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100% would recommend it to a friend
Beautiful country retreat.
Everything about Shoyswell Cottage was of a superb standard.
The lake, wildlife and gardens could be enjoyed from our patio and our host very kindly allowed us free access to his beautiful gardens and house. We were made to feel completely comfortable and 'at home'. We would genuinely recommend Shoyswell to others.
A little bit of heaven
That is all I can say really. The room was fantastic, lovely comfortable bed and a nice big bath to relax in. Breakfast was superb, freshly cooked bread was always nice to wake up too. The garden and lounge were always there to go for a walk and realx in, and not to mention the home made brandy before bed. If you get a chance, please do visit as I am sure you will leave happy. Thanks
Very friendly and extremely helpful.
Even picked us up from train station
A little bit of spoil...
If you're looking for corporate, predictable, impersonal then you'll loathe this.
If however you're searching for luxury, personalised, charming then book immediately. I loved the journey (in the middle of nowhere, the welcome, the impeccable taste in decor, refreshments and overall thought & detail. If you dislike remoteness, dogs, ducks, countryside or great styling then it will not be as lovely. Rarely am I surprised, delighted and totally at ease in hotels or B&B's - this was the exception.
A wonderful place.
A real getaway from everything, in beautiful surroundings. Excellent friendly and charming host.
The perfect break from London life
We had the most fantastic time - I tried to set out (in a very clumsy way) in Jolyon's visitors' book how my husband and I (sounds like the Queen) felt in being at Shoyswell.
We had had a very fraught time in our lives in London, and needed desperately a break. We literally decided the night before we left for Etchingham to take the few days we had. Friends recommended laterooms.com, and the service was great. But the best thing was that laterooms.com led us to Shoyswell. I have never stayed anywhere like it - for just feeling like true house-guests - without any obligation to your hosts to be entertaining or be anything save yourselves, social, anti-social or anything in between. The "cottage" is beautiful, the bed the most comfy I have slept in, the welcome superb, and - well the dogs even outstripped their lovely "owners" in the welcome afforded. We really enjoyed ourselves and returned to London so relaxed that Keith and I both fell into deep depression not to be back at Shoyswell. Despite that ((!) from which we have recovered) we would both highly recommend Shoyswell to anyone seeking a real break. Of course the area is beautiful, and Jolyon has some great ideas to enhance enjoying teh sheer beauty of teh place – but it’s Shoyswell that made our break and our return ready for the London fray (and if you live in Brent, that’s saying something) – basically, as a base and a ”home” where you feel a REAL guest, , Shoyswell can’t be matched.
And finally and very importantly – if you accidentally leave anything under the bed – you’ll really appreciate the host service (especially if it was your duty to do that bit of the final room checking and could be in deep trouble for any loss(!), you couldn’t leave that “anything” at a better place for rapid alerting and return. Thank you, Late Rooms and Shoyswell...
A super, warm welcome coupled with beautiful, comfortable accommodation in a stunning setting.
Had a very enjoyable time at Shoyswell Cottage.
A beautiful house in a tranquil location with an extremely warm welcome. A very relaxing stay. Access to large sitting room with a view of the garden which is perfect for a stroll. An excellent base for exploring the Sussex and Kent countryside and close to the coast and some beautiful gardens and National Trust properties. Would definitely return if in the area.
Shoyswell Cottage is a beautiful place to stay.
Though not the easiest to find it's well worth the effort. Our room was excellent - though could have done with at least one chair and soap in the bathroom. The grounds are inviting and the peaceful nature of the location, including the ducks (!) made for a restful stay. The hosts were very welcoming and sought to attend to all our needs.