Here’s a selection of guest comments from our visitor book:


Guest Comments

“Castle Cottage is set in beautiful surroundings and in easy walking distance of Wadhurst, a lovely village with great cafes, shops, and pubs. The cottage was spotlessly clean, bright and roomy. Definitely one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in.” April 2024


“We had a great time here. The house is spacious and well-equipped, and there’s a folder with lots of useful information about local places. We’d certainly stay again and I’d recommend the food from Amthuc Viet, just down the road.” February 2024


“With five adults and a border collie we had wonderful days at the Castle Cottage. As previously mentioned in one of the reviews: the kitchen is equipped with absolutely everything and the spaces clean. The bedrooms are spacious and the living room (even more spacious than the pictures makes look!) a lovely place to relax, dine, play games and read a lovely books. We go to England every year after Christmas to ‘escape’ the fireworks. That worked out very well this year: the peace and surroundings are fantastic. We ate and drank delicious in the Pub The White Hart and even had a very good takeaway from the Indian around the corner. We look back on a lovely break.” December 2023


“A lovely spacious and fully equipped cottage on the castle grounds. Highly recommend.” September 2023


“Lovely visit to see family. We enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage. The view from the upstairs windows is stunning!” August 2023

H and family

“We were attracted to the cottage by the photos of the large comfy lounge and by its location in the grounds of a country house. We were not disappointed on either score. The lounge, like the rest of the cottage is warm, welcoming and of generous proportion. The situation of the cottage is ideal – a quiet peaceful spot with views over the formal castle gardens but just a short walk away from shops and supermarkets. We particularly appreciated the locally produced apple juice and marmalades which awaited us and the basic breakfast provisions which saved us a shop early in the morning. We enjoyed walking across the fields on the estate, meandering through Wadhurst, cycling at Bewl Water and visiting Scotney Castle. We recommend Castle Cottage!” February 2023


“Thank you for this wonderful holiday! We loved everything about it. Hope we will be back!” Jan 2023


“This is a lovely place to stay. The house is big and very well stocked – the kitchen has mostly everything you need. There is a coop 4 mins walk away. The views from the bedrooms are gorgeous, the wood fire stove is a treat! The fields are a few mins walk away where you can go on a walk. Lovely stay.” November 2022


“We really enjoyed staying in the lovely cottage. The view from the bedrooms were amazing and we loved the peaceful walk we went on.” October 2022

L Family

“A most enjoyable week in this delightful accommodation. This cottage provides a really excellent stay. Very comfortable and spacious. Kitchen exceptionally well equipped and good food locally – especially the White Hart.” September 2022


“What a wonderful place to visit on our first vacation to the UK. Lovely house and surroundings. Thank you so much for making it possible to have a private showing of the gardens. We will take back loving memories of this place!” August 2022

Z Family

“We’ve had another wonderful week in this lovely cottage. It’s such a peaceful location & so handy for many National Trust properties. Looking forward to our next visit!” June 2022


“A wonderful place to stay for the wedding of our niece at St Peter’s & St Paul’s and later at the Castle. They were “well married” and we have a great time!” May 2022


“We had a wonderful stay in Castle Cottage. The quality of the towels and bedding was excellent. The beds were really comfortable and the showers were great. The cottage was very spacious and homely. Fiona had, kindly, left local produce, tea, coffee, bread, milk, butter and amazing apple juice. She even acknowledged my birthday with a card and chocolates! The local pubs were hospitable and food was of a high standard. Waking up to the stunning views each day was a treat. We hope to return.” March 2022


“We had a fantastic week in this lovely and well equipped cottage. It’s even better than the photos! Very Comfortable, peaceful, cosy and relaxing. We loved the huge living room /dining room, which was perfect for having local relatives and friends round to eat with us. The dogs loved the nearby walks. Wadhurst is a great wee village with a good choice of cafes, shops and pubs nearby, basically everything you need is on the doorstep. And within easy train or driving distance we had Hastings, Brighton and London. Overall highly recommended! Thank you from us all” February 2022

AC - Scotland

“What a lovely spot, nicely hidden away, cosy with a wood burner and a decent sized kitchen for cooking. We were there for a friend’s bday, big table was great and the place feels very spacious even with 6 adults. Would definitely stay again, 5 stars from us!” November 2021


