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Romantic retreat in idyllic rural setting near Bodiam Castle
Far reaching views fromthe garden
Steps up to the veranda
Patio doors fromthe living area out onto the veranda
Large window in the lounge area with far reaching views
Everything to hand in the living area
Enjoy preparing meals in the well equipped kitchen
Prepare a romantic meal for two
Kitchen through to the bedroom
Relax in the double bedroom
Enjoy a romantic break for two
A large en-suite shower room
A beautifully hand-carved wash stand for two
His and hers wash basins
The front of the property
Enjoy relaxing in the hot tub
Private garden and far reaching views
The surrounding apple orchards
Stunning views from the veranda towards Bodiam Castle
Take a trip on the nearby steam railway
1 / 20  Romantic retreat in idyllic rural setting near Bodiam Castle
2 / 20  Far reaching views fromthe garden
3 / 20  Steps up to the veranda
4 / 20  Patio doors fromthe living area out onto the veranda
5 / 20  Large window in the lounge area with far reaching views
6 / 20  Everything to hand in the living area
7 / 20  Enjoy preparing meals in the well equipped kitchen
8 / 20  Prepare a romantic meal for two
9 / 20  Kitchen through to the bedroom
10 / 20  Relax in the double bedroom
11 / 20  Enjoy a romantic break for two
12 / 20  A large en-suite shower room
13 / 20  A beautifully hand-carved wash stand for two
14 / 20  His and hers wash basins
15 / 20  The front of the property
16 / 20  Enjoy relaxing in the hot tub
17 / 20  Private garden and far reaching views
18 / 20  The surrounding apple orchards
19 / 20  Stunning views from the veranda towards Bodiam Castle
20 / 20  Take a trip on the nearby steam railway

Goldings Lodge

Bodiam, Sussex
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Hot tub
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Glamping
Log Cabin / Lodge
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Quiet setting in the grounds of a working farm, with views across to Bodiam Castle
  • Decked area with Hot tub, and cosy chiminea for chillier evenings in the garden
  • Close to many local footpaths, ideal for keen walkers
Property code: 74237

This lovingly refurbished lodge is situated in a stunning countryside setting, perfect for celebrating a special occasion with a loved one or a romantic getaway for two.

Located in the heart of the East Sussex countryside with outstanding rural views, this property is also within easy reach of the local pub. The lodge enjoys a beautiful and timeless view across to historic Bodiam Castle, which is managed by the National Trust and is well worth a visit. Hop on the nearby Kent and East Sussex railway and take a visit to the market town of Tenterden with its tree lined high street, and wide range of independent shops, restaurants and cafes. For keen walkers, there are ample local footpaths surrounding the property which are perfect to explore the surrounding areas and enjoy unspoilt views. 5 minutes stroll within the grounds of Quarry Farm, there is also a café and farm shop, "The Hub" offering Wi-Fi, water sports, a beauty salon and many other facilities.

From the veranda, enter through the patio doors into this delightful lodge into an open-plan lounge/ kitchen /diner, with large bay window with far reaching views. The cosy lounge features a comfy sofa, perfect for cosying up in front of the TV/DVD and watching a good film. The kitchen is contemporary and well-equipped with a gas oven and hob, microwave, and fridge, and has a breakfast bar and stools. Walk through to the romantic bedroom where there is a double bed and beyond this you will find the uniquely finished shower room with a large walk-in shower, twin basins and WC. The bespoke fittings throughout are made from oak salvaged from the woodland around the farm from the 1987 storm.

Outside, the covered veranda is the perfect spot to relax whilst enjoying a glass of bubbly in the hot tub (available between 1st April - 31st October), before dining alfresco on the patio table and chairs. A bench to the side of the lodge next to the chiminea offers views of the sunset - a perfect end to a perfect day. There is ample off-road parking next to the property.

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

  • 1 bedroom – double
  • 1 en-suite shower, twin basins and WC
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave and fridge - please note the fridge is very small with limited storage
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer available in a separate shared laundry room
  • Private hot tub available 1st April - 31st October; please note it is possible that the water in the hot tub has been changed on your day of arrival, if this is the case the water may not be to optimum temperature when you arrive
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Café/farm shop on-site "The Hub" offering Wi-Fi (at The Hub only not inside the property), water sports, a beauty salon and many other facilities
  • Pub, shop and cafe within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge area, DAB radio in the kitchen
  • 2 well behaved dogs welcome (April-October only)
  • Regret no pets November-March
  • Regret no children. Babes in arms welcome, please be aware there is limited space in the bedroom for a travel cot

Jackie Hammond

This property is personally managed by Jackie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jacquie 17th September 2021

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Holdings Lodge is an absolute great weekend retreat, hot tub gives it the WOW Factor !!!! We aim to revisit in the not too distant future

Reviewed by Karen 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Dominic 3rd September 2021

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We both felt let down by this property. Which is a shame as it is private, has a beautiful garden and clearly well thought out. Additionally the bathroom was really well finished and a lovely double shower. But the kitchen was limited and the fridge, although 2 of, were like small beer fridges. One froze my salad and the other wasnt very cold. The Read moretable outside had a settee rather than chairs so you couldnt sit at it. The sun loungers had no cushions. The bed was uncomfortable. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by Paul 13th August 2021

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This was our 2nd time using goldinds Lodge & just like last year we were blown away with the setting & surrounds. The holiday was just what we needed to recharge our batteries, wonderful peace & quiet.

