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Quirky and stylish holiday cottage in area of outstanding natural beauty

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Grade II listed oast house with breathtaking views. Sleeps 6

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:

Scenic walks

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.

More Details

Scrag Oak Holidays
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018

About Scrag Oak Holidays

Hi, I am Katie and I have been running Scrag Oak Oast since 2015. I live next door with my husband, children, dogs and cat. This beautiful former oast house has been converted into a stunning holiday let which was previously let through English Country Cottages / I am really proud of what we have achieved and the look and feel of the holiday cottage. The interior is stylish and quirky with antiques and vintage furnishings. All the fittings, appliances and kitchenware are new and of good quality. We have been lucky to attract wonderful guests who love the holiday cottage and the stunning countryside around us. I am on hand to assist with any questions and will do all I can to ensure you have a great stay. Katie

Why Scrag Oak Holidays chose Wadhurst

The oast house is situated in a perfect rural setting with far reaching views over the rolling Wealden countryside. Accessed by single track country lanes it really feels like you have stepped off the beaten track to a place where the countryside remains unchanged for nearly 500 years.

What makes this cottage unique

The Oast has been beautifully converted with wonderful oak beamed ceilings, a vaulted sitting room on the first floor with far reaching views and it even has its own natural water supply.


Wadhurst Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • forests
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • tennis


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Quirky and stylish holiday cottage in area of outstanding natural beauty
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Lovely cottage, friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

A lovely oast house sat in beautiful countryside - the oast house is comfortable, warm and well equipped and is the perfect location for country walks. Nearby villages offer good options for exploring or food with Tunbridge Wells just 15 mins away for wider shopping an entertainment options. The coast at Hastings or Brighton is also an hour or less away.

The owners are friendly, helpful and welcoming hosts - we have now stayed twice and loved it both times.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
London Gatwick
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Dover / Folkestone
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Camber Sands
Car: recommended

Close to Bewl Water, Scotney Castle, Bodiam Castle, Battle Abbey, Sissinghurst Gardens, Penhurst Place, Groombridge, Pashley Manor, Camber Sands, Rye and Hastings. Lovely walks. Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $34.62
Refundable damage deposit $276.97

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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