Holiday cottage, Turners Hill, West Sussex
"One of the best "cottatges" that we have stayed in - with an interesting history. We wanted for nothing."
"We stayed at the pumphouse for 6 nights. We reallly loved the place. It was very cosy and fetl like home immediatly. We recommend it to anybody to go and stay there. The people were very welcoming and helpfull. "
"The Old Pump House was perhaps the best self-catering cottage at which we have stayed so far. It is very well equipped and very well situated for seeing some outstanding places of historical interest and very well placed for excellent walking. Some good local pubs (we were especially taken by the Cat in West Hoathly and the Gardeners' Arms near Wakehurst Place - but also two pretty good establishments in Turner's Hill itself). Karen and Cliff were excellent hosts and always ready to help. Good shopping facilities in nearby East Grinstead. Lovely place - do go there, if you can.. "
Pump house lodge
"Lovely property in ideal location, well equipped. Good base to explore south Sussex countryside and coast."
Perfect weeks holiday .
"Lovely property in an ideal and peaceful location which is exceptionally comfortable and very well furnished /equipped. Owner, who greeted us on arrival with tea and delicious homemade cakes was very friendly and welcoming. In the village two lovely pubs within walking distance and an excellent award winning Indian restaurant on the edge of the village. Property is ideally located for exploring Sussex (i.e. Bluebell railway, Sheffield Park, Brighton + i360 tower on a clear day, Wakehurst). We never visited everything we planned and would certainly consider renting this property again."
Excellent Rental Property
"We loved everything about this cottage. Very well equipped and owner's Karen & Cliff were delightful. Karen had left us some nice cakes and milk in the fridge. The location was a typical small English village with a few good pubs, small grocery store etc. The only downside for us, we found the beds quite hard, but we are old folks, we like our beds soft. For younger folks, don't think they would be complaining. Would highly recommend this property, Karen has done a wonderful job making this cottage feel like home."
Value for Money
"Karen was very helpful during our stay. delicious home made cake on arrival. would book again. nice location and quiet. the rooms were clean and tidy and our stay was enjoyable"
Lovely cottage and a warm welcome
"We very much enjoyed our stay. Right from the warm welcome and the home made cake to our final day. Karen made us feel at home and there were all sorts of nice touches such as tea and coffee available and toiletries in the bathrooms. The use of space at the Lodge has been well thought out with clever ideas such as a large mirror on a hinge so you can see in it while using electric sockets. The Lodge was very clean and tidy throughout and was well equipped - there was nothing that we needed that we didn't have access to. We'd definitely recommend the Pump House Lodge to others."
our daughters wedding
"We came for 8 days for our daughters wedding. Pump House Lodge was excellent in every respect (especially the cakes), we hope to return for a more relaxing break and would have no hesitation in recommending Pump House Lodge. Thank you Karen and Ken"
This old Victorian pumping station fell redundant following the opening of the nearby Ardingly Resevoir in 1975. Prior to then it pumped drinking water to the properties at the very top of the village when water was piped to Turners Hill from Caterham to the north of the North Downs.
Converted by the current owners over the last ten years it has been very cleverly presented to provide rather different and exceptional accommodation that will sleep five guests. Pump House Lodge sits adjacent to the owners’ home yet offers complete privacy and wonderful views from the terrace over the rolling hills of the Sussex High Weald.
The living room and conservatory dining room provide a great space and the large comfortable sofas and armchairs enhance the feeling of real spaciousness on offer here. One of the three bedrooms is located on the ground floor and has a shower room right beside it. This double bedroom looks out onto the terrace and is a lovely private room. Upstairs there are two further bedrooms. The principal double bedroom is beautifully bright and from the roof windows has great views east over the hills. The single bedroom also shares those same views as does the upstairs family bathroom, a bathroom with a difference you might say! It is fitted with a bath and a separate power shower above.
Pump House Lodge sits on the edge of the village of Turners Hill. From the front door there are public bridleways heading east that open up to offer views towards East Grinstead and beyond to the Ashdown Forest in the far distance.
Turners Hill has a wonderful mix of period properties and cottages. The village is set at one of the higher parts on the Sussex Weald and retains its local village store, a choice of village pubs and a village restaurant. It is a perfect location to sample what this part of Sussex has to offer.
The National Trust property at Standen is just five miles from Pump House Lodge. The Victorian house inspired by the architect Philip Webb and his friend William Morris is tucked away at the end of a quiet Sussex lane and offers stunning views over the High Weald towards the Weir Wood Resevoir. A visit here can easily keep you occupied for a day.
Now open through to East Grinstead, four miles to the east of Turners Hill, the Bluebell Railway has finally connected with the mainline rail service. It offers a restful trip through the heart of mid Sussex heading south through Horsted Keynes to Sheffield Park. Sheffield Park Gardens is an internationally renowned garden and parkland also owned by the National Trust. Other nearby attractions are Wakehurst Place, home to the Millennium Seed Bank, Nymans House and Gardens and High Beeches Garden. All are within a fifteen minute drive of Pump House Lodge.
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