Downoak Abbey Lodge
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Guest house | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
We are great Downton Abbey fans and we live in a converted barn which is part of Downoak Farm. Not surprisingly we have called our recently modernised studio Downoak Abbey (Lodge)!
Downoak Abbey Lodge provides self-catering accommodation for two with beautiful views over fields & woods in a peaceful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Direct access onto the 1066 Country Walk. The 30 m2, high-ceilinged, bright self-contained lodge comes equipped with a modern luxury kitchenette and a fabulous large modern shower room, with wooden floors throughout. Private deck and parking space.
Downoak Abbey Lodge is ideal for couples who want a relaxing break in the countryside, and within easy reach of historical attractions, Battle, Bodiam, Rye and Hastings town centre.
Although Downoak Abbey Lodge shares a courtyard with the main house, guests can expect complete privacy as the Lodge has its own entrance. There is also a deck and a private garden for guests.
What you'll find...
A 160 x 200 cm European king sized bed with medium-firm mattress
4 x Anti-allergy pillows & Duvet
24" TV + Built-in DVD/CD player
Free unlimited Wifi access
Tassimo Coffee Machine with a free Costa Americano per guest per day
Well equipped kitchenette
Fridge / Freezer
Electric Fire / Heater
Kettle & Toaster
iPod/iPhone charger with speakers (30-pin only)
Powerful 9.5 kW electric shower
Towels & Bed linen
What you won't find...
Sadly, though we love dogs, we are not able to accept pets at the moment.
Smoking is not permitted.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information,
to check availability, or if you would like to make a booking.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick Airport 95 km, Nearest railway: Battle Station 10 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, Swing set|
Westfield is a rural parish in Rother District, in the county of East Sussex, situated approximately 6 miles north of the ancient coastal town of Hastings. The village lies on the A28 in an area of outstanding natural beauty surrounded by farmland and the hills, woods and streams of the Weald. The area is a popular one for visitors with nearby historic towns of Battle and Rye, beautiful country parks, accessible seashores, and a great network of public footpaths.
There are just over one thousand households in the parish and the population, recorded in the 2011 census, was 2,583, 25% of which are over 65. Westfield has a small number of shops: a prize-winning butcher's (which has traded since 1935), a local store, a newsagent's, hairdresser's, beautician's, an award-winning restaurant and a motor retailer. The village has two old pubs and a very popular primary school for around 200 pupils. Also within the parish is the celebrated Carr-Taylor vineyard and a business park for around a dozen small rural enterprises. For more information visit our business directory.
Many community groups and societies serve the recreational life of residents; see our “Community” pages. Westfield Football club plays in the Sussex County League Division Two and our Cricket Team plays in East Sussex Cricket League Division Twelve. The village is also renowned for its amazing annual display of Christmas lights which raises funds for the local hospice.
Westfield is an old Sussex village. It certainly existed before the Norman conquest and is listed in the Domesday book as Westewelle. Whether this was its ancient name or perhaps an error by a scribe is a matter of dispute. The oldest building in the village is probably the picturesque church of St John the Baptist with its massively buttressed medieval tower.
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31 Jul 2014
We found this hidden gem by chance and what a find! It was exactly what we were looking for and I simply cannot recommend Downoak Abbey Lodge enough! It's a gorgeous wee apartment with lovely vie… More
Thank you so much for your review. I'm really glad you had a nice stay. We'd be delighted to welcome you back in the future. :)
29 Jul 2014
"Tolle Lodge zum Ausspannen und Erkunden des 1066 Countries"
Wir haben die Woche in der Downoak Abbey Lodge extrem genossen. Wie andere Gäste schon erwähnt haben: die wunderbare Ruhe und ländliche Idylle der unmittelbaren Umgebung ist natürlich etwas ganz B… More
Just want to say thank you so much for your review. The only German word I know is "Danke". I hope we'll be able to welcome you again in the near future. :)
22 Jun 2014
"Perfect peace and quiet…"
…except for the bees, the birds and nothing much else! A very enjoyable and very quiet break away from the madness. However it is close enough to get a loaf of bread or bottle of wine when you need.… More
Hi Valerie, thank you so much for your review. Thanks also for the comment in the guest book. I'm really glad you had a great stay. Hope we'll be able to welcome you back in the near future. Thanks again.
25 Apr 2014
I brought my wife here for her 30th birthday. We had an absolutely lovely time. Although Nat was not there to greet us due to other commitments he arranged for his two friends Stephen and Simon who we… More
Thank you very much for such a nice review. It was great meeting you both. We hope to be able to welcome you to the Lodge again in the near future.
23 Apr 2014
"beautiful location, exquisite interior"
We stayed over Easter and used it as a base for our stay around the area. It was fairly easy to find, once we got out of bank holiday traffic. We found the cottage had everything we needed, the kitche… More
Thank you very much for such a nice review. It was great hosting you both. Please come and visit us again soon. The summer here is lovely, by the way. :)
8 Apr 2014
"An absolutely fantastic place to stay"
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. You could hear a pin drop it was so quiet, we had the pleasure of Hetty's company, enjoyed sitting outside looking across the fields for miles. There was everything you could wish for, will definitely go back. Thanks to Nat and Simon for their very warm welcome.
Thank you very much for such a nice review. Hetty sent her best wishes. We hope to be hosting you again in the near future.
5 Oct 2013
"a perfect place"
the place is fab ,small but had ample room for the two of us . great place to relax . very clean . no noise . lovely view . go and stay you will love it ...… More
23 Sep 2013
"** Lovely place - Highly recommended **"
Excellent little getaway.Beautiful views over the hills.Lovely gardens.Modern, stylish and spacious.… More
Thank you for your very kind words. Much appreciated.
15 Sep 2013
"Superb, Stylish and Spacious"
What a wonderful find. We visit my aunts who live in Hastings, we have stayed at many different places in the area and this is by far the best.Nat is efficient and friendly, he answers email queries … More
Thank you so much for such a great review. I'm really pleased you had a nice stay. Please come back again. We are in the process of purchasing the land adjoining us, so hopefully the view will be even better for your next visit! And I'll make sure those fluffy towels are there. :) Nice meeting you both.
6 Sep 2013
"Lovely place to stay"
Just finished a stay here, and was pleasantly surprised, a small single story, self contained bed sit. Very clean and modern, overlooking a corn field and rolling countryside. The accommodation is nex… More
I didn't realise you can respond to this, so apologise for the delay. Thank you ever so much for my first review on Tripadvisor and your very kind words. It was great meeting you both and I haven't forgotten about the names of those plants you asked but I haven't been able to find out yet. I'm glad you had a nice stay. Hope to see you again in the near future.
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