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Large, private beautiful house with tennis court

People11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8 - 11

This large secluded Victorian house has breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside towards Rye. Inside rooms are light and airy. The property has just undergone a total restoration and refurbishment. Period features have been lovingly restored and the ambiance of the family home maintained. The house is surrounded by three quarters of an acre of enclosed gardens and in addition there is a fenced, hard tennis court. The south facing brick paved terrace is a gorgeous suntrap with lots of flexible seating. The driveway provides parking for at least four cars.


Owner
Harriet Holdsworth
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 September, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had at The Highlands. My elderly parents particularly enjoyed it as they were able to access everything easily having the downstairs bedroom and bathroom. The house was comfortable and family friendly and we were lucky to have good weather and take advantage of the use of the tennis courts and the lovely sheltered garden. We would definitely consider returning to this property and have already recommended it to several friends.

Thank you
Jun 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Iden around the Rother District

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The two newly refurbished bathrooms contain power showers. Provided for guests are a selection of fragrances for the whirlpool bath in the downstairs bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed
  • Two bedrooms have glorious views over the countryside. The downstairs bedroom (3 single beds) is immediately opposite the downstairs bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 11 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
All bedding is low allergen, the floors have been restored and rugs have been used rather than carpets.

Reviews

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(22 traveller reviews)

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Large, private beautiful house with tennis court
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 23 reviews
5

Fabulous house in a lovely place.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing holiday. The gardens and tennis court were great for us all to relax, play games and generally enjoy being together. The house was everything we could hope for...and we fell in love with it. Hopefully we will return at some point in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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Spacious house in super location

  • 4 of 5

This holiday home has a great location for getting out and about to visit places of interest, including the beautiful (National Trust) Scotney Castle. The bedrooms are large and airy, the garden is wonderful for evening BBQs al fresco, and the kitchen is well equipped. The grandchildren loved the tennis court, it was well used over our week's stay. We would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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Tranquil surroundings, relaxing holiday house

  • 4 of 5

A lovely house, with plenty of space for the 10 people staying, ranging from grandparents to 4 year olds.

So peaceful and quiet, with a gorgeous garden wrapping all the way around the house. We were so lucky with the weather and used it a lot. The owner sorted out the problem we had with a missing shed key, meaning we couldn't access garden furniture cushions and parasol.

The house was lovely and tidy, great toys, books and games for the kids too. Perhaps would have been good to have a TV in the lounge with a DVD player?

We will be booking again next year and would recommend this house to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 21-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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5

An excellent family house

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for large family group plus dog,a casual relaxed house with garden and tennis court for family to play on. It is surrounded by footpaths, excellent for the dog and walking distance of pub and village shop.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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4

Enjoyable location, lovely stay

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in this lovely house for a family get together and celebration. The kitchen was well appointed and we loved playing tennis and football in the large garden, spotting rabbits in the mornings in the lawn was great! We explored the local area and enjoyed pony riding at the near by stables, the bell served delicious Sunday roast. Also explored Rye and went for a day trip to camber sands, all highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
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Ideal space and tranquillity for a family gathering

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful long weekend at The Highlands to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday, with 6 adults, 4 children and dog. The space to relax. play tennis, explore the garden or simply chill out round the log fire was idyllic. At the same time, the location was close enough to visit nearby Rye and Hastings and we enjoyed a fabulous Sunday lunch at the King's Head in Playden. I think a fire guard would be a sensible addition to the open fire though. Would definitely book again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay. Absolutely re fire guard. I will get one ASAP. We’ve always had one as it’s essential with children. It must have gone walk about. Thank you.
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Gatwick
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Folkestone
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Rye
Nearest Motorway
21 Miles
M20 jct 8
Car: necessary

Iden is a pretty and picturesque village with a pub renowned for its food, and post office/general stores within an easy walk of the house. The historic town of Rye, one of the Cinque ports, is less than 3 miles away with its charming winding lanes, interesting harbour and the wonderful sandy beaches of Camber Sands beyond. Rye boasts some excellent restaurants, a weekly Farmers market, and a range of local shops including world famous Rye pottery. The house is well placed, between Hastings (10 miles) Tunbridge Wells (15 miles) and Tenterden (8 miles). The castles of Battle and Bodiam are also within easy reach. Ashford is 15 miles to the north with its International Station for a quick trip to France.

The Hythe to Dymchurch Light Steam Railway is also well worth a visit as it winds its way from Dungeness to Hythe all along the coast - take a picnic and stop off on the way!

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Short breaks are calculated as follows: 2 nights = 65%, 3 nights = 70%, 4 nights = 75%, 5 nights = 85%

A refundable damage deposit of £250 is payable with all bookings.

We accept bank transfer, cheques or paypal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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