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Old Spot

7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £820
    Low season
  • £1240
    Peak season

Availability 12 month calendar

  • Available
  • Unavailable
Calendar last updated: 6th March 2018
Preferred arrival day: Flexible

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub

About Old Spot

Old Spot is a superb holiday cottage in a stunning location. The beauty of a holiday in Sussex is that it feels wonderfully rural and remote, yet it is only a 90-minute drive from London and with good access to major roads. You can jump in the car after a stressful week at work and be sitting with a drink, watching a peaceful sunset before you know it! Old Spot is one of four beautiful properties on Poppinghole Farm. Lovingly converted, Old Spot was once the cow byre and now provides self-catering for four people in two rooms, with the option of accommodating two more guests on the sofa bed. It is spacious enough for families and friends, yet cosy enough for couples to feel right at home.

There are great pubs within two miles of Poppinghole Farm, including the historic George Inn and the Salehurst Halt in Robertsbridge. The village also has a well-stocked village store and a small supermarket, and some beautiful black and white medieval houses. Hastings is ten miles away on the coast, offering a more extensive range of shops and amenities. You cannot avoid the town’s association with the famous battle that took place in 1066, but Hastings also has strong links to smuggling and fishing. You can find out more about the area’s history at the Hastings Fishermen’s Museum, the Shipwreck Museum, the True Crime Museum, and Smuggler’s Adventure, which takes you through caves used for storing contraband.

The site of the famous Battle of Hastings is in Battle, next to the ruined Abbey. Standing on the edge of an enormous field, it is difficult to imagine that the peaceful expanse of green was the site of such carnage, with up to 10,000 men dying when William the Conqueror defeated King Harold to change the course of Britain’s history. History aside, Battle is a charming town and a lovely place to stop for lunch or afternoon tea. Other nearby attractions include Bodiam Castle, Leeds Castle, Wilderness Wood and Bedgebury Pinetum, Pashley Manor Gardens, and beautiful towns including Rye, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Tenterden.

Poppinghole Farm sits in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and there are many incredible opportunities for walking and cycling, including through the South Downs National Park and The Seven Sisters. The farm has two private lakes for guests to fish plus a fabulous indoor swimming pool and a spa. However you prefer to relax, Old Spot is the ideal place in which to unwind and recharge.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Jane joined Independent Cottages in November 2017

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Log Burner
  • Luxury
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bike Storage
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay

Location (East Sussex)

Old Spot is one of four holiday properties on Poppinghole Farm. Each is private and can be hired on its own or, depending on availability, together with others to accommodate larger groups. Offering single-level accommodation, the cottage is beautifully finished to provide a high standard of accommodation for up to six people in two bedrooms.

The owners have included additional luxuries such as a welcome hamper brimming with locally sourced produce and top quality bed linen. You will feel pampered from the moment you arrive but, just in case that is not enough, you can also book a treatment at the farm's Elemis spa.

Accommodation Comprises:

  • Open-plan living with exposed beams, a brick fireplace with a log-burning stove, and large comfortable sofas, one of which opens out to provide a bed for two adults. The walls are painted in a soft cream shade that is both calming and uplifting as it amplifies the natural light which floods in through the glass French doors that lead onto the patio. A DVD player, iPod docking station and digital radio are provided for guest entertainment.
  • A dining table sits beside the kitchen area well equipped with dishwasher, ceramic hob, double oven and coffee maker. It is ideal whether you want to cook from scratch, or heat up some delicious goodies from the local farm shop.
  • Master bedroom with fabulous four-poster double bed and en-suite with WC, handbasin, and bath with shower above.
  • Second bedroom with two single beds which can be zipped together to become a super-king. This bedroom also has an en-suite wet room with WC and handbasin.

Outside: Old Spot has its own patio with outdoor furniture for alfresco dining and all properties face onto a paved courtyard with a beautiful fountain centrepiece. Guests have shared use of the heated indoor swimming pool and access to a laundry room. There is ample off-street parking. In addition to being a wonderful retreat, Poppinghole is a working farm and an exciting place to be during lambing season. Two well-stocked lakes provide the perfect place for anglers, and numerous footpaths lead from the farm for leisurely country walks.

Additional Information: Strictly no smoking in or around the cottages, farm buildings, courtyard or swimming pool. Short breaks may be possible depending on availability - please enquire with the owner. All utilities, linen and towels are provided for four guests. There is a surcharge for linen if the sofa bed is required. As it is a working farm, the owners regret they cannot allow pets.

Old Spot Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4-6 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double & 1 Twin/Super-king)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £820
Mid Season from £895
High Season from £1035
Peak Season £1240
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit Card, 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)1580 830622 before paying by bank transfer.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Children must be supervised when around / using the swimming pool.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Old Spot 12 month availability calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 6th March 2018