Among the beautiful countryside of the South Downs, this heritage-listed country house dates back to 1577. Rooms with free Wi-Fi overlook 1.5 acres of peaceful landscaped grounds.

With a flat-screen TV, DVD player and private bathroom, the Cleavers Lyng’s bright, airy rooms are each well-furnished. All have wonderful views, while some are furnished with antiques.

Locally sourced and seasonal home-grown ingredients are served as part of the delicious full English breakfast. A lighter selection of toast, croissants, fruits, yogurt and homemade marmalade are also available.

Cleavers Lyng 16th Century Country House’s character and history is demonstrated by the original inglenook fireplace in the lounge.

The famous Hastings Battlefield, which defines the region, is a 20-minute drive away. Closer by, guests can take a pleasant 10-minute walk through the countryside to Herstmonceux Castle Estate.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Cleavers Lyng 16th Century Country House has been welcoming guests since May 10, 2011

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 full bed
1 twin bed
1 full bed
1 king bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • Hi, Do you do gluten free options for breakfast ?
    WE can offer glutton free bread on request.
    Answered on 20 September 2021
  • Hi, I can't see when I'm booking a dog section... I have one small dog that will be with us, would it be better to ring the hotel and book. Many thanks
    We would prefer for you to ring to book a dog in. Thank you.
    Answered on 21 July 2021
  • do you have a room available for 1 adult and 1 assistants dog 16 - 20 July please . Thank you
    Hello , I am very sorry but have only just seen your question. It is ok to come with a service dog but I do not have a room available from the 16th t..
    Answered on 9 June 2021
  • is there an enclosed outside area for two small dogs?
    Sorry we have a very large garden, dogs should be kept on a lead. Lots of walks from our door however.
    Answered on 3 July 2021
  • Hi - we’ve just booked the double room with balcony for 2 days in May. Could I just check that the room has an en-suite bathroom. Many thanks
    Yes all of our bedrooms are en-suite.
    Answered on 10 April 2022
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Amenities of Cleavers Lyng 16th Century Country House
  • Garden
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Baggage storage
    • Fax/Photocopying
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    • Smoke-free property
    • Hypoallergenic room available
    • Heating
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Sustainability initiatives
    This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

    House rules

    Cleavers Lyng 16th Century Country House takes special requests – add in the next step!


    1:00 PM - 9:00 PM


    Until 11:00 AM


    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    No age restriction

    There's no age requirement for check-in

    Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo Cleavers Lyng 16th Century Country House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


    Smoking is not allowed.


    Parties/events are not allowed


    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print

    Pets are only allowed in the Suite room, subject to availability and by prior arrangement.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Please inform Cleavers Lyng 16th Century Country House of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

    This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

    FAQs about Cleavers Lyng 16th Century Country House

    • Cleavers Lyng 16th Century Country House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Check-in at Cleavers Lyng 16th Century Country House is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

      • Cleavers Lyng 16th Century Country House is 1.3 miles from the center of Herstmonceux.

      • The prices at Cleavers Lyng 16th Century Country House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

      • Guests staying at Cleavers Lyng 16th Century Country House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.6).

        Breakfast option(s) include:

        • Continental
        • Full English/Irish
        • Vegetarian
        • Vegan
        • Gluten-free
        • Buffet