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BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC COTTAGE WITH GENEROUS USE OF POOL & TENNIS COURT

Owner

Advertiser since 2011
Speaks English
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC COTTAGE WITH GENEROUS USE OF POOL & TENNIS COURT

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Heathfield - Little Bucksteep Oast House

A beautiful 3 bedroomed cottage which sleeps 7 people.

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Little Bucksteep Oast House is a gem of a self catering holiday cottage in Dallington, East Sussex, rated 4* by Visit England. It is a beautiful old English Country Cottage, dating from the late 17th century, set in the midst of the beautiful private gardens of a gorgeous Queen Anne Manor House. Guests have very generous use of the private swimming pool and tennis court apart from Sunday afternoons and Bank holiday afternoons. Oast houses are typical of East Sussex and Kent, and were used to dry hops for beer making.

The Oast has many period features including beams, wooden paneling, leaded windows, old stone walls and a wood burning stove and is furnished with lovely old furniture. The master bedroom has a beautiful 4 poster bed, and with the windows open you can forget the city and just listen to the birdsong and the peace and quiet. Truly a very special self catering holiday home.

Pampering and Exercise weekends and holidays are also available, which incorporate the wonderful Lotte Berk exercise classes, the original ballet barre exercise method, beauty and massage treatments. For the total luxury experience we can also arrange for the weekend to be catered with delicious home cooked food.

This area of Sussex has many attractions including historic towns like Battle, Rye, Bodiam Castle, a host of lovely unspoilt little villages and many National Trust properties with beautiful gardens and houses, not to mention local vineyards. Glyndebourne is 30 minutes away and the sea side and the South Downs about the same. Although the Oast is set in the most beautiful unspoilt & undulating countryside, it is only just over an hour into London on the train and an hours drive from Gatwick airport. Dallington is midway between Battle and Heathfield, and set in truly rural countryside.

- Disabled facilities

- Beautiful views

- Unspoilt countryside

- Picturesque village

- Swimming pool & tennis court, including 2 tennis rackets and tennis balls for guests use

- Bicycles for hire

- Village pubs

- Close to the sea

- Wifi & Internet

- Spa and Exercise weekends available

- Lotte Berk ballet barre method exercise classes

The kitchen dining room in this Susssex holiday cottage is large, light and spacious and also boasts a seating area with a sofa and 2 armchairs with TV and DVD. This large room has stunning exposed oak beamed ceilings, with well placed spot lights and large glass doors leading onto the terrace and 2nd private garden, which is equipped for outside entertaining with a table and chairs, large sun umbrella as well as a barbeque. The dining room has a large antique pine table which seats 8, a lovely old oak dresser and plenty of dining chairs, together with a traditional oak Windsor chair.

The kitchen is very well equipped with china, cutlery and all things for cooking at home.

There is a small utility area next to the kitchen with a washing machine, drying rails and a storage cupboard where the central heating boiler is stored.

Opposite this is a shower room with WC which has recently been refurbished.

Adjacent to this is the entrance hall with plenty of storage for coats and boots, as well as tennis racquets etc. The owners have kindly supplied 2 tennis racquets for guests use as well as some tennis balls.

On the ground floor of the roundel is a large double bedroom with a double bed and brass headboard, and lovely old furniture, including a large chest of drawers, drop leaf table and an elegant desk with bookcase on top. Windows look out over the garden. There is hanging space next to the bedroom in the understairs cupboard.

Taking the oak panelled exposed rock staircase upstairs, you come to the master bedroom in the top of the roundel with the vast 4 poster bed, covered with a gorgeous throw and lovely linen, for pure romance and fairy tale living this is a dream come true.

There is one further bedroom upstairs which is a large and beautiful room with a high beamed ceiling and little chandelier.

There are 2 elegant single beds with white iron headboards and one child’s bed (just a few inches smaller than a single). The linen on the childs bed is white with beautiful embroidered fairies for the little princess in your life, or blue and boyish for the prince. The 2 single beds are covered in luxury white linen with lovely yellow throws. There is a chest of draws and lots of hanging room.

The family bathroom upstairs has recently been refurbished and has a bath with a handheld shower attachment. A charming window looks over the oast garden towards the old orchard.

