Woodlands Cottage

Nr Haywards Heath, West Sussex

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 2 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 021004

About Woodlands Cottage

A former game keeper’s house, this classically-styled cottage is surrounded by woodland.

Close in distance, yet far from the hustle and bustle of London’s streets, this two-bedroom cottage is the perfect ‘get away from it all’ place to stay. 

You’ll be nestled in the woodland area of the country retreat, Nymans, surrounded only by trees, gardens, a nearby lake and the romantic ruins of the main house. 

Woodlands Cottage was built in 1863, for the estate’s game keeper at the time. Now it hosts a comfortable stay with two bedrooms, elegantly finished interiors and a cosy stove in the lounge. There’s even room for two dogs. 

From here you can drive to the historic Lanes and classic seafront of Brighton in 30 minutes. Or for the hazy meadows and extensive biking trails of the South Downs, a 30 minute drive to the west will take you into the heart of the national park.

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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 available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Entrance hall, utility room, sitting/dining room and kitchen.

  • First floor

    Two bedrooms (one double with 5' bed, one twin) and bathroom with shower over bath.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Parking: For two cars next to cottage and additional parking available nearby.

Garden: A large enclosed informal garden.

Access: The drive to the cottage is along a half mile of single track. There are no lights along the track and it is best that you arrive during daylight.

Utilities: The washing machine and tumble dryer is a combined washer dryer.

Please note: The cottage is in an isolated location within Nymans Wood which is open to the public and popular for family days out, walking, cycling etc.

So we can continue to preserve and care for this special woodland there will be people, including volunteer groups, working within the woods and may be using equipment such as chainsaws and tractors. On occasion this could be within a close proximity to the cottage.

The nearest properties are some distance away and it gets very dark at night, so consequently is not recommended for those of a nervous disposition.

Children should be supervised as there is a large lake approximately 400 metres from the house.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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