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Home to the most beautiful coast and countryside; Sussex is the perfect holiday escape whether you want a relaxing short break or action-packed adventure.

Walkers and cyclists will enjoy Sussex. This is great walking country or you could grab a bike and take to the network of quiet country roads. A boat trip is another great way to enjoy the scenery from a different aspect, take a leisurely cruise from Eastbourne to the lighthouse and discover a tranquil place to breathe.

You''ll find holiday cottages located within easy reach of all the region''s well known attractions and beauty spots both inland and at the coast and there''s an abundance of Blue Flag awarded beaches scattered along the coast. For a really atmospheric look at the coastline head to Beachy Head with its dramatic chalk cliffs, and make the time to stroll through one of the picturesque fishing harbours dotted around to pick up unique souvenirs and fresh seafood.

Places of interest of course include the vibrant coastal towns of Brighton, with its famous pier, Eastbourne and Bognor Regis as well as the delightful spa town of Tunbridge Wells (actually just over the Kent border) and lovely market towns like Horsham and historic Lewes.

If there''s one thing you can''t escape in Sussex, its history and the famous battle site of 1066 in Hastings holds a wealth of it, and offers a family friendly day out to explore one of history''s most important events. Similarly Arundel Castle could also be on your agenda; it sits majestically above the roof tops of the town below and is bursting at the seams with stories and relics.

For family fun, visit one of the county''s many animal parks; Drusillas Park at Alfriston is a paradise of small exotic animals or there''s the Ashdown Forest Llama Park, home to more than 100 llamas and Fishers Farm Park is great for getting the younger ones moving. The Blue Reef Aquarium at Hastings and Brighton Sealife Centre are the ultimate way to experience underworld treasures without getting your feet wet.

Be inspired by the birthplace of modern England, and come and see for yourself why so many people choose to holiday in Sussex. Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Sussex today.

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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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  • Owls Retreat

    Pagham, nr. Bognor Regis

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: W43177

    Occupying a wonderful position on the quiet unspoilt pebble beach, where numerous birds, wildlife and fauna can be seen, this detached single-storey property, accessed via an unadopted lane, provides an ideal base for couples or families wishing to enjoy a seaside holiday. This comfortable, light and spacious property has its own enclosed patio garden where alfresco dining can be enjoyed, overlooking the beach with sea views. Pagham has a nature reserve, a good array of shops, pubs, bistros and cafes. Chichester is 5 miles, with its cathedral, festival theatre, cobbled streets and Goodwood or Fontwell Races. West Wittering, The South Downs National Park and Arundel Castle are also easily reach. Visit Bognor Regis with its traditional holiday attractions, just over 4 miles away. Historic naval Portsmouth with its Spinnaker Tower, designer shopping, extensive dining and day trips to the Isle of Wight, is within easy driving distance. Discover scenic walks, sailing, fishing, watersports, birdwatching, cycle routes, riding and golf locally. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room with patio doors/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, both with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single with additional Z-bed (for child). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Three Freeview TVs. DVD/CD. Blu-ray. iPod dock. Gas range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Sea opposite.

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  • Loose Farm Lodge

    Battle, near Hastings

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC656


    Surrounded by farmland and lush green countryside, Loose Farm Lodge is a detached property situated in the owner’s grounds alongside the horses, Piggy and Basil. The owners live on-site, and there are walks from the doorstep to the fascinating market town of Battle, 20 minutes away on foot. Explore the famous battle site, where on 14th October 1066, Harold and William fought the most celebrated battle in English history. Head toward the Pevensey Levels, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, before seeing Pevensey Castle, which was once a Saxon fort on the shore where the Romans landed followed by the Normans.
    With its fun fair, iconic beach huts and Blue Reef Aquarium, the town of Hastings boasts a range of attractions to amuse the whole family. From spotting the giant octopus to searching for smugglers’ caves, a trip to Hastings makes for a thoroughly great day out.

    Visit the medieval town of Rye and the golden sand dunes at Camber - with the opportunity to try your hand at kitesurfing, you certainly won’t be left short for things to do. Inland, you can explore the beautiful gardens at Pashley Manor and Great Dixter, the vineyards at Sedlescombe, and the National Trust-owned property of Batemans, the former home of Rudyard Kipling who wrote The Jungle Book. For additional sightseeing opportunities, Battle’s train station provides excellent links to the capital. Beach 3 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1½ miles.

