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Welcome to Cleavers Lyng

Address: 16th C Country Guest House, Church Road, Herstmonceux, BN271QJ

Telephone: 01323 833644 01323 833644

Hotel Description

Cleavers Lyng is a four star Highly commended, grade II listed 16th Century Country House of considerable charm and character, an ideal base for exploring 1066 country , with plenty of footpaths and bridleways from our door, the 1066 country walk with its 36 miles of track are just a 5 min walk from here. We are off the beaten track, on a quite and secluded country lane, set within 1.5 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens ablaze with colour during the Spring and Summer months with uninterrupted panoramic views over the Pevensey levels towards the South Downs. Each of our rooms is individually furnished to a very high standard with remote control television, alarm, radio,ironing board, hairdryer and complementary tea/coffee, mineral water and nibbles. Free WIFI. Our upstairs or downstairs lounge area with comfortable seating and games is available for sole use of guests. Our balcony room has outside seating and panoramic views. Superb breakfast with large choice catering for all tastes. The entire house is strictly non smoking. For those wishing to unwind away from the urban clamour look no further then Cleavers Lyng. The nearby village of Herstmonceux has an award wining French restaurant, a bistro, 2 pubs and an Indian restaurant. East Sussex is an area of outstanding natural beauty and we have very many attractions on our doorstep far to many to mention here. We have several nearby beaches and we are surrounded by hundreds of acres for those who like to take a walk. Or for those that like a more cosmopolitain atmosphere the victorain resort of Eastbourne is just a short drive where you can find a number of eating establishments, quaint Theatres and numerous shops.

Our Facilities

  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Family Rooms
  • Bridal Suite
  • Internet Services
  • Wifi Available
  • Horse Riding
  • Luxury Accommodation
  • Vegetarian Food Available
  • Romantic Breaks
  • Walking Holidays
  • Country Retreat

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Hotel Reviews - Cleavers Lyng

Excellent - I Recommend It
5 Star - all of it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. Nicola Kurrle - 29th Jun, 2016
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Thank you very much for your lovely review.

June 2016 2 Night Stay
Very clean and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our too short a break

Mr. Leslie Widdicombe - 6th Jun, 2016
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Cleavers Lyng
Peaceful and comfortable, friendly welcome - super breakfast.

Mr. Michael Acheson - 11th May, 2016
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Great Location
Stayed for one night in May 2016 but wish it could have been more. Will definitely be going back.

Set in a beautiful location with great views and plenty of country walks but also only a short drive to the coast.

Welcome was genuinely warm and welcoming. Room was very clean and tidy and the breakfast marvellous. One of the best B&B experiences we have ever had and so intend to return and stay longer.

Mr. David Weaver - 9th May, 2016
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Visit 6/8-04-2106
Have stayed here twice before and cannot fault the accommodation and the breakfasts were great and sufficient to see us through until dinner time. Thank you for your hospitality.

Regards Len&Marion.

Mr. leonard pattingale - 9th May, 2016
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Great B&b
We had a wonderful long weekend staying at Clevers Lyng with our dog. Lovely house and gardens surrounded by fantastic views and walks. The owners were very friendly and the breakfast delicious. We stayed in the French room which was clean and very comfortable. Highly recommended. We intend to book another stay here later in the year.

Mr. Nathan Shaw - 3rd May, 2016
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Second time at this hotel with our beagle bella

Excellent as before good room great breakfast lovely location. Would highly recommend

Mr. Ian Wallis - 11th Nov, 2015
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A Wonderful Location
A warm welcome from Sally set the tone for our stay. We were shown to our room, The Sunny Room, which proved to be just that at least on the couple of sunny days that we had. The shower was a wee bit small and the pressure could have been better, but not a problem. Breakfasts were excellent and very well presented. Look forward to a return visit to see the the garden in its glory.

Many thanks Sally and Douglas

Mr. Ian Rollason - 25th Oct, 2015
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First Rate Accommodation In Sussex
We stayed two nights - and wish we could have spent more time here. Superb location, quiet and very relaxing, with lovely walk to the castle and Greenwich Observatory location.Delightful, comfortable rooms throughout. Excellent hosts, so very helpful. We want to go back!!

Mrs. Suzanne Webb - 9th Sep, 2015
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My wife and i took our dog bella to srsy hrre for the first tine

Trip was faultless from beginning to end

Spotlessly clean throughout wonderfu room great breakfast and in a divine location

Will return in the future first class

Mr. Ian Wallis - 22nd Aug, 2015
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Lovely Stay.
We recently had a wedding to attend in herstmonceux castle and choose to stay in cleavers ings as it was just down the road.we had a lovely night and slept well. The rooms were nice and comfortable and the breaskfast the following morning was great and well received. Would definitely stay again.

