Waldron, Heathfield, E Sussex - Secluded but a Short Walk To The Village With A Fabulous Pub And Shop
About Beth Cook
Hello, I am the owner of Old Glebe and Les Bosses. I live and work in London but plan to spend my retirement in the countryside, hence having these two lovely houses which I dont have enough time to enjoy. My houses are personal properties and are very different. Les Bosses, is a charming simple cottage set in very peaceful rural Brittany. Old Glebe and Stable Cottage are perfect for large family gatherings, weddings and landmark parties and only an hour on the train from London. I hope you enjoy your holiday, I am always very happy in both places and delighted to share them with you! Laura
Beth Cook purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2012
Why Beth Cook chose Heathfield and Waldron
Old Glebe is a British Rural idyll. Peace and quiet, big skies, views of the South Downs and the coast beyond. All this just 60 minutes from central London on the train.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
The house and stable cottage are perfect for a family get together, landmark birthday or break. The house has a huge dining room table for a lovely long dinner party and the grounds offer plenty of activities from Tennis, Football, Swimming Pool (May-Oct), Trampoline, Croquet etc. Being only an hour by train from London you can spend more time enjoying life and keep travel to a minimum. Old Glebe is perfectly situated close to the village, but private in its own grounds. It makes a great base to explore the South Coast, South Downs and the villages of East Sussex and Kent. NB: Whilst we are very private, noise carries down to the village and out of respect for our neighbours we request all music to stop at midnight and limited noise outside after 11pm.
Pool / Spa
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Beautiful and spacious house, tastefully decorated and very well equipped for our family of 24. Idyllic location, with a gorgeous local pub and playground within easy walking distance. The hosts were quick to reposed to queries, helpful and friendly. No complaints at all - except from the kids when it was time to leave!!
Loved it so much we are hoping to visit again next year.
Exceeds all expectations
We were a large group of young adults looking for an escape to celebrate a birthday. The stunning venue was perfect for what we needed. Catering to every need; from the rooms, the multiple amenities and the little touches all over the house to make our stay feel welcome. Thoroughly recommend any group to stay here!!
Fantastic property, had everything we wanted and lovely area
Clean, super stylish, and very clear instructions. Would stay again!
Wonderful property- so much space for a large group of friends gathering together- kids and adults alike loved the Old Glebe
Can’t recommend this house enough. Organised a stay at the glebe for a group of 13 and Beth was a delight to deal with from the outset.
The house looked incredible from the photos on the site but don’t quite do the house justice. Despite it being the winter and heavy snow setting in the house had more than enough space and character to keep us all occupied. The rooms are stunning and the short distance from the local pub is ideal.
The instructions for arrival are clear as are the directions of use within the house. The rules are fair but non restrictive and all my queries were answered almost immediately.
This is the ideal house for families and friends to stay at. Will certainly be looking to return in the summer months to take advantage of the outdoor facilities.
Thanks so much to Beth for allowing us to stay at such a fantastic place
Special interest holidays:
The house is ideal for a Yoga Retreat or Tennis & Swimming. The large pool is heated from mid May to end October with an electric cover. Local riding stables. 15 mins from Glyndebourne Opera House.
This is the only house we know with a football pitch on the tennis court. Easy to remove net, converts court into pitch with full size 7 a side goals. No astros.
The local Gliding school also offers courses.
Waldron is just north of the South Downs, Eastbourne and Beachy Head. We are about 35 minutes drive from Brighton and about 30 minutes from Tunbridge Wells.
Gatwick Airport - 45 minutes drive (£50 taxi)
Heathrow Airport - 90 minutes drive
Buxted British Rail Station - 4 miles (10 minutes drive) - approx. 1 hour to London Bridge or Clapham Junction.
Waldron with pub/café/shop/church - is 1/4 mile
Heathfield with supermarket and all facilities - is 4 miles
Brighton/Eastbourne - is 35 - 40 minutes drive
Central London - is 1 1/2 hours drive.
This area of East Sussex has so many fabulous attractions that we could not mention them all. From Goodwood Race Course to Bewly Water Park, The South Downs National Park, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Brighton Marina etc. It would be very possible to spend a month in the house and visit a new attraction each day.
Full tourist information in kept in the house.
PLEASE NOTE: Whilst we are very private we are in a slightly raised location and noise travels. There is to be NO LOUD MUSIC outside at any time of day and evening parties must have the music turned off at midnight. Please be kind to our neighbours - apparently whilst they are two fields away they can hear every track since the noise travels down from our elevated position.