About the home
Hilburgh offers comfortable accommodation for up to 8 people. There is an overwhelming sense of peace and tranquility here owing to Hilburgh's wrap around gardens and borders with protected woodland so every room really does come with a view. The open plan dining / sitting room is a perfect size for entertaining large groups and the well stocked kitchen and double range cooker ensures that budding chefs can still create their culinary magic away from home. Hilburgh has only recently joined the holiday rental market so all furnishings throughout the property are in excellent condition. Outside, there is a levelled patio area with a table and seating for all the family and as Hilburgh benefits from sunshine all day long, it is a lovely place for a leisurely breakfast , afternoon tea or a summer evening barbeque.
Location, location, location! Hilburgh provides a wonderful base for friends and family to get together and explore all that the Kentish Weald has to offer. There are many spectacular National Trust properties nearby to include Scotney Castle, Sissinghurst Gardens, Rudyard Kipling's house, Batemans and Winston Churchill's country retreat at Chartwell. For those with boundless energy, nearby Bewl Water hires bikes for all ages and boasts a popular and challenging course around the reservoir. Just 5 miles away, Bedgebury National Pinetum, the premier outdoor site in the Southeast of England, proves that there really is such a thing as "fun for all the family". Kids of all ages will love seeking out the series of adventure playgrounds hidden in the forest, and for the more energetic, an adventure in the trees awaits with Go Ape as well as bike hire and courses to suit all levels and an excellent cafe to unwind in afterwards.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Camper Sands, 56km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 750m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||Central heating, TV|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||4 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 7|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden|
Further details indoors:
Linen is egyptian cotton throughout and board games and books are also available.
The fourth bedroom is laid out as a single but has a pullout section to create a second single bed.
Further details outdoors:
Table and seating for 8.
Additional fridge in the garage for wine,beer or additional food items.
External gate seals the back garden off and prevents the kids from escaping !
Welcome pack on arrival and there is an excellent supply of literature and leaflet guides for things to see and do in the local area. For parents of younger children, there is a small fenced off pond on the garden bank.
The South East England / Kent region
Hilburgh is in East Sussex but also sits on the borders of Kent. Being located in the South East of England means that it enjoys the highest average daytime temperatures found in the British Isles along with the highest sunshine averages on the British mainland. Unusually East Sussex has no motorways. The main roads through the county are those part of the radial pattern from London: The A21 to Hastings, the A22 to Eastbourne and the A23 to Brighton.
London is easily accessible from Hilburgh. Travelling from Wadhurst station (2 miles away with ample parking) into Charing Cross and theatreland takes just an hour. Brighton is also an hour away by car. Apart from the physical landmarks such as the Downs and the Weald, East Sussex has a great many landmarks of historical interest. There are castles at Bodiam, Herstmonceux, Lewes and Pevensey. Battle Abbey, which was built to commemmorate the Battle of Hastings and for the braver explorer, Pluckley, said to be the most haunted village in Britain can both be reached in under an hour. Do not leave the county without sampling the world famous cherries, which are sold in various stalls along the A21 and surrounding villages and are absolutely to die for!
The Tunbridge Wells / Wadhurst area
Located 6 miles south east of Tunbridge Wells, the nearest main shopping centre, Wadhurst is a pretty little village with a long high street of tile-hung cottages. Wadhurst means "Wada's settlement in the clearing in a wood", and dates the parish to Anglo Saxon times. At one time it was of great importance as a hub of the Wealden Iron Industry. Wadhurst has a good selection of shops and is a centre for the surrounding small villages. The frequent bus service from Hawkhurst to Tunbridge Wells passes through the village. One of the best kept fairy tale castles Bodiam Castle is nearby, as is Heathfield, the northern point on the Cuckoo Trail and the old village of Mayfield with its many black and white wealden buildings and beautiful, Grade 1 listed family friendly pub called The Middle House that dates back to the 1575. The Kent and East Sussex steam railway runs steam trains between Bodiam and Tenterden throughout the Summer. (Wadhurst lesser known fact: On December 8th, 1863, the last great bare-fisted fight in England took place in Wadhurst. The combatants were an Englishman Tom King, and a giant American called Heenan).
There are some excellent pubs in the area, with the first, The Old Vine, just a 10 minute walk from the property. It is a traditional Kentish pub serving delicious food at lunchtime and in the evening as well as a good range of local ales. The Bull at Three Legg Cross is just 4 miles away and is a popular stop off point for cyclists on the Bewl Water biking trail. It provides a terrific outdoor space for families as well as parched cyclists with its numerous picnic tables, climbing frames and swings that overlook the open farmland on the edges of reservoir.
How to get there
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Take Junction 5 on the M25 and follow the A21 towards Sevenoaks and Hastings. Stay on the A21 past the turn offs for Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells. Continue along the A21 straight over the BP garage roundabout at Kippings Cross and also over the next roundabout at Lamberhurst. Continue along the Lamberhurst bypass (duel carriageway) and turn right on the next roundabout signposted Wadhurst. Pass the entrance to Scotney Castle on your right and take the first left, driving past the Brown Trout pub on your left. At the crossroads turn left and continue for approximately 4 miles, going through Cousley Wood and past the Old Vine pub on your left. Continue for half a mile, past the cricket green and turn right just before Dobbins Inn onto Balaclava Lane. Hilburgh is located 600 metres on the left, the second detached house after the turning to Deepdene.
Activities near Tunbridge Wells
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
12 Jan 2013
We stayed at Hilburgh over the New Year period and it was just what we wanted. A fantastically equipped, perfectly furnished, spacious holiday home! The owner was very friendly and helpful. The... more
04 Nov 2012
A lovely house perfectly equipped in an excellant location. It has a very high standard of comfort and we had a very enjoyable stay.
30 Sep 2012
Hillburgh is a lovely home from home,everything is there that you could need. The garden is great and enclosed, although very steep and there is a pond (be careful if you have small children as some of the wire mesh has rotted and so inquisative tots could get into trouble). Also on the child friendly front the stairs...there are banister rails but they are widely spaced and small children could fall through to the hall below. The fourth bedroom has patio doors out onto a small verandah which has no fence around and is one storey up,there is no window in this room so if you have warm weather you do need to leave the door open for ventilation.These are only problems with tots, we stayed with a 2, a 3 1/2 and a 6 yr old and 5 adults, there was room for all.Dont be put off it is a great house in central location to explore East Sussex and into Kent.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|low season||2 Feb 13||30 Mar 13||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|Easter holidays||30 Mar 13||13 Apr 13||£ 975||£ 150||£ 150||1 Week|
|low season||13 Apr 13||4 May 13||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|mid season||4 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 975||-||-||1 Week|
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