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The Orchard

(Ref. 984094)

Northiam near Peasmarsh, Sussex Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 13 Guests

  • 7 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "The Sofa bed in the downstairs lounge was not up to scratch, compared to the rest of the sleeping facilities, the mattress very poor."

    The dishwasher needed a bit of attention as the top tray seemed to derail making it difficult to load and unload.

    Reviewed by Brian3.4Apr 2024

  • "The property was very clean."

    There were no pet hairs. Unfortunately, the zip-link bed arrangement in one room wasn't available as per the listing but we were able to work around that. Beds were comfortable. The pool was great, very good indeed, although the edge trim was becoming detached in a couple of places. General decor is tired in places and the furniture is unusual! However, a very enjoyable weekend. 9.00am is an unusually early leaving time so we went to Peasmarsh for a really good breakfast after leaving.

    Reviewed by Barry3.8Apr 2024

  • "Lovely property in a good location on the main A28 - so easy to get out and about."

    Despite the busy road, it was quiet on the inside of the house. The swimming pool was a big plus - especially given the poor winter weather. However, it is a shame the Hot tub was not functioning (disconnected by the owner due to previous abuses) and likewise, the poolside shower was also disconnected (due to similar abuses in the past). The kithen utilities all worked well though, so it was possible to cook lots of yummy dishes using the excellent Sussex produce. The rooms were a very good size and the beds were very comfortable. There was some difficulty with one of the showers which we have alerted the owner about, but everything else worked well. The owner was very helpful and responsive about (very minor) issues encountered with some of the fittings. The only other (niggling) point was the lack of towels. Not a major problem but just had to remember to bring our own - which was unsual. All in all, a very pleasant stay in a very pleasant part of the country. Thank you Steve.

    Reviewed by Norbert4.7Jan 2024

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at the The Orchard in Sussex."

    The house was just right for our family of nine. The pool was fantastic and kept warm throughout our stay. Very privately located with plenty of car parking spaces. All the amenities was more than enough to satisfy us all. Overall...A fantastic holiday in a fantastic location in a fabulous house.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at The Orchard."

    Space is great and rooms very comfortable. Although the accommodation is spotless it's decor is very tired and could do with some TLC. There is a lot of minor stuff not working and the plumbing definitely needs addressing as there are lots of loose taps and furred up shower heads. A few new washers wouldn't go amiss. The tumble dryer might need looking at as it makes a horrible noise. The outside of the accommodation let's it down as the gutter needs fixing and clearing and the garden needs some tidying and all in need of general maintenance. We had some issues with getting hot water but it's was due to the eccentric plumbing and a couple of calls to the host got it resolved. But it wasn't very convenient to have to do this. A few spares such as bulbs being available would have been helpful. Perhaps a welcome/house guide summarising the house quirks would be helpful? TV in lounge was amazing! Main bathroom shower likewise. Host was very polite and helpful. Kitchen very well equipped but could use some weighing scales perhaps? H&S wise the poolside is lethal if wet, some rubber matting wouldn't go amiss to make it much safer. We had several near misses and one accident on the steps from the house into the pool despite being very careful. Especially worrying when we had elderly and very young children in our party. I would say not doing so is failing in duty of care. A sign warning of the slippery surfaces is not sufficient in my opinion. Thank you Orchard we enjoyed our stay immensely despite a few things hiccups. Wold have give a higher rating if not for poor maintenance of plumbing and safety issues of poolside.

    Reviewed by Lena4.1Jul 2023

  • "Lovely, comfy property with everything you could need and a secure garden for our dog to roam."

    The swimming pool is amazing! Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Jun 2023

  • "We were a party of 8 adults, 3 children under 6 and a dog and booked The Orchard for a family birthday celebration."

    It was a really wonderful week and this lovely family home suited all of our needs perfectly. The house was very spacious, with a large table able to seat all of us in the dining room and another, smaller table in the kitchen, which still seated 8 comfortably. The kitchen was large and very well equipped, having everything we needed, so it never felt crowded. The cottage was also clean and there was lovely linen on the beds. The bedrooms were comfortable and although the bedroom furniture in particular, was dated, it rather suited the age of the house. The en suite shower rooms were small but the main en suite bathroom was good and the family bathroom was spacious, with a large shower and roll top bath. Everyone in the group loved the beautiful swimming pool but as the 3 children were non swimmers, we made sure they had buoyancy aids for safety, as I believe the pool depth varies from 3 ft to 6 ft 6”. Although the property is situated on a fairly busy road, it’s surrounded by fields and is perfectly located to explore the Kent and Sussex countryside, National Trust properties, beaches etc. One small point we would like to mention to improve things for the future, would be to illuminate ‘The Orchard’ sign outside the property, as two of our party arrived in the dark and went up and down the road several times, trying to locate the house. It was fine once we all knew the exact position of the property. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed our week here, I would recommend The Orchard and would love to stay here again!

