We stayed here in Bridget & Jim's home for two nights in the autumn, with a gorgeous view over their garden and onwards to the Ashdown Forest to meet up with family.
The spacious guest room has a large and very comfortable bed; my partner particularly enjoyed the small extra touches that our hosts thoughtfully provided to give our stay the extra touch of luxury for a weekend break. The ensuite bathroom was similarly spacious, and although not of the latest style of decor was still very pleasant to use.
Breakfast in the hosts dining room with its matching view to the garden and terrace was both exceptional and delicious (and the company engaging).
When we arrived and checked in we were also offered the choice of rooms, the second room to the front of the house is smaller but immaculately and smartly appointed with its own recently refurbished compact en-suite bathroom, discretely fitted in the room with a surprising economy of space.
The quiet and peacefully set house while located in the large "dormitory town" of Crowborough, is on the attractive and upscale edge directly adjacent to the Ashdown Forest accessed from a long drive down a rural road, but easily found with the instructions provided.
If when we return to Crowborough (as we do on a regular basis) we are looking for a luxurious place to stay in attractive surroundings; we'll certainly look to come back here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An enchanting Arts and Crafts Edwardian country house on the edge of the Ashdown Forest situated in a semi rural position in three acres of Edwardian gardens. We provide luxurious accommodation for bed and breakfast and also rent out the whole house for family holidays or short breaks at selected times of the year. Obviously the two functions are at different times. Our emphasis is providing a very comfortable, relaxed environment in a tranquil setting. To this end the beds are all king size or super-king size with sumptuous Egyptian cotton sheets. There are 3 new en suite bath or shower rooms with power showers, underfloor heating and heated towel warmers. Both the lounge and dining room have stunning views over the York stone paved, south-facing terrace and pool lawn with it's herbaceous borders. The dining table can seat 14 people.B and B guests may have breakfast on the terrace in fine weather. We provide outdoor entertainment with an outside swimming pool, heated in high summer, a 14 foot trampoline, croquet, an outdoor table tennis table and badminton net. The 3 acre garden, set out in the Edwardian era, has a variety of different areas. A herb garden outside the back door, productive greenhouse with grape vine, vegetable and soft fruit beds, Japanese garden with ponds, lawns and Scots pine walk. Although guests are tempted not to leave the premises there are plenty of attractions locally. Fairstowe is 7 miles south of the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells with it's wide choice of shops and restaurants. We have a wealth of gardens and National Trust properties within easy driving distance. Other activities closeby include a dry ski slope, climbing wall, off-road cycling and golf. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fairstowe Crowborough, United Kingdom