High Weald

L 050018The Poplars is a wonderful detached cottage, of late-Georgian origins and recently renovated to a very high standard. Light, bright and spacious rooms provide lovely accommodation and the kitchen leads onto a large private garden, which has a seating area for al fresco dining in the summer months. The cottage is located in the village of Beckley and is surrounded by beautiful countryside in the heart of good walking territory.

Just two miles away is the Forestry Commission-managed Beckley Woods – a great place to explore on the many woodland trails. Look out for butterflies, dragonflies, and maybe even a wild boar: this part of Sussex being one of its strongholds! Even closer is Flatropers Wood, a lovely Sussex Wildlife Trust nature reserve consisting of ancient woodland interspersed with heathy clearings. These open glades are particularly good for spotting all sorts of High Weald wildlife.

Beckley is just five miles from the former citadel of Rye, one of the south coast’s cinque ports. Its narrow streets and town walls provide an atmospheric setting for strolls amongst the lovely shops and cafes. Away from the coast at nearby Northiam is Great Dixter House and Garden, the home of the late Christopher Lloyd, the illustrious gardener and gardening writer. There is much to see on a visit at any time of year, whilst visiting Great Dixter in early and mid-summer will see the flower-rich meadows at their best.

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