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Miswells Cottages - Lake View

Turners Hill near East Grinstead, Sussex (Ref. 933423)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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39 Customer Reviews

  • "Exceeded expectations."

    Immaculately clean and very spacious. Lovely deck looking over the lake. The Crown I in Turners Hill is an excellent pub.

    Reviewed by JudySep 2021

  • "Everything about Lakeview Miswells Cottage was perfect for us and the hosts were so welcoming and helpful."

    Reviewed by UrsulaSep 2021

  • "The property is lovely and as described."

    Our daughters enjoyed feeding the fish in the evening and the views across the Lake are very relaxing at the end of the day. There are lots of great places within easy travelling, the gardens at Leonardslee Gardens are stunning and Wakehurst was well worth the visit. Further afield we also went to Brighton, Littlehampton and West Wittering beach so it really does allow trips to keep the kids entertained. The Crown pub in the village serves really nice food and we particularly enjoyed the Thai meal at Thai time at Forest Row, really delicious. Linda was also brilliant in putting me in touch with a local florist to organise flowers for my wedding anniversary as well.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2021

  • "The accommodation was exactly as advertised."

    Really nice and clean and a lovely lakeside spot with a balcony overlooking it. Owners were friendly and helpful. Great all round experience.

    Reviewed by HuwAug 2021

  • "We enjoyed the ambience and the beds were very comfortable."

    It was sad that we weren't allowed to fast charge our electric car and there was a loud noise at midnight ? a pump of some sort which woke us up on our last night. There were many good pubs and Wakehurst Place for excellent walking nearby.

    Reviewed by HilaryJul 2021

  • "A clean and spacious place with a wonderful view and facilities."

    The host was very attentive.

    Reviewed by FreesiaJun 2021

  • "Stayed at the cottage in October 2020."

    Had a lovely week despite the weather. The cottage was warm, comfortable, well equipped and clean. Linda was very helpful and easy to contact. The location is beautiful with plenty of things to do. Also had a fabulous meal in the Crown in Turners Hill. Would stay again thank you.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2020

  • "Pros: Liked it as a staycation holiday home!"

    Spotless clean, Very nice environment and surroundings, nice and helpful host, would love to come back! Cons: The fact that we don't have a car, it's not easy to locate yourself when you called for a taxi as this cottage wasn't on Google map at all. Would suggest adding "Miswells Cottage" to the Google Map :)

    Reviewed by Io WengOct 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Lake View."

    It is very well placed for visiting Brighton and Eastbourne and for walking in the beautiful Ashdown Forest. The house is comfortable and well equipped and it was a pleasure to spend time there watching the wildlife round the lake.

    Reviewed by JillOct 2020

  • "Extremely well appointed property."

    Lovely view over the lake and very friendly owners.

    Reviewed by RonaldSep 2020

  • "A lovely setting and a well equipped and modern, clean and warm place to stay."

    A great base to explore the countryside and coast and a nice place to return to at the end of the day.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "We had an amazing holiday."

    The accommodation was brilliant and incredibly clean with everything we could possibly need. The host was fantastic and we would recommend to everyone. An incredible setting which was so relaxing and peaceful and a great base for lots of lovely trips out. We cannot thank you enough for a brilliant family holiday.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at Miswells."

    The property was comfortable and extremely clean, however the decor and furnishings are in need of an update. I also found the open plan bathroom set up a bit odd! The thing that made the property for us, was the balcony overlooking the small lake. It was very relaxing to sit there with a drink in hand and watch the world go by. We were even lucky enough to spot a kingfisher on a couple of occasions!

    Reviewed by Lee-annAug 2020

  • "The details about the cottage should mention the steepness of the stairs leading to the front door."

    This was an immaculate and well-equiped cottage (more of a flat really).

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2020

  • "Happy New Year Sykes Holiday Cottages and thank you for facilitating the most amazing family Christmas at Miswells Cottage Lake View."

    The mini Holiday at Christmas was truly amazing and we cannot stop thinking about our gorgeous Holiday Home. It was so peaceful and serene (our choice). I almost don't want to share it in case I find it is booked when I want to go there, but I would love to return to this beautiful 'family' home again in the not too distant future. Linda and Barry were superb Hosts and we enjoyed getting to know them over a glass of fizz on Christmas Eve. They were so kind and completely selfless considering that it was Christmas. Each evening they even took the trouble to light up the beautiful lake for us to enjoy the view - it was truly magical. Linda and Barry also decorated the cottage for Christmas, it was so welcoming. I took way to many bits and pieces not knowing the quality that I was going too find. I cannot say enough about this wonderful place and these wonderful people who made our Christmas really special. [The journey home was not great but this is not something that anyone could have done anything about. We sadly had to cut our holiday short by one day to visit our Bristol family and endured the worst traffic in the history of transport on Friday 27 December 2019. We got caught in the Gatwick and Heathrow and Christmas travelling on the M23 and M24 and am unsure whether there may have been an easier route home]

    Reviewed by JaneDec 2019

  • "What a lovely big, airy flat, very clean and in a lovely location."

