Little Orchard

Staplecross, Rural Sussex

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Book Christmas week from either Sat 19th or Sun 20th Dec 2020 and enjoy this spacious and luxurious holiday home - perfect for the festive season.  The stunning countryside with local walks is right your doorstep.

You can book this property from:

  • £939 per week
  • £134 per night
  • 4 Star Gold

Facilities

Bathrooms

  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

Appliances

  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer

Outdoors

  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

How far to ...?

  • Beach 8 miles
  • Pub 1.2 miles
  • Shop 4 miles

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Accessibility

  • On one level, no stairs
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.

Description

Little Orchard is set in the grounds of Orchard Farm and is located next to the owners' family home, but benefits from its own separate entrance and garden.  The property is a 13 acre equestrian smallholding, with horses being the main focus of the property. Free-range chickens and ducks wander round the farmhouse garden, (and occasionally wander a little further).  The inquisitive farm cat likes to see who’s visiting, and the friendly Labradors are also keen to say hello. 

This superb 3 bedroom conversion is all on one level and has been styled to the highest standards with great attention to the smallest detail.  It has been converted to be energy efficient and as eco-friendly as possible.  Thermally efficient, it is warm and cosy in the winter, and cool in the summer.  The large expanse of roof has been utilised for harvesting solar energy, and the property is heated using electric heating and there is also a wood-burning stove in the sitting room.   

There are French doors opening onto a terraced area with fantastic views across the adjoining fields and woodland with direct access to the forestry commission land, making it ideal for keen walkers.  There are three double bedrooms, one with an en-suite and a spacious well-equipped kitchen with the dining table at its heart - the perfect place for family meals or just catching up over a cup of tea or a chilled glass of wine.  The local area around the property is full of good country pubs and places to eat.  Staplecross is a pretty village with many period houses, nearby Bodiam has the wonderful castle ruins and Sedlescombe boasts its own organic vineyard, which you can walk to via woodland footpaths.  Great Dixter House and Gardens is in Northiam makes a great day out at any time of the year and also within approx a 10 minute drive is the village of Hawkhurst with supermarket, chemist, bakers etc, plus fishing lakes and a golf course. 

The historical town of Battle is also just under 10 minutes away – a visitor must with the impressive abbey and 1066 Battle of Hastings battlefields to explore. Lots of lovely shops and cafes etc too. 

Tenterden with cafes, restaurants and a nostalgic steam railway.  Hastings and Rye are also on your doorstep as are the golden sands at Camber.  Little Orchard is situated right on the Sussex/Kent border, making this the perfect holiday property for families or couples looking for either a fun filled holiday or a relaxing break in the countryside.   

Shop: 1.4 miles   Pub:  1.2 miles   Coast: 8 miles

Ground Floor Entrance into the Hallway with space for coats and shoes...

Sitting Room with wood flooring, wood burning stove, 2 large sofas, coffee table, painted armoire, Smart TV with Netflix and iPlayer and a JVC Wireless 50w Sound Bar, which is designed to enhance movies and music. A wireless 80w subwoofer, to bring you even closer to the on-screen action and streaming your favourite songs straight from your smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth. French doors to terraced area
Kitchen/Dining Room with wood flooring and a fully fitted kitchen, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, microwave, coffee machine and a Bluetooth speaker
Dining Area has a dining table with seating for 6

Bedroom 1 is carpeted, double bed, bedside tables, wardrobe, chest of drawers and En-Suite Shower Room with heated towel rail, washbasin and w.c.
Bedroom 2 is carpeted, king-size bed, bedside tables, wardrobe with hanging rail and shelves, chair
Bedroom 3 is carpeted, twin beds, bedside table, wardrobe with hanging rail and drawer
Bathroom is tiled with a bath with a thermostatic shower over, glass screen, heated towel rail, washbasin, w.c.

Garden: To the front of the property - terraced area with outside table and chairs and enclosed lawned area with bench, charcoal barbecue
Heating: Electric radiators, and wood burning stove in sitting room, with wood provided.
Pets: Two dogs welcome
Parking: Private parking next to the property for up to 3 cars
Notes: This property is located next to the owners' family home and equestrian facilities. The owners friendly labradors roam freely and like to come and say hello.

