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Horncombe Stables


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Ardingly, near Haywards Heath, Sussex
Grade 4 Star rating
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Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this first floor apartment is conveniently located for the many events and places of interest to visit in Sussex.

Situated in the heart of Sussex, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Horncombe Stables is set within the 50 acres of Horncombe, a 14th-century hunting lodge. This first floor apartment is set at the end of a long drive overlooking fields and woodland that are a haven for wildlife, including herds of deer. There are footpaths leading from the doorstep which lead you through the owners 50 acres of woodland, and across the stream. In a peaceful rural area, on the outskirts of Ardingly in mid Sussex, the property is conveniently located for attending events taking place at the South of England Showground, including the international antiques and collectors fair. There is also clay pigeon shooting and horse riding, which can be arranged locally.
Wakehurst Place, ’Kew in the Country’ is close by and home to the Millennium Seed Bank, the largest wild plant seed bank in the world. Birdwatchers, fishermen, nature lovers and those who enjoy water sports will love Ardingly Reservoir and designated a nature reserve. Take a step back in time and hop aboard the steam train at the Bluebell Railway, which travels 11 miles along the border between east and west Sussex. Ashdown Forest is close by, home of Winnie the Pooh, The Hundred Acre Wood and Pooh Bridge. Gatwick is also nearby, with easy access to London via the Gatwick Express. Beach 23 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

External open-tread stairs to entrance. All on the first floor.
Sloping ceilings throughout.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With 42" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, z-bed (for child) and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate. Welcome pack. External utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Terrace with garden furniture and barbecue. 50-acre grounds with woodland and farmland (shared with owner). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are two external sets of stairs, one opening to the kitchen and one opening into bedroom 1. There are sloping banks in the garden and an unfenced stream, 100 yards away.

Show amenities 


  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Ground Floor Wet Room
    Ground Floor Wet Room
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
    Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/05/2018
    A beautiful apartment, well equipped with all you could possibly need. The welcome we received from the owners was exceptional and the surroundings were wonderful with horses and deer in the fields. We would recommend this property to anyone and hope to return in the not too distant future.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your lovely review. It was great meeting you all and look forward to welcoming you back to Horncombe soon. Best wishes.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/05/2018
    Absolutely lovely! Beautiful location. Extremely clean and well presented. Lovely generous welcome pack and friendly hosts.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/05/2018
    The best we ever had

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/04/2018
    Everything people have said before us was our experience too. Lovely people, fab location and beautiful property. Our dog was in seventh heaven flushing out the pheasant. The seven year old in our party was constantly looking for adventure in the woods when his new buddy Jenson wasn’t around. Here he is coming out of the pond!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/04/2018
    Lovely place to to go back in the summer to see it in its full glory. Fantastic to see all the dear and birdlife so close to the cottage. Owner were a real joy to meet.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/03/2018
    Martin, Ronnie, Mandy and Jenson were very friendly, welcoming and generous with the welcome pack! The accommodation was first class with a really well equipped kitchen and living area. We'll definitely come again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/03/2018
    We LOVED staying here. The photos do not do it justice as it is far bigger than it looks. The kitchen was wonderfully equipped, there was nothing missing! The beds were wonderfully comfortable and so much effort went into making us feel welcome. Even our dog was welcomed with a bed, bowl and treats :D. The grounds were gorgeous, with deer to greet us each morning. A short journey to Brighton. The family were very friendly and helpful! We'll be definitely staying again!!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/02/2018
    We loved this apartment. The setting was lovely with deer in the surrounding grounds. It was very well equipped and all the fixtures and fittings were of the highest standard. The owners were very helpful and welcoming without being intrusive and left us a lovely welcome pack including fresh eggs and a bottle of wine. The surrounding countryside is lovely too, with many National Trust properties, and the south coast is not far away. One of the best cottage breaks we have had.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/02/2018
    I cannot recommend Horncombe highly enough. It is quiet and private, and my husband and I could have stayed forever instead of the five weeks we spent there. Our hosts, Martin and Ronnie, gave us a warm welcome and made sure we didn't want for anything. The living space was super-clean, fully-equipped and it had obviously been built and stocked with care and an eye for quality. It was a true home from home for us, and we will remember Horncombe and its owners fondly.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/12/2017
    Horncome Stables are surrounded by beautiful grounds. In the morning you can watch white deer from your windows. Martin (the owner) gave us a very warm and friendly welcome and showed us around in the cottage. Everything is very clean, up to a high standard, tastefully furnished with attention to detail - one can really feel at home from the very first moment. A wonderful welcome basket with breakfast stuff was siiting on the kitchen worktop. We absolutely loved it and if we need accommodation again in this area Horncome Stables will definitely be our first choice.

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9.9 out of 10 – based on 14 reviews collected by Reevoo
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