Sleeps 4 | 2 bedrooms| Pet-friendly | Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
The Old Dairy in East Sussex will make a big splash in your heart, for more than just one reason
From £85 – £195 per night
As you slip through the leafy green country lanes on the edge of Ashdown Forest, heading towards The Old Dairy, you’ll notice how still everything is. That’s because the frenetic pace of the modern world doesn’t reach these parts.
In fact, city life becomes a distant memory the closer you get to this beautiful self-catering cottage. And once within The Old Dairy’s thick farmhouse walls, the peace is greater still.
Inside, there’s an open-plan living, dining and kitchen space. Every inch has been immaculately decorated by the owners using a restful colour palette: soft greys, calming blues and tender pinks ensure you feel at ease from the moment you unlock the front door.
Of course, it’s the same in every room. From the creamy warmth of the two bedrooms (one a king-sized, the other a twin) to the crisp white tiles of the large bathroom – The Old Dairy is as sparkling fresh as a new spring day. And when you stay here in spring, there’s nothing nicer than sitting in the light-filled conservatory at the back of cottage or on the private terrace, listening to the birds.
That’s not to say that this Sussex self-catering cottage isn’t cosy come winter – on the contrary. Look up and there are thick oak beams criss-crossing the ceiling. Underfoot, natural wooden floors and deep pile rugs and carpet keep you warm. Whilst at the windows velvet curtains hang, ready to be drawn once the log burner is lit and you’re about to settle for the evening in front of the smart TV.
The Indoor Pool
Even without the indoor pool, The Old Dairy would be a stunning rural retreat for the 4 of you. But with the pool, this self-catering cottage in Sussex rises to the very top of the local (country) piles.
You’ll find the pool just across from the cottage and housed in a large barn-like pool house in the family’s garden. Glass doors make up one of the walls, streaming the greens of the outside in.
The pool is the family’s own, generously shared with guests and filled with pool toys and floats. As a family space, it is made for fun and frolics – and doesn’t suit those who may be expecting a spa-like experience. But it is open and heated all year round courtesy of the owners.
All you have to do is remember to bring your own a swimming towel.
- Self-contained 2 bed cottage set within the grounds of the owners’ farmhouse
- Owners’ cats, dog and free-range chickens wander around the gardens, yard and fields
- Private, secluded, sunny garden with a BBQ and garden furniture
- Child and pet-friendly, will provide up to two travel cots (with mattresses) and high chairs
- Wood, kindling and paper for the fire complimentary for the first night of stay
- Parking space in the courtyard
- Close to a range of sights and activities including the Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park Gardens, Ashdown Forest, Glyndebourne, and the South Downs