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45 luxury cottages and self catering accommodation in East Sussex, South East England. A range of superb quality cottages across East Sussex.

 
 
 
 
 

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The Oast House in Nutley, East Sussex, South East England

The Oast House, Nutley, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £794 to £ 2125

Self catering accommodation in Nutley sleeps 8.

Features include: • Swimming Pool • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: Lovingly restored, this is an unusual detached period barn with a wealth of exposed beams nestling in the owner’s 15 acres of grounds. It has its own small garden area and is situated on the edge of the Ashdown Forest. This area offers 6,500 acres of open heathland on the highest sandy ridge top of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Despite its name, woodland makes up less than 40% of the total area. Sheep, cows and goats graze freely side by side amidst the walkers and motorists. The area is also known the world over as the home of A.A. Milne’s character Winnie the Pooh. Visit the Ashdown Forest Centre to learn all about the forest. Take a llama for a walk at the Ashdown Forest Llama Park, or visit Heaven Farm with its farm museum, craft shop and tea rooms. Close by, Sheffield Park Gardens (National Trust) offers 120 acres of ’Internationally renowned landscape gardens’. Experience Pullman dining at the preserved all-steam Bluebell Railway. Standen, a Phillip Webb Arts and Crafts house is now owned by The National Trust and makes an interesting visit or sample local produce at Barnsgate Manor Vineyards. Use of owner’s heated indoor swimming pool by arrangement. Shop and pubs mile.

Beamed living/dining room with sloping ceilings and French doors at each end to terrace. Kitchen with electric gas range (for cooking) and tiled floor. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: Small galleried landing. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over freestanding clawfoot bath and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.




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Thornsdale - Thornsdale Oast in Iden, East Sussex, South East England

Thornsdale - Thornsdale Oast, Iden, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 10
Weekly prices from £915 to £ 2295

Self catering accommodation in Iden sleeps 10.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 10

Accommodation overview: This attractive detached house set in the owner’s grounds provide spacious holiday accommodation situated at the end of a mile-long lane in glorious rural surroundings. Pet friendly and offering a plethora of walks on the doorstep, the cottage offers a superb self catering base. There is a public footpath leading off the owner’s drive providing miles of walks across open countryside. A trip to picturesque Rye enables visitors to sample local foods at the Wednesday morning farmers market which is held at Strand Quay. By taking a stroll along the cobbled streets, there is also the chance to buy a memento from one of the many independently-owned shops and boutiques, art galleries and potteries - or even start Christmas shopping from the wide selection of goods available! Also worth a visit are Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Camber Sands and Camber Castle – this area of saltmarsh protects some very special wildlife, and footpaths lead to four birdwatching hides. The picturesque market town of Battle makes for an enjoyable day out, as well as Hastings, the Sealife Centre and Pevensey Castle (where the Romans invaded). The area is also well known for its local vineyards including Chapel Down and Seddlescombe. A trip to Tenterden - often referred to as the Jewel of the Weald - is an alternative and, for garden lovers, Sissinghurst (NT) is not to be missed. Further National Trust places to visit include Smallhythe Place, Scotney Castle and Bodiam Castle. Day trips to France are possible with the Channel Tunnel a mere 30-minute drive. Shops and pub 1½ miles.




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The Cart Lodge in Hooe, East Sussex, South East England

The Cart Lodge, Hooe, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £404 to £ 771

Self catering accommodation in Hooe sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: This converted single-storey detached holiday barn with two shower rooms lies adjacent to the owners’ and is beautifully presented and enjoys far reaching views. The village of Hooe was once surrounded by sea although 2 miles from the coast now, it is possible that William the Conqueror landed here. The remoteness of the area and distance to the sea made this an ideal smuggling haunt and the landlord of the Red Lion, James Blackman, was a member of the Groombridge Gang in the 18th century. Pevensey Levels are an ornithologist’s and walker’s delight. Pevensey is one of the south’s leading locations for windsurfing and water sports. Battle takes its name from the 1066 battle, and was once home to one of the country’s largest gunpowder works. Shop 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

Living/dining room with wooden floor and French doors/kitchen. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet with slate floor. Two steps up to double bedroom. Shower room with toilet and slate floor.




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Stonehouse Farm Cottage in Crowborough, East Sussex, South East England

Stonehouse Farm Cottage, Crowborough, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £315 to £ 611

Self catering accommodation in Crowborough sleeps 2.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Swimming Pool • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Converted to a high standard, this attractive holiday cottage resides within 60 acres of woodland and fields with abundant wildlife and is accessed via a mile long track. Single-storeyed and detached, it makes an ideal base for fishing (with access to carp ponds) and walking within the High Weald, an AONB. Royal Tunbridge Wells is 7 miles, Groombridge Place Gardens and the Enchanted Forest 5 miles and the Bluebell Railway 7 miles. Easy access to London by train (about an hour). Riding, rock climbing and golf locally. Motorbikes are welcome. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Step up to spacious living/dining room with gas ‘wood burner’, oak floor and two sets of French doors to decked balcony. Kitchen. Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.




