Peasmarsh, Sussex, Surrey & Kent Cottages
Hayesland Lodge is located in a rural valley setting in a rolling wooded landscape between Peasmarsh and Broad Oak, 5 miles north west of the ancient Cinque port of Rye. The detached barn is set in the grounds of Hayesland farmhouse but enjoys its own driveway and private patio from which there are far reaching views across fields down the vally The accommodation provides guests with ample privacy.The property is furnished to a very high standard and its construction has icombined the latest in building technology with traditional design and craftsmanship, bespoke solid oak joinery being a striking feature throughout the accommodation. Special attention has been given to lighting as well.
Entrance from the driveway under a covered porch. Hallway and downstairs cloakroom/wc.
Sitting room with dining area and French windows opening out onto a south-facing paved patio affording stunning views across farmland. USB charging point.
Fitted kitchen area, semi open-plan to the sitting room, with hand-built units and oak worktops. Carpeted stairs lead up to the first floor landing.
Double bedroom with 4ft 6 bed with plenty of clothes storage and stunning views from the velux windows. HD TV. USB charging point.
Shower room/wc with 'monsoon' shower and heated towel rail.
There is a private patio garden, adjoining fields, a wonderful spot to relax and unwind.
1 small well behaved dog by arrangement - NB sheep in neighbouring fields. No smoking.
If you're a nature lover or keen walker the Lodge will prove to be the perfect retreat. This unspoilt corner of East Sussex forms part of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; there are plenty of footpaths to explore right on the doorstep and the Nature Reserves Brede High Woods and Beckley Woods are both less than two miles away.
If you can bear to tear yourself away from this rural idyll, the ancient Cinque Port of Rye is a must. You can explore its harbour, cobbled streets, antique shops, galleries and large variety of pubs and restaurants. Drive a little further and you'll come to the golden beaches of Camber Sands.
If historic castles, stately homes and gardens are your passion, Bodiam Castle, Scotney Castle, Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, Batemans (former home of Rudyard Kipling) and the historic towns of Battle and Hastings are all within a 20 mile radius of the lodge.
"First I have to mention: our 18 month son caught chicken pox on day 2 of our 1 week holiday... Not Hayesland Lodge to blame. On the contrary! So here's what you need to know if you have the chance to come here without chicken pox infected companion. First the location: less than 1h from Folkestone, so great for French or Belgian (or other) travellers willing to "escape" without going too far. But distance from the channel is not the real argument: the lodge is located in a wonderful little valley; you'll have to cross lovely woods and then land in the middle of sheep meadows. It was exactly what we were waiting for. Just two tips for foodies like me: try Marino's fish and chips in Rye (delicious fries) and go shopping at one of those top Jempson's supermarkets in the neighbourhood (Peasmarsh was my favourite). If you want to explore the area, you can for instance go to Hastings in less than 30mn and to Rye in 15mn. Kent is also very close. Second the lodge itself: very recent, excellent quality materials (oak, etc.) and furniture, bigger than what it looks like on the pictures, it is a very comfortable little holiday home. The garden is indeed "small" but as you are in the middle of sheep meadows it feels like you have all this land just for you. No neighbours (except the owners... and the sheeps). Third the owners: Karen and Chris were just perfect with us. Present when needed but not too much, very friendly, greeting us with fresh vegetables from their garden and greenhouse. Usually we book in hotels for holidays so I had no experience with "owners". I must say it was a very good surprise. To sum up: this week was not so good for us for personal reasons. But I would certainly come back if I have the opportunity to do so; I'd love to enjoy the place again and to discover this region more in detail: Camber Sands, Hastings Aquarium and old town, Brighton, the woods just 1 mile away from the lodge, natural reserve of Dungeness, Tenterden vintage trains, etc."Guests from Belgium's review on TripAdvisor 2017-07-23
"This was our first stay here and we will definitely be back at some stage. The property is for two people, but it is spacious and finished to the highest standard. There are patio doors leading out onto a pretty little garden with views across the fields and the property is down a country lane, so it is very quiet and peaceful and great for a good night's sleep in a very comfortable bed. The owners were incredibly friendly and welcoming and the little touches such as milk, eggs, sherry and truffles were lovely. There is plenty to see in the surrounding area, such as Rye and Hastings, some lovely walks and also a couple of nice pubs up the road. I would thoroughly recommend staying here."Guests' review on TripAdvisor 2016-09-14
"I just wanted to say that this was one of the nicest properties we have stayed in. It was perfect for two people, incredibly comfortable and finished to the highest standard and the owners were so friendly and welcoming. A charming little garden in a peaceful spot and nice touches like milk, eggs, truffles and sherry. We shall certainly go back."Mrs Dickinson 2016-09-01