The Old Library
About the home
The Old Library is a luxurious 4 star self catering holiday cottage in East Sussex. Beautifully decorated, it is an individual and unusual retreat with lots of space within the heart of the Sussex countryside.
Immaculate Sussex holiday cottage which has recently been converted from an old library offering marvellous self catering accommodation. Furnished to a very high standard, The Old Library is centrally located within the pretty `village of Icklesham with the surrounding historical towns of Winchelsea, Rye and Hastings being an easy drive away. For an enchanting self catering holiday cottage The Old Library is a real treasure!
This lovely holiday home has been converted to the highest standard and would make an ideal self catering holiday cottage for a vacation or short break. The Old Library has been thoughtfully converted offering you complete peace and quiet for the duration of your stay. This cottage is ideally placed within a few miles of the sea at trendy Pett Level renowned for its exclusive holiday homes and the beautiful open Sussex countryside.
The cottage, set in the heart of the village has been used in many different ways ranging from the local fire station to the library and now a cosy holiday cottage. The village is well served with a pub within walking distance and wonderful walks through the stunning Brede valley.
The inside of this two storey cottage really is different: from the double height ceilings in the spacious open plan living space to the tranquillity of the lounge area within the first floor master bedroom. The two downstairs bedrooms offer versatile accommodation for larger groups to come together and enjoy a relaxing holiday whilst enjoying their own space, the two bathrooms, one on each floor compliment the bedrooms further.
This cottage has been rated 4 star by Visit Britain.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Winchelsea, 6km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 500m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|General:||TV, Wi-fi available|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The front door of The Old Library leads into the open plan living area, with large comfortable sofas and views through the french doors overlooking the south facing garden. A large TV, DVD Freeview and an i-pod docking station are provided for use during your stay.
The dining area benefits from large windows on three side of the house and is swathed in light from morning until early evening giving a bright and cheerful feel to the room. The large farmhouse table comfortably seats 6, ideal if you are wanting to enjoy a family feast and there is an additional table where children can sit separately. A pine sideboard laden with plentiful glass, china and crockery compliments the decor. The well equipped kitchen flows from the dining area and holds a multitude of appliances including, dishwasher, microwave, electric oven and gas hob, and fridge-freezer as well as a washing machine, making life easier for you during your stay.
A hallway leading from the kitchen leads you through to the first of the two downstairs bedrooms, the first being a twin room dressed with crisp aqua coloured bed linen, a bedside table and lamp finish the room perfectly. The second of the downstairs bedrooms has a super kingsize double bed which can convert into twin beds with huge windows and high ceilings giving the room a feeling of space and tranquillity. A wardrobe and chest of drawers offers you ample storage during your stay.
The downstairs bathroom is adjacent to the bedrooms and is fully fitted to include a double sized shower, basin and WC.
The stairs lead from the hallway and into a study area with large desk big enough for children and adults alike to enjoy some of the board games that the owner has thoughtfully provided for use during your stay, or an ideal place to set up a laptop computer. WIFI is provided here.
The master bedroom has cream coloured carpets, a double sized bed dressed in fresh pale blue bed linen, two bedside lamps and large fitted wardrobe. Two steps lead to a lounge area within the master bedroom, with distant sea views and 2 comfortable chairs surrounding a coffee table ideal for a relaxing hour reading a book or an ideal place to relax over coffee and croissants first thing in the morning. The en-suite bathroom includes a shower cubicle, bath, WC and wash hand basin.
Further details outdoors:
Outside, there is a fully-enclosed garden with a decking area, table, chairs, and a parasol as well as a barbecue to make use of during your stay. There is parking for up to 2 cars on the front drive of The Old Library.
Refundable security deposit of £150.00 payable. Sorry no pets are accepted at this property. High chair and travel cot available. Short breaks available. A booking fee of £26.40 is payable.
The South East England / Sussex region
Sussex is a county in South East England which has a long coastal area. 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 Winchelsea / Icklesham area
There is much to see and do near to this holiday cottage in Sussex, the winding cobbled streets of Rye, with its antique shops and tea rooms is well worth a visit during your stay at this holiday cottage in Sussex. The 1066 attractions of Battle, and the traditional British seaside resort of Hastings, complete with Rick Stein-acclaimed fish and chips are also on your doorstep. The wonderful Sussex sandy beaches of Winchelsea and Camber are a short drive from this self catering holiday cottage in Sussex, with miles of sandy beaches, sand dunes and lots of water sports available you can’t fail to have fun, or just relaxing on a sunlounger and watching the waves wash upon the shore there is definitely something for everybody to enjoy.
Further inland there are several National Trust places to visit, Sissinghurst Castle Gardens are a must for keen gardeners with the famous garden that Vita Sackville West originated still it’s centre piece today. Also a short drive away is the Chapel Down Vineyard – home to England’s premium wine producer and well worth a visit. With tours and wine tasting available as well as the stunning ‘Richard Phillips’ restaurant it is a lovely destination for a full day out.
Winchelsea Beach in Sussex is a short drive from Icklesham itself and thus a short distance from this charming English holiday cottage. The Sussex town is steeped in history being one of the largest ports on the south coast in early medieval times. It is approached through an original 13th century arch and most of the cottages in the Sussex town have cellars where smuggled brandy was stored! Tours of some of these smugglers haunts are often available to experience during your stay at this self catering holiday cottage in Sussex
Why not visit the Ypres Tower in the pretty town of Rye. The Ypres Tower is believed to have been built in approximately 1249 though firm proof is still being sought.
The Tower has had many roles in its history from a fortification to protect the town, to a private house, a prison and a mortuary. The balcony offers wonderful views of Romney Marsh, and the surrounding countryside. For the children the basement of the Tower offers the chance for them to dress up in amour and helmets and also try their luck at a treasure hunt as well as the opportunity to test a medieval long bow.
How to get there
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Easily accessible by road and rail.
London Gatwick Airport offers international flights to and from the rest of the world.
Activities near Winchelsea
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
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|Period 1||8 May 13||25 May 13||£ 686||£ 412||£ 412||1 Night|
|Period 2||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 766||£ 460||£ 460||1 Night|
|Period 3||1 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 686||£ 412||£ 412||1 Night|
|Period 4||29 Jun 13||31 Aug 13||£ 766||£ 460||£ 460||1 Night|
|Period 5||31 Aug 13||28 Sep 13||£ 686||£ 412||£ 412||1 Night|
|Period 6||28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 646||£ 388||£ 388||1 Night|
|Period 7||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 686||£ 412||£ 412||1 Night|
|Period 8||2 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 576||£ 346||£ 346||1 Night|
|Period 9||20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 786||£ 472||£ 472||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Refundable security deposit of £150.00 payable. There is a £26.40 booking fee payable.Book now
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