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Udiam Farm Cottage in Bodiam, East Sussex, South East England

Udiam Farm Cottage, Bodiam, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £318 to £ 557

Self catering accommodation in Bodiam sleeps 2.

Features include: • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview:

Set in 20 acres of farmland, this thoughtfully renovated, detached holiday cottage lies within the owner’s grounds by the farmhouse formerly the Guinness Hop Farm, overlooking the River Rother and part of the Kent & East Sussex Steam Railway (used around six times a year for special events) - its trains steam through 10½ miles of countryside from Tenterden to the moated Bodiam Castle. Walk to the castle via footpaths from the cottage. Visit Battle Abbey, Scotney Gardens, award-winning vineyards or beaches at Hastings and Camber. Shop 21/2 miles, pub 1½ miles.

Living/dining room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only), limestone floor and bi-fold doors to terrace. Galley-style kitchen with stable door and limestone floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Shower room with double shower, twin basins and toilet. Wooden window shutters throughout.

  • Elec, full oil CH (underfloor in living/dining room, kitchen and shower room), bed linen and towels inc
  • T/cot
  • Freeview TV
  • M/wave
  • Laundry service and use of freezer by arr with owner
  • Terrace with furniture
  • Shared 20-acre grounds
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Homemade evening meals and cookery day by arr with owner
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: River, 20 yds.



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Holly Cottage in Pett, East Sussex, South East England

Holly Cottage, Pett, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 9
Weekly prices from £681 to £ 1636

Self catering accommodation in Pett sleeps 9.

Features include: • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 9

Accommodation overview: Peacefully situated and enjoying splendid views over the local countryside, this spacious detached house is placed back from the quiet village road. It has been skilfully refurbished to a good standard, and makes an ideal holiday destination for two families or one extended family. Pett is a charming village, with a post office/shop (open Monday to Friday), butchers’ and two pubs serving excellent food.
The unspoilt shingle beach, about a mile away, is good for rock pooling and fossil hunting. It is also a haven for birds and there is a public hide at Pannel Valley Nature Reserve near Pett Level. The sandy beach and dunes at Camber are a short drive away. Also nearby are the picturesque village of Winchelsea and the medieval town of Rye with its many antique shops, tea rooms, historic inns, fine restaurants, and 12th-century tower. Here there is also a museum housing a number of relics from Rye’s past, and a lovely art gallery that houses temporary exhibitions by local artists as well as a small permanent collection of works by artists associated with Rye.
This a popular holiday place all year round with plenty of sites to visit locally, including Battle with its abbey ruins, Hastings with its 1066 links and smugglers’ caves, and Tenterden with its steam railway. There are also many National Trust houses and beautiful gardens within easy reach, including Bodiam Castle, Smallhythe Place and Batemans. Ashford, 30 miles away, offers day trips to France by Eurostar. Alternatively there is a ferry crossing at Dover. There are many scenic walks in the area, both coastal and inland, and it is common to see ramblers in the village, mostly heading for the popular pub! Also locally, there is golf, riding, cycling, sea and freshwater fishing. Post office/shop opposite.

Spacious open-plan living/dining room with ceramic floor tiles and underfloor heating. French windows to large garden. Modern, well-equipped kitchen with door to garden. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 4ft 9in bed and TV, one with additional single sofa-bed (for +1), one with French windows opening onto small balcony overlooking this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower, shower cubicle and toilet.




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Haremere Hall in Etchingham, East Sussex, South East England

Haremere Hall, Etchingham, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 13
Weekly prices from £1904 to £ 3217

Self catering accommodation in Etchingham sleeps 13.

Features include: • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Swimming Pool • Golf near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 13

Accommodation overview: In a most beautiful setting, amid 150-acre parkland grounds, and with two acres of formal garden complete with sole use of swimming pool and tennis court, this gracious country manor house offers a warm and characterful retreat (owner retains a service wing for private use). With origins in the 12th-century, the present house was built in 1616 and is full of period features and furniture, such as original fireplaces, 16th and 17th-century wood panelling, Tudor rose ceilings and a grand staircase with twisted balustrade dating from 1682. The themed bedrooms, initimate reception rooms and dining room combine to make it an ideal holiday choice for family celebrations and get-togethers. The surrounding area is steeped in history, with Sissinghurst Castle, Penshurst Place, Hever Castle, Chartwell (Churchill’s home) and the moated splendour of Leeds Castle all beckoning exploration. Golf, fishing, horse riding and hunting can all be arranged locally. Etchingham Railway Station is
15-minute walk, or 3 minutes by car, for rapid access to local places of interest, and the sites and sounds of the capital can be accessed in around an hour and a half. Shops 2 miles.

