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Bridge House – perfect for a winter weekend!

One of our guests recently wrote to us telling us about the wonderful time they had at Bridge House, in the seaside village of Pett Level.  As autumn gets into full swing this is a great time to escape the city and head down to spend a relaxing weekend by the sea…

We had such a great weekend at Bridge House.  Arriving late on Friday night we really didn’t know what to expect and got to the house without dramas and the two smallest children were fast asleep.  We settled them into bed and found a lovely welcome pack with a delicious bottle of wine and some crisps.

Lovely kitchen dining area

Great kitchen dining area

The house was warm and cosy, the wood burner in the corner of the kitchen gives off a wonderful heat and we had a look round the place – everything was so clean and well organised, happy to be settled and excited about exploring the next morning.

Lovely bedrooms, so cosy

Lovely bedrooms, so cosy

After a good breakfast of freshly baked croissants and steaming hot coffee, we decided to go into Rye to get some supplies and have a look around.  What a charming little town!  Steeped in history, from the Rye gates and pirate stories, we walked up the cobbled streets, chancing upon a wonderful pottery,077 Rye Pottery, just could not resist and bought the sweetest sugar bowl as a memento of our visit to East Sussex!

072Got home and made soup for lunch, plus bought yummy fresh bread rolls and a cake (didn’t have the cake for lunch!).

Fishing boats at Rye

Fishing boats at Rye

We’d gone to the harbour and managed to buy some delicious fresh fish for supper, so planned to make a fish pie.


Fresh fish from the harbour!

Had a lovely walk on Pett Level in the afternoon, got back, and found a film that we could all watch,

All very comfortable

All very comfortable

it was so cosy with the fire warming the room!

Hastings is renowned for the Old Town – I had been told by a London friend before we set off and so I was keen to explore.  We set off on the Sunday.  Was not expecting the Jerwood Gallery, and was completely blown away by it!!  Such an amazing town, with lovely little cafes, art galleries and antique shops where I was in heaven!  The rest of the family went to find out about the vernacular railway and have an ice-cream and we met up later for lunch. The pebbled beach is a perfect place for an afternoon walk in the brisk sea air, you can wander to the fish huts to buy your fresh fish from the fishermen and of course enjoy the arcades and crazy golf.

Before we left we went to a cafe for a cup of tea and of course we couldn’t resist that scrumptious slice of cake!  We had talked about going to Camber Sands, heard there is so much to do there – you can even go horseriding – and it’s only 5 mins by car from Bridge House!

Riding on Camber Sands

Riding on Camber Sands

Renowned for its rolling sand dunes and mile long stretch of sandy beach, we will have to leave it for another visit.  Packing up the car, it felt as if we had been away for a lot longer than just a weekend, next time we will come back in summer to explore the hidden rock pools and have a paddle in the sea, apparently at low tide you can see the surreal ice age forest appearing from the water, got to do that too!

If you would like to find out more about our seaside cottages, just call our friendly team on 01227 464958 or email info@mulberrycottages.com 7 days a week.

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