Tag: Hastings

Great picture

A great picture of our bee hives behind the pictorial meadow that we planted last year. Tom took this picture yesterday while he was repairing the garden paths. We are opening the garden in September with some others in Winchelsea to support the local hospice St Mary’s in Hastings (http://www.stmichaelshospice.org/). The Winchelsea Garden Society does this a couple of times more »

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 »

Beautiful South Guest Accommodation of the Year Award

Strand House and Rye Bay Cottage have won Silver in the Beautiful South Guest Accommodation of the Year Awards 2011 having been short listed from over 100 entrants across the South of England. Mary and Hugh went to Denbies Wine Estate last Thursday to collect the award from John Williams, Chairman of Tourism South East. SOUTH EAST’S TOP TOURISM BUSINESSES more »

Special Opening Offer

To celebrate the opening of Rye Bay Bed and Breakfast we are offering a 20% discount on our normal rates to all guests who stay between 15th May and 23rd May, You can even stay in Rye Bay B&B if you want to! Speak to Mary on 01797 226276