Holiday Cottage in Icklesham, Sussex
from £252 pwSleeps 3
Comfortably furnished, the views into the garden from the sitting room are quite delightful, whilst the comfy bright red sofas and log burner means you will be cosy even when enjoying a winter break here.
From the garden you can enjoy the view across the small lake whilst you relax with a good book and glass of wine. The larger lake is a short walk away across the fields. Anglers are invited to fish, but this idyllic location will please fisherman and walkers alike.
Why not book neighbouring Stable Cottage with friends or another couple.
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Garden Cottage: Sleeps 3 in 1 bedroom, living/dining room plus a family bathroom
Accommodation all on one floor
Kitchen with hob and electric oven - washing machine
Living/dining room with seating for 3. Sitting area, Wood-burning stove.
1 x double bedroom (sleeps 2)
1 x single bed (sleeps 1), separated by a curtain divider
OutsideSmall mature secluded garden bordering a pond, enjoy the delightful views.
Icklesham is a few miles from the ancient Cinque Port of Rye and two miles away from the smallest town in England, the relaxing little resort of Winchelsea.
The 1066 walk runs through the village and offers a spectacular tour of the area's finest sights and is also a great opportunity to learn about the colourful history of this extraordinary county. Nowhere else could you relive a Norman Battle, go llama trekking, find a 69 metre tall long chalk man on a hillside and dine on a 1920's Golden Arrow steam train all in one day. Whatever the season or weather there is so much to do in this unrivalled corner of the country you will be assured of a memorable holiday.
The nearby town of Rye is quite enchanting with cobbled streets and beautifully preserved historic houses from medieval, Tudor and Georgian times. Rye is one of the Cinque Ports and was once surrounded by sea on three sides. Henry lll built a castle in 1247 to defend the town and this remains perched on top of the hill as a museum.The town is a delightful place to explore with a uniquely unhurried atmosphere and easily explored by foot. Perched on a hill and overlooking the River Rother and Romney Marsh this ancient town is the sort of place that you thought existed only in your imagination.The town still has a busy fishing fleet and fresh fish can be bought direct from the fishermen at Strand Quay. For those wishing to eat out Rye is filled with a variety of pubs, inns and restaurants and many of these are in historic buildings. What could be more perfect than enjoying afternoon tea in front of a roaring log fire in one of the many charming locations? Rye is renowned for its annual Rye Festival but also has many other interesting events throughout the year such as Rye Bonfire Night and Rye Scallop Festival in February.
With historic sites such as Bodiam Castle (30 minutes) and Battle (30 minutes), history lovers and garden enthusiasts have an abundance of places to visit. Many an hour can be spent discovering these and enjoying homemade tea and cakes in their tea rooms. Gardens include Hole Park in Rolvenden, Great Dixter in Northiam and the famous Sissinghurst Castle Gardens designed by Vita Sackville-West, English author, poet and gardener.
There is much to do in the surrounding area, for sporting activities there are several local golf clubs, a water sports centre, kite surfing, fishing and tennis all with an easy drive. Of course the sandy beaches of Camber (15 minutes) and beaches at Winchelsea under a minute away will keep children busy for hours and during the winter these are lovely places to walk and enjoy the fresh sea air. Here you will find the beach and is a great place for wind surfing. Many species of birds frequent the sands and the shore is also popular with dog walkers and folk with shrimping nets. The village boasts a beautifully restored Smock Windmill with a famous owner, as during the last quarter of the 20th Century the mill found a new use as the recording studios of Sir Paul McCartney.
A short 20-minute drive away is the Chapel Down Vineyard - home to England's premium wine producer and well worth a visit. With tours and wine tasting available as well as the stunning 'Richard Phillips' restaurant it is a lovely destination for a full day out.
Further afield the lovely Georgian spa town of Tunbridge Wells is well worth a visit and the shopping is extensive full of boutiques and individual shops! Or why not take a day trip to France, the Euro star Train from Ashford or the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone will transport you to a French location in record time - just don't forget to pack your passport!
For more ideas please visit our 'things to do' section on the website.
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