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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 3 Pets Not accepted Region Sussex Town/village Mayfield

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Cosy Big Cottage, near Mayfield (SX886FR)

The Property nestles in an area of outstanding natural beauty with far reaching views over fields and trees.The Oast has been converted into a luxurious four bedroomed house using exceptionally high quality materials and finished to a supremely high standard. It provides very spacious and comfortable accommodation for eight. Authentic bricks and beams have been preserved to retain the innate character of the lovely old building but the latest materials have been used where appropriate to enhance the comfort and bring a sense of contemporary style to the living arrangements. The original farmhouse and other outbuildings are adjacent but do not overlook the property which feels beautifully remote but is actually only three miles from the charming medieval town of Mayfield with its lovely shops and pubs. Many national treasures are nearby including Bodiam Castle, Sheffield Park, Batemans and there is plenty to keep the children happy with Go Ape at Bedgebury Forest, Drusillas Park at Alfriston, Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum or Herstmonceux Castle and The Observatory to name but a few! Short breaks accepted in winter months only. Shop: 2 miles Pub: 1 mile Coast: 20 miles

The main entrance to the Oast House is on the side through a loggia and approached via a short flight of 4 steps...

Ground Floor:
The door opens into a hall with coat hooks and a door to the garage with useful storage and additional fridge. Two steps down to large..
Inner Hall off which there is a door to the dining room and
Cloakroom with washbasin and w.c. One step down to a further inner hall with staircase to first floor, sofa and telephone and door to paved courtyard area. To the right, a step up to alternative entrance with useful coat and boot storage and doors to dining room and kitchen
Dining Room with wood floors, original brick wall and old beams incorporated into the contemporary design which includes a wall of wooden framed windows providing wonderful natural light. A beautiful large oak table with eight leather chairs
Kitchen is very generously proportioned with tiled floor and is well fitted with plenty of storage including a granite topped central island. There is an electric oven with hob, a microwave, an under counter larder fridge and separate large freezer, a dishwasher and washing machine. Large table and eight chairs
Off the hall is a passage way leading to...
Bedroom 1 has a double bed with wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair, bedside tables and a door to the loggia which provides a shady retreat for sitting outside. En-Suite Shower Room a frosted glass door leads to a fully tiled walk in shower, heated towel rail, washbasin and w.c
Bedroom 2 occupies the ground floor of the roundel with fabulous views over countryside and access to the courtyard garden. Twin beds, bedside table, wardrobe, chest of drawers and chair
Shower Room - large walk in shower with two benches on which to relax, a washbasin and w.c.
Bedroom 3 with twin beds, bedside table, chest of drawers, wardrobe and chair

From the inner hall a wooden staircase leads upstairs to...

First Floor:
A spacious landing houses shelves containing a large slection of DVDs, books and games, an armchair and a large dresser containing wardrobe space. To the right is...
Sitting Room is wonderfully spacious with lofty, beamy ceiling, wood floors and a wood burning stove. Leather seating comprises two large sofas and two armchairs, with several tables and a large TV/DVD. Full length glazed doors have safety locks preventing them from being opened by mischievous fingers...
Off the landing is a further landing with chest of drawers and three steps down into the upper level of the roundel which accommodates...
Bedroom 4 is the full height of the roundel right up to the fully operational cowl has been stunningly preserved to make this a very special space, perfectly complemented with a king-size brass bed, bedside tables,chair and a marble-topped washstand dressing table
Bathroom - the bath has a centrally fixed shower attachment and there is a separate walk in shower, heated towel rail, washbasin and w.c. A delightful porthole such as you might find in a luxury liner has been converted into a mirror with shelves behind and there are glorious views through the windows

Garden: To the rear is a large, lawned, fenced garden surrounded by gorgeous countryside. There is a paved courtyard area with al fresco seating and a quiet loggia providing shady cover. There is a rotary washing line out of view.
Parking: To the rear, plenty of parking. It is possible to unload luggage by the loggia before parking behind the property.
Heating: Underfloor heating supplemented by radiators and wood burning stove.
Also Provided: Telephone for emergencies. Logs.
Notes: Please be aware that as the Oast is on a working sheep farm. If you would like to entertain any additional guests during your stay - please enquire when booking or with the owner who lives next door. £100 cash security deposit payable on arrival.

  • Accommodation, ground floor
  • BBQ
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Open Fire
  • Stairgates
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Welcome Basket
  • Ensuite
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Gold Star, Visit England
  • Luxury
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.
  • Ground Floor Bath/Shower room


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Famous for its association with the Saint Dunstan legend, after which the local church is named, the town was also a smuggling hotspot for wool and brandy. The high street has a range of shops, along with the traditional Black and White house’s popular in the Sussex area. Crowborough Country Park is a 16 acre nature reserve made from a clay quarry, with purpose built tracks and bridges for visitors to spot the plants and wildlife.

Southwards towards the coast is the medieval Herstmonceux Castle, the 300 acres of woodland and formal gardens are open to the public with a visitor centre offering further information about the site history. Carriage rides and falconry experiences can also be booked.

With links to famous authors and film productions, Groombridge Place is a lovely setting with a re-created study of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Visitors can explore the tree house park Crusoe’s World, reached through the forest or by canal boat. Lots of fun activities such as zip wires, aerial walkways and giant tree swings. Bowles is a multi-activity centre offering skiing lessons and archery. There is also rock climbing available all year on a large sandstone cliff face.

Area Sussex Nearest shop 2 miles Nearest pub 1 miles


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