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Holiday Cottage in Hawkhurst, Kent

from £1,800 pwSleeps 21

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Merryweathers Summary

Merryweathers is a modern individual house, of a contemporary design, enjoying far reaching views to the south west over rolling Sussex countryside. This home embraces stylish open plan living with a flexibility of layout. The walled gardens have been landscaped to provide various garden "rooms" that are perfect for al-fresco entertaining.

From the moment you enter the primary living space from the reception hall, you see a tantalizing glimpse of the enchanting views that lie to the back of the house from the French doors that lead to the "wrap-round" decked balcony. The open plan family space is the hub of the home, with a raised sitting room having a vaulted ceiling with skylights and further French doors to balconies, ideal for al-fresco entertaining as one sits and watches the sun set over a stunning outlook. Setting the mood, the sitting room is enhanced with various lighting arrangements, including recessed "café style" blue lights. Family and friends are drawn to sit around the table in the central dining area which is open plan to the kitchen, a large inviting space that has plenty of room for helpers! Natural Oak flooring spreads throughout the rest of the ground floor, linking each area and room seamlessly and allowing the natural light to reflect.

The house has 7 bedrooms and two open sleeping areas, along with 4 bath or shower rooms (2 being en-suite). This flexible accommodation suits groups of friends or large family groups who want to escape to the countryside and celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy each other's company in beautiful surroundings.

Keen gardeners will love what was originally the walled kitchen garden to the historic house next door. It has been lovingly and imaginatively landscaped and designed to give separate "rooms", each with a different and distinctive theme. Immediately adjoining the house is an expansive sun terrace with fossil mint limestone paving edged on 2 sides with a water feature wall. The paving continues under a large pergola covered with productive grape vines, inviting you to entertain en masse "Italian style" around a large dining table. Steps lead down from this terrace to paths which lead in turn to an impressive Arbour, covered in white and purple wisterias, climbing roses and clematis. To one side of the arbour is a formal "parterre" garden having gravelled paths and box hedges enclosing formal flower and rose beds and including fruit trees and lavenders. Espalier apple and pear trees have been trained along the old south facing wall and a pair of "standard" bay trees overlook a lower level lawn, ideal for games of football.

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.

Merryweathers Holiday Accommodation

Merryweathers: sleeps 21 in 8 bedrooms and 2 open sleeping areas, with 4 bath or shower rooms - 2 of which are en-suite

Ground Floor

Open plan kitchen dining room with dining table to seat 12. Additional foldaway table and seats to join main table if you require extra seating up to 22. Kitchen has electric hob, double oven, dishwasher, microwave, 2 fridges

Steps up to open plan living room with balcony

Master bedroom (sleeps 2) with Kingsize zip linked bed, dressing room, en-suite bathroom with spa bath.

Bedroom (sleeps 2) with bunk beds

Separate WC

Lower Ground Floor

Steps down from dining area to large bedroom with 4 single beds (sleeps 4)


Bedroom (sleeps 2) with king size zip linked bed

Bedroom (sleeps 2) with double bed

Shower room

Large second open plan sitting/dining room with second kitchen area. 

Utility room with freezer,washing machine, dryer

First Floor

Bedroom (sleeps 2) with king size zip linked bed, en-suite shower room

Bedroom (sleeps 2) with two single size beds  

Bedroom (sleeps 3) with double bed plus a single bed

Shower room

The large landing has 2 single beds (sleeps 2)


Gardens to the rear and side of the house includes BBQ

Parking at the front of the house for around 8 cars



Local Information about Hawkhurst, Kent

Immediately opposite Merryweathers is Ringden fruit farm, selling a range of local and handmade produce in their shop. Hawkhurst Village is just a few minutes in the car and offers a variety of amenities including post office, general store, cinema, butchers, grocers, pharmacy, bookshop, local inns and church. Wadhurst is 6.5 miles. The nearest London Line rail station is at Etchingham, 2 miles.

The wonderful gardens at Pashley Manor and Bedgebury Pinetum are both a 5 minute drive away whilst Bewl Water with lots of water sports, fishing and cycling on offer, Rudyard Kipling's house, Bateman's and Sissinghurst Castle are all within 20 minutes form the house. On your way back from a day out, why not stop off afterwards in one of the several local villages nearby where you will find Norman churches, smugglers' gravestones, picturesque villages and 17th century pubs. Lastly, walk at least one of the splendid public footpaths, crossing farms and cottage gardens, before finishing your day in a village tea room for some well-deserved refreshment!

Further afield, the cottage is within easy reach of both the long sandy beach at Camber, with its excellent range of water sports, and the quaint seaside town of Hastings, steeped in history and with many quirky shops, galleries and famous fish and chip shops, and only around a 30 minute drive.

Stroll along the historic Pantiles of Royal Tunbridge Wells, just 30 minutes away, and learn about this charming spa town. Or enjoy a spot of shopping in the central shopping mall. Concert halls and theatres offer a wide range of popular events throughout the year along with open air jazz festivals and farmers' markets.

For more ideas please visit our 'things to do' section on the website

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