Holiday Cottage in Wittersham, Near Rye, Sussex
from £500 pw
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Holiday Cottage in Wittersham, Near Rye, Sussex
from £500 pwSleeps 5
This stunning holiday cottage in Kent is the epitome of a traditional English country cottage with all the beautiful features you would expect to find.
This luxury self catering holiday cottage in Kent has been furnished in a comfortable cottage style with modern pieces of furniture and fresh decor, the triple aspect lounge with large French doors overlooking the garden allow the natural light to flood into the room. A special feature of the Kent holiday cottage is the fireplace in the dining room which has a fully-working wood burning stove. Cream coloured carpets throughout, as well as traditional brick flooring in the kitchen give the cottage a luxurious feel. A staircase leads from the kitchen up to three bedrooms as well as the fully equipped family bathroom.
This luxury Kent holiday cottage's courtyard garden runs round three sides of the cottage. The garden is fully paved with raised flower beds planted with an abundance of traditional cottage garden plants, the perfect place to sit and enjoy this private peaceful garden. As the holiday cottage is in such a rural area of Kent there are many delightful footpaths and walks in and around other parts of Kent directly from the English holiday cottage. Being close to the historic towns of Tenterden, Rye and Hastings as well as a short distance from the beaches of Winchelsea and Camber, this really is a very versatile property to use as a base for either a short break or a family holiday.
This property has been rated 4 star by Visit Britain.
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Thornside Cottage sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms
Kitchen dining room, seating for 6 comfortably with electric hob and oven, dishwasher, fridge /freezer and microwave, a washing machine is located in the under stairs cupboard. Woodburning stove with basket of logs provided. Sitting room with french doors out to cottage garden with sofas, a flat screen TV, DVD player, radio/CD player/Ipod Dock and wireless broadband.
Master bedroom, double bed
Bedroom 2, twin beds
Bedroom 3, single bedroom
Family bathroom with bath, electric shower over, basin and WC.
There is parking for two cars on the private driveway.
Wittersham is a small Kentish village with a vibrant local community just outside the beautiful town of Tenterden. There is a popular and well-attended Community market every Tuesday morning in the Village Hall specialising in organic and local fresh food as well as a variety of other products. For good food why not visit The Swan Inn, well known are known for offering fine ales and community spirit. They have won many CAMRA awards over recent years. Beer festivals and other events are held throughout the year and have music at least once a week.
Stocks Windmill can be seen from the back garden of Thornside Cottage and is well worth a visit. The windmill was probably built around 1781, it was named Stocks Mill after the village stocks were stood nearby. The mill was at one time used as the village poorhouse and was last used around 1900. In 1968 the mill was repaired and had new stocks fitted as well as sails. The mill underwent a restoration programme in 2002. Some of the milling machinery which had been removed over the years was recreated and the mill was re-opened to the public in 2004. Open to the public on Sunday afternoons between 2pm & 4pm.
The best place to get your bearings for exploring Rye is at the Heritage Centre on Strand Quay where 700 years of the town's eventful past is brought to life through a sound and light show centred on a beautifully crafted town model. Historic (and ghost) audio walking tours and working Old Pier Amusement machines are also available.
A further way to get an overview of what Rye has to offer is to visit the church which crowns the town and climb to the top of its tower. There you will have panoramic views of the red-roofed town with its secret gardens, its three converging rivers, the sheep-dotted Romney Marsh and the sea in the distance. Rye 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 Fishmarket Quay. For those wishing to eat out, Rye has a wide variety of pubs, inns and excellent restaurants, many of these in historic buildings. What could be more perfect in cool weather than enjoying a lunch or afternoon tea in front of a roaring log fire in one of the many charming locations - the famous Mermaid Inn for example.
Rye is renowned for its annual Rye Arts Festival - judged one of the best in the country - but also has many but also has many other interesting events throughout the year such as Rye Bonfire Night in November and a Scallop Festival in February, also highly-rated nationally.
There is much to see and do in the surrounding area. Just three miles from Rye is her sister Antient Town of Winchelsea. So important to the realm had been Old Winchelsea that when it was devastated by the worst of 13th century storms, King Edward I saw to it that a New Winchelsea was built more safely on its present hill - England's first "planned town." Its many charms include a number of impressive cellars from the medieval wine trade and glorious gardens open to the public on certain days of the year.
A visit to Camber Castle can be highly recommended. Lying between Rye and Winchelsea, this was one of Henry VIII's defence forts but was made obsolete by the sea's desertion; it is now an English Heritage site. And there is a great deal to see, do and learn at the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve - "Wild Rye."
For sporting activities there are several local golf clubs, a water sports centre, kite surfing, fishing and tennis - all a short drive away. Of course the sandy beaches of Camber and pebbles of Winchelsea Beach will keep children busy for hours and during the winter these are lovely places to walk and enjoy the fresh sea air. Other nearby attractions include the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, and the Kent and Sussex Railway - both of them premier steam railways, enjoyed by children and adults alike.
