Surrounded by extensive gardens with far reaching views
Relax in the lounge with open fire
Snuggle onto the comfy sofas in the spacious lounge
Beautiful styling throughout
Traditional dining room with open fire
Feature beams in the dining room
Relaxed meals around the kitchen table
Warmup in front of the aga
Everything to hand in the spacious kitchen/diner
Downstairs Shower room
Wrought iron bedstead in master bedroom
Super-king bed (which can be made up as twin beds on request)
Twin beds (which can be made up as a super-king on request)
Pretty bedroom with traditional bedstead
Sofa bed in snug
Dine al fresco and enjoy the far reaching views of the surrounding countryside
Beautifully presented Grade 11 listed farmhouse in secluded location
A quiet spot to enjoy the views
Explore the surrounding countryside
Explore the gardens surrounding the property
Period property set in stunning rural location
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5 / 24  Beautiful styling throughout
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7 / 24  Feature beams in the dining room
8 / 24  Relaxed meals around the kitchen table
9 / 24  Warmup in front of the aga
10 / 24  Everything to hand in the spacious kitchen/diner
11 / 24  Downstairs Shower room
12 / 24  Wrought iron bedstead in master bedroom
13 / 24  Super-king bed (which can be made up as twin beds on request)
14 / 24  Twin beds (which can be made up as a super-king on request)
15 / 24  Pretty bedroom with traditional bedstead
16 / 24  Sofa bed in snug
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19 / 24  Dine al fresco and enjoy the far reaching views of the surrounding countryside
20 / 24  Beautifully presented Grade 11 listed farmhouse in secluded location
21 / 24  A quiet spot to enjoy the views
22 / 24  Explore the surrounding countryside
23 / 24  Explore the gardens surrounding the property
24 / 24  Period property set in stunning rural location

Scrag Oak

Icklesham, Sussex
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Family friendly
Rustic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming Grade II listed farmhouse in secluded rural location with far-reaching views
  • A perfect place to explore the surrounding countryside or the south coast, ideal for walkers
  • Three large gardens to relax and enjoy, with a hot tub and extensive lawns
Property code: BT067

Bursting with original charm, this rural idyll is waiting to be enjoyed by family and friends alike.  Located in deepest Sussex, it is the perfect spot for secluded relaxation and for exploring the surrounding countryside and south coast.

This Grade II listed property is located in the village of Icklesham in East Sussex, and is situated on the 1066 walk, which takes walkers from Pevensey to Rye via the town of Battle and is of great historic importance. The property is located within a five minute drive of the ancient town of Winchelsea, with its pretty shingle beach and a little further away is the town of Rye, with its boutique shops, historic pubs and antique shops.

A backdoor leads to the property via a boot room, where you will also find the washing machine, dryer, bread maker, microwave and Butler’s sink. From here, enter the kitchen which has everything you will need, including oven, Aga, fridge freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine. There is a kitchen table here too, with church pew style seating. Next to the kitchen, the dining room offers a formal place to eat for 12 guests and has a working inglenook fireplace. Continuing on, you will discover the cosy snug room/downstairs bedroom, which has a TV, DVD player and a sofa-bed which is available for two extra guests to use at an additional cost. Next to here is a shower room, which is useful should there be guests using the sofa bed. The drawing room is a grand room with views to the countryside beyond. There are two large sofas (one of which is another sofa-bed which can be used at an additional cost), TV, DVD player and a working fireplace. Steep turned stairs lead to the first floor, where the bedrooms are located. The master bedroom has a high, cast iron bed, built-in wardrobe and sink. You can also find the travel cot and high chair stored here. A second bedroom has twin zip-and-link beds which can be joined together to form a super-king size, should that be required. The third bedroom has a double bed and the fourth bedroom is another twin with zip-and-link beds which may be made up as a king-size upon request at the time of booking. The main bathroom has a bath with handheld shower, whilst there is also a shower room at the end of the hall with walk-in shower.

Outside the property benefits from three gardens, mostly set to lawn. You will find the hot tub quite close to the house and next to it is a garden room where sun loungers, etc. are kept and which can be used as changing room. There are several seating areas around the gardens, including a beautiful, secret walled garden with a stone seating area. As you would expect with a property of this size, there is plenty of parking available.

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms (Sleeps 8) – two double, two twin or optional super-king bed - please advise your choice of bed configuration at time of booking
  • 2 sofa beds (sleeps additional 4) available at an additional cost - £75 (snug/downstairs bedroom) and £50 (lounge) - price per week
  • 1 downstairs shower room, 1 upstairs shower room and 1 bathroom with bath and handheld shower attachment
  • 2 dogs welcome (please note garden is not enclosed and livestock may be in neighbouring fields)
  • Off-road parking
  • Microwave, coffee machine and breadmaker
  • Aga, dishwasher , fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair gate
  • BBQ and garden furniture
  • Hot tub
  • Shed with garden games and beach equipment
  • First bag of logs included any further logs can be purchased locally or from the gardener
  • Regret no smoking
  • Village pub within walking distance

Jackie Hammond

This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Jackie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kate, 3rd September 2021

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We had a lovely holiday at Scrag Oak Farm. We were fortunate to have amazing weather and spent most of the time in the beautiful garden. All the bedrooms are a good size. The kitchen was really well stocked and it was useful to have a cooker as well as Aga. We really hope to return very soon

Reviewed by Sandra, 13th August 2021

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Had a wonderful stay at Scrag Oak. The cottage had everything you could ask for for a holiday. The kitchen was very well equipped and bedrooms had comfortable beds. The garden is beautiful and we enjoyed the hot tub.

