Old Whyly is a beautiful Georgian set in a lovely garden. The accommodation is very comfortable and spacious, with attention to detail. Sarah and her staff give you a warm welcome and a delicious dinner if requested. The large round dining room table makes the mealtimes sociable and convivial.
My wife and I stayed at Old Whyly for two nights. We were met with a warm welcome. Sarah was a wonderful host. So much thought had gone into every aspect of the B and B experience. Nothing was too much trouble, the food was excellent and serviced with style, but in a very relaxed and personable way. From the tea and cake on arrival, to the G n T on the lovely terrace and yummy dinner, the relaxing swim in the pool all set in a beautiful house and gardens, we had a wonderful stay. We would recommend Old Whyly to anyone wanting to treat themselves to a night or two away from home.
Stayed here for 3 nights for a rest and escape post lockdown. Sarah is a wonderful host we were made to feel very welcome. Our room was very comfortable and clean, with a lovely view. The house and grounds are beautiful. Sarah is an amazing cook , the food was delicious. Interesting conversations over dinner with fellow guests made for a very relaxing and enjoyable break. Lea the housekeeper was very efficient and our needs were always met. We look forward to returning in the winter.
You are stunned by Old Whyly even as you approach, as it is such a beautiful building. The gardens and planting are superb, and it took me 10 minutes just to get to the front door, I was taking so many photographs! Sarah is a charming host, and her house is impeccably decorated. When we arrived we were offered a fabulous lemon drizzle cake with tea. If you have dinner in, (which I recommend as Sarah’s cooking is restaurant standard), do be prepared to mingle and eat with other guests. This was actually fun! (And I’m normally quite antisocial ) There is delicious tea in the room, and proper sheets and blankets on the bed- not duvets! I would not hesitate to recommend and I hope to go back before too long. It was a truly restful, and in every sense enjoyable stay.
We came here for a weekend retreat from London and it was well worth it. The house itself is stunning with spacious rooms and beautiful gardens in a very quiet spot that is superbly located for local walks. Sarah was a charming conversationalist, and a warm, and helpful host, with in-depth knowledge of the best places to eat and visit in the area including recommended walks. Sarah is also an excellent cook. Highlights of our stay included drinks by the fire made specially for us, tea and cake following our day out in the cold, and the delicious dinner prepared with our dietary needs taken into account. The South Downs are a beautiful part of England and there could not be a better place to explore this area from than the Old Whyly - the perfect blend of stately and comfortable. Would definitely stay here again and would be very keen to return in summer to experience the stunning garden. Also an ideal place to stay for those attending Glyndebourne. Highly recommend. Thank you, Sarah!…