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Sunnymead Cottages - Pippins

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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Pippins is a rural retreat situated in the High Weald village of High Hurstwood which is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For 2015 the cottage has been awarded 4 stars and a Gold by VisitEngland. Pippins is one of two cottages that adjoin one another. They are set in the grounds of the owner's house at the end of 200 metres of private drive and surrounded by 12 acres of gardens, meadows and orchards which are a haven for birds and wildlife. The cottage enjoys its own garden area in which to sit out and unwind from the stresses of everyday life. It is equipped and furnished to a very high standard, with almost everything you could need for a totally relaxed holiday. It has been converted by a local builder with great care to retain many original features whilst ...Pippins is a rural retreat situated in the High Weald village of High Hurstwood which is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. For 2015 the cottage has been awarded 4 stars and a Gold by VisitEngland. Pippins is one of two cottages that adjoin one another. They are set in the grounds of the owner's house at the end of 200 metres of private drive and surrounded by 12 acres of gardens, meadows and orchards which are a haven for birds and wildlife. The cottage enjoys its own garden area in which to sit out and unwind from the stresses of everyday life. It is equipped and furnished to a very high standard, with almost everything you could need for a totally relaxed holiday. It has been converted by a local builder with great care to retain many original features whilst creating a warm and welcoming cottage in which to truly unwind and get away from it all. You enter Pippins through a door into a cosy sitting/dining room with comfortable seating, oak furniture and a 32” Panasonic LCD TV, a DVD player and iPad/iPod dock. You will find games in the cupboard and plenty of books to choose from in the bookcase and tourist information and maps to help you plan your stay. There are two steps up to the kitchen which is a very light room with windows lining the two outer walls. It is very well equipped with a good quality electric cooker, a microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine/dryer. There is a door that leads out to your own delightful courtyard garden planted with scented roses. Here you will find garden furniture, an umbrella and Weber charcoal barbecue. The bedroom overlooks its own pretty, little garden which you can access through double doors. The bed is a super king sized (6ft) pocket sprung, zip and link divan which can, if required, be divided into twin beds. There is also a small remote controlled TV. The en-suite bathroom has an over-bath shower. If you want a rest from driving there is access onto a public footpath just outside the garden, and the Vanguard Way is only 10 minute's walk away. Several vineyards in the vicinity produce some rather good wines which can be sampled and bought. The Bluebell Steam Railway makes frequent journeys from Sheffield Park, with its period railway station and frequent special evening and week-end events for all ages. A great day out can also be enjoyed on the Ashdown Forest, the home of Winnie the Pooh and his friends, is less than 2 miles away, which is an ideal setting for wildlife and offers the perfect recipe for picnics, walking and riding. This is an area rich in historic houses and beautiful gardens. Glyndebourne Opera House is only 30 minute's drive. Why not have a day out, do some shopping and take in the Georgian Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells or visit the seaside towns of Brighton or Eastbourne. Battle Abbey and 1066 country are both within easy reach. Or how about hiring a bike and taking a ride on the Cuckoo Trail. The Hurstwood (reviews on tripadvisor) which is the nearest pub is just a 7 minute stroll away. The nearest railway station is only 6 minute's drive away with direct access to London in about 70 minutes. There is a village store a couple of miles up the road and the major superstores in Uckfield and Crowborough are all within a 15 minute drive. More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a weekend at Pippins as a treat for my birthday and from the moment we arrived that's exactly what it was. Joan gave us a very warm welcome with a bottle of Prosecco and a lovely cake. The cottage was warm and cosy...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank BethKav
506joan, VR Owner at Sunnymead Cottages - Pippins, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for taking the trouble to write such a marvelous review. It is great to see our efforts to make our visitors as comfortable as possible are so appreciated. We are so glad that the awful weather did not spoil your stay. We are...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018

I was really impressed with both cottages which we booked to stay near our son's wedding. The place was immaculate and all the photos were really accurate. Added touches are brilliant like milk in the fridge. The owners are a delight and couldn't do enough...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Smudge2466
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely stay for a couple of nights at the end of December. We were warmly welcomed and shown around the cottage, which is more than we'd expected. The cottage was well equipped, especially in the kitchen. It's in a great location, although...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank alicejw2018
506joan, VR Owner at Sunnymead Cottages - Pippins, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us despite the awful weather! Thank you for writing the review. Many thanks, Joan

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We thought Pippens was probably the best and nicest cottage we've ever stayed in. Warm, comfortable and well-equipped. Joan welcomed us with scones, butter and jam and a bottle of Prosecco! The bed was really comfy. Thanks, Joan.

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Rob S
506joan, VR Owner at Sunnymead Cottages - Pippins, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to write us such a great review. It is always our aim to give our guests a warm welcome and a comfortable stay in our cottages. Joan

Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

This is a great place in a great location Lovely local pub. The hosts were very helpful There was a lot of attention to detail

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank Stewart f
506joan, VR Owner at Sunnymead Cottages - Pippins, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you for writing a great review. Yes, we are very fortunate to have an excellent pub within a 5 minute walk. Joan

About the Owner
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Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2014
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Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 24.0 km
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