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The Stables

Herons Ghyll - Rural Sussex

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathroom
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
£495 - £840 per week *

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One mile from Ashdown Forest in the High Weald, The Stables is set within 80 acres of the English countryside. Originally a Victorian farm The Stables is right next to a Sussex barn which provides good shelter and a secluded space.The garden looks out across the wildflower meadows towards a  private woods and all of this is accessible to visitors. Many original features including stable doors, beams have been retained but still giving twenty first century comforts. The owners are committed to promoting local sustainable tourism and the property is a Green Tourism Gold Award holder and accredited as Walkers and Cyclist welcome. Solar panels have been installed and logs provided are from the Home Farm woods. Visitors are provided with information about the High Weald, and local places to visit, eat and shop. There are home-made food boxes and other services that can be ordered prior to arrival.  The Stables, despite being in a rural location has a regular bus service passing the door if you don't have a car. At the Stables you can enjoy walking from your doorstep through the woods to the local pub or onto Ashdown Forest, looking out for deer, badgers birds and wildflowers on your way; you can enjoy attractive local villages, pubs and regional food and wine. An ideal location to visit all of East Sussex.Shop: 2 miles  Pub: 1.6 miles Coast: 24 miles

Ground Floor:
Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room: 
  with glass sliding doors to patio this is a large room  with vaulted beamed ceiling and a woodburning stove, comfortable seating, dining table and TV/DVD
Kitchen: with electric oven/hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
Bedroom 1:  has a double bed, washbasin, wardrobe and dressing table
Bathroom :with a power shower over the bath, washbasin, shaver point, heated towel rail and w.c

Natural wood stairs from sitting room leading to...

First Floor:
with a double sofa bed (available as an extra bedroom or sitting area)
Bedroom 2:  with twin beds, wardrobe and drawers set in the old hayloft  - En-Suite Shower Room with washbasin, shaver unit, heated towel rail and w.c.

Heating: Central heating, immersion heater and woodburning stove.

Garden: With a patio, lawn and pretty flower borders, barbecue, garden furniture and outdoor games.
Parking: Plenty of parking with security lights and CCTV.

Also Provided: Payphone. Shared Utility Room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Notes:  There is a pond on the farm so children must be supervised. The property is a Country Land and Business Award Winner and has been awarded The Green Tourism Gold grading; it uses sustainable materials, it recommends local food and provides information about local activities and walks.


  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathroom
  • WiFi available
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Bath towels included
  • En suite bathroom
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • Equipped with a tumble dryer
  • Nearest shop: 3 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 3 miles away
  • 24 miles from the coast



