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The Well House

Holiday Cottage in Danehill, Sussex

from £315 pwSleeps 2

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The Well House Summary

This wonderful newly renovated self-catering Sussex holiday cottage was recently featured on Radio 4. Situated on the edge of the Sussex village of Danehill, just a short drive from both the Ashdown Forest, home of Winnie the Pooh and the historic town of Lewes, is the perfect place to base either a short stay or longer summer holiday. Beautifully furnished throughout, The Well House is a charming holiday cottage. This self catering holiday home in Sussex is full of traditional features including wooden flooring and large windows which overlook countryside and allow the light to flood into the room.

This luxury holiday cottage is furnished with a lovely selection of new and original antique pieces which add to the charm. A special feature of this holiday home in Sussex is the large open plan sitting and dining room, with French doors opening onto the surrounding fields, and a large comfortable L shaped sofa provide the perfect place to relax and enjoy the ambiance of The Well House.

The bedroom area in this Sussex holiday cottage is particularly memorable as you enter the open bedroom via a Heidi style ladder deal for a romantic getaway! Nestled in the eaves of this ancient building you can survey the whole property below. Decorated to provide a calm and peaceful environment, with quality fittings and crisp linen, your stay at The Well House will be truly memorable.

This romantic holiday cottage, in the most glorious setting, on the edge of the picturesque village of Danehill, has been converted mindful of peace and tranquility. Perfect for writers, artists or anyone needing a bit of space away from the world, this enchanting retreat is available throughout the year and provides wonderful self catering holiday accommodation in Sussex. The Well House originally housed horses who pumped the water up from well, which still exists under the building! The cottage offers many traditional features including fabulous wooden floors, a wood burning stove and spectacular views.

If you would like some guidance from our team on this property or help in finding the ideal holiday property please call our team on 01227 464958 or email.

The Well House Holiday Accommodation

The Well House: sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom, parking

Ground Floor

Open plan sitting dining room with sofa.

Kitchen with electric oven, hob, extractor fan, dishwasher, washing machine.

Shower Room

First Floor

Loft area (sleeps 2) 1 double mattress 

NB: there are not stairs to sleeping area, access by ladder. Not suitable for the less abled


There is direct access to public footpaths and miles of countryside on your doorstep for you to enjoy.

Local Information about Danehill, Sussex

The Well House in Danehill, Sussex is extremely well placed being in a rural position within a short distance of the Ashdown Forest. In an area of 'white space' with no wifi and even a TV can be removed on request, it is quite unusual. You would not believe you are only 42 miles from London! Near to this luxury holiday cottage in Sussex are a good selection of pubs and lovely walks both through the local Sussex villages and in the stunning area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that edges this Sussex village. With plenty of things to do in the local area your holiday will be full of fun. If you like the outdoors, there are many good walks to discover with footpaths taking you through some lovely woods and meadows.

In The Ashdown Forest, home of Winnie the Pooh, you can visit Pooh Bridge for a pooh sticks challenge or walk to The Lone Pine or Eeyore's Lonely Place. Just up the road is the Bluebell Railway, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010, it is soon to run from Sheffield Park to East Grinstead, a great trip for old and young alike. They house the largest number of steam engines in the UK outside The National Railway Museum.

For those who love shopping, Trading Boundaries is a must! With contemporary furniture, homeware and accessories in the lovely Georgian property, it is a perfect place to find presents or have a browse. There is a small 'village' of shops at the side of the building, offering garden items, clothes and gifts.

Drusilla's is a great place to take children, with lots of animals and activities, it can keep everyone busy for a whole day. If you are a water sports enthusiast, Ardingly Reservoir is only 20 minutes' drive away, where boats, canoes and windsurfers can be hired. They run 5 day children's sailing courses all through the summer.

Apart from sporting activities such as tennis and golf, there are National Trust properties to visit, with wonderful gardens such as Sheffield Park, Nymans and Wakehurst Place.

Lewes is an exciting place to explore, with independent shops, a castle and museum, there is plenty to do. Lunch at Bill's is very enjoyable, in a lovely setting near the river. From here you can catch a train to Firle and make a day of it, walking back to Lewes along the South Downs. Opera lovers can benefit from being only half an hour from Glyndebourne.

A visit to Brighton is a must. It's a very interesting town with great shopping facilities. Wander through The Laines, admire the architecture such as the wonderful Brighton Pavilion, walk along the front and visit its antique shops and cafes. Rye (30 minutes) is also well worth visiting for the harbour side antique stores. Trains to London leave from Haywards Heath every 20 minutes and take under an hour.

For those interested in castles, nearby Kent has a larger selection than any other county in England for you to enjoy during your stay at this luxury holiday cottage. There are wonderful Sussex gardens to visit too, such as Nymans, Sheffield Park and Wakehurst Place. The National Trust properties, Standen, Batemans and Scotney Castle are also well worth a visit. With racing at Plumpton and Lingfield, many guests have enjoyed a fun day out having a 'flutter'.

With wonderful Farmers' Markets, organic food shops, good restaurants and pubs, this holiday cottage, situated in Sussex, is in a location renowned for its food. For further information, please look at the 'things to do' on our website.

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