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Hop House

(Ref. 986640)

Three Oaks near Hastings, Sussex Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely week away with my 91 year Mum, husband & 2 dogs."

    House & gardens were so well presented. Only negative thing is that there is no tumble dryer.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2024

  • "The cottage was warm and comfortable."

    Zoe and father were friendly and helpful. However the road outside the cottage was extremely busy, there were cars and loud motor bikes to be heard from 6 o`clock in the morning till late evening. The roads to and from the cottage were full of potholes. It was mentioned that it was a semi-detached house but we didn´t expect to hear so much from the neighbours. (washing machine or dishwasher and barking dog).

    Reviewed by Holger3.1Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely gorgeous place to stay very homely beautiful garden beautiful house everything you would need for just a couple ( inc 2 dogs !"

    !) or a whole family - only thing I would say is maybe a king size bed in the master bedroom rather than just a double other than that perfect ✅✅

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Apr 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage Well, furnished and very comfortable Lovely garden - very nicely situated ."

    Everything you needed was provided Spoke to the owners a couple of times while we were there - they were very helpful

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Mar 2024

  • "Hi everything is great- we have spoken with with Roger and Zoe the owners and have given them feed back directly."

    We have already booked to back to go back next year

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Feb 2024

  • "A beautiful property in the countryside ideal for visiting Hastings and other nearby places."

    The garden is dog friendly and the house is very comfortable and beautifully maintained.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Dec 2023

  • "A lovely house in a great position."

    Close to so much but peaceful to stay in. The house was terrifically well appointed with everything one could possibly need. A perfect stay. Thanks

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Nov 2023

  • "First holiday with our dog."

    Realy good cottage and a very friendly housekeeper. Wonderful garden for relaxing and playing with the dog.

    Reviewed by Carsten5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very clean, lots of space."

    Due to the weather (nothing can be done about that) it was chilly in the afternoons and evenings. Somehow the heating didn't do it's job. The smallest bedroom - it can't open the windows. They are meters up in the ceiling. So you can't air the room. Lovely welcoming pack - thanks for that. Beautiful garden with some sunshine (if there is ;-) ) throughout the day.

    Reviewed by Willemina4.4Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property in beautiful setting."

    Well equipped, spacious and, because of its original function, quirky. Amazing garden, our dog loved it. Well located for local attractions.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Oct 2023

  • "This was our second stay at hop house and will definitely come again it is a beautiful house and Zoe and her Dad are lovely."

    Thank you Zoe for the welcome pack you left it was very much appreciated.The weather was a bit hit and miss this time but did manage to sit and have a coffee down the bottom of the lovely garden and watch the horses and sheep . Zoe the new furniture was great and so comfortable love the wide chairs.The garden is completely secure if you have dogs I could not get my little dog to come in even when it rained . I would definitely recommend this beautiful kept house if you are looking for a relaxing break in rural sussex. Janet Shel And Carol. P.S Thanks Zoe for the chest drawers in single b/room (Carol)

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "The house is ideal."

    It is comfortable, well appointed and quiet. Our dogs loved the large enclosed garden. The welcome pack on arrival was much appreciated. We enjoyed a meal at the nearby Three Oaks pub and visited the surrounding towns and attractions, all within easy reach. Zoe was very helpful with any queries and, I don't know how she did it but she managed to lay on some wonderful weather. A very enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is our fifth year coming back to Hop House."

    It feels like a home from home to us. Great base to get out and explore. Would like the board games brought back that were there before covid as ideal on rainy days and saved us going out and buying our own. But apart from that, perfect in every way. The new beds and living room furniture were very comfortable. Our dog loves the enclosed garden to run around. We loved the welcome pack too to settle us in. Thanks again Zoe and Roger.

    Reviewed by Sophia5.0Aug 2023

  • "Enjoyed our holiday here again for the second year running."

    We plan to return again next year.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Hop House was a lovely house to stay in, it was clean and comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped, the garden was beautiful with a large lawn and mature bushes, the perfect place to sit in the morning with a cup of tea."

