Ancient Cottage is perched on the edge of the historic village of Mayfield.
Welcome, but mind your head on the way in.
Enter into the cosy living-room which leads to the kitchen and stairs to the first floor.
Breakfast in the south facing garden.
It has a light and airy cottage kitchen.
Dining out is easy.
The kitchen has a breakfast-bar should it get a little cooler.
The cottage kitchen is well-equipped.
Ample soft seating to make your own.
Enjoy exploring the delights of the East Sussex countryside.
The garden is enclosed which may help with four-legged friends.
The cottage garden is a real sun-trap.
Historic St Dunstan's church in the village.
Ancient Cottage is just yards from Mayfield village centre with its dining, pubs and stylish local shops.
An easy drive to Ashdown Forest (the Hundred Acre Wood) and Pooh Bridge.
The living-room provides a lovely space for dining.
Ready for supper?
Ancient Cottage is perfect for a short break, all year round.
The Sussex coastline is just 35 minutes away.
The light streams into this adorable bedroom.
Breakfast in bed and a lie in?
The en suite bathroom has a bath with shower above and is a perfect use of space.
The roll-top bath in the en suite.
The two double bedrooms are linked.
Both bedrooms have similar space and comfort.
It is the little touches that can delight.
More tea?
One bedroom is open to the stairs but has a door at the bottom for privacy.
A pretty cottage in every sense of the word.
A county full of castles (this is nearby Scotney Castle).
The Sussex coastline is a must see (this is Birling Gap).
And if it is a pier you are looking to reach, we have one or two (this is Eastbourne).

Ancient Cottage


Mayfield / Sleeps 3 + cot

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7 Nights from  £303

The beautiful historic village of Mayfield is the home of Ancient Cottage, a scrumptious semi-detached weather-boarded period cottage which offers its guests an abundance of quirky charm with its low ceilings, wooden floors and delightful south-facing rear garden.

As you enter the living-room, the cottage begs you to relax into its deep soft sofas whilst taking in its lashings of exposed beams, bread oven and wood-burner. If you look carefully there is even a scene of village life painted on one of the whitewashed walls.

With an area for dining, the restful living-room leads through to a sunny cottage kitchen with terracotta tiled floor, breakfast-bar, and door to the pretty enclosed rear garden; perfect for a lazy late morning coffee or al fresco supper. There is also access to the cottage’s only WC. From the living-room there is a door that leads to the original steep wooden stairs, do take care, which open out into the two interconnected bedrooms and en suite with its roll-top bath and shower over.

Famous for the legend of St Dunstan and his battle with the devil, who later lent his name to one of the four impressive village churches, Mayfield offers guests a foodie fest, not only with the Middle House inn and popular Pink Cabbage cafe, but with a further pub, an excellent deli, first class butcher, a bakery and wine merchants offering locally produced sparkling wine along with the village's own gin. Whether dining out or eating in, with Ancient Cottage tucked just yards from the village centre, the options on your doorstep are extensive for tasting the best that the area has to offer.

Situated on a ridge high above the Rother Valley and just nine miles from the cosmopolitan spa town of Tunbridge Wells, the cottage offers guests a perfect nest from which to enjoy country walks straight from the door or fly off and visit the sandy beaches at Camber, the hustle and bustle of Brighton seafront, experience the captivating Sussex Heritage Coast, find walks through the High Weald, step in Winne the Pooh’s footsteps at Ashdown Forest, boat and fish at Bewl Water or explore some of the area’s historic and cultural heritage at Glyndebourne, Bateman's, Scotney Castle, Sissinghurst Castle Garden and Penshurst Place and Gardens.

Ready and waiting for you all year round, Ancient Cottage and the rich diversity of this corner of the south are perfect for relaxing short breaks or a full-blown exploring adventure.

Ground Floor

Sitting-room with Dining-area with Smart TV/DVD player and wood-burner

Kitchen with gas hob, gas oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine/drier

Separate WC with wash-basin

First Floor

Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6'')

Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6''), TV and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower and wash-basin

Although there are beds for four, Ancient Cottage only sleeps three. Bedroom 2 is accessed through Bedroom 1. Bedroom 1 is not suitable for toddlers as it is open to the stairs. Being an old property, if you are tall, please be aware that there are some sloping ceilings, low doorways and beams.


  • Dogs welcome (1 small dog only)
  • Travel cot
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday
  • Short breaks available
  • Parking on road and public car park (300 yds distant)
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 100 yds
  • Garden furniture and barbecue
  • Full gas-fired CH