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large family home on the Ashdown Forest. Minimum 7 nights.

People12
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
People
12
Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
4
Minimum Stay
7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 7 bedroom holiday home in East Grinstead - Family home on Ashdown Forest

7 bedroom, 4 bathroom, large garden, off-road parking, on Ashdown Forest

Our house is in a village in East Sussex on the Ashdown Forest. We live in a beautiful late Victorian house (1898) with large garden in a quiet private road with off-road parking bordering a 36-hole golf course (on which you can freely walk) on the Ashdown Forest, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. But also the former hunting ground of Henry VIII. We are in the middle of Winnie the Pooh country. This area of England is called the Garden of England, for all its National Trust gardens, stately homes and private open gardens. We are near Wakehurst Place, part of the famous Kew Gardens and Standen (William Morris designs). It is just a 40 minute drive to visit the South Downs and walk the Seven Sisters (white cliffs) or see the old town of Lewes with its famous opera house Glyndebourne. All well worth a visit. The restored steam Blue Bell Railway is an 8 minute drive. The Seven Sisters (White Cliffs) coast is a 40 minute drive. If you like walking, two long distance footpaths cross our village and many other footpaths are around. We are on the cycling route connecting Paris to London. The train station is an 8 minute drive away. It takes 55 minutes by train to London Victoria or London Bridge station. Our friendly, vibrant village has two convenience stores, several health food stores, a biodynamic farm (opening for visiting and with a great farm shop), many coffeeshops and three pubs. All at walking distance. The golf, tennis, football and cricket clubs are within a 5 minute walk from our home.

There are ample country lanes for cycling the rolling hills of Sussex and we are on the Paris to London international cycling route. If you like walking then there are several long distance paths crossing our village and many public footpaths in the area.

We have a beautiful old house with a lot of atmosphere. We cook on an AGA, so the kitchen is always warm and cosy. Our garden is spacious with a small pond, trampoline, basketball net on the forecourt, south facing terrace, vegetable garden, greenhouse, rose arches, a 20 meter deep well (which has sufficient protection), a sandpit and direct access to the Ashdown Forest.

This property lends itself ideally to a large family gathering or holiday.

Please note, we only rent our house out for a minimum of 7 nights.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Henriette and Michael
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2016

About Henriette and Michael

We are a continental European couple living in England since 1985. Our four children have flown the nest and we like travelling. Michael is retired, Henriette is an author and the founder of Reflections of my Friends. We have a beautiful old house with a lot of atmosphere right on the Ashdown Forest, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We like gardening, singing, walking and cooking on the AGA. Please note, we only rent our house out for a minimum of 7 nights.

Henriette and Michael purchased this house in 1991

Why Henriette and Michael chose Mid Sussex

This property lends itself ideally to a large family gathering or holiday in the South of England. We are 20 minutes from Gatwick Airport, an hour from London and an hour from the sea. Please note, we only rent our house out for a minimum of 7 nights.

What makes this house unique

a house with character, spacious, peaceful, quiet, rural with lots of activities nearby. Please note, we only rent our house out for a minimum of 7 nights.

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Location

Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Gatwick Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.8 Miles
The Swan
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Newhaven
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club
Nearest Train
4 Miles
East Grinstead
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
M23
Nearest Restaurant
0.6 Miles
Roochi
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Brighton
Car: recommended

The Ashdown Forest is a protected nature reserve. In England this is called an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Hence it is a great area for hiking, horse riding, cycling, bird watching, etc.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in East Grinstead, East Sussex

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
From
£400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in East Grinstead in West Sussex

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 675 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • First floor bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , This bathroom is on the first floor landing
    Master bedroom bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , This is the ensuite bathroom of the master bedroom
    Top floor bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , with power shower, toilet and washing basin
    Yellow ensuite room bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , with power shower, toilet and washing basin
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • large top floor room - south and east - 1 Double Bed , a large top floor room with stunning views
    top floor bedroom facing south - 2 Single Bed , a cosy top floor room with great views facing south
    yellow ensuite room facing north - 2 Single Bed , a room with ensuite bathroom
    1st floor room facing south - 1 Single Bed , 1st floor room with storage space, facing the garden
    1st floor room facing south - 1 Double Bed , 3 Single Bed , sunny, quiet first floor room with good view on back garden
    1st floor master bedroom facing south and east - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , spacious, quiet first floor room with ensuite bathroom
    top floor bedroom facing east and north - 1 Single Bed , a charming top floor room, nice views over the village farm
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Our house is on the Ashdown Forest, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It was the hunting ground of Henry VIII. We are very near two biodynamic farms that have amazing food in their farm shops.

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