I have Lived in Pyecombe for 25 years and absolutly love living in this unspoilt village. I live in Stable Cottage with my partner and 20 year old daughter, and not to forget our two resident adorable Chocolate Labs aged 3 & 5 that love attention. I love cooking, Walking, Cycling on my new e-bike and the occasional Pint in The Bull, Ditchling . Stable Cottage dates back to the 1890’s and was the original “Three Greys Riding School”. Just one house up from us is the original Village School House, the Chaple and the famous Forge and Church.
After a rainy day on SDW, I entered this lovely stand-alone cottage. Inside I was greeted by soft lighting, classical music, drinks, fresh fruit, and sweets. From my arrival to my departure, Keith did everything to make my stay enjoyable and memorable. He made sure the cottage temperature was to my liking and took care of my wet clothes. The bed is comfy and the continental breakfast filling and delicious. It’s clear Keith delights in making Duck Lodge a perfect stay. If I had to pick one word to describe my time at Duck Lodge, it would be “magical.”
Inside is exceptional, from the underfloor heating to the high tech stereo and sky t.v. Etc.
Keith has thought of everything you may need while you stay, it’s all of a high standard.
Every little detail was meticulously thought of.
We even had full use of their hot tub which was amazing.
Breakfast was lovely and he even messaged us while we out the evening before to ask if my children would like a special breakfast.
I can’t say enough about our stay here it was perfect, thank you very much we will definitely be back and would highly recommend.
Tina, Mark,Teigan and Mason x
We stayed at Duck Lodge while we were walking the South Downs Way which goes right past the door. Keith was very helpful and attentive – he even made me a barista quality cuppocino for breakfast and told us how to buy a cabin like Duck Lodge.
As other reviewers have described, Duck Lodge is luxurious – with Sky TV, a Bose music system, an excellent shower, a comfortable sofa and bed with White Company bed linen, white bath robes, a hot tub etc. etc. There was also a microwave which we used to heat some M&S meals which we bought at a nearby garage.
So far as accommodation goes, Duck Lodge was the highlight of our trip. We would like to go back there and are even thinking of buying a similar cabin ourselves with the information that Keith gave us.
We’d like to start by highlighting how rare it is for us to write a review on trip advisor, with this being the first ever requirement for one of the positive variety. To stop at ‘positive’ would be doing Duck Lodge an utter disservice however, as what Keith has fostered in his back garden is nothing short of fantastic. We were exceptionally well looked after, Keith proceeded to go the extra mile at every turn. After experiencing the perfect balance of quality accommodation and homely touches, resulting in cosiness akin to being an integral layer of a home baked lasagne, it was fair to say we felt truly at ease for our stay. All that, accompanied with Keith’s warm and friendly nature, one night was simply not enough. We were truly spoiled and plan on returning to Duck Lodge for a longer stay very soon.
Whilst cycling the entirety of the SDW my friend and I stayed here at the Duck Lodge. Keith the owner gave us a lovely warm welcome and even rung us on route just to make sure we were ok . Nothing is too much trouble for Keith, a fantasy host. He showed us to the Duck Lodge which is a Wooden chalet style cabin at the end of the garden which has privacy from the main house. The Lodge is brilliantly equipped with all hi Ted gadgets for those who can’t do without technology. Sky Q TV,Bose music system,wifi etc. All furnishings are of the highest quality. The double bed and sofa bed are extremely comfortable much needed after our cycling exploits. In addition to your accommodation lodge is another lodge with your fridge full of goodies which operates on a honesty box system,wine beer,fresh orange juice,milk etc. It’s also handy for storing luggage,cycles etc. You also have a little patio terrace where we took our breakfast the next morning. I’ve stayed at many B&B’s in my time and this is the bench mark for others to aspire too. Thanks Keith for a wonderful stay. I’ll be back in the words of the Terminator lol.
Nothing was to much trouble. One of the nicest places I have stayed in. Highly recommend. You will not be disappointed. The setting is superb and although I did not use the hot tub it looked fantastic.
Everything was as advertised but better. Breakfast arrangements perfect for my purposes and location ideal for my visit to Shoreham the following morning. Would definitely recommend to anyone seeking peace and quiet
We had only a short visit to Sussex and needed to be in this area. After a long walk over the beautiful Downs we were glad to get to our B&B and find is warm and welcoming. Duck Lodge has been designed with style and comfort in mind. It is also very private and suitable for any season of the year. In good weather you could also sit outside by the French windows, and have a go the hot tub! Breakfast was an ample, continental style affair with plenty of hot coffee and tea. You help your self from fridge so again your privacy is not compromised. A short walk away was a very good pub for dinner – nice not to be getting in the car again to go for a meal. The village is small but very pretty. There is a lot of noise from the roads that surround Pyecombe but once you are in the cabin this is not intrusive. Keith is a very friendly and helpful host.
