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Little Ponds

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7 Nights  

  • £835  to  £1350

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Short Breaks From

  • £200 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £330 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Hot Tub

About Little Ponds

Little Ponds achieves the covetable status of being peaceful and relaxing without feeling isolated or difficult to reach. The pretty house, which sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms and is perfect for family holidays, is near the quiet village of Heathfield and close to Uckfield. Everything you could need for a fun self-catering holiday is close, including wonderful walks and bike rides and an excellent variety of shops, cafes and other amenities.

Heathfield is in an area surrounded by gorgeous countryside with lanes, footpaths, bridleways and cycling routes to help you explore far and wide. The Cuckoo Trail passes close to the cottage on its way between Heathfield and Shinewater Park near Eastbourne, taking in Horam, Hailsham and Polegate. Having a smooth surface and being mostly traffic-free makes it perfect for riders of all abilities. There is golf at Horam Park and Wellshurst Golf Club, just three and four miles from the cottage respectively, while Dewlands Manor, Piltdown, and Boars Head courses are all within a 20-minute drive.

The market town of Heathfield is only a few miles away, with plenty of pleasant distractions that include panoramic views towards the South Downs, Tunbridge Wells, and the Weald. There has been a regular market held here since 1316. Tuesday is the day for antiques and collectables while you should visit on Saturday for fresh produce and general goods. Being almost equidistant from both Royal Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne means that visitors have a huge choice of activities and attractions during their stay at Little Ponds. Royal Tunbridge Wells was a favourite holiday spot of both Queen Anne and Victoria. Its appeal remains as strong as ever with a wealth of places to eat, drink and shop. Closer to home, local attractions include Bateman's, the 17th Century home of Rudyard Kipling, the Bluebell Steam Railway at Sheffield Park, Drusilla's Zoo, Pevensey Castle, and the Observatory Science Centre at Herstmonceux. Glyndebourne, Brighton and Lewes are all within an easy drive. Uckfield has a direct train to London Bridge Station, putting you just over an hour away from the sights and delights of the capital.

Little Ponds is perfect for a visit with your family or extended family at any time of the year. It is child and pet-friendly, with one well-behaved dog being welcome for no additional cost.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Richard & Linda Owen joined Independent Cottages in December 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (East Sussex)

Accommodation Comprises:

Little Ponds is a traditional detached home with accommodation over two levels.


  • Spacious sitting room with French doors that open onto the private terrace and garden at the rear. Comfortable furnishings and neutral shades make this a calming space where guests can relax, read and watch the Smart TV which has surround sound, Netflix and Amazon Prime channels.
  • Guests, especially younger visitors, appreciate the games room that is well-stocked with various games, books and toys that include a football table and a small snooker table.
  • Enjoy having time to linger over family meals without having to rush to do chores, homework or get to activities on time. The separate dining room has a solid wood table with six upholstered chairs, a decorative fireplace and garden views.
  • Recently refurbished, the contemporary kitchen is fitted with high-quality appliances that include a modern range cooker, microwave and a dishwasher. There is a full complement of equipment and utensils to make cooking for hungry households stress-free. There is also a washing machine and tumble dryer for guests' convenience.


  • Master bedroom with a king-size bed, ample storage and an ensuite bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.
  • Second double bedroom with lots of storage space and a window overlooking the garden.
  • Twin bedroom with two full-sized (3ft-wide) single beds separated by a bedside table with reading light. The window overlooks the garden, and the decor is appropriate for guests of any age.
  • Family shower room with a walk-in shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: Little Ponds boasts a big private garden with a terrace and seating for barbecues, an area of lawn for playing and sitting in the sunshine, and a summerhouse. There is a small pond that is netted for safety. The driveway has space for several cars.

Additional Information: All utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. One well-behaved dog is welcome with the owner's prior agreement. A travel cot (no bedding) is available, along with a high chair. Smoking is not permitted inside the house (only in the garden or open-fronted summer house). Available to rent for 3 night short breaks starting on a Friday, 4 nights from a Monday and 7 and 14 nights from a Friday.

Little Ponds Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 King & 1 Twin)
1 dog welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £835
To £1350
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7710 330875 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Richard & Linda Owen
Member Since December 2020

Little Ponds Noticeboard

The leisure facilities at Little Ponds have recently been extended and refurbished and now include a Lazy Spa hot tub, suitable for up to 4 people, and a Sauna cabin all housed in a Chalet in the garden. These facilities can be made available to guests ( at an additional charge) by prior notice to the owners well before your arrival. -- ENJOY ! ! ! !

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Little Ponds 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 14th July 2024

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