The Garden Cottage

Uckfield, Sussex Countryside

  • 4 Star
  • Superb, on the edge of the forest retreat, perfect for walkers and cyclists with direct access to the Ashdown Forest and only a short walk to the local pub.

You can book this property from:

  • £459 per week
  • £66 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 22 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 2 miles


  • On one level, no stairs
  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 10:00am


The Garden Cottage sits at the rear of the garden of The Old School, reached via a short private drive leading to a secure courtyard with ample parking. The Cottage was originally the school tuck shop and is now transformed into a very comfortable retreat for two on the outskirts of the small village of Fairwarp, situated on the edge of the six and a half thousand acres of the Ashdown Forest.  The Garden Cottage has been converted with great attention to detail and offers a wonderful starting-point from which to set out and explore this lovely area of unlimited walking possibilities and nearby tourist attractions. 

Enter via a screened and decked area with outside furniture for al fresco dining, and step into the warm and welcoming open plan living area, furnished and decorated beautifully.  There is a well-equipped modern kitchen and a separate double bedroom with an en-suite shower room.  At the rear of the property there is also seating overlooking the Forest, to which a private gate provides direct access. This area of outstanding natural beauty is perfect for walkers and cyclists, nature lovers and bird watchers.  Don't forget to pack your binoculars and walking boots!  Shop: 2 miles  Pub: 0.5 miles  Coast: 22 miles

Property all on one level:

Open plan living area -
Sitting Room: Karndean flooring, two-seater sofa, armchair, coffee table, rug, Smart TV with Freeview, built-in wardrobe with shelving and storage space
Kitchen: modern fitted units with a breakfast bar and two high stools, electric hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer
Bedroom: carpeted, king-size bed with mattress topper, under bed storage drawers, bedside tables and lamps, mirror, chair
En-Suite Shower Room: Large shower cabinet, washbasin, heated towel rail, w.c.

Garden: Decked area to the front of the property with bistro table and chairs.  This area is screened from the owner's property with trellis and planting.  There is also seating to the rear of the property with a chain link fence with direct access into the Ashdown Forest
Heating: Thermostatic electric wall mounted radiators in the living area and a plug-in oil filled moveable radiator in the bedroom
Parking: Private secure parking close to the Cottage (automatic code-operated gate)
Notes: WiFi available. USB plug sockets. Babes in arms are welcome but please bring your own travel cot

Out and About:
Ashdown Forest - originally a deer hunting forest in Norman times, but stripped of its trees in the Middle Ages and is now a conservation area at the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The 6,500 acres of heathland is an unusual UK habitat for rare birds and plentiful wildlife with national and international protection.

Ashdown Forest is also renowned as the home of Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh. As well as the Ashdown Forest, there are many National Trust properties, castles and gardens to explore all within an easy drive: Penshurst Place and Gardens, Chiddingstone, Scotney and Hever Castles, Sheffield Park and Gardens.  There is also the Bluebell Railway at Sheffield Park and the Spa Valley Railway in Tunbridge Wells. 

Royal Tunbridge Wells is about 10 miles away and offers a wide range of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars.  The Sussex coastline is about an hour's drive away and you can hire bikes in Forest Row.  Treat yourself to afternoon tea at the Duddleswell Tea Rooms or the local Garden Centre (both just along the road) or to an evening pint in the local, Foresters Arms. The Hatch in Coleman's Hatch, the Griffin Inn in Fletching and the Foresters’ Arms all serve good food.

The nearest large town is Uckfield (an 8 minute drive) which has a train station with a direct hourly service to London.


Excellent, well equipped cottage in an ideal location for exploring East Sussex.

Mr T,

This was a very comfortable and cosy little cottage in a perfect location for walking in the Ashdown Forest. It was clean, well equipped and tastefully decorated. A special thank you to our exceptional hosts. They supplied the most generous 'welcome' pack of provisions we've ever come across, were helpful, friendly and thoughtful in their attention to detail. We would highly recommend a stay at The Garden Cottage.

Mrs M,

Our stay at Garden Cottage left absolutely nothing wanting. The cottage was extremely well-equipped, well designed and comfortable. Our hosts had thought of everything in the 'welcome pack' and went out of their way to be helpful. They were an ace team and I thoroughly recommend this cottage and its beautiful location. Top place!

Mrs W,

Excellent location for exploring Ashdown Forest and the wider area. The cottage was designed with attention to detail making it highly comfortable and a super venue. The hosts extended a warm welcome. We would recommend without reservation.

Ms H,

Our stay at this cottage was wonderful. The cottage lacked nothing, the owners had thought of everything you might need for your stay there. The welcome pack was the best we have ever had. The owners were so helpful on where to visit in the area and where to eat. We would thoroughly recommend this holiday property.

Mr S,

Very comfortable and stylish property in a lovely area.

Mrs R,

Very welcoming and helpful hosts. Very comfortable and well equipped cottage.

Mrs P,

A great location for exploring the Ashdown Forest and the surrounding area. Fantastic hosts, very friendly and helpful. Accommodation comfortable and a high standard.

Mr B,

A pleasant rural property in a fantastic location opening straight onto Ashdown Forest. The hosts are very hospitable and went beyond in making sure we were comfortable and provided for. The local pub is good for a beer, but you'll need a car for shopping and dining - though the cottage is well equipped for self catering.

Mr M,

A lovely cosy space right on the Ashdown Forest, equipped with everything you could need for a great stay. Wonderfully kind and thoughtful hosts provided a very warm welcome and lots of information about the surrounding area. So close to nature that bunny rabbits can be spotted when you’re doing the washing up!

Ms W,