Reviewed by Ruth, 16th July 2021

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Beautiful house in great location. Lots of room inside and out. Hot tub was great and loved cooking on the Aga. Good bbq too

Reviewed by Catherine, 2nd July 2021

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Absolutely great place, we all loved it, including my 2yo niece, who loved all the animals. Garden is gorgeous, hot tub a bonus. Beautiful house, lots of information about it available. We hiked from Hastings Country Park (east hill) to Pett beach, which was fantastic. Rye and Camber gorgeous too.

Reviewed by Sarah, 25th June 2021

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Quaint old cottage with lots of character and large garden in a lovely part of Sussex.

Reviewed by Fay, 18th June 2021

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Fantastic property, fully equipped just like home. The gardens are fabulous for lazy days and the bbq in the walled garden is fabulous.

Reviewed by Kim, 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by William, 31st May 2021

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A really lovely place to stay, comfortable, spacious, full of character and in the middle of nature. The surrounding gardens, countryside and nearby towns, villages and beaches make this a great holiday destination. We particularly liked Winchelsea and Winchelsea Beach.

Reviewed by Sara, 16th April 2021

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Lovely cottage with lots of room for the whole family! Beautiful views and location with sheeps as our closest neighbour! The hot tub adds to the experience of a lovely weekend away in the countryside.

Reviewed by Jim, 12th April 2021

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Loved the cosy cottage and gardens , ample in size for our group of six. amazing views of fields, sheep, llamas! ,so peaceful at sunset. Great location to tour 1066 country with beaches, pubs and historic sites nearby. Felt very welcomed by Scrag Oak.

Reviewed by Paul, 30th October 2020

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A lovely place in an idyllic rural location that feels off the beaten track, though is actually very close to Winchelsea, Rye and Hastings. The house is cosy yet spacious with a very comfortable, homely feel. We were there during a big storm and it felt like the perfect bolthole to watch it through the windows from the warm interior. There's a beauRead moretiful ancient oak tree in the garden too (Scrag Oak I assume). Highly recommended cottage. We'll be back. Hide

Reviewed by Tracie, 25th September 2020

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Lovely location, a well equipped beautiful property with amazing views! The cottage is very well equipped, my group of friends have an annual weekend away at different properties every year and this was by far the best equipped yet, we didnt need half the things we packed!

Reviewed by Heather, 18th September 2020

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Scrap Oak is a delightful cottage which our group of five thoroughly enjoyed. The hot tub was much used and appreciated.

Reviewed by Roy, 7th August 2020

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We had a very hot week but the garden is very large so there was always shade to be found. Robin Hood pub is about a ten minute walk and proved very good. Beach at Pett Level greatly enjoyed by the dog. Generally very good. Plenty of room for a large party.

Reviewed by Tom, 24th July 2020

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Lovely peaceful cottage. Hot tub and garden wonderful to relax in and house is really well set up for an extended family break.

Reviewed by Kara, 10th January 2020

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We booked this cottage for a girlie weekend away for a special birthday. We all loved the place, perfect location and very comfortable.

Reviewed by David, 20th December 2019

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The property was beautifully decorated for our Christmas week stay. The kitchen table just right for breakfasts and lunches by the Aga while the separate dining room was great in the evening. Excellent country location yet not far from the beach. This lovely old house enabled a delightful family Christmas.

Reviewed by Amanda, 15th November 2019

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This cottage was beautiful! Very quiet and tranquil location, the cottage was full of character and beautifully decorated. We especially loved the hot tub! Lots of board games, DVDs and a fire. Would highly recommend. It is slightly far from a station so defiantly need a car, our Tesco delivery man got abit lost!

Reviewed by Anne-Marie, 18th October 2019

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Scrag Oak is a lovely house in a great location - secluded but a very close drive to nearby towns. We had a really good family holiday there with grandparents over 80 and teenagers; all enjoyed the house very much. Bedrooms and living rooms were all extremely comfortable. Bathrooms were fresh and the shower room lovely and new. The hot tub was fabuRead morelous. The garden is lovely with a great outlook, but not enclosed. Hide

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Surrounded by extensive gardens with far reaching views
Relax in the lounge with open fire
Snuggle onto the comfy sofas in the spacious lounge
Beautiful styling throughout
Traditional dining room with open fire
Feature beams in the dining room
Relaxed meals around the kitchen table
Warmup in front of the aga
Everything to hand in the spacious kitchen/diner
Downstairs Shower room
Show 12 moreWrought iron bedstead in master bedroom

Location

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