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Beautiful Historic Cottage with Generous Use of Pool

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:7
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

A beautiful 3 bedroomed cottage with pool which sleeps 7 people.


Little Bucksteep Oast House is a gem of a self catering holiday cottage in Dallington, East Sussex, rated 4* by Visit England. It is a beautiful old English Country Cottage, dating from the late 17th century, set in the midst of the beautiful private gardens of a gorgeous Queen Anne Manor House. Guests have very generous use of the private swimming pool apart from Sunday afternoons and Bank holiday afternoons. Oast houses are typical of East Sussex and Kent, and were used to dry hops for beer making.

The Oast has many period features including beams, wooden paneling, leaded windows, old stone walls and a wood burning stove and is furnished with lovely old furniture, and luxury Egyptian cotton bed linen. The master bedroom has a beautiful 4 poster bed, and with the windows open you can forget the city and just listen to the birdsong and the peace and quiet. Truly a very special self catering holiday home. For outside dining there is a large Outback gas fired BBQ new in 2014.

Pampering and Exercise weekends and holidays are also available, which incorporate the wonderful Lotte Berk ballet barre exercise classes, the original barre exercise method, beauty and massage treatments.

This area of Sussex has many attractions including historic towns like Battle, Rye, Bodiam Castle, a host of lovely unspoilt little villages and many National Trust properties with beautiful gardens and houses, not to mention local vineyards. Glyndebourne is 30 minutes away and the sea side and the South Downs about the same. Although the Oast is set in the most beautiful unspoilt & undulating countryside, it is only just over an hour into London on the train and an hours drive from Gatwick airport. Dallington is midway between Battle and Heathfield, and set in truly rural countryside.
- Private swimming pool
- Beautiful views
- Unspoilt countryside
- Picturesque village
- Suitable for disabled person as ground floor bed and shower room
- Bicycles for hire
- Gas BBQ
- Village pubs
- Close to the sea
- Wifi & Internet
- Spa and Exercise weekends available
- Lotte Berk ballet barre method exercise classes

The large, sunny kitchen dining room in this Susssex holiday cottage is full of light and spacious and also boasts a seating area with a sofa and 2 armchairs with TV and DVD. This large room has stunning exposed oak beamed ceilings, with well placed spot lights and large glass doors leading onto the terrace and 2nd lovely private garden, which is equipped for outside entertaining with a table and chairs, large sun umbrella, comfy cushions for the chairs as well as 2 barbecues, one Outback Gas BBQ, and a charcoal BBQ. The dining room has a large antique pine table which seats 8, a lovely old oak dresser and plenty of dining chairs, together with a traditional oak Windsor chair.
The pool area also has a table and benches for further alfresco dining
The kitchen is very well equipped with china, cutlery and all things for cooking at home.

There is a small utility area next to the kitchen with a washing machine, drying rails and a storage cupboard where the central heating boiler is stored.
Opposite this is a shower room with WC.

Adjacent to this is the entrance hall with plenty of storage for coats and boots.

On the ground floor of the roundel is a large double bedroom with a double bed and brass headboard, and lovely old furniture, including a large chest of drawers, drop leaf table and an elegant desk with bookcase on top. Windows look out over the garden. There is hanging space next to the bedroom in the understairs cupboard.

Taking the oak panelled exposed rock staircase upstairs, you come to the master bedroom in the top of the roundel with the vast 4 poster bed, covered with a gorgeous throw and lovely linen, for pure romance and fairy tale living this is a dream come true. A hairdryer is provided for guests use.

There is one further bedroom upstairs which is a large and beautiful room with a high beamed ceiling and little chandelier.

There are 2 elegant single beds with white iron headboards and one child’s bed (just a few inches smaller than a single). The linen on all the beds is white Egyptian cotton. There is a chest of draws and lots of hanging room.

The family bathroom upstairs has a bath with a handheld shower attachment. A charming window looks over the oast garden towards the old orchard.

The holiday cottage is supplied with 2 TV's, Sky, 2 DVDs, Wifi & internet, a mobile phone in case of emergencies, radio, some DVDs and games, and an iphone docking station

Guests in this Sussex holiday cottage have 2 garages and plenty of parking, and an attractive stroll through the gardens looking over the field where the sun sets, leads to the picturesque luxury self catering holiday cottage set in its own private grounds.

Dallington and the surrounding countryside.

