Stone House

Grandeur and charm come in equal measure at the Dunn family’s ancestral home, a Tudor manor house standing in extensive, ‘well-maintained grounds’ that are ‘a pleasure to explore’ in any season. More

Contact details

Stone House
Rushlake Green
Sussex
TN21 9QJ
England
01435 830553

Hotel information

Bedrooms

7

Open

all year except 16 Dec–2 Jan, 16 Feb–7 Mar.

Facilities

drawing room, library, dining room, billiard room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), 6½-acre garden on 850-acre estate (farm, woodland, croquet, 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

[2017] per room B&B £160–£310. À la carte £36.50. 1-night bookings refused weekends 16 May–1 Sept.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Grandeur and charm come in equal measure at the Dunn family’s ancestral home, a Tudor manor house standing in extensive, ‘well-maintained grounds’ that are ‘a pleasure to explore’ in any season. (Shooting parties come to bag pheasants in the late autumn.) Guide inspectors this year were impressed by the ‘handsome building’ – its ancient portraits, ‘roaring fires’ and ‘luxurious reception rooms’ – and the ‘friendly, accommodating staff’. Peter Dunn, the ‘personable, impeccably dressed patriarch’, died in 2016, but Jane Dunn remains in charge ‘and still does all the cooking’. Traditional bedrooms are each ‘delightfully different’. ‘Our high-ceilinged, opulently furnished room had a comfy four-poster bed, gloriously draped but requiring some dexterity to clamber in. Down a short flight of steep steps, the spacious, marbled bathroom (cool during a winter frost) had an enormous bath.’ At dinner, the hostess, a Master Chef, uses garden and estate produce in her ‘well-balanced menu’. A typical dish: grilled saddle of wild rabbit, thyme and three-mustard cream sauce. Breakfast, ‘hearty’ and cooked to order, is accompanied by ‘delicious juice’ from apples in the orchard.

Stone House will close on 31 January  2018.

 

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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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