Entrance hall. Oak-panelled grand hall/drawing room with Tudor lattice ceiling and huge open stone fireplace. Light and airy sitting room with open fire and French windows to terrace and garden. Dining room with Jacobean oak overmantel and long refectory table (seating up to 8). Compact kitchen with double oven. Utility room. Cloakroom with toilet. Ornate sweeping staircase to first floor: Prince Regent’s Room; double bedroom with four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, bidet and toilet, leading to single bedroom with wash basin. Small double bedroom with 4ft four-poster bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Countess Room; large twin bedroom with canopied beds and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Lady Laetitia’s Room; light and airy double bedroom with four-poster bed, views over South Downs and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Second small single bedroom. Duchess Room; double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Most rooms with wood-panelled walls and antique furnishings.




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The Oast House in Sedlescombe, East Sussex, South East England

The Oast House, Sedlescombe, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 10
Weekly prices from £1088 to £ 2406

Self catering accommodation in Sedlescombe sleeps 10.

Features include: • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Golf near by • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 10

Accommodation overview: Converted from a traditional Sussex oast house – retaining beams, an open fire in the living room and wood-burning stove in the drawing room - this property exudes elegance and stylish living with light spacious rooms and breathtaking views across the Brede Valley. With its own terrace and lawned garden area, it nestles in the owner’s 450 acres of woodland, orchards and paddocks (use by arrangement with the owner). There is also use of a hard tennis court. The Oast House lies 1 mile from the pretty village of Sedlescombe. This is excellent walking territory, and a peaceful stroll can be enjoyed around the meandering Powdermill Reservoir. The property is situated in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in a valley to the north of the River Brede providing a rich mosaic of habitats – where deer, badgers and of course foxes can be spotted. It is also renowned for its good fishing. The Sussex Weald is rich in historic significance: the abbey remains at Battle can be seen 3 miles away, whilst the beautiful ‘picture book’ moated castle at Bodiam (NT), and Pevensey Castle can be visited, or alternatively the smugglers caves at Hastings can be explored. Rye, infamous for its smuggling connections, retains windy cobbled streets and excellent tea rooms! Leeds Castle, Sissinghurst Gardens, Great Dixter Gardens and Smallhythe Place all make for an interesting day out. Pebble beaches at Bexhill and Winchelsea, and miles of golden sandy beach at Camber, lie a short drive away. Golf available locally. One hour from Ashford International and connections to Paris and Euro Disney. Shops 1 mile.

Very large drawing room with wood-burning stove, TV and French doors to terrace. Breakfast room in roundel. Farmhouse-style well-equipped fitted kitchen. Boot room/utility room. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Very spacious beamed open-plan living room with open fire, and well-equipped fully fitted kitchen in roundel. Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms, one with zip and link beds which form 5ft double bed. Two bathroom with over-bath shower and toilets. Separate toilet.




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Old Post Office Cottage in Jevington, East Sussex, South East England

Old Post Office Cottage, Jevington, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £399 to £ 817

Self catering accommodation in Jevington sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: This thoughtfully converted holiday cottage adjoining the owners’ home, is conveniently located on the edge of the village where smugglers once stored their contraband, and dates back in parts to 1480. With the South Downs Way on the doorstep, the area offers walks across the gallops, and from 2012 will be known as the South Downs National Park. An ideal touring base for Friston Forest, Beachy Head, Herstmonceaux Castle and Brighton. The Charleston Festival, Glyndebourne, International Tennis Championships and air show at Eastbourne (5 miles). Shop 3 miles, pub 50 yards.

Open-plan living room with wood-burning stove, step down to dining area and kitchen area. Oak floors and low beams throughout. One step up to bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with brass bed and sloping ceiling. Twin bedroom with zip and link beds.




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High House Holiday Cottage in Hooe, East Sussex, South East England

High House Holiday Cottage, Hooe, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £288 to £ 510

Self catering accommodation in Hooe sleeps 2.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: On the edge of the small village of Hooe, close to Pevensey Bay, lies this 19th-century barn conversion, one of a pair, providing thoughtful holiday accommodation for two people. Enjoy rural views from the patio and stroll around the owner’s orchard. Visit the local pub with its smuggling heritage. Stroll along the unspoilt pebble beach at Pevensey, see the castle with two-thirds of its towered walls still standing, and maybe spot ‘The Pale Lady of Pevensey’. The Blue Flag beaches at Eastbourne are a short drive, with access to the South Downs National Park. Battle Abbey, Glyndebourne and many National Trust properties and gardens are all easily accessible. Shop and pub ¾ mile.

