Well equipped cottage in quiet, rural setting.
This was a return visit after we stayed in the owner's B and B last Summer. We booked Sunday to Sunday so we could arrive early. When we arrived we were greeted by the owner who is very friendly and helpful. We entered the gated property. The cottage had a lovely large bunch of flowers in a vase. In the fridge were some fresh eggs and some milk. In the kitchen there were 4 croissants and freshly-baked bread was also provided. There was butter too.
The property has 1 bedroom upstairs and the rest is downstairs – lounge, kitchen/diner with bathroom off the lounge. The kitchen is very well equipped with modern fan assisted electric cooker, microwave (with steamer and grill function), large hob, dishwasher, tumble drier and ironing machine! Everything you would need is provided: pots and pans, plates, cutlery etc. The washing machine is in a small utility room reached from the outside, with washing line, washing liquid and pegs provided too. In the bathroom is the deepest bath I have ever been in! There was a shower above the bath which was huge! All the toiletries you would need were also there. The living room had two sofas (including a sofa bed) a dining area and plenty of space. Outside there is decking and a large garden area available for guests use with various seat and a gas barbecue. Further afield within the grounds there is a tennis court which is laid out with badminton and petanque and seating area with beautiful sea views.
The property is in a private road which is badly maintained by the owner - a neighbour. A number of potholes were filled with water which meant a slow approach was needed. The property is surrounded by a fence and is very safe as the entry gate is by remote.
The cottage has wireless internet. I had trouble getting this on my laptop – my husband’s net-book was fine. The owner’s brother spent some time trying to fix it but was unsuccessful so lent me a cable so I could continue to use the internet without ruining my computer for future use at home. I was very happy with this. He also spent time making sure we could watch videos by showing us how. Nothing was too much trouble. Plenty of information was available about the local area (including directions to the nearest supermarkets).
The property is in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is also within easy reach of Hastings,, Rye and the beaches of Winchelsea and Camber Sands.
We are so pleased with everything that we have already booked for next Summer!
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