Visiting a friend who lives in the downs, we needed accommodation and this was perfect. A refreshing change from the usual fussy decor, The Bay Tree Cottage has a simple, tasteful interior and a lovely wee sun-trap garden. We had everything we needed and could easily do our own meals but you must try some of Shona's terrific cooking.
We stayed for a week here in February and enjoyed accommodation of a very high standard indeed. The property is detached and a reasonable distance from the owner's home: it was delightfully private. The cottage is very well furnished and comfortable - all of our needs were met. It provided an excellent base for our tour of East and West Sussex. Shona, the owner, was informative and helpful about restaurants and places to visit, and offered to cook for us on some evenings if required -in another life she was the Food editor for The Times!
After much travelling round the USA and England we had a quiet and relaxing couple of nights at the Bay Tree Cottage. Easy access to the South Downs National Park and many rejuvenating walks, with some good pubs in the neighborhood! The Host (and owner) Shona is the most marvelous cook and we were treated to one of her culinary masterpieces for dinner one night.
For two people looking for that "get-away" this is the place. We shall be returning!