The Garden Studio
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Studio | No Bedrooms | sleeps 2
The Studio is set within the owners 5 acres of private woodland and is adjacent to a further 50 acres of woodland with many public footpaths and is located at the geographical centre of Sussex and is less than 1 hour from the M25, Brighton, Hastings, Eastbourne, Rye, Tunbridge Wells and also Gatwick Airport and Ebbsfleet Station, the Port of Dover is about 2 hours away. It is within reach of many National Trust properties including Bodiam Castle, Bateman's, Standen and Scotney Castle and is close to the newly created South Downs National Park and its heritage coastline. We have many superb restaurants and gastro pubs as well as traditional pubs and a local brewery at Lewes and a micro brewery at East Hoathly. Tea shops abound. The Studio provides a peaceful haven from noise and rush as evidenced by our guests comments; it provides a retreat where guests can be as energetic or as lazy as they please.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, Studio|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwich Airport, Nearest railway: Buxted|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The Studio has its own private patio and lawned area with garden furniture and a barbecue provided with access directly into the woodland which has a bluebell area in the Spring.
Well behaved dogs are very welcome; the floors are stripped wood with rugs for easy care.
Heating and hot water are included and are provided by an ecologically friendly air to water heat pump.
A car is essential!
|Further details outdoors|
We have lots of parking on the gravel drive adjacent to The Studio. The Studio has its own private patio with furniture and a small lawn which backs onto the woodland. Guests with dogs should be aware that this immediate area is not securely fenced.
We have current tourist brochures and local maps for guests to use and are happy to recommend places to visit and provide directions etc. We try to keep up to date with good places to eat or drink and again pass this information onto our guests, provide directions and postcodes/telephone numbers etc.
The South East England region
East Sussex is one of the most wooded areas of England. There is still however a lot of open countryside, farmland and the new South Downs National Park. It is bounded by the North and South Downs and has many notable tourist attractions varying between chocolate box villages which have not changed for hundreds of years to modern attractions and leisure and sporting facilities. There are a number of golf courses nearby including the East Sussex National which is 20 minutes drive away from us. There are extensive public footpaths as well as the famous Cuckoo Trail for walkers and cyclists which runs from near to The Studio all the way to Eastbourne along a disused railway track which has been tarmaced over and passes through beautiful countryside. This also runs close to The South Downs Way which runs along the whole length of the South Downs and can be walked or cycled in stages. There are markets in many villages and we have a tradition of Farmers Markets and small specialist shops in many of our high streets and fresh sea food is available from most of our seaside towns. Notable towns and places to visit include Lewes, Alfriston, Eastbourne and Brighton Marinas, Pevensey Bay, Battle, Seaford, Exceat/Seven Sisters Country Park, Beachy Head, The Ashdown Forest, The new art galleries at both Eastbourne (The Towner) and Hastings (The Jerwood on the Stade), Hastings Old Town/fishing sheds and George Street. Charleston Farmhouse, Glyndebourne Opera House, Drusillas Animal Park and The Bluebell (steam) Railway. There are many National Trust properties and gardens within 1 hours driving time. Sussex Cream teas are a must-do tradition!
Heathfield is the geographical centre of East Sussex and is a small town with a market on Tuesdays and
Saturdays. It has 2 large supermarkets and a range of small shops such as a butcher, greengrocer, delicatessen, book/art shop, pharmacists and a range of the usual take-aways, restaurants and cafes. Surrounding Heathfield is a network of footpaths and cycle tracks and within easy reach are award winning beaches (mostly pebbley), sporting facilities, golf courses, tennis clubs, swimming pools and outdoor activity centres. Dogs are well catered for with many dog-friendly pubs and restaurants.
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17 Aug 2013
"The comfort of home but in beautiful surroundings"
The location is superb - very peaceful, surrounded by private woodland and beautiful countryside and country animals. Absolutely fabulous for walks with or without pets. The Studio has everything you … More
23 Jul 2013
"A Relaxing Retreat"
We had a very pleasant two night stay at the Garden Cottage and enjoyed the quiet of the surroundings of the woods that are next to the property.
The cottage is 4 mins away from many supermarkets and 40 mins away from the beautiful Beachy Head.
I would recommend this stay to couples who want to relax and unwind.
28 Jun 2013
"The perfect romantic hideaway"
We have stayed here twice now and had to come back for longer the second time. Beautiful accommodation and setting. Great location for long or short walks with the option of taking in some great pubs … More
7 Apr 2013
"a marvelous Eastern weekend, thanks Paul & Joanna"
This Cottage we relay like to recommend to all of you how like to spend some quality time in a nice surrounding.
We had a very pleasant stay at “The Garden Cottage” which enameled us and our dog the Beagle Hunter, to not only relax from a visit to our daughter Nicolette, her English friend Darryl and their French Bulldog Thurso in London. The next day they did come to the Cottage, loved it as well and spend a day waking in the Forrest. We all enjoyed the quiet of these surroundings of Little London.
Advised by our lovely hostess Paul and Joanna, giving us a warm welcome the first day, we also had a great lunch at “The Gun” which was excellent.
So Paul and Joanna, thank you very much for our marvelous Eastern weekend at your lovely Garden Cottage and not to forget the warm welcome with scones, tea, etc.
Peter & Marijke and beagle Hunter
25 Nov 2012
"Fantastically tucked away retreat."
Upon arrival The Garden Studio looked just as good as it did in the pictures, and as we entered the property we were not disappointed. Seeing it in person made us realise that the Studio was a fantastically designed and well finished project. The owners are extremely helpful and polite. There was some lovely personal touches that they made.
The cleaniness of the Studio was second to none and it has everything you could require to have a lovely countryside break. The ground surrounding the Studio are perfect for walking and exploring, so the fact that being allowed to take a dog with you is ideal and will result in a great experience for all.
There are many locally situated Country pubs nearby that all seem lovely and most accommodate dogs.
If you enjoy being out in the country and having a peaceful getaway then you will not be disappointed to be staying at the Garden Studio.
14 Sep 2012
"A unique and exceptional place to stay"
What a wonderful stay we had here at the Garden Studio. It was quiet and peaceful, had a lovely garden area exclusively for our use and is dog friendly. The Studio is modern and with every amenity n… More
3 Sep 2012
"Romantic hideaway in the woods"
We stayed here over the August Bank Holiday weekend (Friday to Monday). It's very well presented and tucked away behind the owner's house giving you sense of being in the countryside. The ow… More
11 Aug 2012
"Lovely peaceful location!!"
We were welcomed by Paul who showed us around the apartment and where everything was and kindly provided a cream tea which was well received after our long journey! The location is lovely, quiet and … More
8 Jun 2012
"Great for a get away, nice and secluded"
My girlfriend and I have just returned from a really pleasant stay at the Garden Studio for a midweek break during the Queens Jubilee.We were looking for a getaway, not too far from London that had gr… More
2 May 2012
"Absolutely Wonderful! Quiet & restful with luxurious feel."
We love this place so much, this was our second visit. The studio apt is located to the rear of the owner's accomodation which is just off the main Heathfield to Horam road. You can't hear… More
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