The Cottage in the Garden


Romantic is one of the words our guests use to describe us, so if you sometimes long to spend time somewhere really special then read on...

It is rare in the modern world to come across a place with such a wonderful atmosphere that time stands still and the pressures of life just fade away but this extraordinarily romantic and beautiful private sanctuary for two is such a place.

Reached by a path through the beautiful garden with staggering views, the cottage is detached, has total privacy and is completely self contained with full central heating. There is private parking for one car by the main house.

Throughout, the level of comfort equals an excellent hotel whilst self catering gives our guests the privacy, flexibility and freedom of their own space. We enjoy welcoming guests and will greet you and take you to the cottage. We are on hand to help you make the most of your stay.

The elegant living room with its pale painted floors and antique furniture, lamps and mirrors has a large comfortable sofa and wonderful views. The table in the bay window is flooded with light making a lovely place for you to enjoy a leisurely breakfast and plan the day using the plentiful maps, guides and books provided.

The cottage has WiFi, a television with Freeview and dvd, and also a cd player and radio.

The charmingly decorated bedroom has a huge superking  size bed, matching French “shabby chic” wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables and a pretty dressing table. Beyond, the smart modern en suite bathroom has a full sized bath and powerful shower. Towels, dressing gowns, slippers and hairdryer are provided.

The kitchen is completely equipped with all the cooking utensils and china that even a very keen cook would be likely to use, down to a champagne stopper. It has a cooker, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, washing machine and tumble drier.

The veranda, or stoop, which runs along the whole of the south side overlooks a stunning view, see above, and makes a wonderful place from which to enjoy a lazy breakfast or a pre-dinner drink. Spectacular sunsets occur very frequently.

Welcome to The Cottage in the Garden.

Some comments from guests. These are just some of the lovely things left for us to find in our visitors’ book

“ The cottage was fabulous, definitely 5 star, if not better. Everything in it was so beautifully done and we loved basking in the sunlight at the bay window”

“You are to be congratulated on preserving a beautiful old building and creating, with such charm, a little piece of heaven.The fantastic views over the High Weald and the charming light interior, comfortable bed and extremely well-equipped kitchen lured us to stay in rather than go out. A real gem. We have been very happy here and couldn’t have asked for more.”

“We couldn’t have wished for a better retreat in which to spend Christmas together. Peaceful, warm, cosy and inviting. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our stay.”

“We’ve spent four very happy, comfortable nights in this romantic little retreat. Lovely walks from the cottage and in the Ashdown Forest. Plenty to do and see in the area. Our meal was delicious!”

“What a wonderful place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. In  your cottage every detail has been thought through to make the guests feel special, happy and welcome. never slept so well as here.”

‘Your place is enchanting, the cottage is super-comfortable and you are wonderful hosts,”

“The bed was very comfortable but so huge that I couldn’t kick my husband when he snored!”

“ All the thoughtful touches made it feel very special..the fresh flowers, the ready - made fire in the woodburner. So easy to relax and feel at home, but with so much more tranquillity - the birdsong simply beautiful.”

“ Your attention to detail everywhere in the cottage is remarkable...I have loved being surrounded by such amazing flowers - even by our bedside and have felt part in the land of Keats, part Marie Antoinette..the meadow in front of the cottage is an inspiration.”

“The Cottage in the Garden has been the perfect retreat after our amazing but chaotic wedding. Our ‘mini - moon’ has been just what we wanted and the Rotherfield walks simply wonderful.”

“ Perfect, come rain or shine it was still perfect! Thankyou for creating this magical space in which we got engaged! We hope to come back soon.”

“An amazing place to spend our 1st Wedding Anniversary - bespoke, beautifully decorated, tranquil and lovely. What more could you ask for! A BIG thankyou for the warm welcome, hospitality and entry to a little piece of Heaven.”

“ A big thankyou to you for creating a perfect bolt hole for a very stressed couple, it was literally just what the doctor ordered, if they could bottle the tranquillity of this place they would certainly be on a winner.We will be back for longer next time.”

“ A truly lovely, peaceful place to stay for a brief respite from the hurly-burly of family life! We have slept like logs. Love the tranquillity, the spectacular views and the wildlife - a pretty young deer came bounding through the garden right next to the cottage yesterday at dusk.”

“Our reason for coming here was to find sanctuary following the successful treatment of my husband’s cancer. We found the cottage far exceeded our hopes and expectations. Such lovely people who could not do enough to make our stay perfect! Thankyou from the bottom of our hearts. We will go home today having rested and taken time to appreciate life and all that it has to offer.”

“Thankyou for the incredibly warm and enthusiastic greeting. The cottage is beautiful and we felt instantly at home - it was as if no-one had ever been here before us. Charming and beautiful, we felt as if in another world. Lots of useful information and lovely attention to detail around the cottage. it has truly been the perfect antidote to the busy few weeks leading up to our wedding. We can’t recommend you enough.”

“ ...we are heading home with heavy hearts, but thinking about our next visit already.”

“What a lovely little cottage, everything is perfect here, there isn’t anything we would change.”

“A blissful weekend - so pretty with the snow falling. Amazing dinner on Friday night - what a treat! Wish we could stay longer..”

“ Thankyou for another wonderful stay. The warm welcome and lovely cottage were just as I remembered - and the garden and views even better in spring/summer! It’s all the little touches that make this a special place -  from the ready laid wood fire, to the fresh scones, to the lovely chats and hints and tips on everything from the local area to gardening! We’ll return, batteries recharged, to London but hope to be back soon!”

“You are amazing hosts and instantly made us feel extremely welcome at The Cottage in the Garden. A beautiful little place to escape to with stunning views and personal touches which made our stay just perfect. Thankyou for creating this perfect piece of Heaven. Incredible.”


In the heart of the Sussex High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the depths of a lovely garden sits this tranquil old cottage.

Completely self contained, it allows you to  relax in its peaceful surroundings in considerable comfort.

The Regency town of Royal Tunbridge Wells is a short drive through beautiful countryside as are Glyndebourne Opera and many pretty villages and national Trust properties.

The Most Romantic Hideaway