BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC COTTAGE WITH GENEROUS USE OF POOL & TENNIS COURT

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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BEAUTIFUL HISTORIC COTTAGE WITH GENEROUS USE OF POOL & TENNIS COURT

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A beautiful 3 bedroomed cottage which sleeps 7 people.

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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 and tennis court 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. 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.

Pampering and Exercise weekends and holidays are also available, which incorporate the wonderful Lotte Berk exercise classes, the original ballet barre exercise method, beauty and massage treatments. For the total luxury experience we can also arrange for the weekend to be catered with delicious home cooked food.

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.

- Disabled facilities

- Beautiful views

- Unspoilt countryside

- Picturesque village

- Swimming pool & tennis court, including 2 tennis rackets and tennis balls for guests use

- Bicycles for hire

- Village pubs

- Close to the sea

- Wifi & Internet

- Spa and Exercise weekends available

- Lotte Berk ballet barre method exercise classes

The kitchen dining room in this Susssex holiday cottage is large, 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 private garden, which is equipped for outside entertaining with a table and chairs, large sun umbrella as well as a barbeque. 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 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 which has recently been refurbished.

Adjacent to this is the entrance hall with plenty of storage for coats and boots, as well as tennis racquets etc. The owners have kindly supplied 2 tennis racquets for guests use as well as some tennis balls.

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.

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 the childs bed is white with beautiful embroidered fairies for the little princess in your life, or blue and boyish for the prince. The 2 single beds are covered in luxury white linen with lovely yellow throws. There is a chest of draws and lots of hanging room.

The family bathroom upstairs has recently been refurbished and 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,

Sissinghurst,

Great Dixter,

Pashley Manor,

Merriments,

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

Location.

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

REVIEWS FROM PAST GUESTS:

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
We have had an amazing time at the Oast House. We love the area, had a brilliant visit to Battle and introduced the children to "1066 and all that" We particularly loved the house itself, a perfect house for a holiday. We love the open plan kitchen room with space for everyone, the warm cosy sitting room, and the lovely bedrooms. The swimming pool and tennis court are an added bonus. Thank you, we think you have done it brilliantly. We thought the Sussex countryside was just beautiful, we hope to come back.
May 2014
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Owner

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We have been running the Oast as a self catering holiday cottage for 4 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. We are now starting Pampering and Exercise weekends/ breaks at the Oast house too.

Owner purchased this cottage in 2008

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.

The Oast is special because it is old and beautiful and we have tried to furnish it in character with lovely old pieces. 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 and tennis court. The huge 4 poster bed in the top roundel bedroom is a gorgeous luxury.

We also offer luxury pampering weekends which incorporate fantastic Lotte Berk Exercise classes, the original ballet barre exercise method, together with massage and beauty treatments.

4 bicycles on the property which guests may rent during their stay.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Beautiful historic cottage with generous use of pool & tennis court
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Beautiful historic cottage with generous use of pool & tennis court
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Heathfield East Sussex
5

A PERFECT RETREAT WITH ACCESS TO MANY ATTRACTIONS.

  • 5 of 5
We chose Little Bucksteep Oast for our holiday because of it's proximity to Glyndebourne, several National Trust properties and interesting walking country. We found a beautiful house in a stunning location providing us with everything we could have asked for. The house itself is very well equipped, large, light and spacious, with beautiful, yet comfortable furnishings, all of a very high standard and immaculately clean. The heated swimming pool and tennis court were a luxurious bonus. At the end of very busy days it was so pleasant to return to the house and enjoy a glass of wine in the garden. Sadly, we didn't meet Fiona and Robert as they were away on holiday for the duration of our stay, however, Nikki, who was looking after the property, was very friendly and on hand to answer any further questions we might have had. Fiona was a great help when booking and answered all our questions promptly. We all hope to return again soon.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were so sorry to miss you too, but thrilled you had a lovely time. We do hope you will return again some time.
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Beautiful historic cottage with generous use of pool & tennis court
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p875348
Heathfield East Sussex
5

PERFECT FOR A SMALL FAMILY GET TOGETHER!

  • 5 of 5
We had a lovely weekend celebrating Grandad's 70th Birthday at the Oast. The cottage was very spacious for 7 of us and very well equipped (which is unusual for holiday rental kitchens!). We also found the beds and quality bedding very comfortable. The children loved the swimming pool and spent hours having fun in it due to us being blessed with such great weather. Our hosts were very welcoming and the children fell in love with Monty the dog!
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had such a good time, and we very much hope to see you back again some time
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Beautiful historic cottage with generous use of pool & tennis court
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p875348
Heathfield East Sussex
5

FAIRY TALE HOUSE IN FAIRY TAIL SURROUNDINGS!

