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Secluded cottages in an Oak and Holly Trees wood garden.

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,937 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedrms, 4 baths, private garden. parking, terraces.Tennis court, 14 acres

The property is set in the midst of Oak and Holly trees on a raised central decking courtyard surrounded by the three cottages. The decking area has a large dinning table, chairs, benches , barbecue, hot and cold water supply. The main cottage has a kitchen/dining room, two bed rooms, two shower rooms, and bathroom with a deep roll top cast iron bath. There is a corridor leading to the master bedroom with a shower room en suite. This bed room has a private balcony looking on to an ancient wood.

There are two other cottages; one has large bed room with two large single beds and a large sitting room with floor to ceiling glass folding doors on two sides of the room and both doors open to a large balcony facing the sea and country side. It has a Far Infrared sauna room with deep Japanese soaking bath, toilet and sink. The third cottage is in a shape of a pyramid and can be used as a children play room, excellent space for meditation or as the forth bed room. It has a super king size bed. These cottages are surround by a beautiful wooded garden all fence in by railings providing a secured outdoor space for children and pets. The property has a private car park for three cars.

Two of the larger cottages have central heating, TV and WiFi. There is a fully fitted kitchen with a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, hob, range oven, 2 fridges, and two freezers. The third cottage has oil radiator heating.

This group of cottages are rented out to one set of guests only, at any one time. The group can sleep up to 8 guests in total. The basic rate for the group of cottages is £320 per night for up to 8 guests. The minimum stay is 3 nights.

The Sanctuary is set in 14 acres of private meadows, and has a tennis court and terraces with sea views, which can be used by guests. This estate is adjacent to hundreds of acres of the East Sussex Coastal Country Park and has many wonderful scenic walks with views of the sea and ancient woodlands.

More Details

Mrs Cecilia Masters
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Cantonese
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
11 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fairlight in Hastings District

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1937 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Deep soaking Japanese bath , it has a Far ifrared sauna
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Gated Community
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • 9 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveller reviews)

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Secluded cottages in an Oak and Holly Trees wood garden.
average rating of 4.0 based on 8 reviews

Shady Retreat

  • 4 of 5

The property was interesting as it focused around a large wooden deck area with big trees - quite Mediterranean, and fortunately the weather was good, so we could eat there. The decor was prettily done with a good eye. The ensuite bed room was quite small and the ensuite tight, but the other 2 rooms were generous. The garden room was pretty, but our daughter found it too light to sleep well, needs blackout blinds for some. The BBQ was unusable, which was a shame. Overall we had a good stay and enjoyed it - great to have the tennis court. Help was always on hand (when the smoke alarm went off). It was lovely to wake to the jungle like vegetation, the birds and no other sounds. We did not like the 'pet' fox, although apparently many do! Good location for trips to Hastings and Camber. Also, if you like gardens Great Dixter is about 10 miles.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quirky, comfy, homely, excellent kitchen facilities.

  • 4 of 5

A great place for a get together. The weather wasn't kind but it was New Year so to be expected. The outside hot tap was brilliant for hosing muddy cold dogs.

Would be fantastic to stay in the summer.

A work in progress in the main sleeping area so some doors were a little sticky and leaky, might be a little chilly in colder weather especially the bathroom. Some of the furniture was a little rickety and not necessarily very comfy because of that.

But the peace and quiet was amazing not to mention the lack of light pollution which made the night sky fab.

If you want a quirky quiet dog friendly base, this is the place for you.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property, lovely setting!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful property, lovely setting. Jim was great showing us the way in and where everything was. Had a fab time!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A couple of problems but great overall !

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the holly oak sanctuary, however a few things happened to us that were unexpected. Firstly we booked the pirates cottage, however a week before our stay we were contacted telling us there was a problem with booking and were we able to stay in the holly oak sanctuary. This was not a problem however the day before our visit, we were also asked if we could check in 2 hours later, this was a slight inconvenience for us. Both cases were not a huge problem, and we certainly forgot about them when we walked into the sanctuary, the complex is absolutely beautiful, especially the decking with the trees. We did encounter a couple of problems on our stay, however none of them were major at all, and some issues are inevitable. The main issues we encountered were:

•The wifi worked for about 20 minutes every hour, but very poorly.

•The sofas in the lounge area are not comfy, and one of them is a pull out bed and the pole stick out of it, very uncomfortable to sit on.

•A couple of the doors were stiff, and we couldn't get the door leading into the decking to shut and lock so we had to have that in unlocked all night.

• The complex fits 8 but I'm not sure that would be a comfortable fit as there are two double beds and the rest are cots.

The things we enjoyed about are stay were

•biscuits and fresh flowers left for our arrival

•very clean

•great appliances in the kitchen and the bathrooms

•we forgot cooking oil and that was left in the kitchen for us as well as washing up liquid.

•Jim was lovely and friendly

•the grounds are lovely and we got the chance to pet some of their rams and sheep.

•overall very cosy and great heating and bedding.

We will happily stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely furniture. Very pretty, Odd layout, heating did not work

  • 2 of 5

Unless you are sleeping in the small double bedroom, you need to walk out into the rain to go to the toilet.. in the night it was cold. We could not work out the heating, Jim the handyman said he had fixed it, it did not work the whole stay. Jim arrived at 10.30 on Sunday to remind us we need to leave at 11... he agreed we could leave at 11.30 I found his visits uncomfortable. The place is beautiful and all the furniture is lovely. It's a 15 min drive to Hastings beach... we couldn't work out which way it was to walk to the beach... some maps would be nice...also I got bitten about 8 times by mosquitoes so take cream.

Hastings old town is lovey and this is a pretty holiday home...

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location, great people. Really friendly and helpful, stunning quirky home

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Car: recommended

The guest have the use the 14 acres of private meadows and our private tennis court and terraces with sea views. Holly Oak Pyramid Sanctuary is set in the midst of this meadow and also next to the coastal country park. There are a number of beaches near the property within 5 to 30 minutes drive or 30 minutes by foot.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fairlight, Sussex

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £30 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Pet Fee £20

There is a pet fees of £20 per pet for the stay.Maximum guests eight adults.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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