Recent Reviews

We had a lovely Stay at Clare Cottage, a very well equipped cottage. Welcome gift was very  nice. Had a good day in Hastings. Battle was good but forgot to book to see the castle (shame). One thing to watch is the low beams(hubby’s head hurts) and also the drunk wasps from the grape vine in the garden. Could not leave the back door open but a nice garden. The pub was hit and miss as ran out of beer, wine and crisps LOL but friendly enough. All in all, a pleasant stay.

Mark, Tammy and Tipsy (dog).

Location was good for us and cottage is well equipped all round – mixed weather but enjoyed Sussex and Kent coastal landscapes

Janet

We have had a fantastic stay here in Clare Cottage and couldn’t have wished for a better place of George’s first holiday. Memories of his first  time on the beach and in the sea will stay with us forever. Battle Abbey was beautiful and has helped Grace with her upcoming History GCSE. Beautiful walks everywhere.

Clare Cottage has been amazing to stay in. So well equipped and full of character and charm. Loved my coffee in the courtyard and evenings listening to the birds fight and settle in the trees – fabulous.

Thank you so much and we’ll definitely be back

Mark, Amanda, Grace, Harry and George (the dog)

What a beautiful cottage. Full of charm and character. The courtyard garden made for a relaxing evening, sipping wine and admiring your amazing fig tree. Winchelsea beach was ideal as it is large enough to enjoy whilst social distancing. Battle is a must visit.

Thank you

Maxine, Ian and Scarlet

A wonderful break after working in blue light jobs throughout Covid 19.

Everything you need is here. Fabulous walks nearby for us and the dog. Battle Woods to add to your list.

Many thanks for sharing your little treasure with us.

Stuart, Adele & Isla (Cocker Spaniel) x

Lovely cottage, comfortable has everything you need. A great base to explore the area from as there are many places near by to visit. Just note that the ceilings are very low not great for those of us who are tall ! Cottage is also on a busy main road.

Jane

Excellent communication with the owners Alec and Therese, who we’re very friendly and helpful. A cosy cottage with a lovely courtyard garden and beautiful country views close by. The nearby Red Lion pub was equally friendly, both staff and regulars. Meals were excellent and we were allowed to take plates back to the cottage. Another visit is needed to go to several interesting National Trust properties, which were unfortunately closed due to Covid. We’ve already recommended the cottage.

Kevin

We would highly recommend Clare Cottage- it’s a beautiful old building, and was sparklingly clean when we arrived, really well equipped. The owners were very helpful and responsive and we felt that they had made a real effort to make it a comfortable stay. The village itself is lovely and the surrounding countryside is beautiful. It’s very close to Hastings, Rye, and Camber Sands, which we day-tripped to. We would love to return!
Rosie
Charming and characterful cottage well located for trips to Rye, Hastings and Great Dixter.
Marc

Thank you for a lovely weekend. We really enjoyed our stay in Clare Cottage – very cosy & comfortable.

Thank you

Clare, Ben, Oliver & Isabella

Thank you for the stay at Clare Cottage. It was very comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed. Well organised, clean and tidy, good communication.

Thanks again,

Helen, Justin and Indie

We’ve had a very relaxing happy stay here in East Sussex & a very cosy one in Clare Cottage! Loved seeing Bodiam Castle (National Trust) and Battle Abbey (English Heritage) and highly recommend both! Rye and Battle were both lovely towns to explore & Battle in particular! Everyone in all the shops / cafes / butchers were so friendly! Willow the dog got biscuits in almost every shop so she wasn’t complaining…

The weather was nothing but bright blue skies to begin with and then still grey, misty days to finish. Both were beautiful and made the gorgeous countryside here look lovely in a different way. We loved how clean the cottage is and how much equipment is stored in the kitchen. You can cook whatever you like!

Many thanks from this bunch from Suffolk

Peter, Lydia, Priscilla, Rebecca & Willow

A lovely festive stay in a very cute and warm cottage. We loved the open fire which was well used. Sadly weather was pretty dreadful so didn’t venture far. Managed a nice Christmas Day walk and trip to friendly pub – definitely not far for that! Thank you for your hospitality. We enjoyed the treats!Happy New Tear!

Pete, Helen, Jessica, Tom & Pickle

We’ve had a lovely few days in this delightful cottage. Visited Bodiam Castle and Winchelsea Beach, then Hastings. Top tip, if the parking at Bodiam is full… go back up the road to the café (think it is called The Hub), have a cup of tea, leave the car there and walk over the fields to the castle. Best to wear walking boots in the autumn/winter. The grounds at Bodiam are dog friendly but inside the castle is not. Highly recommend the local pub – lovely welcome and delicious food.

John, Vicky, Sam (age 12) and Lilly

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

Mary-Kate

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!).

Ian

We’ve had a lovely few days in this delightful cottage. Visited Bodiam Castle and Winchelsea Beach, then Hastings. Top tip, if the parking at Bodiam is full… go back up the road to the café (think it is called The Hub), have a cup of tea, leave the car there and walk over the fields to the castle. Best to wear walking boots in the autumn/winter. The grounds at Bodiam are dog friendly but inside the castle is not. Highly recommend the local pub – lovely welcome and delicious food.

John, Vicky, Sam (age 12) and Lilly

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!).

Ian

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

Mary-Kate

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