“A lovely cottage with everything we could have asked for. The kitchen was incredibly well-stocked with utensils/dishes/plates etc, etc and the toiletries/towels etc were of excellent quality. The locally produced jams/apple juice etc. left for us were a particularly nice touch. (And delicious!) Lighting the wood burner and relaxing at the end of a day full of great walks & exploration was an absolute joy. We all loved our stay and can’t wait to return!” October 2021


“Stayed here for a weekend with friends for a wedding. Beautiful cottage with gorgeous views of the castle and valley. Perfect location with easy access to pubs, restaurants and shops. Lovely bedrooms and fantastic living space for pre-wedding brunch. We would definitely recommend to friends.” August 2021


“From the moment we caught sight of Fiona waiting to welcome us to Castle Cottage, my son and husband and I knew we had migrated to the right place. It had taken a lot of research to find CC but it was a gem and so, definitely worth it. The cottage was completely furnished and spotless. Fiona gave us easy advice and excellent recommendations for runs, pub meals, shopping. She was thorough and very invested that we should feel comfortable. She answered every question fully and promptly. So CC became a cozy home. CC was a perfect nexus for all of our explorations of Sussex. We loved coming back after a tiring day, having a nightcap while we relived it all together, before we sank into our comfy beds. Enough provisions awaited us in the fully stocked kitchen to cover our first few breakfasts. This was a thoughtful gesture. We cannot think of a single thing that we found inconvenient, uncomfortable or not perfectly delightful. Thanks for a wonderful sojourn,” July 2021

W. Family

“A wonderful family weekend in a lovely cottage – beautiful countryside. Highly recommend the Vineyard for a meal.” January 2020

S Family, Surrey

“Brilliant weekend, thank you for an amazing time!!” November 2019

S & Family, Somerset

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our stay at the Cottage such a comfortable, memorable moment. Than you for your kindness. We all had the best time.” August 2019

M. & Family, Shropshire

“Had a wonderful stay here so relaxing. Lovely and close to visit my mother. The children and I love being here. We ave been coming here for years. Looking forward to the next trip. There is everything in this cottage to make you happy. Love the new local soap and apple juice from the Castle.” June 2019

K. Family, Kent

“We had a lovely weekend break in this home away from home. It was so peaceful and the cottage so well appointed. Thank you for the treats. We had a great time.” March 2019

DG & Family, Kent

“Thank you very much for arranging that wonderful wine tour experience.  So good to be collected from the Cottage.  It was a lovely day regardless of the weather. All the information on Sparkling Wine, Cider and Organic drinks was fascinating. Now hopefully we will know how to choose a lovely wine. Also, Jamie is an excellent tour guide with fantastic cooking skills. The cottage was so cosy and warm to get back to and relax.” February 2019

DW, Sussex

“A lovely week with family and friends in this comfortable cottage. We enjoy our breaks in Wadhurst. Excellent accommodation. See you again soon!” November 2018

Mr + Mrs S, Hereford
“A fantastic cottage which we stayed in for our wedding at the Castle. Cannot fault anything about our stay or the wedding.  Thank you for making this such a special time and completely stress free.” October 2018
G & G, Kent

“This is our fourth stay here and we have enjoyed it just as much as our first visit. A really comfy cottage and stunning gardens all around within easy access.” June 2018

Mr + Mrs R, Tyne and Wear

“We have had a fab time celebrating my 50th birthday! Lovely cottage with all we needed to relax in the lap of luxury. Thank you.” May 2018

Ms. R and Friends, Wales

“Lovely half term week in Castle Cottage. We all loved the house, warm and cosy, well equipped. Many thanks. ” February 2018

S. Family, London

“Stayed for our son’s wedding at the Castle. Great helpful hosts and lovely accommodation. Would come back again. Many thanks.” December 2017

Mr + Mrs P, Wiltshire

“Great location, warm and cosy – loved the fire! Lovely walks and very dog friendly. Delicious meal at the White Hart Pub. Thank you Fiona – a host who was most accommodating!” November 2017

B. Family, Slough

“What a great place! We loved it!! And everything that you need is in the Cottage. 10/10!” August 2017

