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“Nice little base for exploring 1066 country...”
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Treetops in Autumn
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Treetops in Autumn
The new treehouse balcony (March 2017). Bird's eye views from the treehouse deck.
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52 reviews
Treetops in Autumn
The new treehouse balcony (March 2017).
Bird's eye views from the treehouse deck.
Spacious studio room with stunning views.
Bathroom with new walk-in shower.
Come on in and welcome :)
Through the stable door. The sink looks out on to the garden and rolling fields.
The kitchen with spiral staircase Firdige freezer, electric cooker and breakfast bar for 2.
The kitchenette has a new quarry tiled floor and new cooker, dishwasher, microwave & lighting.
Looking out of the stable door.
From the top of the stairs.
Sitting area with wonderful views.
Looking out of the main studio windows.
View from the main studio windows (March).
View from Treetops' window in Summer.
Kingsize bed, quality mattress, lovely fresh sheets, USB charger sockets.
View from the bed.
Seating area with flat screen TV.
Comfortable seating leading to dressing area. and French doors to balcony.
Bunks in the eaves.
Single mattresses made up in the eaves - great for kids.
It really is as close to a treehouse as you can get with foundations and plumbing :)
You can light the beech tree and the deck at night.
Outdoor dining area nestled into the beech tree. This was taken before the new balcony was built.
The beech tree in full leaf.
Treetops in the summer.
Enjoying a glass of wine in the sunshine.
Winter
A wintery walk down the lane
The swing in our front garden has such a long drop it makes grownups feel like children :)
Sunny Autumn wander down our lane
Local bluebells
Spring primroses
The campfire area, BBQ and swings.
Looking down the garden towards the BBQ
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Overview
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Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex, England

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Daniel S
Essex
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice little base for exploring 1066 country...”
Reviewed 18 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Treetops is a compact and decent base in the heart of 1066 country; perfect for one or two people looking to explore the area. We used it as a base from which to explore Hastings, Brighton and other notable places such as Herstmonceux Castle and Hever Castle.

Set on the ground and 1st floor of an out-building next to the owners house, Treetops has a smart little kitchen and a decent bathroom on the ground floor, and a studio on the 1st floor complete with a lounge area, double-bed and a balcony area with a table and chairs. The place is generally in good condition and well-kept, although I cannot say that it is perfect, as some of the furnishings are starting to show the effects of wear and tear (possibly a sign of how popular this place is). But, there is nothing that I would say is a blocker to recommending others to stay here. We found it a relaxing place to spend a couple of days while tripping around East Sussex and Kent.

Accommodation Plus Points:
+ Unique and characterful accommodation.
+ Kitchen has a small selection of kitchenware/crockery/utensils.
+ Heating/hot water system are very effective.
+ Views from studio area are attractive.
+ Quiet location with no light/sound pollution.
+ Car parking off road.
+ Close-ish to local shops and a couple of decent pubs.
+ Owner is very friendly.

Accommodation negative points
- Beginning to shown signs of wear and tear in some furnishings.
- Mattress could be a bit more comfortable.
- Tall people may struggle with the headroom in some places

In terms of local activities and places to go, Hastings and Brighton are approximately an hour drive away. Lewes is a bit closer as is Battle. The roads in the area are good and traffic is pretty light, so the drives are not something that should dissuade people. Herstmonceux Castle and Observatory (Science Centre) are 5/10 minutes away and are worth a visit, and Hever Castle is about an hour drive away but is also worth a visit. Aside from these, the central location of Herstmonceux puts you within an easy drive to many towns and locations in south east England.

We'd definitely stay again.

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Liked best: Unique accommodation and central location for day visits in south east England
Liked least: Mattress was a bit uncomfortable
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
26 Apr 2015
Hi Daniel,

Thanks for taking the time to write this. I'm so glad you had a good time. Thanks for letting me know about the bed too - I've just bought a brand new 3000 pocket memory foam mattress which will arrive on Tuesday in time for Wednesday's guests. Hope to see you again soon,

Sam.
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Preetee H
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The best weekend”
Reviewed 29 March 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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people found this review helpful

It was a very lovely weekend - the best one so far. Everything was perfect. Our hostess was very kind and helpful at all times.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Apr 2015
Lovely to find this - thanks so much! A warm welcome here for you next time you're in this neck of the woods :)
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andyj2410
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very nice”
Reviewed 11 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
2
people found this review helpful

Nice lodge in a pleasant setting. The owner was lovely and made us feel very welcome, happy to help with any questions. I would highly recommend.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
26 Apr 2015
Thank you very much for your kind words. Hope to see you again sometime :)
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colingeal
Launceston, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“peaceful stay, idyllic location”
Reviewed 22 February 2015 for a stay in February 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We enjoyed a really relaxing few days at Treetops. We were made to feel most welcome by the owner who gave excellent advice on what to do and where to eat during our stay. Very rural and peaceful and yet handy to towns such as Eastbourne and Hastings. There are some well known National Trust properties within easy reach. A great place to unwind!

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Management Response
26 Apr 2015
Thanks for such a lovely review and I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Would be very happy to see you again :)
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Lynn M
Lewes, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Treetops”
Reviewed 19 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
1
person found this review helpful

What a fantastic hideaway! Beware the ceiling tho especially if you're tall! Very cosy and quiet. Fairy lights up the circular stairwell and around the bed head make it very romantic. The whole place was very clean. Tea coffee and sugar were all supplied but take your own milk.
We would love to be able to stay again! Couldn't fault it in any way.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Nov 2014
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. You're always welcome here :)
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flohp605
Essex, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“breathtaking”
Reviewed 7 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

This was the most fantastic and quaint place I have stayed at, it was our 20th anniversary and my stay was just fantastic. It was so quiet, that as we sat out on the balcony, you could hear the leaves falling, I have recommended here to my friends!!!!

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Liked best: peace and quiet
Liked least: not a thing!!!!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
16 Oct 2014
Thank you so much for such a lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. All the very best :)
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RambleOnK...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Didn't have a pleasant experience”
Reviewed 29 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

I had quite a few problems with my stay. The property is good for security reasons as it is quite close to the house and has a lovely view. Overall, it's in need of updating, carpet is worn and the furniture really needs Restor-a-Finish. I asked how to use the TV and the owner discovered it wasn't working and directed me to a small collection of old VHS tapes in the room. So I had to go without TV for the night... Since I had a long drive, I wanted a nap, but that wasn't possible as her children were screaming and playing outside, so though in the country, not entirely peaceful. Luckily, it was quiet at night. The guest house has a lovely view, and the bed linens are nice. The kitchen is handy. The lady who owns it is very nice though a bit overwhelmed. I lost a small part of my deposit during the stay, but the amount of time she took to process this back to me was too long, and I did not get my money back for over two weeks, so of course I wasn't at all happy about that. Would I stay again? No.

Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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