Moorhen Cottage is a single-storey barn situated in the heart of an organic dairy farm in the hamlet of Wartling with views of the Pevensey marshes and the South Downs. This lovely converted barn is in a great location for bird watching, cycling, walking and those who enjoy the countryside.
From the open plan oak-framed living area you will enjoy views out onto the garden and beyond. The under-floor heating and solar heated hot water will ensure you are comfortable whatever the weather and the owner has thoughtfully provided some wellies should you forget to bring your own.
Outside is a paved patio and large private garden with a raised terrace which makes a great setting for meals together during fine sunny days. There is also a large wildlife pond and at the bottom of the garden there is a ha-ha – beware of the five foot drop.
Beside the cottage is ample parking for two cars and a large shed with table-tennis and storage for bicycles. The farm specialises in making (tasty!) organic yoghurt, delicious yoghurt drinks and labneh cheese. These can be purchased online or bought from some of the local shops.
The hamlet of Wartling, in walking distance, has a beautiful church dating back to the 13th Century – the striking lectern has been carved out of elm in the form of a heron and families of these magnificent birds can be seen on the marshes. The nearby village of Boreham Street has a pub, tearoom and garage.
Hailsham, a market town with a useful Waitrose, is within 15 minutes' drive.
For history buffs, you are in 1066 Country and only a short drive away from Battle. Here you can visit the remains of the abbey and battlefield and potter around the town's historic High Street's twee local shops, tearooms and pubs. You could visit Herstmonceux Castle gardens and grounds set in 300 acres of woodland and combine that with a visit to the Observatory Science Centre.
Pevensey Castle, Michelham Priory and Rudyard Kipling's home at Batemans are all within easy reach. If you fancy the coast take a trip to Eastbourne or Pevensey Bay. A little further afield is the sandy beach of Camber Sands.
Entrance hall with washing machine/drier
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher
Bedroom with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) bed
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash basin
Outside Access to
Shed with table-tennis table
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 2.5 miles
- Garden furniture
- Full under-floor heating (air source heat pump)
A welcoming cottage for two in the heart of an organic dairy farm.
Enjoy your favourite tipple while taking in the views.
What a great space to sit and plan your next adventure in the East Sussex countryside.
The spacious open plan living-room has exposed beams.
The bedroom has a super-king bed which can also be made into twin beds if required.
The double doors lead out onto the terrace and large private garden.
The fully equipped kitchen has all that you need to prepare that special meal.
Great views of the garden and Pevensey Marshes.
The entrance to Moorhen Cottage with gate that leads to a private garden and parking.
Double doors into the spacious and open plan living area.
Tea and cake is served.
Lots of reading material on walks and places to visit in Sussex.
The bath also has a fitted shower.
The patio with steps leading up to the decking where you can sit by the pond and admire the view.
The large raised decking area .
Overlooking the large wildlife pond.
The garden is so spacious.
Don't forget your wellies, but if you do there are several pairs to choose from.
You will never get bored of the spectacular views across the Pevensey Marshes towards the South Downs.
More views - watch out for the ha-ha there's a five foot drop.
The parking area outside Moorhen Cottage which is also next door to the farm buildings.
Anyone for table-tennis?
The open shed houses the table-tennis and room to store bicycles.
The lane that leads to the farmyard and Moorhen Cottage.
Just some of the produce made on the farm.
There are many excellent walks around the area.
Wartling Church which is next to the farm.
The Observatory Science Centre in nearby Herstmonceux.
Enjoy a trip to Herstmonceux Castle.
The pier at Eastbourne.
Walk the outer walls of Pevensey Castle.
Fantastic walks on the South Downs.
Visit the town of Battle and its beautiful Abbey.