Thornden Farm - The Byre

Ashburnham, Battle


Property Reference: PG6
  • Sleeps2
  • Pets0
  • Bedrooms1
  • Grade3 Star rating
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • WifiWifi
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Property Description

Sympathetically converted to form characterful properties, the heavily beamed cottages at Thornden Farm date back to the 16th century and occupy a truly peaceful and secluded setting amidst 1066 countryside. Standing within the grounds of Thornden Farm, with its small flock of sheep, friendly goats, free range chickens and grand peacocks, the cottages enjoys far-reaching views to Beachy Head, the South Downs and the sea. Each cottage boasts an individual seating area in landscaped gardens.
There is a wealth of diverse attractions and activities within the surrounding area. Visit historic Battle, where one may pause for a cream tea and visit the ancient abbey or the fascinating world of Yesteryear, a fun museum of everyday items from days gone by. Hastings is a short drive away offering freshly caught fish from the beaches in the old town, the smugglers cave and many more tourist attractions. Rye, with its cobbled streets, variety of shops and inns such as the famous Mermaid Inn which is known in history as the meeting place for the notorious Hawkhurst smuggling gang, makes a truly wonderful day out. Just a short trip from Ashburnham, one can find expanses of white sand dunes and beaches at Camber, with many other beaches and cliff top walks to be discovered along the entire coast. The Victorian seaside resort of Eastbourne (15 miles), with an indoor swimming-pool, adventure park and new Sovereign Harbour complex, still retains a sense of its opulent past. Royal Tunbridge Wells and the famous Pantiles are 18 miles away. Batemans, the home of Rudyard Kipling, is 5 miles away at Burwash. There are also numerous National Trust and English Heritage sites in the locality.
Activities offered locally include trout fishing (fly only) in Ashburnham, Bewl and Darwell reservoirs. Horse riding, four golf courses plus fantastic cycling and walking. There are many festivals and shows throughout the year, including orchestral nights at Battle Abbey and the castles of Bodium and Hertsmonceaux. Guy Fawkes celebrations in East Sussex are a local tradition, with each area boasting its own Bonfire Society. Within 1½ miles there are two pubs, the ‘Ash Tree Inn’ at Brownbread Street and ‘The Swan Inn’ at Dallington each serve real ales and fine food. Whether it’s a romantic short break or a family holiday that is required, Thornden Cottages offer the perfect setting, as many people testify by returning again, and again, and again. Shop 4 miles.

Open-plan living/dining room, with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace, and farmhouse-style kitchen area. Double bedroom with sloping ceiling. Shower room with toilet. Beams and wooden floors throughout.

  • Wood-burning stove – initial logs included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing by arrangement with owner
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Small sitting-out area with furniture
  • Parking
  • No smoking
  • NB: Unfenced pond in owner’s grounds

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. Quiet rural location, very quiet, excellent facilities. Would recommend it to anyone. Aug 2012.
  2. The Byre truly is a wonderful, beautiful, secluded and magical place. Hidden amidst the wonderful woodlands, with a friendly local feel and stunning countryside views. The Byre was extremely cosy, clean, quiet and fully well equipped too! The fireplace was wonderful and the gardens really are enchanting and peaceful. There isn’t anything that me and my partner didn’t love about staying at the Byre! We were not bothered with any noise and our whole stay was extremely quiet! Although I’d advise you to bring a few bits with you on the night of your arrival, such as milk and maybe a small amount of food and supplies. There are local Sainsbury’s and Tesco’s a few miles away but we arrived late for our first night so were unable to eat a proper dinner at the local pub ’The Swan Inn’ or have a cup of tea back at the property. June 2012.
  3. An excellent place to visit many attractions, and not far from the coast. Very quiet and in the middle of nowhere, if you like peace and quiet you will love this place. A few nice eating places around not too far to drive to. July 2011.
  4. Excellent place for a get away from it all holiday. Would say though that The Swan Inn is 2 miles away not 1.5 as stated, also its not really wise to walk, as roads are quite narrow and cars do seem to speed along them. July 2011.
  5. Very cosy, romantic, clean and tidy. The owners didn’t bother us at all - they just left us to it so we felt at peace with privacy. Beautiful area for walks etc Would definitely return. Oct 2010.
  6. Small, cosy cottage but perfectly adequate for 2 people. A couple of low beams which took time to get used to! Excellent location for exploring the surrounding area. July 2010.
  7. Warm and comfortable. Jan 2010.
  8. it was perfect. very rustic and clean. We couldnt have hoped for more. Sept 2009.
  9. The cottage was beautifully converted and had a delightful garden. The location was peaceful while being an excellent centre for visiting places of interest. June 2009.
  10. The cottage was lovely and quaint - a perfect private place for a romantic weekend. March 2007.
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