Property Reference: UK12519
Bedrooms - 4
Sleeps - 7
Bathrooms - 2
Pets welcome - 3
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4 bedrooms, sleeps 7
Surrounded by wildlife, this farmhouse is a great property from which to get away from it all with family and friends.
Living room: With wood burner (no TV).
Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, combi microwave/oven/grill, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. 2-acre garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 5 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a stream in the garden.
Nestling on the edge of Dallington Forest, at the far end of its own woodland track, at the centre of a walker’s world of footpaths, bridleways and wild-animal tracks that radiate in every direction from its fairytale-pink cottage, Highlands Farmhouse is uniquely secluded and a perfect rural retreat – ages away from urban life and city bustle. Fallow deer, squirrels, rabbits, foxes and an array of birdlife, butterflies and dragonflies visit during daylight, while owls, badgers and bats call after dark. Tumbling streams, ancient and veteran trees, plants and flowers compete with history to ensure enchantment all year round. This four-bed two-bath cottage’s quaint rooms, oak beams, inglenook fireplace, woodland-facing conservatory and modern home comforts make for a truly magical time. Yet Highlands Farmhouse is only 6 miles from either historic Battle or the many shops and supermarkets of the bustling market town of Heathfield.
Constructed in 1780, this beautifully picturesque and well-appointed Sussex farmhouse has been lovingly developed to retain its rustic character and make the most of its surrounding woodlands, fields and hedgerows.
It is within close proximity to iconic Hastings or the many art-and-authorial venues for which The High Weald and majestic South Downs are famed – including the walking-distance-away home of Britain’s best-loved poet, Rudyard Kipling.
While artistic, literary and cultural connections abound, natural wildlife thrives in its grounds and the forest, streams and woodland on its doorstep. Follow the many well-maintained footpaths, strike out to discover nature’s secret places for yourself, or visit one of the Fuller’s Follies that dot the surrounding countryside. Villages and smaller settlements touch all the edges of the forest, so you’ll never be too far away from a traditional pub or hostelry with a local brew, fine food and countryside companionship whenever you seek it.
Highlands Farmhouse comes with its own library of local history and suggested walks and points of interest, and the owner can be on hand at any time to offer help and advice (but only if needed and asked). Muddy boots and pawprints are especially welcome.
In addition, modern attractions such as Drusilla’s Zoo or the mountain-bike trails and Go Ape challenges of Bedgebury Pinetum are a mere stone’s throw away. But if more distant star-gazing appeals, you could pop down to the Herstmonceux Science Centre and get hands on with science activities and the telescopes and domes of the world-famous astronomical observatory.
Good rail, road and bus links to London, Tunbridge Wells and the whole south coast mean that you really can travel back in time and bring the past to life, and discover what this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and this enchanting and magical farmhouse have to offer.
Beach 14 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles
Battle map and Highlands Farmhouse location
- Detached Property
- Fuel and Power Included
- Garden / Patio
- Rural Location
- Woodburning Stove
- Bed Linen & Towels Included
- Short Breaks All Year
- Washing Machine
- Fishing Nearby/On-site
- Pet Friendly
- Newly Listed Property
- Welcome Cottages
- High Weald
- Parking - On Site
- Shower Cubicle
- Last Minute Breaks