Gorgeous Cottages in Great Locations

The Stables

Herons Ghyll - Rural Sussex

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£425 - £770 per week


The Stables, Home Farm is set in 80 acres of glorious English countryside, one mile east of Ashdown Forest in the High Weald area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Originally a Victorian farm, the Stables nestle beside a Sussex barn giving it a sheltered and secluded setting.  The pretty country garden looks out across the wildflower meadows to the beautiful private woods beyond and all of this is accessible to visitors. The interior has been sensitively restored with many original features including stable doors, beams and a vaulted living room and all twenty first century comforts. The owners are committed to promoting local sustainable tourism and the property is a Green Tourism Gold Award holder and accredited as Walkers and Cyclist welcome. Solar panels have been installed and logs provided are from the Home Farm woods. Visitors are provided with information about the High Weald, and local places to visit, eat and shop. There are home-made food boxes and other services that can be ordered prior to arrival.  The Stables are delightfully rural and yet close to amenities. They are easily accessible by public transport and a regular bus service passes the door. At the Stables you can enjoy walking from your doorstep through the woods to the local pub or onto Ashdown Forest, looking out for deer, badgers birds and wildflowers on your way; you can enjoy attractive local villages, pubs and regional food and wine. This part of Sussex offers a wealth of attractions from the bustle of Brighton to the peace of gardens, farms and country houses. If going further afield takes your fancy the South East and London are all easily accessible. This conversion offers a superb getaway, for everyone, in a truly unspoilt location. 
Shop: 2 miles  Pub: 1.6 miles Coast: 24 miles

Ground Floor:
Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room
 is large with vaulted beamed ceiling and a wood burning stove, very comfortable seating, dining table and TV/DVD.  Glass sliding doors to patio
Kitchen with electric oven/hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 has a double bed, washbasin, wardrobe and dressing table
Bathroom with a power shower over the bath, washbasin, shaver point, heated towel rail and w.c

Natural wood stairs from sitting room leading to...

First Floor:
with a double sofa bed (available as an extra bedroom or sitting area)
Bedroom 2 set in the old hayloft and beautifully furnished with twin beds, wardrobe and drawers and En-Suite Shower Room with washbasin, shaver unit, heated towel rail and w.c.

Garden: With a patio, lawn and pretty flower borders, barbecue, garden furniture and outdoor games.
Parking: Plenty of parking with security lights and CCTV.
Heating: Central heating, immersion heater and wood burning stove.
Also Provided: Payphone. Shared Utility Room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Notes:  There is a pond on the farm so children must be supervised. The property is a Country Land and Business Award Winner and has been awarded The Green Tourism Gold grading; it uses sustainable materials, it recommends local food and provides information about local activities and walks.



  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 4 Stars
  • Bed linen included
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Cot available
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a tumble dryer
  • Nearest shop: 3 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 3 miles away
  • 24 miles from the coast


Band Date Range 7 night price *
A 31st Oct 2015 - 18th Dec 2015 £425.00
A 19th Dec 2015 - 24th Dec 2015 £425.00
E Christmas £750.00
E New Year £750.00
A 01st Jan 2016 - 18th Mar 2016 £435.00
B 19th Mar 2016 - 25th Mar 2016 £555.00
C 26th Mar 2016 - 08th Apr 2016 £630.00
A 09th Apr 2016 - 29th Apr 2016 £435.00
B 30th Apr 2016 - 27th May 2016 £555.00
C 28th May 2016 - 03rd Jun 2016 £630.00
B 04th Jun 2016 - 17th Jun 2016 £555.00
C 18th Jun 2016 - 15th Jul 2016 £630.00
D 16th Jul 2016 - 22nd Jul 2016 £720.00
E 23rd Jul 2016 - 26th Aug 2016 £770.00
D 27th Aug 2016 - 02nd Sep 2016 £720.00
C 03rd Sep 2016 - 09th Sep 2016 £630.00
B 10th Sep 2016 - 23rd Sep 2016 £555.00
A 24th Sep 2016 - 21st Oct 2016 £435.00
B 22nd Oct 2016 - 28th Oct 2016 £555.00
A 29th Oct 2016 - 16th Dec 2016 £435.00
E 17th Dec 2016 - 24th Dec 2016 £770.00
E Christmas £770.00
E New Year £770.00

* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.


