Stone House

'Well cared for and on good form.' Praise in 2013 from a trusted reporter for Jane and Peter Dunn's country hotel (Tudor with Georgian additions) on the Sussex Weald. The manor house, which has been in the family's hands for more than five centuries, stands in extensive grounds with parkland, a farm, two lakes and a 'truly wonderful' walled fruit and vegetable garden. Another comment this year: 'I cannot fault it: all was perfection. Not for those who favour minimalism, it has beautiful antique furniture, decorative china, family portraits, lovely fabrics.' 'We were greeted at our taxi door by a woman with an impressive manner, friendly without being imposing; she carried our bags and brought fresh milk for our room.' Jane Dunn is the much-praised chef: 'A top-notch dinner with fresh ingredients and simple recipes. The highlights were a cured salmon starter and brown bread ice cream.' The 'delightful' bedrooms are in a grand Georgian wing and the older Tudor section, which has smaller rooms with beams, a sloping ceiling. Breakfast had 'a particularly good fruit compote'. (Anna Brewer, Zara Elliott)
  • I cannot fault it. All was perfection. Beautiful antique furniture, family portraits, lovely fabrics, carpet in the bathroom (not tiles). Baggage carried. Every bedroom delightful. Helpful staff. Mr Dunn, aged 91, a hospitable host. Mrs Dunn still cooks. Excellent food, if expensive.

    Zara Elliott, 01/12/2012

  • We enjoyed three very good and well served meals. Despite mostly terrible weather we felt the hospitality of this house. We were in the "suite" in the older part of the building and it was a bit drafty but still warm. The bathroom has one small tub with no shower.

    Tom Thomas, 02/05/2012

  • Very enjoyable. Gardens and grounds beautifully kept. Great of vegetables, so fresh. Excellent food. Mrs Dunn couldn't have been more helpful.

    Julia de Waal, 04/09/2011

  • Stone House has become an annual autumn weekend treat. Every room is comfotable and different - we had the suite this year, and loved the extra space. Jane Dunn's food is superb. Peter Dunn is an attentive host who offers a warm welcome and excellent advice on wine.

    Keith Irvine, 22/08/2011

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Local attractions

Sissinghurst
National Trust property, with famed gardens, created by Vita Sackville-West.
Glyndebourne Festival Opera
An opera house in the Sussex countryside, home to an annual opera festival between May and August.
Lewes
A quiet, coastal market town.

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Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts the following discount vouchers:

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Contact Details

Stone House

Heathfield RUSHLAKE GREEN East Sussex England TN21 9QJ

Telephone

01435 830553

Discount Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night's stay

Further Information

Bedrooms

6, plus 2 in coach house.

Open

all year except 22 Dec-3 Jan, 20 Feb-20 Mar.

Facilities

hall, drawing room, library, dining room, billiard room, free Wi-Fi, 1,000-acre estate (51/2-acre garden, farm, woodland, croquet, shooting, pheasant/clay-pigeon shooting, 2 lakes, rowing, fishing), unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

not under 9.

Dogs

not allowed in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2013] per room B&B single £110-£140, double £148-£280. Set dinner from £30. 1-night bookings refused Sat.

GHG voucher offer

Buy the guide and claim 25% off B&B rates on certain dates