Reviews

What a lovely furnished place in a fabulous setting. Lots to explore, too! Everything we needed was provided in Little Orchard for humans and for dogs. We had lovely weather, too, so we were able to enjoy the outside space as well. Thanks for the lovely stay!

Past Customer,

This is a very pleasant modern cottage. it had good sized rooms, a comfortable lounge and was very well equipped. it has a good sized garden and It was in an attractive and central area.

Mr W,

Thank you for a lovely relaxing stay, in your beautiful cottage. So thoughtfully furnished, cosy and comfortable and spotlessly clean. We came with our mum who really a[[reciated the easy access and en-suite bathroom. We were lucky to have blue skies everyday and took full advantage of the garden. We enjoyed watching the horses being exercised. The local woods are so pretty and we took lots of photos of the scenery and wildlife. many thanks

Previous Customer,

We played crazy golf and also went to Go Ape. We also went to the beach. Thank you for the lovely place.

Previous Customer,

Lovely stay in a beautiful holiday home. Jessie the dachshund loved the woods and so did we!

The C,

Little Orchard was spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished with a mix of contemporary and shabby chic and felt very spacious but also cosy and comfortable. We stayed for a few chilly but bright days in April. The cottage was cosy and warm on arrival and we made good use of the numerous blankets provided so we could sit outside and enjoy the sun, despite the cold air. The kitchen was extremely well-equipped and a fabulous selection of local goodies was waiting for us, including local eggs, milk, bacon, bread, cheese, tea, etc. Bathrooms were beautiful with great showers, fancy soaps and lotions and quality, soft linen. A short walk past the stables (stopping to say Hi to the lovely pet dogs) lead to beautiful local woods, with bluebells and wood anemone. We enjoyed spotting birds and butterflies on our rambles. The only small downside was that the neighbouring road is quite busy and whilst you couldn't hear it inside the cottage at all, and it is well-screened from the garden, you could hear the traffic when sat outside.

Ms V,

We had a wonderful stay at Little Orchard. The house is beautifully decorated and is so clean. We loved using the garden and it was such a treat to see the beautiful horses. Thank you for the basket of goodies - what an unexpected, brilliant treat! Our 4-legged pals, Bailey and Norman also had the best time. The forest at the back of the property is pure bliss. Thank you.

The Talbot family,

We spent a lovely comfortable week at Little Orchard. The Cottage is well equipped & very clean..........The hamper on arrival was very much appreciated. Enjoyed visiting the dogs and horses next door.

Fowler Family,

A lovely place to stay to celebrate a big birthday! Thank you so much for making us so welcome and for the very generous basket of goodies. The surrounding woods are amazing, we only wish we had more timeand the weather to explore them more...........There is so much to do and see locally, you'd need a month to get bored!!

The Mills B,

It's been a really relaxed family week, with games, good food and exploring the area...........The house has been fantastic, perfect for the five of us, so well-equipped, clean and comfortable and a great place to relax in. Very envious of the farm house and horses. Would love to come again.

The Howell Family,

First week away since lockdown - and what a treat it was. Our first trip to a pub and a restaurant too in 4 month. What a lovely area for it. We enjoyed lovely walks in teh woods & trips to Sissinghurst & Battle and we made good use of the BBQ! And of course the local vineyards. Hope your business continues to pick up after lockdown & thanks for a lovely stay.

Alex, Gill, L,

We absolutely loved our stay at Little Orchard! The cottage is beautiful and a perfect place to relax. We visited Bodiam, Rye, Battle and Old Hastings, walked in the woods & visited the beach at Camber Sands & Winchelsea. Had a great meal at The Queen's Head in Seddlescombe, fabulous fish and chips at Maggie's in Old Hastings & got a great selection of food for the BBQ from Buster's Farm Shop. Thank you Dan and Lindsay for the wonderful welcome basket - Tommy enjoyed his too! We will definitely recommend the cottage to family and friends.

Previous Customer,

We've had a lovely week here. Our young granddaughter thought it was all amazing, at 'the holiday house'. Lovely weather. Camber Sands at 9am was great, but was getting very busy later in the morning as we left!! Great produce from Browns Farm Shop and Buster's Farm Shop. Bodiam Castle is worth a visit - you need to book at present. Thank you very much. P.S. The sparkling wine from the local vineyard is great!!

The T,

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