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Some of our ducks taking it easy after supplying eggs to our guests...
Some of the various eggs laid by our hens and ducks, and regularly enjoyed by our guests.
Early morning at Beech House, with Blackthorn on the left, the hot tub, and the pool room opposite.
A magical morning at Blackthorn.
Camber Sands with its dunes, and sea at low tide, just 9 miles away.
The dramatic coastline of the Hastings Country Park, just 6 miles west of Blackthorn.
Winchelsea Beach, 5 miles, and our nearest beach of picturesque pebbles and groynes at sunset.
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Rye, East Sussex, England

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Ashley404...
Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect stay”
Reviewed 12 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

Had a wonderful short break at Blackthorn Cottage, it is really cosy and comfortable and has everything you could need, very well equipped for cooking although we didn't bother as so many places close by to eat, we did cook the lovely eggs left for us by Peter and Karen which were lovely. Peter and karen are so friendly and helpful, they are very discreet but available when needed. In the cottage they provide information packs on the area, a whole folder on places to eat including some sample menus, maps and leaflets so is easy to decide where to go/what to do. The swimming pool and hot tub are fabulous, both lovely temperature. We used both, including the hot tub on a very windy evening. Overall a fantastic place to go as so much to do in the area as well as a fantastic cottage to come back to and relax.

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Management Response
14 Nov 2014
Thank you so much for the review. It's greatly appreciated as it's one thing to think of leaving a review, and another to take the time to do it once your back home and thrown into your daily routine.
We hope that you'll visit us again, and then you'll have a further opportunity to discover and enjoy more of what this beautiful area has to offer.
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Amy S
Crawley, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 21 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Blackthorn cottage was the perfect, relaxing weekend break we were after, in a beautiful setting.

The hot tub and pool were fantastic and Peter and Karen could not be more helpful. They were the perfect hosts and so friendly. We had bubbly and fresh eggs waiting for us on arrival which was a lovely touch.

I would definately recommend to anyone and would love to return myself in the future.

Thank you for a wonderful stay.

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Liked best: The hot tub and pool.
Liked least: There was nothing I did not like. The only problem we had was finding a local taxi company to get us into Rye on a Saturday evening.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
23 Oct 2014
Thank you for the lovely review.
We're glad you were able to spend time relaxing in the hot tub and the indoor pool, but also squeeze in quad biking near Hailsham, a meal out in Rye, and a walk on Camber beach!
As you know, there are plenty more places to visit and things to do in this lovely area, and so we look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Best wishes to you both and thank you for finding time to review Blackthorn. It is much appreciated.
Peter & Karen.
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Kentravel...
Kent
Level 5 Contributor
78 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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“EXCELLENT STAY ONCE AGAIN!”
Reviewed 29 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Second visit to Blackthorn - last time was a couple of winters ago and it was nice to see the area in a different season. Warm welcome from Karen and Peter, bubbly in fridge, eggs for breakfast if you want them. We were lucky with the weather so spent two lazy days in the hot tub (plastic glass of Pimms in hand!) and swimming in the indoor heated pool. Just a great place for relaxing in peaceful countryside. Had a meal at the Robin Hood pub which was very nice - surroundings are not so nice as the Queens Head but as it was only 10 mins walk up the lane, thought we would give it a try. All in all a great weekend. Thanks again Karen and Peter for making us so welcome.

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Liked best: Hot tub and pool
Liked least: Nothing to dislike!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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PeterAndr...
Southampton
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“PERFECT COUPLES RETREAT”
Reviewed 15 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

My husband and I stayed for a 3 night break to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. What a bargain, and a hidden gem. Bottle of bubbly for us when we arrived from the owners Peter and Karen, fresh chicken and duck eggs, what a lovely touch ! Lovely accommodation, well equipped kitchen including dishwasher with everything you need to prepare a nice meal or breakfast. A lovely comfortable bed and bedding, great shower and bath with nice big quality towels. A beautiful setting for a romantic break, to just chill and enjoy the views, have a swim in your own private use of pool or a glass of bubbly in the hot tub. You can use as a base to enjoy the local area, or just stay on site and chillax ! We will definitely be back, we loved everything about it.

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Liked best: Private use of Pool and hot tub
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Henk_vV
Tilburg, The Netherlands
1 review
“Very comfortable, clean and quiet retreat”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We came to relax, read, sit in the sun, and enjoy the tranquillity of the southern English countryside, and that's what we did. Blackthorn Cottage is the perfect place for it. Very comfortable in any which way, but the amount of beer glasses. Instantaneously solved by the owner, when I asked for it.
The owners are very helpful in making your stay a pleasant one. They even helped carrying the luggage from, and to the car.
I write this comment because I think the owners deserve it, but I had rather not tell you and increase the chance of availability in the future because we are certainly coming back.

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Liked best: The peaceful view.
Liked least: plastic beer glass
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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