at a Glance...
- Sleeps 5-7
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Forest Retreat
- Family Friendly
- Dog Friendly
This chic, artsy, relaxed cottage in East End has access to the open Forest directly opposite the driveway – for escapist walking and superb cycling.
The house is on one floor, has an open-plan kitchen and a well planted enclosed garden. The annex bedroom space is a perfect quieter space from the main house.
For days out – turn left to local beaches and right to The PIG (first of the acclaimed group) for a smart lunch. You can also walk home from here.
We love that the house is opposite the most extraordinary group of ancient oaks that feature in forest folklore for hundreds of years. Gypsy Wood is a collection of over 100 huge trees on a small knoll surrounded by heathland, free-roaming wild deer, ponies, cattle and the occasional pig. It is an escapists’ heaven.
There are large groups of ponies and donkeys that live wild in this area. If you walk down the drive you’ll see them every day. If you leave the garden gate open – they’ll be in! Please don’t! Runners, walkers and cyclists (on and off road) will appreciate the location here. We love the walk to the beach and back – passing the (very good) East End Arms pub.
more about this place...
Emma’s home is full of beautiful details from statement fireplace to vintage American furniture, tailored leather corner sofa and an armchair in slate velvet, plus a collection of equine art.
The kitchen is well set up for cooking and entertaining and the kitchen table seats seven to eight. The annex bedroom is ideal for those wanting peace and quiet, such as new mums and dads, teenagers and grandparents. (Or those who’ve not finished their novel yet!) Our favourite bedroom is done in soft browns and rusts, it has Williamsburg American arch bed, (small at 4″6 but utterly lovely).
Your private outside space looks like a Country Living stylist put it together. Perfect for catching the sun and feels like your own oasis.
Throw open the bi-folds and extend the kitchen onto a suntrap flagstone terrace, plus there are two smart sun loungers and picnic table at the end of the garden for sundowners.
The location is wonderful whatever time of year – after a walk down the beach on a cold winters day snuggle down with hot drinks or enjoy shade and private changing space when swimming in summer.
You could fit a baby’s travel cot in one of the rooms, but it is a tight squeeze. However, this isn’t really a house for toddlers and small children
Romantics, escapists, walkers, family breaks (with older children and teenagers).
Just so you know…
With high gardens fences on two sides, the house is private but has limited views.
There is no BBQ here.
There are no steps from the parking area by the house to the doorstep, although there is a small step into the house. Once you’re in there are no steps in the house as it’s all on one level. Small wheelchairs are fine here, but the bathroom isn’t designed to be wheelchair friendly. To get to the cabin, through the back garden, there is a small lip out of the kitchen’s bifold doors, along a flat gravel path and a small step into the cabin.
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£140 - 700 per night