Our Family of 10 ranging from 5 to 75 had a fantastic Christmas in a beautiful location in a wonderful Tudor property. After a frantic tour of the house by the owner, and a little hint of a secret room.....we were left to ponder this over mince pies that were made for us on arrival. The property has so much character that will keep little ones amused for hours (especially searching for any hidden rooms and playing hide and seek, while those over 6 foot will have a stoop by the end of the week ducking all the low doorways. All mod cons are available in the kitchen but it was nice to have use of the Rayburn too, for warming plates and baking off some nice spuds. We saw no ghosts.......but we were thankful of that. The spiral staircase has hand grabs, (phew) but dn't worry you can sneak up a regular staircase if you really can't handle it. The open fire in the Living room and Dining room were wonderful on the couple of cold days we had. Nice to have the back up of the storage heaters in the rooms too. Although we ended up turning them off in some rooms as it got very warm. The ancient town of Rye is well worth an amble, and make a visit to the Cobbles Tea Room. A couple of us did a walk down to Camber Sands and there is a cycle path nearby also. A visit to the Safari park, only 30mins a way, passed a Christmas Eve day with 3 excited children waiting for xmas. The panto in Hastings was good too.......hastings is worth a visit as so close, if you fancy a walk on the prom or a bit of shopping, there is of course several castles in the area. We left today feeling we had very good value for money in the accommodation and we managed not to leave anything behind! Anyone who wants to celebrate a special occasion with family this is a great place to do it. Of course if you want to be lavish and have the luxury of a grand house all to yourself then gon on spoil yourself.
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