Blackthorn is a luxurious, rural retreat for two.

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Entire cottage hosted by Peter

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 2 bathrooms
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Blackthorn is a luxurious retreat for two. Attached to the owner's home, and situated on the edge of Icklesham village, the property lies halfway between the ancient towns of Rye and Hastings. There is a distant view of the sea, and the garden is surrounded by beautiful AONB countryside. The cottage has a private, south facing verandah, and guests are welcome to use the heated, indoor swimming pool and outdoor hot tub throughout their stay but exclusively between the hours of 8.00am and 8.00pm.

The space
Blackthorn is well-appointed, with all breaks inclusive of linen and towels, electricity and heating, open wifi, free-range eggs from our hens and ducks, a Smart TV with Netflix, logs and kindling for the little wood burner in the winter months, maps and leaflets on the area, and of course exclusive access to the heated indoor pool and outdoor hot tub daily between 8AM – 8PM.
There are 2 x award-winning pubs in the village, and a good range of places to eat in both Rye and Hastings, as well as nearby villages.
This part of East Sussex is very special with many picturesque towns and villages, historic castles, National Trust and English Heritage properties, several steam railways, impressive country house and gardens, and stunning beaches close by.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 king bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Private pool
Private hot tub
TV
Washing machine
Private patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Fully fenced
Indoor fireplace

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Where you’ll be

Icklesham, England, United Kingdom

We are situated in a rural, edge of village location in AONB countryside, with a distant view of the sea. 3 x different coastlines are close by (5 miles on average). It is a peaceful and relaxing location with no light pollution, very little road noise, and just the occasional sound of garden or farm machinery. There is no village shop but Winchelsea Farm Foods is a high class deli, butchers and general store selling newspapers, bread and milk etc a short drive away. A Co-op can be found at Winchelsea Beach a couple of miles further on.

Hosted by Peter

  1. Joined in December 2017
  • 341 Reviews
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We're a family that moved from London to embrace life in the countryside and the endless pleasures of living a self-employed life close to the sea. Karen is a graphic designer specialising in book design, Ollie is a student, and I run two quite unique holiday experiences: a luxury cottage called Blackthorn and a glamping cabin called Cedarwood. Plus, I have a quirky greetings card publishing company called Stationery Traffic that mainly features my own designs. Both Ollie and I are into our music, listening to a wide range of stuff as well as creating our own. We share our home with various free-range hens and ducks. (Guests will receive 4 x little gifts from the girls on arrival). The longer we live in this special place, the more we love it, and we hope that our enthusiasm will encourage you to discover some of the gems hidden in this part of the world, and it'll become special for you too!
We're a family that moved from London to embrace life in the countryside and the endless pleasures of living a self-employed life close to the sea. Karen is a graphic designer spec…

During your stay

As we live on-site we are able - if the guests require it - to make recommendations about where to visit or where to eat, and point them in the direction of several local walks. There are walking books in the cottage, as well as other literature, as well as indoor board games.
As we live on-site we are able - if the guests require it - to make recommendations about where to visit or where to eat, and point them in the direction of several local walks. Th…

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House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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