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Shoyswell Cottage B&B

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Sheepstreet Lane, Etchingham TN19 7AZ, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just got back from a wonderful stay at Shoyswell. I can honestly say that the only negative thing was that we couldn't stay for longer. The accommodation, house and grounds are beautiful and styled impeccably. We felt incredibly well looked after thanks to the amazing hospitality and it really felt like a home from home. As well as... More

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Essex, UK
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We booked for 4 nights from July. Given a warm welcome by Jolyon (and Tiny and Lola). We were shown to our room and then provided with tea and coffee on the patio. This overlooks the expansive garden and duck pond. The downstairs is free for all the guests to use and has some interesting features. Superb breakfast, cooked by... More

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Jolyon_11, Owner at Shoyswell Cottage B&B, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, and for taking the time to write about us! Highly appreciated! Tiny, Lola and I are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back to Shoyswell next year! All the best, Jolyon More

St. Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Well what can I say? A lot actually! It's all good, so keep reading. My other half and I arrived on Friday with just enough time to get ready for a wedding in Ticehurst. But low and behold, Jolyon the host, had forgotten that we were arriving earlier than the stated check-in time and wasn't there! I called him and... More

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Jolyon_11, Owner at Shoyswell Cottage B&B, responded to this review

Hello again! Thank you for being so understanding about my fruit-fly memory, and the fact that I wasn't there when you arrived; and also for being so forgiving about my, ahem, demeanour when I did put in an appearance - I think it all went uphill from there, didn't it?! I certainly look forward to seeing you at Shoyswell Cottage... More

Sandnes, Norway
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21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had the pleasure to stay at the Shoyswell B&B for four nights. After a busy week in London it was great to discover this gem in the english countryside. We got a warm welcome from both Jolylon and Lawrence, and as others say, it felt like visiting great friends! Fantastic house, bedroom, bathroom, garden++ Thank you for having us!!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Shoyswell Cottage is a nice place with a great garden, nice hosts and comfortable tasteful rooms. The breakfast is delicious with homemade bread and marmelade, cheese, eggs etc. We enjoyed aour stay very much.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The Shoyswell Cottage is advertised as a B&B, it's better described as being welcomed into Jolylon and Lawrence's home as that's certainly what it was. From our welcome to our send off our visit could not have been more perfect. The garden, rooms and the hospitality were second to none. An hour from our pad in London we'll certainly be... More

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Jolyon_11, Owner at Shoyswell Cottage B&B, responded to this review

Dear Mark & Andrew, Thank you very much for your kind review and your vote of confidence - we look forward to welcoming you back to Shoyswell at any time of year - it always has a certain beauty here! Tiny and Lola are also looking forward to playing with Toby again...particularly Lola, I suspect! All the best, Jolyon &... More

York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had a wonderful couple of nights here. Well placed for visiting the downs and the coast. It is much more luxury hotel than "bed and breakfast". The owner could not do more to make you welcome and comfortable. Breakfast is whatever you would like.... Do not hesitate to visit this hotel.

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Jolyon_11, Owner at Shoyswell Cottage B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review - Our aim is to ensure that our guests leave Shoyswell Cottage wishing to return in the future, so we do hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards, Jolyon & Lawrence More

Essex, UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

Booked two rooms in this pretty cottage for an overnight stay when visiting Sissinghurst Castle. It was a perfect Spring day and we made the most of the sunshine by relaxing on the terrace overlooking the sweeping gardens. It was a true delight. We were lucky enough to see the baby moorhens and ducks on the fabulous pond, surrounded by... More

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Jolyon_11, Owner at Shoyswell Cottage B&B, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments, and we hope to welcome you again in the future! Kind regards, Jolyon More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We stayed only and sadly for 1 night. The house is magical and the welcome is warm and sincere. The interior helps you truly relax and the surroundigs add an extra touch to refresh and recharge after a busy week in London. The cherry on top was our absolute free range breakfast egg from the chicken walking up and down... More

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Jolyon_11, Owner at Shoyswell Cottage B&B, responded to this review

We're sorry you could only stay for one night as well - perhaps we'll be able to welcome you back in the future! Regards, Jolyon More

Brighton, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We stayed here for one night quite by chance and were extremely pleased to have done so. The hosts were very welcoming and provided everything we could have wished for and more. The property is delightful, spacious and tastefully decorated and the bedroom and ensuite were stylish, comfortable and immaculate. We would definitely stay here again and would not hesitate... More

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Jolyon_11, Owner at Shoyswell Cottage B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review of Shoyswell Cottage, and we are delighted that you liked what you found when you stumbled upon us! We hope to be able to welcome you again in the future. Warm regards, Jolyon More

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Address: Sheepstreet Lane, Etchingham TN19 7AZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Etchingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Shoyswell Cottage B&B 4*
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Shoyswell Cottage B&B is situated in an idyllic location of outstanding natural beauty about 2 miles from the village of Ticehurst, standing on the crest of a hill overlooking the Fleet Valley.The original cottages were built in the 18th century, and then in the 1930’s a villa was constructed next to them, and over the years this has been extended into the current rambling house.The house has gardens of about 3 ½ acres which includes a natural, spring-fed pond, vegetable garden and greenhouse, ornamental flower beds, and a small wood Accommodation:The current owners, two Notting Hill refugees, have taken the original 1930’s villa and converted this from a private residence into an upmarket B&B, which comprises 4 double bedrooms, a large communal sitting / garden room, entrance hall and the breakfast room. The gardens are completely at the disposal of our guests.The bedrooms have all been converted to have en-suite bathrooms, and all feature either King Size or Twin beds (according to your taste,) luxurious bed linen, fluffy towels, toiletries, flat screen TV/DVD, and tea/coffee making facilities.Breakfast:It has become something of a cliché to offer organic and locally-sourced, but we do take this very seriously…right down to the eggs which come from our own chickens clucking about in the vegetable garden, the meat which comes from our local farmer, the bread and jams which are homemade – we would even grow the coffee and tea if we had the climate!Your Hosts:Jolyon worked for a large Publishing House as the Publisher of a well-known luxury Hotel guide, and travelled extensively in Europe and the Middle East. Later he moved into hotel consultancy , and maintains strong contacts working within the hotel business.Lawrence is the Global Head of Visual for the fashion company COS, part of the H&M Group, and continues to travel extensively all over the World. He is a keen collector of objets d’art and a visual virtuoso.Additional Services:Ideally located an hour by train from London Charing Cross, we are happy to pick-up / drop-off at Etchingham Station.Dinner is available on request, otherwise we can recommend various restaurants in the area, as well as our two local gastro-pubs which offer excellent food.We can also organise picnics if requested, supplying everything neededfor an al fresco feast!Special events (Weddings, Birthday parties, Bar Mitzvah’s etc.,) can be arranged, as can sole use of house, should you wish to have a very private event.For any other ideas which you might wish to arrange – simply speak to the Hosts! ... more   less 
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