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Old Whyly

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely house & setting & very welcoming atmosphere. Sarah is a wonderful host & cook. We enjoyed our stay very much. Our bedroom was beautifully furnished & the large bed was very comfortable. We had a bijou en suite bathroom with a great shower. The breakfast was delicious & it felt as though nothing was too much trouble. The gardens...

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We made a booking for one night B and B and dinner. We requested the best ensuite room. The website had photos of some large well appointed rooms, which one would assume to be the better ensuite rooms. When we arrived we were somewhat coolly received by the maid who informed us that the ensuite rooms were the small rooms....

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essex
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Wonderful house and very peaceful. Our room was huge and comfortable couldn't fault service. We were made extremely welcome by Sarah and lea her housekeeper. Breakfasts were excellent everything very clean and beautifully presented. We would stay again without hesitation.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Our visit to this luxury bed and breakfast was relaxing and most enjoyable. The home is a beautiful one surrounded by lovely gardens. The host, Sarah, who doubles as the super chef, is warm and helpful. The evening meal was a treat and coupled with breakfast made this a must stay. Beautiful rooms, comfortable bed. What more does one need?

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Thank Jonathan P
London and Tanzania
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This beautiful house and garden epitomises the charm and excellence of the British Country living. For many years we have stayed with Sarah for nights, which turned into a few nights, which turned into a week! Lovely walks from the house and a charming swimming pool set in outstanding gardens. Sarah is an outstanding hostess living in a superb house...

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Guerard
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a comfortable place, and calm. Finding it at night isn't easy, so make sure to check exact details prior to arrival, using Google Earth. Glad we did this before arriving. Calm, peaceful and refined. Very nice garden Overall pretty friendly, but breakfast was a wee bit 'rushed' by the housekeeper who really isn't in the right business of...

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Thank Neil P
Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The Georgian period is described as the Age of Elegance and this is what you experience when you stay with Sarah in her Manor house. I have stayed in many places around the world but this is the first time I realised I was experiencing my own countries heritage in a way I had never before. As a regular National...

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Thank Bill C
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I only tend to write a review if the place we have stayed in is either excellent or terrible! I am delighted to report that Sarah and the Old Whyly are well and truly within the Excellent category. The welcome is warm, the house exquisite, the decor tasteful, the room comfortable, the gardens lovely, the dinner and breakfast delicious. When...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We had a lovely stay at Old Whyly B&B which is a wonderful elegant Georgian house with an outdoor pool and a tennis court. The room we stayed in was super large and very comfortable and clean. Pre dinner drinks were served at 7pm where you meet the other guests that you will have dinner with and a good way...

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Reviewed 18 December 2016

If does exist the concept of beauty and elegance in hospitality well Old Whyly represents it totally! As soon as we arrived in this George house we were welcomed by Sarah in the living room where the fireplace gave us a warm atmosphere. The interior design, decorations details and a great quality of porcelain made this house very familiar and...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Old Whyly is a Grade II listed Georgian Manor house and part of the new concept of luxury boutique bed and breakfast private houses where guests are made to feel more like friends than customers. Offering charming accommodation filled with antique furniture and pictures with the opportunity to dine and experience outstanding food, Old Whyly is the perfect place to escape and enjoy the stunning countryside with its historic attractions of East Sussex in an elegant atmosphere. The long history of Old Whyly dates back to 1100 with the kitchen retaining its medieval characteristics. There are very strong connections to America and the English civil war. Old Whyly is a place for all seasons. In the spring the garden comes to life with rhododendroms, azaleas, daffodils and tulips creating a blaze of colour continuing with its flowering summer and autumn plants and trees. The lily scented terrace with its rose covered pergola is well used on sunny days and warm summer evenings as is the drawing room with the blazing fire in winter. You can also enjoy lovely walks through the adjoining private estate with its wild flowers and rare orchids at any time of the year. Guests can play tennis on the new hard court or laze by the secluded swimming pool with its wisteria covered pool house. This is truly a suave swipe at the old cliche B & B. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Old Whyly

Address: Old Whyly London Road, East Hoathly BN8 6EL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > East Hoathly
Number of rooms: 5
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Windsor, United Kingdom

Dear Highgateglobetrotter, I wish I had read your review and others on Tripadvisor regarding the B&B owner and her housekeeper prior to booking accommodation for myself and my mother. I would then have been more prepared for the extremely cold and unwelcoming attitude, the fact that the housekeeper felt it appropriate to enter our bedroom whenever she liked with no knock on the door - in fact she moved our belongings and made our beds while we were at breakfast. I was told not asked - to not stroke the dog and to move my car. We were informed what time we would eat breakfast, when we declined dinner the temperature in attitude from Sarah the owner went down by several degrees and it was already below freezing. We felt we were in the way of her house party of Belgium guests who were also staying at this B&B when we were. I very much had the impression that because I arrived in my (6 year old) Fiesta I was not the kind of guest they wanted. I was so disappointed in the attitude I received from the owner and staff as I really wanted a lovely relaxing weekend for my Mum - this was her only holiday this year, sadly we were totally mislead from reading the rave reviews from so many other people. We informed Sarah we would not be staying the two nights as we had booked but would be leaving after one, very uncomfortable night, and were again "told" not asked to go and wait for her in the Drawing room while she finished what she was doing. At this point I handed her the cash for our stay and walked out - I have never been treated so disdainfully by anyone. Sarah and her housekeeper really need to find another way to supplement their income what is less inconvenient to them. Or they need to screen their guests for appropriateness before letting them book. So my question is more of a comment and an agreement with what you have said and previous guests - why oh why did I only read the good reviews and dismiss the bad?

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“Every room”
sabLondonandTanzania, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for en suite room, and check you have the larger rooms rather than smaller”
neilpS1226MP, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Bedroom with ensuite was very comfortable”
644billc, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in a sumptuous room on the first floor overlooking the entrance, but I am sure any room would be of a similar high standard.”
NickS848, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“TV hidden so need to get out. B&B has modern facilities”
DinaWMarkI, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
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