We've just enjoyed an incredible 3 night break at Blackthorn for our anniversary and can't stop talking about it - I want to recommend this place to anyone that will listen! Peter is an excellent host and took really good care of us. Him and Karen have really thought about everything to ensure the most relaxing and enjoyable stay for their guests. The decor is stunning, the kitchen is completely equipped, the bed is so so comfortable, the views across the land are lovely, the log fire is a great cosy touch. What really made it was the private hot tub and swimming pool, you are even supplied with plastic wine glasses to enjoy drinks in the tub - really everything has been thought of!! If you are hesitating about booking Blackthorn DON'T - book it now!!!! Such great value and our best trip together yet - thank you Peter & Karen, sure we will see you soon! :-)
To be able to review this I need to give it more than 5 stars, it was one of the best... no actually THE best cottage we have found for the two of us to stay in!
The cottage is bright, modern, clean and well-equipped. The garden is beautiful with great views of the countryside.
The host Peter left a brolley in the car park for us after texting us to pre-warn us it was raining and we had forgotten ours, despite the rain he showed us how to use the outdoor hot tub and told us about local places to visit.
The hot tub was amazing, every night after an hour of playing water volleyball in the pool we sat outside in the tub and watched the rain and stars.
The cottage, facilities (pool, hot tub and shower room) and the kind hosts made this a wonderful 25th wedding anniversary getaway and we hope to return next year.
This was a special short stay in an outstanding cottage - thank you both so much!
Fantastic three days at blackthorn. Huge thanks to both Karen & Peter for all the local advice and for being the perfect hosts. Three days of total relaxation in beautiful countryside with the added bonus of our own pool and hot tub. Ideally located for day trips to a lot of Sussex attractions we would totally recommend this holiday. Peter I think you should consider changing blackthorn's name to Elysium cottage. Thanks again hope to see you both again soon.
Only here for three days, which was just not enough, but we still managed to unwind and enjoy the scenery and the quiet. Peter and Karen are the perfect hosts, there if you need them with a vast knowledge of the area/wildlife/places to eat, but they leave you alone to enjoy their surroundings. Cottage is a dream and more than comfortable for two. The pool was a great bonus too. Felt at home immediately.
You have a beautiful home Peter and Karen. Thanks too for the hens eggs, they were lovely. We will definately return but for longer next time.
Great place for our stay, everything we needed and pool was great. Such a good location and view as well. Thank you!
Cedar wood is a dear little cabin, most tastefully decorated and furnished, and with everything one might need for an overnight, or weekend stay near Rye. There are so many restaurants, walks and other attractions within a short car ride, that we regretted we were not staying longer. Sharing a huge lawn with Blackthorn Cottage, Cedarwood is far enough away from it to offer peace and privacy. We stoked the little fire with logs when the weather was bad, and lunched on the sunny deck when the weather was good. We enjoyed the dorma window above the bed, and fell asleep under the stars, listening to the rustle of leaves overhead.
From the onset of our initial enquiry, through to the end of our stay, Peter was the perfect host. He was prompt and attentive in all communications; considerate and accommodating - always to hand if needs be, but never imposing.
We would definitely consider Cedarwood again, and Blackthorn Cottage for a longer stay, only due to size.