This grade II listed former oast house is set within 12 acres of rolling Sussex countryside with spectacular views over the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Bea. Conveniently located in Wadhurst, East Sussex. Just an hour from London, under an hour from Gatwick, close to Royal Tunbridge Wells, Lewes and Hastings, this idyllic holiday let is a perfect base from which to explore this beautiful part of the English countryside. It is also dog-friendly.
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It features wonderful oak beamed ceilings, a vaulted sitting room on the first floor with breathtaking views over the Wealden countryside and its own natural water supply. The interior is stylish and quirky with antiques and vintage furnishings.
Oast houses were traditionally used to dry hops in roundels which were ventilated by a cowl at the top. The roundels and cowl are no longer standing but the accommodation is set within the main barn where the hops were stored. The oast has been beautifully converted whilst retaining many original features including the incredible oak winch which survives in the sitting room to remind guests of its former purpose. The holiday let is in a very rural location, adjacent to the owner’s 16th-century Wealden iron master's house, on a charming single track lane.
On the ground floor you will find the modern and fully equipped kitchen / dining room, a twin bedroom (zip and link so it can be made into a kingsize bed if you wish) and an adjoining WC and washbasin. On the first floor is the magnificent oak beamed living room with seating for 8 - 10 people including a sofa bed. Please note, the sitting room has some very low beams and a low doorway, adding to the immense character but requiring some care when you enter.
There is a second double bedroom with en-suite wet / shower room and WC. A third double bedroom has a 6ft bed and access to a Jack ’n’ Jill bathroom with shower attachment and toilet (also accessed from hallway via one step). There are wooden floors throughout. Crisp white bed sheets and towels are provided within the quoted price.
The kitchen is of a very high quality from British Standard by Plain English and has an American style fridge freezer, induction hob, electric oven, microwave and a washer/dryer machine. There is a weber bbq outside and outdoor table / seating for 8 in the orchard across the lane. All the fittings, appliances and kitchenware are new and of superior quality.
Enjoy wonderful walks in the Wealden countryside, play a bit of tennis or croquet in the grounds or simply relax with family and friends. Only an hour from London, 6 miles to Tunbridge Wells and 20 miles to the seaside.
The village of Wadhurst with local amenities, pubs, restaurants and supermarkets is a couple of miles away.
Wadhurst train station (services to London Charing Cross, Waterloo East, London Bridge and Tunbridge Wells) is 3 miles away.
Gatwick airport is approximately 1 hour away.
London is approx 1 hour by train or just over by car.
There is plenty to see and do from Scrag Oak:
Tennis court (by arrangement)
Bewl Water (10 mins) with cycle hire, fishing and sailing
Cycling and adventure playgrounds at Bedgebury or climbing walls and ropes at Bentley
Heritage properties at Bateman's (Rudyard Kipling's home), Bodiam Castle, Battle Abbey (built on the site of the Battle of Hastings) or amazing gardens at Scotney Castle and Pashley Manor
Award-winning English vineyards in the area
Seaside trips to Hastings, Pevensey, Camber Sands, all approx 20 - 25 miles
The ancient town of Rye or the beautiful town of Lewes (approx 40 mins drive)
Shopping or lunch in Royal Tunbridge Wells (6 miles, 10 mins)
Or even take a day trip to London or catch a West End theatre show
An abundance of nature and wildlife in our paddocks including, rabbits, wild deer, foxes, badgers, owls, housemartins, amazing buzzards and other birds. Even glow worms!
Wilderness at Ashdown Forest
Watch the stars (even shooting stars if you're lucky)
Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this incredibly rural part of South East England; or
Simply hang out with a drink, a book, a football, bbq or picnic in the owner's paddocks.