Places to stay in Sussex don't come much more romantic than this fairytale hideaway for two in Peasmarsh near the pretty town of Rye.
Waggoners Cottage is a beautiful cottage, beamed, detached and tucked away in a quiet corner of a working farm. Once a 17th century farm worker's cottage, this hideaway has been restored to a high standard that will make spending time here sheer pleasure.
If you cherish seclusion, peace and relaxation, then the River Rother, a popular fishing and bird-watching spot, is just a walk across the fields away. Venturing further afield, you can make a stop in the village of Peasmarsh before moving on to explore the Cinque Ports of Rye and Tenterden, wander Camber Sands or the gardens at Sissinghurst or Great Dixter. And history buffs won't know where to start with Bodiam Castle, Battle, Hastings and Bateman's all practically on the doorstep.
One of the best places to stay in Sussex if you like cosy comforts, Waggoners Cottage offers a living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace, tiled floor and a separate dining area, a galley-kitchen and large double bedroom upstaris.
Initial fuel for the wood-burning stove is included in the rental, as are electricity, bed linen and towels. Freeview TV and a DVD player with a small library of DVDs is also available. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave and washing machine.
Waggoners Cottage offers a secluded garden area with terrace overlooking farmland and has a dog kennel and run available along with parking for 2 cars.
Please note that lets are from Friday to Friday and Waggoners Cottage is a non-smoking property.
Sussex is a history lover's heaven. Really, there are so many places to visit in Sussex that you will find your holiday too short and start planning the next one before you've left your cottage!
One of England's most photographed castles, Bodiam Castle boasts true fairytale castle looks. It's one of England's most romantic and picturesque ruins, set in the heart of 1066 country. It's a real castle, though, built as part of England's defences against an invasion from the continent - and you might even meet some of the castle's original inhabitants when you visit!
This 17th century house with mullioned windows and oak beams, was first owned by a Wealden Ironmaster before the property was purchased by world-famous writer, Rudyard Kipling in 1902. Batemas became his home until his death in 1936.
Scotney Castle is a fascinating site to explore. A 14th century moated castle and a Victorian Country House, set in gardens and woodland. The fairytale old castle - part ruined - is picturesque enough to attract artists and painters. If, like me, you can't draw to save your life, you can explore untold acres of woodland and parkland or discover the delights of the Victorian country mansion, which was the home of Edward Hussey.
Whether you visit alone, as a couple or with children, boredom won't
ever be an issue. The list of things to do in Sussex is so long, lack of
time will be more of a problem. Here are a couple of ideas to get you
A superb garden located on the Sussex and Kent border near Ticehurst, Pashley offers a sumptuous blend of romantic landscaping, imaginative plantings and fine old trees, fountains, springs and large ponds.
Bedgebury Forest is the wild outdoor adventure in South East England, offering excellent bike trails, a great tree top adventure and the best children’s adventure play trail any little monkey will ever come across.
Sussex is steeped in the history of the Norman Conquest and while you're staying at the Mouse House, it's easy to explore the length and breadth of 1066 country. Start at Pevensey, where the Conqueror's fleet landed. The castle there has a history that goes back to Roman times - and wonderful views out to sea!. Then explore Hastings castle before following the Norman army to Battle, where William met and defeated King Harold II and gained the crown of England for himself.