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Tillingham Oast

Peasmarsh, nr. Rye Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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Set in a peaceful and secluded spot, this property is ideally placed for enjoying the amazing views across the valley.

This traditional twin holiday roundel oast, once used for drying the hops for the local beer, occupies a peaceful and secluded spot on the private country Pelsham Estate, amongst 1700-acres of farmland. Accessed from the estate road via a mile long track, it is ideally placed for admiring the glorious views across the Tillingham Valley (and the local wildlife) from the decked area along the back of the oast or the first floor decked balcony, which is accessed via the kitchen/breakfast room in one of the roundels. The accommodation within the oast is reversed from traditional layouts, with the bedrooms and en-suites on the ground floor and the huge open-plan living area on the first floor, taking full advantage of the floor to ceiling windows at one end providing a glorious vista towards Rye and retaining the beautiful exposed beams and the original hop press. The rural location offers walks from the doorstep, including The High Weald, described as one of the top 10 walks in the UK, which starts at Peasmarsh church. The historic medieval Cinque Port town of Rye is 2.5 miles approx. Explore the Ypres Tower offering views across the Romney Marshes, art galleries, teashops and curiosity shops. Time your visit with one of the many festivals, including the Rye Bay scallop festival in February, jazz festival in August, the arts festival or the colourful bonfire night celebrations. Hire bikes, explore the golden sand dunes at Camber, fairytale moated Bodiam Castle, take a trip back in time on The Kent and Sussex steam railway or visit the many award-winning vineyards in the area.

Utility. Separate toilet. Double bedroom with 6ft bed, patio door to decked terrace and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. 3 double bedrooms with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet; one with patio door to garden, one with patio door to decked terrace. Two Z-beds (for +2). First floor (also can be accessed by external stairs): Spacious beamed living/dining room with oak floors and French door. well-equipped kitchen with French doors to balcony. Games room/cinema room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only).

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Electric range
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Decked terrace
  • Balcony and furniture
  • 2½-acre grounds
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Games room/cinema room
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • NB: Drainage stream next to property.

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • WifiWifi
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-10-12
    Fantastic long weekend spent with the girls.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-28
    Ideal family accommodation for 6 adults and a dog. Internet connection was intermittent and relatively slow.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-09-04
    A fantastic property to stay in.Great views across the valleys and down to Rye.Plenty of hot water for baths and showers(two shower heads need attention) but the towels were past their best,very little life left in them and too small.Bedrooms were good save the mattress in our room,not the worst but not the best.Kitchen was well equipped save a teapot without a lid and a 2 slice toaster is inadequate.The water filter was mouldy unfortunately my son had taken a drink before this was discovered.TV in the lounge was difficult to master!These really are minor niggles.The property is the real star and if you wanted to get away from it all in comfort this was it.Would love to return one day .

