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Sheriff Cottage

Mid Sussex
6 guests
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Sheriff Cottage

Mid Sussex
  • 6 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • BBQ
  • Child friendly
  • Cycle store
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy parking
  • Garden- enclosed
  • Linen and towels included
  • Pets welcome - 1 dog
  • Real fire
  • Secure parking available
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi

Walk to Horsted Keynes station and take a steam train! This delightful rural cottage is in sublime Sussex countryside

Just half a mile from the famous Bluebell Railway, Sheriff Cottage is in a most rural and tranquil setting beside a quiet lane close to the village of Horsted Keynes. Built during the late Victorian period, the cottage is the end of a group of three attached cottages. As you open the front door you enter a light and airy dining hall with high ceilings and room for six people to eat in comfort. The sitting room at the front of the cottage is a peaceful haven for relaxation, with comfortable sofas and an arm chair, furnished to give a period ambience. The kitchen is compact and well equipped for preparing your meals, and with easy access to the garden if a barbecue is the order of the day.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms with king sized double beds, and a third bedroom with a bunk bed. The lower bunk is a 4’ 6” double bed, and the upper one a single, ideal for two children, or for a couple sharing the lower bunk. Also upstairs is the bathroom with a period style free standing bath with wall mounted shower over. In addition there is a WC with high level cistern to maintain the period feel, and a basin. Towels will be kept warm on the chrome towel rail, so creature comforts have been catered for.

The garden at Sheriff Cottage is a real feature. It is a mix of traditional herbaceous English cottage garden planting, and a collection of black bamboo, giving a modern twist. These swish gently in the breeze, and cast interesting shadows across the lawn. The garden room adjacent to the cottage is a spacious extra sitting room, perfect for watching DVDs on the large flat screen TV, or relaxing with a book or a board game. The garage has a full sized table tennis table and plenty of space for even the most energetic tournaments!. Alternatively it would provide secure storage for a car, and there is plenty of space to store bikes securely. as well. The country lanes in mid Sussex are perfect to explore at your own pace, so do bring your bikes.

Half a mile down the lane is Horsted Keynes station on the Bluebell Railway. The Bluebell celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010 and runs from Sheffield Park to East Grinstead, where it connects with mainline services. This has taken the line to a total distance of about twelve miles passing through some of the most picturesque Sussex countryside that you will find. The railway is managed and run largely by volunteers and has the largest collection of steam engines in the UK outside of The National Railway Museum in York. Steam trains run at various times of the year, and you will find a link to the Bluebell Railway under the Places to Visit in East Sussex section of the website.

Horsted Keynes and beyond

Horsted Keynes is a small village just under two miles south east of Sheriff Cottage. It has two pubs and a traditional general store selling all the essential every day food items. It has been a grocers shop for many years, and still retains some of the storage bins used for dry goods in the days when everything was weighed and made up into neat packets for the customer in the shop.

Walk to Horsted Keynes station and take a steam train! This delightful rural cottage is in sublime Sussex countryside

Just half a mile from the famous Bluebell Railway, Sheriff Cottage is in a most rural and tranquil setting beside a quiet lane close to the village of Horsted Keynes. Built during the late Victorian period, the cottage is the end of a group of three attached cottages. As you open the front door you enter a light and airy dining hall with high ceilings and room for six people to eat in comfort. The sitting room at the front of the cottage is a peaceful haven for relaxation, with comfortable sofas and an arm chair, furnished to give a period ambience. The kitchen is compact and well equipped for preparing your meals, and with easy access to the garden if a barbecue is the order of the day.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms with king sized double beds, and a third bedroom with a bunk bed. The lower bunk is a 4’ 6” double bed, and the upper one a single, ideal for two children, or for a couple sharing the lower bunk. Also upstairs is the bathroom with a period style free standing bath with wall mounted shower over. In addition there is a WC with high level cistern to maintain the period feel, and a basin. Towels will be kept warm on the chrome towel rail, so creature comforts have been catered for.

The garden at Sheriff Cottage is a real feature. It is a mix of traditional herbaceous English cottage garden planting, and a collection of black bamboo, giving a modern twist. These swish gently in the breeze, and cast interesting shadows across the lawn. The garden room adjacent to the cottage is a spacious extra sitting room, perfect for watching DVDs on the large flat screen TV, or relaxing with a book or a board game. The garage has a full sized table tennis table and plenty of space for even the most energetic tournaments!. Alternatively it would provide secure storage for a car, and there is plenty of space to store bikes securely. as well. The country lanes in mid Sussex are perfect to explore at your own pace, so do bring your bikes.

Half a mile down the lane is Horsted Keynes station on the Bluebell Railway. The Bluebell celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010 and runs from Sheffield Park to East Grinstead, where it connects with mainline services. This has taken the line to a total distance of about twelve miles passing through some of the most picturesque Sussex countryside that you will find. The railway is managed and run largely by volunteers and has the largest collection of steam engines in the UK outside of The National Railway Museum in York. Steam trains run at various times of the year, and you will find a link to the Bluebell Railway under the Places to Visit in East Sussex section of the website.

Horsted Keynes and beyond

Horsted Keynes is a small village just under two miles south east of Sheriff Cottage. It has two pubs and a traditional general store selling all the essential every day food items. It has been a grocers shop for many years, and still retains some of the storage bins used for dry goods in the days when everything was weighed and made up into neat packets for the customer in the shop.

