High Weald

BurwashPlaceA historic country house set in the heart of the High Weald on the outskirts of Burwash with unspoilt views across to the Burwash ridge. The oldest timber frames of the house can be dated back to the eighteenth century. Over the years the house has been used for many different things but the current owners, who bought the house in 1998, have managed to caringly restore the house to its former elegance for their guests to enjoy.

The building has an extensive history, and links to many noteworthy people, the most well-known being Rudyard Kipling, author of the Just So Stories. He is said to have stayed there whilst Batemans, which was his own home, was being renovated. Maybe you'll find your inspiration in this peaceful setting as Rudyard Kipling may have done.

Many of the villages in this part of the Weald lie along ridges, Burwash being one. It is a pretty village with lovely tiled cottages. The world famous 'Batemans' is just down the road, this was the seventeenth century Sussex manor home of Rudyard Kipling for thirty years until his death in 1936. As well as Batemans there are many other houses and gardens nearby such as Pashley Manor Gardens, Great Dixter, Sissinghurst Castle and Scotney Castle. There is much walking and cycling to be done around Burwash and Burwash Place provides garaging for guests' bicycles and maps for their use.

Burwash Place lies on the top of the Upper Rother Valley looking over the Burwash ridge. From the property you can look over the large, grazed or cropped fields on the lower valley slopes. The long, thin woods at the bottom of the garden are home to a little stream, the beginnings of a gill. The ponds there were moulded centuries ago after the locals mined for either sandstone or iron to build their farms - over time they have turmed into ponds. The woods are lovely in spring when the colours are vibrant greens, beautiful in the spring sunshine. The High Weald, and specifically the Burwash ridge, is overflowing with captivating extracts of history which the owners of Burwash Place are keen to pass on to guests along with information about the history of the house and the landscape.

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