    We would definitely stay at Hop House again if we holiday in East Sussex again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2023

  • "We had a great time at the Hop House and would definitely book to come back."

    The house and garden were lovely and ideally placed to visit the surrounding area. Would highly recommend a visit to the gardens at Herstmonceux.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7May 2023

  • "A comfortable,well-equipped house with a lovely garden"

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Apr 2023

  • "Warm and comfortable."

    Welcome bread, wine and milk. Close to Hastings and Battle. Plenty to see during a week. Good local pubs for food. Bathrooms were not that clean and this is the main reason for not giving full marks. Dog owners need to be aware that garden is fenced but it is low and road seems to be busy cut through for traffic so you need to be vigilante walking down to footpath. Would benefit from outside light in garden. Paving is slippery and I slid over on the paving sloping down to the gate. Garden was slightly muddy on exit to grass.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Mar 2023

  • "Had a great stay at the Hop House."

    Everything was as stated. Was very well appointed- had everything we needed for our stay. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2023

  • "Hop House is old, beautiful, quirky and full of character."

    Built from old oast houses with lovely circular walls. Very comfortable beds, immaculately clean throughout. Nice ground floor loo and shower room, large, well equiped kitchen dining room. After days out by the sea and walking, my dogs and I enjoyed relaxing infront of the cosy woodburner. Hop House has a beautiful, large, well tended, secure garden. Despite the cold weather there are lots of spring plants/flowers coming up. My two dogs and I enjoyed a wonderful dog friendly, relaxing, peaceful and comfortable week. I hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Feb 2023

  • "Well appointed and very comfortable property with a pleasant dog friendly garden."

    Building had lots of character with first rate fixtures, fittings and supplies. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely welcome pack best ever had only one thing I would say the toilets could be cleaner apart from that great would recommend."

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.1Nov 2022

  • "A lovely cottage made for a home from home all facilities weee great and the cottage surpassed the reviews"

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Nov 2022

  • "We have just had a lovely week at Hop House."

    The house has everything you need for a comfortable stay and is very clean and tidy in a fabulous rural location. Didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Nov 2022

  • "All very nice and clean garden lovely really enjoyed stay"

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Myself and two sisters and my little dog spent 7 lovely days in this beautiful house tucked away in a veery quiet little hamlet in icklesham."

    The house was perfect for us everything we needed was there . The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable,lovely kitchen diner and lounge which is actually bigger than you think from the photos so quirky. Oh the garden well it is as beautiful as the house the views from every window in the house and in the garden are lovely we loved watching the sheep and horses . We were lucky enough to meet Zoe and her Dad (the owners) and they were lovely and well done to her Dad who told us he looks after that garden which is very secure if you have dogs they must both work hard to keep it so nice. Also very central for Hastings,Battle, Rye,Eastbourne ,we also went to Tenderton.we are looking at dates to return to three oaks next year .Thankyou also for the welcome gifts you left us a lovely touch .From the three sisters and Ollie (the dog)

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2022

  • "As always, a lovely stay at Hop House."

    Even during a heatwave, we were kept cool by the shady garden and cool house.

    Reviewed by Sophia5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation, location and support from owner."

    Great local pubs, walks, and nearby beaches. Rye and Hastings close by. We will be reurning.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2022

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable stay in this beautiful house and garden."

    Near to Hastings and lots of places to visit nearby

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0May 2022

  • "Hop Cottage is a lovely holiday, 'home from home’."

    We loved the quirky design of the house and the cosy interior. The kitchen is well stocked and the bedrooms are very comfortable. Zoe was helpful in providing instructions about the house and the local area. We are very glad we chose to stay at Hop Cottage. Three Oaks is also a peaceful and pretty area with lots of places to visit in East Sussex.

    Reviewed by Jessica4.7Mar 2022

  • "We absolutely loved Hop House - it was perfect for 3 friends and two labradors - and somehow managed to combine wonderful coziness with complete practicality - we would definitely recommend it to anyone, and especially families with dogs, looking for a stress-free stay!"

