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A beautiful 15th century country cottage near Mayfield with stunning views

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

A self catering rental with 4 bedrooms and amazing 2 acre garden with lots to do

Bibleham is a beautiful, comfortable and cosy country home in one of the most scenic parts of South East England, ideal for a relaxing vacation. Private and secluded off a country lane with very large gardens and magnificent views. It sleeps 8 adults comfortably but is also suitable for a maximum of 10 people including children. There is ample parking to the front.

Low beamed ceilings and antique furniture. Oak panelled dining room seating up to 10. Fully equipped kitchen with electric oven/grill, ceramic hob, microwave, dishwasher, table with pew. Adjacent hall/store room with with Belfast sink, larder cupboards, 1 large fridge.

A large utility room with Table Tennis table, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Spacious Sitting Room with spectacular 15th Century inglenook fireplace, large settee, several armchairs and CD/radio player. A separate lounge/snug with 42 inch flat screen TV, DVD and large L shape sofa.

There is a lovely barbecue and sitting area outside for the warmer months, with a firepit available as well.

There are two bathrooms upstairs - one with a bath and the other with a power shower. There is also a downstairs loo.

4 good sized bedrooms upstairs, 2 with king size double beds and 2 twins with one having additional roll out beds.

The garden is really well kept, with a swing, a slide, a lawn for croquet or football, a swimming pool in the summer months, a pool table in the summer hut, and lots of different other garden sports equipment to keep everyone entertained.

If you want to venture out for walks, the owners have mapped a few nice ones of different distances, or you can just walk as it is all beautiful in the area - with lots of woods, lakes and public footpaths.

The nearest village is Mayfield, and that has one of the best restaurants in the area - The Middle House. It has several others as well, and is one of The Times villages of the year for 2017 - a very attractive place.

The owners use the house for much of the year but there is availability as shown in the calendar,.

More Details

Melanie Allcock and Phillipa Shearer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018


Mayfield and Five Ashes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Plus
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • tennis
We can supply a travel cot if needed.


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A beautiful 15th century country cottage near Mayfield with stunning views
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews
Altadena, CA

Great place for family vacation.

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week at Bibleham and it was gorgeous! A perfect location for 4 adults, 2 toddlers and a baby. The kids loved playing in the garden and the pool was perfect for the warm weather. The outdoor grill allowed us to dine al fresco. You do need a car as it is not walking distance to the High Street. It was a great place for us to have a family vacation. The only thing we can really complain about is the wi-fi. It is extremely limited and that was a bit difficult for us as we travelled from the States and Australia. It was needed for purposes of talking to family and checking in with work on things and the limited wi-fi made it diffcult to do so. Otherwise, everything was great.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely place to be

  • 5 of 5

Enabled us to have a peaceful time with family and friends. Excellent accommodation and equipment in a beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Always wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Bibleham before and this visit did not fail to disappoint. The gardens were looking particularly beautiful during our visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Beautiful home and garden in stunning countryside.

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for more from the property. The location is gorgeous and the local walks were great for our group. The kids enjoyed all the sports equipment (croquet, badminton, table tennis, pool table, swings, trampoline....). A fantastic weekend.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A relaxing, big house with great views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Bibleham, the property is extremely quaint and has lots of rustic rooms and low beams. The living space is huge and there are two separate living rooms making it great for people who want to do their own thing. We want to come back in the Summer, although there were lots to do while we were there (ping pong, pool table, sitting by the fire, badminton) having use of the swimming pool and warmer weather will be the cherry on the cake.

Thanks for having us and making it a great stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Fantastic short stay

  • 5 of 5

We are 2 families that just wanted a few days away together. Somewhere big enough for all the kids to run around and for our doggie to join in too. Well we weren't disappointed with the garden. Fresh air and lots of space. The house was equally as spacious and we all soon found places to sit and chat or play. We all slept well in comfortable beds and enjoyed a trip to the local quaint high street for some supplies.

We had one problem with heating which was sorted by a Plummer in super speedy time. The quickest I've ever known a plumber to arrive!

The house is a clean and well maintained considering it's age. A fantastic place to stay and look forward to visiting again. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
M25 junction 9
Car: necessary

Bibleham is set in beautiful countryside near Mayfield, with breathtaking views over the Weald. It boasts a 1.5 acre garden with a summer house with reconditioned pool table and terrace with built in barbeque. There is also a gated swimming pool open for the months of June, July, August and the beginning of September.

It is 2.5 miles way from the historic town of Mayfield which has a traditional high street full of shops selling local produce. There are also a number of pubs and restaurants. The countryside is ideal for walking, cycling and horse riding. Also nearby is Bedgebury Pinetum (with great adventure trails, Go Ape and bike hire), the Cuckoo Trail, Bewl Water (perfect for watersports and hiring bikes), The Bluebell Railway, The Enchanted Forest, Drusilla's Zoo and many more attractions. The coast is also a mere 30 minutes away.

Other Activities: Country walks, cycling, horse riding, golf


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $279.96

N.B. WEEKEND RATE IS CHARGED AT 75% OF WEEKLY RATE FOR STAY OF 2 NIGHTS MINIMUM. If more nights are required we add £75 per night up until and including 4 nights.
For 5 nights we charge the weekly rate.
A supplement of £200 per week applies for Christmas and New Year,
Bed linen and hand towels are included. You will need to provide your own bath towels.
If you would like to supply your own bedding we will reduce the rental rate by £50.

There are 2 ways to pay either by bank transfer direct to us or by credit card through the Homeaway website. Please note if you pay by credit card you will incur a service charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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