This self catering Sussex holiday cottage is located on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Dallington, set well back down a long private drive.
This part of Sussex boasts many treats for holiday makers
- marvellous walks in the beautiful countryside
- beautiful views for painters
- wonderful bird life
- tranquility for writers or people enjoying a break from the city
- lovely National Trust properties including Batemans in Burwash – the home of Rudyard Kipling,
Great Dixter,
Pashley Manor,
Sheffield Park Garden,
Michelham Priory and many more
- Opera at Glyndebourne (30 minutes drive)
- Local Sussex vineyards
- Childrens activities including Drusillas,
The Bluebell railway,
Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings,
Yesterdays World Battle,
How we lived then Eastbourne,
Shipwreck Museum Hastings,
Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum Lewes,
Fishermans Museum Hastings
- Charming old pubs within a short drive
- lovely local villages
- Charleston House, home of the Bloomsbury set
- Castles such as Bodiam, Herstmonceaux, Pevensey and Lewes
- A day up in London is easily done on the train in just over an hour
- Lewes with its antique shops and beautiful Georgian architecture
- Tunbridge Wells just over half an hour away

Dallington is an hour or two from the ferry and channel ports of:
- Newhaven (approx 1 hour)
- Dover (approx 1.5 hours)
- Portsmouth
- Southampton
- Folkestone
Close to Channel tunnel and Eurostar stations at
- Folkestone (approx 1.5 hours)
- Ashford International (approx 1 hour)
- London Waterloo
- Ebsfleet

The warm welcome in this comfortable, spacious house was much appreciated. Our week at the Little Bucksteep Oast has been perfect. It’s a shame we couldn’t stay longer. P&FS, July 2009

We really enjoyed our stay here! It is such a beautiful cottage. We enjoyed it so much we want to come back with both sets of grandparents. P&D, Hoilland, Aug 09

Perfect! We will praise it abroad! Mr C.J Germany, Aug 09

This house is amazing – Megan (7) Aug 09

Thank you so much for your warm hospitality, the welcome pack, lovely Oast house, luxury bedding & furnishings, we felt completely pampered. A, Wiltshire, Sep 09

I can’t think of a more perfect place to spend my 30th birthday with my family. Beautiful surroundings both inside and out, it is such a special place. CT, UK, April 10

What a wonderful haven of peace and tranquility! R&J W, Gloucestershire, June 10

A beautiful house, peaceful and gracious setting. LM, UK, July 10

Owners did all they could to make our stay enjoyable. Mr C D, Nov 10

The house has been an absolute gem, so beautiful and really tucked away in the heart of the countryside. The perfect retreat to end the summer, Mrs B, Leamington Spa, Sep 10

What a delight to be able to see England for the first time from the perspective of Little Bucksteep. The setting is so relaxing, beautiful and so easy on the eyes and ears. I have enjoyed listening to the birds waking up in the morning and closing down the day. A more relaxing outing I can’t imagine than the time spent in the cottage with friends I love. DM, Texas, April 11

What a wonderful house! Beautifully stocked, extremely comfortable and glorious gardens. T,J&I, London, April 11

A beautiful house in a beautiful setting. Clean, comfortable and well equipped. The homemade apple juice was a wonderful touch, N.C, UK, May 11

We’ve had a great week. The Oast is full of character and extremely well fitted out. The location is fantastic, tucked away so that peace and quiet is guaranteed. A.C, UK, June 11

Thank you for your warm reception. We enjoyed your beautiful house and ofcourse the pool, we had a wonderful time. Family de.R, Jul 11

What a find! This is a lovely place, secluded yet so near to so many places. Loved retiring to the drawing room after dinner to relax in front of the log fire. G&C T, UK, Aug 11

A charming and comfortable house in a serene, sylvan setting. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. NB, US, Aug 11
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 7
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    4 poster bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib

    A cot is placed just outside this bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: The master bedroom in the top of the roundel with the vast 4 poster bed, covered with a gorgeous throw and lovely Egyptian cotton linen, for pure romance and fairy tale living this is a dream come true. Bedroom 2: On the ground floor of the roundel is a large double bedroom with a double bed and brass headboard and lovely old furniture, including a large chest of drawers, drop leaf table and an elegant desk with bookcase on top. Luxury linen. Windows look out over the garden. There is hanging space next to the bedroom in the under-stairs cupboard. Bedroom 3: A large and beautiful room with a high beamed ceiling and little chandelier. There are 2 elegant single beds with white iron headboards and one child’s bed (just a few inches smaller than a single). The linen on all the beds is Egyptian cotton. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 1 on the ground floor is a shower room with lavatory and basin Bathroom 2 on the top floor has a bath with shower attachment, lavatory and basin....moreless

Other Amenities

  • We offer luxury Pampering and Exercise weekends & breaks at the Oast, these include Lotte Berk ballet barre method exercise classes ('Ballet boot camp' - ref Sunday Times article 31/3/13), as well as beauty and massage treatments. These weekends can be booked either self catered, or catered with delicious home cooked food, for additional luxury These weekends can be tailor made to your request. Visit our website PLEASE REFER TO THE 'DESCRIPTION' SECTION TO SEE GUEST REVIEWS ...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Tennis balls and 2 tennis racquets a...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library:

