Embrace the quirky, cosy interiors in this romantic getaway. Open the doors to the terrace, and let the sounds of nature waft through the lodge. Fire up the BBQ, enjoy a good meal and then spend the evening in the hot tub gazing up at the stars.
“We had a very peaceful and relaxing stay at Barbara & Mike's lodge. The lodge is amazing and in a beautiful setting in the countryside. The hot tub is an brilliant added extra. Barbara & Mike are very considerate and welcoming. All of this has made this stay the best one yet!”
Blackthorn is a luxurious retreat for two. Attached to the owner's home, and situated on the edge of Icklesham village, the property lies halfway between the ancient towns of Rye and Hastings. There is a distant view of the sea, and the garden is surrounded by beautiful AONB countryside. The cottage has a private, south facing verandah, and guests are welcome to use the heated, indoor swimming pool and outdoor hot tub throughout their stay but exclusively between the hours of 8.00am and 8.00pm.
“We found Blackthorn to be the perfect holiday haven for couple-friendly relaxation and sighsteeing along the Sussex coast. indeed i'd return happily to write away, or bring family and friends too. It's a beautifully-kept cottage with scenic balcony, jacuzzi and pool access, set in a tranquil landscaped garden surrounded by nature and the great outdoors. Listening to the timeless birdsong in the morning and taking in the stars from the jacuzzi were magical moments, as was simply relaxing with a roaring fire with good wine and scrabble. Local places well worth exploring are charming Winchelsea, picturesque Rye (Lamb house, the Mermaid Inn for Sunday lunch and Webbes Fish bar for an evening supper) and the more vibrant Hastings. We'd love to come back soon and leave where we left off, with more walks and possibly a local wine tasting/tour (we spotted many tempting local wineries whilst out and about!). Thank you Peter and family for having us to stay in your beautiful holiday home. You were the perfect hosts!”
Apple Tree Corner with its 9 acres of land is a luxurious, fully-equipped studio with full kitchen and breathtaking views. Huge bathroom with twin tub looking out on an area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy land including orchard and grazing for lambs and horses. Explore the nearby attractions of Canterbury, close to Channel Tunnel. After a day enjoying the local beaches and attractions, relax and cook a meal in the beautiful living space or head to the local great pub 15 mins walk away.
“We had the most wonderful time relaxing at Julia’s place. It was sparkling clean with thoughtful touches. The tranquility of waking up in the countryside with sunshine and big blue skies was the perfect antidote to stressful suburban life. Especially when, upon opening the curtains, we saw bunnies on the lawn and a curious pheasant peering at us through the window! We went for long walks, read in the garden and watched the world go by. It was utter bliss. As was the amazing bathtub with a view out onto the countryside! The property is well-located with local seaside towns a short drive away. We particularly enjoyed the walk on Tolford Hill with its fantastic views. Thanks so much for having us to stay, we had such a lovely time. Highly recommended.”