Modern 2 bedroom well appointed cottage. Own garden, use of tennis court and direct access to walks.
- english, french
The cottage is owned by Fiona and Andrew Robson and is situated on their property, but in a secluded position. We have three children aged 22 - 27, who have all now (mostly) left home, and this is a new project for us. We built the barn in 2014, welcomed our first guests in 2015, and are enjoying receiving our many visitors who come from all over the world. We also love to know a bit about our guests before the arrive. Please do tell us, for example, why you are visiting Sussex when you make your enquiry.
Fiona purchased this Barn in 2014
Why Fiona chose Chailey
Excellent location for exploring Sussex Your own gate straight onto Chailey Common Modern, well-equipped, interior, with spacious living area Lovely private patio and garden, overlooking wood Use of tennis court Use of table tennis table
What makes this Barn unique
Use of tennis court Easy access to walking, Brighton, London, Ashdown Forest, South Downs and much more. Lovely private garden with decking. Walking straight from garden Use of indoor table tennis table
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Relaxing Sussex cottage
What lovely, clean and well presented accommodation, I would recommend this to anyone who likes to escape to the country but also likes trips out offering good train links to London and Brighton from nearby Haywards Heath.
A wonderfully clean and welcoming property. We would have no hesitation in staying again!
Fantastic stay! Thank you so much Fiona for a wonderful stay. Everything was perfect!
Perfect in every way and a yummy homemade chocolate cake thrown in too!! I will definitely be back.
Ideal for our family
Ideal location for us, grandparents, son and 10 year old grandson, for our visit to East and West Sussex from Eastbourne to Portsmouth to see family and friends. Larch Cottage was modern, clean, comfortable and with everything we needed. Fiona couldn't have been more helpful, especially with laundry, food and wonderful chocolate cake.
We wish we could have stayed longer than 3 nights!
Excellent accomodation with a neat and tidy enclosed garden
Enjoyed our stay which was helped by our welcome from Fiona and the thought she had put in to the items left in the accomodation eg cereals, milk, tea, coffee, bread etc as well as a delicious chocolate cake. The garden had direct access to Chailey Commons on which I enjoyed a lovely walk every morning. The property was ideally located for what we wanted to do which was visiting gardems, National Trust properties etc and we never travelled more than twenty miles from the property. A most enjoyable holiday.
Wonderful woodland retreat
Very comfortable accommodation nestled right in the woods. Lovely welcome from the owners who felt like old friends from the moment we met.
The main attractions:
Lewes (8 miles; 15 mins) Historic market town and castle. A must see!
Brighton (15 miles; 30 mins) Famous beach, pier, Brighton Pavilion, Aquarium, the Lanes..... A terrific day out!
South Downs (10 miles; 20 minutes). Fantastic walks, great views.
Ashdown Forest (8 miles; 20 minutes). Rolling countryside - and Pooh sticks
Sheffield Park (4 miles; 7 minutes). Spectacular gardens and lakes
Bluebell Railway (4 mules; 7 minutes). Steam trains - fun for all the family!
Fletching (6 miles; 10 minutes) Lovely village - two great pubs.
Wakehurst Place (7.5 miles; 13 minutes).
Shopping, restaurants and pubs::
Newick (5 mins) is the best place locally to pick up the basics - country baker, traditional butcher, chemist and convenience store (and three pubs within 100 yards).
Otherwise there are supermarkets in Haywards Heath (10 mins) .
The best restaurants are the local pubs, several of which have very high reputations - eg The Griffin at Fletching (under 10 mins). The local beer is Harveys - brewed in Lewes, and not to be missed!
In the Summer, there are children's tennis camps that can be booked at Ardingly (12 mins), and there is also sailing on the lake at Ardingly.
There is canoeing in the Summer on the river Ouse (and a great pub!) at Balcombe (10 mins away)
There are many golf courses within 30 minutes, for every standard.
.....and you have access to a tennis court on site
There are some great beaches and coastal walks within easy reach. As well as the famous Brighton beach, there is Beachy Head, Cuckmere Valley and Seven Sisters. All within a 30 minute drive.
Driving: about 1 hour 15 mins from London; 1 hour 45 mins from Dover
Train: Haywards Heath Station (Brighton/Gatwick/London line) 10 mins away. London 45 mins by train.
Gatwick Airport 30 mins (and easily reached by car or train)
Having a car is preferable but we are an easy taxi-ride from the station, and, with direct access on to Chailey Common, a bus stop 5 mins away and 3 pubs within a 45 min walk, a holiday here without a car is perfectly feasible.
We are on the Haywards Heath/Uckfield bus route, with connections to Lewes