Tag: Battle

Hastings & Battle bid to be City of Culture 2017

Hastings and the wider 1066 area has submitted their bid to be the 2017 UK City of Culture. Along with the usual artistic festivals and events,  a 300 mile march from Stamford Bridge to Battle is planned to commemorate the 951st anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. Unusually the events will also incorporate ones across France charting the journey made more »

Wildflower garden for the summer

Last year we planted an annual wildflower meadow along the side of Rye Bay Cottage and it was a huge success with all the bees and other insects. So we have been watching the new BBC series Sarah Raven’s Bees, Butterflies and Blooms on BBC2 with great enjoyment. Catch it here on i-Player http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01cktgq/Bees_Butterflies_and_Blooms_Cities/ So this year we will be more »

Lovely guest comments

Dear Mary and Hugh We just wanted to say a huge thank you for such a wonderful weekend in your beautiful Bed and Breakfast. It couldn’t have been better, you really had thought of everything. The attention to detail was second to none. You are wonderfully warm, attentive and professional hosts. Every room was beautifully decorated with so many thoughful more »

Valentines Day Dinner

Valentines Day Dinner Enjoy a romantic countryside stay at Strand House with a romantic break for Valentines Day An Orchid for your loved one, a box of hand-made chocolates and a Strand Bear awaiting your arrival. One night bed and breakfast with a Romantic Dinner for two people with 5 courses (including Scallops) and Kir cocktails. 50% off the price more »

Building a Bed and Breakfast -We are open!

It was touch and go but we finally opened before the Easter break! The final installation of the bathrooms was the delay in finishing as the plumbing and tiling took longer than expected. The painting of the interior walls was another mammoth job that was finished at the last minute, especially the red of the hallway but it all got more »