Mr. Robert Lee - 11th Aug, 2015
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Weekend Break At Cleavers Lyng Guest House
Most enjoyable stay at Cleavers Lyng; very welcoming; well appointed comfortable bedroom with balcony overlooking beautiful garden and Sussex countryside.

Mr. Richard Green - 7th Jul, 2015
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Great Stay
We stayed four nights and we both thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The home is so lovely and the welcome was most friendly. Thank you for looking after us so well.

Mr. Mike Gibson - 13th Jun, 2015
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Two Night Stay
Cleavers Lyng is a comfortable b&b tucked away in a quite location. You are made to feel very welcome. We stayed in the Sunny room which is on the top floor and very spacious, tall people may find the doorways challenging up there which is to be expected really in an older character house. Breakfast is lovely cooked to perfection.It is an ideal place to stay for a holiday or mini break.

Mrs. Amanda Jefferson - 3rd Jun, 2015
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Bank Holiday Weekend
Lovely room. Great location. Fabulous breakfasts!

Mr. Glyn Jarvis - 26th May, 2015
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Happy Days
Great house and great hosts who also serve superb breakfasts.The house is along a country lane yet it is in a convenient location for touring the area.

Mr. Ian beaven - 16th May, 2015
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A Perfect Peaceful Getaway
A beautiful B&B tucked away down a country lane, with fabulous views & the best breakfasts! You will leave relaxed & happy ! Just lovely, will be back

Mrs. Tracey Stanford - 25th Mar, 2015
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Married, Mature Couple
Lovely comfortable room (Balcony) with room to allow us keep our dog with us. Excellent breakfast with more choices than most other B&b's and great to have fresh fruit salad.

Mrs. Lyn Humphries - 11th Oct, 2014
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Weekend Away
Delightful B&B Historic old beamed property, but with modern facilities and superb views. Breakfast food well presented and in right quantity. Owner/manager Sally very friendly and pleasant quick to assist with queries and serving breakfast. Warm and friendly place to stay with superb views and in quiet peaceful location

Mrs. Marcie Boy - 4th Aug, 2014
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A Perfect Weekend
We had a great time with good service, location and value for money! We look forward to returning soon

Mrs. Ruth Barker - 14th Jul, 2014
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A Perfect Weekend
We had a great time with good service, location and value for money! We look forward to returning soon

Mrs. Ruth Barker - 14th Jul, 2014
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A Perfect Weekend
We had a great time with good service, location and value for money! We look forward to returning soon

Mrs. Ruth Barker - 14th Jul, 2014
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Great Stay
A very pleasant stay for one night and a perfect breakfast! Beautiful room, nice house and garden, quiet, perfect service and breakfast, dogfriendly.

Thank You

Mr. Martin Reister - 13th Jul, 2014
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A Place Of Tranquility
Excellent BnB off quiet country lane. Special view from Balcony Room in comfortable home, hosted by considerate owners.

Mr. Ian Thomson - 19th Jun, 2014
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Enjoyable Stay
Stayed at Cleavers Lyng for 3 nights - lovely house and gardens in peaceful surroundings. Excellent hosts, fantastic breakfasts, lots of attention to detail - would thoroughly recommend.

Mrs. Elizabeth Fowler - 27th Apr, 2014
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Wonderful Break
We spent four enjoyable nights in Sussex and the experience was enhanced by the fantastic time at Cleavers Lyng. The welcome was great and the breakfasts were super - such a wide choice and superb cooking. We would highly recommend this B&B.

Mr. John Richards - 27th Apr, 2014
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Amazing Place To Stay
If you are looking for something very special you have to stay there. B&B at its best. First it seemed a little bit out of the way but everything you need is within reach. The whole place is lovely down to the smallest details.

Mrs. Heike Teuber - 23rd Apr, 2014
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Beautiful English Countryside
This is a lovely B & B in a beautiful countryside location. The accommodations were extremely comfortable and the staff very friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was top notch. This was the first night of our 2 week holiday in the UK and we wished we were staying there for the entire stay!

Mr. Arend Nijhuis - 20th Apr, 2014
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2 Night Stay
I booked a 2 night stay at 'Cleavers Lyng' as a 65th birthday present for my husband. We loved every minute we were there. The Four Poster bedroom was very comfortable. The breakfast superb. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

Mrs. Susan Pyne - 27th Mar, 2014
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Cleavers Lyng - Well Worth A Visit!!
Fantastic location, beautiful house and gardens, warm welcome, helpful guidance for eating out, comfortable bed and great breakfasts to set you up for the day ahead!!