Kent and Sussex must be the two English counties with the most to offer for gardening enthusiasts. There is a plethora of country houses, both National trust and RHS with some of the most glorious gardens in the uk. And some of the best restaurants. Mrs Elizabeth Bosworth - 29th June 2019
Authentic and quite charming stables conversion set in a surrounding of stunning beauty.Mrs Barbara Jekel - 3rd May 2019
Beautiful, lovely place. Fabulous owners and stunning location. Owners very welcoming and helpful. We had a fantastic time, restful and peaceful and just simply beautifulMaria Hucker - 4th November 2018
We enjoy being there!Mr Julian Shindle - 26th October 2017
It was a nice cottage, the owner was very nice. We had a very good holiday.Mrs F. Van De Velde-Walda - 30th September 2017
Excellent!Mrs R Shepherd - 30th March 2017
The Stables is a perfect place to stay when you need to 'recharge your batteries'. A place where life's busyness is 'put on hold' and peacefulness takes over.Mrs N Burrows - 5th November 2016
Very lovely hosts, wonderful surroundings!Mr H Beck - 30th May 2016
We had a fantastic few days stay in the stables. Loved the Stables, please pass on our thanks - thoroughly recommend it.Mr Chris Morley - 24th March 2016
Has already been our 6th visiting of that property. Highly recommendable.Mrs Jekel from Germany - 26th April 2014
We never knew the South of England was so beautiful! This is a lovely house in the heart of Sussex. We enjoyed the landscape, gardens, trees, flowers and the friendly people we have met.The Dupper family from The Netherlands - 1st May 2013
The Stables are so comfortable even on grey, snowy or rainy days. The attention to detail and hospitality are wonderfulMr and Mrs Pearce from Dorset - 1st February 2013
We had a lovely stay over New Year. Everyone was welcoming and the place is absolutely perfect. Went for a walk in the surrounding countryside and had cream tea at Barnsgate Manor. Will definitely come back again.The Mullender family from London - 1st January 2013
The cottage offers everything holiday makers could ask for and has been very tastefully converted into a holiday home.We were made to feel very welcome and very relaxed. We loved walking in Ashdown Forest and we recommend the 'Pooh' walksThe Nohl family from Germany - 1st June 2012
Our repeat visit did not disappoint due mainly to the wonderful welcome from owners who made us quickly feel at homeThe Davies family - 1st June 2012
Our fourth visit to The Stables was something special as it was Easter. We visited the pretty St John's Church nearby. We enjoyed some pleasant walks in the woods and on Ashdown Forest.The Jekel family from Germany - 1st April 2012
Our second visit has come up to all expectations - tranquillity and comfort without pretension and hospitality without obtrusion. We would have liked to stay for another week.Great Dixter, Sissinghurst, Wakehurst Place and Pashley Manor all visited.Mr and Mrs Halsall from Southport - 1st June 2011
The Stables are a perfect place to holiday with the family - big garden, woods and meadows; near the seaside; only one hour to London; castle and gradens and last but not least very friendly landlords with dogs to brush. Thank you for the warm welcome.Family Gensler from Bavaria, Germany - 28th August 2010
We had a lovely time with the rest and peace here. Almost every evening we saw the deers in the field.Family Verburg, Amstelveen, The Netherlands - 10th July 2010
We have all really enjoyed staying at the Stables. The facilities have been great, the garden and outlook over the field to the woods is idyllic and the location perfect to travel to all the local attractions. On top of all this we really appreciate the warm welcome and hspitality. Definitely a place we'd love to return to in the futureThe Bardwells, Sydney, Australia - 28th June 2010
We have enjoyed every minute of The Stables, its beautiful views and pretty garden. Sitting in the sunshine watching the deer peacefully wandering in the fields - pure paradise. East Sussex is a gem.Mr and Mrs Thorborg Mr and Mrs de Bruin The Netherlands - 1st June 2010
The Stables' are so lovely. The forest in the garden is beautiful. I hope we come back to this lovely place. It was wonderful.Janneke from The Netherlands - 1st May 2010
We had such a wonderful week at The Stables, relaxing and walking around the beautiful grounds.We took a trip to Winnie -the-Pooh land. Pooh sticks played on the real pooh bridge.The girls - 1st May 2010
You only need to glance back through the visitors book to see the golden thread that make staying at The Stables so enjoyable - the kindness and friendly enthusiasm of Sir Frederick and Lady Anne, the owners.During our stay we strolled through the woods, enjoyed the orchids in the wild flower meadows, watched deer grazing at the bottom of the meadow and enjoyed the antics of the bats.We also visited Petworth House, Wakehurst Place, Chartwell and Knole.Clegg - 21st June 2008
We have had a wonderful week! The Stables has been an oasis of comfort, peace and tranquility in which to relax and enjoy the idyllic surroundings. We have had lovely walks in the woods and were thrilled to see all the wild orchids in the meadow! The NGS Yellow Book for Sussex, thoughtfully provided in the cottage, offers opportunities to visit some interesting private gardens in the area.Thank you so much Lady Anne and Sir Frederick for your warm welcome and thoughtful kindness during our stay and for the herbs and geraniums too!Whistlecraft family - 14th June 2008
It was a pleasure staying at The Stables! This is truly the perfect home from home, set in perfect surroundings and with really perfect hosts. Our kids enjoyed it so much staying here - especially Cruns, who made friendship to your dogs, had a holiday to remember. We discovered a lot of sights and places we had not seen in the south east so far and even the weather did its best. Thank you so much for your hospitality - we hope to come back soon and meet you in good health!!The Gikel Family, Germany - 12th October 2007
We enjoyed a wonderful week because everything was perfect -your kind hospitality and the nice cottage, the peaceful landscape, the sheep and the weather, the NT houses and their beautiful gardens - and last but not least - the dogs!Kuhli-Kortmann Family, Germany - 6th October 2007
Thank you for 14 wonderful days in The Stables. This peaceful location together with your warm hospitality gave us the base to enjoy your wonderful country. We enjoyed many castles, gardens, the seaside and also our children were very amused and relaxed during the stay. Your cottage was very comfortable with an excellent bath and completely fitted with everything. The carp in the pond has a length of 35cm and a thickness of 8-10cm - we hope you will be the next to catch him!The Finger Family, Germany - 18th August 2007
Thank you so much for the friendly and warm welcome, it made us feel at home immediately and what a suprise were the welcome presents and the beautiful flowers in the sitting room! The house is fantastic, so cosy and clean. It was every time nice to come home. We did enjoy our walks in the woodland and the fields especially walking with your sweet dogs the first day was great fun!We sincerely hope to come again to this delicious place!The Barnhooun Family, Holland - 12th May 2007
For many years we ran our own holiday cottage so we really appreciated the hard work that has made The Stables home from home. We have been blessed with wonderful weather which added to the enjoyment of our holiday. We visited Emmets Gardens and Chartwelland Knowle. Our thanks for an all round excellent holiday.Sands - 28th December 1999
You only need to glance back through the visitors books to see the golden thread that makes staying at The Stables so enjoyable. During our stay we walked through, enjoyed the orchards in the wild flower meadows. The Yellow Book proved an inspriation for a couple of garden visits - oh and the new potatoes and raspberries were delicious..Clogg - 28th December 1999
Thank you for the warm welcome, flowers and milk. This is our first holiday in the UK and we have had a very good week. We will come back again as we haven't seen everything! We also visited London for the day. The House is in the stables and the surroundings couldn't be better, such a lovely cottage, and the delicious gardens with the great view.Hollenga - 27th December 1999
We have had a beautiful time in this wonderful cottage. We have absolutely enjoyed our stay here, the quiet, the comfort and the very warm hospitality. It's a great place to discover, the gorgeous houses and gardens, to make a walk in the Ashdown Forest, or a stroll along the streets of the nice villages. Many thanks for a relaxing holiday.Dortimund - 11th December 1999
What can we say... were sorry we have to leave! One week is too short, but enough to get to love the stables and you lovely people! We enjoyed every minute and take home alot of memories to cherish. many thanks for everything.Wiedorp - 6th December 1999
It is unbelievable how fast seven days can be over and how fast an unknown place can one make feel like home. Our whole family spend a wonderful week in the East Sussex region, staying at probably the best residence one could wish for.John - 4th December 1999


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