Forest Farm Cottage - Holiday Lodge in West Sussex
Tucked away in a peaceful spot just outside Balcombe in West Sussex is this pet-friendly lodge, Forest Farm Cottage. Suiting couples and families alike, the cottage offers a rural retreat surrounded by Sussex countryside, grazing ponies, and supplies high-quality self-catering amenities. Find off-road parking on arrival for a stress-free welcome to this real gem offering an escape from daily life. The front terrace offers seating to rest under the trees, before heading inside; the family-friendly lodge offers an open-plan living space and underfloor heating throughout from an eco-friendly biomass boiler. Admire the high ceilings and wooden beams as you prepare your favourite dishes in the well-appointed kitchen, which offers everything from an electric oven and induction hob to a coffee machine and dishwasher. Tuck into a hearty breakfast at the dining table for four, whilst the snug sitting room awaits after the day’s adventures with a Smart TV and an eco woodburning stove; sure to be your dog’s favourite spot to rest their paws! Spend sunny days in your rear, enclosed garden to rustle up tasty treats on the barbecue to truly enjoy your gorgeous surroundings. A contemporary bathroom matches rustic wood with blue tiling for you to pour in the bubbles and relax in the bath. As night falls, choose between two welcoming bedrooms; the first a king-size with stunning exposed stonework, an en-suite shower room and access to the garden, the second a twin with zip/link feature to suit all groups. If you’d rather stay close to home, pack a picnic and head to the neighbouring field or simply wander your enchanting surroundings; there’s an abundance of cycling and walking opportunities in the High Weald AONB, as well as watersports on Ardingly Reservoir! Balcombe village isn’t far by car or take a 1.5-mile footpath through fields and woodlands, where a community-owned pub with a microbrewery, village shop and lovely tearooms greets you. Wakehurst botanic gardens are also nearby to discover woodland, lakes and formal gardens surrounding a country estate; if that sparks your interest, be sure to visit Standen House, Nymans, High Beeches Gardens, and Borde Hill Gardens! The National Trust Sheffield Park offers family-friendly days out with the popular, heritage Bluebell Railway. There are plenty of nearby towns to visit, such as Haywards Heath and Horsham, as well as the picturesque, seaside resort of Brighton. However, you choose to spend your holiday, an unforgettable stay awaits at Forest Farm Cottage.