Tucked away in a quiet East Sussex valley, the pretty village of High Hurstwood is home to these two charming adjoining cottages, thoughtfully converted from a 150-year-old barn, to offer guests an idyllic countryside setting.
Situated within the grounds of the owner's farm and equestrian centre and close to Ashdown Forest, this is a perfect base for horse enthusiasts and ramblers alike.
On entering the cottages you will find the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming with warm golden- wood floors and furniture complimented with dashes of colour.
The open plan living/ kitchen/diner has stairs leading to the galleried bedroom above. The spacious bathroom is on the ground floor.
The cobbled courtyard in front of the cottages, is a great place to unwind after your days activities with a glass of something chilled.
Both the Wealdway and the Vanguard Way, two of England's famous walks, lead virtually from the cottages up onto the Forest.
Covering over 6000 acres of the High Weald, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, horse riders have countless bridleways available to them, but if you prefer to enjoy the countryside on two feet, or even two wheels it is also a great place for walking, cycling and enjoying spectacular views.
For a very different change of scenery and just a few minutes drive away, placed at the very heart of the Sussex Weald, is the bustling town of Uckfield. Its vibrant High Street offers a wide range of services including a picture house dating back to the 1920's, and is the local shopping centre for surrounding villages.
Visit the farmers market on the first Saturday of every month and pick up some delicious local fare, have a pint of Harveys, the local brew, in one of the many friendly pubs or enjoy a mouth- watering meal from any of the town's cosmopolitan range of restaurants.
Further afield you will discover a variety of National Trust and English Heritage properties and gardens, Glyndbourne, the famous Opera House; the nostalgic Bluebell Railway; Brighton and its stylish Marina, or the more traditional resort of Eastbourne with superb blue flag beaches.
Not forgetting of course, the famous Beachy Head. Should you still have time to spare after all this, London with shopping, shows and famous landmarks, is just over an hour from Uckfield or Crowborough stations.
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Disabled Facilities: No.
Linen Provided: Yes. All linen provided
Pets Allowed: No.
Central Heating: Yes. Fuel type: Electric
Open Fire: No.
Smoking Allowed: No.
Outdoor Facilities: Yes. Livery facilities are available for guests' horses and residential instruction courses tailored to the individual needs of the horse and rider can be organised in advance.
* Riding is strictly by permit only (obtainable from the Conservators)..