Thornden Farm - The Old Stable

Ashburnham, Battle


Property Reference: PG7
  • Sleeps2
  • Pets0
  • Bedrooms1
  • Grade3 Star rating
Sitting-out-area Bathroom Living room/dining room Living room/dining room Kitchen Double bedroom Exterior Exterior Garden Chickens Local View

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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
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • WifiWifi
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available

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
  • Radio/cassette/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. We were completely happy with the accommodation,completely peaceful, and ideal for a very quiet holiday. Really pleased there was wifi, would have been useful to have freeview television. May 2011.
  2. Beautifully presented, very clean and cosy. Adorable little cottage that felt like home, so relaxing and peaceful. Dec 2010.
  3. Clean, private and well set out. Wood burner very warm and cosy. Kitchen well equipped, bed very comfortable. Oct 2010.
  4. Clean and comfortable. Oct 2010.
  5. Clean, very comfortable and warm, the central heating system is excellent. Sept 2010.
  6. This was a property with character in a quiet rural setting. We liked the layout of the development and the fact that there were 2 excellent pubs within 30 minutes walk. July 2010.
  7. Cosy and welcoming. Feb 2010.
  8. Property was smaller than I imagined and the outdoor area was not very private. These however were minor problems, the accommodation overall was very good, it was clean and had a well equipped kitchen. The location was excellent. Oct 2009.
  9. Fairly remote but with easy access to the area. The only downside was the very poor lighting that made reading in the evening virtually impossible. Sept 2009.
  10. Quiet location - convenient for attractions in Kent and East Sussex. Sitting out area very good and well planned - weather stopped us using as much as we would have liked! July 2009.
  11. Blissfully quiet location, just birdsong - within easy driving distance of so many interesting gardens - we really appreciated the prettily planted outside sitting area too. June 2009.
  12. The cottage was attractive and comfortable. Extra little touches such as a vase of flowers and a gift of farm eggs were much appreciated. You cannot read in the evenings as the lighting in the lounge is not good enough. The surrounding countryside offers many opportunities for excursions and lots of places of interest to visit. A very relaxing and enjoyable holiday with superb weather. Sept 2007.
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    2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2014 which are booked before 13th April 2014.
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    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
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