luxury accommodation, with underfloor heating and superking bed
Katie and Michael
- english, french
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Great place to stay
Everything we could have wanted. Thank you
Wheat Cottage is a lovely home from home, with plenty of space to spread out. Set in the countryside, so be prepared for narrow, winding lanes. A good Tesco supermarket in Uckfield for supplies.
Homely, comfy short stay
Nice size cottage for 2, everything you need to self cater if you choose to but also pubs locally. Katie was very informative about the area and helpful if anything was needed.
Wheat cottage is beautifully appointed . Everything you need for a s/c stay . Katie is very caring owner and wants to make your visit special.
A very good cottage for those wanting to walk the South Downs Way or just visit the beautiful sights and villages .Alfriston . Birling Gap . Eastbourne and more ....
I was going to give 4 stars **** as I normally only give 5 stars ***** to something way beyond expectations, and as I have stayed in other wonderful self-catering accommodation, getting ***** out of me is probably impossible. (Katie says “Thanks , but I gave you 5 stars!” - how embarrassing - I had better upgrade to ***** but that is not to say there is no room at all for improvement).
The cottage is very comfortable, roomy for two people, clean, well presented and well equipped, with loads of wardrobe and drawer space. The dining area cum sun room lets in lots of daylight which is really pleasant.
We had the use of WiFi (good old PlusNet) but could not get mobile reception for our non-smart EE mobile 'phones. We are not sure how much extra it might have cost to provide the use of a landline 'phone in the cottage. We had to go to Katie's and Michael's farmhouse (very close by) to use their landline phone to call the local doctor. Katie was very kind and helpful in that she offered to give us a lift to the surgery at Buxted.
We could not find a milk jug in the cottage, although there were two Pyrex measuring jugs of different sizes so used one of them. (Katie says “The milk jug is in one of the cupboards” so it seems it was our fault we could not find it.)
The kitchen has an electric ceramic hob, not gas as stated, but that is not a disadvantage.
The inventory of contents in the cottage needs updating (we did not break, lose or remove anything of the owner's contents - honest). (Katie says “No one else reads the inventory list , so that’s a first!” I thought I was meant to check the inventory item by item and report all discrepancies on first going into Wheat Cottage, and was worried that I had failed to do so :-( )
The bed was very large and comfortable, but if you are used to firm supportive pillows you might wish to bring with you the sort of pillows you are used to.
Nearby there is a wonderful village community shop with a café, run by volunteers (of whom I was told Katie was one), selling all manner of things, including organic, & green options like Ecover. The shop should not say sorry for being closed all day on Sunday, the Lord's Day. It amazes me that the shop can get volunteer cover for the hours it is open Monday to Saturday as well as all the work involved in keeping a shop going, stocked and covering its running costs.
We had a pleasant break with plenty to see and visit round about - thank you Katie and Michael.
Thank you for your thoughtfu
Thank you for your lengthy appraisal . Just a suggestion , but maybe a smart phone would be a good idea, as you can connect to people through the wifi .(Thats what most people do now) is well worth it when you find yourself out in the countryside where the signal is always slightly compromised. At least the broad band is super fast!
Absolutely delightful cottage, perfect in every way for our visit to East Sussex.
Thank you, we look forward to returning.
We are perfectly located here for visiting many of the historic sites around Sussex , Kent and Surrey.
Batemans the home of Rudyard Kipling is only 20 minutes drive and open all year
Lewes castle , Battle abbey , and Herstmonceux castle are close by.
Brighton and Eastbourne are easy to drive to, and many footpaths from the cottage lead to some very decent pubs!