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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Mayfield, East Sussex, England

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Car0made
Perth, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed 7 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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We stayed here for 5 days at the end of a driving trip around the UK. What can I say, this place is amazing. The cottage is spotlessly clean, the shower hot, and the bed the most comfortable we slept in for the entire month. There was even a welcome pack of a few basics, bread, milk, fresh fruit and a bottle of wine. The owners go out of their way to ensure the guests are comfortable. If I lived in the UK I would be returning for sure.

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Liked best: The seclusion and quiet, and the bed
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Tony A
Swansea County, United Kingdom
1 review
“Delightful former oast house cottage”
Reviewed 27 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

We were delighted with the Oast and have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who wants a quiet secluded hideaway in the gorgeous Sussex countryside, within an hour's drive of central London. Apart from the delightful spot on this small farm, the cottage itself was well presented exactly as described in the particulars. Everything was clean and the welcome pack a splendid surprise. Our hosts were exceedingly friendly and helpful without being obtrusive. We enjoyed the silence and the complete absence of street lighting so that the night sky could be appreciated.

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Liked best: The quiet seclusion
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers
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StanR
St.Augustine
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265 reviews
55 hotel reviews
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“Could use a little more attention to detail”
Reviewed 19 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The Oast House is located on a farm down a narrow farm road. It is very quiet and peaceful. The welcome kit was very much appreciated. There needs to be some more attention to detail. We felt that we had to wash every dish and pan we used. The shelf where the pots were stored was dirty and greasy (see picture ). The entry door was missing it's curtain exposing you on the way to the main bathroom (see picture ). One other door did not have a curtain exposing you as you come down the stairs. Yes, you are on a farm, but one morning two gentleman were just outside the door rearranging gates for about 30 minutes. Also the toilet seat in the main bathroom has the paint peeling on the bottom of the seat. The WIFI was excellent.

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Liked best: Nice location for visiting National Trust properties
Liked least: Lack of proper cleaning
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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alimandyw
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Everything thought of”
Reviewed 8 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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person found this review helpful

Lovely to have a welcome pack...including tea, coffee, biscuits, fresh bread, milk and cereal. The bed linen was crisp cotton. There was a fabulous garden, where our children played football, while I could sit in the garden , with a glass of wine, in the sunshine. Daphne was friendly and welcoming, without being intrusive..we knew she was on hand if there was a problem, or if information was required. If you have teenage boys, there is a fantastic mountain boarding centre 25 minute drive away. Have fun, and enjoy, in this very reasonably priced cottage, which does not appear to have school holiday premium.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
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Peter D
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Totally relaxing and a beautiful location.”
Reviewed 19 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

The Oast is very attractively furnished and is in a sunny location with country views. The walking in the area is delightful and nearby Mayfield offers good food. There is plenty to explore on foot or in a car in the area. the welcome pack from the owners and flowers in the bedrooms were very thoughtful and much appreciated.

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Liked best: The peace and quiet, comfy bed, decor, comfortable rocking chair, and my sons liked the wi-fi
Liked least: The electric cooker
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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