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Moorhen Cottage at Court Lodge Farm

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The view across Pevensey levels to the downs
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
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Cottage
A newly converted single storey barn, Moorhen Cottage is a comfortable refuge in the heart of our organic dairy farm. There is a large garden and terrace with a stunning view over the Pevensey levels to the South Downs, a wildlife pond, and a 'ha-ha' (with a 5 foot drop!) at the bottom of the garden. One well behaved dog is welcome, (doggie rules apply!), bedlinen and towels are provided and underfloor heating and solar hot water will ensure you are comfortable in all weathers. The other end of the cottage building (before the gate) is used for storage and is not residential, so everything within the gate is your private territory, including the lawn, decking, shed with table tennis, and washing line area! Local attractions include Herstmonceux and Pevensey Castles, we are 5 miles from t...A newly converted single storey barn, Moorhen Cottage is a comfortable refuge in the heart of our organic dairy farm. There is a large garden and terrace with a stunning view over the Pevensey levels to the South Downs, a wildlife pond, and a 'ha-ha' (with a 5 foot drop!) at the bottom of the garden. One well behaved dog is welcome, (doggie rules apply!), bedlinen and towels are provided and underfloor heating and solar hot water will ensure you are comfortable in all weathers. The other end of the cottage building (before the gate) is used for storage and is not residential, so everything within the gate is your private territory, including the lawn, decking, shed with table tennis, and washing line area! Local attractions include Herstmonceux and Pevensey Castles, we are 5 miles from the coast, near the historic town of Battle and within easy reach of the South Downs National park, Rye Harbour and other wildlife sites. Eastbourne is nearby with its historic pier, theatres, cinema, marina, shopping and coastline. TV/DVD. •Fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher. •Modern bathroom. •Spacious bedroom with superking size bed, can be arranged as twin beds if requested in advance. Activities on the working farm vary according to the time of year - in winter our herd of organic cows will be in the barns nearby, in summer they graze the fields and you may see them coming in for milking, or tractors bringing in the hay or silage crops. Guests are welcome to explore the farm, we provide several pairs of wellington boots but if you have your own it's a good idea to bring them!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Please park on the cottage drive, not on the farm side, & shut the gate. A well behaved dog is allowed if booked in advance. Dogs to bring their own beds and not go on any furniture, never to be left alone in the cottage or the garden, and kept under control at all times on the farm. Please bring a towel and wipe dogs feet before entering the cottage, clear up 'poops' in garden or farm, and vacuum thoroughly at the end of your stay . Thank you and enjoy your stay!
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Marian H
Hosting since February 2013
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsYou have the privacy of the house and garden to yourselves, but we live and work on site and will be happy to answer any queries, deal with issues and suggest good places to visit.
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Reviews (10)
Happiness10905341379
Happiness10905341379
Wonderful cottage, beautiful views
The location of moorhen cottage is perfect - near the coast and the South Downs. Wonderful walks from the cottage. The garden is beautiful, with a seating area next to a wildlife pond, where we sat with a glass of wine watching the sunset. The cottage has a well equipped kitchen, a large bedroom with a comfortable bed and the bathroom is huge! The sitting/dining area has patio doors leading out into the beautiful garden. The owners Marian and David are great hosts. We’ll definitely be back.
Visited June 2021
Written June 28, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

david c
david c
1 contribution
Fantastic cottage,idyllic location and wonderful people.
I had the pleasure, and I mean a real pleasure to stay in this lovely cottage for 5 weeks in Febuary 2019. The location is superb being located on a working organic dairy farm close to Herstmonceaux Castle and Science Centre. The views from the French windows and rear patio across Pevensey marshes toward Eastbourne and the sea are marvellous, and coupled with the peace and quiet a real dream location. Located in Watling village it is only a 5 minute walk to The Lamb Inn a quiet yet busy country Pub. A 10 minute car ride will take you to the neighbouring villages of Windmill Hill and Borehan street. I was lucky enough to be able to rebook for a further two weeks in May some weeks later........A real gem! I am reluctant to tell everbody about it. There you go, the secret is out!
Visited February 2019
Written November 20, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jack T
Jack T
United Kingdom3 contributions
A place to relax and feed the soul.
A well-equipped and pleasant single-storey dwelling with all mod cons. The hot water system somewhat mysterious. We didn't see the switch high up near the bathroom to activate the extractor fan and a light for the shower until Marion pointed it out. But it was a delight to sit, either on the pavement outside the french windows, or just inside if it rained or blew too hard, and take in the view across the Levels all the way to the Downs. A lovely holiday. We should like to go back.
Visited July 2020
Written August 1, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

