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Peaceful family house with lovely garden and swimming pond in rural setting

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cherry Hinton is a large family house set in the heart of the Sussex countryside. We live in a very quiet neighbourhood, and for this reason we regret we can't host hen or stag weekends.

We have a beautiful garden covering 2 acres, the highlight of which is a wonderful natural swimming pond. The pond and deck area is a great venue for family gatherings. There are also many hidden parts of the garden, with hammocks, quiet corners, a meditation labyrinth and a tree platform. There is also a sauna. There are many fruit trees and a large kitchen garden.

The interior of the house has a light, spacious living room (11m length) with wood-burning stove; a bright and cheerful kitchen; and a conservatory leading on to the front lawn.

From October to April, only the main house is available: this consists of four double bedrooms and one single bedroom (one of the double rooms is on the ground floor, with its own door to the downstairs shower & toilet). A sofa bed in the living room can be made available. From May to Septembe, there are a further two small doubles in the converted stables, which have their own kitchenette and toilet. Adjacent to this are two single cabins. There are also two large bell tents with bell tents with wood burning stoves.

Next to the swimming pond is a changing room with another toilet, and an outdoor shower; there is a further outdoor shower next to the house.

Please note that whilst we welcome children, it is not suitable for toddlers because the decking leads straight into the deep end of the pond with no protection. Therefore, infants/babies fine, and over 6 years also fine.

Please also note that during winter the pond is covered with netting (to prevent leaves getting in).

We are in the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to major attractions such as Bodiam Castle, the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway, the famous gardens at Great Dixter and Sissinghurst, and the historic towns of Rye and Winchelsea. We are around 20 minutes from the beach at Hastings, Camber Sands, or Winchelsea Beach.

More Details

Nick Hanna
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
January 10, 2018

About Nick Hanna

I am a former travel writier. My wife Kim is a psychotherapist.

Nick Hanna purchased this house in 2010


Rye House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 4:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 40
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets must be well behaved and quiet - no barking dogs please. Pet hairs in the house will incur a further cleaning charge.
  • All guests must sign a disclaimer before using the swimming pond. Kids must be supervised at all times around the pond.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Pool changing room - toilet , outdoor shower , Pool changing room with toilet & shower
    Downstairs shower room - toilet , shower , Ground floor, with additonal doorway to downstairs bedroom
    Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , With additional door from main bedroom
    Stables toilet - toilet , Electric compost toilet, next to Stables bedrooms
    Bamboo shower - shower , outdoor shower , Our lovely bamboo-enclosed shower (summer only).
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , This is our main bedroom, with an adjacent bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , A lovely room, with views to the garden on 3 sides
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , A very peaceful room, with views out to trees
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , This is the only single room inside the house
    Bedroom 5 (Downstairs) - 1 double , A ground floor bedroom with direct access to shower & toilet
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , A 4ft double bed, in the converted stables
    Bedroom 7 - 1 double , Another 4ft double, in the converted stables
    Bedroom 8 - 1 twin/ single , An outside cabin, cosy & comfortable
    Bedroom 9 - 1 twin/ single , Another outside cabin, cosy and very quiet
    Camping options - 2 double , Two bell tents with double inflatable beds. Summer only.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming


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Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Rye or Robertsbridge stations
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $346.21
Pet Fee $69.24
Cleaning fee $138.49

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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