• 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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    7.3 out of 10 – based on 18 reviews

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    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



    out of 10

    The Orchard is a really beautiful house and we loved our stay there. We would not hesitate to re-book and hope to go back one day. The ONLY little moan I have is that the mattress on the bed I slept in was pretty saggy and could do with an upgrade. But I am 65 with a very bad back so maybe it was just me ! Just a lovely place and obviously loved by its owners. We all made great use of the superb pool which was a godsend in the horrible freezing weather and the house was perfectly warm . Thank you !

    Confirmed guest, 2018-03-02



    out of 10

    We loved out stay at the Orchard. The children loved the swimming pool and the adults liked the bathrooms and the spacious kitchen. The cottage had plenty of room for the 10 adults and two babies. We all felt that the cleaning should be better. The bathroom and kitchen taps need cleaning better, we found a mouldy orange and a sock behind a chest of draws in the bedroom.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-02-19



    out of 10

    very shabby house, in desperate need of updating, the only good thing about this was the pool which could still do with a good deep clean. very expensive for what it is

    Confirmed guest, 2018-02-12



    out of 10

    Great weekend at The Orchard. Lovely property overall and indoor pool was great. Only downside was broken bed in one room and shower in one en suite took an age to get hot water. We would return again.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-01-29



    out of 10

    My family and I had a great weekend here! We had a mini Xmas in January and it was perfect! We didn't leave the cottage, we had a lovely stay and it was suitable for all ages. Yes as other reviews state the decor is dated and slightly worn but the rooms were all great and we thoroughly enjoyed the pool! We would all go back.

    Confirmed guest, 2018-01-08



    out of 10

    we were so excited to have a pool for christmas and being together, the first christmas without my mum. mainly it was small things that made the house not so luxurious. we have stayed in quite a few, this was the most expensive, all in all very disappointing, even left a day early. some of our points have shown up on other sites on their reviews.

    Confirmed guest, 2017-12-29



    out of 10

    Took the family away for a long weekend to celebrate my birthday, unfortunately at the end of November most local attractions are closed, we were aware of this but there is nothing around. The house has a nice kitchen and pool room but the rest is tired and old fashioned. Two of the ensuites are just converted cupboards, I slipped on the pool surround and spent the day in A&E so we all ended up going home a day early. Not a successful trip for us won't go there again

    Confirmed guest, 2017-11-27



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    Confirmed guest, 2018-10-15



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    Confirmed guest, 2018-09-17



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