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Old Whyly
Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Downs & Channel Coast, UK
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Old Whyly

A Grade II listed Georgian manor house, dating back to the 12th Century, Old Whyly is a luxury boutique bed and breakfast in an elegant English country house, set within a breathtaking garden and extensive grounds.

Old Whyly offers luxurious accommodation in an historic house, filled with beautiful antique furniture and pictures, and the opportunity to dine and experience outstanding food. The perfect place to escape and enjoy the stunning countryside of the South Downs National Park and the historic attractions of East Sussex.

Your Hosts

Trained in Paris, Sarah is a consummate cook and hostess. She is also immensely proud of her elegant home and breathtaking garden which she has shared with guests for many years. Stay at Old Whyly and experience the very finest of English country house hospitality.


Old Whyly
London Road
East Hoathly
East Sussex

Old Whyly is here: Downs & Channel Coast, The South East , UK

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Old Whyly offers delightful accommodation that can only be described as luxurious comfort and comfortable luxury - a very rare combination. With her clever use of fabric, colour and texture, Sarah has created a perfect example of a distinct, inviting and understatedly luxurious home. Exuding warmth and style, guests will be perfectly looked after in this much loved and historic home.

  • Four luxurious bedrooms, each exuding warmth, style, comfort and sophistication
  • Decorated in exquisite, tranquil wallpapers, three of the bedrooms feature super king size beds and the fourth a double, each ensuite or private bathroom
  • Wonderfully luxurious woollen blankets, deliciously firm pillows and Egyptian cotton sheets and towels, each bedroom surely guarantees the very best night’s sleep
  • Extremely quiet with stunning views of the grounds, the bedrooms at Old Whyly epitomise the very best in luxurious English country house hospitality
  • Relax in the beautiful sitting room where vibrant hues of lime green and fuchsia pink set off stunning antique furniture and fine pictures
  • Enjoy a fabulous breakfast in the elegant dining room where home grown and locally sourced fruit is much in evidence
  • Take a turn around the stunning garden where a private pool awaits and a newly laid tennis court invite a level of exertion
  • In summer, enjoy delicious tea and homemade cake on the sunfilled terrace - the wisteria alone is worth a visit in Spring

Food and Drink

In house cuisine: Breakfast is entirely at the guests’ discretion – full English breakfast with locally sourced bacon and sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms and black pudding, a choice of cereals, homemade natural yoghurt, delicious jams and marmalades, fresh squeezed orange juice, and toast. Continental breakfast is also available.

Old Whyly is well-known as a true foodie paradise and dinner is a highlight of any stay. A talented cook, Sarah's evening meals are celebrated. Home produced or locally sourced, she uses the finest ingredients to create fabulous evening meals or, if you are going to the opera, the most luxurious picnic hampers. 

Eating out: Should eating out be your preferred option, a list of recommended dining places is available and Sarah is always delighted to book the destination of your choice.

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East Hoathly

Old Whyly is located in the heart of East Sussex, close to the towns of Lewes and Brighton, and only ten minutes from Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Beautiful houses, ancient castles and breathtaking gardens abound, all within easy reach of Old Whyly.

  • Drive just four miles and discover the joy of Glyndebourne Festival, widely regarded as one of the world's most inspirational and accomplished opera houses set deep within the English countryside
  • East Sussex is bursting with stunning gardens to visit - spring and autumn colours at Sheffield Park, two of England's greatest gardens at Nymans and Sissinghurst, and the fabulously romantic garden at Pashley Manor
  • Enjoy the outstanding botanical garden at Wakehurst Place, housing the world's largest seed conservation project
  • Visit Bodiam Castle, the most romantic castle in England or Hever Castle, home to Anne Boleyn
  • Less than half an hour away is Penshurst Place, one of the loveliest medieval homes, surrounded by glorious gardens
  • Swing your club at some beautiful local golf courses - East Sussex, Royal Ashdown Forest and Piltdown Golf Club are only a few miles away
  • Or go racing at Plumpton, one of England's most successful jump courses


On the map: Old Whyly is perfectly located for exploring East Sussex and is a mere 4 mile drive from world famous Glyndebourne Festival Opera

By car: 65 miles from London (1 hour and 40 minutes to 3 hours, depending on traffic), and 18 miles from Brighton (40 minutes) 

By train: To Uckfield from London Bridge, then taxi to Old Whyly (5 miles)

By air: To Gatwick International Airport, then hire a car and a 45 minute drive (29 miles) to Old Whyly

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  • Luxury bed and breakfast for Glyndebourne Festival


From £95.00 to £145.00 per night per room, double occupancy, and including afternoon tea on arrival and a full English breakfast.


Bed and Breakfast

From £95.00 to £145.00 per night per room, double occupancy, and including afternoon tea on arrival and a full English breakfast.

Low Season: January to Easter

£95.00 per room, £80.00 single occupancy (weekends not included)

Mid Season: Easter to mid-May and September to January, exc. Christmas & New Year

£125.00 per room, £100.00 single occupancy (weekends not included)

High Season: Mid-May to September and Christmas & New Year

£145.00 per room, £140.00 per room for 2 nights or more (No single supplement available)

Dinner £35.00 per person
Hamper £38.00 per person

Booking Terms and Conditions

  • Special rates are available for shooting parties.
  • Dinner and Hamper are available by prior arrangement only.
  • Bedrooms are not available for single occupancy during the Glyndebourne season.
  • All rooms allocated on day of arrival.
  • Sorry, no credit cards accepted.
  • Reservations should be made by telephone. Call +44 (0)1825 840 216.
  • Deposits are required to confirm all reservations. Deposits are non-refundable.
  • Cancellation charges - it is our policy that should the accommodation not be re-let, you are liable for 30% of the total charges if you cancel within 28 days of the start of your visit, 60% within 13 days and 80% if you cancel within 48 hours.
  • Sorry no wheelchair access.

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Out and About near Old Whyly

  • Arundel Castle
  • Bateman's
  • Battle Abbey
  • Bodiam Castle
  • Borde Hill Garden
  • Charleston House
  • Chartwell
  • Clandon Park
  • Firle Place
  • Great Dixter House & Gardens
  • Hinton Ampner Garden
  • Leeds Castle
  • Lewes
  • Lewes Castle
  • Michelham Priory and Gardens
  • Midhurst, West Sussex
  • Monk's House
  • Nymans
  • Pashley Manor Gardens
  • Petworth House and Park
  • Royal Tunbridge Wells
  • Rye
  • Scotney Castle
  • Sheffield Park & Garden
  • Sissinghurst Castle Garden
  • Standen
  • The Priest House
  • Uppark
  • Wakehurst Place
  • Woolbeding Gardens

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