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Old Keepers House

Uckfield - Rural Sussex

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£1443 - £1539 per week *


A superb detached character country house set in 2.5 acres of lovely grounds which back onto forest. Enjoying a wonderful  location up a long private drive with no passing traffic but just a short distance from the attractive town of Uckfield. It is about 10 miles from ancient Lewes, 14 miles from Royal Tunbridge Wells and 18 miles from the coast at Brighton and Eastbourne.  The surrounding area is full of places to visit and things to do - historic houses to see, lovely villages with traditional pubs to try, beautiful gardens such as Sheffield Park Gardens to enjoy, the Bluebell steam railway, plus excellent local golf courses and 14,000 acres of Ashdown Forest to explore. Ideal for more than one family to share, this house is beautifully furnished and equipped to a very high standard and has wonderful facilities for children of all ages making it a dream holiday home. Shop: 1 mile  Pub: 1 mile Coast: 20 miles

Ground Floor:
Open Plan Sitting/Dining Room is an outstanding oak beamed room with a large inglenook fireplace - elegantly furnished with large comfortable sofa and lounge chairs, coffee table, dining table with chairs, pine dresser. French doors lead to an attractive paved sun-trap courtyard with garden furniture for alfresco meals and for relaxing
Kitchen/Breakfast Room has attractive pine cupboards, Aga cooker, microwave, electric hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, pine dresser and dining table seating eight. Bi-fold windows to garden
Cloakroom with washbasin and w.c
Laundry Room with washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge/freezer
Playroom with sofa, shelves full of books, selection of indoor toys and TV/DVD

Stairs lead to...

First Floor:
Drawing Room is a panelled room with feature fireplace and comfortable seating, TV/DVD. As there are varying ground levels round the house this room has French doors leading directly via a few steps to the gardens
Bedroom 1 is the master bedroom with king size bed, bedside tables, desk, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobes and En-Suite Bathroom with a bath, shower, washbasin and w.c.
Bedroom 2 has a king size bed, bedside tables, dressing table, desk, two chairs and En-Suite Bathroom with a shower over the bath, washbasin and w.c
Bedroom 3 has twin beds, chair, wardrobe and bookcase
Bathroom with a shower over the bath and washbasin
Cloakroom with a washbasin and w.c.

Second Floor:
Bedroom 4
has twin beds, bedside tables, cupboard, table and desk and chairs
Bedroom 5 has a 4' small double bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers plus chair

Garden: Grounds cover 2.5 acres, backing onto forest and the house is surrounded by extensive gardens with lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, pretty ornamental ponds and a rock area. There is a barbecue, magnificent tree house, several swings and badminton equipment. 
Parking: Ample parking space near the property.
Heating: Oil central heating.
Notes: There is a refundable deposit of £100 payable by cheque on arrival. The owners have provided many simple garden toys such as rope swings which do not have any Safety Certification and therefore are used at your own risk. Sorry - no mini-breaks available at this property.


  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 4 Stars
  • Bed linen included
  • Bath towels included
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Travel cot available
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Equipped with a tumble dryer
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • Nearest shop: 1 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 1 miles away
  • 20 miles from the coast


Date Range 7 night price * 3 night price *
23 Dec 17 - 6 Jan 18 £1,539 £1,154

* Please note: The prices displayed are guide prices and do not include optional items such as pet charges.


It's lovely here, as comfortable as an old favourite pair of slippers. We feel homesick for the place.Mr Eccleston - 31st August 2015
The garden was amazing. The birdwatching was superb from the house, we also saw deer close to the trampoline. It was very exciting for my grandchildren to play in and extremely well equipped for relaxing too.Mrs Woods from Dorset - 9th August 2014
We had a good welcome from owner. We loved the house and gardens and the walks nearby. Suited our needs well. ThanksMr Holcroft from Australia - 12th July 2014


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