Old Whyly

‘As wonderful as ever,’ writes a regular visitor to Sarah Burgoyne’s ‘charmingly run’ Grade II listed, red brick Georgian manor house adjoining a private estate, close to Lewes. More

Contact details

Old Whyly
London Road
East Hoathly
Sussex
BN8 6EL
England
01825 840 216

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

allowed in drawing room, not in dining room or unattended in bedrooms.

Credit cards

none.

Prices

per room B&B £98-£150, D,B&B £136-£188. Set dinner £38, hamper £40 per person. 1-night bookings may be refused at weekends in summer season.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘As wonderful as ever,’ writes a regular visitor to Sarah Burgoyne’s ‘charmingly run’ Grade II listed, red brick Georgian manor house adjoining a private estate, close to Lewes. Glyndebourne is a ten-minute drive away (picnics can be provided). ‘A beautiful house, glorious garden [with a secluded outdoor pool and wisteria-draped pool house, a hard tennis court, lake, rose-covered pergola], comfortable rooms.’ There are lovely views from the traditionally styled bedrooms (two en suite, two with private bathroom), all supplied with wool blankets, Egyptian cotton or Irish linen sheets. Fine china is brought out for tea and cakes served in a drawing room filled with paintings, books, photographs and family possessions. Here, later, guests will gather for aperitifs, before a ‘delicious dinner’ in the candlelit dining room – or alfresco on warm evenings – prepared by the hostess, who trained in cookery and flower-arranging in Paris. Perhaps curried squash soup; duck breast, port sauce, red cabbage; dark chocolate flan, lime cream. Breakfast includes eggs from the hens, honey from the orchard’s hives, poached pears from its trees. (Catrin Treadwell)

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Old Whyly
London Road
East Hoathly
Sussex
BN8 6EL

Guest comments

'As good as ever. You’re essentially staying in someone’s beautiful farmhouse, with an exquisite garden and delicious (albeit communal) breakfasts. Sarah Burgoyne’s tiffin box picnics for guests who are going to Glyndebourne (for which Old Whyly is very convenient) continue to be the best and very easy to transport. Worth arriving in time for tea and a slice of her home-baked cake. ' - - October, 2018
'A beautiful house, glorious garden, comfortable rooms, delicious home-cooked food (three course Glyndebourne picnic and a hefty breakfast). The place is efficiently and charmingly run by Sarah Burgoyne. Highly recommended. ' - Catrin Treadwell - August, 2017

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