MOUNTS VIEW is a stunning cottage in the grounds of our Tudor manor house situated at the end of our driveway approximately 400 yards (365 mtrs) from the road, this makes it secluded and safe. Mounts View is an eco friendly house with full insulation and double glazing. It has solar panels to heat the hot water and a state of the art septic tank that discharges only clean water! The cottage has 5 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, good kitchen and exceptional sitting room with dining alcove and brilliant views.
It was built in 1934 as a cowshed for my father’s prize herd of pedigree Guernsey cows.
All had names beginning with “P” so they were called Pekes Pansy or Pekes Primrose etc. The only real item remaining from this era is the Guernsey cow weather vane on top of the cottage. I have also found a photograph of the Guernsey cows in their cowshed, which you can see on the window sill in the sitting room.
The view from the very large terrace (20 metres by 4 metres wide) outside Mounts View is quite exceptional – you see a large field called "the Mounts" after which the cottage is named, and beyond that eight miles of splendid countryside. There are flower beds and garden furniture on the terrace.
Mounts View has a safely fenced garden, which makes it safe for children and pets, and also has an attractive summerhouse in the garden. The whole estate comprises twenty eight acres and visitors to Mounts View have use of the area immediately surrounding it. They also have use of our hard tennis court, indoor heated swimming pool, sauna/jacuzzi, a badminton court.
Cedar wood, state of the art all weather barrel sauna is situated on the terrace with easy access to the house. It seats six people and can be used for dry heat or with water over the coals for steam heat".
Mounts View is well furnished with fitted carpets throughout and attractive curtains. The sitting room has a wood burning stove, a dining alcove with hatch to the kitchen seating six to eight and the stunning view of the Mounts field and countryside. The kitchen has fitted units, all necessary machines and a breakfast alcove with table and seats for six people. The central heating and hot water are provided by solar power and the oil-fired boiler, cooking and lighting is by electricity.
Five Bedrooms: One double bedroom 11’.9” x 14’ with a 5’ double bed and extra 3’ divan. This bedroom has a wash basin and mirror and a built in hanging cupboard and drawers. Two twin bedded rooms, one 11’x 9” x 14’ with two 3’ divans plus a hidden 3’ bed under one of the divans – this can pull out to form a double bed. (N.B. It’s not suitable to move the second bed to make a double). Another twin bedded room with two 3’ divans, this bedroom also has a built in hanging cupboard with drawers.
Bathroom: There is an attractive bathroom with bath, wash basin, shaver point and w.c. and a hand shower tap fitting and a small airing cupboard around the hot water cylinder. There is also a second bathroom with mixer shower, small wash basin and w.c. The front hall is 7’3” long. There are two single comfortable zed beds in the hall that can be moved to any suitable location. The main entrance is into this hallway from the terrace of Mounts View – the key also fits the kitchen door.
The Sitting Room: is 18’ x 12’6” plus a dining alcove of 9’3”x 7’. This is a beautiful room with a view of the countryside through the glass door and windows. It has a modern wood burning stove with brick chimney piece, a comfortable three piece suite and two extra comfortable chairs. In the dining alcove is a table and chairs for six to eight people and a serving hatch from the kitchen. All the lights have dimmer switches.
There is a music centre, colour TV and radio. Also DVD and a VCR available on request.
The Kitchen: 17’ x 6’9” plus a breakfast alcove 9’3” x 5’3”. The kitchen is very well equipped with fitted units and all the necessary machines:- electric cooker, dishwasher, automatic washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave, electric kettle, coffee machine, toaster and iron and ironing board. The breakfast alcove has a table and seats for six people
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pevency (6 miles)|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick (1 Hour drive), Nearest railway: Lewes (9 Miles) or Polegate (6 Miles)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Please note that linen can be provided upon request for an additional fee £15 double bed, £10 single bed.
Towels can be provided upon request.
Cleaning can be provided (£28) upon leaving or do your own.
Cots and High Chairs can be provided upon request.
|Further details outdoors|
Shared Jacuzzi on the complex
See our village www.chiddingly.gov.uk for information
Chiddingly Parish is a collection of hamlets situated a mile or two north of the A22 at Golden Cross; it lies about 5 miles east of Lewes and 5 miles west of Hailsham. Chiddingly is essentially a rural agricultural settlement covering 7 square miles of countryside, with an adult population of about 710 people.
There are 337 dwellings in the Parish, and of these about 55 have the word "Farm" in their postal address. Like Rome, it is founded upon seven hills: Burgh Hill; Thunders Hill; Holmes Hill; Scrapers Hill; Stone Hill; Pick Hill; Gun Hill. It has a Primary School; 3 Pubs; a Village Hall; a Parish Church and much else besides. The other hamlets are Golden Cross, Muddles Green & Whitesmith.