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A beautiful 15th century country cottage near Mayfield with stunning views

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,010 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A self catering rental with 4 bedrooms and great garden with lots to do

Bibleham is a beautiful, comfortable and cosy country cottage in one of the most scenic parts of South East England, ideal for a relaxing vacation. Private and secluded off a country lane with very large gardens and magnificent views. It sleeps up to 8 adults in 4 Bedrooms. There is parking on the front.

Low beamed ceilings and antique furniture. Oak panelled dining room . Fully equipped kitchen with electric oven/grill, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, table with pew. Adjacent hall/store room with with Belfast sink, larder cupboards, 1 large fridge.

A large utility room with Table Tennis table, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Spacious Sitting Room with spectacular 15th Century inglenook fireplace, large settee, several armchairs and CD/radio player. A separate lounge/snug with 42 inch flat screen TV, DVD and large L shape sofa.

There is a lovely barbecue and sitting area outside for the warmer months, with a firepit available as well.

There are two bathrooms upstairs - one with a bath and the other with a power shower. There is also a downstairs loo.

4 nice bedrooms upstairs, 2 with king size double beds and 2 twins.

The garden is really well kept, with lots of different garden sports equipment to keep everyone entertained. There is a large swimming pool at the bottom of the garden which is heated by an air source heat pump, so if it is hot outside, it tends to be warm enough in the late Spring, Summer and Early Autumn months when we open it for use. There is also a large swimming pool hut for changing, and the big room has a full sized pool table requisitioned from a pub so a good quality table.

If you want to venture out for walks, the owners have mapped a few nice ones of different distances, or you can just walk as it is all beautiful in the area - with lots of woods, lakes and public footpaths.

The nearest village is Mayfield, and that has one of the best restaurants in the area - The Middle House. It has several others as well, and is one of The Times villages of the year for 2017 - a very attractive place.

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Melanie Allcock and Phillipa Shearer
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
4 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mayfield and Five Ashes in Tunbridge Wells

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2010 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Bath (no shower)
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Plus
  • We can accommodate toddlers in the main bedrooms as there are foldaway mattresses available
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • tennis
We can supply a travel cot if needed.


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A beautiful 15th century country cottage near Mayfield with stunning views
average rating of 4.875 based on 16 reviews

Magical historic property

  • 5 of 5

Two families had a fantastic weekend at this magical historic property. Enormous garden that we enjoyed despite the blizzard conditions! Great pub in the nearby village.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Great place for family vacation.

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week at Bibleham and it was gorgeous! A perfect location for 4 adults, 2 toddlers and a baby. The kids loved playing in the garden and the pool was perfect for the warm weather. The outdoor grill allowed us to dine al fresco. You do need a car as it is not walking distance to the High Street. It was a great place for us to have a family vacation. The only thing we can really complain about is the wi-fi. It is extremely limited and that was a bit difficult for us as we travelled from the States and Australia. It was needed for purposes of talking to family and checking in with work on things and the limited wi-fi made it diffcult to do so. Otherwise, everything was great.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely place to be

  • 5 of 5

Enabled us to have a peaceful time with family and friends. Excellent accommodation and equipment in a beautiful setting.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Always wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Bibleham before and this visit did not fail to disappoint. The gardens were looking particularly beautiful during our visit.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Beautiful home and garden in stunning countryside.

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for more from the property. The location is gorgeous and the local walks were great for our group. The kids enjoyed all the sports equipment (croquet, badminton, table tennis, pool table, swings, trampoline....). A fantastic weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A relaxing, big house with great views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Bibleham, the property is extremely quaint and has lots of rustic rooms and low beams. The living space is huge and there are two separate living rooms making it great for people who want to do their own thing. We want to come back in the Summer, although there were lots to do while we were there (ping pong, pool table, sitting by the fire, badminton) having use of the swimming pool and warmer weather will be the cherry on the cake.

Thanks for having us and making it a great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
M25 junction 9
Car: necessary

Bibleham is set in beautiful countryside near Mayfield, with breathtaking views over the Weald.

It is 2.5 miles way from the historic town of Mayfield which has a traditional high street full of shops selling local produce. There are also a number of pubs and restaurants. The countryside is ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding. Also nearby is Bedgebury Pinetum (with great adventure trails, Go Ape and bike hire), the Cuckoo Trail, Bewl Water (perfect for watersports and hiring bikes), The Bluebell Railway, The Enchanted Forest, Drusilla's Zoo and many more attractions. The coast is also a mere 30 minutes away.

Other Activities: Country walks, cycling, horse riding, golf


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mayfield and Five Ashes, Sussex

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High season
25 May 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late mid season
7 Sep 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low Season
5 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Low season
2 Jan 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mid season
23 Mar 2019 - 23 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late mid season
24 May 2019 - 27 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

N.B. WEEKEND RATE IS CHARGED AT 75% OF WEEKLY RATE FOR STAY OF 2 NIGHTS MINIMUM. If more nights are required we add £75 per night up until and including 4 nights.
For 5 nights we charge the weekly rate.
A supplement of £200 per week applies for Christmas and New Year,
Bed linen and hand towels are included. You will need to provide your own bath towels.
If you would like to supply your own bedding we will reduce the rental rate by £50.

There are 2 ways to pay either by bank transfer direct to us or by credit card through the Homeaway website. Please note if you pay by credit card you will incur a service charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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