Bodiam holiday cottage rental with internet access, walking and log fire and TV

The Old Cricket Pavilion. Bodiam

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Excellent 5/5

54 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 158340

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

This recently refurbished cottage, which was available for its first season in 2011, provides comfortable living accommodation for up to six people. With its own large, enclosed garden with garden room and patio area, it provides a safe environment for families.

It is 500 yards from the stunning, moated Bodiam Castle and grounds, while the Bodiam Station of the Kent and East Sussex steam railway is visible from the property. The River Rother is also nearby. There is a pub 500 yards away and a shop 4 miles away. Rye,Tenterden, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Battle and Hastings are all within a 30-minute drive of the property, making this the perfect base for anyone wishing to explore 1066 Country and beyond. It is ideally situated for walkers, with many footpaths accessible from the door.

The Old Cricket Pavilion is reached by a private lane leading only to the cottage itself and the adjacent farm. It overlooks open countryside from every aspect, with views of vineyards from the lounge. It is part of a working farm, so it is possible that livestock will be grazing in the field behind the cottage on occasions throughout the year.

Please email the owner if the date you are looking for is not available as we have 4 brand new properties that will be available from May 2015.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 11:00
Nearest beach Camber; Hastings
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Gatwick, Nearest railway: Robertsbridge
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Large open-plan kitchen-diner with breakfast bar. French doors opening on to garden from dining area. The kitchen is newly fitted.

Large lounge with leather sofas, one of which is a sofa bed. Wood burner (a supply of logs will be provided). Large flat-screen TV with Sky (BRING YOUR OWN CARD FOR YOUR OWN PACKAGE.)

Bathroom with shower over bath.

Bedroom 1: double with views.

Bedroom 2: twin with views.

Unlimited Wifi

Further details outdoors

Garden room with furniture.

BBQ . Enclosed garden with beach-shingle path around the cottage, beach-shingle patio dining area with patio table and chairs, plus large lawned area.

Further details

Welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread butter,conserve and home-made cake is provided. Also eggs from our farm.

We will also take in and put away any deliveries of your online shopping prior to your arrival. Please arrange a time slot with us prior to booking your delivery.

The East Sussex region

The property is within 2 miles of the Kent/Sussex border and therefore offers visitors the chance to explore both counties. There are a multitude of places to visit including BATTLE (Abbey, historic battlefield and Yesterday's World), HASTINGS (Blue Reef Aquarium, Adventure Golf, Clambers Play Centre, Fishermen's Museum, Shipwreck Museum and Hastings Museum and Art Gallery) and RYE (Castle Museum, nature reserve and Camber Castle), numerous gardens including Pashley Manor, Merriments and Great Dixter, as well as Bateman's (the former home of Rudyard Kipling), Bewl Water, Bedgebury National Pinetum and Scotney Castle. For walkers, the area is criss-crossed with footpaths. For cyclists, the roads are generally quiet and there are miles of off-road tracks for all the family at Bedgebury, where cycle hire is available. Unspoilt countryside and open-air activities abound in this area. There are also plenty of places to eat, with a wide variety of menus.


Bodiam is a small village boasting a magnificent castle with moat and grounds. Visitors on foot are welcome to wander through the grounds and around the castle and are usually admitted free to the many events that are held here throughout the year. However, there is a small charge to go into the castle itself.

The River Rother runs through the village and in peak season a ferry operates from Bodiam Castle to Northiam. The castle is run by the National Trust and has a tea room and giftshop. The Castle Inn offers a warm welcome and serves a wide range of excellent food.

The KESR station that is visible from the cottage hosts many events incuding The Hop Pickers Weekend. Visitors can also go from Bodiam to Tenterden by steam train. Tenterden is a charming old market town and offers a wide range of shops.

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25 Jul 2013



The Cricket Pavilion was just as lovely as it looked in the photos on line! It was clean and freshly decorated, airy and light with great views of surrounding countryside. The welcome was warm and friendly and the cake, bread, eggs and milk were fresh and delicious. Everything was provided as listed. The garden and patio area was very well laid out, and we enjoyed a lovely BBQ outside. The location was great for us with plenty to do and see. No complaints at all!

Thank you for your kind comments, We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay.

17 Dec 2012


"Absolutely fabulous!"

A lovely property down a quiet lane. Fantastic views across valley and only 5 minutes walk from the most fairytale castle in England. Charming and generous hosts who not only left us bread and cake but gave up a large part of their Sunday morning to let my little ones feed the chickens and calves on their neighbouring farm. Cant recommend the old cricket pavilion enough and looking forward to coming back next year! Andy

Thank you so much for your comments. We are delighted your family enjoyed their stay and look forward to seeing you again.

29 May 2012


"Another fantastic holiday at the Pavilion"

We make regular visits to the area and are delighted to have found a place to stay as wonderful as "The Old Cricket Pavilion", it has everything you need, this is our second holiday here. Terri couldn't be more helpful and made us very welcome with a lovely home made cake! Bodiam has a nice pub at the end of the lane, Bodiam Castle is worth a visit as well! We had a BBQ in the garden, which has great views over the fields, we were luck to see a Little Owl and a Barn Owl! Thanks again Terri and hope to see you again soon!

Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you next year.

7 May 2012


"WOW, when can we come back?"