A fantastic room with everything needed for a really comfortable and private stay. Keith is a fantastic host who has clearly thought of everything. My mum and dad said they wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again.
It took me a while to find somewhere outside Brighton which had a sense of luxury to it and this is just the place. Even more important, Keith welcomes you so warmly and is such a helpful and kind host. He’s thought of everything. Breakfast is included in your night away PLUS use of the incredible jacuzzi – blissful after walking in the Downs. Loved it!
I stayed at Duck Lodge for one night on my way to an interview. The warm welcome from Keith on my arrival (after a long journey) was fantastic. The room was perfect, and included a very comfortable bed, freshly baked croissants for breakfast and brilliant facilities. With a hot tub available for guests to use as well, I will definitely be making a return visit on my next trip to Brighton.
We loved our stay at duck lodge on our recent 3 day break in Brighton and the South Downs. The exclusive log cabin lodge is immaculately presented and furnished to a very high modern standard, With the latest sky Q, Bose sound system and modern furnishings. Keith is a lovely host and very helpful. The use of the hot tub in the garden is a lovely plus point with great views over the South Downs. A great stay and we will definitely be back soon!
After a lovely day of wet and windy walking, we were so pleased to see Duck Lodge. It was so warm and comfortable with everything we needed for a relaxing overnight stay. We enjoyed having our own space, but greatly appreciated the welcome we received from Keith who was the perfect host (and even drove us to the fantastic Bull Pub in Ditchling).
Keith has taken great care with this cabin, it is beautifully decorated and generously equipped. The bed is comfy, the towels are big and fluffy, the cabin is warm and Keith provides very generous supplies for a diy breakfast and tea/coffee and biscuits. He was really helpful on arrival and gave us a great recommendation for where to eat. There are lovely views from outside the cabin over the downs and the path to the cabin is well lit – but he even supplies a torch in case you need extra help. A great stay and thoroughly recommended.
This was Just right for walking the South Downs Way. Very good and friendly. There’s even a hot tub. Good pub just five minutes away. I stayed while walking the South Down Way from Winchester to Eastbourne.
We stayed at Duck Lodge and were very happy with the facilities. The Lodge is modern, cosy and complete with everything you could need to make your stay comfortable (shower toiletries, dressing gown, hair dryer, towels etc). The Lodge location is great, we travelled easily by bus into Brighton and by foot across the South Downs. The host Keith is helpfuld and friendly, he offered us advice on local pubs we could walk to. One minor point is that the hot tub is very close to the main house but this didn’t matter too much for us. I’d definitely recommend staying here. Thanks Keith!
My fiancé and I needed a night or two in accommodation whilst we walked the South Downs way this week and found this excellent lodge in Pyecombe, a lovely village with a very pretty church and local pub serving great food. On arrival Keith the amiable host greeted us warmly and took us down a pretty paved garden path at the rear of the main house to the wooden lodge house at the foot of the garden.
A warm, cosy, welcoming space greeted us. Keith took the time and trouble to show us all the facilities and talked enthusiastically about Pyecombe and gave us great tips for walks and local pubs.
After setttling in after a long day we took his advice and had a fantastic late afternoon meal at the local pub The Plough just down the hill and returned to relax with a bottle of wine in the amazing hot tub which is more near the house than the lodge but has wonderful views to the Downs.
A very high standard of accommodation, spotless, friendly knowledgeable host, a great breakfast, a fantastic location.
We will be back!
I stayed at Duck Lodge for one night on a mini break/ walking weekend and I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone. The location is perfect for walks on the stunning South Downs and it’s also near Brighton and various wonderful little villages with excellent walks, pubs etc. Pyecombe village itself is lovely with a beautiful church and a pub/ restaurant. Duck Lodge is a charming Scandinavian style cabin with a double bed, en-suite (shower and WC) and a sitting area. It is beautifully decorated, warm and cosy. A luxurious accommodation but still feeling relaxed and comfortable. There is television, tea and coffee making facilities and a delicious continental breakfast! Next to the cabin is a shed where you can hang your coats, leave your muddy boots, crampons and walking sticks etc. I stayed in Winter but there is also a beautiful mini court yard style area outside the cabin with table and chairs, perfect for the warmer months. The cabin and shed are secure and well lit.
Keith, the owner greeted me warmly and was friendly, welcoming and relaxed and also extremely helpful with great knowledge of the area. Nothing was too much trouble, he made sure my stay in the beautiful Duck Lodge was enjoyable and very memorable! I honestly didn’t want to leave the next day and I will definitely be back!