Mr. Douglas Mcilraith - 24th Mar, 2014
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Another very pleasant and relaxing stay at Cleavers Lyng.

Mr. Jim Bell - 20th Oct, 2013
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Great Place To Stay
Great place to stay; pleasant surroundings, comfortable room, nice breakfast - recommended.

Mrs. Ruth Brecher Velarde - 11th Oct, 2013
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Mr Mutt Can't Wait To Come Back
Cleavers Lyng is the most wonderful place for a relaxing break. They do everything possible to make your stay perfect. My partner and I loved it. So did Mr Mutt, aka our little dog. We'd booked to go to Glyndebourne. Sally, our lovely hostess, volunteered to have our dog for the evening. His evening - from his point of view - was at least as special as ours. We could hardly tear him away. It doesn't get any better than that:-)

Dr. Annie Kaszina - 16th Aug, 2013
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Excellent Accommodation
The best bacon and sausage my husband has had in years!! Lovely room and a wonderful old building. Nice quiet location within easy walking distance of some good pubs and restaurants.

Mrs. Suzette Stevens - 13th Aug, 2013
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5 Stars
Very pleased with our stay here. Slightly off the beaten track. Nevertheless, highly recommendable. Great hosts with an eye for detail, lovely house in magnificent surroundings. Very good value for money.

Mr. Richard Steer - 7th Aug, 2013
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A Brilliant Find!
We had a lovely two nights at Cleavers Lynf. The accomodation in the top suite was perfect for our family - we were all able to have our own space and get together in front of the TV in the lounge area. Breakfasts were supberb!!!!

Mrs. Elizabeth Lloyd - 29th Jul, 2013
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Les & Jean
We stayed for one night in the Sunny Room, it is more compact than some of the other rooms but nicely furnished and the view through the window as you sit in bed is lovely. The house is beautiful and everything was perfect including the breakfast. We would recommend to anyone looking for a peaceful place to stay.

Mr. Les Stratford - 28th Jul, 2013
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An Idyllic Place With Great Qualities
We had a 9 day stay at Cleavers Lyng with our little son. The room was all we could hope for; big, clean and beautifully kept. The breakfast is of high quality. The service in general was more than expected. The owners are very helpful in every way possible. Cleavers Lyng is very idyllic placed in a quite part of the East Sussex country side, however it is not remote or disconnected from the rest of Sussex, which makes it a great place to stay and drive to what you may wish to see in Sussex. We would very much like to have another stay at Cleavers Lyng. Maybe next time it may just be mom and dad.

Mr. Soren Hoyer - 20th Jul, 2013
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Very Nice Place To Stay
We had a very pleasant stay in the Top Suite with our daughter and our Golden Retreiver dog.

This place makes you fell at home.

The breakfast is fantastic.

We loved it!

Mr. Christoph Plaar - 17th Jul, 2013
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This was our fourth stay at Cleavers Lyng with our dog whilst visiting family in Eastbourne and, as on the previous occasions, we received a warm welcome and enjoyed the comfortable room, superb breakfasts and excellent dog walks from the doorstep. We will definitely be back. Thank you Sally and Douglas.

Mrs. Lynette Henstredge - 9th Jul, 2013
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Great Stay
We chose Cleavers Lyng for practical reasons (near to our family in Sussex) but will definitely stay again to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, delicious breakfasts and very comfortable room. Sally and Douglas were perfect hosts, thank you!

Mrs. Sandra Seymour-dale - 27th Jun, 2013
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Lovely Place To Stay
from the moment we arrived to the moment we left all was perfect. 1st class room,1st class welcome, 1st class food,lovely house,lovely setting,would recomend to anyone

Mrs. Joyce Wilson - 23rd Jun, 2013
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Response from Hotel

Thank you so much for such a great review, more like this one please ! So glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I do hope that I will get to meet you again one of these days. Sally

Lovely Stay And View
We enjoyed our stay at Cleavers Lying and the easy access to Herstmonceux Castle and the Observatory. Our room had a beautiful view of the fields and gardens in the back of the inn. The room was light, spacious, and nicely appointed. And the English breakfasts were wonderful. Thank you. J & J Wolf

Mr. Jeffrey Wolf - 5th Jun, 2013
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Overnight Stay In A Very Nice Place!
We stayed for one night, and took up the whole of the top floor here (called the Top room).

