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Large, private beautiful house with tennis court

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8 - 11

This large secluded Victorian house has breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside towards Rye. Inside rooms are light and airy. The property has just undergone a total restoration and refurbishment. Period features have been lovingly restored and the ambiance of the family home maintained. The house is surrounded by three quarters of an acre of enclosed gardens and in addition there is a fenced, hard tennis court. The south facing brick paved terrace is a gorgeous suntrap with lots of flexible seating. The driveway provides parking for at least four cars.

A welcome hamper is provided for each booking.

More Details

Owner
Harriet Holdsworth
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had at The Highlands. My elderly parents particularly enjoyed it as they were able to access everything easily having the downstairs bedroom and bathroom. The house was comfortable and family friendly and we were lucky to have good weather and take advantage of the use of the tennis courts and the lovely sheltered garden. We would definitely consider returning to this property and have already recommended it to several friends.

Thank you
Jun 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Gatwick
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Folkestone
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Rye
Nearest Motorway
21 Miles
M20 jct 8
Car: necessary

Iden is a pretty and picturesque village with a pub renowned for its food, and post office/general stores within an easy walk of the house. The historic town of Rye, one of the Cinque ports, is less than 3 miles away with its charming winding lanes, interesting harbour and the wonderful sandy beaches of Camber Sands beyond. Rye boasts some excellent restaurants, a weekly Farmers market, and a range of local shops including world famous Rye pottery. The house is well placed, between Hastings (10 miles) Tunbridge Wells (15 miles) and Tenterden (8 miles). The castles of Battle and Bodiam are also within easy reach. Ashford is 15 miles to the north with its International Station for a quick trip to France.

The Hythe to Dymchurch Light Steam Railway is also well worth a visit as it winds its way from Dungeness to Hythe all along the coast - take a picnic and stop off on the way!

Amenities

Iden House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The two newly refurbished bathrooms contain power showers. Provided for guests are a selection of fragrances for the whirlpool bath in the downstairs bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
  • Two bedrooms have glorious views over the countryside. The downstairs bedroom (3 single beds) is immediately opposite the downstairs bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 11 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
All bedding is low allergen, the floors have been restored and rugs have been used rather than carpets.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Large, private beautiful house with tennis court
average rating of 4.857143 based on 15 reviews
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Great property in a quiet but convenient location

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed there. The house is v well laid out with 5 good size bedrooms and good size sitting and dining rooms. The kitchen is very well equipped so great for those who like to cook. The tennis court is well maintained and the garden is spacious and good for croquet and other games.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Lovely Property but....

  • 3 of 5

We had a lovely time at the property and particularly enjoyed the garden and tennis courts as we spent a family weekend celebrating a diamond wedding anniversary. The bedrooms were comfortable and the kitchen and bathroom facilities were perfectly adequate for our needs. However, some of the furniture in both the house and garden is now a little tired and in need of upgrade in terms of both comfort and safety.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic house in a great location, we had an amazing holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in a beautiful part of the world. Sandy beaches, historic charm. Very comfortable and well appointed house. Huge garden and loved the tennis court.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Beautiful house in Rye

  • 5 of 5

Ideal property for a family break. The house was lovely with plenty of character, and situated in a quiet road. There were 3 generations of us with 2 dogs. Plenty of room and everyone loved the Jacuzzi. We all enjoyed playing tennis on our own court! We didn't get a chance to use the garden much, as we were only there for a weekend, but it's a great space for barbecues and the dogs loved the space to run around. Will definitely return, hopefully for a week next time.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Relaxing, quiet, fully equiped in a good location to access many attractions.

  • 5 of 5

The house lacked nothing in both the kitchen and the other parts. Good to have a tennis court although not much real tennis was played. Centrally located to access Kent and Sussex attractions. We went out every day as the weather was so good (no rain). Useful having a shop in the village and the supermarket in Peasmarsh (a few miles away) has almost everything. We have visited the area many times before (parents lived on the East Sussex coast) and we had a wonderful time visiting it again from our base in Iden.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $26.38
Refundable damage deposit $329.77

Short breaks are calculated as follows: 2 nights = 65%, 3 nights = 70%, 4 nights = 75%, 5 nights = 85%

A refundable damage deposit of £250 is payable with all bookings.

We accept bank transfer, cheques or paypal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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