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Rosemead Cottage (Ref:45148)

Rosemead Cottage. Glorious country holiday cottage near Nymans Gardens and High Beeches. Ideal accommodation for Hickstead and access to South of England Showground Ardingly

Holiday cottage, Handcross, West Sussex

Rosemead Cottage - Main Image
  • Sleeps 5
  • Access Statement
  • BBQ
  • Child friendly
  • Cycle store
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy parking
  • Garden- enclosed
  • Ground floor bedroom and bathroom
  • Linen and towels included
  • Real fire
  • Satellite television
  • Travel cot
  • Washing facilities
  • Wi-Fi
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Cleanliness 
5.0
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5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

July 2017

Garden Cottage in the country

"After our long and tiring journey from Australia, Rosemead Cottage was a very welcome haven. Our hosts Ricky and Marilyn were incredibly hospitable and really went the extra mile to make us feel so welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. Our flight was late and our arrival later than we had anticipated. But they had shopped for a few essential provisions AND prepared us a lovely meal once they knew we would be so late. The cottage has a beautiful garden and there were freshly picked flowers in each of the rooms beautifully arranged by Marilyn. Kitchen was well equipped and decor very suitable. Beds were very comfortable. The location was ideal for us - and close enough to many attractions, including a day trip to London. I would be very happy to come back one day!"

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

February 2017

A lovely stay at Rosemead Cottage

"We recently had a lovely stay in Rosemead Cottage near Handcross. Rick and Marilyn Cuss were very welcoming hosts when we arrived, and we were quite charmed by the cottage, where everything was set for our comforts. It's an idyllic country setting, and even though it was January, the gardens were pretty. It's a great location for getting to many attractions and sites in the area, and quite close to our daughters. We look forward to a return trip in the near future as our schedule permits! Thanks again, Phil and Mary Ramm "

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

January 2017

The perfect country cottage!

"This really is a wonderful place to stay if you want peace and quiet. Rick and Marilyn are the perfect hosts and will welcome you as a family member. The cottage has everything you'll ever need.. "

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

November 2016

Comfortable, cosy, clean cottage in rural setting yet convenient to London and Brighton

"This was our 2nd stay at Rosemead Cottage. We both love the quiet setting surrounded by beautiful gardens, and now consider this to be our "home away from home" when we visit England. Marilyn and Ricky are wonderful hosts who insure that their guests feel welcomed and comfortable upon arrival. The cottage is spotlessly clean, the kitchen is fully equipped, furnishings are comfortable and bed-linens are crisp and inviting. All appliances are new and top-quality, including the spacious fridge/freezer, and washing machine and dryer. Rosemead Cottage is close to nearby Balcombe Rail Station, making it an easy 40-minute trip into London; and is equally convenient to the motorway for day trips around the southeast. We love Rosemead Cottage, and know that you will, too!"

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
3.0
Location 
4.0
Value For Money 
5.0
4.3 OUT OF 5

August 2016

Hansel and gretel

"Amazing garden loads of space. Idyllic setting in the woods. Fantastic hosts. It's a fine line between being helpful and giving guests space and the owners have managed to get a perfect balance. Delighted to meet them both. Great place for the kids and plenty to do in the surrounding areas. Made a much needed break an amazing one."

Other Reviews

"Very lovely accommodation"
S Cox
“We loved our stay at Rosemead Cottage. The kitchen was beautifully and fully "kitted out" with everything we we needed to cook for ourselves as well as entertain a large family group. Too often in rental properties one finds chipped plates and/or a short supply of mismatched glassware, along with a spartan selection of pots and pans; not so at Rosemead -- full, like-new dinner service, plenty of cutlery, and a nice selection of glasses and stemware make this cottage feel like home; good quality kitchen utensils, pots/pans, casserole dishes, etc. made it easy to plan and execute some good meals and a small dinner party or two. Comfortable, new mattresses and crisp white linens on all beds was certainly another pleasant surprise. Thank you, Marilyn and Ricky, for sharing your beautiful cottage with us, and for your warm hospitality!”

M Lock
“Great few days in this lovely cottage. The owners were very welcoming and full of useful local knowledge. Many Thanks.”

