Holiday cottage, Three Oaks, East Sussex
A lovely cottage to start from
"The former barn was nicely renovated and good equipped. There could have been a bit more space for the clothes in the bedroom and bathroom. But overall nothing to complain about. Anne and Charlie were very kindly. Thanks to them. "
An unforgettable experience
"Staying in Clare's Cottage was an unforgettable experience. On Day 1, we saw a newborn calf, moments after delivery in a nearby field. During the rest of the week, it was a daily delight to contemplate the beautiful Sussex herd of pedigree cows and calves, to listen to the hens happily singing and to walk through fields where sheep grazed contentedly. The cottage has excellent facilities and is a well-placed base in the splendid Sussex countryside for visiting a great number of sights and attractions. On our last night, we enjoyed yet another glorious and spectacular sunset, drawing our stay to a fitting close. Our superb hosts were unfailingly friendly, helpful and informative. "
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Great week at Clare's Cottage
"Fantastic cottage with plenty of room for a family. Welcomed by both Charlie and Anne and very accommodating (and nice little welcome pack for us). Great to see the new lambs feeding, chickens, cows, etc. - all a stone's throw from the cottage. Cottage was very clean and had all amenities that we needed (or could need!) Situated close to both Rye and Hastings (and with plenty of other tourist spots and National Trust sites around) meant there was plenty to do without straying too far. Thanks again! "
A beautiful idealic cottage set in rural countryside.
"The lovely cottage is very well appointed with dishwasher/washing machine and a fully resourced kitchen are. For those of you who enjoy a country setting with close by farmyards and good country walks. Plenty of local attractions such as Battle Abbey, Fire hills and easy access to the close by main towns of Hastings, Battle & Ashford. On arrival 'supplies' had kindly been supplied and the owners made us feel very welcome and approachable. You'll enjoy the under floor heating and wood burner in the lounge was wonderful for a cooler night. There is a private patio area with outside furniture for that early cup of tea and enjoy the panoramic views."
Fantastic Cottage, Fantastic Location, Fantastic Hosts
"We loved every minute of our stay at this lovely cottage. Charlie & Anne made us feel so welcome. It was lovely to see all the animals and there are lovely walks direct from the farm. The eggs from the chickens were the best we had ever eaten. The cottage was spotless and had everything you need and the welcome pack was a lovely touch. There are plenty of places to explore, this is an ideal base to see many local attractions. We had lunch and Sunday dinner at the local pub the Three Oaks, they were delicious and the portion sizes were enormous and the staff could not do enough to accommodate you. We could not recommend this little gem enough and we will most certainly be staying again in the future. It was fantastic to be staying on a working farm where you are made to feel so welcome and the lovely Charlie & Anne were on hand to answer any questions you had but respected our privacy too. Love this place and would highly recommend it. "
A beautiful part of the country and many great places to explore.
"We just wanted to say again how much we have enjoyed staying at Clare's cottage, we have done lots of great things and your cottage was a lovely place to stay and use as a base to explore. Joseph loved saying 'good morning' to the chickens every day and he loved saying hi to Bentley as we passed his field. In our rush to pack up and get away we forgot to write in your visitors book so perhaps you can add a copy of this email to it. All the places we visited were enjoyed by us all, including a lively 6yr old and a not so lively 81yr old!! As members of the National Trust we visited lots of great places which were all child friendly and we would definitely recommend...... Wakehurst Place (lots of things for children to do) Scotney Castle Bodium Castle Sissinghurst castle & gardens Smallhythe place (Little gem of a place, lovely atmosphere, great local history and beautiful grounds) Lamb House (a small house at the top of Mermaid Street with lovely garden and a chance to chill and have a drink and a snack) Birling gap (7 sisters) We climbed the church tower in Rye and waited for the bells to ring We visited the RSPB centre at Dungeness, climbed the lighthouse and took a ride on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway. (The model railway museum is worth a visit at New Romney) We built lots of sandcastles on the beaches of Hastings, Dymchurch, Birling Gap and Winchelsea (although you need to check when low tide is to ensure there is sand) We sampled the fish and chips in Hastings and many pub meals, finding The Three Oaks just down the road one of the best places to have a meal, big portions and good service. For young, enquiring minds the science observatory at Herstmonceux is a must, lots of things to do inside and out. Finally a visit to Hastings can't be complete without a visit to Battle and the site of the Battle of Hastings. Great history, lots of child orientated activities and a lovely walk around the battle site with lots of fantastic wood carvings and information boards that help tell the story of the battle itself. We even managed a short trip to two local vineyards (saddlescombe and Harbourne vineyards) and sampled and bought some lovely English wines. Fantastic weather and great place to stay helped make a fabulous holiday for us all. Thanks again Sandra, Dave, Joseph & Sheila "
Clare's Cottage was once a cattle shed, although you wouldn't be able to tell today, except for the original exposed beams. The renovation has been carried out to a very high standard and has all the modern touches you could wish for in your holiday accommodation, including under floor heating and individual room stats.
An open plan lounge and kitchen is overflowing with charm and there is ample room for all the family. For those rainy days there is Sky TV, a selection of DVD's, books and board games. There is a wood burning stove for the chilly winter nights, when you can settle down and watch the flames flicker. French doors open out on to a sunny terrace, where seating is provided for you to enjoy breakfast or a glass of wine, whatever takes your fancy.
There are two bedrooms, one off the lounge and arranged as a twin and a double at the other end of the cottage. There is a modern wet room with a large walk in shower and heated towel rail.
The cottage is children friendly and a travel cot and highchair can be provided for your stay. Although a working farm, well behaved dogs are permitted to stay too.
The beauty of staying on a working farm is that the landscape and live stock are always changing, and the owners are more than happy when time permits to share with you new additions, whether its piglets, calves, lambs or chicks, they all make your holiday a little special!
On arrival you will be shown where you can picnic, walk and enjoy the beautiful landscape and two footpaths run through the farm, so it's perfect for a walking based holiday.
A welcome pack will be awaiting your arrival, this will be seasonal and where possible, mainly sourced from the farm.
The village of Three Oaks has its own railway station and public house, and is in a beautiful rural location with 1066 Country Walks on your doorstep.
Rye is is about seven miles away and enjoys a colourful medieval past, with plenty to visit and pretty shops and tea rooms to enjoy. The beaches of Winchelsea Beach, Pett Level and Camber Sands, are all within a 15 — 25 minute drive. Whether you wish to explore rock pools, when the tide is out, at Pett Level or walk for miles on the sandy beach of Camber Sands, there is lots to explore from your Three Oaks base. Only 6.5 miles away by car, is the traditional seaside resort of Hastings. Here you can walk among the fishing boats or for a more cultural experience, visit the new Jerwood Gallery set amongst the old fishing huts.
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is just a short drive away. The Nature Reserve lies within a triangle of land extending south from Rye, past Rye Harbour to the sea, westward to Winchelsea Beach and northwards along the River Brede. Renowned for its fauna and flora and as a haven for shore birds, a large part of the nature reserve is a 'Site of Special Scientific Interest'. Hastings Country Park is about 6.5 miles away and covers 267 hectares of ancient woodland, heathland and grassland, along with three miles of dramatic cliffs and coastline. These can be enjoyed whatever the season.
Castles, Country Houses, NT Gardens are all in abundance in this part of the south east, you are spoilt for choice. A trip to Battle Abbey, Bodiam Castle and Bateman's are all worthy of a visit, for more choices read our Hastings and Battle 1066 country link.
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