Virtual Tour


Has already been our 6th visiting of that property. Highly recommendable.Mrs Jekel from Germany - 26th April 2014
We never knew the South of England was so beautiful! This is a lovely house in the heart of Sussex. We enjoyed the landscape, gardens, trees, flowers and the friendly people we have met.The Dupper family from The Netherlands - 1st May 2013
The Stables are so comfortable even on grey, snowy or rainy days. The attention to detail and hospitality are wonderfulMr and Mrs Pearce from Dorset - 1st February 2013
We had a lovely stay over New Year. Everyone was welcoming and the place is absolutely perfect. Went for a walk in the surrounding countryside and had cream tea at Barnsgate Manor. Will definitely come back again.The Mullender family from London - 1st January 2013
The cottage offers everything holiday makers could ask for and has been very tastefully converted into a holiday home. We were made to feel very welcome and very relaxed. We loved walking in Ashdown Forest and we recommend the 'Pooh' walksThe Nohl family from Germany - 1st June 2012
Our repeat visit did not disappoint due mainly to the wonderful welcome from owners who made us quickly feel "at home"The Davies family - 1st June 2012
Our fourth visit to The Stables was something special as it was Easter. We visited the pretty St John's Church nearby. We enjoyed some pleasant walks in the woods and on Ashdown Forest.The Jekel family from Germany - 1st April 2012
Our second visit has come up to all expectations - tranquillity and comfort without pretension and hospitality without obtrusion. We would have liked to stay for another week. Great Dixter, Sissinghurst, Wakehurst Place and Pashley Manor all visited.Mr and Mrs Halsall from Southport - 1st June 2011
Our second visit has come up to all expectations - tranquillity and comfort without pretension and hospitality without obtrusion. We would have liked to stay for another week. Great Dixter, Sissinghurst, Wakehurst Place and Pashley Manor all visited.Mr and Mrs Halsall from Southport - 1st June 2011
The Stables are a perfect place to holiday with the family - big garden, woods and meadows; near the seaside; only one hour to London; castle and gradens and last but not least very friendly landlords with dogs to brush. Thank you for the warm welcome. Family Gensler from Bavaria, Germany - 28th August 2010
We had a lovely time with the rest and peace here. Almost every evening we saw the deers in the field.Family Verburg, Amstelveen, The Netherlands - 10th July 2010
We have all really enjoyed staying at the Stables. The facilities have been great, the garden and outlook over the field to the woods is idyllic and the location perfect to travel to all the local attractions. On top of all this we really appreciate the warm welcome and hspitality. Definitely a place we'd love to return to in the futureThe Bardwells, Sydney, Australia - 28th June 2010
We have enjoyed every minute of The Stables, its beautiful views and pretty garden. Sitting in the sunshine watching the deer peacefully wandering in the fields - pure paradise. East Sussex is a gem.Mr and Mrs Thorborg Mr and Mrs de Bruin The Netherlands - 1st June 2010
We had such a wonderful week at The Stables, relaxing and walking around the beautiful grounds. We took a trip to "Winnie -the-Pooh" land. Pooh sticks played on the real pooh bridge. "The girls" - 1st May 2010
'The Stables' are so lovely. The forest in the garden is beautiful. I hope we come back to this lovely place. It was wonderful.Janneke from The Netherlands - 1st May 2010
You only need to glance back through the visitors book to see the golden thread that make staying at The Stables so enjoyable - the kindness and friendly enthusiasm of Sir Frederick and Lady Anne, the owners. During our stay we strolled through the woods, enjoyed the orchids in the wild flower meadows, watched deer grazing at the bottom of the meadow and enjoyed the antics of the bats. We also visited Petworth House, Wakehurst Place, Chartwell and Knole. Clegg - 21st June 2008