Also a short 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 it is a lovely destination for a full day out.
For the garden enthusiast Kent and East Sussex have many wonderful gardens to visit and many an hour can be spent discovering these and enjoying homemade tea and cakes in their tea rooms. Hole Park in Rolvenden, Great Dixter in Northiam and the famous Sissinghurst Castle Gardens in Sissinghurst are just three examples.
Not far from Rye is another of the famous Cinque Ports: Hastings. Today, Hastings Old Town is a charming mix of half-timbered houses, narrow streets and passageways, known locally as 'twittens'. Hastings is also home to the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe. At low tide the remains of the Dutch East Indiaman 'Amsterdam' wrecked in 1749 can be seen, and as in Rye, in the 18th Century smugglers stored contraband goods in hidey holes throughout Hastings Old Town. Popular family attractions in the Old Town are the Blue Reef Aquarium, Fishermen's Museum and Shipwreck Museum.
For more ideas please visit our 'things to do' section on the website.
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Beautiful cottage, many thanks for the basket. The cottage provided us with all the home comforts. Recommend The Swan pub for good food, thanks!
The Ayre Family, Nottingham August 2012
Just arrived, seems nice - I like the kitchen and the living room. It was spotless and it was cool that the dishwasher was hidden. It's nice because there's a big space to cook. We had a lovely stay in this cute cottage and went to Rye everyday. We recommend Simply Italian and the two amazing sweet shops. Thank you. To the next people have a great time, Rye is amazing so go there loads. Have a nice time and sleep well. Also recommended is Poppy's Bakery in Rye on the High Street, we also enjoyed the welcome basket!
The Withnell family August 2012
Really nice cottage, loads of room! We had a wonderful time!
The Walker family, Brighton Aug 2012
Great cottage, great time, great trip to London (use Headcorn station!) plus variety of other days out. Many thanks for a lovely stay and welcome basket on arrival.
The Armstrong family, Tyne and Wear July/Aug 2012
Had a lovely few days out of the 'city'. What a lovely cottage, it is clear that you haven't cut corners on anything... will definitely recommend and come again.
Jehon, Jutta and the kids, March/April 2013
Wonderful cottage, beautifully appointed. Thank you for our Easter eggs!
Tim, Amanda and Maddy March 2013
Had a lovely time - thank you for the basket of goodies - beautiful cottage x
The Butler family Aug/Sept 2012
Beautiful cottage. Many thanks for the basket. The cottage provided us with all the home comforts. Recommend the Swan Pub for good food. Thanks
The Ayre Family, Notts, August 2012
We've had a great time in your lovely, cozy, beautiful house. We had great weather - sometimes too hot! and we saw many things. Thanks a lot!
Family Smit, Vaassen, The Netherlands
Thank you for a lovely stay at Thornside Cottage. The accommodation provides everything we needed for our stay and the location is great. Very comfortable and very clean. Very many thanks.
The Walker family, Ascot
We had such a beautiful time and Christmas, thank you David and Carol for the crackers, we were so warm and cosie. It was lovely to spend time together and just CHILL xx
Jackie, Robert and children, Playden. Dec/Jan 2012
Very comfortable, tranquil cottage - perfect for our needs. Many thanks for the extras - lovely surprise! Hair dryer would be super.
Very many thanks.
Zoe, Libby and Rocky, London, Wales and Bath, May 2012
Wonderful base to explore Rye and the surronding counryside; beautiful walks, tempting welcome basket - The Globe and The Ship in Rye both recommended.
The Hinds and Ackrills, April 2012
Excellent service in all respects. Thank you
Thank you for a lovely stay at Thornside Cottage. The accommodation provided everything we needed for our stay and the location is great. Very comfortable and very clean - many thanks.
The Walker Family, Ascot, Berkshire, June 2012
Lovely cottage and stay. Thank you.
The Pearsons, August 2011
Really lovely cottage!
The McGeorges & The Ewans, August 2011
Even better than the pictures! A very comfortable stay, thank you.
Mr & Mrs W, August 2011
Lovely cottage - every attention to detail - will definitely recommend.
Lawrence and Marilyn, London
Had a great time, kids loved it! Gorgeous cottage, well located for surrounding areas. Thank you.
Mr & Mrs S.T., August 2011
The Welcome Basket at the cottage was a really wonderful feature and made us feel at home from the start. Every attention to detail was apparent at the cottage, very clean and of a very high standard. Really enjoyed our stay here. A wonderful place .
Mr L Reich, August 2011
Refundable security deposit of £150.00. Short breaks available outside of high season. Wifi available. Please note that we are only able to accept children over the age of 5 years. Sorry no pets are permitted.
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(i) the particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intended holidaymakers.
(ii) all descriptions (including photographs), dimensions, reference to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and believed to be correct, but any intending holidaymakers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact.
(iii) no person in the employment of Mulberry Cottages has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.