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The Orchard

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Northiam, Sussex
Grade 3 Star rating
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This property is part of our Hoseasons collection

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Here at The Orchard you don’t even have to leave the house in search of fun – take a splash in the heated indoor pool.

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

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 16/04/2018
    This was a great house and the pool made it even more special.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 19/02/2018
    We loved out stay at the Orchard. The children loved the swimming pool and the adults liked the bathrooms and the spacious kitchen. The cottage had plenty of room for the 10 adults and two babies. We all felt that the cleaning should be better. The bathroom and kitchen taps need cleaning better, we found a mouldy orange and a sock behind a chest of draws in the bedroom.

  • 4

    Confirmed guest, 12/02/2018
    very shabby house, in desperate need of updating, the only good thing about this was the pool which could still do with a good deep clean. very expensive for what it is

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/01/2018
    Great weekend at The Orchard. Lovely property overall and indoor pool was great. Only downside was broken bed in one room and shower in one en suite took an age to get hot water. We would return again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/01/2018
    My family and I had a great weekend here! We had a mini Xmas in January and it was perfect! We didn't leave the cottage, we had a lovely stay and it was suitable for all ages. Yes as other reviews state the decor is dated and slightly worn but the rooms were all great and we thoroughly enjoyed the pool! We would all go back.

  • 3

    Confirmed guest, 29/12/2017
    we were so excited to have a pool for christmas and being together, the first christmas without my mum. mainly it was small things that made the house not so luxurious. we have stayed in quite a few, this was the most expensive, all in all very disappointing, even left a day early. some of our points have shown up on other sites on their reviews.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 27/11/2017
    Took the family away for a long weekend to celebrate my birthday, unfortunately at the end of November most local attractions are closed, we were aware of this but there is nothing around. The house has a nice kitchen and pool room but the rest is tired and old fashioned. Two of the ensuites are just converted cupboards, I slipped on the pool surround and spent the day in A&E so we all ended up going home a day early. Not a successful trip for us won't go there again

  • 9

    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

    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

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

  • 8

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

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7.8 out of 10 – based on 20 reviews collected by Reevoo
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