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On the western edge of the Weald and less than 40 miles south of London, is the vibrant town of Uckfield. Its rural location is handy for exploring the pretty towns and villages in the Sussex countryside as well as day trips to the South Downs and coast.

In years gone past it was the resting place for pilgrims en route to Canterbury, Chichester and Lewes, in the late thirteenth century. Pudding Cake Lane in Uckfield is so named as it was a place where pilgrims would stop at an inn for slices of pudding cake and the oldest standing house in Uckfield, the 15th century Bridge Cottage, now houses a museum detailing the settlement's growth.

Unknown to many, Uckfield is home to an historical cinema; the Picture House cinema was established in 1915 and is still open today for those seeking adventure on the big screen. The movies are not the only way you will find a mystery to solve in Uckfield, as the town plays host to many a myth and mystery play.

For trivia lovers Uckfield was the last place that Lord Lucan was seen before his mysterious disappearance, and the fossilised remains that turned out to be the hoax of the Piltdown Man were presented in the area. To complete the trio there is a spooky barren woodland nearby that is said to be the home of Nan Tuck's Ghost, the ghost of a witch said to chase away visitors (let's hope not!).

Much more tangible is the beautiful countryside that surrounds Uckfield. West Parks, Hempstead Meadows and Harland's Pond are just some of the local nature reserves that are home to unusual flora and fauna, wetlands and the remains of Mesolithic settlements.

Whether you are looking for history, mystery or the beauty of Mother Nature, then Uckfield could be the perfect place for your break, so search for cottages in Uckfield and start planning your getaway today.

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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Vane Cottage Ref: E3195

Enjoying far reaching rural views, this comfortable, well equipped cottage is peacefully set only 2 miles from the beautiful South Downs. With its small, south facing garden with access to a large garden, it lies across the courtyard from the owners’ home. The town of Lewes, with its Norman castle and charming cobbled medieval lanes, is 3.5 miles away and Glyndebourne Opera, Herstmonceux Castle and Observatory, Borde Hill Gardens, Wakehurst Place and Brighton’s many seaside attractions are all a short drive. Shop 2 miles, pub 1.25 miles

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Playroom/snug. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 3 steps to 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Woodburner in living room inc. NSH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Satellite TV (basic package). Video. DVD. CD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Broadband connection. Payphone. Large garden. Small garden and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£601-£601
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
The Dairy Cottage Ref: 29524

Use of heated indoor heated swimming pool by arrangement with the owner

This detached holiday cottage that was originally a dairy, is in an enviable location within a stone’s throw of Sheffield Park Gardens (NT) which was originally laid out by Capability Brown in the 1700s. The gardens offer a memorable red and gold colour show in the autumn from the variety of 87 trees and also the national collection of Ghent azaleas which bloom in spring and summer, and not forgetting the wonderful bluebells. Equidistant in the other direction is The Bluebell Railway celebrating 50 years of preserved steam engines. Take dinner on the Golden Arrow Pullman which recreates the days when the train stylishly linked London to Paris making it one of the most glamorous trains in the world!
The holiday cottage is situated in a courtyard setting in the owners’ grounds which was once part of a farm. The cottage has its own enclosed garden and patio terrace sitting area. Guests have access to a shared indoor heated swimming pool by arrangement with the owners. Walks from the doorstep are possible into the beautiful Ashdown Forest or go to Glyndebourne and Lewes or visit the coast at Brighton, Eastbourne and Beachy Head. Good rail connections to London from Haywards Heath for further sightseeing opportunities. Shop 1 mile, pub 2 miles and restaurant 1/2 mile

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 2 steps down to sun room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with terrace, lawned area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Shared use of indoor heated swimming pool (6m x 3m, depth 1.5m) open all year by arrangement. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 6 steps in garden.

