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1 bedroom
2 bathrooms
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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The Blackthorn holiday cottage is a luxurious retreat for two. It is attached to the owner's home situated on the edge of Icklesham village near the ancient towns of Winchelsea and Rye with a distant view of the sea, and surrounded by beautiful AONB countryside. It has a private, south facing verandah, ideal for soaking up the ambience of this peaceful setting, and guests are welcome to use the family's heated, indoor swimming pool and outdoor hot tub throughout their stay. Home-grown seasonal vegetables, herbs and free range eggs are offered free of charge when available. However, if self-catering is not your style then there are two award winning pubs in the village, and a variety of restaurants to suit most tastes in the nearby town of Rye. Blackthorn has a 2 x night minimum stay polic...The Blackthorn holiday cottage is a luxurious retreat for two. It is attached to the owner's home situated on the edge of Icklesham village near the ancient towns of Winchelsea and Rye with a distant view of the sea, and surrounded by beautiful AONB countryside. It has a private, south facing verandah, ideal for soaking up the ambience of this peaceful setting, and guests are welcome to use the family's heated, indoor swimming pool and outdoor hot tub throughout their stay. Home-grown seasonal vegetables, herbs and free range eggs are offered free of charge when available. However, if self-catering is not your style then there are two award winning pubs in the village, and a variety of restaurants to suit most tastes in the nearby town of Rye. Blackthorn has a 2 x night minimum stay policy.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower
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About the Owner
peter s
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2012
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Reviewed 11 February 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: February 2020
LightPacker398926, VR Owner at Blackthorn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2020

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2019

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Date of stay: December 2019
LightPacker398926, VR Owner at Blackthorn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2020

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Reviewed 17 December 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: December 2019
LightPacker398926, VR Owner at Blackthorn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2020

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Reviewed 4 December 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: December 2019
LightPacker398926, VR Owner at Blackthorn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2020

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Reviewed 26 September 2019

Just returned from a lovely and relaxing 4 day stay at blackthorn for my birthday with my husband.. it is everything that is described. Beautiful cottage, stunning scenery, lovely pool and hot tub that we enjoyed very much! On arrival a bottle of wine, fresh...More

Date of stay: September 2019
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LightPacker398926, VR Owner at Blackthorn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2020

Many thanks for the lovely review Jackie and Ian. Yes, please try and return sometime, 'though 2020 is really filling up in places. By the way, the hot tub and indoor pool are operational al year round, and now several of the local National Trust...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Hot Tub
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Private Indoor Pool
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
House Swap
Additional amenities & feature info
Blackthorn is situated at the end of one wing of the owner's family home but it is totally private and self contained. The property is beautifully furnished throughout. The intimate living room faces south and in the summer months the sun streams in through the full height glazed windows and door that leads out on to the private balcony. In the winter months the living room becomes a cosy bolt hole with its central heating, little wood burner and plentiful supply of logs. The luxurious bedroom features a super king-size double bed and ample wardrobe space. The zip and link bed can be split into a twin if required, but the owners would need prior instructions. The 5 star en-suite has a P bath with a shower over head, and there is also a generous wash hand-basin, as well as a low flush toilet. A large walk-in shower can also be found in the changing room of the pool building opposite Blackthorn. In the cottage bedroom are numerous walking books, maps and various board games, while in the living room there is a two draw unit full of brochures on local places of interest.
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About the neighbourhood
Blackthorn is situated halfway between the Old town of Hastings with its tall, black, net huts, and large fleet of fishing boats, quaint streets, and seaside novelties, and the ancient town of Rye full of smuggling history, cobbled streets, and impressive town houses. Both towns have a range of activities throughout the year celebrating various local customs, while closer to home the beautiful town of Winchelsea is overflowing with a unique charm and local history. Icklesham itself is situated along the main A259 - convenient for most destinations, and has two award winning pubs, a good quality farm shop on the outskirts, and a well stocked village shop located on the main road.
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