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 2015-06-26
    The property is very attractive with excellent accommodation and is in a stunning location with wonderful views. Many things were, however, defective and sadly maintenance has not been to a good standard which devalued the experience. In addition the agent or owner did not respond in a timely fashion to requests for help on two occasions. One issue which caused a problem was the smoke alarm. This was surprisingly triggered by cooking in the kitchen even though the windows and doors were open on a hot day. We were unable to stop the alarms sounding throughout the Oast despite first resetting the button on the kitchen alarm and when that did not work removing it from the kitchen ceiling. Several other alarms on the ceilings throughout the property are inaccessible and they sounded continuously. There was nothing in the house notes to say what should be done. The owner did not answer his phone when we called for help and advice. In the event, he did phone back the following day, to say that we should have switched the electricity mains power supply to the entire property off in order to silence the alarm. it would be helpful if the keys in the property were labelled, especially in the event of an emergency, so that the correct ones could be found quickly. On our last evening at the property the main water supply became contaminated and brown water was issuing from all the taps/toilets. We were unable to use the showers or consume any water. As we were packing to leave the next day the discolouration of the water reduced but it was still not usable. In the main bedroom, the shower/bath control came away from the wall when being used. One wardrobe was full of clothes and lots of dog hair was evident in the room. In the yellow bedroom, the slats under the mattress gave way several times in an alarming fashion. This was clearly not a new problem as previously broken slats were stored in the hanging space. This hanging space was also blocked off by stored Z beds, which meant there was no usable wardrobe. The toilet was fitted with a seat that was both too small for the toilet and not secured properly. The bathroom floor tiles had extensive cracks as if there was subsidence. The bedroom flooring near the bathroom door had considerable movement and squeaking. A bedside lamp could not be connected because it had a non UK two pin electric plug unsuitable for the 13 amp socket. The lamp shade had two of the three suports broken. In the blue bedroom there was a bad smell of damp. There were water stains on a doorframe, and onto the carpet. In the bathroom, not only were the floor tiles cracked, but they were mouldy by the shower. The wardrobe drawer was full of clothes. We had to hunt for missing parts and search for tools to repair the stairgates before they were just about useable with some bits still missing. In the hallway, lots of broken picture frames were stuffed into a space by the main bedroom door, rather than being tidied away in a cupboard. In the kitchen, the water chiller in the fridge was black with mould, and unusable. The electric socket behind the tumble drier was hanging off the wall. Many cupboards were full of food, which meant there was little space for our groceries. There was no clear distinction on what belonged to the owner and what had been left by previous tenants and may be either consumed or disposed of to clear the space. This also applied to the fridge and freezer which both had lots of items stored. Our telephone enquiry about this was not answered. An empty cupboard had to be cleaned out before it could be used. The top drawer under the sink was wet inside, and all the drawers were in such a state that we had to empty, clean and sort out. There were two small teapots, with only one lid - hardly big enough for a party of 8/10. Again, the toaster only took two slices of bread. Many glasses and chinaware had chips in them. A metal colander had the handle missing exposing a sharp metal edge which could cause injury. The balcony to the rear of the Oast has upright wooden spindles some of which are insecure and bodge repaired by gaffer tape. This could be dangerous, especially with young children in the property. The wooden furniture at the bottom of the garden was falling apart, and again could be hazardous. We were a bit wary about the neighbour's four dogs which occasionally roamed past the property without leads or muzzles, especially as we had young children in the party. In summary, a potentially lovely property which is let down by broken items, shoddy maintenance and inadequate cleaning. Customer service back up response to serious enquiries was at best poor. We were told that the owner did not return our calls for four days as he had lost his phone!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-06-19
    Location Location Location. A real get away from it all venue. We were going to eat out at night but decided to stay in and cook because it was a lovely place to be.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-05-22
    This property was absolutely perfect for our holiday. There were 8 adults staying, with family and young children visiting through the week - and it suited everybody. The space offered by this property is superb - indoor and outdoors. You never feel like you're on top of one another, yet the socialising spaces are perfect. You can set off on foot and explore the surrounding countryside directly from the Oast and it is perfectly well set up for dogs. We didn't have an issue with pot holes in the lane leading to the property - but it looks as though sections of it have been newly laid. Regarding the décor - we couldn't fault it. A couple of cracked tiles in one bathroom are just wear and tear and didn't cause an issue. The heating was set high when we arrived but we had no problem turning this down and regulating the temperature to suit all parties. Radiators can all be turned up or down so we had no problems with rooms that were too hot or cold. We didn't have any problems with hot water at all - in fact we were all amazed at how well it stood up to so many of us using it (I don't think our own house would've catered for so many!) The Oast house décor is lovely, it's very well equipped, and comments such as "I could spend a very happy summer here" were frequently passed. We didn't have an issue with neighbouring dogs. We were told at what times they were walked so we could be aware of any potential altercations with our own dogs (which can sometimes happen) - but our paths never crossed which was amazing as we spent a lot of time out walking and in the garden. No dogs were ever seen wandering the grounds of the property. Some barking sprees occurred (from the neighbouring dogs when in their own property grounds) but these were soon stopped by the owner. All parties concerned- those staying and those visiting - we're genuinely very impressed with this holiday accommodation and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending it.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-03-06
    Good accomadation. Suited our group well. Only issues. 1. One cold bedroom 2. Unreliable supply of hot water to the showers.

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8.7 out of 10 – based on 18 reviews collected by Reevoo

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