Bluebells, Beckley, Near Rye, East Sussex

For up to 4 Persons

About the Accommodation

  • Bluebells sits at the end of a long narrow, quiet, country lane in the village of Beckley. Bluebells is an annexe of the large family home called Heron Lea, set in a beautiful 45 acres of woodland, fishing lakes and meadows. The apartment has been finished to a very high standard, a mix of antiques, soft furnishing and the owner's own unique Italian flair. The rooms all run off the main hallway, two double bedrooms, one with ensuite shower room, the other next door to the family bathroom. A separate modern kitchen and an orangery dining room opens off of the kitchen. The wow factor is the large lounge with bi-folding doors opening on to the terrace and view, perfect for star gazing with the telescope at night time, due to lack of light pollution.You have your own private garden, large gated meadow, for family games of football or bug hunting and access to the woodlands and the lower lake to fish in, if you bring the kit. There will be details in the apartment, showing you how to link up with the national footpaths, that cross their land and other much needed local information.Although the property does not allow pets, they do have their own kennels close to the property, where you could book your dogs in and then take them out for the day and return at the end, if you really can't bear to be on holiday without them. Bluebells is a spacious family holiday apartment, where you can truly unwind, watch the buzzards float on the air currents above the meadows or sit beside the lake and just listen to the wind in the trees, you really will not want to leave. 
  • Lounge with freeview TV, Wifi and bi-folding doors onto the terrace
  • Fully fitted kitchen with washer/dryer and dishwasher
  • Orangery dining room with french doors opening on to the garden
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower, heated towel rail, shaver point, wash basin and WC
  • One double bedroom with TV
  • One double bedroom with TV and an ensuite shower room
  • Large garden and access to the 45 private acres and two stocked fishing lakes ( please bring your own rods and bait).
  • Parking for two vehicles
  • Short breaks are available from 2 nights
  •  Extra discounts for 3 or more nights. Just enter the dates
  • 7 nights from £470 (low season)
  • Arrival time 15:00 Departure time 10:00

Address: Beckley, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Size: 97.0 m², 5 Rooms, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Beds: 2 Double beds, 2 Couches

Prices: 67GBP - 264GBP / Night

More pricing information:

Automatic discounts for 3 or more nights.  

Minimum stay is 2 nights


  • Towels and bed sheets
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Hair dryer
  • Dryer
  • Terrace
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • Kitchen
  • Wireless internet
  • Washing machine
  • Free Parking on premises
  • Hangers
  • Smoking not allowed


An additional 2 adults or children can sleep in the living area on sofa beds. The extra charge for this is £100.


Bluebells is located in the little village of Beckley. The village today has a thriving community of young and old and a good old traditional English pub, the Rose and Crown and as well as a pretty village church.

Close to the Cinque Ports Towns of Tenterden and Rye, it the perfect base for exploring Kent and Sussex. The historic town of Rye is just six miles away and has lots for visitors to explore for the day, whether you are looking for independent shops or quaint tea rooms. The Heritage Centre, just a gentle stroll down to the Quay, is a good place to start. Here you can watch the 'Sound and Light' show exploring the town's past with the Town model or play using an old penny on the rare pier machines. You can visit the famous Rye Church and watch the 'Quarter Boys' strike the quarter hour and enjoy the beautiful stained glass windows or just take in the views from the 'Gun Gardens', over the marsh and towards the sea. Just ten minutes drive from Rye is the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, where you can walk along the sea wall and spot the migrating birds. You can choose to walk out to Camber Castle, originally located on a shingle spit and where once it protected the towns of Rye and Winchelsea, before the sea receded. Although no longer open to visitors it is still a striking landmark worth a visit.

The beach of Camber Sands is just a short drive away and has miles of sandy beach and dunes to explore. Or visit the rock pools at low tide on the pebbly beach at Pett Level, just a 10 minute drive from Rye.

Tenterden is just ten miles away and is an interesting town to visit, with lots of history and antique shops to browse. Close by are two award winning vineyards which can be visited, Biddenden Vineyard and Chapel Down Winery or you can step back in time and take a trip on Kent and Sussex Railway steam trains. Sissinghurst Castle and Smallhythe Place are all close by and are excellent National Trust properties to visit.

The Towns of Hastings and Ashford are around a thirty minute drive away and here you can get a mainline train to London, if you would like to explore the capital for a day. If you wish to take a day trip to the continent , the Eurostar can be picked up from Ashford International station and trains to Paris, Lille and Brugge are available. Alternatively the ferries run from Dover just 45 minutes away or the Channel Tunnel from Folkestone, a 45 minute drive. 


  • I would advise taking a car when you stay at Bluebells.
  • Good transports links available if visiting by train - from London you can get to Rye via Hastings or alternatively from Ashford International station.
  • If traveling from Europe via the Eurostar, then depart at Ashford International and get the connecting Marsh link train to bring you to Rye.
  • If driving from Europe, the village of Beckley is about 45 minutes from the ferries at Dover or the Euro Tunnel at Folkestone.
  • Gatwick airport - approximately 50 miles from the property.
  • There are regular buses that travel to Tenterden, Hastings, Folkestone and Camber from Rye.
  • Taxis available from Rye Railway station.