Recent Reviews

This is a very well equipped and warm cottage. We have been very comfortable here with some good weather. The Red Lion has a lovely atmosphere and welcomes dogs – even our Jack Russell who doesn’t like other dogs! Thank you for your warm welcome and welcome drinks – we really liked the local apple juice and intend to buy some from the Red Lion before we leave. Thank you for the dog friendly furnishings.

Ros, Andrew and Fifi

Clare Cottage has been a fabulous base to explore this wonderful part of the country. We’ve enjoyed visiting Hastings, Rye, Bexhill on Sea, Battle and further afield into Kent. The local pub is great for a drink and food and the Wild Mushroom was excellent. We would certainly recommend Clare Cottage to friends and family.

Sue and Tony

We have had the most wonderful holidaywe could have imagined during our stay at Clare Cottage. Coming from New Zealand it has been an absolute delight to stay in such a quaint, old cottage with so much history. For us it was like stepping into an English storybook! Therese and Alec presented the cottage beautifully and it was very special to receive such a warm and genuine welcome upon our arrival. The tour of the house and the welcome pack were very much appreciated. What a beautiful area East Sussex is! We have loved exploring and have had wonderful day trips to Battle Abbey, Bodiam Castle, Batemans, Rye, Camber sands and Sissinghurst in Kent. We were very grateful for all the helpful information in the folder about places to go, etc.

We are sad to be leaving tomorrowand wish we could stay for much longer. Hopefully we can return one day and come back to Clare Cottage for another happy holiday!

Much love, Denise & Bret(Havelock North, New Zealand)

We received a wonderful warm & informative welcome from Therese & Alec on arrival & have certainly enjoyed our short stay in their extremely clean and well equipped cottage. The welcome pack for us and our dog was much appreciated. The cottage is very well placed for visits to Rye, Camber Sands, Battle, Bodiam Castle and Bexhill & with dog friendly pub serving good food nearby, what more could you want?!

Anne, Ron & Jake

We booked this lovely, cosy cottage in the country for some rest and relaxation – and that’s exactly what we have had. Friendly owners – lovely countryside – pleasant pub. Much appreciated. 

Rhonda & Terry

Thanks for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. It made a comfortable and homely base for exploring the local area. We were lucky enough to see Brede Giants in action, just a few minutes away too! We concur with the comment about Battle Abbey, too. The lovely weather was a bonus.

Jez, Georgia, Katie and Harvey the dog.

A charming, clean and well equipped cottage. We’ve had an enjoyable stay exploring East Sussex…. PS. Battle Abbey 5*, easily 3-4 hours of history, well presented, good value food

Jan & Phil

We have had a fantastic stay at Clare Cottage. It was everything we needed, well equipped. The ideal place to stay for connection to Hastings, Rye and Battle.  We would certainly recommend you to family and friends.

Sam & Alan, Eileen & Mary & Xena

A lovely cottage in a smashing location. Lots to see and do. Great Walks in the cool of the morning. Friendly locals and local pub (excellent fish and chips). We had everything we needed. I suspect if we came again it would not be during a record heat wave….scorching! Thank you for your kind welcome and the cheese/wine/biscuit combo. Much appreciated.  All the best Peter, Kath and a very warm Elmo the Italian Spinone

A lovely character cottage and a great base to explore this wonderful part of the country. Thank you for Percy’s gift, it’s come in very handy this week, Emma and Clive + Percy the labrador

We have had a lovely time staying here at Clare Cottage! It had everything we needed and was very cozy. Thanks for letting us stay!
Julian (north Wales)
Beth & Ash (Florida)

Wonderful welcome from hosts to this very well equipped and cosy cottage near Rye. Found some lovely walks from the door, so no need to drive. Very close to local, welcoming, and dog-friendly pub. Only points to note: be prepared to duck through doorways if you’re over 6ft; it is dangerously close to the local, welcoming pub (!) (it should be said that it’s not noisy); also very close to a beautiful church (but note that the bells ring early on a Sunday!).


Gorgeous cottage in a small village near Hastings. The hosts were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The property has two spacious bedrooms and the fire in the living room is a great feature. There is a lovely garden at the back of the property which is a great suntrap. Highly recommend


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