Very well looked after, homely feeling.

The kids had their own beds (an extra double and a single), and their own TV!

The Top room has a living space, which we didn't use, but would be handy for longer stays.

Breakfast was really good, and they accommodated by wheat intolerance, by providing gluten free bread, and a fab gluten free banana cake!)

Mr. Dom Loffredo - 2nd Apr, 2013
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Relaxing Weekend Away
We just got back from a great weekend away. Our first trip with our 10 week old son and our dog.

Sally was very welcolming and helpful.

The room was very nice, clean and had everything we needed.

Breakfast offered lots of variety and was again very good.

Can't wait to visit again.

Thanks for a great weekend.

Mr. Danny Ho Mon Wong - 11th Feb, 2013
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Cleavers Lyng
Cosy house within a beautiful setting

Mrs. Jane Deacy - 29th Nov, 2012
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Response from Hotel
Thank you for your great review. I hope to see you again one of these days. Sally

Lovely Country Hotel
Cleavers Lyng is a beautiful house in a picturesque setting. We stayed in the Balcony room and the view was wonderful.

We were attracted to the hotel because of it's dog friendly policy. The surrounding countryside is ideal for dog walking and the hotel itself is very accommodating although we were a little worried about the cream carpet in our room!

All in all a lovely hotel that we'd definitely return to.

Mr. David & Anne Cooper - 19th Nov, 2012
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Response from Hotel
David & Anne

Thank you for taking the time to review Cleavers Lyng. Glad to hear you will return. Sally

The house is very nice, our room was really confortable.

Thank you for all!

Mrs. Regina Berthelot - 6th Nov, 2012
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Response from Hotel

Thank you very much for taking the time to review Cleavers Lyng. Sally

Great Break
Accommodation (King suite) excellent as was breakfast. Lots of little extras. Highly recommended for a great get away. Black Duck restaurant & local Indian well worth a visit. All in all a really good experience. Many thanks.

Mr. Kevin Gregory - 2nd Nov, 2012
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Cleavers Lyng
Superb, comfortable accommodation in an idyllic setting with wonderful rural views. Excellent hospitality and an unexpectedly large selection of tasty choices for breakfast. Looking forward to our next visit!

Mrs. Linda Hislop - 31st Oct, 2012
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Yet Another Success
Very comfortable accommodation in this 'olde worlde' house set in beautiful grounds and surrounding countryside, with easy access to many heritage houses and gardens, plus the coast and walks suited to all abilities. This has been our fourth stay with the delightful owners.

Mrs. Polly & Duncan Howat - 18th Sep, 2012
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Mini Break At Dog Friendly Guesthouse
Researched this Guest house specifically as we wanted to take our Border collie away with us. We were not disappointed. Ticked all the boxes for all of us. Beautiful building with history, great ambiance, clean, welcoming and relaxing. Despite the bath being on the small side in the French Room, the lovely smellies made for a relaxing time after a day of sight seeing. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits, milk, coffee cream, sweets and bottled water replenished daily and towels changed every 2 days.

There were areas of garden which our dog was positively invited to use whatever time of day/night. We had a front door key so no awkward seeking out owners to let us in and out. There is woods opposite the house (surrounding Herstmonceaux Castle) so we were able to start and finish our day with walking the dog without getting into the car.

The breakfast was a truly relaxing and enjoyable event. Freshly cooked food from a good choice of menu. Sally was a perfect host, polite, friendly, competent, no intrusion and quick to tend to us. Another plus with Cleavers Lyng was allowing our dog to come to breakfast with us.

Yes you need a car to get around to see the sights...Eastbourne, Lewes, Hastings, Battle, Beachy Head (all the places we visited) but returning to Cleavers Lyng in the evenings was something to look forward to.

We had the French room which was wonderfully furnished in keeping with the period. (& allowed dogs in!) There is a choice of rooms and if ever we come back to these parts, we will certainly try all of them out.

Cathy Hyde - 6th Sep, 2012
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Lovely And Welcoming
A beautiful property, lovely room and gorgeous gardens. Very pleasant stay, thank you for everything - highly recommended.

Mrs. Trisha Ford - 25th Aug, 2012
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We had a wonderfull time at Cleavers Lyng. The welcome was very warm and the room was super. It was a pity that we only stayed 2 nights and it was our first B&B this holiday. You set a high standard. When we are in the same surroundings another holiday, we will stay at your place again.

Thanks for a wonderfull stay.

