Welcome to the Lower Crabb Country b and b Blog ……

So here we are early May and the wedding season has started, not to mention little getaways from London…we love last minute bookings.

one of the best comments of the weekend….a little girl said on arrival…

’wow mummy this is amazing!’ About the Hidden cottage and it’s field. Out of the mouths on babes, as they say.  Thankyou Victoria!

After five years in April it is about time we had a little blog just to record something of life at Lower Crabb.  I never cease to be amazed by just how lovely our guests are.  We are flattered when you choose to stay with us..we try to keep out of your way …but are here if you need us.

enjoy breakfast in our breakfast room and a little chat or simply have croissants delivered to the door and relax in peace!

Nearly everyone is interesting and one of the major bonuses of running a b and b is hearing all the exciting things people do in their leisure time.  I love the way you recommend places for us to visit.

Such as the lovely lady from Tankerton, Whitstable, Kent…who recomended we go to Whitstable for a weekend…gorgeous.  A rare weekend off and we will return again and again..

Our first guest was a charming lady researching where she used to live pre first world war.  Tales of thatched hay stacks and jolly farmers.  A man from Australia who was ‘shipped out’ as a child (the Sunshine babies) from Mayfield, England.  Not at all bitter and now living on the beautiful Australian coast.  But with terrific tales of Mayfield in wartime with spitfire pilots flying down the high street to wave at the village school children in the playground!  Luckily I have some of these tales for my guests to see on DVD interviews.

What better a compliment than the people who stayed here the night before and after(!) their weddings! Thankyou.  Our two terriers, Hector and Bob loved the preparations with bridesmaids, flowers, hairdressers and champagne.

Luckily we are very near the Olde Palace in Mayfield for weddings and of course Wilderness wood for those that prefer the outdoors.  It is fab to feel a little included in the party!  The guest who wrote…’it is like coming home’ in our visitors book…how perfect is that?!

ladies visiting gardens such as Sarah Raven and the open gardens scheme.

many National Trust houses within easy, easy reach.  We love Batemans and Scotney castle.

if you stay in the Stables or Hidden cottage…bring your little dog and visit Cooden beach and then go to the hotel for tea or….the new trendy gin bar!  Yes, it’s true!   Or visit the Lamb in Wartling and walk behind on the Pecensey levels…absolutely love it three!  The pub is owned by celebrity antiques dealer…james Braxton and his family…who are charming.   We like the decor and record player particularly!

Guests, including last minute romantic breaks, anniversary(yes we have had a proposal here!) cool hat makers from Hackney(sorry I love creative people), weddings, antiques buying trips, just a day away…please consider us, but most of all have a great time.