Coldharbour Cottage was built way back in the 1760’s and many of the original features have been restored or replaced by local craftsmen. At the time of renovation in 2006 the cottage had stood empty for 2 years. The vision was to recreate the type of living accommodation that the old farmer and his wife would have lived in during the 1800s.
In addition, it was felt that this experience should be shared with my visitors who can learn about the construction of the cottage, the daily life of the shepherd in the fields and his wife and family in the home. Simple educational boards, a quiz for children and small displays of old items make the cottage an interesting place to stay.
Not forgetting the fantastic views across the valley towards the sea, the abundant wildlife, particularly birdwatching and many activities on the Farm.
The old farmer and his wife have long since gone – but you can join us and experience life as it used to be, many years ago.
The Living room is dominated by the large inglenook fireplace, with its original brick floor and walls. Leading from this room you enter the old parlour which has a sofa bed for additional guests.
The flagstone floored kitchen is well equipped with a traditional AGA oven and features a real working baker’s oven set in the wall.
Downstairs leading from the kitchen is the Garden Room looking out across the Rother Valley. The bathroom is adjacent to this room.
Upstairs, the master bedroom has a queen size homestead bed with en suite shower. The second bedroom has two single beds available. This room has an en-suite toilet.
Outside there is a childrens play area with slides, trampolines and a Games Room. There is ample space for car parking and grocery orders can be delivered the next day or on arrival.
Coldharbour Cottage won the the 2007 ‘Tourism ExSellence Award’
from the South East Tourist Board for best self-catering accommodation
in the region. Entering the competition for the first time, I won the first prize !