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£453-£926
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1


These semi-detached holiday properties (refs 29887, 29895 and 29896) reside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Set back from the road, each property has its own individual terrace with furniture, and to the rear of the buildings is a shared grassed area, beyond which is a paddock, an ideal place in which to let off steam, kick a ball around or have a leisurely picnic. Walks and cycle routes beckon from the doorstep. See the beautiful Sheffield Park Gardens (NT) where, in the 1700s, Capability Brown was commissioned to landscape the gardens. A glorious feast of red and golds in the autumn and where the national collection of Ghent azaleas can be seen in their full glory in the spring alongside the bluebells. In 1876 the third Earl of Sheffield laid out a cricket pitch where the first ever match against Australia was played in 1884! The Bluebell Railway offers an opportunity to stroll amongst the locomotives in the engine sheds and perhaps spot ‘Stepney’ who appears in the Thomas the Tank Engine books, and of course take a train journey. Stroll through the Ashdown Forest which covers approximately 10 square miles and in fact is not all forest but largely heathland, where cattle and sheep also freely graze for part of the year. It is also famous for the Winnie The Pooh Stories written by AA Milne who lived on the northern edge of the forest with his son Christopher Robin. Attend Glyndebourne, visit Lewes or head to the coast at Brighton or Eastbourne. Horse riding and golf available locally. Good rail connections to London from Haywards Heath for further sightseeing opportunities. Shop 1 mile, pub 1½ miles and restaurant 250 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and French doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. Wet room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Oil central heating included. Microwave. Pet free of charge.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Terrace and furniture. Shared grounds with furniture and paddock. Ample parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Pond 15 yards from parking area.

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£247-£716
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Warren Cottage Ref: 30630


Dating back to 1350 with exposed timbers, brickwork and an impressive fireplace with woodburner, this enchanting Grade II listed, end of terrace cottage with surprisingly good ceiling heights, is located a short stroll from Mayfield High Street, with its pubs, coffee shops, florist, bakers, deli, butchers and fine dining eateries. Described as one of the finest villages in East Sussex, the medieval buildings were funded by the profits of the 16th and 17th century Sussex Iron Industry. Famous for the legend of St Dunstan, formerly a blacksmith who said to have tweaked off the devils nose with a fire iron! Come and see the Mayfield Bonfire Boys and Belles, one of the oldest bonfire organisations in the country, who arrange a noisy, colourful torch light procession and firework display in the Autumn, taking you back to 1550 and the Sussex Martyrs and the start of this tradition. Once the iron industry faded Mayfield became a hotbed of smuggling, known as ‘owlers’ the farmers smuggled wool out of the country and returned with brandy and silk! Mayfield also holds a bi-annual festival including classical, jazz and Broadway music with lectures and an art exhibition. An excellent walking and cycling territory with a 3 mile circular walk around the village or slightly further afield, explore the Cuckoo Trail, Bewl Water and Bedgebury Pinetum. Battle Abbey, Batemans, Rudyard Kipling’s home (NT) and Charleston Farm house are well worth visiting. Enjoy beautiful walks with over 50 miles of footpaths and bridal ways, where there are many historical sites to be seen along the way. Nearby, there is a large park with plenty to do for the children. Train enthusiasts can take a journey on the Bluebell Railway or the Kent and East Sussex steam railway. Fishing and golf are also available locally. The Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells is 10 miles. Good rail links from Wadhurst to London where you will arrive in an hour. Beaches at Eastbourne and Brighton, 23 miles. Shop 150 yards, pub and restaurant 15 yards.

2 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Narrow, open one-sided, open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£318-£711
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

This detached cottage overlooking a lake and its garden, is set in the grounds of the owners’ home, with use of an outdoor heated swimming pool. Tranquil setting, surrounded by 30 acres of shared fields and woodland, two lakes with wildfowl and course fish. East Sussex National Golf course, Glyndebourne Opera House and Bluebell Railway are close by. Tunbridge Wells, Lewes and Brighton and South Coast seaside resorts within easy reach. Good riding on Ashdown Forest. Shops 2 miles.

The spacious accommodation has a living room with open fire. Very well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with dining area. Double bedroom. Single bedroom with wash basin. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Single bedroom. Large twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet.

