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“Wonderful property in stunning location”
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1 & 2 Moatside Cottages
Living area
Twin bedroom
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Master Bedroom
Front entrance
2 Moatside front door
Seating for 4
Patio
Dining area
Kitchen
Ensuite shower
Utility Room
Bathroom
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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Poynings, West Sussex, England

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Ann B
Clitheroe
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Wonderful property in stunning location”
Reviewed 20 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We stayed at 2 Moatside Cottages for 4 nights midweek. The cottage itself is perfect for a family of 4. The two bedrooms are adjacent which is convenient for young families. Andrew and Carol had thoughtfully provided milk, bread, butter, home made jam, marmalade and lemon drizzle cake, local honey and tea & coffee which were all delicious and very welcome. There were fruity scented bath and shower products which provided a touch of luxury. There isn't a single extra thing we could have wished to be provided. The cottage kitchen and utility room/second loo were extremely well equipped. The beds were very comfortable. The grounds were so beautiful with the trees in full blossom, ducks with their chicks on the clear water moat and we spotted a coot sitting on a clutch of eggs at the water's edge. The property is well situated with lots to do nearby and places to eat out. One of the best cottages we have ever stayed at and we have stayed in lots. Only downside for us was lack of privacy in sitting out area as 1 Moatside's patio door was at 90 degrees to ours. However, that aside, it would not put us off returning or recommending. Thank you Andrew and Carol

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
23 Apr 2014
Thank you for taking the trouble to review your stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again.
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aSurreymu...
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely cottages and location”
Reviewed 21 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

I booked both Moatside cottages for a cycling weekend for 6 friends. Both are lovely, clean and recently refurbished to a high standard. Tea, coffee, milk, bread and home made preserves were supplied which was a welcome bonus. The two cottages work very well as a double booking as they are adjacent to each other. The location is very picturesque with respect to both the immediate estate and local area. You are very close to the South Downs way and Devil's Dyke which can both be accessed by cycle (some map reading required to navigate the A23) We had a great time despite pretty damp conditions, would be even more beautiful in the sunshine!

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Travelling group: Friends
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22 Sep 2013
Thank you for taking the trouble to review your stay. We are glad you had a good time and hope to see you again.
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NICKNBLON...
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“GREAT HOLIDAY”
Reviewed 20 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We stayed here in August two adults and one child aged two.
The cottage was very comfortable and the facilities were of a high standard and very clean upon arrival. The kitchen has everything that you would need and the owners leave all basics (washing up liquid etc) which is a nice touch as many cottages that I have visited have nothing like this.
Also upon arrival the owners left milk, bread and a cake which was really nice.
Bedrooms very comfortable and bathrooms / showers all new and of a high standard.
Outside you have your own patio with furniture and we used this on a couple of occasions to eat out as the weather was good, the only draw back is that when you eat outside the guests staying in the other cottage look straight out of their lounge at you so no real privacy.
Visited Brighton, Worhting and Lewes whilst on holiday and would recomend them all.
All in all had a great family holiday.
The cottage is in a rural location so a car is needed to get everywhere as there are no pavements on the road into Ponyings.

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Liked best: Cleanliness and high standard
Liked least: outside dining
Travelling group: Young Children
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Ian P
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent cottage and location”
Reviewed 17 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Absolutely beautiful cottage with everything you could wish for and in a great location. Decorated, furnished and equipped to a very high standard it makes you feel comfortable immediately. Welcomed with a lovely lemon drizzle cake along with a few bits like milk, bread, butter, home made jam,marmalade and honey. The surrounding area is lovely and peaceful with nice woodland walks and spots for just sitting and enjoying the countryside and house moat. We had rabbits visiting the garden, saw deer in the woods and had buzzards overhead most days. The location of the cottage was perfect for us as Brighton was 5 mins away as was the A27 which gave easy access to both east and west Sussex. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, would love to revisit and would happily recommend to anyone. 5 stars..

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Liked best: High standards of the cottage and location
Travelling group: Teenagers
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MrscLeice...
Leicestershire
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Perfect”
Reviewed 18 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013

I booked this holiday cottage last minute. What a find! It is situated in a very idyllic setting, with the South Downs literally on your doorstep. The fixtures and fittings are exceptional, nothing has been overlooked. The 'extras' that welcomed us; home made scones, preserves, and local honey, along with tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread and butter, were fully appreciated. The owner also provides toiletries and dishwashing and laundry detergents.

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Liked best: Tranquility
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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27 Apr 2013
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.
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lab_11
London
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous cottage - perfect for young children”
Reviewed 8 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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We have just returned home after 3 nights staying in 2 Moatside Cottages and had a fantastic stay. The cottage exceeded our expectations. It was particularly well equipped and it's clear the owners have put thought into the finishings and details. The open plan kitchen, dining area and lounge space was larger than it appeared in the photographs and was plenty of space for a family. The beds were especially comfortable! We liked the addition of the shower/ sink area in the main bedroom. We didn't use the outside space due to the weather but there is seating and a fenced garden area. It is shared with the other cottage. The extra touches such as the cake, jam, bread, butter and milk were really appreciated as were the dishwasher and washing machine powder!

There's nothing negative to say about Moatside Cottages. It is one of the best cottages we have stayed in. The one floor works really well for families with young children as we didn't need to worry about stair gates and we could tend to our baby really easily in the next room in the evening. Both bedrooms are next to each other, we don't always find this is the case with one floor properties.

The cottage is a really good location for Brighton and surrounding areas, we hope to return again in the near future! We will be definitely be recommending Newtimber Holiday Cottages to our friends.

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Liked best: Facilities and cleanliness
Liked least: Hard floors - maybe some more rugs in living space (due to crawling/ walking baby)
Travelling group: Young Children
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2012 for a stay in December 2012

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Liked best: Overall furnishing and decor
Liked least: Hot water in the showers was a little sporadic
Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 25-34
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