Chodds Farmhouse

Haywards Heath, West Sussex
The exterior of Chodds Farmhouse, West Sussex
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The kitchen at Chodds Farmhouse, West Sussex
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The twin bedroom at Chodds Farmhouse, West Sussex
The bathroom at Chodds Farmhouse, West Sussex
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The rear garden at Chodds Farmhouse, West Sussex
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At-a-glance details

  • Guests 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Flexible
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 5 What's this?
  • Reference 021010

About Chodds Farmhouse

An inviting farmhouse in a bustling village, in the heart of the Sussex Weald.

Chodds Farmhouse is in the lovely village of Handcross, close to the Nymans estate. The house dates back to the 1300s, and some parts were once used to house animals. We’ve breathed new life into this well-loved home, exposing original floors and beams and adding light colours, fresh design details and lots of comfortable, homely touches.   

The doorways are low as you enter from the back of the house. On the ground floor, there’s a big boot room as well as a second muddy entrance with a dog shower and utility room. The bright kitchen looks over the back garden and has a corner snug ready for morning coffees, while the sitting room and the dining room look out to the front. The cosy sitting room has comfortable sofas around a log burner, and the dining room has a huge inglenook fireplace dating from 1690, now home to a tangerine electric stove.

A curved staircase leads up to a hallway in the eaves, and all three bedrooms: the master bedroom with a king-size bed and fireplace, one double and one twin. There’s a generous family bathroom with roll-top bath and walk-in shower, as well as an additional WC.  

The farmhouse has private gardens at the front and back. The large, enclosed back garden is well-established and has a lawn as well as a dining patio.

Chodds Farmhouse is situated in the Weald and close to Ashdown Forest. A 30-minute drive takes you to the beach and historic lanes of Brighton, or to the extensive biking and walking trails of the South Downs. You’ll have free entry to Nymans’ elegant house and garden during your stay. Walk, cycle and spot wildlife in the woods, following paths that reveal a tranquil lake, cascades, sandstone outcrops and giant redwood trees.

For a holiday with family and friends, another National Trust holiday cottage, Woodlands Cottage, is a 10-minute walk away through the woods, and sleeps 4 people.

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
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  • Award-winning customer service
  • Help us care for nature, beauty and history

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  • Postpone or refund with no admin fee
  • Enhanced cleaning regime
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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD not available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Enter through the back door into the boot room. Small WC to the right. Kitchen to the left. Hallway leading to the sitting room and dining room. From the dining room is the utility room and a door to the back garden. Stairs to the first floor from the dining room.

  • First floor

    Hallway leads to 1 king sized bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, 1 double bedroom, bathroom with bath and walk in shower and a separate WC.

Notes for guests

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.

Heating: Gas central heating. A woodburning stove is provided in the sitting room

Parking: There are two - three parking spaces outside the cottage. Additional parking is available on the high street.

Garden: Large enclosed garden. Well established with trees and lawn. Patio area with seating for 6.

Please note: There are low ceilings, low doorways and steep steps.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm. 

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level.

The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions (stated on the cottage's webpage). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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