    The location was quiet, and the enclosed garden was very spacious. We cooked in the well-equipped kitchen every night, and enjoyed relaxing in the living room in the evenings - and the beds were lovely and comfortable, too. Zoe (the owner) was great, and recommended some fantastic places to visit - our favourites were beautiful historic Rye, and Winchelsea beach.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Feb 2022

  • "We were extremely pleased with our choice of accommodation, everything was perfect, so comfortable and had everything that we could possibly need to make our stay outstanding."

    . the owners were very warm and welcoming and gave us access to contact them if needed. We would thoroughly recommend this accommodation for anyone wishing to visit this area ,

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Feb 2022

  • "We loved the Hop House with its period features and quirky walls."

    The cottage was clean and comfortable, and well placed for exploring the local area.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay, a very comfortable place with a very well equipped kitchen."

    Zoe was on hand for support. We stayed for the Christmas holiday and the house was decorated lovely, a great tree and lots of cute little Christmas touches around the place. On arrival Zoe had left some essentials such as milk, eggs and mince pies, again a lovely touch. On arrival the cottage was lovely and warm and continued to stay warm though our stay. Good showers , lots of hot water. We didn’t really venture our much, it rained a lot but lovely to be so close to Rye and Hasting places we know well -we live in Brighton- so not far away! A couple of things that didn’t go so well for us, we couldn’t get any signal on TV but we had a amazon Fire stick and internet worked ok on all our d3vices. Also the single bed was very soft and bouncy so we had to put my elderly mum in one of the doubles as she tumbled out in the night, thankfully no major injuries! Would definitely recommend Hop House and would return for another stay.

    Reviewed by Angie3.8Dec 2021

  • "The Hop House is clean and comfortable, a real home from home."

    The house also has a lovely large garden to sit out in which was secure for our dog to roam in. Zoe the owner is very approachable and at hand if required. We definitely recommend The Hop House!

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0Sep 2021

  • "This is a perfect getaway cottage with everything you need, the garden is ..."

    This is a perfect getaway cottage with everything you need, the garden is absolutely lovely the views from every window are beautiful Everything was perfect for our stay Thank you so much Zoe we will hopefully be back to stay in this amazing cottage

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very comfortable house with beautiful garden."

    Lots to do in the local area.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a fabulous week staying at The Hop House, the house itself is situated in a lovely quiet area yet only a short drive away from all amenities."

    It had everything you need for a comfortable stay and the garden is just great for sitting out in & having afternoon tea - it's also nicely enclosed so dogs can wander about in safety. Would highly recommend staying here & with a super pub not far away it's definitely one not to miss!

    Reviewed by Donna4.7Jul 2021

  • "Hop house was clean and well furnished large garden for our dog to run ..."

    Hop house was clean and well furnished large garden for our dog to run around we could not have wished for a better house for our staycation

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2021

  • "It was a beautiful cottage, well presented in a nice area."

    Had all facities we require, cottage was well kept with great gardens. Very nice and helpful owners. We would stay again.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4May 2021

  • "Hop House is an absolutely delightful property with comfortable, cosy and well-appointed interiors, a beautiful garden with stunning shrubs and is perfectly located in quiet countryside, yet just a short drive to the coast and the delights of the seaside."

    The owners were extremely charming, welcoming and friendly and as fellow dog lovers, we were in good company. I would recommend this property to anyone; you will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at Hop House, location was great and our host was very helpful."

    A lovely welcome pack was waiting for us, which had all the essentials. The house and garden was lovely.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Apr 2021

  • "For most of the past 15 years our holidays have been in the UK and therefore we've experienced our fair share of self-catering properties."

