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Woodpeckers cottage - luxurious and contemporary rural retreat

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Woodpeckers is a charming detached, boutique style holiday cottage has a spacious, light, open plan living area, luxurious bathroom and a beautiful bedroom. You’ll find handmade British soft furnishings with decorations in Farrow and Ball colours and granite worktops to the well-fitted kitchen. The comfy sitting area has a Smart TV with free view, DVD player and WiFi. There is central heating throughout. The accommodation is designed to an exceptionally high standard in a rural, tranquil setting. Fresh flowers and welcome groceries await your arrival. The entrance door leads from a porch into an open plan sitting/dining room featuring a contemporary wood burning stove made up with logs ready to light, ensuring you are cosy throughout your stay. The fully equipped, open plan kitchen l...Woodpeckers is a charming detached, boutique style holiday cottage has a spacious, light, open plan living area, luxurious bathroom and a beautiful bedroom. You’ll find handmade British soft furnishings with decorations in Farrow and Ball colours and granite worktops to the well-fitted kitchen. The comfy sitting area has a Smart TV with free view, DVD player and WiFi. There is central heating throughout. The accommodation is designed to an exceptionally high standard in a rural, tranquil setting. Fresh flowers and welcome groceries await your arrival. The entrance door leads from a porch into an open plan sitting/dining room featuring a contemporary wood burning stove made up with logs ready to light, ensuring you are cosy throughout your stay. The fully equipped, open plan kitchen leads off the dining area, it has a Neff electric oven, induction hob, Bosch microwave, fridge with ice box and dishwasher. The utility cupboard has a washer/dryer, iron and ironing board. The bedroom features a luxurious king size bed with quality linen. This leads to a large en suite bathroom with walk in shower having two-shower head options, large double-ended bath and plenty of storage within the hand made vanity unit, a heated towel rail with Egyptian cotton towels and welcome toiletries. Woodpeckers enjoys its own landscaped courtyard garden with outdoor furniture and gas BBQ (during the warmer weather). There are country walks from the door onto a bridleway and the nearby Ashdown Forest (2,396 hectares). This cottage is in the gardens of an old coach house, which once formed part of a larger estate; therefore it has the benefit of a private tennis court and small home gym. Guests are welcome to use these at their own risk. For further information please contact the owner direct. Whilst we love dogs, we do not have pets to stay. Nor do we have smoking anywhere within the cottage. There is a detached two bedroom cottage close by, ideal for family groups and friends wanting independent accommodation. See Deerkeepers Cottage. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
No loud music Empty bins into dustbins upon departure please No parties/events
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Angela W
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2015
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Reviews (33)
Keith Crombie
Keith Crombie
2 contributions
When viewing the website photos we knew that Woodpecker would be a high quality rental property and we were not disappointed. Lovely welcome from Angie who has equipped, decorated and furnished this most appealing property. We would have been very happy to stay longer than our 3 nights. Highly recommended.
Visited June 2022
Written June 5, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Travel794191
Travel794191
2 contributions
Woodpeckers cottage is set in a quiet rural area near to Sharpthorne village, West Sussex. There are a lot of National Trust places nearby, we enjoyed visits to Standen House, Nymans House and garden, Wakehurst gardens, managed by Kew Gardens, and Sheffield park and gardens. Also enjoyed a visit to Royal Tunbridge Wells and would recommend going to the Pantiles whilst there. There are numerous eating places within a short distance by car. The cottage is lovely and fitted to an extremely high standard and is aptly described as a luxurious rural retreat. There are two small private gardens, one with patio table and chairs and BBQ. A sun umbrella would have been helpful as the weather was warm and sunny and at certain times of day was difficult to find a shady area. Overall we had an excellent stay and Angela, the owner was very friendly and helpful.
Visited June 2019
Written July 9, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler529276
Traveler529276
Thank you for your review and I am delighted you enjoyed your stay. I shall definitely put an outdoor umbrella in the garden!
Written July 21, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ClareL84
ClareL84
London, United Kingdom6 contributions
We stayed at Woodpeckers Cottage for 4 nights as we got married in the area. It was the perfect retreat for some calm after the buzz of the wedding. Angie was so helpful and welcoming. In the run up to our stay her communication was great and she was very responsive to messages. The cottage itself is beautiful and very cosy with the log burner. Everything is immaculate and well presented topped off with a welcome basket of goodies to make our stay more comfortable! Would definitely recommend to stay and we will be back!
Visited November 2018
Written November 25, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler529276
Traveler529276
Thank you so much for your kind review. I am so pleased you enjoyed staying at Woodpeckers for your wedding celebrations in the area, It was lovely to meet you both and I look forward to seeing you again.
Written December 5, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

karin a
karin a
Krimpen aan de Lek, The Netherlands1 contribution
very complete cottage with welcom pakket and walking routes. Angela made some very nise routes from the cottage. You have everything you need for a nise holiday.
