Old Whyly

East Hoathly, Sussex
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1825 840216
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All the luxuries that make a B&B very special - wonderful food, smart rooms and a garden replete with pool, orchard, tennis and lake


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

Breakfast in a light-filled, chinoiserie dining room – there’s an effortless elegance to this manor house, once home to one of King Charles’s Cavaliers. Bedrooms are atmospheric, one in French style. The treats continue outside with a beautiful flower garden annually replenished with 5,000 tulips, a lake and orchard, a swimming pool and a tennis court – fabulous. Dine under the pergola in summer: food is a passion and Sarah’s menus are adventurous with a modern slant. Glyndebourne is close so make a party of it and take a divine ‘pink’ hamper, with blankets or a table and chairs included.


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner, 3 courses, £42. Hampers £45. Pub/restaurant 0.5 miles.


Nightly price
from £120
Singles by arrangement.
2 Twin/doubles
From £120
1 Double
From £120
1 Twin/double
From £120



Staying in this beautiful house was an absolute pleasure. It really is comfortable and we were given a great welcome by Sarah and her team. The garden is outstanding. We were cooked a particularly delicious breakfast and we have already booked to return soon. Highly recommended.

Katie, Alnwick

A friend & I were shooting in the area of this lovely house and needed an overnight stay with both B&B plus supper. On arrival I was greeted by Sarah and her housekeeper with a welcoming pot of tea and some cake near a roaring and warming fire. After a hot shower, a splendid dinner with wine was served in the dining room after which we retired to the drawing room for a very pleasant digestif . Following a sound sleep a hearty breakfast beckoned, which set us up for the day's shooting ahead! Thank you Sarah and housekeeper for a lovely, comfortable stay with you. We would come again!

Peter, London

We had a lovely 4 day break at Old Whyly, and enjoyed Sarah's warm hospitality and the comforts of the beautiful house. The house is well-situated for walks on the Downs and for swimming in the sea at Eastbourne, as well as easy access to any number of fine places to visit.

Bronwen, LONDON

Lovely house & setting & very welcoming atmosphere. Sarah is a wonderful host & cook. We enjoyed our stay very much. Our bedroom was beautifully furnished & the large bed was very comfortable. We had a bijou en suite bathroom with a great shower. The breakfast was delicious & it felt as though nothing was too much trouble. The gardens are stunning. Puzzle Sarah's dog is a delight & very friendly and help make the lovely house into a real home.

Victoria, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sarah Burgoyne

  • Glyndebourne Opera House
  • Charleston Farmhouse (10 miles) Home of the Bloomsbury Group
  • Pashley Manor Gardens (17 miles) Fabulously romantic garden. Winner of the HHA/Christie's Garden of the Year Award. 'One of the finest gardens in England' Outstandingly good cafe.
  • Sissinghurst Vita Sackville-West's stunning garden
  • Sheffield Park (12 miles) National Trust property. Spring and Autumn colours
  • Lewes (7 miles) Beautiful medieval county town with castle and full of art & antique shops