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“Perfect cottage to explore 1066 country”
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decking with east and south view
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11 reviews
decking with east and south view
decking with south and west view
geese in neighbouring field
kitchen with archway leading to dining/sitting room
dining sitting room (dining area)
lounge area
double bedroom (en-suite)
twin bedroom opposite showeroom inc. shower, basin and toilet
Ypres Tower Rye
Pett Level beach
Coastal walk from Pett Level to Fairlight
Military Canal walk from Pett Level to Winchelsea
view of Fairlight from the cliff at Pett Level
The Seven Sisters
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Bungalow -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Pett, Hastings, East Sussex, England

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sim027
oxfordshire
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect cottage to explore 1066 country”
Reviewed 21 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We stayed for a week in May 2015 with our 2 year old son and had an excellent holiday. the 2 bedroom cottage is set in a very tranquil village, but has good transport links which enables you to visit many nearby attractions. Everything we needed was provided, including cot, child's booster seat, dishwasher, washing machine, lots of books, a well organised folder containing leaflets about the local area, and an enclosed trampoline (which our son loved!). the owners (who live in the big house nearby) were extremely helpful without been overbearing. perhaps our favourite part was the outdoor wooden decking area (which was completely enclosed) with a beautiful countryside view. Booking, directions, and arrangements were very well organised. We would highly recommend to stay here.

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Liked best: The owners had thought about all of the little details which made everything very easy!
Liked least: wifi strength was very limited...but it is the countryside!
Travelling group: Young Children
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Management Response
23 May 2015
Thank you very much for a very good review.

Hope to see you again sometime

Regards

Phil
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MrsBertie
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The best holiday cottage ever”
Reviewed 4 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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We arrived to a reallly warm welcome by Phil, with tea/coffee/milk/wine, some cakes and a newspaper provided.
The gardens were lovely, and the place really rural and quiet - except for the 13 geese which I loved to feed with vegetable peelings once they were released during the day.
A very useful place to start to explore E Sussex & Kent.
Note that the drive is quite steep so parking could be a problem for less able drivers.
Phil was very helpful when our car had problems and soon recommended a local.garage which he rang and so they were expecting us.
Nothing lacking in the cottage, and nothing too much trouble. Everything clean and comfortable, with plenty of heating if required. We particularly liked having 2 shower/bathrooms and 2 bedrooms.
Wi-fi is available, though not particularly fast, but worked OK when we used a laptop next to the signal booster.

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Liked best: Rural and clean
Liked least: Nothing to report
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Russell M
St Albans, United Kingdom
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“5* Holiday at a 5* property”
Reviewed 28 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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This was one of the best weeks we have had. We went for Christmas in 2013 and had such a lovely time. The property itself is situated behind the main house were the landlord lives so it is nice a quiet away from the road traffic (not that there is much)

We went with our 2 children, our 4 year old boy and 6 month old son, they both really enjoyed it. Our eldest liked looking at the geese which are in the field next to the property.

The property has everything you will need with the main bedroom having an on-suit bathroom as well as the shower room. The kitchen is small, but we were able to do 2 full Christmas roast's without much trouble, so it isn't as small as it may seem.

there are 2 pubs fairly close, the two sawyers is the closest situated literally meters away so a nice short walk if it’s raining or cold. we went here once to grab a sandwich and have a drink before some Christmas films were on, but unfortunately was rudely met by a waitress, who didn't seem to want our custom so we decided to try another pub (the royal oak) down the road, we were welcomed here with open arms and went back another 2 times as they were very nice to our children and us. The food here was really nice although we only had sandwiches and chips.

The drive into Pett was quiet daunting as it took us through all the lanes after we had a really bad week of rain so it was very watery but it was worth it.

while we were there on Christmas eve there was a power-cut that lasted the whole day, the landlord was nice enough to keep coming and checking on us and even offered for us to come into his property for shower and to keep warm with his fire he had going. This was extremely nice of him and will nether forget the hospitality he offered throughout the visit.

I would recommend this property to anyone you will be treated brilliantly by the landlord and also have lots of fun while you are there.

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Liked best: Landlord, Area
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2014 for a stay in August 2013
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Liked best: Restful base to do as much or as little as I wanted
Travelling group: Solo
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2014 for a stay in November 2013
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