sheep! Will be back

Sawmill

July 2021

We had a much needed break in this delightful cosy cottage. A great base for all the beautiful places to visit in the area. We will return.

Jessie

July 2021

Had the most lovely time in Jessie, it was our mini moon and it was just beautiful and peaceful! It was our puppy Ronnie's1st holiday and he loved running around the gardens! Thank you for the extra bits for him - ie treats, blankets & water. The shepherd hut was so cosy and had everything we needed, the bed is so comfy! We had BBQs both nights and loved watching the wildlife esp the buzzard that kept flying over. Rye is a beautiful place and had a lovely lunch at the grain store. We hope to be back soon!

Jessie

July 2021

We had a lovely quiet break in Jessie. Every detail has been thought of and she is beautifully presented. Loved the enclosed garden so we didn't have to worry about Mungo. Bit scared of the white bed linen but we kept it well covered to protect from doggy paws! Lovely dog walk at Camber Sands & a grip to Rye & breakfast at the Old Grain Store which is dog friendly. Would love to return & will recommend! Thank you!

Jessie

July 2021

Another lovely stay in Jessie, this time is was our 30th wedding anniversary! Such a special place - we'll definitely be back! and our dog Dora absolutely loves it!!! PS tried the logburner - lovely to see back to July 2020

Sawmill

June 2021

A most enjoyable stay despite the poor weather for much of the time. Its such an excellent location for cultural visits and restaurants. This time we managed Chartwell, Chiddingstone Castle, Standen (a first for us) and Ightham Mote, as well as a trip to the National Gallery. We had enjoyable meals at Sankeys (fish) The Poet at Matfield and Thackerays and would recommend them all. Can't wait for our next stay!

Stables

June 2021

We really love it here. A real home from home & our second stay. Can't wait to come again & stay longer. The Royal Oak is ideal for a take away & Queens Head the perfect Sunday roast. Thanks for making the stay so easy.

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

Jessie

August 2021

We came to Jessie for our mini-moon. We've had such a lovely stay. It has been so relaxing and a lovely way to switch off. Thank you! I am sure we will be back.

Jessie

August 2021

Thank you for the use of your wonderful hut. Loved all the little touches that make a difference. You really have been very thoughtful in everything, down to the binoculars for the eagle watching. Loved everything about it, thank you

Sawmill

August 2021

We had a lovely week. The cottage is lovely and in a great location with plenty of places to visit. Good food at Sankeys. Thank you for the hamper, it was very thoughtful.

Sawmill

July 2021

We had a superb week in this delightful cottage, so comfortable, and so well placed for restaurants, places to go and friends to visit. Fantastic weather too. We couldn't have asked for more

Stables

July 2021

Absolutely beautiful place and location. Loved the Thai Orchid in Battle also the Royal Oak, Whatlington is very good.

Stables

July 2021

Felt at home the minute we stepped through the door. Everything we needed was available eg constant heating & hot water. Welcome basket a nice touch. Could not fault the stables accommodation, comfortable and spotlessly clean. Visited most NT in the area - all recommended, Batemans probably our favourite. Would also recommend Herstmonceux Castle - inside currently closed to visitors but you walk through castle courtyard to access stunning gardens and woodland walks.

Stables

July 2021

Finally managed to come down and enjoy our stay after being delayed by lockdown and Peter's stay in hospital - just the relaxed time we needed!! Look forward to seeing you again in October!

Stables

June 2021

We have enjoyed our stay here very much in spite of the dreary weather - still managed to pack plenty in though. The stables are really well designed and furnished, and great attention to every detail has been spent. Thank you so much and I'm sure we shall be back!

Jessie

June 2021

Jessie is absolutely lovely. Beautifully equipped. The location, views and garden are amazing. Leo the puppy loved it! Thank you for a super break!

Sawmill

June 2021

Wehave greatly enjoyed our stay at Sawmill Cottage. Thank you for making it so welcoming and comfortable. We visited Ightham Mote, Penshurst, Chiddingstone Castle, Rye, Bodiam Castle & Scotney Castle. Happy times at all - some were re-visits after many years, some first timers!

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.

Jessie

July 2021

"Just Amazing". What an absolute gem Jessie is! A perfect location - its stunning. Everything has been thought of - and immaculately clean. Jazzie our black lab loved it too - especially the treats! Can't express enough how wonderful it all is here - thank you Sue - its been an absolute pleasure to stay here, away from the chaos of London. We will be back:) The Brickwall Hotel - friendly & excellent service & food, The Queens Head - staff so friendly, food amazing!

Stables

August 2021

Wow! The cottage is perfect! Fabulous week spent next door to son and family. Other son got married in Battle so had lots of family visiting. The outside communal area was great to sit in the sun. The cottage was spotlessly clean and has everything you could ever want. The beds are very comfortable and the added extras were very welcome. The tea is delicious - going to find out where its sold. We will be returning - it was a truly amazing week.

Stables

July 2021

Had a great time in this lovely cottage. It had everything we needed. The grocery pack was very welcome after a long drive. Very quiet and peaceful.

Jessie

July 2021

A wonderful week in Jessie celebrating a belated xmas, 50th wedding anniversary & a big birthday shared with family in the stables. A truly memorable week, peaceful, comfortable & just perfect. Thank you so much. Your attention to detail has been greatly appreciated. Look forward to returning very soon.

Stables

July 2021

Our first visit and hopefully not our last. A lot of thought has gone into the accommodation and we could not fault anything. The weather was perfect for our stay as well. We explored the surrounding walks and the local pub. Swims in the sea at Hastings & Pett Level every day cooled us down. We hope to be able to come back & use the facilities again soon. Thank you so much. Thanks so much Sue & team for such a lovely stay! Pashley Manor gardens well worth a visit (amazing lunches too!). We'll definitely be back.

Sawmill

July 2021

It has been a total pleasure staying here in your lovely cottage. Tom and I will definitely be back to stay next year. Thank you

Sawmill

July 2021

We had a great time. The cottage is excellently located and was nicely presented on arrival. We are out every night and would recommend, Steak, The Grey Lady, Lago and the White Bear. Thank you so much for the welcome hamper. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Stables

June 2021

We had a lovely stay here. This was our first stay in the stables and everything we needed was catered for. The hamper of food was a lovely touch and made us all feel very welcome. The dogs enjoyed their stay too! Thanks!

Stables

June 2021

Thank you Sue & Stephen, This holiday home has become a firm favourite with us all. Hastings & Rye visited this time & thoroughly enjoyed. the Queens Head & The Royal Oak take away once again providing wonderful meals. We are all looking forward to another visit. Thank you for all the provisions.

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