Appletree Cottage is a traditional Sussex farmhouse. It is a refuge of tranquility, comfort and natural beauty set in an attractive, peaceful hilltop position with superb views over farmland. The property consists of an extensive garden, a field, orchard and ancient woodland, which guests are welcome to explore. You will receive a warm, friendly welcome and, on arrival, will be able to relax and unwind in front of a log fire or on the terrace with complimentary afternoon tea and home made cake or evening drink. Three rooms are available, all decorated to a high standard with comfortable beds and fine linen with private or en suite bathrooms. You will be treated to a delicious breakfast, which includes our own apple juice and free-range eggs, local honey and prize winning sausages and bacon.
After spending many years living and working abroad, Jane and Hugh are experienced hosts and enjoy meeting and welcoming guests from a wide variety of backgrounds and countries. We are both keen gardeners and historians and have a wealth of knowledge of the local environment; we are happy to provide maps and guidebooks to borrow or give any other advice to enable you to enjoy your days to the full.
The nearest pub, the White Hart at Cripps Corner, is within walking distance, where you can sample the local atmosphere and enjoy a delicious meal. There is an extensive choice of other pubs and restaurants in the area, including The White Dog in Ewhurst Green and The George at Roberstbridge, and the owners are happy to book a table for you in advance.
Appletree Cottage is near several famous gardens, including Great Dixter, Sissinghurst and Pashley Manor. There are several National Trust properties within a short distance, the nearest being the 14th century fairytale castle of Bodiam Castle, complete with drawbridge and moat. From Bodiam you can also enjoy a magical ride on the Kent & Sussex steam railway through stunning scenery of the High Weald. We are a few miles away from the historic market towns of Battle, Rye and Tenterden, as well as being near to the coast. We are just over an hour from London by train, and from the Channel Tunnel and the port of Dover.
We are close to the famous 1066 Walk, which retraces the actual footsteps of William the Conqueror from Pevensey via Battle to Rye. It meanders through stunning Sussex countryside and takes you through ancient towns and villages, over hillsides and through woodland, passing oast houses and windmills along the way.