    Owner very friendly and helpful. We had a lovely stay, thank you. Just a couple of points to raise but didn’t affect our stay. Not too sure it is a particularly child friendly place to say, going up and down the stairs (no stair gate) in the night if the kids needed me (one needs a wee about 3am most nights!) was tough! Both rooms are open to their respective bathrooms so toiletries / chemicals would have to be kept on a high shelf elsewhere if your child was likely to get up and play in the night. (Also not great if you like privacy when on the loo, or if you’re staying with friends, rather than family). If it was warm outside you would not be able to have the patio doors open on to the terrace as the surround is easily climbed, and is over the lake. A few light bulbs were not working (vanity mirror and bed side light) but only a slight inconvenience really. Having stayed whilst it was wet outside, the car parking area was very muddy, meaning we’d have to go out in one pair of shoes (wellies) and change once out. Again, just an inconvenience. Thank you very much for a lovely stay, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AngieNov 2019

  • "This was a very comfortable property in a peaceful location."

    We enjoyed the wonderful lake view and the easy chairs to relax in on the patio.It was very well equipped with an excellent pub providing good food nearby.

    Reviewed by RosemarySep 2019

  • "Everything was very good and we all really enjoyed ourselves and did not want to leave."

    However in the Master bedroom there were 3 lights that did not work and had to rely on one light over the bed, or the lights in the washing area. Also no one liked not having any doors on the washing/toilet area. We did appreciate the welcome pack. We would recommend the property to others.

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2019

  • "This is by far the most well equipped property we have visited."

    The little things like high quality hand wash in all bathrooms made us feel the owners really wanted us to feel at home. A brilliant property for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by DianneJul 2019

  • "Supreme location, wonderful “cottage “ with everything provided that you could possible need."

    Added bonus a very large balcony overlooking a very active lake.

    Reviewed by CliveJul 2019

  • "This cottage is a real gem."

    Clean, spacious, with all mod cons and a great view of the little lake. We loved watching the squirrels and the birds on the balcony. And pubs within walking distance, what more could you want?

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2019

  • "The equipment in the kitchen was plentiful but the owner needs to check the quality."

    We found a couple of broken items that were not essential to us and a frying pan that needed renewing. We left a message for the owner as they were also on holiday.

    Reviewed by CathyMay 2019

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The view over the lake was delightful. When the sun shone we sat on the balcony overlooking the lake,relaxing after sightseeing. The situation was ideal for the places we wanted to visit. Lovely pubs with good food also nearby. Even the weather was good for the time of year with some sunshine on most days. For me at 87 years old it was a sentimental journey to the area where I had spent many happy years 60 years ago. Thank you,

    Reviewed by MariaMay 2019

  • "Amazing cottage, fantastic place with plenty to do ."

    The perfect place to unwind .gutted we had to leave

    Reviewed by StevenApr 2019

  • "Miswells Cottages is the perfect place for a relaxing holiday."

    Everything plus more is available in this spacious, spotlessly clean and comfortable accommodation. The view, especially from the lounge room and deck is so tranquil and picturesque. Linda and Barry are the perfect hosts who have thought of everything to make your stay the best. Coming from Australia it was great for us to experience the English village hospitality as we walked around the public walkways and enjoyed meals at the two nearby pubs. We hope to be able to return to Miswells Cottages for a longer stay on our next visit to the UK.

    Reviewed by KimbelMar 2019

  • "Miswells Cottage made for an excellent holiday experience."

    The house is very cosy, beautifully furnished, neat and tidy and very well stocked with everything you might need or want. The views across the lake are a wonderful bonus. The peace and quiet of the vicinity were exactly what we were looking for on our family holiday. We left feeling relaxed and refreshed! Thank you to Linda and team.

    Reviewed by KanikaMar 2019

  • "We had a great week at Miswells cottage- Lake view."

    The cottage is lovely and we found everything we needed. The view over the lake and the woodlands is so relaxing! Early in the morning we could see squirrels and pheasants from the cottage. And the children enjoyed feeding the fishes!! The location is great too: many National Trust Houses and gardens near by and easy access to Brighton too.

    Reviewed by FabienneOct 2018

  • "The accommodation was first class, everything you could possibly need was provided ."

    All the little extras like board games ,books and dvds made it a great place to relax and unwind with our family . We loved feeding the fish each morning and the view onto the lake was beautiful. We will go back again .

