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Oast Cottage

Herstmonceux, near Hailsham, Sussex
Grade 4 Star rating
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Explore the glorious Sussex countryside from this well-presented cottage, which enjoys a cosy woodburner. The beach can be reached within 8 miles.

Situated in a tiny hamlet adjoining the owner’s oast, this well-presented holiday cottage with an enclosed, secluded courtyard garden, makes an ideal base from which to explore the glorious Sussex countryside. The village of Herstmonceux is just ½ a mile away and has pubs and a restaurant. Herstmonceux Castle and gardens are close by and are home to the Observatory Science Centre, offering both adults and children some hands-on science, amongst the domes and telescopes of a world famous astronomical observatory. See the beautiful 7-acre gardens at Michelham Priory, or visit Rudyard Kipling’s home at Batemans (NT), and Charleston, home to the Bloomsbury set. The beach is can be reached within 8 miles at either Eastbourne or Cooden. Trains can be boarded via Polegate, giving access to Brighton or London for additional sightseeing. Golf and trout fishing (from £20 per day) are available locally, and walks and cycle paths emanate from the front door. Beach 8 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Sun room with French doors. First floor: 2 double bedrooms (one 5ft zip and link, can be twin). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TVs (one 27’’, one 24’’). DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Laundry service by arrangement. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack and doggy extras. No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • More Than Dog Friendly
    More Than Dog Friendly

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/01/2019
    This cottage is up there with the best we have ever stayed in. It is very well equipped and the welcome pack was amazing. A real home from home.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 21/12/2018
    The house is a dream and so many different things in the kitchen were already there. A real surprise when we arrived! Above all a real nice house next to the owners.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/12/2018
    Superb cottage, extremely well-equipped and with a welcome pack which puts most others to shame. One of the best we’ve ever stayed in. Marvellous!!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/12/2018
    What a little gem. We had a wonderful long weekend at this delightful cottage along with our little chihuahua Tillie. It was immaculate and so very comfortable, with everything you could possibly need and more. Our hosts had thought of everything including a towel and some treats for Tillie. The welcome treats for us were possibly the best we have ever experienced and very welcome. The log burner was a real delight and made it very cosy. The information pack we received from our hosts before we arrived was extremely thoughtful. All in all, a very lovely cottage in peaceful surroundings. We will definitely return but hopefully for a longer stay next time

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/11/2018
    A lovely comfortable cottage with a welcome pack you can live off for a day or two.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2018
    Great cottage, very well equiped, the owners have provided everything you're likely to need for your stay. Adjacent to a farm with stables so some sound of horses etc but this didn't spoil our holiday. Warm welcome from the owners together with a very generous welcome pack. Overall we're happy to recommend this cottage.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2018
    Lovely cottage with everything you could want. Really nice welcome pack with lots of personal extras, made us feel very welcome. Ideal for the dog.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2018
    This cottage has everything that you could possibly need. We all really enjoyed our time there. The location was great as you were not too far from shopping areas, beaches or places of interest. The cottage itself was superb - it was so comfortable. Mark and Amanda have supplied everything you could possibly need for your stay. The design of the property allowed each member of the family, at the same time, me time. The kitchen is well stocked for all your needs, the living room is really comfortable with the log burner (if you need it). Every room itself just worked and made us all feel comfortable. The bedrooms upstairs was well set out with adequate storage space. The bathroom was great and had the fantastic addition of the power shower. I cannot praise this property enough. We all came away feeling at peace with ourselves. We will return to this wonderful cottage, - Thank you Mark and Amanda

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/07/2018
    We really enjoyed staying at the cottage and the weather was lovely - all the seaside places were near by.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/05/2018
    Best place to stay ever! This cottage has all the comforts of home, is well built and decorated and has every amenity you might need for a short stay on vacation. Lots of different areas in the home to relax and a pretty private garden as well. The hosts are very nice and helpful as well. If you do not like roosters or horses this may not be the cottage for you, however I found it charming and homely.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 03/05/2018
    Oast Cottage was ideal for the quiet relaxing break we needed. Many thanks to Amanda and Mark

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/04/2018
    Excellent, in the countryside but not too far from civilisation. Lovely clean and cosy cottage, excellent welcome pack. Owners were very helpful and discrete.

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 23 reviews collected by Reevoo
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