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Sunnymead Cottages - Pippins

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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Pippins is a rural retreat situated in the High Weald village of High Hurstwood which is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For 2019/20 the cottage has been awarded 4 stars and a Gold by VisitEngland. Pippins is one of two cottages that adjoin one another. They are set in the grounds of the owner's house at the end of 200 metres of private drive and surrounded by 12 acres of gardens, meadows and orchards which are a haven for birds and wildlife. The cottage enjoys its own garden area in which to sit out and unwind from the stresses of everyday life. It is equipped and furnished to a very high standard, with almost everything you could need for a totally relaxed holiday. It has been converted by a local builder with great care to retain many original features whil...Pippins is a rural retreat situated in the High Weald village of High Hurstwood which is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For 2019/20 the cottage has been awarded 4 stars and a Gold by VisitEngland. Pippins is one of two cottages that adjoin one another. They are set in the grounds of the owner's house at the end of 200 metres of private drive and surrounded by 12 acres of gardens, meadows and orchards which are a haven for birds and wildlife. The cottage enjoys its own garden area in which to sit out and unwind from the stresses of everyday life. It is equipped and furnished to a very high standard, with almost everything you could need for a totally relaxed holiday. It has been converted by a local builder with great care to retain many original features whilst creating a warm and welcoming cottage in which to truly unwind and get away from it all. You enter Pippins through a door into a cosy sitting/dining room with comfortable seating, oak furniture and a 32” Panasonic LCD TV, a DVD player and iPad/iPod dock. You will find games in the cupboard and plenty of books to choose from in the bookcase and tourist information and maps to help you plan your stay. There are two steps up to the kitchen which is a very light room with windows lining the two outer walls. It is very well equipped with a good quality electric cooker, a microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine/dryer. There is a door that leads out to your own delightful courtyard garden planted with scented roses. Here you will find garden furniture, an umbrella and Weber charcoal barbecue. The bedroom overlooks its own pretty, little garden which you can access through double doors. The bed is a super king sized (6ft) pocket sprung, zip and link divan which can, if required, be divided into twin beds. There is also a small remote controlled TV. The en-suite bathroom has an over-bath shower. If you want a rest from driving there is access onto a public footpath just outside the garden, and the Vanguard Way is only 10 minute's walk away. Several vineyards in the vicinity produce some rather good wines which can be sampled and bought. The Bluebell Steam Railway makes frequent journeys from Sheffield Park, with its period railway station and frequent special evening and week-end events for all ages. A great day out can also be enjoyed on the Ashdown Forest, the home of Winnie the Pooh and his friends, is less than 2 miles away, which is an ideal setting for wildlife and offers the perfect recipe for picnics, walking and riding. This is an area rich in historic houses and beautiful gardens. Glyndebourne Opera House is only 30 minute's drive. Why not have a day out, do some shopping and take in the Georgian Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells or visit the seaside towns of Brighton or Eastbourne. Battle Abbey and 1066 country are both within easy reach. Or how about hiring a bike and taking a ride on the Cuckoo Trail. The Hurstwood (reviews on tripadvisor) which is the nearest pub is just a 7 minute stroll away. The nearest railway station is only 6 minute's drive away with direct access to London in about 70 minutes. There is a village store a couple of miles up the road and the major superstores in Uckfield and Crowborough are all within a 15 minute drive. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Joan C
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2014
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Reviewed 28 November 2019

Perfect cottage for a very quiet break, house well equipped, home from home. Joan went the extra mile to ensure we were accommodated for. Loved the whole experience. Will certainly be back.

Date of stay: November 2019
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Reviewed 12 July 2019

Date of stay: July 2019
Reviewed 15 June 2019

A super cottage, we return every year, I’ve lost count of how many times now. We come for a week whilst we go to Glyndebourne and visit our favourite places in this part of Sussex. Very quiet, very comfortable, super big bed with lovely sheets,...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank halcyon_times
506joan, VR Owner at Sunnymead Cottages - Pippins, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2019

A Gem of a Review - Many thanks for writing us such a great review. One of the best things about having holiday cottages is when we have the chance to welcome back our visitors. Many thanks, Joan

Reviewed 28 April 2019

In Ashdown Forest a cosy and beautiful well appointed cottage! It had everything one could wish for a an enjoyable break Joan was very helpful and considerate when the heating broke down she immediately went to purchase two heaters to make sure that we weren't...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank jeanniecatton
506joan, VR Owner at Sunnymead Cottages - Pippins, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2019

Thank you for the great review. I had forgotten about the boiler breaking down! That is every cottage owners nightmare that the heating will give up in the middle of January! I an so glad that the heaters did the trick. Joan

Reviewed 25 April 2019

We enjoyed a fantastic short break in Pippins. Our stay began with a warm welcome from Joan, the owner, who made us feel at home right away. We were really comfortable and had everything we needed in excellent surroundings. We went for lovely walks close...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Departure39978959830
506joan, VR Owner at Sunnymead Cottages - Pippins, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2019

Many thanks for your super review. Yes,we do have lovely walks locally on the Ashdown Forest and a little further afield for the South Downs. You are certainly spoilt for choice with National Trust properties. Joan

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Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

We spent a weekend at Pippins as a treat for my birthday and from the moment we arrived that's exactly what it was. Joan gave us a very warm welcome with a bottle of Prosecco and a lovely cake. The cottage was warm and cosy...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank BethKav
506joan, VR Owner at Sunnymead Cottages - Pippins, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2018

Many thanks for taking the trouble to write such a marvelous review. It is great to see our efforts to make our visitors as comfortable as possible are so appreciated. We are so glad that the awful weather did not spoil your stay. We are...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018

I was really impressed with both cottages which we booked to stay near our son's wedding. The place was immaculate and all the photos were really accurate. Added touches are brilliant like milk in the fridge. The owners are a delight and couldn't do enough...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Nicki S
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely stay for a couple of nights at the end of December. We were warmly welcomed and shown around the cottage, which is more than we'd expected. The cottage was well equipped, especially in the kitchen. It's in a great location, although...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank alicejw2018
506joan, VR Owner at Sunnymead Cottages - Pippins, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us despite the awful weather! Thank you for writing the review. Many thanks, Joan

Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

This is a great place in a great location Lovely local pub. The hosts were very helpful There was a lot of attention to detail

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank 985stewartf
506joan, VR Owner at Sunnymead Cottages - Pippins, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for writing a great review. Yes, we are very fortunate to have an excellent pub within a 5 minute walk. Joan

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

One of two conjoined cottages, with a sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. Small, but extremely clean, well-maontained and -equipped. Lots of interesting walks in the area, albeit muddy at this time of year.

Date of stay: February 2017
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506joan, VR Owner at Sunnymead Cottages - Pippins, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2017

Thank you for doing the review. We are very fortunate to have so many great walks in this area with the Vanguard Way just a short walk away and the Ashdown Forest a couple of miles up the road.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Parking
Private Garden
Shared Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby
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