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“Beautiful bolthole”
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The Oast
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Mayfield, East Sussex, England

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PhileasDe...
Devon, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Beautiful bolthole”
Reviewed July 5, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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My wife and I stayed at The Oast last summer and enjoyed it so much we booked again. It's just as quiet, comfortable and beautiful as we remembered. The Oast is well appointed, the farm is beautiful and sympathetically managed, the owners are pleasant and helpful, and the location is perfect for visiting the many local attractions.

Highlights: walking the South Downs Way; Sheffield Park; Great Dixter; Scotney Castle; Hever Castle - and the Weald in which The Oast nestles.

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Liked best: Tranquility, beauty
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Allan H
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
“Wonderful Peaceful Holiday”
Reviewed June 24, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

This is our second visit and we love staying at The Oast House. It's on a beautiful East Sussex farm with lots of places to walk and explore by car. The hosts couldn't be nicer or more welcoming. The house itself is very comfortable with a wonderful kitchen to cook in. We certainly plan to come back. Such a great holiday from city life! And a chance to explore a truly beautiful part of England.

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Liked best: The house and location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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smoby
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Great for a weekend escape”
Reviewed June 21, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We stayed at the Oust for a weekend whilst in East Sussex for a wedding.

The property is advertised to sleep 4 people and the main bedroom is a very good size with comfortable bed. The 2nd bedroom however is very cramped, just enough space for 2 single beds really.
The bathroom is fine (good power shower) and the kitchen was pretty well equipped. There are a few nice touches like a welcome food basket with bread, eggs & milk which was useful. The Oust also has a self-contained garden with BBQ which whilst we didn't make use of would be good for a longer stay.

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Travelling group: Friends
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fionahend...
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent accommodation with lovely extra touches”
Reviewed May 26, 2014 for a stay in May 2014

We had a lovely time staying at The Oast, it is very peaceful and in a beautiful part of Sussex. I would absolutely recommend this cottage to friends and family. We will come back one day. The owners were very friendly and left various treats in the cottage including milk, bread and fruit to make our stay more enjoyable. Great value for money.

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Liked best: The peaceful location and attention to detail.
Liked least: Leaving to go home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Greg S
Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great little getaway”
Reviewed February 18, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We drove there in February on a Friday evening through torrential downpours so it was a welcome treat to arrive to this lovely little place on a picturesque farm which was stiocked up already with all the essentials, bread, milk, butter, eggs, coffee etc. That great little touch is unusual at least for me having stayed at a number of similar places and saved us having to go and sort it ourselves. Definately recommended...pity we picked the worst weekend to go though....If Dahne could control the weather too it would be a 6!!

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Your age range 35-49
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Jacqui W
Horley, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Homely and cosy little getaway”
Reviewed January 27, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

The Oast is a lovely cosy little place, containing everything you could need for a comfortable stay away from home in the peaceful countryside. We really appreciated the basic food supplies all ready for us when we arrived, and were impressed by the standard of decor and facilities. I packed layers expecting to be chilly, as rental places often are in the winter, but was pleasantly surprised to find it warm and welcoming. Don't forget your wellies (and slippers for the tiled floor) and you can't go wrong!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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BenJSmyth
Crawley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Full of character, peaceful and perfect for a retreat from normal life”
Reviewed January 26, 2014 for a stay in January 2014

We booked The Oast for a surprise birthday weekend for my partner - the two of us, our 2 year old and my partner's sister and partner. We wanted a relaxing, peaceful, country getaway. The Oast was absolutely perfect.

We arrived and were greeted by Daphne who let us in and gave us a quick brief of The Oast. There was a folder of information describing the farm and its origins and recommendations of areas to visit nearby.

The kitchen was well kitted out - tea, coffee, milk, biscuits, eggs, butter, washing up liquid, cooking oil, cleaning equipment and quite a bit more. Very generous indeed and really made us feel welcome.

The Oast itself is full of character, great sized rooms but still very cosy. The main double bedroom is fantastic and very spacious. We took a walk around the grounds, through the fields. Very picturesque. Even our two year old managed the mile and a half walk and loved seeing the cows and Daphne's cat!

I would highly recommend The Oast to anybody. A really welcoming place and one I hope to return to again this year - perhaps in the summer when it's not quite as wet!

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