Swimming pool | The Orchard, Northiam
Exterior | The Orchard, Northiam
  • Cottage
  • Northiam
  • E5383

The Orchard


out of 10

  • 13

  • 6

  • 3

  • 4

Swimming pool
Car parking on site

Here at The Orchard you don’t even have to leave the house in search of fun – take a splash in the heated indoor pool.

Ground floor: Living room. Second living room with double sofa bed. Dining room. Dining area/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 6 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 3 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double on request), two with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Open fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. Eight Freeview TVs. DVDs. iPod dock. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Paddock. Barbecue. Private parking for 10 cars. Indoor heated swimming pool (9.4m x 4.8m) with seating area and shower facilities. No smoking. Please note: Fireworks are not allowed in the garden/grounds of the property. No towels provided.

A majestic, detached family home complete with an indoor heated swimming pool, The Orchard sits in an acre of land which includes a private paddock for outdoor pursuits. Sitting in a picturesque location in Northiam, adjacent to the last rolling meadow of East Sussex as it joins the Kent border, The Orchard is perfectly located for exploring the many treasures of Kent and East Sussex. There is a steam train just a few hundred yards away serving the Rother Valley with stops at Tenterden and Bodiam. Alternatively, Bodiam Castle can be visited by taking a gentle boat trip or, more traditionally, by car. The village features the Church of St Mary’s which dates back to 1090, and the Great Dixter Tudor House and Gardens are just 0.25 miles away. There are many places to explore including Hawkhurst, Sandhurst, Beckley and a little further afield are Hastings, Tenterden and Camber Sands.


Baby and Toddler Friendly


Cot Available - Cot

Decorated at Christmas

Detached Property


Enclosed garden / patio

Garden or Patio

Highchair Available

Internet Connection

Open Fire

Parking - On Site

Pub within 1 mile


Shower Cubicle


Swimming Pool

Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 4 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Bed linen


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 24 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Bedfordshire

  • Family


out of 10

Lovely property with everything you needed. Some furniture and carpets/decor were a bit ‘tired’ but practical for having large numbers of people and doggies. Had a couple of nice local cafes/pubs and the steam railway and boating was great. Having a pool at the house was a definite bonus! The master bedroom mattress wasn’t the best and the plumbing was extremely noisy in that room.

27 Jun 2022


  • Farnham

  • Family


out of 10

Excellent place for a family holiday. The pool was a great hit with everyone. Part of the charm of the house is that what could be described as “tired” is, in fact, nice quality furniture which doesn’t match completely but is all the better for that. All the bedrooms were comfortable.The dining room accommodated all 13 of us and we are all adult sized, including three teenagers. There is plenty of “break-out” space in the house, so we were all able to avoid being under each other’s feet and the garden and paddock are lovely. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped with everything we needed. We only had a couple of small niggles. We had no hot water when we arrived but that was very quickly sorted with a phone call to the owner, who told me where the immersion heater switch is. The electric shower in one of the en-suite rooms didn’t work and when switched on just sent a cascade of water down the wall. Another phone call to the owner. He said he’d get someone out to look at it but that didn’t happen for some reason. Maybe the late plumber stories are true. We were disappointed that he didn’t turn up. However, we had a great holiday and all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We’d particularly recommend the Bodium Boating Station and Lime Wharf Café which is just down the road. We had fun on the river and excellent food and drinks. We all went for a Sunday dinner to the Castle Inn in Bodium and, again the food, drinks and service were excellent. Parking was a bit of an issue as I suspect people, wanting to avoid paying for the car park at the actual Castle, used the roads around the Inn to park. Both places have a good choice for vegans, which was good because two of our party are vegan.

7 Jun 2022


  • Worthing

  • Family


out of 10

Lovely place to stay , pool a great hit with the family. Plenty of room for everyone. A bit on the expensive side for a long weekend but as it was a special occasion we all chipped in. Overall a lovely place to stay.

25 May 2022

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