Mrs. Inge Cobben - 13th Aug, 2012
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What A Retreat!
Great views, great surroundings,great B&B, great start of our holidys in Cornwall and Ireland. What a beautiful garden.

Mr. Holger Wulf - 29th Jul, 2012
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Fantastic Place To Stay
We found the rooms very comfortable and the breakfast to be five star. Sally was very accommodating with our requests and welcomed our little dog Frasier as if he were her own.

Deborah - 18th Jul, 2012
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'cleavers Lyng
Perfect dog friendly bed & breakfast. Beautiful location, lovely comfortable room, wonderful varied breakfast selection. Can't wait to return.

Karen & Tim Cooper - 17th Jul, 2012
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B&b Sussex
We had a lovely weekend at Cleavers Lyng. The hosts were welcoming, good breakfast, spacious, clean family rooms and gardens were lovely! A few cobwebs could be swept up but otherwise a great house. Our dog was also made very welcome.

Mary & David Verghese-Dipple - 17th Jul, 2012
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July 2012
Nice location. Our room was on the top floor. Nice size with great views. Breakfast very good. Sally very friendly and helpful. Very dog friendly. Would use Cleavers Lyng again.

Martin , Sharon, Frankfurt - 8th Jul, 2012
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Great Guesthouse
Fantastic short break . Lovely room . Delicious breakfast .

Mrs. Christine Harrison - 26th Jun, 2012
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Tranquil Country House
We enjoyed our 2-night stay at Cleavers Lyng which has a lovely location. Sally was very helpful with local information re restaurants/taxi etc & we particularly enjoyed the hearty breakfasts. Thank you!

Mrs. Sandy Mawer - 19th Jun, 2012
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A Perfect Stay
We had a most relaxing and comfortable stay. The room was spacious and beautifully furnished, the breakfast delicious and surrounding countryside unspoilt and picturesque.

Mr. Peter Jones - 17th Jun, 2012
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Fantastic house and grounds, rooms clean, very nice and full of amenities and the best full english breakfast around!

Mr. Scott Holt - 9th Jun, 2012
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Everything was wonderful. The smallest details like Bubble bath, fruit bowl,cork screw and wine glasses helped to make it our best yet in B and B land. The breakfasts were sumptuous, the choices huge. The house, furnishings and gardens are beautiful. A great place to stay. Highly recommended.

Jenifer & Stephen Tate - 13th May, 2012
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Most Enjoyable Stay
We would certainly recommend Cleavers Lyng - lovely house in perfect settings - room was completed to a high quality standard with attention to detail and thoughtfull extras provided - breakfast was `spot on' - we were made to feel comfortable and welcome by host Sally - would love to return if in area.

Mrs. Jean Walker - 25th Apr, 2012
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Cleavers Lyng
I stayed for 2 nights at this lovely guesthouse. Our host welcomed us at the door and made every effort to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The rooms were a delight with even the little touches thought about and provided. I would recommend this to everyone. Breakfast was also brilliant.

Mr. Laurie Stokes - 23rd Apr, 2012
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Cleavers Lyng
Excellent in every way. Peaceful location, surrounded by pretty and historic countryside and not far from the sea. Owner helpful yet unobtrusive. Location map and sign outside could be improved as we missed it first time.

Mr. Andrew Richardson - 16th Apr, 2012
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We Will Be Back.....
Thank you so much for our fantastic stay, we had the balcony bedroom which had the best views I have seen. We even left the curtains open, so that we had the view to wake up to. The breakfast was amazing and kept us going all day. We had a wonderful time and we come back again. Our dog Lilly loved it and didn’t want to go home!

Mr. Phil Miller & Tina Savelle Saville - 16th Apr, 2012
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Perfect In Every Way
Our recent third visit to Cleavers Lyng was just as good as the first two. We and our dog were made to feel very welcome, the rooms are luxurious and spotlessly clean and the breakfasts superb. The added bonus is the choice of excellent dog walks from the doorstep. A wonderful stay in a beautiful house with very welcoming owners.

Mrs. Lynette Henstredge - 13th Apr, 2012
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Sunny Room
Beautiful house set in lovely countryside. Friendly and helpful owners and fabulous breakfast. Very comfortable room but slightly smaller than appeared in pictures. However, we'd love to come back.