Open-plan living/dining room with wooden floor and kitchen area. Double bedroom with TV. Shower room with toilet.




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Little Park Hill Farm in Burwash Common, East Sussex, South East England

Little Park Hill Farm, Burwash Common, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 12
Weekly prices from £1033 to £ 2640

Self catering accommodation in Burwash Common sleeps 12.

Features include: • Internet Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 12

Accommodation overview: In the heart of Kipling country, this beautifully presented detached oast house enjoys a delightful rural setting, off a quiet country lane, with stunning distant views over the rolling countryside; from all of its rooms, visitors can admire the Rother Valley, High Weald and the Ashdown Forest beyond. Adjacent to the owners’ home, Little Park Hill Farm boasts its own large sweeping garden with a natural spring-fed pond overlooked by a raised, wisteria clad deck. Meadows lead to bluebell wood with picnic area. Peaceful country walks, cycling and riding also abound in this scenic area, whilst trout fishing can be found at Lakedown Fishery about 5 minutes’ drive away. Batemans, the home of Rudyard Kipling, is about 3 miles distant, along with other National Trust properties and gardens, including Scotney Castle, Great Dixter and Groombridge Place. Glyndebourne, as well as Herstmonceux and Bodiam Castles, Bentley Motor Museum, the Bluebell and Lavender Line steam railways and Battle Abbey are further places of interest to visit. There is golf at East Sussex National about 20 minutes’ drive, numerous smaller courses are close at hand. Little Park Hill Farm is midway between the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells and the coast of Eastbourne and Brighton. For horse racing enthusiasts, there are courses at Lingfield, Brighton and Plumpton, all within easy reach. Shop 2 miles.

Entrance hall. Beamed drawing room with wood-burning stove in large inglenook fireplace. Spacious living room/TV and games room. Dining room. Well-equipped oak fitted kitchen. Utility. Separate toilet. Ground floor double bedroom with 5ft four-poster bed in roundel of oast. Stairs from second living room to first floor: Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Two further staircases to first floor: Galleried landing. Double bedroom (6ft bed) in roundel with dressing room/nursery with single sofa-bed (for +1 child). Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1 child). Two further bathrooms with toilet, one with separate shower cubicle.




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Thornden Farm - The Byre in Ashburnham, East Sussex, South East England

Thornden Farm - The Byre, Ashburnham, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £313 to £ 553

Self catering accommodation in Ashburnham sleeps 2.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Sympathetically converted to form characterful properties, the heavily beamed cottages at Thornden Farm date back to the 16th century and occupy a truly peaceful and secluded setting amidst 1066 countryside. Standing within the grounds of Thornden Farm, with its small flock of sheep, friendly goats, free range chickens and grand peacocks, the cottages enjoys far-reaching views to Beachy Head, the South Downs and the sea. Each cottage boasts an individual seating area in landscaped gardens.
There is a wealth of diverse attractions and activities within the surrounding area. Visit historic Battle, where one may pause for a cream tea and visit the ancient abbey or the fascinating world of Yesteryear, a fun museum of everyday items from days gone by. Hastings is a short drive away offering freshly caught fish from the beaches in the old town, the smugglers cave and many more tourist attractions. Rye, with its cobbled streets, variety of shops and inns such as the famous Mermaid Inn which is known in history as the meeting place for the notorious Hawkhurst smuggling gang, makes a truly wonderful day out. Just a short trip from Ashburnham, one can find expanses of white sand dunes and beaches at Camber, with many other beaches and cliff top walks to be discovered along the entire coast. The Victorian seaside resort of Eastbourne (15 miles), with an indoor swimming-pool, adventure park and new Sovereign Harbour complex, still retains a sense of its opulent past. Royal Tunbridge Wells and the famous Pantiles are 18 miles away. Batemans, the home of Rudyard Kipling, is 5 miles away at Burwash. There are also numerous National Trust and English Heritage sites in the locality.
Activities offered locally include trout fishing (fly only) in Ashburnham, Bewl and Darwell reservoirs. Horse riding, four golf courses plus fantastic cycling and walking. There are many festivals and shows throughout the year, including orchestral nights at Battle Abbey and the castles of Bodium and Hertsmonceaux. Guy Fawkes celebrations in East Sussex are a local tradition, with each area boasting its own Bonfire Society. Within 1½ miles there are two pubs, the ‘Ash Tree Inn’ at Brownbread Street and ‘The Swan Inn’ at Dallington each serve real ales and fine food. Whether it’s a romantic short break or a family holiday that is required, Thornden Cottages offer the perfect setting, as many people testify by returning again, and again, and again. Shop 4 miles.




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