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Blackthorn

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1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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The Blackthorn holiday cottage is a luxurious retreat for two. It is attached to the owner's home situated on the edge of Icklesham village near the ancient towns of Winchelsea and Rye with a distant view of the sea, and surrounded by beautiful AONB countryside. It has a private, south facing verandah, ideal for soaking up the ambience of this peaceful setting, and guests are welcome to use the family's heated, indoor swimming pool and outdoor hot tub throughout their stay. Home-grown seasonal vegetables, herbs and free range eggs are offered free of charge when available. However, if self-catering is not your style then there are two award winning pubs in the village, and a variety of restaurants to suit most tastes in the nearby town of Rye. Blackthorn has a 2 x night minimum stay polic...The Blackthorn holiday cottage is a luxurious retreat for two. It is attached to the owner's home situated on the edge of Icklesham village near the ancient towns of Winchelsea and Rye with a distant view of the sea, and surrounded by beautiful AONB countryside. It has a private, south facing verandah, ideal for soaking up the ambience of this peaceful setting, and guests are welcome to use the family's heated, indoor swimming pool and outdoor hot tub throughout their stay. Home-grown seasonal vegetables, herbs and free range eggs are offered free of charge when available. However, if self-catering is not your style then there are two award winning pubs in the village, and a variety of restaurants to suit most tastes in the nearby town of Rye. Blackthorn has a 2 x night minimum stay policy.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower
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About the Owner
peter s
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2012
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Reviewed 26 October 2020

Peter and Karen have created a little bit of heaven for guests to use. a hot tub and pool all to yourself, it's amazing. We'll defo be back. Its a lovely spot, quiet and rural and close to Rye etc.

Date of stay: October 2020
1  Thank Rebecca K
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Reviewed 11 February 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: February 2020
LightPacker398926, VR Owner at Blackthorn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2020

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Reviewed 23 December 2019

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Date of stay: December 2019
LightPacker398926, VR Owner at Blackthorn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2020

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Reviewed 17 December 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: December 2019
LightPacker398926, VR Owner at Blackthorn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2020

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Reviewed 4 December 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: December 2019
LightPacker398926, VR Owner at Blackthorn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2020

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Reviewed 26 September 2019

Just returned from a lovely and relaxing 4 day stay at blackthorn for my birthday with my husband.. it is everything that is described. Beautiful cottage, stunning scenery, lovely pool and hot tub that we enjoyed very much! On arrival a bottle of wine, fresh...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank ian123943
LightPacker398926, VR Owner at Blackthorn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2020

Many thanks for the lovely review Jackie and Ian. Yes, please try and return sometime, 'though 2020 is really filling up in places. By the way, the hot tub and indoor pool are operational al year round, and now several of the local National Trust...More

Reviewed 12 September 2019

Second visit for us and well let's just say I hope it's not the last. This place is so relaxing and quiet, ideal for a long weekend to recharge the batteries. Easy walk to one of our favorite pubs (Robin Hood) and easy drive to...More

Date of stay: March 2019
1  Thank MrRalphMan
LightPacker398926, VR Owner at Blackthorn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2019

Wow Paul and Sharon, thanks for the lovely review. Yes, some great places on the doorstep, and the Queens Head pub at the other end of the village is also worth visiting too. Close by we have 3 x different coastlines, beautiful old towns, historic...More

Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

We had a fantastic stay in Blackthorn and highly recommend it. We were greeted by the owner who lives on site who gave us great advice about places to visit locally. The cottage has excellent and exceptionally clean and well maintained facilities including a hot...More

Date of stay: July 2019
1  Thank Jules4shaw
LightPacker398926, VR Owner at Blackthorn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2019

Thanks Julie for taking the time to leave your lovely review. I hope seeing ABC and Tears for Fears didn't disappoint on the way home? Thanks for your comments about the pool and hot tub: both facilities are operational all-year round, and so Blackthorn is...More

Reviewed 29 March 2019 via mobile

Amazing place - would really recommend if you are looking for a relaxing place to escape to! It was beautiful to just relax in the hot tub surrounded by nature and is particularly amazing when the weather is cold - makes you really appreciate the...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank ashley K
LightPacker398926, VR Owner at Blackthorn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2019

Thanks for the lovely snapshot Ashley! Garden birds such as Robins, Tits, Thrushes, and Wood Peckers are all regular visitors, but I often hear Owls hooting at night, and we regularly have Buzzards circling overhead during the day. On the ground Bluebells are now coming...More

Reviewed 15 February 2019 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed at Blackthorn for Valentine’s Day. The moment we arrived at we felt instantly welcomed and at home by Peter, he showed us around and how to use everything. In the porch area there is lots of local information about sights...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank amylp95
LightPacker398926, VR Owner at Blackthorn, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2019

Wow Amy, what an incredible review, and so thoughtful to leave one when you originally came through Airbnb too! It is much appreciated as it's important as you will appreciate to keep up with T A reviews, and we don't get so many guests coming...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Private Indoor Pool
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Blackthorn is situated halfway between the Old town of Hastings with its tall, black, net huts, and large fleet of fishing boats, quaint streets, and seaside novelties, and the ancient town of Rye full of smuggling history, cobbled streets, and impressive town houses. Both towns have a range of activities throughout the year celebrating various local customs, while closer to home the beautiful town of Winchelsea is overflowing with a unique charm and local history. Icklesham itself is situated along the main A259 - convenient for most destinations, and has two award winning pubs, a good quality farm shop on the outskirts, and a well stocked village shop located on the main road.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blackthorn

Blackthorn is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Blackthorn has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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Stays at Blackthorn must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.