A stylish new cottage awarded 4* Gold Visit England Flying Horse Cottage is a rural retreat less than an hour from London by train and taxi and only 45 minutes drive from Gatwick Airport. The cottage is perched on a ridge in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Cottage has 2 bedrooms both ensuite, luxury underfloor gas heating throughout and a wood burning stove. There are two outdoor seating areas, a paved terrace at the front of the cottage with glorious views and a decking viewing platform with built in seats at the rear of the cottage. Both these areas can be accessed directly from the living area via sliding doors and a french window.
The cottage is set in 4 acres of pasture and woodland. Across the lane there is an area of private heathland with a bird hide for guest's use overlooking the 450 acre RSPB Nature Reserve. The bird hide is fully equipped so that guests can enjoy the countryside in all weather - bird watching, sketching or simply chilling with a drink and enjoying the magnificent views and sunsets.
The RSPB nature reserve which is grazed during summer months by Exmoor ponies contains a wide variety of habitats including heathland, woodland, a stream and mire leads directly the dramatic sandstone outcrops at Eridge Rocks a Site of Special Scientific Interest. At the far corner of Broadwater Warren there is also access to Harrisons Rocks. Both places are great picnic spots and provide some of the best rock climbing in Southern England.
Detailed Description of Rooms:
Bedroom 1: Has a king-size bed, TV, and sliding patio doors leading directly onto the terrace. It has an ensuite walk-in wetroom with a panamera digital shower.
Bedroom 2: Has a super-king bed, TV, window with views over pasture and woodland and ensuite bathroom with steel "Bette" bath.
Kitchen Area: contains Bosch gas hob, oven, integrated Bosch fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. The kitchen cabinets are handcrafted in oak. There is a wooden dining table and 4 chairs
Living Room: Contains Woodburning Stove, 2 sofas, desk, sea-chest and wall mounted TV. The sea-chest contains a small wicker basket with thermos and glasses, binoculars for guests use. A special feature of the living area is the triangular stained glass window of a kingfisher made by local stained glass artist, Stoney Parsons.
The cottage is on one level and fully accessible.
Flying Horse Cottage is ideal for couples, families with children over 8 years and business guests.
We do not accept dogs except for guide dogs
Flying Horse Cottage is the perfect base to explore the immediate area either on foot or bicycle and there are a range of good country pubs all within walking distance. Tunbridge Wells is less that 2 miles away with lots to see, do and great places to stop for a coffee, have a leisurely lunch or a special dinner.
There is an excellent farm shop, Fullers, only 1/2 mile away which as well as providing high quality meats, has a well stocked delicatessan and sells fruit, vegetables, eggs and a wide range of groceries.
Explore the wider area. Within an hour's drive you can visit Chartwell (Winston Churchill's home) Hever Castle, Penshurst Place, Leeds Castle, two of the finest gardens in England, Sissinghurst and Great Dixter, and Brighton with it's Royal Pavilion and historic Lanes.