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7 Nights  

  • £1017  to  £1675

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  • £145 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £242 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

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£1356 Fri, 24 May 2024
7 nights

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Star Rating

    5 Star

About The Oast House

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The Oast House is a holiday home where families can unwind and relax in peaceful surroundings. It is one of four wonderful self-catering properties on the gated Beechcroft Estate in Cowbeech, within walking distance of the welcoming Merrie Harriers pub and close to the South Downs National Park. The cottage sleeps five people in three bedrooms and is available all year round for bookings of between two and twelve weeks (for shorter breaks, please ask the owner). The location and the standard of accommodation are so good that it is no surprise that so many visitors return for further holidays and longer stays.

Cowbeech is a quiet village bordering the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and only a few miles from the South Downs National Park. It's a fantastic environment for walking and cycling, with favourite local trails including the Cuckoo Trail and the routes through Abbotts Wood, Friston Forest and Bedgebury Pinetum.

The coast is only 6 miles from the cottage with bustling seaside towns, pretty fishing villages and quiet beaches like Norman's Bay, Cooden Beach, and Cuckmere Haven. Enjoy watersports at Pevensey Bay or the Spray Water Sports Centre at Eastbourne, browse the antique shops at Rye or head to the golden sands of Camber for a relaxing day by the sea. The New Marina at Sovereign Harbour is also a lovely place to while away a few hours in Eastbourne with its shops and eateries

You'll never run out of ideas for fun and relaxation when you stay at The Oast House, no matter what season you are there. A day in Brighton has plenty for everyone, whether browsing The Lanes or admiring the Royal Pavilion's exuberant decor; or head to Hastings and enjoy fresh fish and chips sitting on the pebble beach as the sun sets. 1066 Country will easily fill another day as you tour the area that played such an important role in Britain's past and influenced its future. There are country houses and castles, including Herstmonceux, Bodiam and Hever, and gorgeous gardens. Opera lovers should certainly book tickets for Glyndebourne if visiting during the summer festival. Younger guests will enjoy attractions like Druisillas Zoo, Knockhatch Adventure Park, and Smuggler's Adventure, while The Observatory at Herstmonceux fascinates all ages.

Although bookings for The Oast House are typically for three nights to two weeks, longer stays may be possible. Please contact the owner directly to enquire.

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Owner details:

Michael Haydon joined Independent Cottages in March 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Luxury
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (East Sussex)

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Accommodation Comprises:

Dating from 1638 and originally used to dry hops, The Oast House is now a light, spacious and welcoming cottage of great character with accommodation over two levels.


  • Circular sitting room converted from the former roundel and furnished with comfortable seating and a TV.
  • Relaxed country kitchen with a Sandyford range, dishwasher, and all of the equipment and utensils guests will need for cooking and serving delicious family dinners. The dining table seats six people.
  • Cloakroom with a WC and a handbasin.


  • Master bedroom in the upper half of the roundel, with a kingsize (5ft-wide) bed, a TV, and proper storage. The ensuite has a bath, WC and a handbasin.
  • Second bedroom with a double bed, bedside tables with reading lights and storage. All beds are made up for guests arrival, and bath towels are also included.
  • Third bedroom with a single bed. Each bedroom has panoramic views over fields and farmland.
  • Shower room with a shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage is surrounded by lawns, with a patio and garden furniture to the side of the house. There is ample adjacent parking.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all included. Guests to bring beach towels if they are required. Children over the age of five are welcome. Pets and smoking are not permitted. There is a good village shop at Rushlake Green (2.5 miles from the cottage) which stocks a good range of provisions including domestic supplies, bread, flowers, groceries, newspapers etc (open most days - early until late).

Star Rating: 5 Star Gold

The Oast House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Double & 1 Single)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1017
To £1675
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit 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)7831 443309 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Michael Haydon
Member Since March 2021

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