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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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked this B&B following the reviews on Tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. As soon as we walked through the door we got a warm welcome by Jolyon and Lawrence and we immediately felt at home. The room we were in was beautifully decorated and immaculately clean with stunning views across the garden. Jolyon was extremely accommodating throughout our... More

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

Thank you very much for your review, and we are so happy that you enjoyed your time at Shoyswell Cottage! We know that Tiny and Lola really added some enjoyment to your stay, so we have promoted them from "Meet & Greet Committee" to "Meet & Greet Ambassadors," and are thinking of having badges made for them. We look forward... More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually only write reviews when I feel the need to grumble about bad service or misadventures... But in the case of this B&B I simply MUST let readers know that paradise DOES exist and it's just a few minutes off the A21 towards Hastings!!! Perfection is the only way to describe it. Relaxing athmosphere, elegant and meticolously maintained and... More

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

We seem to be very blessed with the guests we receive here, and it is true that the spot really does lend itself well to peace and relaxation! Thank you very much to you and to all our guests who have kindly taken the time to review us on Trip Advisor - we are most grateful for your feedback. Warm... More

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming hosts, charming property, clean, immaculate and very luxurious! Without a doubt would recommend this and would return if in the area although this time we would take the hosts up on their offer of dinner rather than try local pubs. Just excellent! Thank you

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Kent, England
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5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights for my dad's 50th. We wanted a relaxing time away and that's exactly what we got 😊. We were greeted by the lovely Jolyon on arrival and instantly felt at home. Our rooms were emmaculate and the whole cottage had been decorated beautifully, so much to look at 😊 I have to give their... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

As soon as we arrived we loved Shoyswell cottage! We were greeted with real friendliness and immediately felt at home. The cottage is decorated & furnished to such a high standard, all rooms beautifully designed to feels like real luxury. We stayed in the Garden Room which had huge windows that looked over the beautiful grounds and pond.The bed was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We booked into The Bell at Ticehurst only to find that they had double booked us. They very kindly said they would find us a B&B nearby and wow did they come up trumps! We only met Joylon as Lawrence was away on business but the welcome provided by Joylon,Tiny and Lola made up for his absence. Shoyswell Cottage is... More

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

Thank you very much! Lawrence is beyond delighted that you liked his Christmas decorations, and I'm really happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is, of course, easy to accommodate guests when they are so delightful! We look forward to welcoming you to Shoyswell Cottage again in the future. Best Wishes. Jolyon More

Aldershot, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We arrived to be greeted by Joylon and two lovely dogs (Tiny and Lola) when I realized a grave error had befallen me, I had left my suit and shirt at home. Not only was our room superb, with a fantastic large bathroom; lovely views from the bedroom; a large, very comfortable bed; very tastefully decorated and furnished rooms, Joylon... More

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

Well it is kind of you to say these nice things about us! I have to agree with you as regards Lola and Tiny, but then I must say I'm biaised. You are always welcome, and we look forward to your return to Shoyswell. More

Burwell, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We have spent two days at Shoyswell Cottage and want to make this our official second home. Jolyon is a fantastic host, absolutely nothing is too much trouble. The room was lovely, the grounds superb and the two dogs are fabulous. (I tried to get them in my suitcase but they wouldn't fit!) We were sorry not to meet Lawrence... More

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

Thank you very much indeed for your review. I really appreciate you taking the time to write about us, and look forward to welcoming you back to Shoyswell Cottage. The "Meet & Greet Committee" of Tiny and Lola add their hopes for your speedy return! More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I spent the weekend their with friends to celebrate a birthday. Joylon and Lawrence absolutely made us feel like home, actually better than home as my bedroom is not as luxurious as the room I slept in :) From the home baked bread to the BBQ to the cozy lounge area. We had such good fun indoors as outdoors in... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Well, Jolyon and Lawrence have certainly combined to offer great hospitality in relaxing and beautiful surroundings. We received a very warm welcome from Jolyon (not forgetting the additional "welcoming committee" of Tiny and Lola!) and were shown to our room overlooking the garden, which was spotlessly clean and decorated to a very high spec. At our request Jolyon suggested places... More

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Additional Information about Shoyswell Cottage B&B

Also Known As:
Shoyswell Cottage B&B Etchingham, East Sussex
Address: Sheepstreet Lane, Etchingham TN19 7AZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Etchingham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Etchingham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Shoyswell Cottage B&B 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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