The holiday cottage is supplied with 2 TV's, Sky, 2 DVDs, Wifi & internet, a mobile phone in case of emergencies, radio, some DVDs and games, and an iphone docking station

Guests in this Sussex holiday cottage have 2 garages and plenty of parking, and an attractive stroll through the gardens looking over the field where the sun sets, leads to the picturesque luxury self catering holiday cottage set in its own private grounds.

Dallington and the surrounding countryside.

This self catering Sussex holiday cottage is located on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Dallington, set well back down a long private drive.

This part of Sussex boasts many treats for holiday makers

- marvellous walks in the beautiful countryside

- beautiful views for painters

- wonderful bird life

- tranquility for writers or people enjoying a break from the city

- lovely National Trust properties including Batemans in Burwash – the home of Rudyard Kipling,

Sissinghurst,

Great Dixter,

Pashley Manor,

Merriments,

Sheffield Park Garden,

Michelham Priory and many more

- Opera at Glyndebourne (30 minutes drive)

- Local Sussex vineyards

- Childrens activities including Drusillas,

The Bluebell railway,

Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings,

Yesterdays World Battle,

How we lived then Eastbourne,

Shipwreck Museum Hastings,

Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum Lewes,

Fishermans Museum Hastings

- Charming old pubs within a short drive

- lovely local villages

- Charleston House, home of the Bloomsbury set

- Castles such as Bodiam, Herstmonceaux, Pevensey and Lewes

- A day up in London is easily done on the train in just over an hour

- Lewes with its antique shops and beautiful Georgian architecture

- Tunbridge Wells just over half an hour away

Location.

Dallington is an hour or two from the ferry and channel ports of:

- Newhaven (approx 1 hour)

- Dover (approx 1.5 hours)

- Portsmouth

- Southampton

- Folkestone

Close to Channel tunnel and Eurostar stations at

- Folkestone (approx 1.5 hours)

- Ashford International (approx 1 hour)

- London Waterloo

- Ebsfleet

REVIEWS FROM PAST GUESTS:

The warm welcome in this comfortable, spacious house was much appreciated. Our week at the Little Bucksteep Oast has been perfect. It’s a shame we couldn’t stay longer. P&FS, July 2009

We really enjoyed our stay here! It is such a beautiful cottage. We enjoyed it so much we want to come back with both sets of grandparents. P&D, Hoilland, Aug 09

Perfect! We will praise it abroad! Mr C.J Germany, Aug 09

This house is amazing – Megan (7) Aug 09

Thank you so much for your warm hospitality, the welcome pack, lovely Oast house, luxury bedding & furnishings, we felt completely pampered. A, Wiltshire, Sep 09

I can’t think of a more perfect place to spend my 30th birthday with my family. Beautiful surroundings both inside and out, it is such a special place. CT, UK, April 10

What a wonderful haven of peace and tranquility! R&J W, Gloucestershire, June 10

A beautiful house, peaceful and gracious setting. LM, UK, July 10

Owners did all they could to make our stay enjoyable. Mr C D, Nov 10

The house has been an absolute gem, so beautiful and really tucked away in the heart of the countryside. The perfect retreat to end the summer, Mrs B, Leamington Spa, Sep 10

What a delight to be able to see England for the first time from the perspective of Little Bucksteep. The setting is so relaxing, beautiful and so easy on the eyes and ears. I have enjoyed listening to the birds waking up in the morning and closing down the day. A more relaxing outing I can’t imagine than the time spent in the cottage with friends I love. DM, Texas, April 11

What a wonderful house! Beautifully stocked, extremely comfortable and glorious gardens. T,J&I, London, April 11

A beautiful house in a beautiful setting. Clean, comfortable and well equipped. The homemade apple juice was a wonderful touch, N.C, UK, May 11

We’ve had a great week. The Oast is full of character and extremely well fitted out. The location is fantastic, tucked away so that peace and quiet is guaranteed. A.C, UK, June 11

Thank you for your warm reception. We enjoyed your beautiful house and ofcourse the pool, we had a wonderful time. Family de.R, Jul 11

What a find! This is a lovely place, secluded yet so near to so many places. Loved retiring to the drawing room after dinner to relax in front of the log fire. G&C T, UK, Aug 11

A charming and comfortable house in a serene, sylvan setting. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. NB, US, Aug 11

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Owner (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
Speaks English

About Owner

We have been running the Oast as a self catering holiday cottage for 4 years now. We do everything we can to make your stay as comfortable as we can, we are here to help, but equally we want guests to have their privacy. We are now starting Pampering and Exercise weekends/ breaks at the Oast house too.