Visited August 2018
Written August 23, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler529276
Traveler529276
Thank you very much for a lovely kind review, I am delighted you enjoyed the cottage. It was a pleasure meeting you. Best Wishes.
Written August 23, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Connector750123
Connector750123
1 contribution
Lovely place to call home for a week. Very well equipped kitchen with all the basic condiments. Private and cozy. Two patios so you can follow the sun. Definitely need transportation as it is in the country.
Visited June 2018
Written June 24, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler529276
Traveler529276
Thank you for taking the time to review Woodpeckers and was delighted you felt at home. Hope to see you again if you visit this part of England again.
Written June 27, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Helen T
Helen T
Thirsk, United Kingdom248 contributions
Woodpecker cottage is a beautiful romantic retreat set on the edge of Ashdown forest. This boutique holiday let is one of the most delightful places ever, perfect! All previous reviews are so true and the website exactly as you will find. Angie greeted upon arrival, lovely person, so friendly and helpful. We were welcomed with a basket of treats and wine chilling in the fridge, fresh flowers on the table. The cottage was just fab, modern and peaceful with secluded well landscaped gardens to sit in and enjoy the bird song, nature and sunshine, Bliss! The furnishings, bathroom and bedroom are all top quality luxury and the bed so comfy. The tennis court and gym were a great added bonus for use if you have the time. BBQ great too for summer evenings. Woodpecker cottage is nextdoor to Deer keepers cottage but both secluded from each other and far enough away to have the privacy you need. They would be perfect for anyone wanting to book together with extended family, definitely recommend! What we loved the most about our stay here was it's location for touring the area of Sussex. There are just so many national trust places and tourist attractions all within a five minute to twenty minute glorious countryside drive. A holiday down there is a gardeners dream! We were out and about each day, somewhere different to explore, returning each day to the most magical of places. One of those places you could pick up and take with you to holiday in each year, brilliant and thank you Angie for everything.You are very lucky to have the area on your doorstep.
Visited May 2018
Written June 3, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler529276
Traveler529276
Thank you so much for taking the time to give such a wonderful informative review. I am really delighted you enjoyed the cottage and the area. There is much to see and I think you did exceptionally well visiting so many places in a week. Hope to see you again in the future.
Written June 3, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Gerrit O
Gerrit O
Dieren, The Netherlands2 contributions
The bungalow is very complete . AFter a day out you can even go to a gym or relax with a dvd. Outside rhere is a gas bbq for sunny days. There are even two small gardens with terrace, so you an always sit in the sun or the shaddow.
Visited May 2018
Written May 30, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler529276
Traveler529276
Thank you for your lovely review and I am really pleased you enjoyed staying at Woodpeckers. Enjoy the rest of your holiday in UK and hope to see you again.
Written June 3, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mill379
mill379
East Grinstead, United Kingdom2 contributions
Quaint and intimate stay in a quiet country setting. Very nice experience in a lovely cottage. We will return!
Visited March 2018
Written April 22, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler529276
Traveler529276
Thank you so much for a lovely review, so pleased you enjoyed Woodpeckers cottage. I look forward to welcoming you back.
Written April 25, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nomad755360
Nomad755360
1 contribution
We have been here for a week and have a wonderful time. The cottage is very cozy and clean. Ashdown forest is great for (easy) hikes.
Visited March 2018
Written March 11, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler529276
Traveler529276
Many thanks for taking the time to review Woodpeckers and I am glad you liked it and the Ashdown forest hikes!
Written March 12, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anna D
Anna D
Sacramento, CA4 contributions
We had the most beautiful stay at Woodpeckers! Angie is a wonderful host who is swift and thorough in her replies. My fiancé and I stayed over Christmas and a delicious Christmas hamper and fully decorated tree were in the cottage on arrival - the attention to detail was so appreciated by us. On a more practical note, the cottage is not only gorgeously and luxuriously furnished but has everything you’d need in the lovely kitchen - esp for the keener self caterers such as ourselves. Location-wise, you are minutes from endless stunning walks over farmland and through the ashdown forest. There’s an amazing farm shop 2 mins up the road with organic and biodynamic produce, with coffee and cake available most days. On top of that, you’re an hour on the train from central London and a 25 minutes drive from Gatwick airport. We cannot recommend this place highly enough and can’t wait to return.
Visited January 2018
Written January 7, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler529276
Traveler529276
Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, it is much appreciated. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Woodpeckers and very much look forward to seeing you both again. Have a very happy new year!
Written January 8, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Balcony
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Business Travel
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Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Staffed Property
Cooker
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TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
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About the neighbourhood
On the fringe of the Ashdown Forest. Rural villages and gastro pubs are nearby. A car is essential. There are numerous attractions close-by including the Bluebell Railway steam trains, beautiful gardens at Wakehurst Place, horse racing at Lingfield, great shopping at Tunbridge Wells and opera at Glyndebourne. Walks straight from door and wellies (sizes 3 to 10) available for guests.
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Car required
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  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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