The Red House
About the home
The Red House is built in traditional red brick on the edge of the picturesque Sussex village of Hartfield, home to Winnie the Pooh! Spacious and beautifully designed, this holiday home would make the perfect place for special occasions.
The Red House is a well proportioned double fronted holiday cottage in an enviable location in the pretty East Sussex village of Hartfield. This self catering vacation home is comfortably furnished with an eclectic mix of British and Asian furniture and has an outdoor swimming pool too!
The original character of this East Sussex holiday accommodation remains, and provides plenty of separate living spaces allowing larger groups to find private areas to read, play music or relax. The private gardens and terraces, including a fantastic barbeque area and outdoor heated pool make this the perfect place for you and your family or friends to base your stay in the Sussex countryside.
The village of Hartfield is on the edge of Ashdown Forest and is a perfect base for walking and exploring the numerous trails taking you through the heart of the heathland. Two traditional English pubs are a short stroll away from this self catering holiday accommodation while the village shop is on hand for all daily necessities.
Rural, but far from remote as historical Tunbridge Wells is a short drive away for plenty of shops and restaurants to choose from. Further afield, there is the stunning Bewl Water to visit; the largest lake in the South East as well as plenty of other beautiful gardens such as Bedgebury Pinetum and Sheffield Park Gardens. For the history enthusiasts, be sure to visit sites such as Bodiam Castle and Penshurst Place for a grand day out with the entire family!
Parking is secure inside the house gates and the local shops and pubs are within walking distance
|Size:||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Brighton, 59.4km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 600m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Private outdoor pool (heated), DVD player|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (heated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||5 Bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 family bathrooms and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 10|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (heated), Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
You approach The Red House along a sweeping gravel driveway. An impressive hallway stretches before you into the heart of the home, with high corniced ceiling and pine wooden floors. There is plenty of interesting artwork adorning the walls, large ornate mirrors and the wide carpeted stairs to take you to the two upper floors.
The main drawing room is at the front of the house and is comfortably furnished with three generous sofas. A period working fireplace with over mantel mirror takes centre stage of this room with period features and high ceiling. Lit by a central chandelier and occasional tables with lamps, there is a bay window which bathes the room with natural sunlight, heavy curtains with tie backs, a wooden floor and a large rug give the room a cosy feel. There is a 47inch flatscreen TV with Blueray DVD player and is equipped with Sky TV. Wireless Broadband Internet is available throughout the house.
A door leads through to the long kitchen dining room, fully fitted with pine fronted cupboards and dark granite work-surfaces. There is an exposed brick fireplace which holds the dark green AGA with an array of cooking utensils hanging to the side, giving a lovely countryside feel to the room. The central island has space for 3 to sit and chat over a glass of wine whilst cook is busy. Crockery is displayed in a wall hung rack and a dishwasher, huge fridge freezer and separate wine fridge are at your disposal. The long oak dining table seats 10 and French doors allow a view out to the garden. Some beautiful occasional furniture and covered radiators bring a very grand feeling to this impressive room.
To the right of the main hallway and also to the front of the house is music room/library. A working fireplace with comfortable sofa, a huge array of books and a desk positioned in the bay window ensures that this is a pleasurable room to spend time in and for the lucky ones, listen to a private piano performance from the baby grand.
To the rear of the house, is a third reception room, with two sofas and views over the garden towards the barbeque and pool area. This room has an exposed brick fireplace and working wood burner. The ideal place to snuggle up with a book and a cup of cocoa on a cooler English afternoon. There is a wooden floor and heavy silk curtains giving a luxurious feel to this light and pretty room.
At the back of the hallway a good sized utility room houses the washing machine and tumble dryer as well as plenty of storage space for boots and coats after a long walk. Off this room is a small WC with hand basin.
The wide stairs turn and lead to the first floor where you will find three generous double bedrooms.
The Master bedroom is an imposing double aspect room with high ceilings, contrasting coloured cornice and deep red walls. The heavy silk curtains frame the views across the garden and the village green. There is an oriental style bed, made of mango wood, dressed with luxury cotton bed-linen, feature fireplace, and a beautiful rug which adds to the romantic feel of the room. A large painted wardrobe provides plenty of storage space. This bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom with half oak panelled walls, an oak built in cupboard and an ornamental surround to the wash basin. Victorian, cast iron ball and claw bath and period WC and basin add to the Romanesque style decorating in this unique bathroom.
The second bedroom is to the front of the house and is a double aspect bright room with views of the surrounding countryside. An original feature fireplace, cream walls, cream blinds and drapes give the room a bright modern feel. There is a simple modern double bed, with bedside lamps, a built in wardrobe offering plenty of storage during your stay.
The third bedroom overlooks the back of the house and has a beautiful oak floor and double mahogany sleigh bed, dressed with crisp cotton bed-linen and cushions. There is a sofa, two bedside tables with lamps, feature fireplace with mirror above and a free standing old pine wardrobe.
The family bathroom overlooks the garden to the rear of the house, with bath and separate shower cubicle, WC and hand-basin with mirror above.
Stairs lead up to the third floor where you will find two more bedrooms and another family bathroom.
Bedrooms 4 and 5 are either twin or double rooms with sloping ceilings, cheerful white tongue and groove walls and old pine floors. The views out of the windows look over the village green towards the church.
The top floor bathroom is tiled in white, with a good size bath with a hand held Victorian shower, wash hand basin and WC. There is a Velux window to give natural light and the room is decorated to feel light and airy.
Both bath towels and hand towels are provided for guests throughout their stay. Please note that swimming pool towels are NOT provided and it is advised that guests bring their own if they intend to use the pool.
Further details outdoors:
The extensive and private gardens are multi terraced and completely enclosed and private. The gravel drive leads onto lawned areas surrounded by overflowing flowerbeds. A pink tinged Indian sandstone tiled patio with table and chairs is set down from the main entertaining area. This elevated decked terrace provides a comfortable place to enjoy the evening, with seating for 10, decorative lighting, table heater, overhead heaters and full view of the heated swimming pool. There is a large Propane gas barbeque allowing you to make the most of the summer evenings.
Refundable security deposit £300.
Booking fee of £26.40 payable. Cot and booster seat/highchair available
The South East England / Sussex region
Sussex is a county in South East England which has a long coastal area. The surrounding countryside is in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the edge of the Ashdown Forest. The coastal towns include Hastings, Brighton, Worthing and Bognor. The weather in Sussex is some of the best in Great Britain: it has on average more sunshine than any other mainland county.
The Hartfield area
The Red House is located in the picturesque Sussex village of Hartfield, home of Winnie the Pooh! With plenty of things to do in the local area your holiday will be full of fun. If you like the outdoors, there are many good walks to discover with footpaths taking you through some lovely woods and meadows and the Ashdown Forest just a stones throw away. If you're walking on the forest a must visit is to Pooh Bridge for a pooh sticks challenge or walk to The Lone Pine or Eeyore’s Lonely Place. There are also some magnificent National Trust properties to visit, with wonderful gardens such as Sheffield Park, Nymans and Wakehurst Place. The local town of Forest Row contains some great restaurants or if shopping is more your thing, Tunbridge Wells in one direction or East Grinstead in the other will provide everything you need.
How to get there
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Easily accessible by road or rail. London Gatwick offers flights to and from major international locations.
Activities near Hartfield
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
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The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Cot and highchair available. Refundable security deposit £300. Broadband.
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