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26 reviews
Snuggle up with our cosy Log Burner!
Kitchen as you enter the front door
Open Plan Living Area
Lounge area.
Upstairs to the bedroom and en suite shower room.
Bedroom
Toilet and Basin
Large walk in Shower
Seating and Loungers in the Orchard.
The Back Garden.
Through the gate to the fields beyond.
The South Downs
The Pub next door.
Cara!
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Ringmer, Lewes, East Sussex, England

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Excellent - based on 26 reviews
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Ian M
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Comfortable Cottage & Friendly Owners”
Reviewed 7 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Stayed her for 4 nights in May with our dog. We found the cottage comfortable and well equipped and even a speedy broadband (fast enough to watch Liverpool get beat in the Europa Cup.)
Good location to visit the surrounding area and we were fortunate enough to have good weather.
Only a couple of minor gripes, dog friendly but not a secure garden our dog likes to explore so we had to keep her on a lead when out. Two car parking spot very narrow been mentioned in other reviews but plenty of room on the road so no great issue.
Would go again in we were ever in the area.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Jun 2016
The Garden is secure, but I ask visitors not to allow their dogs off the lead in the garden, as my own dog is quite gentle and is sometimes afraid of other dogs. The Garden is nearly an acre so there is plenty of room for everyone to enjoy some privacy and with a gate leading directly on to the fields for dogs to explore!
All our Guests use the Car park and it seems to suit everyone as long as they park considerately.
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Jaacintha
Reading, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“A wonderful find”
Reviewed 17 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We arrived on a cold March afternoon to find a plate of home-made scones waiting for us, the log burner blazing and an equally warm welcome from John and Joy. The Escape is immaculate, cleverly planned, beautifully furnished (with a very comfortable bed) and excellent value. Good traditional food at the lovely old pub next door means there's n need to cook unless you want to and the cottage is perfectly placed for exploring beautiful East Sussex. We had a wonderful time and would love to return to see the garden (Joy's handiwork as she's a professional garden designer) in full bloom.

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Liked best: We were impressed by the high standard of the property.
Liked least: There is a little noise from the road but nothing major.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers People with pets
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Management Response
8 Jun 2016
Apologies for not responding to this earlier...just have missed it!
Thank you for the lovely review. I take a lot of pleasure from ensuring all our Guests enjoy themselves and making sure the garden is always attractive.
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bendle48
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“We'll be back”
Reviewed 30 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Excellent cottage in a delightful location. Garden to make you want to run home and start on your own (or give up completely). But why name your dog after a potato????

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Liked best: Quality and convenience of the property
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
1 Nov 2015
Glad you enjoyed the Garden. Cara is so named because she came from Wales and cara means friend. She certainly is friendly and enjoys meeting all the guests.
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Elaine R
Faversham, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Peaceful and relaxing”
Reviewed 30 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights with our 2 pugs who were as welcome as we were. There is everything you would need here. A field out the back to walk the dogs in the morning and plenty of lovely walks a short drive away. The cock in pub a stones throw away is a lovely friendly welcoming pub with great food. The pugs were welcome there to and the complementary treats went down well. If you have dogs or not this is a lovely place to stay.

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Liked best: Being away from a busy town.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
30 Oct 2015
Thank you for the review. As dog lovers ourselves, we often stay in self catering accommodation with our dog, so we know how important it is to welcome the furry members of your family as well!
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TenMileBa...
Downham Market, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
211 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“The Great Escape”
Reviewed 2 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We stayed for a short break of three nights in July at this delightful dog-friendly little cottage. It was well equipped, very clean and comfortable. It is conveniently situated right on the edge of the South Downs and close to the town of Lewes. We received a very warm welcome from the owner along with a plate of freshly-baked scones. A most enjoyable stay.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Aug 2015
Really glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you and your dog again soon.
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