  • Open fire – coal included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Radio/cassette/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi (up to 2.25GB per week)
  • Payphone
  • Secluded garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (end May – mid September, by arrangement)
  • Coarse fishing available
  • Shared grounds
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Fenced pond in garden

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£1133-£1133
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0


These semi-detached holiday properties (refs 29887, 29895 and 29896) reside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Set back from the road, each property has its own individual terrace with furniture, and to the rear of the buildings is a shared grassed area, beyond which is a paddock, an ideal place in which to let off steam, kick a ball around or have a leisurely picnic. Walks and cycle routes beckon from the doorstep. See the beautiful Sheffield Park Gardens (NT) where, in the 1700s, Capability Brown was commissioned to landscape the gardens. A glorious feast of red and golds in the autumn and where the national collection of Ghent azaleas can be seen in their full glory in the spring alongside the bluebells. In 1876 the third Earl of Sheffield laid out a cricket pitch where the first ever match against Australia was played in 1884! The Bluebell Railway offers an opportunity to stroll amongst the locomotives in the engine sheds and perhaps spot ‘Stepney’ who appears in the Thomas the Tank Engine books, and of course take a train journey. Stroll through the Ashdown Forest which covers approximately 10 square miles and in fact is not all forest but largely heathland, where cattle and sheep also freely graze for part of the year. It is also famous for the Winnie The Pooh Stories written by AA Milne who lived on the northern edge of the forest with his son Christopher Robin. Attend Glyndebourne, visit Lewes or head to the coast at Brighton or Eastbourne. Horse riding and golf available locally. Good rail connections to London from Haywards Heath for further sightseeing opportunities. Shop 1 mile, pub 1½ miles and restaurant 250 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Oil central heating included. Microwave.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Terrace and furniture. Shared grounds with furniture and paddock. Ample parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Pond 15 yards from parking area.

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£247-£716
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2

Converted to a high standard, this attractive holiday cottage resides within 60 acres of woodland and fields with abundant wildlife and is accessed via a mile long track. Single-storeyed and detached, it makes an ideal base for fishing (with access to carp ponds) and walking within the High Weald, an AONB. Royal Tunbridge Wells is 7 miles, Groombridge Place Gardens and the Enchanted Forest 5 miles and the Bluebell Railway 7 miles. Easy access to London by train (about an hour). Riding, rock climbing and golf locally. Motorbikes are welcome. Shop and pub 1 mile.

Step up to spacious living/dining room with gas woodburner, oak floor and two sets of French doors to decked balcony. Kitchen. Double bedroom with 6ft zip & link bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Gas woodburner included
  • Electricity, full oil underfloor central heating, bed linen, towels included
  • Freesat TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Decked balcony
  • Small, enclosed garden with furniture
  • Shared 60-acre woodland
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Use of owner’s outdoor swimming pool (36ft x 18ft, depth 3ft to 6ft 6in) by arrangement
  • Stabling by arrangement
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children
  • NB: Ponds in woodland

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£277-£659
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Sunnymead Cottages (ref PGZ and PHA) are situated in the High Weald village of High Hurstwood, a designated AONB. Set in a landscape of undulating pastures, they provide a peaceful retreat. Converted to a very high standard and adjoining one another; Pippins provides ground floor accommodation and Russets has ground and first floor accommodation. They lie at the end of 220 yards of private drive, amid 12 acres of gardens and orchards in the grounds of the owners’ house. The grounds are a haven for wildlife; birds, deer and badgers are regular visitors. Each cottage has its own garden area in which to sit out and unwind. The nearby Bluebell Steam Railway makes frequent journeys from Sheffield Park, with its period railway station. A great day out can also be enjoyed in Ashdown Forest, under two miles away and a refuge for wildlife. It offers opportunities for walking, riding and picnics. If guests do not feel like taking the car out, there is direct access onto a public footpath just outside the garden and the Vanguard Way is only 10 minutes’ walk away. Local wines can be sampled at various vineyards in the vicinity. There is easy access to historic houses including Glyndebourne Opera House, the spa town Tunbridge Wells and 1066 country. There is also much to see along the coast where shops, bars and restaurants beckon in Brighton and Eastbourne. The nearest railway station is only 6 minutes’ drive with direct access to London in just over one hour. Shop 2 miles, pub serving good food just a 5-minute walk.

Shaker-style kitchen/dining room. Steep narrow stairs to first floor: Galleried living room. Double bedroom (5ft bed) with TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and sloping ceiling.

