Good Hotel Guide Review
In large grounds on the banks of the Cuckmere river, this extensively enlarged old farmhouse is a fine base for country walks and cream teas. Bedrooms vary in size, from compact doubles to larger rooms with expansive views over ‘beautifully cared-for’ gardens. Refurbishment continues: more bedrooms received a welcome rejuvenation (eye-catching wallpapers, more modern furnishings) this year. In good weather, take afternoon tea on the terrace; when the temperature dips, retreat to a spot by the log fire in the bar. Dinner brings a ‘well-balanced’ menu of modern British dishes, in either the refined restaurant (Thurs–Sat) or the cosy bar (Sun–Wed). At breakfast: ‘enormous’ portions of ‘good traditional stuff’.
36. 1 suitable for disabled.
all year, pre-bookings only over Christmas, New Year.
bar, restaurant, function rooms, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, terrace, 4-acre garden, heated outdoor swimming pool (May–Sept).
in bar and dining room, occasional live jazz at Sun lunch.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms, public rooms, not in restaurant.
per room B&B £89–£255, D,B&B £129–£308. À la carte £43.