    Reviewed by ChristineOct 2018

  • "We were greeted by Linda."

    She did everything to ensure that the place was ready for us. Thanks for arranging such great weather! We had quite a few visitors and they all were very impressed by the standard of care to make sure it was perfect . Thank you for everything.

    Reviewed by Sally & LenSep 2018

  • "Magnificent property, every amenity , very very comfortable, really enjoyed our stay there ."

    Lovely owner , Linda , lives beside the property, and made us , a group of 4 , feel very welcome. Cannot praise it highly enough, go there !

    Reviewed by Peter JSep 2018

  • "The accommodation was very good and well equipped."

    My husband really enjoyed sitting outside on the deck of a morning watching the Heron and the fish. It is well situated for visiting places of interest - there are many gardens and stately homes near by with Brighton a very short distance away. I would not recommend this cottage to anyone with problems with steep outside stairs, I've had 2 knee replacements and have arthritis - the rise of the steps is higher than usual. We had to go and ask someone how the towel rail switched on and twice we had no water in the morning - again my Husband had to go and talk to someone. We did not get a welcome pack as per advertised other than a packet of biscuits that ran out at the end of May! Also a pink of milk which went off after 2 days! The garage door makes more than a little noise - it is very noisy in the downstairs bedroom!

    Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry you were not entirely happy with your stay. My cleaner is going to check with the local shop where she bought your milk and biscuits on Saturday as this has never happened before. We are sorry you thought that the welcome pack was not sufficient. The boiler issue was addressed as soon as we were made aware but the towel rail had been turned off after a very hot summer as guests requested this due to the bathroom being too warm. We were happy to help your husband turn this back on again. I have also added further notes about the external staircase and am sorry that you found this difficult after your knee replacements. No one has ever mentioned the incline of the stairs before so we had thought the notes to be sufficient. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay otherwise and thank you again for your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DianaSep 2018

  • "Miswells Cottage is in a beautiful scenic location which is very relaxing."

    The cottage is very well equipped with beds, bedding, kitchen amenities and truly was a home from home. The Owners are very welcoming and are located nearby should there be any issues.

    Reviewed by CarolineJul 2018

  • "Lovely holiday home in beautiful setting."

    We found it exceptionally clean and it was well equipped. Owners were very friendly and helpful. Brilliant base for exploring the area with lots to see and do. I would recommend this holiday home and would definitely return again.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2018

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lake View, it was indeed a great view!"

    A more than comfortable place to stay, perfectly situated to visit the many interesting sights in the near proximity of this 'home from home'.

    Reviewed by M.h.Jun 2018

  • "We chose Miswells Cottage as the ideal spot for a weeks cycling in the Ashdown Forest area."

    On arrival we were thrilled to find such a well equipped beautiful cottage. It was lovely to come home after a days cycling and relax, with a glass of wine, on the veranda overlooking the lake. We watched the Canada Geese goslings grow bigger each day. There were 5 when we arrived and to our amazement 5 when we left. The parents were very conscientious. A truly lovely place which made our holiday even more enjoyable. Thank you to the family.

    Reviewed by MMay 2018

  • "The holiday accomodation was a spacious, comfortable and well furnished apartment."

    What made our stay here exceptionally memorable was the large balcony overlooking a beautiful lake.

    Reviewed by GeorgeJun 2017

  • "It was a great flat, the view over the lake was absolutely superb as well!"

    Most of the rooms being on one floor suited my mother. It was very comfortably furnished and I wouldn't hesistate to recommend it to anyone. The only thing I would mention is that the post code given did not guide me to the right road - there are many roads into Turners Hill which are called Turners Hill Road. Maybe it was my sat nav (Garmin) at fault, but we spent quarter of an hour or so going up and down some roads before getting it right. Go to the centre of the village and take the road downhill past the general stores, and then you come across the garage mentioned in the description. The road then curves round to the right, and the drive way into the property is on the left on that corner. It is rather hidden, so make sure that you aren't going too fast at that stage! But after that it was great - one of the pubs in the village doesn't do evening food, but the other one, on the crossroads, does, although it's probably worth taking the car rather than walking in from Lake View, the first bit of the journey doesn't have any footpaths - and the evenings were drawing in when we were there and we didn't fancy the walk back in the dark/twilight. But go for it - and there's plenty of places to visit in the area.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2016

  • "This was a family holiday."

    It was an excellent property, very well equipped to very high standards. I have feather allergies and the bedding was of the highest standard duck down. When I mentioned this to Mr Williams he went out and bought a hypo allergenic duvet for me. The owners overall were wonderful, everything was super. The setting was lovely, overlooking the lake and we would highly recommend this property

    Reviewed by DanielSep 2016

  • "This was a beautifully located holiday home in idyllic surrounds."