  • Two TVs (flatscreen digital in living room)

  • Electricity, full central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with furniture
  • Shared grounds
  • Barbecue
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB:Two ponds in grounds

Note: Russets PGZ and Pippins PHA can be booked together to sleep 4 people

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£241-£520
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Richmond Ref: PMMY

These beautifully presented single-storey holiday cottages stand elegantly in a courtyard of similar properties, within the grounds of the spectacular residence, Brantridge Park. From the moment the car passes through the gates winding through the lush meadows of bluebells and daffodils, guests feel as though they have stepped into a piece of British history. The main house, which all guests are welcome to visit, dates back to 1750, and for many years was the home of Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, and was a favourite with many of the royal family. The splendid 5-acre landscaped gardens are a particular feature of the location - designed by Princess Alice, there are many hidden trails and paths leading to the 90 acres of woods and parkland. There is a small gym, reception area with tourist information, plentiful books and DVDs to borrow, games room with table football, table tennis, and a separate snooker room, as well as croquet, tennis, bowls and putting, making it the ideal retreat for couples or families. Found halfway between the village of Handcross and Balcombe, the properties are conveniently placed just 45 minutes from both Brighton and London, and about 20 minutes from Gatwick. Discover many NT homes and gardens, such as Leonardslee and Wakehurst Place, also discover The Bluebell Steam Railway and racing at Lingfield or Hichstead. Also explore vineyards, golf, abbeys and castles, all within easy reach. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

Beamed living/dining room. Kitchen. Double bedroom with 6ft bed and sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Shared laundry room with washing machine and dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Shared 5-acre lawned and landscaped grounds
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Shared external games room with table tennis and table football
  • Shared snooker room and mini gym
  • No smoking
  • Easy walking access

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£467-£467
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Leafwood Oast Ref: 23316

An unusual first floor oast conversion beamed throughout, makes ideal holiday accommodation, situated above the owners home, Ideal for walking on the many local footpaths. Royal Tunbridge Wells, with its stylish shops and Pantiles, is a short drive away. Visit Bewl Water the largest lake in the southeast and enjoy summer fireworks and concerts. Several NT properties and gardens are close by including Chartwell, Knowle and Ightham Mote. Shop 1 mile, pub 1/2 mile.

Open sided staircase to entrance. All on first floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with beams and wooden floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet and sloping ceiling.

Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine (by arrangement). Freezer space (by arrangement). Shared use of owner’s grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. No smoking.

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£258-£543
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Harts Barn Ref: PEEN

On the north edge of the Ashdown Forest, enjoying beautiful views, is this pretty beamed barn conversion adjoining another larger unoccupied Sussex barn and situated on the owner’s farm. Ideally placed for visiting the setting of A.A. Milne’s and E.H. Shephard’s Winnie the Pooh stories and exploring ‘The Enchanted Places and Pooh Sticks Bridge!’, Hartfield also offers good pubs and food alongside tea rooms. Visit the Ashdown Llama Park, Hammerwood Park - once owned by Led Zeppelin in the 1970s and now being restored, Royal Tunbridge Wells, approximately 7 miles, and also ride the Spa Valley Railway to Groombridge. Beaches at Seaford and Brighton. Lewes and Gatwick are within an easy car journey. Riding and golf locally. Shops 2½ miles, pub 1 mile.

Beamed living room with French doors to terrace, open-plan with kitchen/dining room with Aga (for cooking). Utility with French doors. First floor: Two beamed bedrooms; one double, one single. Shower room with toilet.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Oil Aga included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garden with terrace and furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Stream in farmland

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£346-£612
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Grooms Cottage Ref: E5027

Originally the groom’s accommodation, this charming cottage has been carefully restored and extended to offer a very comfortable base for holidays and relaxing breaks. Set in the grounds of the owners’ home, it enjoys a peaceful setting yet lies within easy reach of the area’s many attractions. Walkers will delight in exploring the Wealden Walks, South Downs Way and Ashdown Forest, whilst train enthusiasts can enjoy nostalgic steam train rides on the famous Bluebell Railway and closer to home on the Lavender Line in Isfield, which even runs courses in engine driving! Lewes Castle, Glyndebourne and Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum are also popular with visitors, and Brighton’s vintage shops, cafes, bars, bistros and entertainments are just 9 miles away. Shops and pubs serving food 1.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining area/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (fuel £5pw). Gas CH inc (£20pw, £10 per short break, Oct-Mar). Elec, bed linen and towels inc. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. Patio/courtyard area and furniture. BBQ. Parking. Friday to Friday.

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£313-£638
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