OnAir651695
OnAir651695
1 contribution
Great house with great views of the countryside
We would like to thank Marian, we were allowed to spend a week in their great cottage! You really had a great view over the beautiful landscape! The house is very comfortably furnished. We would like to book it again anytime!best regards from Germany Viktoria & Marcel
Visited June 2019
Written June 20, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
farmhandMJH
farmhandMJH
Dear Viktoria & Marcel, I'm glad you had a good time, thank you for your review and we look forward to seeing you again! Best wishes Marian and David
Written July 4, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Linda P
Linda P
50 contributions
Comfy cottage in idyllic setting
Ideally located for most attractions in Sussex . A peaceful retreat after a day exploring this beautiful area. We had a warm welcome from Marian, even though we arrived later than expected. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped, plenty of room for a couple. We really appreciated the collection of books on the local area, which helped us plan our outings. The view from the patio is superb, especially first thing in the morning with the mist still giving an ethereal atmosphere to the 'levels' and rabbits breakfasting on the grass. If you like raw milk and organic yoghurt , you can get it fresh from the dairy. And of course the Lamb Inn is a only a short stroll away, with amazing food and friendly staff. We hope to return !
Visited September 2017
Written September 22, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
farmhandMJH
farmhandMJH
Thank you for your lovely review, we're so glad you had a good time. It was a pleasure to meet you and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. All the best Marian and David
Written September 24, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hans R
Hans R
Berkel-Enschot, The Netherlands2 contributions
Zeer comfortabele cottage
Mooie cottage met nog oude elementen van de boerenschuur. Modern en comfortabel, van alle gemakken voorzien. Schitterende omgeving, bossen, steden en strand in de nabije omgeving. Een reis waard.
Visited September 2017
Written September 22, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
farmhandMJH
farmhandMJH
It was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely dog, hope to see you here again sometime!
Written September 26, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

foodie632016
foodie632016
Brighton, United Kingdom30 contributions
Blissful hideaway in gorgeous Sussex countryside.
A wonderful hideaway in a fabulous location with incredible views. The cottage is really comfortable and well equipped. The setting is gorgeous and provided just the right environment for a peaceful and restful break. Don't forget to visit the dairy to get some delicious organic milk & yoghurt! I would definitely stay again!
Visited May 2017
Written June 6, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
farmhandMJH
farmhandMJH
Glad you had a good rest, we look forward to welcoming you here again sometime!
Written August 18, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dababoon
Dababoon
Birkenshaw, United Kingdom19 contributions
Weeks R & R
What a fantastic place quiet well equipped cottage once old cattle shed restoration sympathetic and good. Great vistas if you like the country and all it entails you'll love this place we do.
Visited May 2017
Written May 21, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
farmhandMJH
farmhandMJH
Thank you for your kind review, hope you've enjoyed sitting out in the garden and visiting local places!
Written May 24, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Eleanor T
Eleanor T
1 contribution
Beautiful secluded cottage surrounded by picture perfect countryside
This was a great cottage with everything you would need. We came with our toddler and she loved it too, especially the cows next door. We will definitely come back here.
Visited May 2015 Traveled as a couple
Written May 10, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

PinsieP
PinsieP
Balcombe, United Kingdom2 contributions
Truly outstanding cottage, heart-melting views, beautiful hosts & awesome wildlife...
Mr & Mrs Harding (the lovely owners of Moorhen) have created an organic haven for nature lovers. In many years of traveling, few vistas can equal that of the views out across the marshes from this beautiful little cottage. Draw your eyes in closer, to the cottage garden, and you'll find wild strawberries, herbs & aromatics to entertain your senses. The cottage is beautiful, having retained a true sense of its former glory ~ it's warm, cosy and beautifully designed & furnished to cater for your every need. We have never felt more at home in a 'holiday let'! Court Lodge Farm itself is a joy. We've loved waking to the sound of bird-song and the very happy cows that literally seem to chomp at the proverbial bit to get in the milking shed :) Please do not miss the opportunity to sample their organic yogurt & milk, or Ree's organic horse-drawn veg ~ it brings back memories of how our food used to (and SHOULD!) taste... Knowing that the surrounding landscape is organic, and very loved by its kind, helpful owners & farm crew, just adds to the perfection of this awesome place. We couldn't recommend it higher if we tried, and we'll be back, even though we're moving home to just a couple of miles away !!!
Visited November 2013 Traveled as a couple
Written November 28, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
farmhandMJH
farmhandMJH
Glad you enjoyed your stay, hope you felt rested and refreshed! x
Written January 29, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Yard
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
On the edge of the Pevensey Levels, with views to the sea and Eastbourne, We are in walking distance of Herstmonceux Castle with its moat and beautiful grounds, and Observatory science centre, and 10 minutes drive from historic Pevensey Castle. The cottage is warm and cosy and very private, the area is renowned for its wildlife and there are lovely walks across the fields and in nearby woodland, yet we are not too far from many interesting places to visit.
Getting around
A car is essential unless you're cycling, as there isn't any public transport to Wartling . If you're planning to visit London for a day out to see the sights the nearest suitable stations are Battle or Polegate. Brighton can also be accessed easily by train from Polegate - useful as the traffic into Brighton can be heavy at times.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Come to the farmhouse (about 100 metres to the rear of the Lamb Inn, in Wartling) to collect the key, Moorhen Cottage is about 50 yards further down our farm track.
Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyThere Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Moorhen Cottage at Court Lodge Farm

Moorhen Cottage at Court Lodge Farm is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

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