The Old Cricket Pavilion
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This recently refurbished cottage, which was available for its first season in 2011, provides comfortable living accommodation for up to six people. With its own large, enclosed garden with garden room and patio area, it provides a safe environment for families.
It is 500 yards from the stunning, moated Bodiam Castle and grounds, while the Bodiam Station of the Kent and East Sussex steam railway is visible from the property. The River Rother is also nearby. There is a pub 500 yards away and a shop 4 miles away. Rye,Tenterden, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Battle and Hastings are all within a 30-minute drive of the property, making this the perfect base for anyone wishing to explore 1066 Country and beyond. It is ideally situated for walkers, with many footpaths accessible from the door.
The Old Cricket Pavilion is reached by a private lane leading only to the cottage itself and the adjacent farm. It overlooks open countryside from every aspect, with views of vineyards from the lounge. It is part of a working farm, so it is possible that livestock will be grazing in the field behind the cottage on occasions throughout the year.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Camber; Hastings|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick, Nearest railway: Robertsbridge|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Large open-plan kitchen-diner with breakfast bar. French doors opening on to garden from dining area. The kitchen is newly fitted.
Large lounge with leather sofas, one of which is a sofa bed. Wood burner (a supply of logs will be provided). Large flat-screen TV with Sky (BRING YOUR OWN CARD FOR YOUR OWN PACKAGE.)
Bathroom with shower over bath.
Bedroom 1: double with views.
Bedroom 2: twin with views.
|Further details outdoors|
Garden room with furniture.
BBQ . Enclosed garden with beach-shingle path around the cottage, beach-shingle patio dining area with patio table and chairs, plus large lawned area.
Welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread and home-made cake is provided. Also eggs from our farm.
We will also take in and put away any deliveries of your online shopping prior to your arrival. Please arrange a time slot with us prior to booking your delivery.
The South East England region
The property is within 2 miles of the Kent/Sussex border and therefore offers visitors the chance to explore both counties. There are a multitude of places to visit including BATTLE (Abbey, historic battlefield and Yesterday's World), HASTINGS (Blue Reef Aquarium, Adventure Golf, Clambers Play Centre, Fishermen's Museum, Shipwreck Museum and Hastings Museum and Art Gallery) and RYE (Castle Museum, nature reserve and Camber Castle), numerous gardens including Pashley Manor, Merriments and Great Dixter, as well as Bateman's (the former home of Rudyard Kipling), Bewl Water, Bedgebury National Pinetum and Scotney Castle. For walkers, the area is criss-crossed with footpaths. For cyclists, the roads are generally quiet and there are miles of off-road tracks for all the family at Bedgebury, where cycle hire is available. Unspoilt countryside and open-air activities abound in this area. There are also plenty of places to eat, with a wide variety of menus.
Bodiam is a small village boasting a magnificent castle with moat and grounds. Visitors on foot are welcome to wander through the grounds and around the castle and are usually admitted free to the many events that are held here throughout the year. However, there is a small charge to go into the castle itself.
The River Rother runs through the village and in peak season a ferry operates from Bodiam Castle to Northiam. The castle is run by the National Trust and has a tea room and giftshop. The Castle Inn offers a warm welcome and serves a wide range of excellent food.
The KESR station that is visible from the cottage hosts many events incuding The Hop Pickers Weekend. Visitors can also go from Bodiam to Tenterden by steam train. Tenterden is a charming old market town and offers a wide range of shops.
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3 Sep 2014
"Amazing cottage and location - perfect break"
We were welcomed with homemade cake, eggs and bread. The cottage was stocked with everything you needed, very clean and comfortable. I took a dog with me, and he loved it too - great garden! The lo… More
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We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back.
31 Aug 2014
"A perfect cottage in a verdant setting, lovingly managed"
We have been traveling for three months in Europe, having stayed at a variety of places. this was hands down the best. The Cricketeer's is lovely, fully-stocked, clean, romantic place for a coupl… More
Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Cricket Pavilion. It is a shame you had a bad experience with the car rental company. I do hope you get this sorted out.
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3 Aug 2014
"Cottage to relax in quite"
Old cricket pavillion was a great cottage, it has everything under the sky. Terri was very helpful and welcoming. The cottage was well maintained it was very clean. To welcome us Terri has even baked … More
Really pleased you liked our cottage and look forward to seeing you again. Many Thanks
14 May 2014
I can honestly say that this short UK holiday ranked as high as any expensive trip abroad. The accommodation was immaculate - incredibly clean with every amenity, appliance and utensil you could hope … More
We are delighted you all enjoyed your holiday close to home. We would welcome you back anytime and thank you for taking the time to review The Pavilion
6 May 2014
We stayed here with 2 young children and our dogs for 5 days.This is one of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed at. The reception was warm and friendly with a lovely welcoming pack on arriva… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted that you all found the cottage to your liking and look forward to welcoming you back.
30 Apr 2014
"Excellent once again!"
My husband booked this as a surprise for me. We had visited for a few days in January 2012 and we loved it. On arrival we saw Terrie who came to welcome us, we had milk, bread, eggs, tea, coffee, home… More
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your patience with the boiler. ( Now Fixed). We look forward to you test driving one of our new holiday lets later this year.
21 Mar 2014
Our first visit to The Cricket Pavilion - it was perfect. We were looking for somewhere to go for a break but needed to take our cat who is on medication so couldn't be left. We found the Cricket… More
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We are glad that you all enjoyed your stay and look forward to you coming back. We hope Flora is doing well
20 Mar 2014
"Five star plus!"
A beautiful cottage in a lovely peaceful location with wonderful views. The Pavilion exceeded our expectations in every way, the owners have thoughtfully provided every comfort. We had exceptionally… More
Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased the cottage exceeded your expectations and would love to welcome you back.
17 Oct 2013
"A gem of a cottage with everything required to have a good holiday."
This cottage is immaculately clean, comfortably furnished with all the elements needed for a splendid stay. It is well situated to explore the interesting and beautiful area with a wide variety of a… More
We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you next year.
26 Aug 2013
Our second stay at the Cricket Pavilion was lovely. Fab weather to make use of the lovely garden, perfect for the dog to run about and us to laze about!Nice touches include the bread, eggs and Victori… More
many thanks for your comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your return visit and look forward to seeing you again.
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