High Weald self catering farmstay

Location:
Herons Ghyll, High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Price:
From £420 - £730 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Price depends on season. The Stables is also available for shorter or longer lettings
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High Weald self catering farmstay

The Stables, Home Farm is set in 80 acres of glorious English countryside, in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Here you are delightfully rural and yet close to amenities. The Stables is easily accessible by public transport and a regular bus service passes the door. You can walk from your doorstep through the wildflower meadow and woods or onto Ashdown Forest, looking out for deer, badgers birds; you can enjoy attractive local villages, pubs and regional food and wine. Sussex offers a wealth of attractions ranging from country houses and steam railways to Brighton. Further afield the South East and London are all easily accessible.

Originally a Victorian farm, the Stables nestle beside a Sussex barn giving it a sheltered and private setting. The pretty enclosed country garden looks out across the meadow to the woods beyond and all of this is accessible to visitors. The interior has been sensitively restored with many original features including stable doors, beams and a vaulted living room and all twenty first century comforts.

The owners are committed to promoting local sustainable tourism and information about the High Weald, the local area and local places to visit, eat and shop is provided for visitors. Solar panels have been installed and logs provided are from the Home Farm woods. The property is a Country Land and Business Award Winner and has been awarded a Gold grading from of the Green Tourism Business Scheme

This Stables offers a superb getaway, for everyone, in a truly unspoilt location. It is available on a weekly basis or for short breaks. We offer packs of regional food, suggestions for walks and eating places, space outside to relax and enjoy yourselves as well as a cosy cottage with a log fire!

Rooms, food and facilities

Former stables and bullpen have been beautifully converted into a superb cottage. Many original features including stable doors and beams have been included, and together with the vaulted ceilings in the spacious living room make this charming, high standard and extremely comfortable accommodation. There is central heating, immersion heater and a wood burning stove. Entrance is via the hall (harness room). The bathroom has a bath with power shower overhead, washbasin, heated towel rail and WC.

The excellent fully equipped kitchen has an electric cooker, microwave, food processor, fridge, l freezer and dishwasher. The washing machine and tumble drier are available in the shared utility room next to the stables.

The large living room with wood burning stove at one end has a colour TV, and DVD with glass doors leading to the stables patio. The dining area is situated at the other end of the room.

From the living area, stairs lead up to the gallery with a double sofa bed which can be used as a sitting area or an additional bedroom.

The lovely twin bedded room (in the old hayloft) is beautifully furnished with wardrobe, drawers and en-suite shower room with washbasin, shaver unit and WC. It looks out over the moorhen pond and wild flower meadow.

The double bedroom (old bull pen) is on the ground floor and looks out over the garden and countryside and has its own basin and wardrobe.

The garden has a patio, lawn and pretty flower borders, barbecue, garden furniture and outdoor games. There is plenty of parking with security lights. Also provided is Wi-Fi and Payphone. This property is suitable for the less-able. There is a pond on the farm so children must be supervised.

We provide information about walks and bicycle rides from the property and further afield. There is lots of information about how to get to places to shop, eat and enjoy yourselves on foot, bike , public transport or car

How to find us

Herons Ghyll is a hamlet on the A26 road between Crowborough and Uckfield, 22miles from Brighton and 10 from Tunbridge Wells.

The 29 bus passes the door travelling between Brighton and Tunbridge Wells. The nearest stations are Buxted (4 miles) and Haywards Heath (14 miles) and you can get a taxi from either.

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Landscape

The Stables is in a truly beautiful and unspoilt natural environment and we want to share with visitors in the best ways, information about the natural resources at Home Farm. We provide general information within the visitorís folder about the farm, the wildflower meadow and the woodland. We provide reference books and binoculars for visitors. There are notices on the going into the field by the pond giving information about the wildlife focuses for the month, for example in April drawing attention to cowslips, bugle and yellow rattle.

The woodlands have been opened up and provide more opportunities for walkers at the holiday lets. We provide a folder with walks that are specific to the Stables that take visitors cross the fields round or through the woodlands. These walks also identify out the specific natural features in the woodlands, the badger setts, the trout pool, the bluebell slope the reopened medieval iron and clay working site. The pubic footpath at the top of the woods gives visitors access to an number of walks taking them further afield and guidance is provided.

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Story behind the experience

Home farm is a family business bought 35 years ago. Members of the family live in the farm cottage and we have been working hard over the last 20 years to promote, and maintain the biodiversity and environmental sustainability of Home Farm. The three aspects of the business are farming (we let the farmland for grazing and hay) forestry (50 acres of sustainable woodland) and holiday letting. We get great pleasure from welcoming visitors to the Stables, sharing more widely the fantastic natural environment here and providing the resources to make their holiday great.

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High Weald self catering farmstay

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