    Reviewed by Jocelyn4.7Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic property and very helpful owner."

    All the facilities were fantastic and the kids especially liked the indoor pool !!! Kitchen was well stocked with plates and glasses etc and plenty of room for our family including the 2 dogs !! Will definitely be booking again and have already recommended to others :)

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Mar 2023

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  • Seven bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size(zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV and en-suite with bath, basin and WC, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV and en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with TV, 1 x twin with TV and en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV, 1 x single, 1 x ground-floor double sofa bed
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Dining room with TV
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Second sitting room
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • AGA, electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 8 x TV's, Main room Sky TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot, and stairgate available
  • Private driveway for 10 cars
  • Enclosed wrap-around garden with lawn, patio, furniture, and barbecue
  • Enclosed paddock
  • Pet-friendly - 4 Well behaved dogs welcome at no extra cost
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 1 mile, River Rother 0.9 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 5pm, check-out by 9am
  • Note: Towels are not provided
  • Note: The indoor pool is heated all year round and is exclusive to the property
  • Note: There are steps to the interior and exterior of the property
  • Please note that no fireworks are permitted on the property
  • Stag and Hen parties are welcome

The property

Peasmarsh 4 miles.

Resting in Northiam, near Peasmarsh in East Sussex is The Orchard, a grand six-bedroom cottage, encompassed by 1-acre of private paddocks.

Set within High Weald AONB, enveloped by charming gardens, nature-filled walks and historical landmarks, whilst featuring a generously-sized living arrangement and an indoor heated swimming pool, The Orchard is the ideal base for a family or group of thirteen guests.

Benefit from the well-equipped kitchen/diner and utility, perfect for rustling up plenty of meals featuring an AGA, gas hob and dishwasher, before retiring to the formal dining table, to eat as a group.

Select from the snug, the smaller sitting room, and the formal sitting room, enjoying a seven-seater corner sofa and a magnificent open fireplace, all well-presented to relax from.

Take a dip in the heated swimming pool exclusive to the property, heated and available all year or pull up a chair in the dog-friendly garden, displaying far-reaching views across the surrounding hills.

When sleep calls, select from seven welcoming bedrooms including a double sofa in the snug, offering flexible sleeping arrangements and ample storage, along with the convenience of en-suite facilities throughout three of the larger rooms, and a main family bathroom.

If you can tear yourself away from The Orchard, head into the neighbouring village of Peasmarsh, where you'll find both a shop and a pub to ease your self-catering stay.

Within proximity you'll also arrive at Kent & East Sussex Railway, Great Dixter House & Gardens, and Bodiam Castle, a 14th century fortress, sat within a manicured landscape.

Heading towards Rye, enjoy tours of Red Door Alchemist Gallery, buff up on your local knowledge at Rye Castle Museum, or head to Ypres Tower, an ancient Grade I listed monument.

For a family-friendly day out, reach Hastings and its abundance of attractions, including The Stade Beach, Hastings Aquarium, The True CRIME Museum, and Hastings Pier for a true seaside experience.

Gather your loved ones in East Sussex at The Orchard.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £750.

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About the location


Rye 4.1 miles; Hastings 14.3 miles; 17.1 miles.

Peasmarsh is a village and civil parish resting in the Rother district of East Sussex, England. It has a small choice of pubs and restaurants if you don't fancy cooking one evening, as well as some shops and supermarkets for picking up any last-minute essentials. Nestled in the High Weald AONB, you are within reach of a a number of country trails for walking, hiking and cycling opportunities. Travel towards the bustling town of Rye for accessing a number of its popular attractions including the 14th century Rye Castle Museum, or enjoy an afternoon at the coast with the seaside towns of Hastings and Bexhill within driving distance. A charming base for all types of groups to explore the unspoilt countryside, all-year-round.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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