This gem of a bed&breakfast is nestled in the bosom of beautiful East Sussex. I don't believe I have ever seen a more beautiful landscape of neatly trimmed hedgerows, lush green fields, red bricked houses, and most importantly chocolate box villages complete with the much fabled green. But the backdrop for Courtlands is only a fraction of the attraction. The rambling old farmhouse is full of character and so perfectly English that it should be bottled and exported to the world. Cosiness and hospitality are the key phrases. Our hosts, Trish and Goff were wonderfully warm, congenial and well informed. From the moment we arrived they felt like old friends and were only too help in any way possible, including a wonderful knowledge of local attractions. Our room was huge (the bigger of the two I think), and so very comfortable. The food was a delight, Trish takes great pride in her culinary skills. Make sure to ask her the difference between a full Irish and it's English counterpart...She will gladly extol the virtues thereof ! After a stroll around the beautiful gardens and pond we retired to the sitting room where a log fire crackled welcomingly in the inglenook fireplace, and a glass of wine and a chat with our hosts rounded off the perfect evening. Had a fabulous sleep in the most comfortable bed ever and up bright and early for the treat that is the Courtlands brekkie. Didn't want to leave, but we will be back. Tell Trish I sent you. Oh, by the way, Brighton, Eastbourne, and even London are all within easy driving distance, whether you are travelling from another county, or another country, don't miss out on a night at Courtlands.