Gorgeously romantic detached annex with stunning views across an area of outstanding natural beauty. Generously proportioned studio room with French doors to large private balcony with large tree growing through it. Spiral staircase to downstairs kitchenette and shower room. Access to beautiful garden shared with the owner's family which backs onto open fields. Self-catering.
Treetops has undergone major renovations recently, including a new balcony made of local Sussex oak by local craftsmen in the traditional Sussex style. The bathroom now has a much bigger walk-in shower and a heated towel rail. Upstairs it has new carpet, curtains, rug, cushions, TV, mattress, pillows, linen, blinds, a power socket with USB points, a little dressing table with a mirror and hairdryer and a more romantic light above the bed. In the kitchen it has new quarry tiles on the floor, and new pictures, coat hooks, curtains, microwave, full sized cooker and the washing machine, which has only been used 3 times in as many years, has been replaced with a dishwasher, which will hopefully get more use and make guests feel properly off-duty and relaxed!
It's on a tiny little lane with trees meeting over the road in places. There are lots of public footpaths including one that goes through next door's land and down through fields to the woods.
Treetops is an ideal retreat or lovenest - it's wonderful space for getting away from it all and right into the countryside; to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature; to heal, create or to study. It's very much a cosy country property rather than a stylish hotel setting but it's nicely and very comfortably furnished in rustic style. Horses clop along the lane outside and birdsong fills the air. There is a farmer along the lane who has equipment in use and large vehicles during the week sometimes so it's more reliably peaceful at weekends. The owner is a music teacher who lives in the main house with one child. There's a deck with a built-in barbecue which you are welcome to use or share should the owner be there at the time of your visit. It's possible to have the fridge/freezer stocked with a variety of locally sourced food on request including meat from the farm shop and wonderful cheeses and vegetables. Similarly should you require a bottle of chilled champagne on arrival this can be arranged with the owner.
Treetops is ideal for 2 but can accommodate 4 at a push. It has a very comfortable king size bed at one end of the studio room - at the other end are 2 bunks (single mattresses made up in the eaves) which are ideal for kids and have occasionally been used for extra adult guests. They have charm and lovely bedding but limited headroom - please see pics before you book. The garden is ideal for kids, with a brick-built Wendy house and a wooden climbing frame/swing/slide set, a trampoline and more swings and hammocks from the trees, including one suitable for adults from the major oak in the front garden. There is a small pond protected by strong metal mesh. A high chair can be provided on request but there are no stair gates so it's not suitable for toddlers. There is a £10 per head per night charge.
Various treatments can sometimes be arranged during your visit, subject to availability on your dates. Aromatherapy massage (full body 1 hour £45 - neck, back and shoulders half hour - £30), Reflexology (45 mins, £35) and Reiki (half hour head and shoulders £25, 1 hr head and torso £36, 1.5 hr full body £49). Treatments take place downstairs in the owner's art/healing studio. If you're interested please give plenty of notice to have the best chance of fitting you around existing work commitments.
Although smoking is not allowed inside, it is permitted on the balcony.