Icklesham , East Sussex, Countryside

Check-in Time: 14:30
Check-out Time: 10:30

Outside Description

Guests are also welcome to explore the garden with its distant view of the sea, and relax in the grounds beyond Blackthorn where there are various areas of garden furniture, or alternatively enjoy playing a variety of the outdoor games such as boules and badminton. Various outdoor games can be found in the cottage lobby..

Downstairs Description

The cottage has a double bedroom with a zip and link bed, enabling it to be converted into a twin bedded room if required. A stylish en-suite bathroom, and a cosy living room complete with a wood burner for the winter evenings.

Double glazed windows and a door face south allowing the summer sun to stream in. This room looks out onto the private verandah and the uninterrupted rural views that lie beyond.

To one side of the living room is a compact but well-appointed kitchen with all the usual appliances including a microwave oven and dishwasher. The comfortable living room also has a digital TV with built-in DVD, and a CD/MP3 player and DAB radio unit. A travel cot and high chair can be provided, but please request this at the time of booking, or soon afterwards.

Windows Views Description

From the living room that faces south, and beyond the private verandah, is a view of uninterrupted AONB countryside. From the kitchen window (facing west) can be seen the outdoor hot tub and indoor swimming pool beyond.

Other Notes

Blackthorn is approached by an unmade track leading off a country lane. The property is in a courtyard setting and is situated at one end of the courtyard. The remainder of the three sides makes up the owner's house and the swimming pool building. There are a couple of shallow steps outside the cottage, and the complex is accessed by several stone steps leading up from the garden.

Swimming Pool: To compliment the indoor swimming pool and outdoor hot tub, guests can make use of the family’s well-appointed changing room, complete with a walk-in shower, which forms part of the pool complex.
Hot Tub: exclusive use daily between 8.00AM - 8.00PM
Eco Escape: solar power
Open Fire/Multi Fuel Burner
Enclosed Garden/Patio
Romantic Hideaway: An intimate hideaway with it's own hot tub and indoor pool, plus private balcony with uninterupted country views.
Tourist Attractions:
  • Bodiam Castle: A romantic, quintessential english, moated castle Visit website
  • Battle Abbey: The site of the most famous battle in english history Visit website
  • Great Dixter House & Garden: A gardener's paradise bursting with creativity, and once home to Christopher Lloyd Visit website
  • The Romney, Hythe And Dymchurch Railway : A third scale steam and diesel railway run by enthusiasts taking passengers as far as Dungeness and Hythe Visit website
  • Rye: A truly picturesque old town of cobbled streets and characterful houses, full of charm, tea shops, and history Visit website
Eating and Drinking:
  • Queen’s Head : In village of Icklesham and serves home -cooked food and is a 20 minute walk away. Visit website
  • The Fish Cafe: In Rye and is a vibrant lively café atmosphere with open plan kitchen area where you can view your meal in its creation, for serious diners and families alike. With further seating upstairs in our quieter more intimate restaurant (open when business demands). Visit website
  • The Lemon Grass: In Rye and serves the best Thai food this side of Bangkok. Visit website
Food Stores:
  • Jempsons Rye: An independent retailer and the only supermarket in Rye Visit website
  • The Co-op: The nearest supermarket to Blackthorn, located at Winchelsea Beach Visit website
Sporting Attractions and Activities:
  • Sedlescombe Golf Club: The club offers excellent golf. The parkland golf course measures 6269 yards and with a variety of obstacles including ponds and deep fairway bunkers, provides an enjoyable challenge to golfers of all abilties. Sedlescombe also features a par 3 course, which far from being a simple pitch and putt. Visit website
  • Powerboat Trips & Rib Charters From Rye Harbour: Drive a speed boat up the coast or book a RIB trip to Fairlight cliffs, Hastings or even to Eastbourne Marina. All Boat trips are suitable for children Visit website
  • Bike Hire In Rye: Explore the beautiful surrounding coast and countryside at a leisurely pace Visit website
  • Rye Water Sports: An opportunity of enjoy a number of water based sports from novices to a high level of proficiency Visit website
  • Grove Farm Riding School: An opportunity to enjoy a riding lesson or take a bridleway hack around the 60 acre site in beautiful Sussex countryside Visit website