Luxurious one bedroom rural, light and spacious cottage
About Angie Ward
I was bought up on a farm so enjoy all aspects of rural life. I originally had a career in London, but when I was expecting our first child wanted to move back to the countryside to give the family the space and freedom of rural life. I also enjoy hacking around the Forest on my dear old horse, Fred!
Angie Ward purchased this Cottage in 2016
Why Angie Ward chose West Hoathly
The nearby Ashdown Forest abounds with wildlife and yet it is still very accessible to towns such as Brighton, Tunbridge Wells and nearby Three Bridges station for a fast train journey to London! The more leisurely travellers could take a train from East Grinstead to London or better still a steam train to Sheffield Park!
What makes this Cottage unique
On a clear day there are views of the South Downs from the property and upon exiting the drive you will see the North Downs. The 6000 acres of Ashdown Forest is stunning, there are so many lovely walks, bird watching hides, areas for cycling. There are also many gorgeous historical gardens and National Trust houses within easy reach.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Children not allowed
Please refrain from playing music very loudly
Please dispose of all rubbish in the landfill and recycle bins provided in bin store
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Immaculate cottage in perfect location
I had a wonderful short break in the lovely Woodpeckers Cottage. The cottage itself has a high spec, stylish interior and decoration, which gives it a luxurious feel and makes for a very spacious, comfortable stay. A great deal of thought and care has gone into the layout and design, and I really appreciated this in regard to the outdoor spaces, as it meant that you could enjoy the front and back patio in total privacy, despite the neighbouring cottage and coach house being very close.
It was really lovely to sit and enjoy the sunshine surrounded by beautiful plants and flowers, in the midst of the beautiful countryside, sheltered by beautiful hedging and natural willow/hazel fencing.
The cottage is in the perfect location as Ashdown Forest and numerous places of interest are within close driving distance. Angie, the owner was very welcoming and on hand for help and advice, living in the coach house opposite. Amazingly, she has wellies in every possible size for guests to borrow, should they come unprepared for the English countryside and British weather - amazing hospitality!
Thank you for a really lovely stay.
Thank you so much for your lovely review and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Woodpeckers. Hope to see you again.
Peace and quiet
Quite minor details, a full length mirror and some salad servers. Only downside for me, I could not dry my hair in the bathroom.
Otherwise all great.
Thank you Angie
Thank you for your review and I shall look into a full length mirror and salad servers. With regard to the hairdryer I had made provision for using the hairdryer in the bedroom at the dressing table, unlike hotels that I believe must have special electrics to accommodate a hairdryer in the bathroom as 13 amp plugs cannot be used in bathrooms in this country.
Totally loved everything about our stay - will definitely return for longer next time. Everything you could want is provided. Very comfortable and beautiful garden views from every window.
Thanks so much, Angie, for a wonderful time at Woodpecker Cottage.
Rachel and Rod - South Australia
Thank you for your lovely review and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at Woodpeckers. I look forward to seeing you both again.
Beautifully appointed, friendly and helpful proprietor, very comfortable and homely.
Thank you for your lovely review and I am glad you enjoyed your stay at Woodpeckers. Hope to see you both again.
One of the most relaxing weekends ever. The cottage is perfect in every way
The property is immaculately clean with all the necessary amenities.
The surrounding area is perfect for walking .
Can't wait to come back again some time in the near future.
Angie is the perfect hostess
Thank you for your touching review, it was an absolute pleasure having you to stay and I am delighted you had such a relaxing weekend. I look forward to welcoming you again sometime in the future.
A really luxurious and fabulous place to stay.
We were blown away by the quality of everything in this cottage. It was furnished to an extremely high standard and was comfortable and very stylish. Everything from the furniture itself to the wood burner right and down to the little details such as the luxurious throws and scatter cushions. The kitchen was also amazing with fabulous high quality pans....and everything you could possibly want or need for a perfect self catering stay. We loved the separate bath and shower with plenty of hot water and the comfy bed and crisp white bed linen. We slept really well as it was so quiet.
Angie provided a welcome pack which included the essentials (milk, bread eggs etc) but also a bit of added luxury with ground coffee, a bottle of wine and home made cakes. Wonderful and very thoughtful.
Although the cottage was close to the main house it was still very secluded with two paved sitting out areas. There were lovely walks straight from the door, a great tennis court and well equipped fitness room. We couldn’t believe it when we saw the shelf with wellies lined up in all sizes available for guests to borrow. So typical of the very thoughtful host.
Overall we couldn’t fault the cottage and its surroundings. It was simply amazing and we felt very spoilt. We can’t wait to return. Thank you Angie.
I was very touched to read your wonderful review, it was an absolute pleasure having you as guests. Thank you so much for appreciating the cottage and I very much hope to welcome you again.
We have beautiful walks straight from the door to private woodland, Ashdown Forest and country lanes. We provide guests with wellington boots (sizes 3 to 11).
Tennis rackets and balls also available for guests use on the private shared tennis court within a few minutes walk from the cottage.
The nearby fitness room has a running machine, spin bike and cross trainer. There are other miscellaneous items, e.g. weights, skipping rope etc.