    We have a small library of DVDs...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Baby Gate
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Bicycles for hire. 4 adult bikes. Lotte Berk Barre Method Exercise Classes Pampering weekends and breaks on request ...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Lovely sitting room with wood burning stove There is also a sitting area with sofa and armchairs in the open plan dining room/ kitchen area...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Tiled Stove
  • Towels Provided:

    1 towel per person is provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    Wood buying stove in the sitting room...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles:

    4 adult bikes are available for guests to hire. We do not provide helmets so ask guests to bring their own. Bikes cost £25 per bike per week...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Outback Gas Barbecue, new in 2014...moreless

  • Patio
  • Tennis:

    Guests have generous use of the private tennis court - we should add it is old and has quite a few bumps making it a distinct advantage to the home team! 4 tennis racquets and balls provided....moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool:

    The pool is solely for guests and owners use. Guests are entitled to use the pool at all times except for Sunday & Bank holiday afternoons. 6 sun loungers, and benches & table for alfresco eating...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 33 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May half term
May 27 - Jun 3, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

Jul 1 - Aug 31, 2017
7 night min stay


Changeover Day: Friday

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Changeover Day: Friday

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $452.77
  • No additional mandatory fees


SHORT BREAKS: Short 2 day breaks are charged at 60% of the full weekly rental. Please contact owner to discuss short stays.

During the special offer the full rental amount is required to confirm your reservation. Once received, your dates will be reserved and no other bookings will be made.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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38 Miles
Nearest Airport
London Gatwick
0.7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Swan, Woods Corner
26 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
Horam Park
6 Miles
Nearest Train
Etchingham or Battle
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pevensey Bay

Car: Necessary

Dallington is in an area of outstanding natural beauty, close to the historic town of Battle, where the battle of Hastings was fought in 1066, as well as other historical attractions including Bodiam Castle, Herstmonceux Castle and Pevensey Castle. East Sussex has many beautiful gardens open to the public including Great Dixter, Michelham Priory, Merriments, Pashley Manor and Batemans. The countryside is breathtaking and marvellously unspoilt with rolling hills and lovely walks. The beach at Pevensey is close by, or Bexhill and the fishermans huts at Hastings, beautiful Rye or a little further away Winchelsea. Not far away are Glyndebourne, home of world famous opera, as well as the homes of the Bloomsbury set including Charlston, visit the lovely villages of Alfriston and Firle and walk along the South Downs. We have 4 bicycles which we rent to guests so they can enjoy the beautiful countryside as well as get fit/ work up a healthy appetite for a pub lunch in one of the lovely pubs nearby. Closer to us are the lovely local villages of Brightling, Robertsbridge and Burwash. Visit Lewes and try the famous Harveys bitter.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We have been running the Oast as a self catering holiday cottage for 6 years now. We do everything we can to make your stay as comfortable as we can, we are here to help, but equally we want guests to have their privacy.

Why the Owner Chose Heathfield, East Sussex, UK:
Close to airports, ferries and London. Set in beautiful countryside, with lovely old pubs. Very generous use of private pool and tennis court. Bikes for hire on the property. Glyndebourne is close by with world class opera. Beautiful gardens abide in this part of Sussex. If the pool becomes dull, the beach is within an hours drive too. Short breaks are available outside high season times.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The Oast is special because it is old and beautiful and we have tried to furnish it in character with lovely old pieces, together with beautiful Egyptian cotton bed linen. The open plan dining room/ kitchen is a lovely large sunny room and flooded with light. Guests have very generous use of a private swimming pool. The huge 4 poster bed in the top roundel bedroom is a gorgeous luxury. There is a large gas fired BBQ for alfresco dining, and a wood burning stove in the sitting room for cooler nights. The Oast is full of character with beautiful old beams, and gorgeous views of the garden, particularly lovely in spring with daffodils and summer with flowers and roses. We also offer luxury pampering weekends which incorporate fantastic Lotte Berk ballet barre exercise classes, together with massage and beauty treatments. 4 bicycles on the property which guests may rent during their stay.

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • Roundel


  • Pool


  • Path to Oast

    Path to Oast

  • sitting room with fire

    sitting room with fire

  • Additional seating area

    Additional seating area

  • Dallington


  • Tennis court

    Tennis court

  • Downstairs bedroom

    Downstairs bedroom

  • Exterior


  • Top roundel 4 poster

    Top roundel 4 poster

  • Dresser


  • Bathroom


  • Garden 2

    Garden 2

  • Sitting room

    Sitting room

  • Pool


  • Sitting room at night

    Sitting room at night

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