Elegant Victorian house, sleeps 11, tennis court
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Luxury, Away from it all, Rural, Village|
Description from the owner
This large secluded Victorian house has breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside towards Rye. Inside rooms are light and airy. The property has undergone a total restoration and refurbishment. Period features have been lovingly restored and the ambiance of the family home maintained. The house is surrounded by three quarters of an acre of enclosed gardens and in addition there is a fenced, hard tennis court. The south facing brick paved terrace is a gorgeous suntrap with lots of flexible seating. The driveway provides parking for at least four cars.
A welcome hamper is provided for each booking.
Elegant Victorian house, sleeps 11, tennis court
Iden, South East England, England
Additional Location Information
Iden is a pretty and picturesque village with a pub renowned for its food, and post office/general stores within an easy walk of the house. The historic town of Rye, one of the Cinque ports, is less than 3 miles away with its charming winding lanes, interesting harbour and the wonderful sandy beaches of Camber Sands beyond. Rye boasts some excellent restaurants, a weekly Farmers market, and a range of local shops including world famous Rye pottery. The house is well placed, between Hastings (10 miles) Tunbridge Wells (15 miles) and Tenterden (8 miles). The castles of Battle and Bodiam are also within easy reach. Ashford is 15 miles to the north with its International Station for a quick trip to France.
The Hythe to Dymchurch Light Steam Railway is also well worth a visit as it winds its way from Dungeness to Hythe all along the coast - take a picnic and stop off on the way!
Location Type Away from it all, Rural, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$453||$453||$1,510 - $3,019||$0||1 night|
|Nov. 3 2012 - Dec. 20 2012
|Dec. 21 2012 - Jan. 5 2013
|Jan. 5 2013 - Jan. 26 2013
|Jan. 27 2013 - Mar. 29 2013
|Mar. 29 2013 - Apr. 14 2013
Easter Mid High
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|Apr. 15 2013 - May. 4 2013
|May. 4 2013 - May. 25 2013
|May. 25 2013 - Jun. 1 2013
|Jun. 1 2013 - Jun. 29 2013
|Jun. 29 2013 - Aug. 31 2013
|All Other Dates||$453||$453||$1,510||-||2 nights|
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- Damage deposit - $377 / stay - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
Short breaks are calculated as follows: 2 nights= 60% of weekly rental, 3 nights = 65% of weekly rental 4 nights = 75% of weekly rental
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 10, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Billericay, United Kingdom
Beautiful, clean house in wonderful location
The house was in excellent conditon, very clean and airy. Very well equipped kitchen. All the rooms were spacious. It was located in a quiet lane with fields all around. Large garden laid to lawn and a separate tennis court with astro turf. Plenty of tennis racquets, etc in the house. Thoroughly recommend this place.
Great for families and reunions
We had a reunion weekend with university friends. The location was good but a car is a necessity. We were able to go wine tasting at Chapel Down in the morning and have an afternoon walk on the beach at Camber Sands. The tennis court was in great condition.
The house was lovely and warm and was very clean. Being able to seat everyone around the dining table was great. There was plenty of crockery and kitchen utensils. The only thing missing were a few more tea-towels.
Joanna and Chester
Comfortable family retreat
Comfortable, well thought out and well equipped in a lovely rural setting. Ideal for a family to use as a happy backdrop to a holiday in this pretty area
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
A real home from home, I didn't want the holiday to end!
The house is wonderful for a relaxing break; furnished to a high standard and extremely comfortable, it was an oasis of calm! The house itself is full of character, the rooms are all cosy and in excellent repair. The bedrooms are extremely comfortable and have easy access to either the upstairs or downstairs bathroom. The downstairs bathroom is huge and even has a bubbling bath as well as a shower! The lounge has a real log fire which we put to good use. The dining room is spacious and seats c.11-12 people, so a real hub. In the summer, the garden would be wonderful for picnics, games, tennis - it's huge and overlooks a field. The village of Iden has a small shop and pub, and is a short drive from Rye, a very pretty place in which it's easy to wander for hours! I would highly recommend this property, I will definitely be back.
London, United Kingdom
Lovely old house for good times with friends
Our group of friends have stayed here numerous times over the last 10 years - the large kitchen and dining room are perfect for nice big meals and we love the tennis court. There's lots to do in Rye and around and the the village pub does a great Sunday roast.
Fantastic, friendly house - perfect for a group get together
I've stayed at the Highlands with a group of friends several times over the past few years and they've been some of our favourite weekends. Cosy evenings in front of the fire in winter, lazing in the garden and playing tennis in summer. And long brunches around the big dining room table and trips to the beach any time of the year. The house is just a short walk to a little village pub and shop, and only a few minutes drive or cycle into Rye. 110% recommended!
London, United Kingdom
Comfy big house, a sanctury from the city
My husband and I stayed at the Highlands for our 4 year anniversary and had a wonderful, romantic break away from London.
We settled in immediately and basked in the last summer sunshine in the beautiful secluded garden whilst sipping tea and catching up on the newspapers.
In the evening, we treated ourselves to a meal at ambrette, a fantastic Indian fusion restaurant in Rye, followed by cocktails at the George Hotel opposite. We then trundled back to the Highlands to relax infront on the open fire and lounge on the comfy sofas.
Friends joined us on Saturday, of which we spent playing tennis and picnicking on the freshly mowed lawn. We also went to the seaside, only 20 minutes away by car. Returning to the house we enjoyed the jacuzzi before sitting down for dinner in the large dining room.
The rain came down on Sunday so we decided to spend the morning playing boardgames (we found scrabble and boggle in the cupboard) and then we went to the independant cinema in Hawkhurst followed by more lounging infront of the fireplace watching Downton abbey and eating cheese.
All in all, a fantastic weekend in a beautiful setting. Gorgeous greenery everywhere and a delightful farm down the road.
I'd highly recommend the Highlands (for couples, families as well as groups of friends) and plan to go there again.
London, England, United Kingdom
Beautiful house and garden - the perfect retreat
I stayed in this house with a group of old friends this time last year and we all absolutely loved it. So much so that we have just re-booked to go again in a few weeks' time. The house has a really cosy feel but at the same time enough space that even with a large group of us we never felt on top of one another. The surrounding garden is lovely and the location perfect for getting to the coast or to Rye, though we were mostly just happy to stay at home and enjoy being in such a lovely old family home. Can't wait to go back!