Slightly further south, and right beside the station at Sheffield Park, Sheffield Park Garden is a magnificent informal landscape garden laid out in the 18th Century by ‘Capability’ Brown. Four lakes form the centrepiece of the garden. There are dramatic shows of daffodils and bluebells in spring and the rhododendrons and azaleas are spectacular in early summer.

To the west Wakehurst Place is one of the National Trust’s most visited places and country home for the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. It is a feast for the senses, Wakehurst features natural woodland and lakes, formal gardens, an Elizabethan house and the 21st-century architecture of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank which contains conserved seeds from ten per cent of the world's plant species. Like Wakehurst Place it is open daily.

Immediately to the south of East Grinstead, Standen is hidden at the end of a quiet Sussex lane with breathtaking views over the High Weald and Weirwood Reservoir. The design of the house is a monument to the combined genius of architect Philip Webb and his friend William Morris. All the big names of the Arts & Crafts period are represented, including ceramics by William De Morgan and metalwork by W. A. S. Benson. The beautiful hillside gardens provide year-round interest.

A little further afield at Handcross, Nymans House and Gardens is another National Trust property and so similar in appeal to both Sheffield Park and Wakehurst Place, while the Ardingly Resevoir which nestles into the wooded hillside near to Balcombe offers many walks and the opportunity to enjoy or simply watch watersports on the 198 acres of water. Do read more about all these properties and attractions under “Places to visit” on our website.

Places to Visit

Bluebell Railway

Wakehurst Place

Sheffield Park

Borde Hill Gardens, Haywards Heath

Standen

What's On

South of England Show, Ardingly — June

  • Local shop — 1.7 miles Horsted Keynes
  • Nearest supermarket — 4.2 miles Haywards Heath
  • Nearest restaurant — 4.5 miles Haywards Heath
  • Local pub — 1.5 miles Horsted Keynes
  • Local bus service to Haywards Heath and East Grinstead
  • Mainline rail service — Haywards Heath (4.2 miles) for services to Gatwick Airport, London Victoria and Brighton
  • Gatwick Airport — 13.5 miles
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Floorplan

Sheriff Cottage - 199312 Sheriff Cottage. Luxury holiday cottage for 6 to 7 at Horsted Keynes . The Bluebell Railway with steam trains to East Grinstead and Sheffield Park Gardens moments away.

Reviews

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

February 2018

Nice Cottage

"Lovely little cottage, perhaps rather cramped for six people. Nice welcome gifts and the games room is useful for teenagers. Suggestion for improvement would be a few more mugs."

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

October 2017

Cosy cottage

"Loved the cottage full of charm, warm and cosy. Would be good if a washing machine was available but other than that it is an excellent place to stay. The Gardener's Arm in the near by town has great food and very popular. Located on a quiet street in a beautiful country setting, I would love to stay there again."

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

April 2017

Easter visit

"Enjoyed our Easter stay at Sheriff Cottage (Easter eggs on arrival were a lovely touch as was the bottle of wine and chocolate biscuits), Cottage was well equipped, warm (Easter still quite cold at times)and cozy and well placed for where we wanted to be. Garden very pretty. Wifi signal strong in all parts of the house which was good as poor mobile phone signal in this area. Room sizes a bit smaller than looks on the photo's and the driveway description 'fits up to 2 cars' (maybe correct if you have a couple of smart cars or KA's) fitted one estate sized car quite nicely. We would consider staying here again if we are wanting to visit the area in the future. Great that we weren't tied to a full week (we stayed 4 nights)."

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

March 2017

A very pleasant week in Sheriff Cottage

"We stayed in Sheriff Cottage for one week at the beginning of March and were fully content with our choice. The interior is overwhelming with a mix of antique and modern, every room has ist special atmosphere with colours, pictures and decoration. The bedrooms are small, but again decorated with much love for detail. Also the bathroom is equipped with period features.The internet photo gallery really meets reality. Central heating is very good and sufficient and easy to steer for one?s own purposes. The situation of the cottage on Station Approach is very handy for Ardingly Antiques Fair and a lot of sights. The bigger supermarkets can be found in East Grinstead, Crawley or Haywards Heath just a short drive away. The car can be easily parked on the property in front of the garage by best driving in backwards but also on the side of the lane. The country lane can be quite busy at times, but at night there is no disturbing noise, even the planes heading for Gatwick are hardly perceptible. We slept very well all nights. So, all in all we look back to a very pleasant week in Sheriff Cottage and would certainly return some day. "

Thank you for your review of Sheriff Cottage. Normally the lane in front of the cottage has barely a handful of passing cars per hour. There may have been a diversion in place in the local area that caused the increase in traffic during your stay, I hope it wasn't too disturbing. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay overall, and I hope we can welcome you back in the future. Jayne


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

August 2016

A week in woody Sussex

"Being able to hear the chuff-chuff of the Bluebell Railway trains from the garden adds significantly to the charm of Sheriff Cottage, conveniently located on the country lane leading direct to Horsted Keynes Station. Possibilities for walking are good, with added variety if one drives 15 mins east to Ashdown Forest. The cottage was the perfect size for the four of us and the garden was nicely enclosed, well kept and very pretty. The summer house and tabletennis were two welcome bonuses!"

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