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Charming rural retreat set in 30 acres with private grounds and woodland

Bedrooms 1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

One bedroom cottage Idyllic, peaceful setting overlooking pond. Wonderful views.

The Byre has been completely refurbished providing top quality accommodation that comprises of entrance/utility with washing machine. Lobby with storage. Bedroom with comfortable 'zip and link' bed -can be twin or King-size. Bathroom has separate shower and bath. Lounge/kitchen with comfortable leather sofa and chair, dining table and well equipped kitchen. Dishwasher, microwave, oven/hob with extractor fan, toaster etc TV with Freeview. DVD . Radio/CD.

Garden room.Pretty private garden at rear with table and chairs.

Oil fired central heating. Pets most welcome.

Linen, towels, heating and electric included.

Hard tennis court in grounds.

Grass ride with wonderful views leads to ancient private woodland with footpaths and stream.

Shepherd's hut and garden in grounds

Full details at

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Julia and Paul Masters
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for a lovely break. The weather was very kind which allowed us to enjoy our days out in Battle,Rye and Hastings as well as some lovely walks in the surrounding area.

We all enjoyed our morning walks especially Connie,( the Labrador),through your woodlands with the beautiful bluebells.

You are very lucky to have such a nice place and we really enjoyed our stay here.
Apr 2014
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Rother District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Bathroom has bath with shower attachment. There is a separate shower(electric) in cubicle. Bronnley Tolietries
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Zip and linked bed can be King-size or twin beds.clock radio alarm. Country views from bedroom. Very peaceful.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis Court
  • 4 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Charming rural retreat set in 30 acres with private grounds and woodland
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 31 reviews
Big Bear City,California

Quiet Countryside Beauty

  • 5 of 5

This cute little cottage on the farm was so tranquil for my writing holiday. The Sheep greeted me every day and there was plenty of beautiful walking trails through the woods for inspiration. The hosts were very nice to inform about all the great tourist and historical towns in the area to visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your stay . Hope to welcome you again in the future Julia & Paul
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Cosy, clean and very well furnished.

  • 4 of 5

Despite the rain we had a lovely week in a lovely location. The Byre is very well furnished, cosy and homely with wonderful views of the countryside. The owners are very welcoming and helpful, their dogs are delightful and quickly made friends with our own dogs. The woods were perfect for us and we walked there every day, exploring and watching the wildlife there.

Paul and Mandy from Hamstreet

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Wellie certainly appreciated the extra walks! We do hope you will return, May is the best month to enjoy all the woodland flowers especially the Bluebells,Wood Anemones and Campion. Julia,Paul, Ghilly & Wellie
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Just perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Julia & Paul

I just wanted to write and thank you both for making Aga and me feel so welcome last weekend. We had such a great time, it was just perfect.

The cottage felt like home very quickly with everything anyone could need and the location, so peaceful and beautiful, but in easy reach of everything we wanted to see and do.

It's not over yet though... thanks to you we have rhubarb crumble yet to come ;-)

If we are ever planing to visit Sussex again, we're sure to see you then.

Thanks so much!


  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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a wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was absolutely perfect and provided me with an excellent base to explore the Sussex/Kent countryside, gardens and coastline! All the local places of interest (Rye, Hastings, Sissinghurst, Bodiam Castle etc) are within a 30 minute drive away, and the cottage itself is situated in the most beautiful rural location, with lovely views all around.

It is furnished and maintained to a very high standard, and contains everything you would expect to find in a 'first class' self catering property -and more besides!

The owners (who live nearby) added the 'finishing touch' to my holiday, as they made me feel really welcome, did everything they could to make sure I was comfortable, and provided advice on local amenities, walks etc without intruding upon my privacy at all.

I cannot rate the property highly enough - 5 stars definitely!!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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West Midlands

Peaceful Retreat in Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5

A very warm and friendly welcome awaits you at the Byre.

Most comfortable and clean accomodation, well-maintained - away from it all - with outdoor area to sit providing beautiful views. A great point from which to travel to the beautiful countryside of Kent and East Sussex .

An ideal location amongst the rolling countryside. Lots of walking available through the fields and the owners private woods - full details provided. The information 'pack' on the local area provided is endless, you could not ask for more, and the owners knowledge and assistance is excellent.

The local fresh fish is geat - fish and chips in Hastings a must! Lots of local places to eat and lots of local produce for sale in the area.

We would definately recommend this to our friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melsele, Belgium

Very nice cottage in superb rural surroundings

  • 5 of 5

In Easter 2011, my wife, my little daughter and I spent a week at the Byre. It was splendid. The cottage is ideally located amidst the fields and animals and is very charming. The house is also well equipped for self-catering. The hosts are very friendly.

A huge pile of information folders, booklets and walking maps is available at the cottage. We enjoyed a lot the surrounding "1066 country", with a lot of interesting places to visit, all within a 15 minutes drive. But we found walking in the coutryside, with lots of nice public footpaths. A small shop in the village of Westfield is also reachable through the fields along a public foothpath (about 1 mile). The private woods are certainly also very enjoyable.

An ideal cottage for a tranquil vacation to recharge one's batteries!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
63 Miles
Nearest Ferry
48 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
27 Miles
M20 ashford
Car: necessary

Byre cottage is set in 30 acres overlooking a pond with paddock at rear. Fantastic views. Private woodland with paths and stream. Comprehensive information of local attractions including Bodiam castle, Batemans, Lamb House. Glorious beaches at Camber, Winchelsea and Fairlight. Steam trains Tenterden and Hythe. Historic Rye, Battle Abbey Winchelsea and Royal military canal close by. Bird watching Rye Harbour, RSPB Dungeness. Famous gardens at Great Dixter, Sissinghurst, PashleyManor .Folder of walks and maps-located on 1066 country walk. Vineyards at Westfield and Sedlescombe. Many good pubs and restaurants nearby. Full details go to


Rates & Availability

Rother District Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 30 2018 - May 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Sep 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19.23


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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