Enchanting farmhouse
Hideaway at the bottom of the garden with seating
Kitchen area
Lounge area with working fireplace
Kitchen with belfast sink
Idyllic country retreat
Dining area with Inglenook fireplace
Pew seating
Finishing touches
Lounge area
Time to relax
Warming fire
Exposed beams
Snug room
A peaceful getaway
Savour the views
Make time to relax
Shower room
Full of character
A spacious retreat
Double bedroom
Double bedroom with sink
Neutral colours
Twin bedroom
Can be made into a super-king-size bed
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Tastefully decorated
Twin bedroom
Enjoy the extensive gardens
The perfect country retreat
Beautiful countryside
A Grade II listed farmhouse
A warm welcome awaits
Miles of countryside surrounds you
Enjoy the hideaway
View towards the property
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2 / 40  Hideaway at the bottom of the garden with seating
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4 / 40  Lounge area with working fireplace
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6 / 40  Kitchen with belfast sink
7 / 40  Idyllic country retreat
8 / 40  Dining area with Inglenook fireplace
9 / 40  Pew seating
10 / 40  Finishing touches
11 / 40  Lounge area
12 / 40  Time to relax
13 / 40  Warming fire
14 / 40  Exposed beams
15 / 40  Snug room
16 / 40  A peaceful getaway
17 / 40  Savour the views
18 / 40  Make time to relax
19 / 40  Shower room
20 / 40  Full of character
21 / 40  A spacious retreat
22 / 40  Double bedroom
23 / 40  Double bedroom with sink
24 / 40  Bathroom
25 / 40  Neutral colours
26 / 40  Twin bedroom
27 / 40  Can be made into a super-king-size bed
28 / 40  Twin bedroom
29 / 40  Double bedroom
30 / 40  Tastefully decorated
31 / 40  Twin bedroom
32 / 40  Bathroom
33 / 40  Enjoy the extensive gardens
34 / 40  The perfect country retreat
35 / 40  Beautiful countryside
36 / 40  A Grade II listed farmhouse
37 / 40  A warm welcome awaits
38 / 40  Miles of countryside surrounds you
39 / 40  Enjoy the hideaway
40 / 40  View towards the property

Scrag Oak

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

  • Charming Grade II listed farmhouse in rural location
  • Exposed beams and brickwork throughout
  • Three large gardens with a hot tub
  • Fantastic views across open fields
  • Fields accessible for walks and picnics with prior permission from farmer
  • BBQ and table and chairs in garden ‘hideaway’
Property code: BT067

Bursting with original charm with its characteristic exposed beams and brickwork, period windows and a fantastic walled garden offering shelter and privacy, this is a rural idyll waiting to be enjoyed.

This Grade II listed property is located in the village of Icklesham in East Sussex. The village is a typical village for the area with cosy pubs and even a quirky windmill, which Paul McCartney once used as a recording studio. It 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, 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, 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 and has two sofas (one of which is another sofa-bed which can be used at an additional cost), TV, DVD player and a working fireplace. 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 fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

Please note there is a refundable £500 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • Four bedrooms (Sleeps 8) – two double, two twin or optional super-king bed
  • Please advise your choice of bed configuration at time of booking
  • 2 Sofabeds at an additional cost (£75 and £50 per week, sleeps 2+2)
  • Three bathrooms
  • Two dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking
  • Internet access
  • Microwave, coffee machine and breadmaker
  • Aga, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair gate
  • BBQ and garden furniture
  • Hot tub
  • Shed with garden games and beach equipment
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • First bag of logs included any further logs can be purchased locally or from the gardener
  • Regret no smoking
  • Village pub within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Julie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew 14th December 2018

Lovely character cottage down single track road. Well equipped,if a little tired in places, but great for a family break.

Reviewed by Mick 16th November 2018

Lovely property in some beautiful countryside. Very spacious with 2 shower rooms and a bathroom. Two sitting areas and a formal dining room plus dining space in kitchen. Plenty of parking space. Very helpful owners. The welcome pack of wine, bread, crisps etc was very well received. Both local pubs worth a visit. Really enjoyed the stay.

Reviewed by Sophia 9th November 2018

Perfect cottage for a lovely weekend with my friends! Lovely hot tub!

Reviewed by Natalie 19th October 2018

Beautiful cottage set in a perfect location between Rye & Hastings. Local pubs were very welcoming, we were a party of 8 plus a dog and he came everywhere with us! Lovely comfortable, warm cottage, well equipped & gorgeous scenery. The Alpacas in the field opposite were wonderful to observe too!

Reviewed by Kim 12th October 2018

Had a lovely week 12-19 October. Very comfortable great for autumn.

Reviewed by Penny 5th October 2018

A wonderful property, very stylishly decorated and extremely well equipped. And the journey down the narrow lane to reach it was quite exciting....and made the property very peaceful. The only issue was the heating system which didn't respond to a drop in temperature, but the caretaker rescued us.

Reviewed by Carl 7th September 2018

Lovely weekend in a great location ....

Reviewed by Hazel 24th August 2018

This is a beautiful property in a marvellous setting. Its age does throw up eccentricities but that is part of its charm. The welcome basket was unexpected with Holiday Cottages but very welcome.

Reviewed by Stephen 17th August 2018

Great location and wonderful property, only let down by the ageing kitchen.

Reviewed by Sarah 10th August 2018

Scrag Oak is a lovely place to spend time with the family. It has loads of character, is comfortable and well-equipped. It is also in a quiet and safe location for children, within beautiful countryside. The hot tub was a big success and the barbecue area with its view and charm was great. Nigel was friendly and helpful

Reviewed by Georgina 20th July 2018

A lovely cottage in a beautiful rural setting, perfect for a family get together.

Reviewed by Gurdip 16th March 2018

The cottage was fully equipped as you would expect your own home to be. It is such a beautiful home which outstanding cottage features. The welcome gifts were a lovely touch and we really appreciated them. Thank you so much for your hospitality.

Reviewed by Peter 23rd February 2018

Fantastic in spring summer and autumn,this delightful house in a wonderful setting will give you a wonderful break. However in the winter, this house can be uncomfortable in a cold winter and this heightened by the owner taking control of the thermostat by external means.

Reviewed by Laura 2nd February 2018

Beautiful farmhouse in private countryside setting, very comfortable and cosy for winter breaks. Kitchen and dining room all very well equipped. The house was clean and spacious and lovely welcome basket left for us on arrival. We went as a group of friends for a winter break and it was perfect, would most definitely visit again.

Reviewed by Maisie 26th January 2018

Wonderfully charming and cosy, Scrag Oak is a perfect weekend getaway with a fire place and comfortable sofas and beds. We loved the kitchen and dining room, fully equiped for a large dinner party.

Reviewed by Lucy 19th January 2018

Very cosy, well equiped kitchen, and plenty of rooms for the perfect dinner/breakfast/ games/ tv night . Would definitly come back. We were loving the AGA on our bleak mid-january visit!

Reviewed by Snelling family 19th August 2015

The house was excellent; it suited our needs extremely well 4 adults, 3 children and a toddler (three generations) plus two dogs it was very comfortable, extremely well equipped, beautifully clean, and has a lovely garden. It was a bonus that we were able to put the dogs crate in the spacious utility room, which was great when dealing with muddy Read morepaws. It's a fabulous house and we had a wonderful time there and would love to stay again. Hide

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Enchanting farmhouse
Hideaway at the bottom of the garden with seating
Kitchen area
Lounge area with working fireplace
Kitchen with belfast sink
Idyllic country retreat
Dining area with Inglenook fireplace
Pew seating
Finishing touches
Lounge area
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