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Uckfield

On the western edge of the Weald and less than 40 miles south of London, is the vibrant town of Uckfield. Its rural location is handy for exploring the pretty towns and villages in the Sussex countryside as well as day trips to the South Downs and coast.

In years gone past it was the resting place for pilgrims en route to Canterbury, Chichester and Lewes, in the late thirteenth century. Pudding Cake Lane in Uckfield is so named as it was a place where pilgrims would stop at an inn for slices of pudding cake and the oldest standing house in Uckfield, the 15th century Bridge Cottage, now houses a museum detailing the settlement’s growth.

Unknown to many, Uckfield is home to an historical cinema; the Picture House cinema was established in 1915 and is still open today for those seeking adventure on the big screen. The movies are not the only way you will find a mystery to solve in Uckfield, as the town plays host to many a myth and mystery play.

For trivia lovers Uckfield was the last place that Lord Lucan was seen before his mysterious disappearance, and the fossilised remains that turned out to be the hoax of the Piltdown Man were presented in the area. To complete the trio there is a spooky barren woodland nearby that is said to be the home of Nan Tuck’s Ghost, the ghost of a witch said to chase away visitors (let’s hope not!).

Much more tangible is the beautiful countryside that surrounds Uckfield. West Parks, Hempstead Meadows and Harland’s Pond are just some of the local nature reserves that are home to unusual flora and fauna, wetlands and the remains of Mesolithic settlements.

Whether you are looking for history, mystery or the beauty of Mother Nature, then Uckfield could be the perfect place for your break, so search for cottages in Uckfield and start planning your getaway today.
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  • Little Ponds

    Cross In Hand, nr. Heathfield

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: UKC129


    Little Ponds is a detached house providing a very comfortable home from home from which to explore the beautiful Sussex countryside. Local pubs are within strolling distance should you be able to tear yourself away from the hot tub, sauna and attractive terrace with summerhouse, which creates an ideal space for al fresco dining in the warmer weather. Walk or cycle along the Cuckoo Trail, or take a short car journey to the market town of Heathfield. There are so many places of interest close by, including Rudyard Kipling’s 17th-century, Jacobean home Bateman’s, near Burwash. Visit the Arts and Crafts House at Standen House and Gardens (NT) in East Grinstead, the Bluebell Steam Railway at Sheffield Park, and Sheffield Park Garden which has influences of landscape gardeners Capability Brown and Humphrey Repton. Royal Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne are equidistant at approximately 16 miles. Glyndebourne and the South Downs National Park are approximately 20 minutes, or why not spend a day at the races at Brighton, then discover what goes into a pint of Harveys at their Brewery Tour in historical Lewes. Explore Pevensey Castle, Herstmonceux for its castle and Observatory Science Centre, and see the animals at Drusillas Zoo, as well as Hello Kitty Secret Garden and Thomas the Tank Engine! Golf is available locally, and 3½ miles away at Framfield Lake, you can go fishing for carp, roach and bream (£8 per day for a licence). Shops and restaurants are 1½ miles, whilst pubs are approximately 1 mile.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. Games room. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom with step, bath, shower attachment and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating (partial underfloor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Three Freesat TVs (one 32"). Blu-ray. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Summerhouse. Gas barbecue. Ample parking. Hot tub £20 for 3 days, £5 per additional day. Sauna £10 per day. Games room. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Sloping lawn, netted pond and several steps in garden.

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  • Mellifount Farm

    Newick, nr. Lewes

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: PNNX

    Peacefully located along a country lane in a scenic rural area, this beautiful spacious oak frame, detached barn overlooks its own wooded farmland and fields where cattle sometimes graze. The ancient county town of Lewes and Glyndebourne are 7 miles, Brighton 14 miles and the coast, with several sandy beaches, the same. The village of Newick, with its bakery, local shops and pubs, is
    ¾ mile by car or 10 minutes’ walk by footpath.