Mr. Mathew Irving - 1st Apr, 2012
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My Perfect Stay
Where to begin! Very warm welcome. Perfect location. Beautiful interior & exterior. The most comfortable bed and an amazing breakfast! Looking forward to my next stay

Mr. Pete Blackman - 31st Mar, 2012
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A warm and helpful welcome and following a peacful nights sleep an excellent breakfast using quality food products. My only regret is that I arrived late in the evening and had to be away by 08.30 the next morning so didn't have the time to enjoy sitting on my bedroom balcony and making full use of this comfortable building and its grounds. Would I stay again? Without hesitation.

Mr. Peter Woods - 21st Nov, 2011
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Weekend Escape
Perfect location. Warm welcome. Brilliant breakfasts. Loved the real fire. Low water pressure for bath/shower but otherwise ideal.

Harriot&andrew O\'brien - 31st Oct, 2011
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Great Find
We were made to feel very welcome. Room was pleasant and warm. Owners helpful in where to go and what to do during the day.

Breakfast was extremely well received, plentiful and great choice.

So nice that they make dogs welcome too.

We will be back.

Jackie and Simon

Mrs. Jackie Meager - 19th Oct, 2011
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One Night Wasn't Enough!
Sally greeted us and our dog, Bella, at the door, where she welcomed us and showed us to our room. The house was wonderful, bedroom extremely clean and comfortable with en-suite and small sofa. The hospitality tray was stocked to the brim! When we returned from our meal in the village we sat on a sofa by an open log fire with a bottle of wine and a book. A complete chill out. Breakfast was very good. We both had a superb full english breakfast but choices ranged from cereals, fresh fruit salad, homemade cakes and smoked salmon and scrambled eggs! Also unlimited coffee which pleased us. Bella, sat with us at breakfast and Sally gave her a treat while we were eating! There were numerous walks from the front gate and one led to Herstmonceux Castle. Beautifully kept house and gardens with excellent hosts.

Karen & Richard Reeves - 16th Oct, 2011
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3 Day Break
We have just returned from a 3 day break at Cleavers Lyng and had a lovely stay. Beautiful setting, very quiet and relaxing. Sally (owner) and her team were very attentive and looked after us very well, breakfast was also good and meant we often didn't require lunch!

Would reccommend and return 10/10

Mr. Giles Downer - 3rd Oct, 2011
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Relaxing Break
Cleavers Lyng is a beautiful building surounded by lovely countryside. The reception was friendly and very helpful with recommendations for nearby evening meal. The room was attractive, comfortable and contained everything we needed. The icing on the cake was an absolutely fantastic breakfast in the morning.

Simon & Barbarawalden - 3rd Oct, 2011
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Lovely Weekend In The Country
We wanted a relaxing weekend away from it all in the country and that's exactly what we got!

We and our chocolate labrador received a lovely warm welcome, enjoyed the comfortable and plentiful space in the upstairs suite and relished the delicious breakfasts each morning. I can't recommend Cleavers Lyng highly enough and will definately be telling my friends about it!

Diane & Keith Cane - 27th Sep, 2011
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charming situation. Good breakfast good room.

Jeffrey Somers - 24th Sep, 2011
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Doug And Shirley
A sheer haven of tranquillity. Our room was lovely, the view superb and the breakfast divine. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we hope to visit again

Douglas & Shirley Knapp - 23rd Sep, 2011
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August Short Stay
We had read the reviews on Trip Advisor before booking to stay and we were not disappointed. A really lovely place to stay and I hope that we will be able to return some time soon.

Mrs. Susan Phillips - 18th Sep, 2011
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Highly Recommended
My wife and I stayed at Cleavers Lyng for our 25th Wedding anniversary and used it as our base for exploring the surrounding countryside. We had the "Sunny Room" which lived up to its name with dual aspect views over the lovely gardens and the south downs that allowed the September sun to flood in. The room was well appointed with nice luxury touches throughout and very comfortable. Breakfast was wonderful and Sally was very friendly and helpful suggesting places to eat and providing a recommended taxi to get to and from the village if you wanted to have a drink or two (its @ 1.75miles from the house to the restaurants and pubs). We ate in the Sundial Restaurant (pre-booked) for our anniversary dinner and had one of the best meals ever. Overall a lovely few days spent in the Sussex countryside.

Mr. Christopher Lovelock - 16th Sep, 2011
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Uwe & Concha
A warm welcome in a lovely and wonderful quiet place. The house is very well kept and spotless clean. Very nice breakfast with a good choice. The garden is very nice with wonderful views. A good selection of pubs with excellent food is found within 5 to 10 minutes driving.

Dr. Uwe Anders - 13th Sep, 2011
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A Wonderful Break
Would certainly recommend the Lyng to friends.

Beautiful, Quiet, Comfortable, Friendly. How many more adjectives do you need?

