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    Old Whyly

    Old Whyly London Road, East Hoathly BN8 6EL, England
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    • Excellent87%
    • Very good5%
    • Average4%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
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    Family Rooms
    Pets Allowed
    Tennis Court
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    Pelham House
    790 reviews
    #4 of 8 hotels in Lewes
     
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    #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Cooksbridge
     
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Old Whyly in Anglo-Saxon means the old clearing in the wood. Today, the moment you fall upon this clearing, you enter a world of pure enchantment. Sarah Burgoyne is your host and she envelopes you with her charm, her humour and her wonderful cooking in...More

    Thank Aristotle-at-Diodati
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We took the three rooms on one side of the house for our family and it was a perfect situation. The house and gardens are gorgeous and Sarah is a wonderful hostess. One tip: we have been going to Glyndebourne for many years and have...More

    Thank thebfg2016
    Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

    Sarah invites you to make yourself at home at the Old Whyly and that's exactly what we did. (And that's why, after two nights there, we were sad to leave.) Not only were the rooms bright and comfy, Sarah prepared a delicious and memorable birthday...More

    Thank JBOChicago
    Reviewed 25 May 2017

    Lovely house & setting & very welcoming atmosphere. Sarah is a wonderful host & cook. We enjoyed our stay very much. Our bedroom was beautifully furnished & the large bed was very comfortable. We had a bijou en suite bathroom with a great shower. The...More

    Thank Shoechiclover
    Reviewed 23 May 2017

    We made a booking for one night B and B and dinner. We requested the best ensuite room. The website had photos of some large well appointed rooms, which one would assume to be the better ensuite rooms. When we arrived we were somewhat coolly...More

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    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Pool
    • Tennis Court
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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    • 5
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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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