    Steep slope to entrance.
    All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space: With tiled floors.
    Living area: With 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, fold-up bed (for child) and French doors leading to garden.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, two 2-ring electric hobs, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and fold-up bed (for child).
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet, heated towel rail and tiled floor.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Decked terrace with garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Caton - Le Brun

    Eastbourne

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 5087

    A good base to enjoy this lovely area

    Only 200 yards from Gildredge Park bowling greens and tennis courts, ½ mile from the town centre and railway station, these spacious and elegant holiday apartments with period features in a fine Victorian house are ideal centres from which to enjoy all aspects of a really varied holiday. McSweeney (ref 3536) and Prideaux (ref 3537) have a feature marble fireplace. Eastbourne is a fine town with a Victorian pier and excellent theatres hosting national productions both musical and dramatic at the Devonshire Park and Congress Theatres. Easily reached by road via M25 and A22 and is 1½ hours by train from London. There is also an International Tennis Tournament at Devonshire Park and County Cricket at the Saffrons Sports ground, all of these venues are within walking distance of the property. The Bluebell Steam Railway and Filching Manor Motor Museum are a short drive and the South Downs are close by for walking enthusiasts.
    Eastbourne now has a Marina and harbour village and there is also a fine swimming and leisure pool. Two excellent golf courses are within 1 mile, with horse riding 10 minutes drive. Sailing, windsurfing and fishing are available from the beach. Day trips to France operate from Newhaven 12 miles away. Shops and pub a short walk.

    All on first floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with addtional single, 1 twin with additional single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Cloakroom with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Lea Farm Cottages - Leagarth

    Rye Foreign, nr. Rye

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 26361

    Explore the East Sussex and Kent countryside

    Envelop yourself in nature and enjoy the glorious views of the apple orchards and the serenity of grazing sheep. These holiday properties (refs 19653, 26361 and 30991) nestle in the heart of the Tillingham Valley on a 200-acre working, family run traditional sheep and fruit farm. Close to the ancient Cinque Port town of Rye with its cobbled streets, tea rooms and art galleries and ideally based for exploring the East Sussex and Kent countryside. A walker’s paradise - enjoy the farm’s extensive footpath network, see the lambs and apple blossom in the Spring or venture to Camber Castle, Bodiam Castle and Battle Abbey, just a short drive away. If gardens are your passion, then Pashley Manor, Great Dixter and Bedgebury Pinetum are all worth visiting. Fishing, private beauty treatments and local health centre/swimming pool day passes are available by arrangement. Golf, horse riding and sailing close by. Beaches at Winchelsea, 3 miles and golden undulating sand dunes at Camber, 6 miles. Rye railway station provides access to London 13/4 hours. Shop and pub 2 miles, restaurant 1 mile. NB: Properties 19653, 26361 and 30991 can be booked together to accommodate larger parties.

    All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/ games room with French doors/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room with toilet. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one zip and link (can be twin), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating included (£5 per night November-March). Gas included. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. tumble dryer (available until 1st October 2016 only). dishwasher. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets welcome (working farm, sheep country). NB: Fenced pond 40 yards.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Washing machine. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with terrace and furniture. 200 acres of farmland. Barbecue. No smoking.

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  • Pepper Pot Cottage

    Compton, nr. Chichester

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: W43520


    Situated at the end of a lane, Pepper Pot Cottage is the middle section of a Grade II listed building in a beautiful quiet area of the South Downs National Park. On the ground floor it has a good sized living room with an open fire, fully-equipped kitchen, a twin bedroom and a cloakroom with toilet. Upstairs are two good-sized bedrooms, one with a king-size bed, the other a twin, and a bathroom.
    It has a south-facing garden with a patio, garden table and barbecue for eating out, and is approached by a path which follows through to a further property. There is a shop/tea room and a pub 70 yards away, and a community tennis court and recreation ground in the village. Next to the cottage is a bridle path. Wonderful walks, cycling routes, welcoming pubs and lovely scenery are all around. The West Sussex Falconry, Uppark House (NT), the South Downs Way and a variety of golf courses are close by. Goodwood for horse and motor racing, Petworth, Midhurst, Cowdray Polo, Chichester with its cobbled streets and cathedral, and the beaches at Hayling Island and The Witterings are a short drive away. Portsmouth with HMS Victory, Gun Wharf Quay and day trips to the Isle of Wight are within easy reach. Jane Austen’s House at Chawton, the Watercress Steam Railway, Birdworld and Winchester make good day trips. Beach 15 miles. Shop, pub and tea room 70 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two travel cots and two high chairs on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Enclosed courtyard. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Scrag Oak Oast

