Large country house south of London United Kingdom - East Sussex - Etchingham


sleeps 10

bedrooms 5

bathrooms 3

Our family

2 Adults

Would love to visit

France, Spain, Open to all destinations
Open to all dates

Exchange types

Home Exchange

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Our large modern home is built in the style of Edward Lutyens as a Wealden Country Hall. It is exceptionally comfortable and well appointed and has five bedrooms on three floors.

It sits within the beautiful East Sussex countryside well away from busy roads; in a gloriously quiet spot. The picturesque village of Burwash is just 4 minutes away with a village grocer, butcher and newsagent, two ‘pubs’ and a church. We are only 1 hr 10mins to London by train. Tunbridge Wells with its historic Pantiles and excellent shopping and restaurants is just half an hour away, it is an eighteenth century spa town with some very quaint parts. Historic Hastings is just half an hour away with its fishing boats and aquarium and the delightful seaside towns of Rye and Eastbourne are also within easy reach. The world-famous National Trust has many local properties: castles and ancient gardens such as Bateman's (Rudyard Kiplings' house- 5 minutes away), Scotney Castle, Sisssinghurst (Vita Sackville West's home), Leeds Castle and Bodiam Castle - all simply stunning and nearby. There is horse riding, tennis, sailing, walking and plenty of opportunities for visiting stately homes and enjoying good food and English ale or wine in local restaurants or ‘pubs’ which we can recommend. In addition, Windsor Castle, Oxford, Cambridge and the Cotswolds are all possible destinations for a short break. We are just over an hour from the Channel ports of Dover and Folkestone, so a trip to France or Belgium for a day or a weekend is an option. The Channel Tunnel enables you to drive through or the ferry takes a little over an hour.

There are fitted carpets throughout our calm but colourful home, with pictures and a mixture of antique and contemporary ornaments. The windows are mullioned, with a terrace along the back of the house covered with wisteria and ornamental hops growing over an oak pergola with hanging baskets and flower-pots beneath. Our large garden has flowerbeds and a lawn stretching down to open countryside, all of which is designated an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Deer quite often graze the pasture next to the garden, it is a very peaceful private place.

Setting: House - 2 or more floors / Main Residence, Small Town or Village

Entertainment: DVD, Internet access, Piano, TV, Wireless Internet (WiFi), Family Room / Playroom

Amenities: Cleaning service available, Dishwasher, Clothes Washer, Clothes Dryer, Microwave Oven, Extensive Grounds, Peaceful Surroundings, View, Fireplace, Privacy / Seclusion, Furnished with Antiques, Garden, Heating, Garage, Parking included, Terrace / Patio

Extras: None, Bakery, Corner Shop, Pharmacy, Supermarket

Leisure: Park / Playground, Cafés, Gym / Health Club, Restaurants, Shopping

Cultural: Concerts, Museums, Opera, Popular Monuments, Theatre

Transport: Bus, Train Station, Car Necessary

Conditions: Smoking Not Allowed, Car Exchange is not offered