  • 5 of 5
A house that promises a journey into a fairy tale and keeps the promise. Our children fell absolutely in love with the property.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and being fabulous guests, please come and stay with us again!
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Beautiful historic cottage with generous use of pool & tennis court
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p875348
Heathfield East Sussex
5

A TRULY 5* STAR IDYLLIC ENGLISH COUNTRY RETREAT

  • 5 of 5
Myself and my wife Janette had the absolute pleasure of staying for an extended period at the Little Bucksteep Oast House. This is truly a 5* English Country retreat with all modern facilities whilst maintaining the elegance of the real English Countryside and steeped in history. Waking up to the sound of the wildlife and the beautiful views of the countryside outside your window are wonderfully compounded by the cultural and historical elegance of the the main house and grounds. Horses, Sheep, Pheasants, fruit trees and all manner of birds and wildlife exist within the Oast House grounds and it is truly the most magical relaxed location you could want for your stay. Sky TV is installed with all the mod cons, a 4 poster bed, a homely log fire within the grounds of a Queen Anne Manor House. The Oast is also supplemented with a wonderful Swiming Pool (with slide) and Tennis Court for the more active family members. The location is beautiful and you do not really need to go any further although the Oast is encapsulated within a number of Idyllic local villages and pubs all close to the town of Heathfiled. We cannot thank Fiona and Robert the proprietors enough for their hospitality and their kindness and there was absolutely nothing that was too much trouble. Moreover they clearly went over and above to ensure our stay was as relaxed as possible. Myself and Janette have stayed in many places over the world and over many years in rural locations, but the Oast House was just a huge step beyond our expectations. We very rarely write reviews, but this really is the exception to the rule. What a magical English Country retreat, what wonderful facilities, what absolutely hospitable proprietors Fiona & Robert (and Monty) and just the most fantastic experience staying at the Oast House. It will forever be in our hearts and memories! Steven & Janette Keogh.
  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dearest Steve and Janette, thank you hugely for your review, we just loved having you stay with us, and can't thank you enough for being such perfect tenants - you were both so charming to us, and amused by any adversity - you probably endured the wettest ever winter and there were never any complaints, just laughter and jokes. Wishing you both very very happy times in your new home, Fiona x
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Beautiful historic cottage with generous use of pool & tennis court
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p875348
Heathfield East Sussex
5

FANTASTIC GIRLS WEEKEND AWAY - SECOND YEAR RUNNING

  • 5 of 5
You could not ask for more for a weekend retreat with your 5 best friends.
Heated swimming pool with a little slide, tennis court with rackets & balls provided, snuggly log burner in the lounge, (you can collect your own logs from the log store) and the comfiest beds.
Fiona is an incredibly friendly host who welcomes you with passion and care but then leaves you to your own devices and Monty the dalmation is a delight - an extremely placid and friendly dog.
The Oast is set in peaceful, beautiful surroundings and inside the property is absolutely perfect. A lovely open plan layout makes it ideal to spend with a small group of your favourite people, with family or as a couple.
This was our second annual visit and we will be back again next year for sure. We didn't want to leave!
The perfect getaway for a break from hectic London life. I simply cannot recommend Little Bucksteep highly enough!
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review and we really look forward to welcoming you all back for a third time! You'll be our first third timers, so really special for us to be on your annual weekend away list, very flattering indeed. Please come back! X
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Beautiful historic cottage with generous use of pool & tennis court
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p875348
Heathfield East Sussex
5

TIM, DEBORAH AND EMMA

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from an idyllic fortnight at the oast. Our hosts, Fiona, Robert and Monty Dog were very welcoming and in addition to a basket of goodies and garden produce we even were given an extra bottle of wine to celebrate Emma's A level results!

The oast is a very special, spiritual place and extremely comfortable and well equipped. We enjoyed having a relaxing swim in the warm pool whenever we liked and playing tennis to the accompaniment of baa and neigh from the adjacent fields, or just lying around reading . All in all, this is the best holiday rental that we have ever had and we would love to return in the future.
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review, and it was a fabulous first for us to have you at the Oast when Emma got her simply fantastic A level results - that will be a very tough act for anyone else to follow! We would love to see you again - just promise to bring the sun with you again..
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Map

Nearest Airport
38 Miles
London Gatwick
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Newhaven
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Etchingham or Battle
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
A21
Nearest Beach
11 Miles
Pevensey Bay
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
The Swan, Woods Corner
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Horam Park
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Battle
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.

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Heathfield Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Rate 2
Mar 23 2014 - Sep 20 2014
4 night minimum stay
£230
 
 
Rate 3
Sep 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
£230
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes 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. You will get 100% refunded for cancelations 1 month prior to the check-in date.

Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Amenities

Heathfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking Off Street
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Tiled Stove
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 8 people
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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 4 poster bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , A cot is placed just outside this bedroom
  • Bedroom 1: 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. 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. 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 the child's bed is white with beautiful embroidered fairies for the little princess in your life or blue and boyish for the prince. The 2 single beds are covered in luxury white linen with lovely yellow throws.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Tennis Court
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • golf
  • hiking
Notes:
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 www.littlebucksteepoast.co.uk PLEASE REFER TO THE 'DESCRIPTION' SECTION TO SEE GUEST REVIEWS
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