Owner purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Owner chose Heathfield

Close to airports, ferries and London. Set in beautiful countryside, with lovely old pubs. Very generous use of private pool and tennis court. Bikes for hire on the property. Glyndebourne is close by with world class opera. Beautiful gardens abide in this part of Sussex. If the pool becomes dull, the beach is within an hours drive too.

What makes this cottage unique

The Oast is special because it is old and beautiful and we have tried to furnish it in character with lovely old pieces. The open plan dining room/ kitchen is a lovely large sunny room and flooded with light. Guests have very generous use of a private swimming pool and tennis court. The huge 4 poster bed in the top roundel bedroom is a gorgeous luxury.

We also offer luxury pampering weekends which incorporate fantastic Lotte Berk Exercise classes, the original ballet barre exercise method, together with massage and beauty treatments.

4 bicycles on the property which guests may rent during their stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was a real recreation staying at the Oast House and we enjoyed it enormously. Just two trips were possible with our kids (Brighton and London), because they didn't want to leave these wonderful surroundings, the pool and the well equipped house. Thanks for being such nice hosts, for your tasty apple juice and for Monty's visits at our terrace...

We spent wonderful holidays in England, with a home and a view that made us feel like being in a painting (see the photos..), Best wishes to you from Aachen
Jul 2014
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 16 holidaymaker reviews

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Beautiful historic cottage with generous use of pool & tennis court
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews
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5

For an exceptional holiday it has to be the Oast!

  • 5 out of 5
The lovely Oast House is unique and offers a wonderful holiday with its own heated pool and tennis courts for the active. Gorgeous peaceful setting with all mod cons - everything is done to a very high standard. Owners Robert and Fiona are the perfect hosts with their adorable dalmation, Monty. This was our second visit in three years and hopefully not our last. So many attractions to interest the whole family, within easy driving distance. A truly complete holiday in every sense.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
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Beautiful historic cottage with generous use of pool & tennis court
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Heathfield East Sussex
5

Perfect Holiday

  • 5 out of 5
This was our second visit in three years to the wonderful Oast House. This in itself should indicate just how much we love this property The house is unique with oceans of space for families. (our's consisted of Grandad and Granny and three young grandaughters The pool was super and so warm even in late August. The house has everything that you could need and our hosts Fiona and Robert could not be more welcoming. Where is else could you find your own pool and tennis court and small orchard right outside, and beautiful scenery everywhere. Plus there are many local attractions, from Brighton Pavillion, Drusilla's Zoo (fabulous) Hirstmonceau (a must visit for all the family),Eastbourne and many other great places not too far away. You will return I guarantee! We tell everyone just how great this holiday is!
  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review, it was such a treat to see you all again - it is the highest complement to get people for a second time, we are thrilled. I am only sorry I couldn't give the girls a Lotte Berk exercise class, it would have been a real treat with 3 ballet dancers! We very much hope to see you again and thank you for being such wonderful guests, Fiona
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Beautiful historic cottage with generous use of pool & tennis court
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Heathfield East Sussex
5

Faboulous accommodation like a fairy tale

  • 5 out of 5
When we booked these holidays we were a little skeptical:
Is it not always raining in England? Is it warm enough for a pool? Does such a house like the one pictured really exist?
"Our" Little Bucksteep Oast has surpassed everything. The location, the surroundings and the house make you feel like being right in a painting or in one of the films that run as "Rosmanude Pilcher Romance" on German television. One can hardly believe that such a property really exists. We had two wonderful sunny weeks with 26 ° C - no rain, just in one night. It was absolutely relaxing and a dream for the children . Therefore, we were able to persuade them only with difficulty, to make small excursions - they would rather stay at the Oast House and its conveniences.
Thanks again to you excellent hosts, Fiona and Robert, for your hospitality and the little touches, especially the homemade apple juice. Salute to Monty Dog, the children miss him. Best wishes from Germany and see you again!
  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
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Beautiful historic cottage with generous use of pool & tennis court
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Heathfield East Sussex
5

A perfect retreat with access to many attractions.