Reviewed by Jackie 16th July 2021

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Stayed at Gouldings lodge for a week with my husband and dog. The lodge was very clean and comfortable. The garden was lovely and big. The view was wonderful. Very quiet and peaceful. Lots of lovely walks with our dog ruby. Kitchen is very well equipped. Didnt go out and about much as the accommodation and garden was wonderful Would definitely recoRead moremmend Gouldings for a chilled and relaxing break Would definitely stay again Hide

Reviewed by Steve 2nd July 2021

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A beautiful location and accommodation. Plenty of dog walking at your doorstep. The recommendations for local pubs was very useful (the white dog especially). A great place to relax and unwind.

Reviewed by Norman 14th June 2021

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Had a lovely relaxing time here with my two dogs. We all enjoyed the tranquillity and opportunities for walking around the farm without having to drive anywhere for a change. The Hub food was great , as was the service. We ate there every day! The lodge was spotlessly clean and welcoming. We are going back soon!

Reviewed by sam 11th June 2021

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We had an absolutely amazing stay here. The lodge is perfect and the hot tub and view are breathtaking. We got a beautiful little welcome hamper, with teas, coffees, crisps and Johns homemade cider ( which is delicious). Which was a lovely thought. We couldn't of asked for more fir a romantic weekend away. Perfect

Reviewed by Stephen 31st May 2021

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So relaxing and comfortable, spotlessly clean and such a beautiful location

Reviewed by Ruth 14th May 2021

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Reviewed by Eric 7th May 2021

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The most relaxing holiday we have had for many years, we really chilled out and the hot tub was such a wonderful feature. We have no hesitation in recommending this . Thanks to a really nice owner.

Reviewed by James 30th April 2021

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30th April 2021 to 4th May 2021 Absolutely beautiful the grounds the location the log cabin and the hot tub was amazing! The owners was so welcoming we felt looked after John's ciders was great the castle inn pub just round the corner and bodiam castle the hub was great lovely food and drinks overall was amazing definitely will be comming back

Reviewed by Tessa 26th April 2021

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The perfect staycation after a couple of months in lockdown in London

Reviewed by Georgina 23rd April 2021

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Such a lovely location, beautiful views, the most clean accommodation we've ever stayed in. Hot tub was of course perfect! Have recommended to everyone !

Reviewed by Charlotte 19th April 2021

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We had a wonderful stay at Goldings Lodge. It feels very private, the property has a high standard of finish inside, the surroundings are lovely and the hot tub is the icing on the cake. John was very helpful and his cider is delicious. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Natalie 5th October 2020

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Reviewed by Terry 2nd October 2020

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A very lovely place to unwind in these strange times. Will recommend to our friends and family as a "must go to place ". Please thank John for his help.

Reviewed by Andy 25th September 2020

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The cottage was well situated with views across the fields to Bodiam Castle and the steam train line. It's situated within easy travelling distance of the coast with Hastings, Rye and Pevensey all just a short car journey away. One place to avoid during Covid lockdown is The Hub, the onsite cafe where the staff seemed to be ignoring any laws regardRead moreing wearing gloves when handling food, enforcing the signed one way system, cleaning the tables and chairs properly after people leave it. Hide

Reviewed by Scott 21st September 2020

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Reviewed by Angela 4th September 2020

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Fantastic accommodation- everything was beautiful from the view down to every little detail in and outside the property.

Reviewed by Rachel 16th August 2020

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Reviewed by Keith 31st July 2020

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The cottage is not in walking distance to the nearest pub as advertised and the on site facility "The Hub"is very poor.

Reviewed by Paul 24th July 2020

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Goldings lodge is a beautiful & tranquil place to holiday. If you enjoy peace & quiet with beautiful surroundings then this is the place for you. The lodge itself is spacious & very comfortable, the outside raised patio which has a hot tub was fantastic & we spent most of our time out there,even the couple of days that we had rain as your well protRead moreected from the weather. There are plenty of local pubs to visit & the castle inn does amazing fish & chips. We are already looking to book again. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 17th July 2020

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Great property, had a wonderful time, good facilities, gorgeous garden and lodge. Really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you

Reviewed by Colin 10th July 2020

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This is the perfect retreat! So relaxed and John the owner was a great host. The lodge isnt filled with lots of Dont signs which is something you see a lot elsewhere and it felt comfortable and welcoming because of it! Stunning view of the castle and magical spot to watch the sunsets. Go and stay there, you wont regret it!

Reviewed by Dave 29th December 2019

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Absolutely spot on in every way. Lovely welcome by owner. The cabin was amazing. Great location and hot tub. Lovely walks nearby. Truly didnt want to leave. Very comfy bed.

Reviewed by Ian 6th December 2019

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Reviewed by Simran 17th October 2019

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The lodge was amazing, with a fabulous view of Bodiam castle, a private garden, amazing home tub and all the amenities of home. I would love to return during the warmer weather to explore the area more.

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Romantic retreat in idyllic rural setting near Bodiam Castle
Far reaching views fromthe garden
Steps up to the veranda
Patio doors fromthe living area out onto the veranda
Large window in the lounge area with far reaching views
Everything to hand in the living area
Enjoy preparing meals in the well equipped kitchen
Prepare a romantic meal for two
Kitchen through to the bedroom
Relax in the double bedroom
Enjoy a romantic break for two
Show 8 moreA large en-suite shower room

Location

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