Wisteria Lodge

Crowborough, Sussex (Ref. 916467)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This delightful, detached bungalow, set next to the owner’s home, is ideally located in the heart of Crowborough, a busy market town once the home to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes series.

Spacious, light and airy, this Crowborough cottage offers couples the perfect place to stay as you discover this pretty part of Sussex with its wealth of walks, castles, golf courses, historic towns and quaint villages.

This lovely cottage in Crowborough is traditionally furnished with lots of comfy seating in the sitting room and a large, exceptionally well-equipped kitchen with dining area, with each of the rooms possessing wide windows with charming views over the wisteria.

The attractive double bedroom in this Crowborough cottage has an en-suite shower room with a folding seat, providing a comfortable solution for less agile guests.

Outside, there is a small patio area with furniture, just the spot in which to sit and ponder the day’s events or trips ahead.

This lovely self-catering Crowborough cottage is situated only a short distance from the bustling town centre, with its many shops, restaurants and pubs, and along with the array of tea rooms and quaint curiosity shops, you will also find a statue of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gazing down the hill.

Within a few minutes’ drive of this charming cottage you can be roaming the outskirts of Ashdown Forest, once a medieval hunting wood and now a beautiful area brimming with bridleways and wonderful woodland walkways, with cattle and sheep grazing in the clearings.

Birdwatchers and ramblers will adore Ashdown Forest, and guests of all ages will be delighted to discover its setting as the Hundred Acre Wood, home to Winnie the Pooh.

With so many places to visit and plenty of things to do, this Crowborough cottage is a delight to enjoy at any time of year!


All ground floor. One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Secure bike storage
  • Private front patio with furniture plus shared rear garden by arrangement
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Guests over 12 years only
  • Note: Cottage is next to a B road with some associated noise.

About the location


Tunbridge Wells 7 miles; Chiddingstone 10 miles; Ardingly 12 miles; Gatwick 25 miles.

Crowborough is a popular market town in East Sussex, well known as the home to many writers, actors and artists who took inspiration from the area’s beauty, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who penned the Sherlock Holmes mysteries and lived in the town for the last 23 years of his life, with his statue standing at Crowborough Cross. Tourists will also find a nod to the books with such street names criss-crossing the town as Watson Way and Sherlock Shaw as well as the Cafe Baskerville which can be found on the Broadway. The town offers a good selection of shops and eateries, plus a monthly farmers’ market provides local produce and culinary delights, whilst throughout the year Crowborough hosts a selection of quintessentially English fetes and fairs. Adjoining the edge of this market town is ancient Ashdown Forest, set in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Originally a Norman hunting ground, the forestland offers a rich heritage and was used by the monarchy and nobility until Tudor times, including Henry VIII who kept a hunting lodge at Bolebroke Castle and Anne Boleyn at nearby Hever Castle. Covering over 9 square miles, the now tranquil open heathland offers one of the largest public access spaces in South East England. Ashdown Forest is a famous beauty spot and has been claimed as the setting for the Hundred Acre Wood in the Winnie the Pooh stories written by A. A. Milne, who lived on its northern edge and would often take his son, Christopher Robin, walking amongst the woodland. With streams, ponds, woods and grazing commonland, this area is rich in wildlife, which is nationally protected. For those that adore the countryside, this part of Sussex is sure to delight and can be explored season by season with its ever-changing scenery.

Region Information

Note: Guests over 12 years only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas