Stone House

Old-fashioned hospitality never goes out of style at the Dunn family's late Tudor ancestral manor house standing in ‘beautifully kept’ gardens and great swathes of secluded grassland. More

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Stone House
Rushlake Green
Sussex
TN21 9QJ
England
01435 830553
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

7.

Open

all year except 23 Dec–1 Jan, 15 Feb–7 Mar.

Facilities

drawing room, library, dining room, billiard room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 850-acre estate (6½-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

allowed in bedrooms, not in public rooms.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £140–£299. À la carte £35. 1-night bookings refused weekends 16 May–1 Sept.

Good Hotel Guide Review

Old-fashioned hospitality never goes out of style at the Dunn family’s late Tudor ancestral manor house standing in ‘beautifully kept’ gardens and great swathes of secluded grassland. Enter through stone gates and up the drive twisting past the lake. Inside the gabled building, Jane Dunn runs her ‘delightful’ small hotel with much charm and personal attention. Public rooms have plenty to admire: antiques, portraits and paintings; family photographs; vintage china and old silver; liberal spreads of chintz. Lay your head in one of the ‘comfortable’, staunchly traditional bedrooms, each with its own character and biscuit barrel. In the evening, her ‘top-notch’ dinners are ‘simple and pleasing’, with ‘wonderfully fresh’ produce from the walled kitchen garden, perhaps grilled artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, bocconcini, fresh basil pesto. The estate is ripe for exploration: sit in the summer house, or taste strawberries in the garden; ask for a picnic to eat in the grounds. More reports, please.

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Stone House
Rushlake Green
Sussex
TN21 9QJ

Guest comments

'A handsome building with a delightful walled garden In well-maintained grounds. The staff are friendly and accommodating. The bedrooms are all delightfully different. Ours was opulently furnished; a spacious, luxurious bathroom. Dinner was well balanced and service was excellent. ' - RG - November, 2016
'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 - October, 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 - April, 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 - August, 2011

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