House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Oak Croft is a lovely 3-storey semi-detached country cottage with beautiful panoramic views. The views extend over the Pevensey Levels to the coast from Eastbourne to Norman's Bay in the south and are framed by the South Downs to the west.
The area is perfect for picturesque walks, country pubs, pleasant cycle rides, birdwatching and experiencing lots of natural wildlife, horse riding can also be arranged. There is ample off-road parking and additional camping facilities if required.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pevensey Bay 15 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: London Gatwick 58 km, Nearest railway: Polegate 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 16, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
On the ground floor, there is the large lounge/diner complete with colour TV/DVD player, radio/CD player and a wood burner (for those cold British nights). There is also a large kitchen complete with a variety of appliances (dishwasher, microwave, electric oven, hob, fridge). The ground floor also has a WC and a utility room which houses a sink and washing machine.
The first floor has 2 double-bedded rooms with excellent views and modern bathroom with a shower over bath, WC, basin and shaver point.
The top floor has 1 double-bedded room and 1 room containing 2 adult-sized bunk beds and wardrobes, ideal for children. There is also a modern bathroom linking these two rooms in which there is a double shower, basin, shaver point and WC.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a large pretty garden, laid to lawn and flower beds and a large, well-stocked, naturalised pond brimming with fish and natural plants.
The summerhouse at the end of the garden provides a lovely setting for summer gatherings around the barbecue. The garden room overlooks the garden with double patio doors, and is ideal for when the weather is less than perfect for being outside! It has tables and chairs for up to 16 people and a fridge/freezer. In addition there is a secluded first-floor sun deck.
Smokers are welcome but may not smoke inside the house. The garden room and summer house may be used for smoking. Please note that the property/area is not suitable for loud late-night partes as it is semi-detached and there are neighbours to consider.
The South East England region
Sussex is a historic county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. Sussex combines the unique beauty of the English Home Counties and a new vibrant cosmopolitan mix of cultures. Its climate is known as being consistently warmer than any other part of England, nearby Eastbourne notably receives more hours of sunshine than any other part of England. Whether you want the liveliness of Brighton's chic shopping lanes and its notorious nightlife or quiet walks in the charming villages of the South Downs and Pevensey Levels - Sussex has it all.
Oak Croft's nearest town is the market town of Hailsham (3 miles). Hailsham has many amenities including a leisure centre, ten-pin bowling, cinema and variety of interesting restaurants. The Seaside Resort of Eastbourne is 12 miles away offering a beach and many more attractions. Nearby lies Hastings battleground of the famous 1066 invasion, an interesting museum accompanies a walk-through guide of what 11th century war was like. The exciting city of Brighton is 18 miles away; world renown for shopping and nightlife. Pevensey Levels is an area of outstanding natural beauty and a designated area of special scientific interest - terrific for long country walks. A short drive away are the South Downs also an area of natural beauty, stretching from Winchester to Eastbourne and extremely popular with walkers, horse riders and hang-gliders.
Other places of interest in the area include: The charming historic towns of Lewes (14 miles), Battle (10) and Rye (25). There are many pretty downland villages all a short drive away. Hertsmonceux Castle and Science Centre are 3 miles away and Glyndebourne Opera (9), Druisilla's Adventure Park and Zoo (8) are also close. The Seven Sisters Country Park is well worth a visit. Knockhatch dry-ski slope and adventure park (3) is great fun for all. For those who like the buzz of speedway and banger racing, Arlington Stadium is also only 3 miles
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27 Aug 2014
"Relaxing and comfortable"
Had a lovely stay at oak croft. The rooms were comfortable and Sue, the owner, was very helpful taking our online shop before we arrived. The garden is beautiful and the children thoroughly enjoyed pl… More
26 May 2014
"Outstanding first class genuine accommodation"
Stayed here for a long weekend over the late May bank holiday, we stayed here for a commute to a wedding. Very spacious accommodation with all amenities you would require I.e tv, DVD, iron, etc etc. f… More
25 Sep 2013
We stayed at Sue's cottage for my birthday. We were a party of 10 and the cottage had just (about) enough room...! Sue was very kind to let us use her study as an extra room. The rooms were metic… More
2 Sep 2013
Oak Croft cottage is a lovely place to stay. It is exactly as it appears in the photos. A quiet retreat to return to full of character after busy days out, we were very fortunate during our stay to ha… More
8 Jul 2013
"Beautiful home from home!"
We arrived late at night with nine children aged 4 months-18 years. Everything we needed was there as Sue, the owner, had suggested(it might make my holiday more enjoyable) I got some shopping delivered and she would unpack it all for us and put it away!
This was so helpful and saved loads of hassle for me! The house had everything, plenty of room, a lovely garden, loads of outdoor seating space to have extended family over. Would recommend to anyone and hope to visit Sue's lovely home again next year!
8 Apr 2013
Stayed at Oak Croft the end of March to the begining of April which must have been some of the coldest days of the year.We consisted of 2 grandparents,2 parents ,2 twoyearold twins
Sue gave us a warm welcome ,we found absolutely everything we needed in the house which was lovely and warm in such cold weather there was even a beautiful wood burner but it was'nt needed.
There was so much to do in the area ,we even found 3 minature railways within a short drive which the twins found marvellous!!!
We will definately think about returning next year
22 Sep 2012
"Great house in a lovely spot"
An ideal property to accommodate our grown up family complete with two children and a dog for a get together to visit my elderly mother in Eastburne. We received a very warm welcome from Sue Wilson. … More
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to review Oak Croft. So glad you all had a good time. Might see you again sometime!
Best wishes to you all.
11 Jul 2012
"Idyllic, tranquil garden."
If you imagine a proper English Country Garden, this house has it. Beautiful roses, immaculate lawn, little wooden gate securing a lily pond encircled by bullrushes, a picturesque summerhouse, all surrounded by farmland as far as the eye can see. Whether enjoying a cup of tea on the balcony, the patio or from the breakfast bar in the kitchen, just looking at the view makes you feel relaxed and content. The house itself is impeccably clean and comfortable. The owner is warm and welcoming and has stocked the house with everything you could need, including many games for kids. Highly recommended!
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