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95% would recommend it to a friend
Wonderful stay, great food, lovely service.
We would definitely go back.
Fantastic 16th Century House
We this a wonderful place to stay.
You get a real feel of the country as you drive down the minor (some single track depending your route) roads, to the beautiful location, this enhances the whole experience.
Sally was an excellent host, we found her warm, friendly, very helpful and only wanted to make our stay as enjoyable as it could be. The house is fantastic and well appointed, we had a great nights slept in a very comfortable four poster bed. Excellent, thank you very much.
Friendly and efficient hospitality in very comfortable surroundings with a delicious breakfast!
BN27 1QJ When visiting east Sussex for the night Like some migrating bird that’s on the wing, And Herstmonceux appears within your sight Why not attempt to perch at Cleavers Lyng .
This ancient English Grade II listed pile
Has seen a wealth of history unfold -
An inn in the Elizabethan style
With stories by the hundred to be told. The décor’s fine with bedrooms all en suite;
The breakfast’s an unqualified delight;
The nearby castle is a certain treat;
The Levels an elucidating sight -
And while Bexhill and Eastbourne might impress
Old Hastings snatches victory from success.
A Gentler Pulse and a Fresher Awakening
The house is situated near the end of a rural cul-de-sac straddling the Prime Meridian, where no through traffic disturbs the visitor's sleep and where the Greenwich Observatory found a site from which to observe the night skies unpolluted by the lights of the city.
So the visitor feels as if they are resting on the principal artery of the world, yet where, for the length of one's stay, Greenwich Mean Time relaxes it's insistent pulse and allows the sounds of the woodland and the singing of birds to set a slower rhythm. Inside the house, classical music gently welcomes the guest and the lower ceilings of another century wrap you in fresh linen and give you a deeper sleep and a fresher awakening. Sally's breakfast is unhurried, generous and offers the kind of choice you would never expect at an early hour, and if you have time, as we had, you may leave your car at the house and take a stroll to Herstmonceux church, which stands on a site of pre-Christian wonder and worship, and commands a view accross the fields to the site of England's last invasion. I'm not surpised that when they had marched accross Pevensey Levels, and found shelter in this ancient forest, the Normans decided that this is where they would make their new home. A special place to rest a while.
Still good second time round
Breakfast deserves a rating off the scale.
Superb location, excellent standards, and dogs allowed.
Lovely place, lovely stay
Sally the proprietor made us feel very welcome.
took us to our room and pointed out all the facilities of the room. Breakfast was cooked to order and tasted fantastic ,with a lot of choice.She even got our room cleaned to our convenience as we were going to a wedding.
I was absolutely astounded by the entire time we spent there,it was 5 star throughout.wonderful peace and quiet.just what we needed.
Not recommended for families with young children
Although I thought this a lovely house with beautiful gardens, and the family suite huge, I had serious issues with its lack of family friendliness.
The main issue being that (as previously stated in a couple of other reviews) the family suite at the top runs over the 4 double bedrooms on the middle floor. There is next to no sound insulation between these floors and consequently any sound made by young children in the family suite reverberates down onto the privacy of the 4 double bedrooms. I have to say that it was next to impossible not to make any noise in the family suite as the floorboards are so creaky and resonant. As such, we felt very ill at ease, and had to tread extremely softly throughout the whole duration of our stay; it really impaired our stay as a family. Never have I been so aware of how mobile our 2 young children are. I think there is a serious problem in the configuration of the house; the middle floor being comprised of 4 double bedrooms which will presumably suit couples who want a quiet night away; and yet immediately above them runs a huge suite that can only suit a family, and yet there is absolutely no sound insulation between them. All I can say is that the house must have a perennial issue with couples being disturbed by children above them. A final note, when I booked with Late Rooms, I did add a note asking if there was a cot at all for my 18 month child. I received no answer to my query and on arriving in the family suite, could see no cot; only single beds, with no bed guards, totally unsuited to a very young child. I resorted to putting down cushions on the floor and building my own cot. So although I did like the house, the gardens and the area, I am writing this review primarily so that families with young children in the future might be aware of my personal experience.
Very nice out of the way property
If you are after a very quiet relaxing location, then this property should be on your list, otherwise look elsewhere.
Accommodation was very comfortable, clean and the food was excellent. Good choice of local pubs within a few miles radius for evening meals.
My wife and I enjoyed a three night wedding anniversary break and Sally is an excellent host.
A good night's sleep, good food and beautiful property and surroundings. Sally even dug up a plant from her garden for us to take home!