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Charming newly refurbished cottage, Ashdown Forest, excellent pub

Bedrooms 1
Space 818 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 2 (+2), beautiful rural location, close to award winning pub/restaurant

White Rose Cottage is a charming and newly refurbished self-contained cottage, adjacent to the owners' home and set in peaceful grounds of more than 9 acres, including garden, fields, paddock and a lake.

Beautifully presented throughout, White Rose Cottage is ideally located to explore Ashdown Forest and the South Downs, National Trust houses and stunning gardens, preserved railways, the historic towns of Lewes, East Grinstead and Tunbridge Wells as well as the south coast.

The accommodation is set over three levels, offering a spacious double bedroom upstairs with 500 thread count sheets and Sanderson bedding. There is ample space in the bedroom for a cot, which can be provided on request. On the ground floor, additional guests can be accommodated in the sitting room which is provided with a 43" internet enabled (4K) flat screen TV, DVD player and comfortable seating, including a sofa bed with deluxe mattress (small double). Also on the ground floor is a modern bathroom offering a full size bath, with shower over, glass bath screen, WC and a washbasin. The heated towel rail will keep your fluffy Egyptian cotton towels warm and dry.

Stairs lead from the ground floor up to a further room with dining table and four chairs, two armchairs and a 32" flat screen TV, in case sleeping guests are occupying the main sitting room. Next to the dining room/second seating area is a modern well equipped fitted kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge with freezer box, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, kettle and a wide range of cooking utensils, crockery and glassware. Guests are welcome to eat in the garden, immediately outside the cottage's back door and to make use of the cottage's BBQ. If dining out holds more appeal, the cottage is a few minutes' walk from an award winning pub offering excellent food prepared from locally sourced ingredients; and just a short drive from several other local pubs and restaurants.

Access is provided to a utility room (5m outside the cottage) with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board and drying racks. There is ample space to park directly outside the cottage. WiFi is available throughout the cottage and is free of charge. Oil central heating. All linen included. No smoking or pets. Bike storage available. Children's highchairs, cots, changing mat and stair gates available on request.

More Details

Caroline Chaplin
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Caroline Chaplin

We moved our family to this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in summer 2015 after 15 years living in London. We have settled very quickly into village life.

Caroline Chaplin purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Caroline Chaplin chose Uckfield

Our idyllic location allows daily commuting to London in just over 1 hour but a restful time at home, enjoying generally very good weather (different to my native Scotland!) and the stunning rural setting of a wooded valley.

What makes this cottage unique

Our home, Avenings Farm and White Rose Cottage next door are set in more than 9 acres of land, allowing us the space to grow our own fruit and vegetables and a local farmer to keep his sheep in our field. We also have a rowing boat which can be used on our small lake and an enclosed (to keep the sheep out!) 5-a-side football pitch with goals.


Uckfield Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 818 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated towel rail
  • Modern bathroom with white bathroom suite; full size bath with shower over, glass shower screen, vanity basin with large mirror, cistern toilet (mains drainage) and heated towel rail.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Spacious double bedroom - upstairs
  • Comfortable double bed upstairs. 500 thread count fitted sheet and beautiful Sanderson bedding. Washbasin in room. Large cupboard with plenty of hanging space. Antique chest of drawers. Black out curtains. Ample space for a cot, which can be provided on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • tennis


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Charming newly refurbished cottage, Ashdown Forest, excellent pub
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Ideal place to relax and use as a base to explore the surrounding area.

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is spacious and fully equiped with everything you could need. Originally booked for 2 people, but due to a change in plans we became 3.The fold down sofa bed in the main room was very comfortable and came with the benefit of the internet tv. This left the dining room with a small sitting area and tv invaluable. Due to the weather we did not take advantage of the garden or lake area. The owner Caroline, could not have been more helpful explain everything and even bringing a plate of homemade cakes. If your looking to relax, then this is the place.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Fantastic

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish this was the best short break my Sister has ever had Caroline was the perfect host, talk about beyond the call of duty you would need a ladder to reach the quality service that Caroline gave everyone. Debbie absolutely loved her stay the cottage was beautiful spotless and so cosy, for the first time ever the twins where so relaxed and settled, i would recommend this cottage to anyone that wants to experience a peaceful relaxing stay in a lovely setting.

thank you Caroline for everything you did for my Sister she actually didn't want to leave and Mum says she loved the potatoes, tomatoes and the fresh coffee.

kindest regards


  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great place to stay when visiting East Sussex and surrounding area

  • 5 of 5

We were most impressed with White Rose Cottage which is set in beautiful grounds and is very well equipped with everything you need.

The owners Caroline and Paul, who live next door, are most friendly and provided us with various food items which were much appreciated.

The cottage is conveniently situated for numerous National Trust properties as well as the Bluebell Line and the surrounding area is just beautiful.

We really enjoyed our short stay at White Rose Cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay in an idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

White Rose Cottage is lovely, and beautifully decorated. The surrounding area is great for walking, and there's plenty to see and do.

The cottage is very well equipped - everything has been thought of and the attention to detail is perfect.

Caroline and her family couldn't have done any more to help during our stay.

We wouldn't change a thing.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Short break at White Rose Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely break in September at this charming cottage. The cottage was clean and very well equipped. The owners were very welcoming and the locally sourced groceries left were a lovely touch.. We also found the two folders with information on both the cottage and the area very useful. We will definitely be returning. Thank you for a lovely stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the good review. We would love to welcome you back to White Rose Cottage in spring 2018 as you suggested!
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A place as beautiful as it name sounds!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at White Rose Cottage very much! Everything was as described. We had a lovely time meeting our hosts who are very kind, warmhearted and caring! They were helpful in every aspect and also e.g. answered every question very detailed in advance of our stay. Therefore it was quite easy to find the property although travelling without a car.

The landscape is so beautiful!

We felt at home right away!

Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I'm glad you and your family enjoyed your stay with us.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Coach and Horses
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Haywards Heath
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Coach and Horses
Nearest Beach
21 Miles
Car: recommended

Travel: London can be reached by train from Haywards Heath or East Grinstead main line stations in less than 1 hour. Gatwick Airport is 30 minutes away. White Rose Cottage is on a bus route (Metrobus 270), but to get the most from this stunning area, a car is recommended.

Walking/hiking/horse riding: there are dozens of walks in the beautiful Ashdown Forest on our door step and also the South Downs are easily accessible. There are local riding stables offering hacking on the Forest.

Historic properties/stunning gardens: there are more than 25 National Trust properties and fantastic gardens which can be reached in under one hour. The closest - Sheffield Park is less than 5 minutes away.

Preserved railways: we often hear the whistle from the Bluebell Railway steam trains while in the garden as the closest station is only 2 miles away. The Spa Valley Railway is also close by.

Places of interest: Brighton, Lewes and Tunbridge Wells are all nearby. Grocery shopping can be done in Haywards Heath, East Grinstead and Uckfield.

Eating: There is an excellent traditional local pub a few minutes walk away. The Coach and Horses serves cask ales and award winning food. There is a roaring fire in winter and a large garden to enjoy in the summer.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $138.49

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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