Holiday cottage, Cuckfield, West Sussex
"The cottage was a very charming holiday home that needed more attention to detail.The crockery needed replacing most were chipped or cracked and nothing matched.The cottage could be a really nice retreat but needed love and attention to bring it up to standard"
Yes the cottage does have a lot of charm and it fits so nicely in its surroundings on the farm. It will never be right up to date but it is much cared for by the owners who want their guests to have a comfortable and relaxing stay. There was in fact only one chipped plate from the set that has now been replaced so thank you for making us aware of this. We are pleased you liked the location and we were informed that you enjoyed the outlook with a glass of wine in the garden every evening. Having such lovely weather we hope that overall it was a restful stay for you.
A lovely cottage.
"A lovely cottage in a most beautiful part of the country. Ideal for dogs and walking. Waking up to the horses in the back field was just perfect. "
A lovely stay
"We had a lovely stay here, in lovely surroundings. The owners were very helpful and accommodating, especially as we booked at the last minute. "
Character Pet Friendly Cottage
"Excellent central heating and very comfortable armchairs and bed,Thoroughly cleaned on arrival and all towels etc provided.TV and wifi good.Parking good.Enclosed garden accessed from french windows excellent for dog.Good short walks through woods and over golf course.Friendly owners.Needs a new freezer.There was insufficient hotwater but the owners got in touch immediately to let us know that it will be resolved.Lovely place for two but four might be pushing it!Genuinely dog friendly which was great.Easy run into Brighton.Recommended."
Suited usdown to the ground
"We needed to be close to our daughter as she was about to give birth to our 2nd grandson. This property gave us the opportunity to help her as well as be within 10 minutes drive "in case of emergency". It also gave us a bolt hole at the end of the day. "
A pleasant, quiet retreat close to amenities and countryside
"The Old Dairy is on a farm with lovely views. It feels remote, and quiet but if you have transport is close to places to visit. We stayed there in summer, so can't vouch for it in colder climes (it has old windows, and single skin walls) . Its dog friendly and spaceous and we were left to our own devices by the owners. It needs some upgrading. with the bathroom having an overbath shower and water heater, which wasn't great for two people to use consecutively. Amberley Cottages were very easy to deal with. "
Overlooking rolling open fields with lovely views south, the Old Dairy Cottage was once part of a working farm, yet it still retains that feel of rural farm life today with chickens in the yard, although the neighbouring fields frequently contain horses rather than cattle and sheep. For anyone looking for stabling for their horse this can be arranged with the owners.
The cottage is one mile north of the pretty mid Sussex village of Cuckfield, with its collection of traditional period buildings and a church that forms a centre piece for the village.
The Old Dairy Cottage will sleep between two and four. It is a one bedroom cottage, however, the living room does contain a sofa bed making the cottage suitable for a family with one or two young children. The main bedroom has a double bed and is a bright room taking advantage of the views to the south. The living room opens out onto a small private garden giving guests total privacy and a most relaxing outlook. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom has a full bath and a shower attachment above.
Cuckfield is one of the prettiest villages in Sussex. Being so central in the county it is an ideal location to head east or west after of course having enjoyed everything that is so local. From the cottage there are many immediate walks offering outstanding views, including a footpath to the local pub! and possibly one of the most interesting walk is to take the footpath that passes underneath the imposing Ouse Valley Viaduct that crosses the Ouse Valley. It is just a couple of miles away. This is an area of outstanding natural beauty offering much for guests to enjoy. The Cuckfield Golf Centre is very close to Old Dairy Cottage, and welcomes visitors with daily green fees for 9 and 18 holes. Also within two miles Borde Hill Gardens have been described by Country Life magazine as one of the country’s truly great gardens. The gardens offer outstanding views across 200 acres of Grade II listed parkland and woodland.
Head north into the rolling Sussex Weald and you soon reach Ardingly Resevoir. It is a large expanse of natural water and an area of outstanding natural beauty. There are plentiful walks around the reservoir and for those who enjoy watersports it is a haven of activity for sailors, windsurfers and canoeists.
Access to and from this part of mid Sussex is excellent with other gardens such as Nymans and High Beeches just a few miles to the north and Wakehurst Place with its close association with Kew is within a fifteen minute drive to the east. With good communication links to Brighton, both the south coast and the South Downs are a short distance away while a day trip to London by rail is so easy from nearby Haywards Heath.
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