    Wadhurst

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: PUUD


    This stunning Grade ll listed oast is unique to the Kent and Sussex countryside, in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This delightful holiday property offers a plethora of beams and an abundance of character, with glorious views across the rolling countryside, particularly from the first floor living space. Originally used to dry hops grown locally, which were then sent to the brewer’s to be used for flavouring beers. Sadly, the twin roundels and the cowl at the top of the kiln has long since disappeared, but the main part of the barn, which was used for the actual storing of hops prior to drying, still has an oak winch in the living area as a reminder of its working past. Situated adjacent to the owner’s 16th-century house built by a Wealden ironmaster, on a delightful, rural, single track lane, guests can access the orchard, tennis court and owner’s paddocks which slope down to the stream at the bottom of the valley. Wadhurst village is close by, and Royal Tunbridge Wells is 7 miles. Bewl Water offers cycle hire, fishing and boating activities. Visit Bateman’s, Rudyard Kipling’s family home (NT), Bodiam Castle (NT), and the beautiful gardens at Scotney Castle and Pashley Manor, or simply enjoy the many walks through the beautiful Sussex countryside directly from the property. Take the opportunity to explore the award-winning English vineyards in the area and sample some superb wines. Wadhurst railway station, 3 miles, provides good connections to London and further sightseeing opportunities. Beach 20 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Beamed kitchen/dining room with wooden floor. Double bedroom with 6ft bed (zip and link, can be twin). Separate toilet. First floor: Beamed living room with wooden floor, low beams and low doorway. Double bedroom with en-suite wet room. Further double bedroom with 6ft bed and access to Jack ’n’ Jill bathroom with shower attachment and toilet (also accessed from hallway via one step).

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Patio furniture
    • Access to owner’s paddock
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Tennis court (by arrangement)
    • Natural water supply from spring
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Stream in owner’s grounds, 1/4 mile

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  • Kittiwake House

    Hastings

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 30323


    This semi-detached town house is just a short stroll from The West Hill, which offers some of Hastings’ most remarkable views, stretching round to Beachy Head in the west and out across the English Channel. Guests will be able to see Hastings Castle from the property and also view glimpses of the sea from the bedroom window. It was on this hilltop that Hastings’ resident, John Logie Baird, the inventor of television, made his first radar experiments. The West Hill Cliff funicular railway drops you straight into the old town, which has a mix of half-timbered houses, narrow streets and passageways called ’twittens’ with cafés and vintage shops. Deep in the West Hill, explore Hastings’ smuggling heritage at St Clement’s Caves. Visit the Jerwood Gallery, housing 20th and 21st century British art. You could also take a short stroll down to the sea for a swim or a ride on the East Hill funicular railway to explore 660 acres of coastal country park. Rye, Camber Sands and Battle, not to mention Pevensey and Bodiam Castles, are all within a short driving distance or easy train ride from the nearby station (½ mile). There is parking for one car at the property and further free parking a couple of streets away across the green (3-5 minutes’ walk). Beach ¼ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Air source heat pump underfloor central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (basic package). DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard garden with furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • White Rock Apartment

    Hastings

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W42959

    Just yards from the beach, cafés and restaurants in Hastings is this 2nd floor duplex apartment with sea views from the living room and double bedroom. Stroll along the promenade and venture towards the old town and browse art galleries, vintage clothes shops and antique shops. See The Stade with its black weather boarded net huts and take a trip on the East Hill funicular railway to Hastings Country Park with views across the channel. The West Hill Cliff railway gives access to the ruins of Hastings Castle and the Smugglers Adventures at St Clements Caves. Take advantage of the theatre just a few yards along the road and enjoy some live entertainment. Battle, Bexhill and Rye are all a short journey by car. Shop, pub and restaurant 25 yards.

