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.
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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,
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)
Close to Channel tunnel and Eurostar stations at
- Folkestone (approx 1.5 hours)
- Ashford International (approx 1 hour)
- London Waterloo
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
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.
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.