Five Ashes Oast

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Sleeps: 8 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3


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Set in the green rolling hills of East Sussex, this superb oast house offers luxurious and spacious accommodation for up to eight guests across four beautiful bedrooms, along with three bathrooms. Full of characterful features and charm, this wonderful property is ideal for a group of friends or family seeking an idyllic countryside break for a spot of rest and relaxation within easy reach of the south coast.

Set along a peaceful lane just a few miles from the charming town of Mayfield, the oast house immediately impresses when viewed from the outside, with its warm, red brickwork and towering roundel. Inside, the property is a delight, with original beams and exposed brickwork complemented by tasteful and stylish décor throughout. The beautiful hallway welcomes guests into the house and leads into the kitchen, which has a large feature fireplace, now home to an Aga and perfect for keeping things cosy in the winter. With sparkling worktops and immaculate white woodwork, it is also well-equipped for creating some wonderful meals. The country-style breakfast table is perfect for a leisurely start to the day. Next door the beautiful, formal dining room has large table to seat eight and has lovely views out into the garden through the glass doors. Also on the ground floor are three of the four bedrooms, along with a smart shower room. Guests can be assured of warm toes with the benefit of underfloor heating throughout. The double bedroom is light and airy, with patio doors leading directly out into the garden. The en-suite shower room is beautifully designed with mosaic tiles, and the exposed brickwork and ceiling beam add character. The first twin room sits in the circular roundel and is pretty and inviting, with its floral bedding and exposed beams. The second twin room is equally delightful, with dual aspect windows and crisp, fresh bedding.

Heading up the stunning handmade staircase to the first floor, guests will be wowed by the superb sitting room. This huge space, with its fabulous vaulted ceiling, cosy wood burner and large, comfortable, leather sofas, is a wonderful space for guests to get together and relax. Also on this floor is the spectacular master bedroom. Set in the top of the roundel, the king-size bed sits beneath the exposed oak rafters that reach to the roof, creating a fantastic canopy. Complete with an elegant en-suite bathroom, this is a truly special room.

Stepping outside, guests will be welcomed on to the paved patio where there is a table and chairs perfect for enjoying drink. With a large lawn backed by fields of grazing sheep and mature trees, it is an idyllic spot to relax in the sunshine. Five Ashes Oast is a wonderfully elegant and spacious property, full of character and ideal for a family seeking a week of relaxation in luxurious surroundings.

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What you should know…

  • Please note that there are unfenced ponds nearby so children should be supervised at all times, it is also situated on a working farm!
  • The home features a quirky layout, three of the bedrooms are on the ground floor while the living room is upstairs...

Property Features

Wi-Fi/Internet Ground Floor Bed & Bath Satellite TV DVD Working Fireplace Heating

Ground Floor
- Entrance hall
- Dining room
- Fully-equipped kitchen
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite shower room
- Bedroom with twin single beds and garden access
- Bedroom with twin single beds
- Family shower room

First Floor
- Living room
- Bedroom with double bed and en-suite bathroom

Exterior Grounds
- Garden
- Terrace
- Dining facilities
- Barbecue

Additional Facilities
- Wi-Fi
- TV & DVD
- Washing machine & dryer
- Parking


About the surrounding area of Five Ashes Oast
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The High Weald Area of Outstanding Beauty reaches from Horsham in East Sussex to Tenterden in Kent. A patchwork of pretty villages, green fields, woodland and hedgerows, the landscape dates back to the 14th century when it was first established as farmland. Today, this protected area is still used for farming, and is also home to a number of historic buildings and castles that attract many visitors over the year.

Just a 20- minute drive will bring you to the picturesque town of Royal Tunbridge Wells. A popular destination with upper class visitors – including royalty – from London for centuries, today the town is a delightful place for a spot of shopping and some lunch. Wander round the attractive streets lined with Victorian and Georgian architecture before heading to the famous Pantiles – an attractive colonnaded walkway home to a range of independent shops and galleries ¬– where you can browse at your leisure.

