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Rectory Cottage - Guestling

Hastings (4 mls SE), Sussex
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious holiday home perfect for families, with Hastings and local family-friendly attractions nearby
  • Enjoy the private courtyard garden which acts as a suntrap
  • Welcomes three dogs with a separate doggy wet room for washing off those muddy paws
Property code: 85519

This stunning holiday home boasts a beautiful interior that offers fresh, stylish accommodation throughout, perfect for families and their four-legged friends.

Perfectly situated in the pretty village of Guestling, in the heart of the 1066 Country with views across the Sussex countryside, this a great escape for families. An ideal location for keen walkers who can take advantage of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including numerous footpaths that lead straight from the front door through woodlands and along to the coast. With two village pubs, a tearoom, and a local butcher all within walking distance from the property, you can easily leave the car at home. A short drive away is the beach at nearby Pett Level (1.5 miles), an ideal spot for bird watching or to see the unique petrified forest. Hastings Old Town (4 miles) is also nearby, full of restaurants, shops, coffee shops and traditional seaside entertainment.

A spacious entrance hall welcomes you into this house and guides you through to the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. With two comfy sofas, an armchair, a wood burner and a Smart TV, this is a stylish and cosy room for enjoying a good film after a busy day. The dining area has a large dining table and chairs to ensure there is room for everyone, with the kitchen designed with keen cooks in mind and presents a stunning light and airy space in which to entertain. An island with bar stools is the perfect spot for a morning coffee or chatting whilst dinner is prepared and here you will find an electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Just off from the lounge area is a snug with a sofa, bean bags and a Smart TV, perfect for teenagers to chill out or for a peaceful spot to enjoy a good book. There is a king-size ground floor bedroom with en-suite shower room.  Completing the ground floor is a further shower room with a walk-in shower and WC and a useful utility area with a washing machine and tumble drier. Heading up to the first floor, you will find three bedrooms all tastefully decorated: a king-size, a twin (with zip-and-link beds that can be made into a king-size on request) and a double room that has magnificent views of the local church, along with the family bathroom that offers a shower over the bath and WC.

Heading outside there is a private courtyard garden that acts as a sun trap for most of the day, where you can enjoy al fresco meals around the patio table and chairs. Just off the courtyard the owners have created a separate ‘doggy boudoir’ with a wet room, floor drainage and a butler sink with a warm shower attachment for washing off your four-legged friends after they’ve been for muddy walks. There is private parking for 3 cars.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 Ground floor king-size,  1 king-size, 1 double and 1 twin (zip-and-link which can be made into a king-size on request)
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 en-suite shower room to ground floor bedroom,1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC and 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Kitchen - electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble drier
  • Wood burner
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Smart TV in the lounge and snug
  • Private courtyard garden with patio furniture
  • Access to fields and Guestling woods
  • Private parking for 3 cars
  • Doggy wet room with butler sink and warm shower attachment for washing both small and large dogs
  • Beach and shops4 miles, pub and restaurant within 1 mile
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Jackie Hammond

This property is personally managed by Jackie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stephanie 29th March 2024

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Really lovely cottage in beautiful grounds. We had a really fabulous Easter holiday with all the family, and would love to come back again.

Reviewed by Barbara 22nd March 2024

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Accommodates 8 easily. Lovely property, beautifully presented. Very warm and welcoming hosts.

Reviewed by Susan 22nd December 2023

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We had an amazing Christmas week stay in this beautiful cottage. The attention to detail and thoughtfulness meant that we had everything we needed and more. The most dog friendly place weve ever stayed in - they lived their best life with all the space to run around in. We will most definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Frances 20th October 2023

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Lovely accommodation and easily suited the three generations of our family. Really cosy on wet and cold evenings with the log burner, and the kitchen was well equipped and good to cook in. Bedrooms were all well-appointed and comfortable and the garden view from the downstairs one is lovely.

Reviewed by Jo 6th October 2023

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The most beautiful and spacious house we've stayed in by far. Stunning scenery, lovely owners. Special touches for the dogs. A true 'get away from it all' holiday. We'd definitely come back and enjoy it all again. Superb, thank you for having us!

Reviewed by Leonie 1st September 2023

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Lovely house in beautiful surroundings, close to beaches, perfect for dogs and humans

Reviewed by Sonja 11th August 2023

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A beautiful, comfortable and spotlessly clean home from home in a super location-our only regret was that the week wasnt long enough. The owner, Emma, is very helpful and friendly but at the same time we had all the privacy we needed. Brilliant for our dog too! Definitely hope to return and cannot recommend highly enough.