We have had a wonderful week! The Stables has been an oasis of comfort, peace and tranquility in which to relax and enjoy the idyllic surroundings. We have had lovely walks in the woods and were thrilled to see all the wild orchids in the meadow! The NGS Yellow Book for Sussex, thoughtfully provided in the cottage, offers opportunities to visit some interesting private gardens in the area. Thank you so much Lady Anne and Sir Frederick for your warm welcome and thoughtful kindness during our stay and for the herbs and geraniums too!Whistlecraft family - 14th June 2008
It was a pleasure staying at The Stables! This is truly the perfect home from home, set in perfect surroundings and with really perfect hosts. Our kids enjoyed it so much staying here - especially Cruns, who made friendship to your dogs, had a holiday to remember. We discovered a lot of sights and places we had not seen in the south east so far and even the weather did its best. Thank you so much for your hospitality - we hope to come back soon and meet you in good health!!The Gikel Family, Germany - 12th October 2007
We enjoyed a wonderful week because everything was perfect -your kind hospitality and the nice cottage, the peaceful landscape, the sheep and the weather, the NT houses and their beautiful gardens - and last but not least - the dogs!Kuhli-Kortmann Family, Germany - 6th October 2007
Thank you for 14 wonderful days in The Stables. This peaceful location together with your warm hospitality gave us the base to enjoy your wonderful country. We enjoyed many castles, gardens, the seaside and also our children were very amused and relaxed during the stay. Your cottage was very comfortable with an excellent bath and completely fitted with everything. The carp in the pond has a length of 35cm and a thickness of 8-10cm - we hope you will be the next to catch him! The Finger Family, Germany - 18th August 2007
Thank you so much for the friendly and warm welcome, it made us feel at home immediately and what a suprise were the welcome presents and the beautiful flowers in the sitting room! The house is fantastic, so cosy and clean. It was every time nice to come home. We did enjoy our walks in the woodland and the fields especially walking with your sweet dogs the first day was great fun!We sincerely hope to come again to this delicious place!The Barnhooun Family, Holland - 12th May 2007
You only need to glance back through the visitors books to see the golden thread that makes staying at "The Stables" so enjoyable. During our stay we walked through, enjoyed the orchards in the wild flower meadows. The Yellow Book proved an inspriation for a couple of garden visits - oh and the new potatoes and raspberries were delicious..Clogg - 28th December 1999
For many years we ran our own holiday cottage so we really appreciated the hard work that has made The Stables home from home. We have been blessed with wonderful weather which added to the enjoyment of our holiday. We visited Emmets Gardens and Chartwelland Knowle. Our thanks for an all round excellent holiday.Sands - 28th December 1999
Thank you for the warm welcome, flowers and milk. This is our first holiday in the UK and we have had a very good week. We will come back again as we haven't seen everything! We also visited London for the day. The House is in the stables and the surroundings couldn't be better, such a lovely cottage, and the delicious gardens with the great view.Hollenga - 27th December 1999
We have had a beautiful time in this wonderful cottage. We have absolutely enjoyed our stay here, the quiet, the comfort and the very warm hospitality. It's a great place to discover, the gorgeous houses and gardens, to make a walk in the Ashdown Forest, or a stroll along the streets of the nice villages. Many thanks for a relaxing holiday.Dortimund - 11th December 1999
What can we say... were sorry we have to leave! One week is too short, but enough to get to love the stables and you lovely people! We enjoyed every minute and take home alot of memories to cherish. many thanks for everything.Wiedorp - 6th December 1999
It is unbelievable how fast seven days can be over and how fast an unknown place can one make feel like home. Our whole family spend a wonderful week in the East Sussex region, staying at probably the best residence one could wish for.John - 4th December 1999