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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 16, 2016

My boyfriend booked Kester House as a weekend retreat and I must say I was blown away by both the beautiful period house as well as the warm and welcoming owners! As soon as we walked through the door we were greeted and shown around by Derek and Monique who were so happy and excited for us to stay with...

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DandMsussex, Owner at Kester House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Fabulous review - thank you so much. We look forward to seeing you both again very soon D&M

Whyteleafe, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 11, 2016

Second visit , just wish we had not left it so long . Still a special place to stay with perfect hosts .Different room this time, just as lovely , need to get one more visit in so I can say we have stayed in all three rooms. :) Thank you again

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DandMsussex, Owner at Kester House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Lovely to see you both again. Thanks for your lovely comments - till the next time! D&M

Flitwick
Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

What can we say about this B&B. We have been 4 times here. Monique and Derek were so lovely and always make us feel so welcome. We have even had dinner cooked for us and cakes to take away. We got engaged and they baked a amazing cake for us. We will be going again as we love the place....

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DandMsussex, Owner at Kester House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We cant ask for more from a review - thank you. See you folks again very soon. Best wishes D&M

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 16, 2015

I don't think I've ever stayed in a place woth such character and such welcoming hosts. Derek and Monique can't do enough for you. They do excellent teas in the afternoon. If you like home made jam in the morning with breakfast, this is the place for you

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DandMsussex, Owner at Kester House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review. The house has such a welcoming feel, we just build on that. Hope to see you again soon D&M

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 4, 2015

Kester House is made special by its owners, who are perfect hosts, imaginative cooks and are people that cherish this beautiful building. Good location for visiting Great Dixter, Battle, Bodiam and much more. Unlike many other B and Bs they welcome one night stays. We had the small room situated at the back, away from the road.It was small, but...

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DandMsussex, Owner at Kester House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review look forward to the next visit

West Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 10, 2015

Warm & friendly reception from Derek & Monique, Excellent accommodation & quality breakfast - especially the muffins! These guys made you feel at home for sure! We fancied something different to celebrate our 25th and this did not disappoint. We will be back but not leave it another 25 years!

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DandMsussex, Owner at Kester House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind review - so glad you had an enjoyable anniversary - till the next time best wishes D&M

Sussex, England
Reviewed August 9, 2015

We recently visited Kester House for an afternoon tea experience (a voucher given to us as a present) and we thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful of the feast that was laid before us! Nothing was any trouble - constant top ups offered on tea, butter and cream. The food was absolutely delicious with such different and interesting flavours - subtle twists...

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DandMsussex, Owner at Kester House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Such a lovely review thank you. Monique just enjoys inventing new afternoon cakes and savouries - so a new menu when you return. D&M -

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 31, 2015

Quirky, fun building and rooms; sumptuous and varied breakfasts (don't miss the "mini-muffins"); and hosts that could not possibly be more helpful and accommodating. If you travel through East Sussex and stay anywhere else, you will have missed something special.

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DandMsussex, Owner at Kester House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you guys it will always be a pleasure to host you D&M

Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Owners are very friendly, informative, helpful and make you feel very at home. I was in the most beautiful room, the Armada room. It was like I had stepped back in history, 4 poster, great wifi and lovely personal touches. I felt like I was on holiday not away on business. Would recommend in a heartbeat and so reasonably priced....

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DandMsussex, Owner at Kester House Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Fantastic review thank you - We love it when business people treat themselves to something extra - see you again very soon. D&M

Ospringe, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 4, 2015

Very friendly, but unobtrusive hosts. Great to have a cafetierre and 'proper' coffee in our room. A very comfortable bed and although the shower was a step away down the hall we were provided with comfy robes. Everything was quality and we really appreciated the personalised touches. The breakfast was excellent - sweet eggy brioche with an orange sauce and...

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Wonderful review - thank you. Look forward to welcoming you back D&M

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kester House is an award winning 16th-century listed home in the quaint and bustling conservation village of Sedlescombe, just outside Battle and near the historic towns of Hastings and Rye. As well as oak beams and other period features the bedrooms each reflect a particular aspect of the history of Kester House. The Tithe Barn, the Brede and the Armada guest rooms have been designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind, each retaining many original features. Guests enjoy an open fire and walled garden in which to sit and relax. Our award winning breakfasts with Monique's American influences await you each morning as does tea & cakes on your arrival. We are fully Licensed, so you can add a glass of wine and relax. As an added extra during your stay, gifted therapist Karen Dunn of Relax in Harmony can provide her holistic therapies, massage and beauty treatments at Kester House. You can now enjoy these treatments by appointment in our dedicated Harmony room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kester House Bed & Breakfast

Address: Kester House The Street, Sedlescombe TN33 0QB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Sedlescombe
Hotel Class:4 star — Kester House Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Kester House Bed And Breakfast
Kester House Hotel Sedlescombe
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“Can only comment in the room we stayed in but despite frontin a main road this was not a problem.”
 of 5 bubbles KandH5766, Aug 10, 2015 | Read review
“Quiet room in a sleepy village. Busy road outside, but we at the back: Brede Room and didn't hear any traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles OsbornesMay15, Jun 4, 2015 | Read review
“The Armada Suite”
 of 5 bubbles StewartP674, Oct 8, 2014 | Read review
“All the rooms were of a good standard”
 of 5 bubbles H9276GHdavidc, Aug 10, 2014 | Read review
“Armada room has the ensuite”
 of 5 bubbles TerieHopkins, Jul 20, 2014 | Read review
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