• About The Orchard

    A majestic, detached family home complete with an indoor heated swimming pool, The Orchard sits in an acre of land which includes a private paddock for outdoor pursuits. Sitting in a picturesque location in Northiam, adjacent to the last rolling meadow of East Sussex as it joins the Kent border, The Orchard is perfectly located for exploring the many treasures of Kent and East Sussex. There is a steam train just a few hundred yards away serving the Rother Valley with stops at Tenterden and Bodiam. Alternatively, Bodiam Castle can be visited by taking a gentle boat trip or, more traditionally, by car. The village features the Church of St Mary’s which dates back to 1090, and the Great Dixter Tudor House and Gardens are just 0.25 miles away. There are many places to explore including Hawkhurst, Sandhurst, Beckley and a little further afield are Hastings, Tenterden and Camber Sands.
    Ground floor: Living room. Second living room with double sofa bed. Dining room. Dining area/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 6 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 3 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double on request), two with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
    Open fire in living room inc. Gas CH, elec and bed linen inc. T/cot. H/chair. Satellite TV. Eight Freeview TVs. DVDs. iPod dock. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Paddock. BBQ. Private parking for 4 cars. Indoor heated swimming pool (9.4m x 4.8m) with seating area and shower facilities. No smoking. Please note: Fireworks are not allowed in the garden/grounds of the property.

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      6 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 13 people

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      Yes 4 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Barbecue
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
    • Enclosed garden / patio
      Enclosed garden / patio
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Highchair
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Open fire
      Open fire
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Stairgate
    • Christmas themed cottage
      Christmas themed cottage
    • WiFi
    • Short breaks all year
      Short breaks all year
    • Cot available
      Cot available
    • Swimming pool - indoor
      Swimming pool - indoor
    • Bed lin included
      Bed lin included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
    • Car parking - on site
      Car parking - on site
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    7.5 out of 10 – based on 15 reviews

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    out of 10

    Thanks for everything. We had a great weekend.

    Confirmed guest, 2019-03-11



    out of 10

    Had a great time. Really loved the fact the pool is just off the kitchen.

    Confirmed guest, 2019-02-25



    out of 10

    We were disappointed with the overall cleanliness and general condition of the property. The whole house needs updating and repairing in some places. The landing carpet doesn't reach the walls and comes up in one of the bedroom doorways. There are cobwebs throughout and the whole house needs a deep clean. During our stay there was a distinct smell of dogs in the lounge (we did not bring any pets) and one of our party is allergic to dogs. If you are going to allow pets to stay at the property then it should be thoroughly cleaned afterwards. There were broken tiles in one bathroom and black mould in another. One bedroom window had no curtain. For some unknown reason all the door handles were only held on by two screws (rather than 6). The kitchen felt sticky and needed cleaning before we used it.

    Confirmed guest, 2019-02-22



    out of 10

    The pool is excellent with all the family

    Confirmed guest, 2019-01-14



    out of 10

    Stayed at the Orchard for 2 nights. Had a nice feel to it, beds were comfortable. Pool was great. Quiet and relaxing location. My only gripe, as many have commented, is the oven. Not efficient at all, especially when you want to cook for a large gathering. Would return though.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-11-12



    out of 10

    Several things didnt work and the oven was poor however the grandchildren loved the pool.enjoyed having lots of space.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-10-26



    out of 10

    nice house in a nice position , plenty of space and good size bedrooms, showers tend to drip a bit. oven not very good,takes a long time to cook.plenty of kitchen things and crockery etc,pool a bit cold , but we diid go in October.plenty of parking in front of house, shop in about a mile.DONT FORGET TO TAKE YOUR OWN TOWELS. 9 of us had a good time.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-10-01



    out of 10

    Great Swimming pool Poor Oven Selves slip out of runners and short of forks for 12

    Confirmed guest, 2018-08-17



    out of 10

    We enjoyed our holiday at the Orchard, the pool was really lovely and deep, they could do with more comfortable garden furniture and inside could stand some sprucing up. There was plenty of space inside, the bedroom facilities were fine, taking our own towels was a pain though. It's next to a corn field so I should think harvesting time is a challenge. The owners bungalow is behind the main house but we didn't feel overlooked. It's about 20 minutes to the sea. We had dogs and the garden was enclosed and fine for them. The pool is definitely the main attraction though.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-07-20



    out of 10

    This was a great house and the pool made it even more special.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-04-16



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    Confirmed guest, 2018-10-15



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    Confirmed guest, 2018-09-17



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    Confirmed guest, 2018-09-10



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    Confirmed guest, 2018-08-03



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    Confirmed guest, 2018-04-13



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