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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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Sunnymead Cottages - Russets in High Hurstwood, East Sussex, South East England

Sunnymead Cottages - Russets, High Hurstwood, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £283 to £ 504

Self catering accommodation in High Hurstwood sleeps 2.

Features include: • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Sunnymead Cottages (ref PGZ and PHA) are situated in the High Weald village of High Hurstwood, which is an AONB. Set in a verdant landscape of undulating pastures, they provide a peaceful retreat, ideal for exploring a region steeped in history. Converted to a very high standard and adjoining one another, they lie at the end of 220 yards of private drive, amid 12 acres of gardens and orchards in the grounds of the owners’ home, each enjoying its own garden area in which to sit out and unwind from the stresses of everyday life. For a truly memorable experience, the nearby Bluebell Steam Railway makes frequent journeys from Sheffield Park, with its period railway station. A great day out can also be enjoyed in Ashdown Forest, under two miles away and a refuge for wildlife. It offers great opportunities for walking, riding and picnics. If guests do not feel like taking the car out, there is direct access onto a public footpath just outside the garden and the Vanguard Way is only 10 minutes’ walk away. Local wines can be sampled at various vineyards in the vicinity. There is easy access to many historic houses, Glyndebourne Opera House, the famous spa town Tunbridge Wells and 1066 country. There is also much to see along the coast where trendy shops, bars and restaurants beckon in Brighton and Eastbourne. The nearest station is only 6 minutes’ drive with direct access to London in just over one hour. Shop 2 miles, pub serving good food just a 5-minute walk.




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Old Dairy Barn in Playden, East Sussex, South East England

Old Dairy Barn, Playden, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £461 to £ 1005

Self catering accommodation in Playden sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: Tucked away with just sheep for company, yet less than 1 mile from Rye, is this adjoining holiday barn, the ideal spot for walks into Rye or Playden. Cycle to Rye and experience what this 800 year old cobbled market town and Cinque Port has to offer. Enjoy miles of golden sand dunes at Camber or for nature lovers, Rye Harbour and its reserve offers a unique experience where wildlife can be observed. Winchelsea, Battle and Hastings are all within a short drive. Shop 1 mile, pub ½ mile.

Open-plan beamed living/dining room with kitchen area, wood-burning stove and wooden floor. Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed; each with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.




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Thornden Farm - The Old Stable in Ashburnham, East Sussex, South East England

Thornden Farm - The Old Stable, Ashburnham, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £308 to £ 553

Self catering accommodation in Ashburnham sleeps 2.

Features include: • Pet friendly • 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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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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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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The Cart House in Mill Corner, East Sussex, South East England

The Cart House, Mill Corner, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £300 to £ 497

Self catering accommodation in Mill Corner sleeps 2.

Features include: • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: In the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, these two nineteenth-century former mill buildings have been converted to a high standard. Both holiday properties are single-storey with vaulted ceilings and are situated down a quiet leafy lane within the grounds of the owners’ listed 17th-century mill house where there are Soay sheep, ducks and chickens. The ancient Cinque Port of Rye with its cobbled streets and antique shops, the seaside town of Hastings and the attractive market towns of Battle and Tenterden are all within a 20 minute drive. Great Dixter House and Gardens - regarded as the epitome of English plantmanship - and the medieval moated castle at Bodiam are close by. Scotney Castle, Bateman’s, Sissinghurst and Smallhythe National Trust properties are within easy reach. Shops 1½ miles, pub 1 mile.




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The Acorn in Sedlescombe, East Sussex, South East England

The Acorn, Sedlescombe, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £281 to £ 559

Self catering accommodation in Sedlescombe sleeps 2.

Features include: Short Breaks Romantic Break • Pool Pub near by Luxury accommodation sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Set in 1066 Country in the High Weald an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lying just 8 miles from the coast this spacious and well appointed property enjoys views over a beautiful English country garden. Boasting its own large patio area it adjoins the owners’ home within two acres of magnificent shared grounds offering private corners a small outdoor unheated pool and tennis court. Set a mile and a half from the centre of the pretty village of Sedlescombe in lovely walking country 7 miles north of Hastings with six golf courses to choose from all within half an hour it lies within easy reach of romantic moated Bodiam Castle (NT) the picturesque old town of Rye and Battle Abbey. London by rail from nearby station and day trips to France depart from Ashford. The well stocked village shop/post office and local pub are next to each other 1 mile on foot via a footpath or 2 miles by car. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Accommodation Detail

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath shower cubicle bidet and toilet.



Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Vane Cottage in Ringmer, East Sussex, South East England

Vane Cottage, Ringmer, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £299 to £ 720

Self catering accommodation in Ringmer sleeps 4.

Features include: Short Breaks Non smoking Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Luxury accommodation sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Enjoying far reaching rural views this comfortable well equipped cottage is peacefully set only 2 miles from the beautiful South Downs. With its small south facing garden with access to a large garden it lies across the courtyard from the owners’ home. The town of Lewes with its Norman castle and charming cobbled medieval lanes is 3.5 miles away and Glyndebourne Opera Herstmonceux Castle and Observatory Borde Hill Gardens Wakehurst Place and Brighton’s many seaside attractions are all a short drive. Shop 2 miles pub 1.25 miles.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Playroom/snug. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 3 steps to 1 double 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.



Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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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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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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Reysons Barn in Brede, East Sussex, South East England

Reysons Barn, Brede, East Sussex, South East England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £413 to £ 736

Self catering accommodation in Brede sleeps 4.

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

Accommodation overview: Situated in the owners’ 3½ acres of grounds with its own drive and on the edge of a small orchard is this converted thatched barn, all on one level (a wheelchair can be provided if required). An ideal holiday base for animal lovers as the owners also keep sheep and poultry. Further afield explore the footpath across the marshes to Camber Castle built by Henry VIII. Just 5 miles from the Cinque Port town of Rye, where visitors can browse or shop amongst the enchanting cobbled streets and see the beautiful preserved houses from medieval, Tudor and Georgian times. Swimming can be enjoyed at Camber Sands, Winchelsea beach or the indoor pool at Rye. Shops and pubs ½ mile.

Open-plan living/dining room/kitchen with natural slate floor. Two bedrooms, one double, one twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.




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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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