Mr. Jim Jeram - 24th Aug, 2011
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A Hidden Gem!
We stayed here for a night while attending a wedding at the castle and church next door. How I managed to find this place at the last minute when the rest of the guests had to book hotels in, and travel back to Eastbourne will forever remain a mystery to me! - I was offered many times the price we paid to surrender this room during the reception but having seen the room, no amount of money could persuade me to! :) The entire experience was delightful - 2 minute walk to the wedding, a lovely spacious room and incredibly comfortable bedding (I NEED those pillows!) not to mention a delicious and obviously free range, no expense spared freshly cooked breakfast the next morning served by a friendly waitress! Bliss! We had a wander around the grounds after breakfast (Not sure if we were supposed to?!) and discovered an incredible vegetable patch out the back where the tomatoes and eggs we'd just eaten obviously came from. As an aspiring / not very successful gardener, I found it a treat to spend time in such a lovely productive and well maintained garden. We both agreed on the drive home that it was somewhere we'd love to return to, and that we felt we'd had a holiday almost from the hectic lives we live as 30-somethings back in London. If I have my way, we will return! :) Thanks for making us feel so welcome. Jen

Ms. Jennifer Heinsohn - 22nd Aug, 2011
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Quiet Comfort
Super comfy luxurious bed, fluffy towels and tasty homecooked breakfast...Cleavers lyng does what it says on the tin !

Ms. Veronica Brand - 22nd Aug, 2011
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Heaven In Herstmonceux
We arrived at Cleavers Lyng feeling worn out and frazzled. We left 4 days later feeling all but reborn, thanks to the beautiful room, heavenly location, and exceptional hospitality. Doug and Sally even made sure our exuberant Shih Tzu had a wonderful time. He is now saving his pocket money for a return visit! He simply can't wait to go back - and nor can we. Our only possible criticism? The publicity materials actually sell the place short. It's even more charming than it looks.

Dr Annie Kaszina - 19th Aug, 2011
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Fully Recommend
We had a lovely stay at Cleaver's Lyng. The weekend started as a bit of a disaster because we were stuck in traffic for hours, but Sally stayed up to let us in when we finally arrived and was very understanding.

Breakfast was wonderful and we had two very comfortable nights stay.

Thank you for all of your help (with taxis as well),

Megan and Nick

Miss. Megan Horner - 9th Aug, 2011
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Mid-week Break
A very tasteful guesthouse with excellent food and hospitality. The location is perfect for those seeking peace and quiet but is close enough to attractions and walks to cater for those looking for something to do or walking dogs. The owner has thought of every detail to ensure a pleasant stay.

Mr. Antony Wilsenham - 31st Jul, 2011
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Three Nights
Lovely Country home, everything perfect. I would recommand to my friends

Mr. David Maynard - 31st Jul, 2011
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Wish We Could Have Stayed Longer
We only had one night but it was great - really wish we could have stayed longer to explore the countryside and enjoy the breakfasts!

Mrs. Julia Twomlow - 29th Jul, 2011
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Stay 20th July
An excellent location with wonderful rooms and amenities. A superb breakfast also! Many thanks.

Dominic & Ivy Metcalf - 25th Jul, 2011
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Do Try It.
We had a comfortable stay at Cleavers Lyng. It was just what we had wanted: a beautiful house in a quiet location, accepting of dogs and offering a fabulous breakfast. Next time we hope to get a king size room but the one we had was more than adequate. Do try it.

Meg Miller - 19th Jul, 2011
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One Night - Honeymoon
Service - great

Breakfast - lovly

Room - Top notch (Toilet very noisy)

Views - Wonderful

Jenny Booth (blanch) - 18th Jul, 2011
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Peaceful Break
A great 3-night stay with good weather to enjoy the area. Wonderful breakfasts to set us up for the day after a good night's sleep in our very comfortable bed!

Mr. Dennis Applebee - 11th Jul, 2011
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Excellent Weekend
An idyllic setting, the house and grounds are beautiful and the host made us feel very welcome. A wonderful relaxed weekend and would love to return.

Mrs. Caroline Arnold - 4th Jul, 2011
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Cleavers Lyng
Beautiful and quiet setting with very welcoming hostess. Lovely breakfast. Good value for money. Would stay again.

