Old Whyly

Sarah Burgoyne’s ‘beautiful’ Grade II listed Georgian manor house in a Wealden village is filled with antiques and oil paintings, and surrounded by flower-filled gardens, ‘glorious’ in all seasons. More

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Old Whyly
London Road
East Hoathly
Sussex
BN8 6EL
England
01825 840216
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

4.

Open

all year.

Facilities

drawing room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 4-acre garden, heated outdoor swimming pool (14 by 7 metres), tennis, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not unattended in bedroom; not in dining room.

Credit cards

none.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £98–£145. Set dinner £35, Glyndebourne hamper £38 per person. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends in high season.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Sarah Burgoyne’s ‘beautiful’ Grade II listed Georgian manor house in a Wealden village is filled with antiques and oil paintings, and surrounded by flower-filled gardens, ‘glorious’ in all seasons. The four spacious bedrooms are done in country house style, with Irish linens and woollen blankets. Two are en suite, two have a private bathroom. At 7 pm, gather with fellow guests for drinks before a three-course dinner in the candlelit dining room or on the terrace under a vine-covered pergola. The hostess, who trained as a cook in Paris, uses home-grown and local produce in her much-praised dishes, perhaps Southdown lamb, creamed peas, leeks, bacon; ‘intense’ wild blackberry jelly. ‘Her breakfasts are the best’: the honey is from the beehives in the orchard, the eggs from the hens and ducks that range around outside. Racquets and balls are provided for a game on the tennis court; in summer, while away the afternoon in the wisteria-draped pool house. Book for Glyndebourne – a ten-minute drive away – and order one of the hostess’s ‘delicious’ picnic hampers. (T and CT)

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Old Whyly
London Road
East Hoathly
Sussex
BN8 6EL

Guest comments

'We want back for our annual visit, and it was as good as ever. We’ve booked for two separate nights there this summer. Love the place. Sarah B. continues to prepare the best picnics for Glyndebourne. ' - Catrin Treadwell - August, 2016
'We stayed at Old Whyly again this week. It was better than ever. The house is, of course, beautiful, the garden is glorious. The picnic that Sarah Burgoyne prepared for our evening at Glyndebourne was delicious and very easy to carry; her breakfasts are the best. One of our favourite places to stay ' - Catrin Treadwell - August, 2014

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