Chodds FarmhouseHaywards Heath, West Sussex
- 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 FarmhouseAn 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
- Free entry to our places
- Award-winning customer service
- Help us care for nature, beauty and history
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- 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
Not accessibleView accessibility guide (PDF 411 KB)
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.
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.