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The Old Rectory

Holiday Cottage in Balcombe, Sussex

from £2,950 pwSleeps 14+2

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The Old Rectory Summary

Approaching the sweeping driveway of The Old Rectory, you will know that you have arrived somewhere special. It really is a privilege to enter this home and be transported to a haven of gentility and English style. The generous hallway with huge fireplace is welcoming any time of year and you will have great fun discovering the many rooms the house has to offer. The kitchen is bound to be the hub with its huge island - you can't have 'too many cooks' here! The stunning dining room has amazing views across the Sussex countryside. The formal drawing room could be straight from a Jane Austen novel and with a choice of the small sitting room and library to escape to - no one will feel cramped! Upstairs the bedrooms are decorated in calm pastels and English floral prints with amazing views. With its huge windows which flood the rooms with light and 9 acres of beautiful gardens - you can't fail to be delighted with The Old Rectory.

Tennis fans will appreciate the all weather court in the grounds and everyone will love the pool located in the walled garden. This suntrap is surely going to be a magnet for summer holidays here, whilst the active can enjoy golf, shooting, racing, walking, and cycling nearby. A talented cook is available throughout your stay if desired, by arrangement.

Comfortably sleeping up to sixteen, there are a total of seven bedrooms. This is the ideal holiday home for those who appreciate a touch of luxury!

The swimming Pool is available from May to September

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 Old Rectory Holiday Accommodation

The Old Rectory: sleeps 16 in 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms with 2 ensuite, 3 reception rooms, kitchen,  library, large 9 acre garden with table and chairs, parking for 10 cars.  All weather tennis court and heated swimming pool

Ground Floor

Kitchen with AGA, electric cooker, gas hob, fridge freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer.

Dining room with dining table with seating for 14 and open working fire

Drawing room with two large sofas and open working fire.

The red sitting room with sofa, armchairs and open working fire.

Library with sofa and two arm chairs and open, working fire.

First Floor

Master bedroom 1 (sleeps 2) super king size bed with en suite bathroom

Double bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) king size bed

Double bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) four poster bed

Twin bedroom 4 (sleeps 2) twin beds with en suite shower room

Twin bedroom 5 (sleeps 2) twin beds.

Twin bedroom 6 (sleeps 2) twin beds.

Double bedroom 7 (sleeps 2) double bed

2 further single beds can be sited in the twin bedrooms (sleeps extra 2)

Bathroom 1 with bath, shower (adjacent to master bedroom).

Bathroom 2 with bath, shower

Bathroom 3 with bath

Bathroom 4 with shower

Bathroom 5 with bath


Large landscaped 9 acre garden. Terraced area with table and chairs seating for 10 people plus additional table for a further four/six people.

Heated Swimming pool and tennis court.  Outdoor table tennis (summer only)

Parking for 10 cars at front of house.

Pool House


Central heating.

WiFi broadband available, DVD player, iPod connection.

BBQ (coal provided)

Pool available from mid/late May to September

Local Information about Balcombe, Sussex

The pretty West Sussex village of Balcombe lies a short distance from the stunning South Downs national park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Nearby there is The Griffin in Fletching and The Cat at West Hoathly all serve good food.

Jeremy's, at Borde Hill is the best local restaurant and Gravetye Manor 15 minutes away. There are lovely walks around Balcombe lake to suit everybody. The South Downs are 20 minutes by car with excellent walking from Ditchling Beacon. What's more, the route is littered with classic British pubs and guests can explore the multitude of vibrant working communities steeped in history and traditional English culture accessible from the route.

Yet there is so much to do in the vicinity you may not even have time! Glyndebourne, the world famous Opera House and a variety of English Heritage properties and glorious gardens along with an abundance of outdoor pursuits are all within easy reach. There is the Festival of Speed or the Goodwood Revival where you can enjoy the classic car show at its best.

Why not attend The South of England Show held in Ardingly with three days of the best of British agriculture, Equestrianism, horticulture, food and drink, country crafts, sports and many other activities.

For those seeking out a bit of culture - visit Cass Sculpture Park, the wonderful Charleston House, the home and gardens of the famous Bloomsbury set.

Just 35 minutes from the coastline of Brighton, this holiday home is within easy reach of the hustle and bustle of the city with all its entertainment, shopping and restaurants, but far enough away for some peace and tranquility. Brighton is a treasure trove of things to do and places to go. Vibrant, colourfull and fun, Brighton offers the energy of the city and freedom of the sea. It really is unique. From the stunning heritage of the Royal Pavilion, Regency architecture and Victorian aquariums to the seaside fun of Brighton Pier, the Brighton Wheel and the famous pebble beach. Brighton offers something for every walk of life.

There are lots of activities for children in the area visit Bluebell railway in East Sussex. Pooh corner with the famous Pooh Sticks Bridge and a day out at Drusillas Farm in Alfriston, East Sussex is a must. There is also Deers Leap, East Grinstead to keep the children busy with lots of outdoor activities. 20 minutes away there is 'Go Ape' in Crawley.

For grown ups there is quad biking, archery, hover crafting, team building activities at Southern Pursuits, Tulleys Farm. (10 minutes away). Delta force paintballing in Crawley or Holmbush paintball in Horsham (20 minutes away). For the more adventurous there are abseiling, climbing and mountain biking at Extreme ventures in East Grinstead.

Or why not go for a leisurely round of golf, the Championship East Sussex Golf Club, just up the road. Should you fancy a spot of clay pigeon shooting contact Will Buckley at Hook Farm, West Hoathly or shooting during season by arrangement at Borde Hill.

The nearest station is Balcombe (10 minutes walk) or Haywards Heath (10 minute drive). Gatwick Airport nearby.

For all your pampering needs: Georgie Young: massage therapist, shiatsu and deep tissue. Reflexology and Indian head massage. Tel: 01273 833 548/ mobile 07880 702 721

To hire a cook: Juliet Eastwood Tel: 07967 964 959 Juliet is flexible and can cook for the entire stay, dinners, lunches etc. She can also drop off meals, or prepare picnics for Glyndebourne, Goodwood etc.

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

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