    This has to rank amongst one of the best we've had the luxury of renting. Spacious yet cosy, well equipped and comfortable; decorated in a nice "country" fashion and with a lovely quiet enclosed garden for the dog - and to sit out in. During our week we were visited by a rabbit, a heron, a squirrel and even a fox (not all at the same time!) and it was a lovely base to return home to after our days out - or even to just sit around in and do nothing! The wi-fi was good enough for our boys (who are teenagers or almost) to be able to stream their favourite games and shows when they needed to. The location is beautifully quiet yet close enough to Hastings and the sea to not feel like you're in the middle of nowhere (though the small lanes and the speed at which some drivers use them was a bit of a challenge at times!) And the Three Oaks pub is well worth a visit - though a good idea to book at weekends and busy times. The only thing which would have made it even more perfect was if there had been some instructions on the various appliances - in particular the heating (which we did need on one evening).

    Reviewed by Alex4.7Aug 2020

  • "Spacious very clean cottage with large garden which was great for our dogs."

    Good location for beaches and restaurants in and around Hastings which we would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2020

  • "Hop House is a lovely house with a well-kept generous garden - perfect for two adults and three kids."

    The house was immaculately clean when we arrived. The kitchen was one of the best stocked for self-catering we've come across and the beds were amazingly comfy! Zoe and her dad were great hosts and made sure that we knew where everything was. Zoe even called the day after we'd arrived to check we were settled in and happy. The area is perfect, a short drive to all attractions - we did lots of hiking, swimming in the sea and enjoying the sunshine. Aldi is a five minute drive away. In all, we had a great time, thank you.

    Reviewed by Philippa4.7Aug 2020

  • "Owners explained key arrangements as meeting during the current Covid-19 crisis was not possible, everything we needed to know was explained on the telephone by Zoe."

    Excellent WiFi connection handled all of our mobile devices without any problems throughout the property. Very thoughtful welcome pack on arrival too.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful house and garden in a central location, very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2020

  • "Cottage is beautifully laid out with a real, appropriate uniqueness for all the pictures, ornaments, cushions that make for a special holiday."

    Location is ideal for country walks but close enough to Hastings for the necessary town stuff. Truly dog and child friendly. The only thing wrong was the fact we didn't book a second week.

    Reviewed by George5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was perfectly located, warm, comfortable and well equipped."

    The owner met us on arrival, explained a few things and left a small welcome pack. Firewood was included which was a bonus when coming back after a day in the rain. The kitchen had everything we needed, the double beds were comfortable and there was plenty of hot water for the great downstairs shower. I am 6ft 6in and, although the property has beams, they were not an issue for me. Highly recommended if you want a base for exploring south/east Sussex.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Oct 2019

  • "A lovely house with a pleasant garden in a peaceful setting so very relaxing."

    Also great area for exploring.

    Reviewed by Thelma5.0Jun 2019

  • "Our stay came up to our expectations, very relaxing,lovely views and gardens."

    Just what we wanted.

    Reviewed by Reg5.0Apr 2019

  • "Spacious, warm and cosy cottage with a lovely garden which suited our needs."

    Close to coast and country with several NT properties to visit within easy reach. We received a warm welcome and a nice provisions pack. All good.

    Reviewed by Rosemarie5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely house, and very comfortable."

    We and our greyhound, loved the garden. Were able to sit out, when the sun shone. Surrounded by open countryside, very pleasant to walk around. House inside, had everything we needed, plus Netflix on the tele. Nothing to criticise. Would have loved wider beds, as used to a super king, but the rooms, though lovely, might not be wide enough. Would certainly like to return. Well situated, for Hastings, Rye, and Camber Sands. Mad Monday, at the ThreeOaks, 2for1 meals.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Mar 2019

  • "This is a fabulous house."

    Warm and friendly. Zoe made us feel extremely welcome. Everything you needed was provided. Fantastic garden. Could not fault this house in any way. We would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2019

  • "Excellent holiday lovely house lovely people, well exceeded expectations"

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2019

  • "Fabulous house, zoe met us and showed us around."

    Lovely welcome bottle of wine and goodies. Sittuated near Hastings and rye. Lovely walks from the house with the dogs. Everything you need is in the house.