    The cottage is comfortable and well equipped, making our stay comfortable and hassle free. I would thoroughly recommend a stay here, it's beautiful. There is a slight noise from the road from time to time but it's not bothersome and only noticeable sometimes.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2016

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The property

This lovely holiday home is set in the West Sussex village of Turners Hill on the borders of the three counties of Kent, Surrey and East Sussex.

These historic counties are full of castles, picturesque towns and villages, National Trust properties and award-winning Gardens.

Lake View is in an ideal location to explore everything these counties have to offer.

Located above the owner's double garage and over two floors, this extremely spacious accommodation is beautifully decorated, tastefully furnished and equipped to the highest standard, making this into a highly desirable self-catering holiday home. The light, bright open plan living area with its contemporary kitchen makes this an ideal choice for families and couples to get together after days out.

French doors lead from the sitting room area out onto the raised decking with views over the lake and woodland, where guests can relax and unwind while watching the wild-life swoop and fish swim in the lake just below.

If you wish to enjoy long lingering dinners over wine and soft lighting, then this property also has a separate dining room. The large master bedroom is off the living area on the first floor and the even larger family bedroom, which can accommodate up to four, is completely separate on the floor above.

Both bedrooms have their own en-suite shower rooms/WC so privacy is guaranteed. This makes this an ideal choice when larger or extended families or couples are holidaying together. Nearby: The village is only a short walk from the door with two pubs overlooking a village green, each serving delicious meals and offering local ales. Gatwick Airport (9 miles) Three Bridges train station (5 miles) Fast and reliable direct service to London.

London Bridge (Thameslink) in 38mins. The South coastal towns of Brighton and Hove (25 miles) with their unique shops and attractions are just a 35min drive crossing the beautiful South Downs National Park.


  • First Floor Small entrance lobby
  • Cloakroom/ WC
  • Open plan Kitchen and Living / Relaxing Area
  • Patio doors from the Lounge lead on to a large decked balcony overlooking the lake
  • Master Bedroom with King-size bed, TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Dining Room
  • Stairs leading to: Second floor Family room with 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed with pull-out additional single bed
  • This large room has a separate en-suite shower room, basin and WC
  • Washing Machine and laundry area. Outside Decked Balcony with awning and garden furniture overlooking the lake and woodland
  • Parking space for 2 cars.
  • Fully equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, combination microwave/oven, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD player, radio, Wi-Fi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power Inc in rent
  • Gas Central Heating
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed raised deck with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Access to the property is via a flight of external stairs as is on the first floor
  • Note: Both bedrooms have open plan en-suites
  • Note: The large raised decked area is private and is for guests use only
  • Note: The woodland, grounds and lake are private for owners use only
  • Note: There is a deep lake adjoining the property and children must be supervised
  • Note: The garage below is used by the owners, associated noise from the electronic doors will occasionally be heard
  • Note: This property does not accept business or worker bookings
  • This property has a £150.00 Good Housekeeping Bond.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


East Grinstead 3 mls; Ashdown Forest 3 mls; Ardingly 4 mls; Gatwick Airport 5 mls; Hever 10 mls; Tunbridge Wells 15 mls, Brighton 25 mls.

Turners Hill is a quiet, peaceful village in rural Sussex, full of old world charm and character. Due to this the village centre has been designated as a conservation area and is picture perfect in every way with a central village green and with it's local shops and pubs forming the focal point. There are two excellent pubs one overlooking the village green,The Red Lion and The Crown, both serve local ales and delicious home cooked meals with produce sourced from farms nearby. If dining out is part of your holiday experience then you will certainly be spoilt for choice in this location! You can sample everything from a Sussex cream tea to dining at a grand Michelin Star, three rosettes restaurant and almost within walking distance! Many of the buildings surrounding the village date from the 17th and 18th centuries and a number are listed, so take time to explore the village before setting off to discover the Hundred Acre Wood that Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and all their friends trampled through created in the books by A.A.Milne and based in the Ashdown Forest only a few miles away. Ashdown Forest, originally a deer hunting forest in Norman times is really more heathland with several scattered villages dotted around. Full of exciting places to visit including National Trust Properties, Heritage Steam Railways, Art Galleries, Theatres and Museums. Here there is fun and activities for the whole family: cycling, canoeing, climbing, bush craft, survival skills, golf, walking and wine tasting, to name but a few. Ardingly is only a few miles from Turners Hill and is probably best known for hosting the annual South of England Show held in June and offers events and exhibitions over a three day period. Of course, it does lie dormant during the rest of the year, but puts on everything from Christmas and International antique and collectors fairs to dog shows, cycling events and even Moonlight Balls. So check out what is on while you are in the area.Turners Hill, a quiet piece of rural Sussex, but certainly never boring!!

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