    Steep stairs to entrance. Steep stairs to second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Steep stairs to third floor: Living room with double sofa bed/dining room/kitchen.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. washing machine. Freezer. Car park 220 yards (£2.20per day). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Cockle Cottage

    Elmer, nr. Middleton on Sea

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 24268

    Just 300 metres from the beach

    Situated 300 metres from the beach, this holiday home lies close to the village of Elmer and within half a mile along the beach of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which stretches several miles from Elmer to Littlehampton. The beaches in this area remain quiet, even during the busiest summer periods and with man made rock islands just off the shore and accessible at low tide, the beach is wonderful to explore and is ideal for swimming, fishing, windsurfing and walking. Elmer is an ideal location to explore many of the attractions of the south coast from bustling Brighton, 25 miles, to the east to historic Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight to the west. In between there are beautiful places such as Chichester with its cathedral and festival theatre, quaint Arundel, 5 miles to the north with its castle, river, antique shops and famous wetland bird centre, Goodwood and Fontwell race courses and the beautiful South Downs are all close by. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 twin, 1 bunk. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars).

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  • Thalassa

    Pagham, nr. Chichester

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: W41730

    Sea views

    Panoramic sea views


    Superbly located with access onto the unspoilt beach at Pagham, this light and airy, unusual and interesting, single storey holiday property, formerly 2 railway carriages, is accessed by steps or ramp. Located on one of the sunniest coastlines in the UK it offers superb panoramic sea views through the large windows, and has light and spacious living areas with piano and carriage doors to the bedrooms.

    Well placed for discovering the area, the property is near Pagham Nature Reserve, a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife. About 10 miles away, Chichester boasts a beautiful cathedral, Chichester Festival Theatre, a number of leisure facilities, and horse racing at Goodwood and Fontwell. Arundel is also nearby, a town that’s famous for its castles, book and antique shops, the Wildfowl and Wetlands Wildlife Centre Arundel, and Pulborough Brooks RSPB. Besides Pagham, there are various popular beaches in the area, such as at West Wittering, Worthing and Bognor.

    The South Downs National Park is renowned for its network of scenic walks, and also just a short drive away is the cosmopolitan city of Brighton to the east, Portsmouth to the west, and ferry trips can be taken to the Isle of Wight. National Trust-owned etstates in the area include Goodwood House, Parham Park, The Royal Pavilion, Petworth House, Stanstead Park and East Dean. Outdoor pursuits include various water sports, horse and bike riding, various water sports, and golf. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Six steps to entrance (with ramp). All on ground floor: Living room with patio door. Dining room. Kitchen. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Internet connection. Patio with furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Sea opposite.

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  • The Courtyard

    Barnham

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: PKKQ

    These delightful holiday properties are situated within an arable working farm, with horse stables, riding and livery, which are all available to guests by prior arrangement. Surrounded by miles of open countryside, fields and scenic walks along a historic disused canal, it is abundant in wildlife, including many birds, as well as rabbits, hares and deer.
    Paddock Barn and The Courtyard are attached, and have been designed with a similar layout, including open plan living rooms and kitchen/dining rooms with natural slate floors, wood-burning stoves and spacious bedrooms with vaulted ceilings.
    The properties can be booked together to accommodate larger groups, to sleep a maximum of 16 guests in total.
    Barnham Court Farm is located just 4 miles from the nearest quiet beach at Climping, whilst the unspoilt beach at West Wittering is only about 20 minutes’ drive away. Chichester is only 6 miles away, with its beautiful ornate cathedral and abundance of pedestrianised cobbled lanes with various shops, tearooms, pubs and restaurants. Other amenities include a leisure centre with indoor pool, a cinema complex, the popular Festival Theatre which has year-round productions, and famous Goodwood Races for horse or motor racing; Fontwell racecourse is also only about 3 miles away.
    Other places of interest include The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, and historic Arundel with castle cathedral, various book and art shops, and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust – ideal for bird-watchers. Slightly further afield is Brighton, perfect for a family day out, boasting the decadent Royal Pavilion, art galleries, theatres and Sea Life Museum, plus seaside entertainment along the promenade and pier.
    The South Downs National Park is less than 3 miles away with wonderful opportunities for walking and riding, with many footpaths. Horse riding can be available by prior arrangement from the riding school in the farmyard, and livery can also be arranged. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and well-equipped kitchen area. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Two bathrooms, each with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Freeview TV
    • DVD/CD
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Courtyard with furniture
    • Parking (for 3 cars)

    • Wood-burning stove - logs included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot and high chair by arrangement
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared arable farmland
    • Horse livery by arrangement
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Pond and drops in grounds

    Note: Paddock Barn P45 and The Courtyard PKKQ, can be booked together to sleep up to 16 people.

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