Old Whyly

With a lily-scented terrace in the summer and a log fire in the winter, all is ‘enchanting’ at this ‘elegant, comfortable’ Georgian manor house. More

Contact details

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

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, not in dining room or unattended in bedrooms.

Credit cards

none.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £98–£145. Set dinner £38, Glyndebourne hamper £40 per person. 1-night bookings sometimes refused weekends in high season.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

With a lily-scented terrace in the summer and a log fire in the winter, all is ‘enchanting’ at this ‘elegant, comfortable’ Georgian manor house. Sarah Burgoyne runs it with ‘flair and efficiency’. ‘Arriving at Old Whyly is a delight – there’s always freshly baked cake and a cup of tea, served on delicate china,’ says a Guide reader this year. Spacious bedrooms overlook the ‘glorious gardens’; Irish linens and woollen blankets add to the country house style. Gather with fellow guests for aperitifs in the ‘welcoming’ drawing room filled with books and paintings; dinner is served in the candlelit dining room or, in balmy weather, under a vine-covered pergola. A Paris-trained cook, the hostess uses local and home-grown produce in her modern menus, perhaps including spinach-ricotta gnocchi, wild rocket; duck breast, red cabbage. At a ‘hearty’ communal breakfast, honey comes from bees in the orchard, eggs from the hens and ducks that wander the grounds. ‘The marvellous home-made marmalade is a particular treat.’ Book early for Glyndebourne (a ten-minute drive away), and for ‘Sarah’s practical, delicious tiffin-box picnics’. (Catrin Treadwell)

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Map

Old Whyly
London Road
East Hoathly
Sussex
BN8 6EL

Guest comments

'The place continues to be as wonderful as ever. 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
'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

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