Character cottage in the small village of Iden, 2 miles from Rye. Within easy driving distance of Camber Sands, Bodiam Castle, Battle, Hastings and with the Kent and East Sussex Railway nearby. Bird watchers will enjoy the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and ramblers will find plenty of country walks. The village has an hourly weekday bus service to Rye and Tenterden and has a shop, church and pub with very good food.
The cottage has a warm comfortable living room with a wood-burning stove, television, BT Vision and free Wi-Fi. The kitchen/dining room has an electric oven, microwave and a large fridge freezer. There is a washing machine in the downstairs cloakroom. Also downstairs is a cosy single bedroom. Upstairs are two bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and one with two single beds. The bathroom has a seperate shower stall as well as a bath.
Outside is a small walled courtyard with garden furniture.
The property was originally built in the 1830s and has been sympathetically extended to reflect its character. The cottage has central heating, run by Calor Gas.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Camber Sands 6 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: London Gatwick 80 km, Nearest railway: Rye 4 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The South-East of England has some beautiful scenery, both along the coast and inland around the Weald and the Downs. Within an hour or so's drive are Canterbury, Rochester, Chatham, Dover and Folkestone, and within two hours' drive Brighton, Portsmouth and outer London.
From Ashford International station, about 30 minutes' drive away, you can be at London St Pancras within 45 minutes by High Speed Train.
The area has a huge amount of history alongside the scenery, with many National Trust & English Heritage properties such as Dover Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Hever Castle and Chartwell.
We are situated in the quiet and pretty village of Iden, East Sussex, only two miles from the enchanting and historic town of Rye with its many shops, pubs and cafes to while away the time. Just a few miles further is Camber Sands with its excellent beach.
Fern Cottage is a few minutes safe walk from the village centre, where you can find the Iden Stores selling everyday provisions and newspapers, and the Bell pub dating from the 11th century with a good food menu. A few minutes further on are the attractive All Saints' Church and the park with children's play area.
There is an hourly bus service into Rye during weekdays, and Rye also has a station on the Marshlink Line serving Ashford International and Hastings.
Further afield are many places of interest, including Bodiam and Scotney Castles, the Kent & East Sussex heritage railway, Great Dixter house and gardens, Smallhythe Place and Vineyard, and the attractive old towns of Tenterden and Battle, as well as the resort of Hastings.
There are also many good walks in the area - bring your stout boots or wellies!