    Reviewed by Janette4.1Dec 2018

  • "Enjoyed our stay."

    Family really lovely people.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Dec 2018

  • "Zoe and Roger were very friendly, there was a nice welcome pack which consisted of brioche rolls, a bottle of wine and other goodies."

    The best part of our stay was going for a walk along Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters and watching the birds feeding on the bird feeder in the large, enclosed and well looked after garden which our dogs loved exploring.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Oct 2018

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage"

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Sep 2018

  • "This was an extremely comfortable and characterful house, well equipped to the highest standard and a much appreciated personal welcome and welcome pack."

    Very quiet rural location but well situated for many sights and walking trails including South Downs Way and Sussex Border Walk. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by M5.0Sep 2018

  • "We wish we could have stayed longer."

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Calor gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with electric oven and hob, microwave, counter fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, 2 x DVD player, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front paved terrace with furniture
  • Enclosed side and rear lawned garden with patio, summerhouse and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Six steps to the front door. Please Note: BBQ's are not permitted at Hop House Please note: This property only accepts bookings starting on a Saturday.

The property

This beautiful cottage forms part of the oast house that stood in lush countryside in Three Oaks near Hastings.

The cottage has been transformed into a lovely holiday home where couples, friends and families can now enjoy time together in this peaceful location.

Immaculately presented throughout, there are three charming bedrooms, a bathroom upstairs and a walk-in shower with toilet and basin on the ground floor making this cottage the perfect choice for a family holiday.

The large, modern kitchen has all that you need to make it easy to prepare everything from a quick snack to a delicious dinner, so you can gather together around the table planning days out over breakfast, or catching up with the events of the day over an evening meal and a bottle of wine, perhaps from one of the two local vineyards.

Then settle down for a good night's slumber with only birdsong to disturb you from your beauty sleep in the morning.

On chilly days, the lure of the woodburning stove together with the deep, comfy sofas will have you settling down to relax the day away, or if you are holidaying in warmer weather then take a book, some sun lotion and settle yourself in the garden, sit back and drift away breathing in the country air.

From just outside your cottage in Three Oaks you will find numerous walks across fields and through forests, along twisted paths and into quaint villages.

The medieval town of Rye is close by as are the historic towns of Battle and Hastings, divided by only a few miles and joined together in 1066 history.

If you are looking for a home-from-home holiday experience, what could be better than a beautiful setting, a cottage full of character and a warm welcome?

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Hastings 4.5 miles; Rye 8 miles; Battle 7.5 miles; Bexhill-on-Sea 9 miles; Camber Sands 12 miles; Tenterden 16.5 miles.

The parish of Three Oaks, near Hastings is made up of cottages, farms, a riding stable, railway station and, most desirable of all, a pub! Three Oaks Pub sits in the heart of this rural landscape and serves delicious meals, as well as hosting regular quiz nights and other evening entertainment. Offering special deals on selected menus, this pub is always popular with local residents who accept that the landlord has his own unique style when serving guests! The railway station has a limited service but does run between Ashford and Brighton, when using the train to arrive remember to travel in the front carriage as the station platform only allows passengers to disembark from this carriage. Quaint and rural, this lovely hamlet is perfect for a relaxing holiday whether it's to re-charge your batteries from the stresses and strains of everyday life, or spend days exploring historic towns and villages, take long walks over beautiful countryside, swim, cycle or ride. Only a short drive away from this tranquil setting is the thriving town of Hastings. Now with its new pier open and proudly accepting visitors from all over the world, this historic town with its fishing boats, shingle beach and fair-ground rides, is a magnet for families looking to enjoy a traditional seaside holiday. The Old Town, famously featured in the Foyle's War TV series, is packed with antique shops, bistros and cafes. Also central London is approx. 90 minutes' away by train from Hastings. You would be easily forgiven for never having heard of this rural haven of Three Oaks, but now you have found it you will be pleased that you have!

Please Note: BBQ's are not permitted at Hop House.

Please note: This property will accept Saturday to Saturday bookings only.