C. Towler
"Beautiful area, lovely owners, nice cottage. A warm welcome with flowers all over the house. A place to come back"
R Kooyman
TOP MARKS ALL ROUND. LOVELY PEOPLE, LOVELY COTTAGE AND A GORGEOUS SETTING.
A. Robb
Owners lived on site and were excellent. Very friendly without being over the top - ideal.
Geoff Bates
" We had a lovely stay at Rosemead cottage. We felt very welcomed and would definitely consider staying again!"
F. Jones
"The owners made us very welcome when we arrived, which was an excellent start to our stay and they could not have done more for us".
Mr & Mrs Roha
"The property was superb and the owners were really friendly and so helpful. The cottage was furnished in a stylish but homely way - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay"

Kim Odell
" Absolutely fabulous stay, very friendly owners, perfect surroundings and very peaceful."
Ken Harris
" A lovely cottage, in peaceful surroundings, we really enjoyed our stay."
The Baker Family
" Fantastic welcome, such a peaceful location, we had a brilliant weekend with everything we could need."
John and Tania Burgess

A wonderful traditional country cottage that sleeps five on the edge of Handcross

We don’t see too many rural country cottages that have the most glorious cottage gardens around them but we have certainly found one here! Rosemead Cottage is on the edge of the ancient woods at High Beeches in the heart of the Sussex High Weald. It is directly opposite the entrance to High Beeches Gardens and only a mile from Nymans House and Gardens at nearby Handcross, one of the most visited National Trust properties in the south east.

This traditional country cottage with open fireplaces, latched doors and original floorboards retains so much of its original character having undergone sympathetic restoration and improvements over the years. The cottage dates from around 1840 when it was as an estate workers ‘tied’ dwelling. The bricks were made in kilns in the woods and the timbers were grown and sawn on site.

The cottage will sleep five. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, the principal bedroom has a king sized bed while the other first floor bedroom is a single room. The downstairs bedroom can be adapted to your requirements either made up as a single bedroom, a twin bedroom or into a full super – king sized double bed. The downstairs bedroom also has a cloakroom attached to it. The family bathroom is also on the ground floor and is fitted with a shower attachment above the bath.

The kitchen is in traditional cottage style with the oven fitted into the chimney breast where we presume a stove would have once been. The kitchen is comprehensively equipped and is a good size room allowing for five people to sit comfortably around the kitchen table.

Outside there are the most wonderful and private gardens to enjoy with much space to relax in as well as to eat outdoors in summer. The gardens are a joy to behold and that is no surprise with the likes of High Beeches Gardens and Nymans so close by, we would not expect anything less!

Handcross and beyond

Rosemead Cottage is just perfect for visiting the many attractions in the north of Sussex across the High Weald. It is just a mile from the pretty villages of Handcross and Balcombe and is well located for heading south towards Brighton and the South Downs.

The cottage is right opposite High Beeches Gardens, 27 acres of woodland and water gardens, containing unusual plants and RHS award winning plants. It is one of the great gardens of Sussex and with its pretty tearooms is certainly worth a visit.

Just a mile away Nymans House and Gardens is a magnificent 20th century garden created by the Messel family using experimental designs and new plants from around the world. The gardens offer the most fabulous views south east over the Weald. The house was severely damaged by fire in 1947 however a small part of the house escaped the fire and is now open to the public through the season.

A little further afield yet within a 15 minute drive is Wakehurst Place home to the Millennium Seed Bank and over towards East Grinstead, you will find Standen a late Victorian family home heavily influenced by the designs of William Morris. The house is located at the end of a glorious Sussex lane and offers great views over the Weir Wood Reservoir. You can read details on all these attractions on our Places to visit pages.

Places to Visit

High Beeches Gardens

Nymans Gardens

What’s On

Hickstead

The South of England Show

  • Local shop — 1 mile Handcross
  • Nearest supermarket — 4 miles Crawley
  • Nearest restaurant — 5 miles Cuckfield
  • Local pub — 1 mile Handcross
  • Mainline rail service — 1 mile Balcombe for services to Gatwick Airport, London Victoria and Brighton
  • Gatwick Airport — 8 miles

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