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Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


holiday cottage

Scrag Oak Oast is in the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) amidst rolling hills and ancient woodland.  

Our grade II listed holiday cottage is quirky and full of character.  It is set within the grounds of a 16th century iron master's house and 12 acres of unspoilt paddocks with glorious views of the countryside.

Scrag Oak Oast has proved to be really popular with friends and families looking for a rural escape.  We typically enjoy 95% occupancy which is testament to how lovely the holiday cottage and surrounding area is. 

The village of Wadhurst with local amenities, pubs, restaurants and supermarkets is a couple of miles away.  

Wadhurst train station (services to London Charing Cross, Waterloo East, London Bridge and Tunbridge Wells) is 3 miles away.

Gatwick airport is approximately 1 hour away.

London is approx 1 hour by train or just over by car.

There is plenty to see and do from Scrag Oak:

  • Scenic walks

  • Tennis court (by arrangement)

  • Bewl Water (10 mins) with cycle hire, fishing and sailing

  • Cycling and adventure playgrounds at Bedgebury or climbing walls and ropes at Bentley 

  • Heritage properties at Bateman's (Rudyard Kipling's home), Bodiam Castle, Battle Abbey (built on the site of the Battle of Hastings) or amazing gardens at Scotney Castle and Pashley Manor

  • Award-winning English vineyards in the area

  • Seaside trips to Hastings, Pevensey, Camber Sands, all approx 20 - 25 miles

  • The ancient town of Rye or the beautiful town of Lewes (approx 40 mins drive)

  • Shopping or lunch in Royal Tunbridge Wells (6 miles, 10 mins) 

  • Or even take a day trip to London or catch a West End theatre show

  • An abundance of nature and wildlife in our paddocks including, rabbits, wild deer, foxes, badgers, owls, housemartins, amazing buzzards and other birds.  Even glow worms!

  • Wilderness at Ashdown Forest

  • Watch the stars (even shooting stars if you're lucky)

  • Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this incredibly rural part of South East England; or

  • Simply hang out with a drink, a book, a football, bbq or picnic in the owner's paddocks.

Fun for kids and adults
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