We (myself, husband, mum-in-law, two children under 5 and golden retriever) stayed here for a week and loved it. The cottage has lots of character and is very well equipped, child friendly and well looked after. Mike and Terri were lovely and couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. There are great walks for the dog. We'd love to stay here again.

Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. We are pleased that the cottage suited your families needs.

25 Apr 2012



A brilliant location; a few minutes walk from a castle and a pub yet down a quiet lane. Lovely large kitchen and lounge with light streaming through. A neat and well equipped garden with room for dogs or in our case, boys to run around and all overlooking a field which became a photographer's dream - fox, pheasants, pigs etc!! We were greeted with cake, eggs, bread etc and a very helpful Terrie who had put away our on line shopping and thought of everything. Great location for NT castles etc - and for exploring Kent/East Sussex. All this for a very reasonable price - recommended 100%.

Thank you for your kind comments. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.

31 Jan 2012


"Better than perfect....we will not want to leave!"

I am renting The Old Cricket Pavilion for 2 months, arrived on Saturday 28th January with my two dogs and just had to write a review already! 3 days later and we feel as though this is our new home! From previous reviews, I knew we were coming to somewhere special, but it isn't until you arrive here that the magic starts. Terrie is simply amazing - wonderfully clean, beautifully decorated, all the touches (and more) you could ever think of to make your stay stress free and perfect. Freshly laid eggs and a to-die-for homemade cake, milk, fresh coffee, scented candles, cleaning products and a brilliant torch for late night dog walks awaited us, as well as a plentiful supply of logs (which are well needed as we are going through a cold snap!). Nothing is too much effort and trouble. A phone and internet are also provided, such a great idea, as no reception with O2. The Pavilion is so light, with a number of rooms having two aspects. The slate flooring in the kitchen and bathroom is handy to keep clean with dogs. We adore the large lounge with the fantastic woodburner, that throws out a huge amount of heat - not that it is remotely chilly, the heating in here is brilliant and loads of hot water. The views from the kitchen onto the bigger than expected back garden (with adorable summer house) are stunning, already seen heron, fox and owls and of course the sheet, which the dogs love sitting and watching (the garden is very safely and professionally enclosed, so no problem there). We absolutely love, love, love it here. Dog walks from the door, including a lovely one next to the River Rother with the Castle in view. I have no hesitation in recommending it if you are looking for peace and quiet but only a lane away from Bodiam Castle, a pub and roads to Cranbrook and Hawkhurst. There is absolutely nothing to criticise, not even a niggle! We are meant to depart at the end of March but love it so much, we might still be here when you arrive! Thank you Terrie and Mike for making this a truly splendid retreat, it is no wonder you are so booked up....we will most definitely be back!

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are delighted that you feel so at home here and have found the accommodation and area to your liking.

29 Oct 2011


"Absolutely spot on!"

We spent four nights in the cottage with our three boys aged 6, 4 and 2. The attention to detail in the property is fantastic and wonderfully topped off with homemade cake and day to day essentials provided. A beautiful setting, walks, log fire and pub at the end of the road to keep the grown ups happy. Sheep in the field, pigs at the farm to feed and a castle literally at the end of the road to keep the children entertained. We will certainly be back and would recommend this property whole heartedly.

Thanks for your kind comments. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

15 Sep 2011


"Fantastic, relaxed break"

We stayed for four nights and loved every minute, everything is spolessly clean and comfortable. Walks in every direction from cottage including long walks along the river. Very peaceful with no passing traffic, recommend the evening meals homemade by terrie on offer they were very good and value for money. We were so relaxed we didnt want to come home and that included our dog rio! .. thanks cherie who looked after us and thank you terrie for exceptional accommodation, see you next year! Scott and Tracey x

Thank you for your kind comments. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Look forward to seeing you next year.

18 Aug 2011


"Wow what a beautiful holiday let"

We booked a one week stay at The Old Cricket Pavilion and we were completely blown away by it. On arrival there was a welcome pack of tea, coffee, fresh bread, eggs and a homemade cake which was absolutely gorgeous. The cottage was absoutely spotless and the views from the cottage were amazing. It really was a home from home Terri had really thought of everything that you would need, the cottage was extremely welll equipped. Prior to arriving we had arranged for sainsbury's to deliver our shopping and Terri was there for it arriving and she unpacked it all and put it away for us. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we look forward to having another stay at the old cricket pavilion.

Thank you for your kind comments. We are really glad that your family enjoyed their stay amd look forward to your next visit.

7 Jul 2011


"Picture Postcard Perfect!"

Received a very warm welcome, at the owners suggestion did food shopping on line and Terri kindly put it away before we arrived. Generous welcome pack including the most gorgeous home made cake. The owners were very friendly and gave us lots of ideas on places to go and walks with our labradoodle. The pavillion has everything you need at hand and the owners have gone to great lengths to ensure everything is provided. Very comfortably furnished and lovely patio area with summerhouse, furniture and bar b que, excellent views from the property including the steam railway in the distance. The pavillion is at the end of a private lane and not overlooked, great location, surrounded by fields, pub at the end of the lane with beer garden which serves food, very peaceful area so dont go if you are looking for a party every night! Bodiam castle and station within walking distance. Plenty of places to visit nearby in car including Bewl Water, Battle, Tenterdon (on steam train) and Camber sands. We took our dog and were suprised at how dog friendly the majority of pubs and shops were. Would recommend for all ages, families, couples and pets!

Thank you for your kind comments. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us.

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