Guidebook for 'Cosy Cottage' in Cross-in-Hand

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Guidebook for 'Cosy Cottage' in Cross-in-Hand

City/town information
The cottage is situated about a mile from Heathfield town centre. This is a small but well serviced town with a selection of supermarkets (Co-op, Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Tesco Express) as well as a selection of independent food shops (butcher, baker, greengrocer, Cucolo delicatessen, Zero - no plastic refill shop), as well as a couple of antique and modern furniture shops amongst others. On Tuesdays and Fridays Heathfield market also takes place where you can find fresh fish as well as a whole load of curiosities, vintage and antique items. It also holds an auction sale every Tuesday morning for anyone wanting to pick up an unusual bargain! In Heathfield you will also find the Heathfield Tavern for pub food, Pilio for Greek, an Indian restaurant, a couple of cafe bistros as well as a good selection of takeaways.
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Heathfield
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The cottage is situated about a mile from Heathfield town centre. This is a small but well serviced town with a selection of supermarkets (Co-op, Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Tesco Express) as well as a selection of independent food shops (butcher, baker, greengrocer, Cucolo delicatessen, Zero - no plastic refill shop), as well as a couple of antique and modern furniture shops amongst others. On Tuesdays and Fridays Heathfield market also takes place where you can find fresh fish as well as a whole load of curiosities, vintage and antique items. It also holds an auction sale every Tuesday morning for anyone wanting to pick up an unusual bargain! In Heathfield you will also find the Heathfield Tavern for pub food, Pilio for Greek, an Indian restaurant, a couple of cafe bistros as well as a good selection of takeaways.
Famous for the Pantiles as well as offering a whole host of other shops, restaurants and entertainment options
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Royal Tunbridge Wells
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Famous for the Pantiles as well as offering a whole host of other shops, restaurants and entertainment options
Eastbourne offers a large stretch of the Sussex coastline. It's about a 35 minute drive away with some areas of free parking for those wanting to see the sea and maybe swim. It also has plenty of shops and restaurants as well as theatres. At the far western end of the beach you can also make the steep climb onto the downs for some spectacular views.
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Eastbourne
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Eastbourne offers a large stretch of the Sussex coastline. It's about a 35 minute drive away with some areas of free parking for those wanting to see the sea and maybe swim. It also has plenty of shops and restaurants as well as theatres. At the far western end of the beach you can also make the steep climb onto the downs for some spectacular views.
Sightseeing
An interesting day out for the family to the observatory science centre, with hands-on activities for younger members. Access to the interior of the castle is not possible, but you can enjoy the extensive gardens and grounds.
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Herstmonceux Castle
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An interesting day out for the family to the observatory science centre, with hands-on activities for younger members. Access to the interior of the castle is not possible, but you can enjoy the extensive gardens and grounds.
A pretty little town famous for the Battle of Hastings and the abbey built to commemorate the Norman conquest.
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Battle Abbey
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A pretty little town famous for the Battle of Hastings and the abbey built to commemorate the Norman conquest.
Interesting talks and tours offered for those interested in finding out more about local wines and viniculture.
Hidden Spring Vineyard
Interesting talks and tours offered for those interested in finding out more about local wines and viniculture.
A walk in the forest where you can also discover where Christopher Robin played 'pooh sticks' from the bridge.
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Ashdown Forest
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A walk in the forest where you can also discover where Christopher Robin played 'pooh sticks' from the bridge.
Enjoy a sightseeing trip around Rudyard Kipling's house and gardens. A small but interesting museum display of everything to do with Kipling and his time at Bateman's, as well as a couple of the original illustrations for the Jungle Book.
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Bateman's
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Enjoy a sightseeing trip around Rudyard Kipling's house and gardens. A small but interesting museum display of everything to do with Kipling and his time at Bateman's, as well as a couple of the original illustrations for the Jungle Book.
Beautiful gardens and interesting insight into the home, life and works of Vita Sackville-West.
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Sissinghurst Castle
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Beautiful gardens and interesting insight into the home, life and works of Vita Sackville-West.
A medieval house and moat with beautiful gardens
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Michelham Priory
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A medieval house and moat with beautiful gardens
Anne Boleyn's childhood home
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Hever Castle & Gardens
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Anne Boleyn's childhood home
Beautiful gardens
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Great Dixter House & Gardens
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Beautiful gardens
Recommended by some of our guests for those who'd like to try some boating
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Bodiam Boating Station
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Recommended by some of our guests for those who'd like to try some boating
A local vineyard within walking distance of the cottage, offering an award-winning selection of wines, an insight into wine production, tours and tasting days and picnics featuring local produce.
Beacon Down Vineyard
A local vineyard within walking distance of the cottage, offering an award-winning selection of wines, an insight into wine production, tours and tasting days and picnics featuring local produce.
Food scene
Middle House Hotel at Mayfield offers good pub food with spectacular views. There's also a good delicatessen and a couple of cafes
Mayfield
Middle House Hotel at Mayfield offers good pub food with spectacular views. There's also a good delicatessen and a couple of cafes
The Star Inn at Old Heathfield offers traditional pub food in a 14th century pub
Old Heathfield
The Star Inn at Old Heathfield offers traditional pub food in a 14th century pub