Colin & Sue Nottingham - 3rd Jul, 2011
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A Super Stay...
We, and our Beagle Yogi, thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cleavers Lyng. Made welcome from the second we arrived the room, service and building was fantastic, with a very comfortable lounge area for those odd damp days. As for the garden views...superb. The whole area was far beyond our expectation as well, we usually head westwards to Devon, but this stay has completely altered our outlook east and we shall certainly come this way much to do here. The breakfast was probably the best I've had anywhere and it was nice that well behaved dogs are allowed to accompany their owners at all times including at breakfast. On a wider basis the food available for evening meals at local pubs (The Merrie Harriers and The Horse & Groom warrant a particular mention for the friendly welcome of the staff and wonderful menus) is great. All in all we would heartily recommend Cleavers Lyng and surrounding area...

Lee& Evajean Barfoot - 2nd Jul, 2011
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Luxury Accommodation
Very comfortable accommodation in a beautiful environment. Made to feel welcome, the food excellent and all needs catered for. Would love to re-visit.

Mr. Peter Britton - 25th Jun, 2011
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Two Night Stay
Very comfortable stay in a very lovely house.Excellent breakfast,great views over the country side, very pleasant hosts.Overall avery enjoyable two night visit

Mrs. Tina & Peter Jackson - 24th Jun, 2011
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No complaints at all - very comfortable with excellent breakfast with very good waitress. Lovely setting. Better than staying in Eastbourne.

Richard Childs - 20th Jun, 2011
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Lorraine, David And Zak (cocker Spaniel)
Lovely house set in a beautiful gardens, with excellent walking along bridal paths just across the lane. Substantial breakfast with plenty of choice all cooked to perfection. Our room was a little smaller than we would have preferred, but comfortable and suitably equipped

David & Lorraine Deverson - 20th Jun, 2011
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A Delight
Beautiful building, lovely rooms, very idividual, wonderful atmostsphere, panoramic views, warm friendly welcome and an amzing breakfast. This is a 'find'. If you're away on a break or travelling on business, one night or a few, this is an idyllic place to eb. Balm for the traveller.

MRs Linda Spur - 18th Jun, 2011
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Friendly And Relaxing
Surroundings idylic, hosts friendly and helpful. Breakfast made a very good start to the day.

If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing, scenic base to explore the many places of interest in the area, look no further.

Mr David Pratt - 10th Jun, 2011
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Cleavers Lyng
We spent a short but very sweet stay at Cleavers Lyng. The tranquility was breathtaking. Comfortable and beautiful surroundings. We will certainly return for more.

Thank you

Mr & Mrs Hinson - 8th Jun, 2011
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Cleavers Lyng
We both enjoyed our stay at Cleavers Lyng, set in a very peaceful location. The reception, hospitality and quality of food was to a high standard. We would stay here again for a weekend away.

Lisa& Nathan Westland - 29th May, 2011
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A Pleasant Change
Lovely house with loads of character in a beautful setting. Made to feel very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed the change from staying in 'plastic' hotels. Would recommend and I intend to use again.

Mr. Graham Scott - 19th May, 2011
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Wonderful Retreat
Cleavers Lyng is a haven of peace well off the beaten track. The accomodation is a wonderful old building full of character and situated in an extremely secluded spot near the foot of a quiet country lane. The views are stunning across a landscape which must be largely unchanged over tha past few hundred years. The upkeep of the beautifully kept gardens must be a full time job for someone. The accomodation is clean and comfortable with an excellent choice of breakfast menu. The hosts and staff are friendly and helpful.

Mr. Paul Myers - 16th May, 2011
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Very Satisfied!
We loved Cleavers Ling. A beautiful house with an uninterrupted view across the South Downs. Quality accommodation with all the little extrasneeded, and discreet good service. We bought our small well behaved dog who was made welcome too. For non dog owners you would be pleased to know that the rooms were immaculate and clean with no sign of dogs being allowed. Will definitely return and have already told my friends about it.

Susan & Mrs Flinders & Gary Flinders - 12th May, 2011
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My wife and I had the good fortune to stay at Cleavers Lyng whilst on business in the area. We stayed in a "French-themed" room, which was absolutely wonderful, and it had the most comfortable bed in the universe.

The house and grounds are beautiful, and the owners charming and very accomodating.

We had a meal at the Indian Restaurant in the village, which was excellent and good value for money, and a few pints of cider at the Brewers pub, again which was an excellent

pub with a great village atmosphere, friendly and welcoming. After half an hour we had become locals, and had a great night.

In all I would rate this venue as one of the best i have stayed in for many a year.

We wanted a relaxing weekend, with good food, good beer, nice surroundings and a plush place to rest our heads. I'm happy to say we found it all at Cleavers Lyng.

Mr Stephen Owens - 10th May, 2011
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