Mr & Mrs M, Cape Town, South Africa

“Its our 3rd stay here. We love this cottage, it feels so much like home. The lovely weather meant we enjoyed a picnic on the [Cottage] lawn. Everything is thought of in the Cottage! The children and I slept like logs in cosy beds – luxury!” May 2017

K. Family, Scotland

“Wonderful place to stay and great location! We had a brilliant trip with everything we needed at our finger tips. Very spacious and well stocked cottage – the living room is much larger than you’d expect. We would certainly stay again.” February 2024


“Lovely cottage for larger families! We checked as a family of 6, with children aged between 9 and 18. The pictures don’t do the property justice – the ground floor ceilings are very high which adds luxury to the space. The local area is very nice, it’s easy to see why Wadhurst was voted best place to live in the UK this year. There were personal touches throughout the cottage. All in all a perfect family getaway.” December 2023


“Lovely accommodation, spacious, very clean and in a perfect location for us, due to having family nearby. Lovely bedrooms with gorgeous views. Kitchen has everything you can want and we were provided with breakfast bits by our amazing host.” August 2023


“We stayed in [Castle Cottage] as our son was getting married at Wadhurst Castle. The cottage is an ideal place to stay if you’re going to a wedding there- just across the courtyard.
The breakfast items left for us was a great touch (and delicious) saving us from having to go to the shop after a long journey.
The cottage itself is lovely. Large rooms, clean with everything you’d need and beautiful views out of the bedroom windows.
Wadhurst itself has lovely tea rooms, 3 supermarkets and a couple of pubs as well as other shops selling local produce. We had Sunday lunch at The White Hart (10 min walk from the cottage) which was delicious.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the cottage to anyone wanting to stay in the area. ” June 2023


“A beautiful house, with everything you would need, from big towels to loads of cups, gorgeous tea and fresh bread. The bedrooms are large and I would recommend everyone to wake up early enough to see the sun rise over the castle. So stunning! ” February 2023


“Beautiful place with great views from the bedrooms. Warm with a lovely wood burner in a very large and comfy sitting room. Excellent showers and a well equipped kitchen. Worked beautifully for a group of 5 adults and lots of cooking for supper. The place was really dog friendly – with dog bowls, towels and mat and a small enclosed garden/driveway.

Great views and well situated for walks and pubs and a little shopping in Wadhurst. We walked to Bewl Water from the cottage, and also did 8 mile loop around Mayfield (with a pub stop with great pigs in blankets). Had a wonderful time. Thanks!” December 2022


“We spent our early-Xmas here and it was lovely. The house and the surroundings are beautiful, exactly what we were looking for. Thank you!” December 2022


“We’ve had another super week in this cottage. Stunning views of so many wonderful gardens full with fantastic autumn colour.” October 2022


“Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the very spacious accommodation. All beautifully presented and we enjoyed the local provisions.” September 2022


“Beautiful place, it would be lovely staying here anytime but was perfect for celebrating our wedding next door.” July 2022


“This is our first holiday for just over 2 years. It has been a most idyllic start to our new holiday adventures. There is a special friendly feel to the cottage, the garden and the surrounding area. Thank you so much, we reluctantly returned home, happy and relaxed.” May 2022


“The most perfect place to stay. The house and surroundings, and the thoughtful extras and the warm welcome ensured we returned home well rested and happy. Thank you.” May 2022

D. Family

“A fantastic property. The rooms are so much bigger than they look in the photos. Lots of space for 6 of us to relax round the fire after a long walk. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook and we enjoyed sitting round the lovely large dining table. Thank you for all the welcome goodies. We had a great few days here and hope we can return.” February 2022


“We had a lovely stay at Castle Cottage for New Year. The cottage had everything we needed – big bedrooms, plenty of bathrooms and lots of spacious living space. As well as plenty of kitchen utensils and crockery, as we cooked most of the time. Perfect for a group of six. Location is fantastic and Wadhurst is a charming village, with everything we could’ve needed. Food in The White Hart was delicious and there’s lots of walks from the village through picturesque countryside – take walking boots or wellies for the mud!” December 2021


