The Garden Cottage

Ashdown Forest, Rural Sussex

  • 4 Star
  • Superb, on the edge of the forest retreat, perfect for walkers and cyclists with direct access to the Ashdown Forest and only a short walk to the local pub.

You can book this property from:

  • £410 per week
  • £59 per night
  • 4 Star

Features

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed

Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer

Bathrooms

  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Accessibility

  • On one level, no stairs
  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am

Description

The Garden Cottage sits at the rear of the garden of The Old School, reached via a short private drive leading to a secure courtyard with ample parking. The Cottage was originally the school tuck shop and is now transformed into a very comfortable retreat for two on the outskirts of the small village of Fairwarp, situated on the edge of the six and a half thousand acres of the Ashdown Forest.  The Garden Cottage has been converted with great attention to detail and offers a wonderful starting-point from which to set out and explore this lovely area of unlimited walking possibilities and nearby tourist attractions. 

Enter via a screened and decked area with outside furniture for al fresco dining, and step into the warm and welcoming open plan living area, furnished and decorated beautifully.  There is a well-equipped modern kitchen and a separate double bedroom with an en-suite shower room.  At the rear of the property there is also seating overlooking the Forest, to which a private gate provides direct access. This area of outstanding natural beauty is perfect for walkers and cyclists, nature lovers and bird watchers.  Don't forget to pack your binoculars and walking boots!  Shop: 2 miles  Pub: 0.5 miles  Coast: 22 miles

Property all on one level:

Open plan living area -
Sitting Room: Karndean flooring, two-seater sofa, armchair, coffee table, rug, Smart TV with Freeview, built-in wardrobe with shelving and storage space
Kitchen: modern fitted units with a breakfast bar and two high stools, electric hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer
Bedroom: carpeted, king-size bed with mattress topper, under bed storage drawers, bedside tables and lamps, mirror, chair
En-Suite Shower Room: Large shower cabinet, washbasin, heated towel rail, w.c.

Garden: Decked area to the front of the property with bistro table and chairs.  This area is screened from the owner's property with trellis and planting.  There is also seating to the rear of the property with a chain link fence with direct access into the Ashdown Forest
Heating: Thermostatic electric wall mounted radiators in the living area and a plug-in oil filled moveable radiator in the bedroom
Parking: Private secure parking close to the Cottage (automatic code-operated gate)
Notes: WiFi available and USB plug sockets. Babes in arms are welcome but please bring your own travel cot

Out and About:
Ashdown Forest - originally a deer hunting forest in Norman times, but stripped of its trees in the Middle Ages and is now a conservation area at the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The 6,500 acres of heathland is an unusual UK habitat for rare birds and plentiful wildlife with national and international protection.

Ashdown Forest is also renowned as the home of Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh. As well as the Ashdown Forest, there are many National Trust properties, castles and gardens to explore all within an easy drive: Penshurst Place and Gardens, Chiddingstone, Scotney and Hever Castles, Sheffield Park and Gardens.  There is also the Bluebell Railway at Sheffield Park and the Spa Valley Railway in Tunbridge Wells. 

Royal Tunbridge Wells is about 10 miles away and offers a wide range of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars.  The Sussex coastline is about an hour's drive away and you can hire bikes in Forest Row.  Treat yourself to afternoon tea at the Duddleswell Tea Rooms or the local Garden Centre (both just along the road) or to an evening pint in the local, Foresters Arms. The Hatch in Coleman's Hatch, the Griffin Inn in Fletching and the Foresters’ Arms all serve good food.

The nearest large town is Uckfield (an 8 minute drive) which has a train station with a direct hourly service to London.

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