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The Orchard

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Northiam, Sussex
Grade 3 Star rating
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Sleeps13
Bedrooms6
Bathrooms3
Pets 2

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Description

A majestic, detached family home complete with an indoor heated swimming pool, The Orchard sits in an acre of land which includes a private paddock for outdoor pursuits

A majestic, detached family home complete with an indoor heated swimming pool, The Orchard sits in an acre of land which includes a private paddock for outdoor pursuits. Sitting in a picturesque location in Northiam, adjacent to the last rolling meadow of East Sussex as it joins the Kent border, The Orchard is perfectly located for exploring the many treasures of Kent and East Sussex. There is a steam train just a few hundred yards away serving the Rother Valley with stops at Tenterden and Bodiam. Alternatively, Bodiam Castle can be visited by taking a gentle boat trip or, more traditionally, by car. The village features the Church of St Mary’s which dates back to 1090, and the Great Dixter Tudor House and Gardens are just 0.25 miles away. There are many places to explore including Hawkhurst, Sandhurst, Beckley and a little further afield are Hastings, Tenterden and Camber Sands.

Ground floor: Living room. Second living room with double sofa bed. Dining room. Dining area/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 6 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 3 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double on request), two with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Open fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Eight Freeview TVs. DVDs. iPod dock. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Paddock. Barbecue. Private parking for 4 cars. Indoor heated swimming pool (9.4m x 4.8m) with seating area and shower facilities. No smoking. Please note: Fireworks are not allowed in the garden/grounds of the property.

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Features

  • Barbecue
    Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
    Stairgate
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    02/11/2017
    Confirmed guest, 20/10/2017
    Our family stayed to celebrate my husbands birthday. We all loved the pool. It is a lovely big house just right for the occasion. The garden is nice and secure which is very important for the dog.


  • 8

    01/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    Positives: Great position to local shops and attractions. Lovley view. Well stocked kitchen (could do with a measuring jug or two). Pool is great and well heated. All bedrooms are a good size (we had all made up as doubles) with lots of storage space. Dining room a good size. WIFI good. Washing machine and dryer fine to use, oven easy to use as well as microwave once you figure it out. See my note on gas hobs below. Good stock of lealets however some of these are very out of date. Negatives: Note - these are all very small matters. We would stay here again :) Bedroom above the pool is loud with the pool boiler noise constantly coming from below. Some of the bedroom locks are falling apart so this could be fixed but it did not bother us. Green bedroom bed creaks something awful. It could just be the style of the bed or mattress, but we had a 1 year old in the room too so was always trying to be quiet when getting in and out of the bed. This is the first holiday house we have ever had (in over 30 years) that had NO house manual or guest book?! Usually there is a book of all local shops, pubs, emergeny phone numbers, Drs, local takeaways etc and how to use the more complicated appliances in the kitchen. We were all quite surprised and I had to call the owner to ask where the instruction manuals were for microwave, dishwasher etc. he replied that they should be in a drawer in the kitchen but that sometimes guests do move them (even more reason for the house manual). We found that the one for the dishwasher was missing and we had to Google the manual as it stopped working the second night we were there. No problem after that. Not all the gas hobs clickers work, you have to light some with a match or lighter. Would have been nice to have the option to use the Aga (we have used many before) but understood from the owner it was turned off as most people might not be used to using them. Could do with a new highchair, there were crumbs in the seat creases which we had to clean before we used it, the straps are filthy with stains and there is a tear in the seat lining. Otherwise, its nice and lightweight and easy to move around. I did not use the travel cot under the stairs as we had our own. The wine cooler cupboard did not work (would have saved room in the fridge). The ice maker did not work (even after calling owner). The lights were on but nothing worked (no manual for this either). We just grabbed the ice out of the freezer if we wanted some. We could not get the speaker system working for the pool room. Not a big deal but would have been a nice added touch as there are speakers in there. I know it looks a long list sorry!


  • 8

    23/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 18/09/2017
    Great house to accommodate a large family. The pool really made it for us. We loved it!


  • 8

    27/08/2017
    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2017
    Lovely house. Great pool.


  • 6

    25/08/2017
    Confirmed guest, 18/08/2017
    We have styed here many times before, the last time being about four years ago. Sadly, nothing has changed in those four years, which means there has been no redecoration/updating in all that time so the place is now looking tired and unloved - wallpaper coming off the walls, carpet burns in the dining room, soft furnishings old and in need of replacement. The hi-fi in the lounge has been broken by a previous tenant and not repaired, replaced with a basic docking station so no music in the [pool as used to happen. Parts of the kitchen are in need of replacement after what looks like a water leak, with kick plates not refitted properly. The sleigh bed in the master bedroom seriously creaks every time you turn over - regardless of weight - we tried with one of our lightest children through to a full size adult. The towel rail in the pool has stopped working, as have the pool lights around the edge of the pool and two spotlights in the ceiling The cleaning was poor. Smears down the fronts of kitchen units from previous customers, not from the lack of drying but from the lack of proper cleaning. We dropped something on arrival and had to use the hoover - which we found was 'rammed full' of dog hair, so tightly compacted that we had to use various utilities to get the dog hair out in order to make the hoover suck up! The cleaner emptying this is not too much to ask. We knew there were no towels with the property but we found no soap, or even a small hand towel by the sinks - which when you arrive and need the loo isn't the greatest. There wasn't even a set of oven gloves, so we had to use a tea towel. Overall we had a good time BUT when you're paying the price for a 'luxury' house we think it's fair to expect things to be of a good state of repair with a few basics available on arrival. If it gets updated, the maintenance improves and gets a bit of TLC again it will be worth it.


  • 10

    29/07/2017
    Confirmed guest, 28/07/2017
    The house and pool were great- we had a great holiday- the view across the fields are beautiful!


  • 10

    24/06/2017
    Confirmed guest, 19/06/2017
    Brilliant setting for all age groups. The pool was a huge success from kids to kids at heart. Would definitely return..excellent contact with owners and family..could do with a bit more fridge/ freezer space though as we preprepared our food.


  • 9

    28/04/2017
    Confirmed guest, 17/04/2017
    We book this for our friends and family get together and specially kids. We enjoy a lot over all lovely place for fun.


  • 9

    22/01/2017
    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2016
    We had a wonderful Christmas week with the whole family. The pool was obviously a big draw and fabulous but the house itself was truly great and the owners most helpful. We would certainly te-book.


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