Edells is a Victorian arts & crafts style country estate with William Morris wallpapers and huge mature garden with ha-ha. Family and dog friendly with large rooms - cool in summer, warm and cosy in winter. On the edge of a small village, pub and train station (45min direct to London) are both 5-10mins walk. Farm shop/deli 15mins walk. Play on the croquet lawn/ping pong table/piano. A private family home since 1840 we have now happily hosted many special events, retreats, and civilised getaways!
“What a place! We were a group of 14 university friends, reuniting for a weekend away. The house was amazing, and we feel the photos do it justice. It's a big, old, rambling building, spread over 3 floors with 2 staircases, replete with library, music room, games room and multiple fireplaces, and 'dragon' (oil-burner) in the basement roaring to keep us warm, the walls adorned with photos and curious artifacts, and with enough space for us all to feel comfortable and homely yet not on each others' toes, and surrounded by green. If you're after a place with character to spend time enjoying, then this is highly recommended. The kitchen was well equipped, although it helps if you're familiar with an Aga to cook in bulk. All 14 of us were able to sit around the long kitchen table, although it wouldn't have taken many more. Another shower would have probably been helpful given our numbers, but the showers that were available were decent and hot. The beds were large and comfortable, and there was good parking and transport links. We visiting during Storm Dennis, which certainly challenged the insulation, but in general the house did a fair job of keeping the cold out, and the fire(s) definitely helped; there was plenty of firewood - much appreciated! Alan and Huge were reponsive, helpful and approachable. All in all, very highly recommended for cosy place to stay - and we're already planning our return. Many thanks.”
Our beautiful 4-bedroom Chapel is situated on the edge of the Ashdown Forest. Perfect for couples or friends who want a taste of country life with walks in the woods directly from the front gate. Spend nights by a roaring fire or soaking in the hot tub under the stars.
“We had a wonderful minibreak at the lovely, stylish Providence Chapel. Loved everything about our stay: wonderful host; thoughtful extra touches like the fresh bread, wine, eggs, etc; very comfortable beds with feather pillows, duvets & linen sheets; the splendid twice-daily hot tub relaxation; perfectly located, near the forest and also easy to find; fabulous sitting room space for a sociable family get-together, including the cosy wood burning stove. I would highly recommend this accommodation and hope very much to stay again in the not-too-distant future.”
Welcome to The Forest Den set in almost 1 and a half acres which has just been beautifully renovated offering a chic rural retreat. Forest Den is probably the closest accommodation to Pooh sticks bridge and set in the Heart of the Ashdown Forest with direct access into the famous 100 Acre Wood from AA Milne's Winnie the Pooh! Forest Den is a super cosy rural retreat offering a get away from it all lodge at the same time as offering all the creature comforts for a holiday or weekend break.
“Lovely little gate away for a couple nights. Alyson was very informative before we arrived on any information we needed and was very friendly when we met! Alyson made it clear that she would be available if we needed anything which was a lovely gesture! Thanks for a stay :) x”