We stayed at Old Whyly for two nights in March this year and had a wonderful time. Sarah was a fantastic host, welcoming and warm and so helpful even recommending a great pub to have dinner in on the way down.
We had a choice of rooms and chose the room at the front of the house, because although the bathroom was across the hall, it had a wonderful huge tub overlooking the garden.
Breakfast was fantastic, home made yoghurt, any kind of cooked breakfast you liked, freshly squeezed orange juice etc. We also stayed for dinner cooked by Sarah on the Saturday with the other 6 guests staying in the host. We had pre-dinner drinks and canapés in the drawing room and then a wonderful 3 course home cooked dinner which was fantastic value. Post dinner drinks again in the drawin room rounded everything off.
We really can't recommend this place enough, Sarah is the most wonderful host and the house and garden are just gorgeous.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Old Whyly is a Grade II listed Georgian Manor house and part of the new concept of luxury boutique bed and breakfast private houses where guests are made to feel more like friends than customers. Offering charming accommodation filled with antique furniture and pictures with the opportunity to dine and experience outstanding food, Old Whyly is the perfect place to escape and enjoy the stunning countryside with its historic attractions of East Sussex in an elegant atmosphere. The long history of Old Whyly dates back to 1100 with the kitchen retaining its medieval characteristics. There are very strong connections to America and the English civil war. Old Whyly is a place for all seasons. In the spring the garden comes to life with rhododendroms, azaleas, daffodils and tulips creating a blaze of colour continuing with its flowering summer and autumn plants and trees. The lily scented terrace with its rose covered pergola is well used on sunny days and warm summer evenings as is the drawing room with the blazing fire in winter. You can also enjoy lovely walks through the adjoining private estate with its wild flowers and rare orchids at any time of the year. Guests can play tennis on the new hard court or laze by the secluded swimming pool with its wisteria covered pool house. This is truly a suave swipe at the old cliche B & B. ... more less