    Vaulted beamed living room, oak floor, exposed brick walls. Well-equipped kitchen. Utility. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle, toilet. Twin bedroom. Wet room, toilet. First floor: Twin bedroom.

    • Electricity, full underfloor gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair on request
    • Freesat TV
    • DVD
    • Blu-ray
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared use of 45-acre grounds
    • Ample parking
    • No smoking
    • Wheelchair access

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  • Horseshoes Farm House

    Buxted

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: E3977

    Set in its own large garden, and with an original bread oven in the kitchen, this delightful, 16th century beamed, spacious and very comfortable farmhouse sits 100 yards from a village shop and pubs. With lovely walking, horse riding and golf in the Ashdown Forest nearby, it is an easy drive to Scotney Castle, Sissinghurst Gardens, Battle Abbey, Bewel Water for bird watching, fishing and cruises, and the coast. London is 40 minutes by train (station 4 minutes’ walk). Shop and pub 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Study. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Woodburner in dining room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating £45per week 22nd October-21st April, £20per week 22nd April-21st October. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available at £10 per week, £5 per short break. Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking. NB: Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Dill Hundred

    Vines Cross

    Grade
    8
    5
    1
    3
    Ref: PZW


    In a rural location approached by a private drive, this secluded, detached holiday home has been refurbished to a high standard, retaining original features. Set within the owners’ 90-acre working farm, it has a large garden, outdoor swimming pool and children’s play area. Excellent for walking and touring. Easy access to Beachy Head and Tunbridge Wells. Coast 12 miles. Cuckoo Trail cycle/footpath 1 mile. Shops 1½ miles, pub 1 mile.

    Spacious living room with open fire, door to garden. Beamed dining room with conservatory, door to patio. Well-equipped, Shaker-style kitchen. Utility room. Two single bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom (two steps down), toilet. Cloakroom with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom (5ft bed) with en-suite shower room, toilet. Separate stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed. Shower room, toilet.

    Open fire - fuel included. Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Furnished garden with patio. Enclosed play area with swing. Barbecue. Parking. Unheated outdoor swimming pool, 24ft x 12ft (June–September). Shared hard tennis court. No smoking. Pet free of charge. Ground floor facilities. NB: Stream in garden and short drop from the pool side.

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  • The Oast House

    Nutley

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: PJJX

    Lovingly restored, this is an unusual detached period barn with a wealth of exposed beams nestling in the owner’s 15 acres of grounds. It has its own small garden area and is situated on the edge of the Ashdown Forest. This area offers 6,500 acres of open heathland on the highest sandy ridge top of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Despite its name, woodland makes up less than 40% of the total area. Sheep, cows and goats graze freely side by side amidst the walkers and motorists. The area is also known the world over as the home of A.A. Milne’s character Winnie the Pooh. Visit the Ashdown Forest Centre to learn all about the forest. Take a llama for a walk at the Ashdown Forest Llama Park, or visit Heaven Farm with its farm museum, craft shop and tea rooms. Close by, Sheffield Park Gardens (National Trust) offers 120 acres of ‘Internationally renowned landscape gardens’. Experience Pullman dining at the preserved all-steam Bluebell Railway. Standen, a Phillip Webb Arts and Crafts house is now owned by The National Trust and makes an interesting visit or sample local produce at Barnsgate Manor Vineyards. Use of owner’s heated indoor swimming pool by arrangement. Shop and pubs mile.

    Beamed living/dining room with elec ‘flame-effect’ fire, sloping ceilings and French doors at each end to terrace. Kitchen with electric gas range (for cooking) and tiled floor. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: Small galleried landing. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over freestanding clawfoot bath and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Electricity ‘flame-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, full central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/CD
    • Electricity/gas range (two ovens) included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Small garden with terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 4 cars)
    • Shared heated swimming pool (36ft x 20ft, depth 3ft to 8ft)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Fenced pond in owner’s grounds

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