  • 5 out of 5
We chose Little Bucksteep Oast for our holiday because of it's proximity to Glyndebourne, several National Trust properties and interesting walking country. We found a beautiful house in a stunning location providing us with everything we could have asked for. The house itself is very well equipped, large, light and spacious, with beautiful, yet comfortable furnishings, all of a very high standard and immaculately clean. The heated swimming pool and tennis court were a luxurious bonus. At the end of very busy days it was so pleasant to return to the house and enjoy a glass of wine in the garden. Sadly, we didn't meet Fiona and Robert as they were away on holiday for the duration of our stay, however, Nikki, who was looking after the property, was very friendly and on hand to answer any further questions we might have had. Fiona was a great help when booking and answered all our questions promptly. We all hope to return again soon.
  • Review Submitted: 17-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: We were so sorry to miss you too, but thrilled you had a lovely time. We do hope you will return again some time.
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Beautiful historic cottage with generous use of pool & tennis court
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Heathfield East Sussex
5

Perfect for a small family get together!

  • 5 out of 5
We had a lovely weekend celebrating Grandad's 70th Birthday at the Oast. The cottage was very spacious for 7 of us and very well equipped (which is unusual for holiday rental kitchens!). We also found the beds and quality bedding very comfortable. The children loved the swimming pool and spent hours having fun in it due to us being blessed with such great weather. Our hosts were very welcoming and the children fell in love with Monty the dog!
  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Owner's Response: So glad you had such a good time, and we very much hope to see you back again some time
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Beautiful historic cottage with generous use of pool & tennis court
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Heathfield East Sussex
5

Fairy tale House in Fairy tail surroundings!

  • 5 out of 5
A house that promises a journey into a fairy tale and keeps the promise. Our children fell absolutely in love with the property.
  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and being fabulous guests, please come and stay with us again!
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Location

Location

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
London Gatwick
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
The Swan, Woods Corner
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Newhaven
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Horam Park
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Etchingham or Battle
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
A21
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Battle
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Pevensey Bay
Car: necessary

Dallington is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, close to the historic town of Battle, where the battle of Hastings was fought in 1066, as well as other historical attractions including Bodiam Castle, Herstmonceux Castle and Pevensey Castle. East Sussex has many beautiful gardens open to the public including Great Dixter, Michelham Priory, Merriments, Pashley Manor and Batemans. The countryside is breathtaking and marvellously unspoilt with rolling hills and lovely walks. The beach at Pevensey is close by, or Bexhill and the fishermans huts at Hastings, beautiful Rye or a little further away Winchelsea. Not far away are Glyndebourne, home of world famous opera, as well as the homes of the Bloomsbury set including Charlston, visit the lovely villages of Alfriston and Firle and walk along the South Downs. We have 4 bicycles which we rent to guests so they can enjoy the beautiful countryside as well as get fit/ work up a healthy appetite for a pub lunch in one of the lovely pubs nearby. Closer to us are the lovely local villages of Brightling, Robertsbridge and Burwash. Visit Lewes and try the famous Harveys bitter.

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Availability & Rates

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21 Sep 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
£690
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Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Heathfield in East Sussex

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 1 on the ground floor is a shower room with lavatory and basin Bathroom 2 on the top floor has a bath with shower attachment, lavatory and basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 4 poster bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , A cot is placed just outside this bedroom
  • Bedroom 1: The master bedroom in the top of the roundel with the vast 4 poster bed, covered with a gorgeous throw and lovely linen, for pure romance and fairy tale living this is a dream come true. Bedroom 2: On the ground floor of the roundel is a large double bedroom with a double bed and brass headboard and lovely old furniture, including a large chest of drawers, drop leaf table and an elegant desk with bookcase on top. Windows look out over the garden. There is hanging space next to the bedroom in the under-stairs cupboard. Bedroom 3: A large and beautiful room with a high beamed ceiling and little chandelier. There are 2 elegant single beds with white iron headboards and one child’s bed (just a few inches smaller than a single). The linen on the child's bed is white with beautiful embroidered fairies for the little princess in your life or blue and boyish for the prince. The 2 single beds are covered in luxury white linen with lovely yellow throws.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
We offer luxury Pampering and Exercise weekends & breaks at the Oast, these include Lotte Berk ballet barre method exercise classes ('Ballet boot camp' - ref Sunday Times article 31/3/13), as well as beauty and massage treatments. These weekends can be booked either self catered, or catered with delicious home cooked food, for additional luxury These weekends can be tailor made to your request. Visit our website www.littlebucksteepoast.co.uk PLEASE REFER TO THE 'DESCRIPTION' SECTION TO SEE GUEST REVIEWS

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