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“Wonderful Holiday Cottage”
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Handlye Farmhouse Annexe
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Cooksbridge, Lewes, East Sussex, England

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Excellent - based on 16 reviews
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jan5norfo...
norfolk uk
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful Holiday Cottage”
Reviewed September 3, 2018 for a stay in August 2018

I booked Robins Rest in September 2017 not really knowing what to expect but we were Just thrilled with the cottage and the beautiful garden and such a very warm welcome from Robin and Christine .Thank you both so much for making us feel so at home .Lovely flowers and freshly laid eggs from Christine's hens on our arrival .
I said to Christine when I met her that she had thought of everything one would need in a holiday cottage . Well laid out and very comfortable through out and furnished to a high standard . The Peacocks were welcome visitors to the veranda leading from the lounge .Just loved to watch the antics of the young chicks and their squabbles over the cooked new potatoes we fed them .. Just delightful . Robins Rest lived up to its name ..no doubt about that … Robin and Christine were at hand if we needed anything or any help or advice on places to eat .The cottage is well placed for visiting many places in East Sussex . Stunning coastal walks … Seven Sisters to Cuckmere Haven and the Seven Sisters visitors centre and back again . Birling Gap to Beachy Head , Beachy Head to Eastbourne … we enjoyed these walks .. Booked a ferry to the I.O.W to visit Osbourne House . Did a park and ride to Brighton to see the Royal Pavilion .Lewes castle has amazing views and Lewes has a very good shopping centre ..Tesco supermarket , or there is a Morrisons in Seaford .There are a few good pubs in the area to have a meal out .If its Sunday lunch then do book ahead as they might well be full and turn you away . The kitchen at Robins Rest is very well equipped for cooking meals and the hob and oven very easy to use . We were fairly lucky with the weather during our stay so able to get out a fair bit , when we did sit in the garden it was really nice to sit in lovely surroundings .We came needing a holiday and rest and felt on leaving that we had Just that . We both said this is somewhere we would love to come back to .

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 25, 2018
Hi Janet and Brian, thanks so very much for your welcome comments.
Christine and I are so pleased you both had such a great time.The chicks are doing well and missing you already! Love to see you again.
Robin and Chris. X
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Dirk G
Lier, Belgium
1 review
“The cottage is perfect!”
Reviewed August 16, 2018 for a stay in August 2018

The cottage is very comfortable and very clean. The garden is wonderful. There is much to do and see in the surrounding area. Despite the less good weather, we had a fantastic holiday. Thanks Robin and Christine!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 22, 2018
Dear Dirk and Nicole,
Thanks both of you for your most welcome comments,your most kind. We are delighted you had such a great time.
Kind regards Robin and Christine
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ibeaumont...
Wirral, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Ideal self-catering accommodation for 2”
Reviewed May 27, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

This is a super annexe with all the facilities you might need for a self-catering stay. Robin and Christine are down-to-earth, cheerful hosts, who are there to help if needed but otherwise leave you to enjoy the accommodation as if it was your own. The countryside is wonderful South Downs National Park land and the farmhouse was ideally located for a walking and sightseeing holiday. But note that having your own car is an essential, as the property is about 4 or 5 miles from Lewes. A particularly useful aspect of booking this accommodation is that Robin and Christine do not insist on a rigid Friday to Friday, or Saturday to Saturday term and that flexibility is quite rare.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 31, 2018
Hi guys,
Thanks so much for your lovely comments regarding your recent stay at Handlye, both Christine and I are so very pleased you enjoyed your time at the cottage.,we very much look forward to meeting you again
Regards and best wishes Robin
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 27, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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“Cosy little cottage surrounded by a breathtaking garden”
Reviewed August 21, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We had a wonderful stay at "Robin's Rest". The place was spotless, comfortable and cosy. Robin and his wife were very welcoming hosts.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 22, 2017
Good day Bill,
Both Chris and I are so very pleased you all enjoyed your visit to Sussex and your stay in the cottage,be good to see you again.
Best wishes to you all Robin and Christine
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Addlestone, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 20, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

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Management Response
Jul 22, 2017
Dear Emily,DJ and Anabell,
Thanks so much for your lovely review. We are so very pleased that you all enjoyed yourselves during your stay at Robins Rest.hope to see you again . Best wishes Robin and Christine and all the birds x
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DawnABr
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Really lovely”
Reviewed June 30, 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We had a lovely stay, Christine and Robin are fantastic hosts and we will be booking again for next year.

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Management Response
Jul 2, 2017
Hi Dawn,
Thanks so much both of you for your kind words,we are so very pleased you enjoyed your stay at Handlye and very much look forward to your return. Best regards Robin and Christine
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