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Old Whyly

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Old Whyly London Road, East Hoathly BN8 6EL England See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Pets Allowed
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Old Whyly is a Grade II listed Georgian Manor house and part of the new concept of luxury boutique bed and breakfast private houses where guests are made to feel more like friends than customers. Offering charming ...More accommodation filled with antique furniture and pictures with the opportunity to dine and experience outstanding food, Old Whyly is the perfect place to escape and enjoy the stunning countryside with its historic attractions of East Sussex in an elegant atmosphere. The long history of Old Whyly dates back to 1100 with the kitchen retaining its medieval characteristics. There are very strong connections to America and the English civil war. Old Whyly is a place for all seasons. In the spring the garden comes to life with rhododendroms, azaleas, daffodils and tulips creating a blaze of colour continuing with its flowering summer and autumn plants and trees. The lily scented terrace with its rose covered pergola is well used on sunny days and warm summer evenings as is the drawing room with the blazing fire in winter. You can also enjoy lovely walks through the adjoining private estate with its wild flowers and rare orchids at any time of the year. Guests can play tennis on the new hard court or laze by the secluded swimming pool with its wisteria covered pool house. This is truly a suave swipe at the old cliche B & B. Less
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Tennis Court
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Old Whyly East Hoathly, East Sussex
United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > East Hoathly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived at Old Whyly we felt relaxed and at in thsi beautiful house. We were warmly welcomed by the owner, Sarah, who gave us tea with drizzle cake - a very good start. We haf dinner in a couple of the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Old Whyly last year and had reservations about the patronising manner of our host then but decided to risk it again as the location was so convenient for Glyndebourne and we had been happy with our very good sized room and ensuite...More

Thank 4Jenny4
Response from Sunshine230, Owner at Old WhylyResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest Jenny, I was waiting for your review after your recent visit. Just to put the record straight I told you on the telephone when you reserved the room that we charge a small supplement of £5 when changing the beds from double to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No question that this is the finest B&B I have ever stayed in, not because it is hotel-luxurious but because it is extraordinarily welcoming, relaxing and aesthetically pleasing, with an attention to detail that is the product of years of experience of the hostess, who...More

Thank GVUK
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

What a lovely house in a beautiful setting. We spent an interesting evening with the other guest and our host Sarah, who gave us a delicious dinner. Also lovely to meet Puzzle, a very jolly little dog. Our rooms were comfortable but we’d have appreciated...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We selected Old Whyly because it is part of the Wolsey Lodge association and because of its proximity to a party we were attending. The house and grounds are lovely and we were cheerfully welcomed by the hostess Sarah. She and her housekeeper run an...More

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Dear Highgateglobetrotter, I wish I had read your review and others on Tripadvisor regarding the B&B owner and her housekeeper prior to booking accommodation for myself and my mother. I would then have been more prepared for the extremely cold and unwelcoming attitude, the fact that the housekeeper felt it appropriate to enter our bedroom whenever she liked with no knock on the door - in fact she moved our belongings and made our beds while we were at breakfast. I was told not asked - to not stroke the dog and to move my car. We were informed what time we would eat breakfast, when we declined dinner the temperature in attitude from Sarah the owner went down by several degrees and it was already below freezing. We felt we were in the way of her house party of Belgium guests who were also staying at this B&B when we were. I very much had the impression that because I arrived in my (6 year old) Fiesta I was not the kind of guest they wanted. I was so disappointed in the attitude I received from the owner and staff as I really wanted a lovely relaxing weekend for my Mum - this was her only holiday this year, sadly we were totally mislead from reading the rave reviews from so many other people. We informed Sarah we would not be staying the two nights as we had booked but would be leaving after one, very uncomfortable night, and were again "told" not asked to go and wait for her in the Drawing room while she finished what she was doing. At this point I handed her the cash for our stay and walked out - I have never been treated so disdainfully by anyone. Sarah and her housekeeper really need to find another way to supplement their income what is less inconvenient to them. Or they need to screen their guests for appropriateness before letting them book. So my question is more of a comment and an agreement with what you have said and previous guests - why oh why did I only read the good reviews and dismiss the bad?
14 September 2015|
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Response from Ajsper3001 | Reviewed this property |
I'm rather suprised at your treatment in Old Whyly..... it was not our experience. Yes, our rooms were refreshed during breakfast, but that's not a problem as far as I'm concerned - it's not unusual in hotels for beds to be... More
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