Had an amazing stay at Blackthorn Cottage, had a huge garden overlooking the countryside, with the use of the hot tub and swimming pool- we couldn’t have asked for more. It was very relaxing, and only a short drive to Hastings/Rye so was in a great location... We only wished we could have stayed for longer!
What a beautiful place and Location.
When we arrived we were met by the owner (peter) who showed us to our beautiful
cottage.Our accommodation was set into beautiful grounds with a hot tub and swimming pool.
Our cottage had everything that was needed.
We were located between Rye & Hasting.
We will be visiting Peter and his cottage again
We arrived to a very warm welcome from Peter who explained all about the area, it's history and things to see and do in and around Rye and Hastings. The cottage is warm and cosy with a nice log burner, it was chilly during our stay and we felt very snug. The accommodation has everything you could possibly need, it's home from home.The terrace is lovely with a great view of the garden, lots of bunnies, we counted 12 at one time and beautiful birdsong, absolute heaven. We didn't use the hot tub or pool as it wasn't very warm, there are plenty of towels so no need to take extra towels as a bath towel, bath sheet and hand towel are provided for each guest. We would love to re visit when the weather warms up. Highly recommended.
A three night break was booked for my partner and I to spend some time together, relaxing and forgetting the world. This place did not disappoint.
Right from the get go Peter had been texting us with updated and titbits of information for our visit. Also included was a local booklet for the area.
When we turned up, we were slightly early and Peter was in the middle of moving a plant, for which he apologised several times, even though he had warned us, and apologised again, via a text earlier in the day.
The work was over pretty quickly and didn't disturb us as we unpacked and then popped out to get some supplies.
Peter also went through the Hot Tub, Swimming pool and internal amenities to the cottage. He also suggested several places to visit and when we mentioned we'd already planned on Hastings and Rye, he went through details of where to eat, park etc.
When we got back from getting the supplies on the first day, Peter apologised again and said there was a bottle of Prosecco at the cottage for us, which was much appreciated.
Although the weather was a little hit and miss, it didn't stop us from enjoying ourselves. We visited both pubs in the village in the evenings, which were both great, but the Robin Hood just pips the Queens Head as it's much closer.
The cottage is decorated to a high standard and you have everything you need to secrete yourself away, if that's what you want.
Due to the weather we didn't get to try the Swing bench at the bottom of the property, but did get in the Hot Tub once.
We really would like to go back again, so fingers crossed.
Thanks again to Peter, Karen and Ollie.
My partner and I had the pleasure of spending 3 wonderful days at Blackthorn cottage.
The cottage is beautifully decorated, extremely clean and well equipped as well as also having beautiful views and it being lovely and quiet! So perfect for us as a couple who wanted to get away from the city.
The owners were away but we were well looked after my their friend Marie who was very welcoming.
The cottage is close to many attractions and we spent our time visiting Battle Abbey, Rye, Carr Taylor Vineyards. We also visited the Queen Head, a local pub which was recommended by the Cottage owners and it was throughly enjoyable - they made an amazing Easter Sunday roast - we booked at it was highly advised.
The cottage is truely unique - with its own private hot tub and indoor swimming pool- giving that extra opportunity to pamper yourself!
Perfect location for a romantic weekend break, extremely recommended!
Blackthorn has everything you need for a relaxing break. It is set in a tranquil scenic area but close to tourist attractions in Rye and Winchelsea. The pool and tub are great and Peter and Karen were the perfect hosts assisting where needed and proving us with fresh eggs! The log burner was a nice feature which kept us toasty warm on some of the cold March evenings. Looking forward to our next visit.