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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 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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
The Oast House Ref: PJJX

Lovingly restored, this is an unusual detached period barn with a wealth of exposed beams nestling in the owner’s 15 acres of grounds. It has its own small garden area and is situated on the edge of the Ashdown Forest. This area offers 6,500 acres of open heathland on the highest sandy ridge top of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Despite its name, woodland makes up less than 40% of the total area. Sheep, cows and goats graze freely side by side amidst the walkers and motorists. The area is also known the world over as the home of A.A. Milne’s character Winnie the Pooh. Visit the Ashdown Forest Centre to learn all about the forest. Take a llama for a walk at the Ashdown Forest Llama Park, or visit Heaven Farm with its farm museum, craft shop and tea rooms. Close by, Sheffield Park Gardens (National Trust) offers 120 acres of ‘Internationally renowned landscape gardens’. Experience Pullman dining at the preserved all-steam Bluebell Railway. Standen, a Phillip Webb Arts and Crafts house is now owned by The National Trust and makes an interesting visit or sample local produce at Barnsgate Manor Vineyards. Use of owner’s heated indoor swimming pool by arrangement. Shop and pubs mile.

Beamed living/dining room with elec ‘flame-effect’ fire, sloping ceilings and French doors at each end to terrace. Kitchen with electric gas range (for cooking) and tiled floor. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: Small galleried landing. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over freestanding clawfoot bath and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Electricity ‘flame-effect’ fire included
  • Electricity, full central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Electricity/gas range (two ovens) included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Small garden with terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Shared heated swimming pool (36ft x 20ft, depth 3ft to 8ft)
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • NB: Fenced pond in owner’s grounds

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£705-£2210
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1
Dill Hundred Ref: PZW

In a rural location approached by a private drive, this secluded, detached holiday home has been refurbished to a high standard, retaining original features. Set within the owners’ 90-acre working farm, it has a large garden, outdoor swimming pool and children’s play area. Excellent for walking and touring. Easy access to Beachy Head and Tunbridge Wells. Coast 12 miles. Cuckoo Trail cycle/footpath 1 mile. Shops 1½ miles, pub 1 mile.

Spacious living room with open fire, door to garden. Beamed dining room with conservatory, door to patio. Well-equipped, Shaker-style kitchen. Utility room. Two single bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom (two steps down), toilet. Cloakroom with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Double bedroom (5ft bed) with en-suite shower room, toilet. Separate stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed. Shower room, toilet.

  • Open fire - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Furnished garden with patio
  • Enclosed play area with swing
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Unheated outdoor swimming pool, 24ft x 12ft (June–September)
  • Shared hard tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Pet free of charge
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Stream in garden and short drop from the pool side.

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£553-£1724
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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

WAS
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£1133-£1133
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

Use of outdoor swimming pool

This charming detached stone farm cottage stands 650ft up, and commands magnificent panoramic views across the undulating hills, forest and countryside of the Sussex High Weald. Having been renovated to a very good standard, this 19th century home boasts many original features. A picturesque family holiday retreat, with use of a thermally warmed outdoor pool (by prior arrangement). There are excellent scenic walks from the door, with many birds and wildlife to discover nearby, and a short drive from the Ashdown Forest with bridleways and footpaths. Conveniently located, London can be easily reached in just over an hour, and Brighton, with its superb Royal Pavilion, Prince Regent’s former residence, family entertainment, theatres, pier and popular beach, is within easy driving distance. Places of interest to visit include parks, English Heritage and National Trust properties and gardens, Wakehurst Place, Borde Hill and Sheffield Park are all within 10 miles. Visit the bustling historic spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells, or explore bygone days in 1066 country, with the abbey ruins at Battle. There is also the Bluebell line steam railway nearby, an enchanting trip across the Sussex countryside. Shops and pubs 11/2 miles, including the Cat Inn at West Hoathly which has won the 2012 South East and London ’Good Pub of the Year’ award.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Second living room with single sofa bed. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with additional Z-bed (for child), 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating included (£15per week November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Small enclosed garden. Parking (2 cars). Use of outdoor swimming pool (10.4m x 5.2m, depth 1.1m to 2.4m) open mid May-mid September by prior arrangement. No smoking.

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£765-£765
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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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