“We had a fabulous stay in Castle cottage, it really was a find! we travelled with our 5 month old daughter and it was super having so much space, private parking and stunning views of the castle itself. Wadhurst was lovely to potter around and there were lovely walks to bewl water – bedgebury forest is also well worth a visit! thanks for the kind welcome basket too!” November 2021


“Brilliant spacious cottage, rooms even bigger than photos suggest. Really recommend booking if you are having or attending a wedding at the castle made everything very convenient.” August 2021


“We stayed here as a family of six plus a dog and were amazed at how clean everything was, Fiona has gone above and beyond to make guests feel safe and looked after. The venue is in a lovely location and Wadhurst is a very pretty village where you can pop to the shops easily. We had a lovely time here and would highly recommend it!” July 2020


“We loved our stay at the cottage – it has beautiful views over fields and the castle, and was quiet and peaceful. The bedrooms were all a good size, and the beds were lovely and comfortable. Fiona was very responsive and helpful, and everything was spotlessly clean. We can’t wait to return again!” April 2021

H., London

“Lovely comfortable, very well equipped and spacious cottage in beautiful surroundings. We had a wonderful stay. Thank you.” July 2020


“Lovely cottage for family wedding. Very well equiped, beautiful location. The sun shone and made it all perfect. Thank you so much.” December 2019

K & Family, Somerset

“Perfect cottage for our daughter’s wedding!! Lovely welcome when we arrived.” October 2019

K Family, Surrey

“Perfect location to Wadhurst Church for our son’s wedding. Well equipped cottage, comfortable sleeping, wonderful views from the bedrooms. Thank you for the delicious lemon cake and for the wonderful sunny weather.” July 2019

T&J, Essex

“Welcome pack was a wonderful touch. Very well appointed – everything we could need! Wood burner just made a great finishing touch. Beds were comfortable and the welcome pack was great – enabling us to do two easy walks straight away. We had a lovely relaxing (and quiet) girls weekend away.” May 2019

D.D., Reigate

“A beautiful cottage. Thank you. A great place to celebrate two birthdays. Visited lots of castles.” October 2018

L., Somerset

“Most enjoyable week, lovely cottage and beautiful surroundings. So peaceful. Thank you from us all.” May 2018

W. Family, West Drayton

“Cosy place to stay and do nothing. Great walks for the dog. Thanks.” April 2018

C. Family, Surrey

“Fantastic week at Christmas. Living room was perfect for 12 of us on Christmas day. Lovely place to stay. Many thanks.” December 2017

S. Family, Yorkshire

“We had a fantastic stay here. The views from the bedrooms were beautiful and overall the house felt cosy and warm, especially with the fireplace. We wanted to connect with England’s stunning countryside and Castle Cottage in Sussex was brilliant in doing just that. We hope to return here one day!” October 2017

H. Family, North London

“A memorable week! Glyndebourne, gardens, village pubs, laughter and sunshine. Very many thanks for making this such a comfortable base.” August 2017

Y. Family and Friends, Conway, Oxford and County Down

“Lovely, comfortable cottage in an ideal situation. We’ve had fantastic weather so visited lots of gardens – perfect timing for the roses. Sissinghurst, Merriments, Pashley Manor & Great Dixter, all looking their best! We also went to Scotney Castle & Hever Castle – both very interesting.

We ate in the White Hart twice – good food, cooked well and the staff are young and very friendly. Very enjoyable week. Thank you.” June 2017

M. Family, Hampshire

“We have really enjoyed our week in this lovely comfortable cottage home – a great base from which to revisit childhood haunts and spend time with family and old friends.”

R. Family, Cornwall

‘Brilliant accommodation, had a wonderful Christmas here.’

Mr & Mrs F, Essex

“Got it recommended by friends of us and really enjoyed it here! Very nice big house and so much to do around here that 1 week is too short! Hopefully come again.”

P Family, Netherlands

“Beautiful setting and very peaceful. A well set up house. We’ll come again next time we’re over.”

C Family, New Zealand

“A lovely place to spend a family Christmas.”

Mrs B, Canada

“We are coming back! That is for sure! Great care was put in selecting all the things needed and the welcome pack in the kitchen is great.”

Mr & Mrs S-B, Belgium