The High Weald is home to a number of beautiful historic castles and manor houses, one of the prettiest of which is the National Trust’s Scotney Castle, just outside the village of Lamberhurst. The estate is home to both the romantic ruins of Old Scotney Castle that sits on an island in the lake, and Scotney New Castle, a manor house built in the 19th century in Tudor Revival style. Explore the elegant rooms inside the wisteria-draped manor house before heading outside to enjoy the stunningly pretty woodland gardens, filled with rhododendrons and azalea bushes.

Immerse yourself in the history of the High Weald by paying a visit to the town of Battle. The original Battle Abbey was built as penance by William the Conqueror after the battle of 1066. The ruins today are of a later construction, completed in 16th century, but are nonetheless impressive. Explore the ruins of this atmospheric building, including the 13th-century vaulted Novices’ Common Room, before heading to the fascinating Gatehouse Exhibition, a museum that details the abbey’s history and has a viewing platform from where visitors can take in the fantastic views. Outside, visitors can see the site of the original battlefield and enjoy a stroll around the Wood Sculptures trail.

Local Amenities
Nearest Town/City Heathfield


Nearest Village Mayfield & Five Ashes


Nearest Restaurant Five Ashes Inn


Nearest Supermarket Sainsburys, Heathfield


Nearest Beach Eastbourne


Nearest Golf Dewlands Manor Golf Course



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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Younger visitors will love staying in this unusual and spacious property, with its quirky characterful details and circular rooms. The large garden will also be a hit and is perfect for burning off excess energy.

There are numerous attractions in the High Weald for children, from outdoor activities to stately castles. One of the most impressive in the area is Bodiam Castle. This magnificent edifice is just how every child imagines a castle should be – with big, solid towers and battlements and surrounded by a large moat and drawbridge (now just a bridge). The kids will love to run around and explore the ruins and climb up the twisting spiral staircase to see the view below. Watch out for the murder holes above the entrance and the arrow slits once used for defending the castle from attack.

Just half an hour’s drive away is the excellent Drusilla’s Park, home to a superb zoo as well as fantastic themed play areas. The zoo has hundreds of creatures to marvel at, from monkeys and meerkats to iguanas and wallabies. Get up close to the lorikeets and the lemurs in the walkthrough exhibits and watch the keepers feed the penguins and the otters. Beyond the zoo, kids can investigate Mungo’s Adventure Maze, burn off energy in the Go Wild! adventure play area, or, on a hot day, cool off in the Get Wet! Water park. Just make sure you pack the towels!

Beautiful Sheffield Park Garden is a great place to get back to nature for the whole family. From lakeside walks to den-building, it is perfect for some fun in the fresh air. Head to the Ringwood Toll play area where you will be greeted by the huge wood sculpture of the green man before you take on the challenge of the wooden climbing wall and stepping stones. Once little legs are tired out, retire to the Coach House tea-room for hot drinks and cakes.

A day at beautiful Bewl Water is sure to hit the spot when it comes to child-friendly activities. Hire a pedalo or a rowing boat and get on out the water for some family fun or rent some mountain bikes and head out around the lake on two wheels. Spot herons and kingfishers, dragonflies and even mink as you wend your way through the woodland at the water’s edge before stopping off at the café for refreshments. Or for those kids still needing to burn off energy, head to the Aqua Park moored on the lake. With wetsuits zipped up, kids will relish an hour of jumping around – and off – this large inflatable obstacle course

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD


At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

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Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £100 to be paid directly to the owners in cash and to be refunded in full subject to a damage inspection on arrival
Arrival time 4pm
Departure time 10am
Energy costs included? Yes, included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Yes, included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Yes, included in the rental price
Internet access? Yes, Wi-Fi is included in the rental price
Changeover day Friday
Minimum stay Please note that there is a 7-night minimum stay
Pets welcome? No pets
Smoking Allowed? No smoking
Other Ts and Cs Please note that the house is located on a working farm. Children should not be left to explore the farm alone.

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