Luxury guest house in Hastings
Spa hotel in Sussex
Health Centre, Gluten Free, Dairy Free,  I B S, Candida albicans
Well Being, Holistic Health, Diet, Therapies, Massage
Spa, Diet, Well Being, Detox, Health Centre
Luxury hotel bedrooms
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About The Cloudesley

With spa facilities and no televisions (but free WiFi), the intention is to create a boutique hotel / luxury Bed and Breakfast experience that stands apart from convention.

The holistic therapists here are all highly qualified and talented at what they do. Hopefully, you will sleep very well and in great comfort after a treatment. It's not necessary to be a hotel guest to enjoy a treatment, non residents are welcome via prior appointment. If you are staying, massage or any of our other therapies can be booked in your room or the dedicated therapy room. Please view the therapies page for further information.

With reference to sleeping well, the beds in particular are also of the highest quality. They are far beyond the quality of what you might expect in an average B&B. One of the most frequently asked questions is 'Where did you buy your beds?'.

The Cloudesley is also a specialist establishment that does not simply cater to special diets but a place where advice on diet and nutrition is freely available and freely offered. Gluten, sugar, yeast and dairy-free diets are always available. There is of course, also a conventional menu for those who simply enjoy good food and we are not afraid to experiment and to try out bold and new culinary ideas. Our special omelets with Courvoisier and Armagnac are becoming quite popular.

We don't use microwaves and only Himalayan crystal salt is used for cooking, and our ingredients are as fresh and organic as possible. When in season, fresh fruit, berries and herbs are collected from the garden or purchased from local orchards and growers.

In good weather the patio is a wonderful sun trap at breakfast time but we now also offer a limited dinner menu. You are welcome to invite friends for drinks and snacks in one of the two reception rooms, or for lunch or dinner in the dining room. An alcohol licence with food for up to 40 non-resident guests makes The Cloudesley suitable for business functions, events and special occasions. If you book all rooms, including bedrooms, up to 50 people can be catered for.

The art, gardening and photography books, scattered in all the guest rooms and the drawing rooms, are the collection of a lifetime.

Please review the visitor attractions page for local vineyards, gardens, castles and other things to do and places to visit in and around the local area.

For further information on other facilities, please view the facilities page.



The Cloudesley ethos is to seek better ways to protect the environment whilst looking for means to reduce energy consumption. Three large solar panels on the roof substantially cut down on natural gas usage, bringing hot water to the showers.

In-house laundry is undertaken with 'eco balls' that cost about £30 and last up to 1000 washes. They work via aionic surfactants, negating the need for vast quantities of washing powder, while reducing pollution to the water system. Other kitchen and household cleaning materials are free of harmful chemicals and toxins, the use of which we try to keep to an absolute minimum.

Always available, also, are selections of fluoride-free toothpastes for those who are aware of the dangers of fluoride, as found in conventional toothpastes. If, however, as our guests, you insist on traditional fluoride toothpaste, we will nevertheless supply it for your room but you should know that fluoride toxicity is not only cumulative but destroys collagen. Collagen is an essential component of skin, muscle and ligaments. In the longer term, fluoride accumulation can also destroy bone and thus could be a contributing factor to arthritis. On skin, it can cause premature aging. For further information on toxins we try to avoid, please review my essay on diet and arthritis (which, while targeted at those who suffer from arthritis, could be equally applied to sufferers of diabetes and other ailments.

Soaps and shampoos in the rooms are SLS and paraben free. These substances, like fluoride, are also carcinogenic and have long-term adverse effects on the body. We are trying to rid or severely limit our use of these additives.

As for food, all efforts are being made to find local suppliers for fresh fruit and vegetables, quality meats and poultry. As far as possible, produce bought is organic and pesticide free.

Rather than using pesticides in the garden, hot cayenne pepper mixed with 5% spent cooking oil and liquid soap in water has been a highly effective deterrent against slugs and snails.

If rubbed around stems and even the rims of pots of favorite plants, the raw chillie itself is an equally effective pest deterrent. (Not a good idea to rub your eyes after having handled it though!).

The garden is not simply a place for pleasure but experimentation with planting and food production, as far as possible working with nature rather than against her. Wildflowers and weeds are allowed space here and there, encouraging beneficial insects and a natural balance.

 

Climate Change, however, is another matter: Please read -

CLIMATE CHANGE: THE CLOUDESLEY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

 
       
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