Reviewed by Nilesh 31st March 2023

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This property really felt like a home away from home and was the perfect setting for our Easter getaway. The setup for the dogs is absolutely perfect and well considered, from the wash room to the set up of the house. The grounds have more than enough room for the dogs to run around, including a walled garden which was also an ideal location for thRead moree childrens Easter egg hunt. The main living space and kitchen was perfect for family gathering. Thank you again Emma for the stay, it was wonderful. Hide

Reviewed by Annette 24th March 2023

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Reviewed by Deborah 10th March 2023

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Perfect place for a family of 8 adults with their dogs .Much thought has been put into this lovely home ,comfortable and great social space ,everything you need is here and wished our stay had been more than a weekend.Loved having the wood burner .The dogs were so happy in the large safe garden. Great location close to lovely countryside and the coRead moreast. Definitely would stay here again . Hide

Reviewed by Samantha 14th February 2023

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Definitely highly recommend this property! The hosts were amazing, the location was idyllic. So peaceful, clean, warm and welcoming. Its a true Gem.

Reviewed by Karen 20th January 2023

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The old rectory gave us a home from home feeling, they had thought of everything to make our stay comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable. The grounds around the property are never ending with a large enclosed garden to let the dogs run free and explore. The 3 night stay wasnt enough and wished we could have stayed longer.

Reviewed by Jack 30th December 2022

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It was a pleasure to stay over New year. Very homely warm and clean. Great facilities for the dogs including the seperated dog washing facilities.

Reviewed by Kathy 22nd December 2022

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The cottage was a lovely place to spend Christmas and was beautifully decorated through out. Great welcome pack and treats for the dogs too. The towns of Rye and Hastings were just a few miles away and the garden and grounds were perfect for our 4 legged friends. The owners were very welcoming and were on hand to help out at any time. We would recoRead moremmend this property especially at Christmas. Hide

Reviewed by Nicholas 2nd December 2022

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Lovely cottage with lots of room and a cosy living room :-) Perfect for big family escapes!

Reviewed by Sarah 11th November 2022

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Rectory cottage is a rare find. It exceeded our expectations in every way. A true home from home- well equipped kitchen, comfy beds, great location and lots and lots of little extras that make it a truly fabulous place to stay. And the doggie boudoir is to die for! We stayed for three weeks and couldnt fault this place - thank you Emma and Michael-Read more we will return. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 21st October 2022

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If youre looking for a seaside holiday but in a rural location with your dog then Rectory cottage ticks those boxes. So quiet but with easy access to many popular Sussex destinations! We had a very comfortable stay as a party of eight and every consideration for our dog had been made too, which meant we could fully relax!

Reviewed by Clare 16th September 2022

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Excellent for us and excellent for the dogs

Reviewed by Rob 12th August 2022

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Rectory Cottage was just the perfect escape for our whole family. It comfortably fitted all 8 of us with 2 dogs. Everything you would need is supplied. Outside are huge fields for the dogs to wonder around and just around the corner are various woods for longer walks on your doorstep. Then a doggy boudoir to wash them up when you get back! With so Read moremany places a short drive away, this is the perfect cottage and location. Will be coming back! Hide

Reviewed by Colin 5th August 2022

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Idyllic location surrounded by beautiful countryside and only 10mins away from the seaside town of Hastings which has lots to offer both in the town and surrounding areas. The house is stunning and extremely well equipped and nothing is too much trouble for the very friendly hosts.

Reviewed by Philip 10th June 2022

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Reviewed by Beverley 3rd June 2022

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Our stay at Rectory Cottage was by far the best rental holiday home we have ever stayed in. Everything you could possibly need was in the cottage. The grounds are easily accessible and vast, our dogs loved the freedom of running around the field and woodlands. Location is excellent for exploring the local areas and not far from the sea! The hosts aRead morere literally next door, very helpful when needed but not at all intrusive. The little enclosed courtyard is a sun trap! Doggy boudoir very useful! Hide

Reviewed by Gulnar 15th April 2022

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The cottage is perfect for a large family or friends with dogs. It is located in a peaceful location near the woods which had bluebells during our visit. The cottage is very well equipped for cooking and entertainment for a large group. The hosts are very helpful and they even dropped us at the station on our last day. The doggy bourdior is very coRead morenvenient for cleaning your dog after long walks . Highly recommended others to stay at this cottage and visit nearby villages, Hastings town, Rye et Hide

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