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New Pond Hill | Cross in Hand, Heathfield TN21 0NB, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Just spent a lovely night away from London at Thimbles near Heathfield. We were warmly welcomed by the family who were incredible accommodating. Vicki and Simon have a knack for putting people at ease which their delightful children have inherited. The room was clean, spacious and comfortable and the whole family made us feel very welcome. They recommended we eat... More

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Scotland, UK
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Our first trip to Sussex and we were fortunate enough to get a last minute booking at Thimbles. The house and gardens are very interesting and clearly a labour of love. We had a beautiful room, spotlessly clean, with very comfortable bed, large bathroom and lovely views of the garden and lake. Breakfast was of fresh, home-made food and Vicki... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

It's difficult to add much to what has already been said in previous reviews. Vicki and Simon are delightful hosts as are their two children! The bedroon and ensuite bathroom were lovely, very spacious and comfortable. The breakfast was deliciousespecially the sausages and we enjoyed sharing the meal with the family as well as other guests. The garden is amazing... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This is a truly wonderful place to stay. I feel really privileged to have found it and spent the night there. Vicki, Simon and family are the most delightful people and couldn't be more welcoming. The house and gardens are lovely and the mostly home produced food absolutely delicious. My single room was large, comfortable and airy. Like those who... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We agree with the previous reviewer right down the line – except that definitely no one in the world should be denied the universal and all inclusive delight of staying in this house and, more importantly still, with this remarkably warm, lively and feet-on-the-ground family. Except I suppose when we want to go there…. so maybe we agree on that... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is one of those occasions where I have to wrestle with my conscience about writing a review. On the one hand, I want to shout the virtues and excellence of this wonderful place from the rooftops and on the other, I don't want too many people to discover it so we can never get in again...... This has to... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

All the other positive comments are true; the warm welcome, the idyllic garden, the large tastefully decorated room and the excellent food taken with the family. I know of no other where the bacon, sausages, eggs and honey are all home produced and are absolutely delicious. Thimbles has raised the bar.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Vicki and Simon welcomed our party of four, muddy after a long walk, like old friends and provided an excellent dinner with the family, and comfortable overnight accommodation. Breakfast was, as other revierwers have said, unique home production.Highly recommended.

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Pembury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

April 2013. Three companions and I walked the 28 miles from Robertsbridge to Lewes and stayed the night at with Vicki and Simon and their family at The Thimbles. Vicki kindly drove several miles to pick us up and drop us back the following morning. I agree with all the other favourable reviews. We could not have enjoyed a warmer... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Vicky and Simon made us feel immediately like one of the family when we arrived on a Friday evening. The room was immaculately clean and tastefully decorated with enough space that it felt we were in our own mini apartment. Hospitality was off the scale -Vicky and Simon are lovely and with kind children and funny conversation, the time passed... More

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Also Known As:
Thimbles East Sussex/Heathfield, England
Address: New Pond Hill | Cross in Hand, Heathfield TN21 0NB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Heathfield
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Heathfield
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thimbles is a large family home set in 6 acres. We have an orchard where our rare breed chickens live, a substantial collection of roses , a large lake with an island. You can fish or go out for a row in our boat. We have a beautiful kitchen garden and numerous herbaceous borders.Our special breakfasts include home made bread, home dry cured and oak smoked bacon (from our own rare breed pigs), hand made sausages and our own free range eggs. Come and taste and experience "the good life".! ... more   less 

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