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Old Whyly

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We selected Old Whyly because it is part of the Wolsey Lodge association and because of its proximity to a party we were attending. The house and grounds are lovely and we were cheerfully welcomed by the hostess Sarah. She and her housekeeper run an...More

Thank Worldly251
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived late afternoon in the village of East Hoathly, . Sarah welcomes us most friendly into her home and invite people looking to spend lovely moments, with nothing else to enjoy then the luxury of feeling at home away from home. We are expected...More

Thank Pascal B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I have just completed our seventh stay at Old Whyly in less two years. A short ride from London, this stunning Georgian house is a hidden and most civilised gem with a spectacular garden, swimming pool and tennis court. Sarah (the hostess)...More

Thank theodore m
Reviewed 15 March 2018

Old Whyly is s beautiful spacious Georgian house set in magnificent gardens. Wonderfully peaceful and tranquil. Sarah is a charming hostess who made us feel very at home in her lovely house. We had a lovely large en suite bedroom, beautifully furnished with family treasures...More

Thank Tillybox
Reviewed 30 September 2017

My friend and I wanted a luxurious and relaxing break in glorious surroundings. Old Whyly provided this, and more. We had the most wonderful time. The rooms were comfortable and quiet and the beds luxurious. The breakfasts included home made preserves, home made yoghurt and...More

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Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Free Parking
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505liz
Dear Highgateglobetrotter, I wish I had read your review and others on Tripadvisor regarding the B&B owner and her housekeeper prior to booking accommodation for myself and my mother. I would then have been more prepared for the extremely cold and unwelcoming attitude, the fact that the housekeeper felt it appropriate to enter our bedroom whenever she liked with no knock on the door - in fact she moved our belongings and made our beds while we were at breakfast. I was told not asked - to not stroke the dog and to move my car. We were informed what time we would eat breakfast, when we declined dinner the temperature in attitude from Sarah the owner went down by several degrees and it was already below freezing. We felt we were in the way of her house party of Belgium guests who were also staying at this B&B when we were. I very much had the impression that because I arrived in my (6 year old) Fiesta I was not the kind of guest they wanted. I was so disappointed in the attitude I received from the owner and staff as I really wanted a lovely relaxing weekend for my Mum - this was her only holiday this year, sadly we were totally mislead from reading the rave reviews from so many other people. We informed Sarah we would not be staying the two nights as we had booked but would be leaving after one, very uncomfortable night, and were again "told" not asked to go and wait for her in the Drawing room while she finished what she was doing. At this point I handed her the cash for our stay and walked out - I have never been treated so disdainfully by anyone. Sarah and her housekeeper really need to find another way to supplement their income what is less inconvenient to them. Or they need to screen their guests for appropriateness before letting them book. So my question is more of a comment and an agreement with what you have said and previous guests - why oh why did I only read the good reviews and dismiss the bad?
14 September 2015|
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Response from Ajsper3001 | Reviewed this property |
I'm rather suprised at your treatment in Old Whyly..... it was not our experience. Yes, our rooms were refreshed during breakfast, but that's not a problem as far as I'm concerned - it's not unusual in hotels for beds to be... More
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