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“A little piece of Heaven not to be missed.”
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88 reviews
Some of our ducks taking it easy after supplying eggs to our guests...
Some of the various eggs laid by our hens and ducks, and regularly enjoyed by our guests.
Early morning at Beech House, with Blackthorn on the left, the hot tub, and the pool room opposite.
A magical morning at Blackthorn.
Camber Sands with its dunes, and sea at low tide, just 9 miles away.
The dramatic coastline of the Hastings Country Park, just 6 miles west of Blackthorn.
Winchelsea Beach, 5 miles, and our nearest beach of picturesque pebbles and groynes at sunset.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Rye, East Sussex, England

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disgracef...
Surrey, UK
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A little piece of Heaven not to be missed.”
Reviewed 23 May 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Booked to stay just three nights, which is most certainly not enough. What a little gem.
Is it the lovely house, in an amazing setting? Is it the fabulous rooms, comfy beds, fantastic bathrooms? Is it being able to sit out on the decking overlooking beautiful garden and woods? Is it the attention to detail that gives you that little extra bit to make your stay fab, like the duck eggs in your room? Or is it the amazing hosts, Peter & Karen that want to make your stay so special and personal? Nothing is too much trouble at all. Well it’s all of the above and a lot more.

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The heated hot tub and swimming pool are amazing and available all day.

The area is a great little suntrap and gets the sun all day with little to no wind, weather permitting.

The views of the garden and surrounding hills are exceptional

There is nothing bad at all about it! I would recommend this place to anyone and cannot thank Peter & Karen enough for such a wonderful and welcoming stay.

This is the best place we have ever stayed and will be back soon. It's so reasonably priced too which makes it an affordable luxury.

Well done Peter & Karen for providing a little piece of heaven. Thank you so much for everything.

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Liked best: All of the above.
Liked least: Going Home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Sue M
London
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75 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Our 3rd Visit with many more to come”
Reviewed 20 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

This cottage is a slice of heaven, peacefull & private with views to die for. Everything you need is provided just bring yourself and some food.

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Caraw333
Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The Perfect New Years Getaway”
Reviewed 1 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014
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We spent 2 nights at Blackthorn for a New Year break and had a fantastic time. The cottage has everything you would need for a relaxing stay. The hot tub and swimming pool were excellent and the duck eggs waiting on our doorstep for breakfast were phenomenal. The cottage has everything you need including plenty of games, a well kitted out kitchen and a fantastic log burner. Karen and Peter were very welcoming and we felt very comfortable as if we were at home - can't wait to come back!

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marmite79
Hampshire
1 review
“Perfect retreat”
Reviewed 19 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

We had a wonderful weekend at Blackthorn. Peter and Karen were very helpful before and during our visit. They sent us some excellent directions, and information on the local area.

We loved the cottage. There was everything we needed and more! The very comfortable bed , the hot tub and the lovely log burner were very much appreciated. The setting is gorgeous - you can see the sea from garden. It was lovely to see all the wildlife in the garden.

We will definitely come back to stay next time we can persuade the grandparents to have our boys. There is certainly plenty to do in the area, which we are keen to investigate. I would definitely recommend this holiday cottage but 2 nights was not long enough!

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Liked best: The log burner and hot tub
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Kerry H
Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Comfortable, lovely, homely, idyllic and picturesque cottage!”
Reviewed 17 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

What a wonderful week!! Thoroughly enjoyed the swimming pool and private hot tub! Very relaxing! Would definitely come and stay again. Will certainly be recommending to friends and family. So much to see and do for historic visitors or/and thrill seekers. Plenty of beautiful beaches, scenery and country walks. A truly fantastic place to visit!

Peter and Karen were so helpful and friendly! They even helped arrange some beautiful red roses and wine for our arrival. They have plenty of ideas of places to visit! We will definitely be back!!

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Liked best: Gorgeous views and hot tub
Liked least: narrow lanes... very dark at night
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Patsy10re...
Hereford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
180 reviews
51 hotel reviews
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“Soooooooooooooooo Relaxing”
Reviewed 30 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

This was our second visit to Blackthorn and will definately not be our last.
So wonderfully quiet, total relaxation. You can do as much or as litte as you wish. There are lots of local places to visit within 20mins. but you can just sit in the hot tub and contemplate life if you prefer. Peter had even arranged the good weather for us on this visit!!
There was a fan in the bedroom which was much appreciated due to the heatwave, as was the swimming pool.

Don't hesitate, it really is worth a visit and so very affordable.

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Liked best: Hard to choose but probably the hot tub
Liked least: Honestly there was absolutely nothing to gripe about,
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Coalville, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: Peace and quiet.
Liked least: The roof light let in the sun light early in the morning
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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