The Pekes Oast House sleeps up to 12 people in 4 bedrooms, and features its own private Spa Bath. The Oast House is a charming old double tower Oast with a bathroom, shower room and 2 separate WCs. There are 2 large downstairs reception rooms, one of which can be used as a dining room, a spacious kitchen, a large private garden and lovely views towards the South Downs.
Originally built in the 19th century for drying hops for the brewing trade, it was converted in about 1911 into a comfortable summer house by my grandfather for his widowed mother Lady Mayo. Like most old Oasts, it has a special atmosphere, not least because the main rooms are round. It is approached up some old steps and along a pillared rose-clad pergola. It is a great favourite with our visitors.
The comfortable downstairs accommodation includes:
A private Arctic Spa Bath in the garden that seats 4 to 6 people, with a constantly maintained temperature of 35°C which is always ready to use.
A quite large hall with coat cupboard, and also a shower room and a WC off it.
A large circular TV sitting room with a parquet floor, an attractive working open fireplace, comfortable furniture and a door out onto the patio and garden.
A large circular dining room with unusual tables and chairs that will seat up to 20 people. There is also a settee that opens into a 4ft (1.2 m) double bed.
A large fully equipped airy kitchen, with views out on 3 sides, which features a lovely light oak table that seats 12.
It has an electric double-oven cooker, a microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer and coffee machine. The kitchen has its own door, which leads out to a working BBQ area.
A WC and hand basin
The stairs featuring a huge and beautiful painting of my mother in 1920, lead to the first floor containing:
One very large circular double bedroom with a magnificent 4’6” (1.37 m) 4-poster bed.
Another very large circular family bedroom, with one 4’6” (1.37 m) double bed, and two 3’ (91 cm) single beds.
A 3rd bedroom with a two 3’ (91 cm) beds and a 2’6” (76 cm) divan.
The 4th, little, bedroom with a 3’6” (1.06 m) bed.
Another folding bed is available on this floor.
The bathroom has a bath (with ‘telephone shower’), basin and WC, and there is a separate toilet room with WC and basin.
The Oast House has its own large private garden. There is ample parking for 6-8 cars.
Pekes estate has a large garden and park, and among the facilities that guests can enjoy are our heated indoor Swimming Pool and our hard macadam Tennis court. It is set in the middle of beautiful Wealden farming land within sight of the South Downs National Park, and there are many interesting local walks that can be accessed directly from the house. There is a village shop nearby and 2 pubs within 1 mile. The coast with its beaches and the Seven Sisters with their spectacular chalk cliffs are a few miles away.