We stayed at the Sanctuary for two nights in April. Owner Maggie was there to greet us on arrival to explain how everything worked and make sure we had everything we needed. The wonderful private meadow is for guests' exclusive use, including outdoor 'lounge' area, which Maggie prepared with cushions, blanket and flowers each day, taking care to remove them when it rained. Inside everything was spotless with all bedding and plenty of fluffy towels provided. Deceptively spacious with three separate, private bedrooms (double and two singles) and an easy-to-convert sofa bed in the lounge. Built-in wraparound sofa provided loads of room for two adults and four kids to comfortably watch a DVD, which we did both evenings. Kitchen well-equipped, including oven and microwave; heating system is on a thermostat and there's also a gas fire in the lounge, which kept everyone cosy; in the bathroom: a powerful shower and 'proper' toilet, just like home. Kids loved the assortment of tire swings, chickens and cats. Only drawback during our stay was the rain, for which Maggie apologised -- not her fault! A really great alternative to a pricier cottage and good value for money for a larger family or group -- there is plenty of room for everyone to spread out. We used the Sanctuary as the perfect base for exploring Hastings to the west and Camber Sands to the east, both a short drive away. Kids are already asking to go back.
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