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Olive Tree House

England / Ripe, East Sussex
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Full description
A rustic, oak-clad hideaway for two with a wood-fired stargazing hot tub, dog-friendly and peacefully secluded amongst whispering olive trees in an ancient East Sussex village.

Perfect for a romantic escape into nature, you'll discover Olive Tree House nestled amongst its namesake trees, in the ancient East Sussex village of Ripe.

Though the historic town of Lewes and the sweeping Sussex coast are within a mere 30 minute drive, you'll feel like the only two people in the world as you arrive at the stylish, oak-clad retreat.

And with up to two well-behaved dogs also welcome to stay, you won't have to leave your best four-legged friends behind.

Inside awaits a gorgeous open-plan living space with timber-clad walls, an ornate chandelier, and a wood-burning stove to keep chilly evenings nice and cosy, as you snuggle up on the leather sofa together.

Savour romantic meals cooked in the kitchen, with its electric Aga (don't worry, there's a dishwasher too!) at the bespoke antique sewing-machine dining table. Don't feel like cooking? There's a fish-and-chip van that visits the village regularly, and a selection of friendly inns close by.

If the evening sun happens to be shining, you could always fire up the barbecue for a sizzling supper instead... or simply take your digestifs out to the beautiful landscaped deck, elevated over the garden for superlative views.

Steps lead down to the enclosed garden itself, with a shimmering pond, feature-plants, and whispering mature trees. Here you'll also find a firepit for marshmallow toasting, and a wood-fired hot tub for stargazing - total bliss.

When the day is finally done, head back inside to your elegant bedroom suite, which features a comfy superking bed and a free-standing slipper bath, for the most indulgent bubble-filled soak of your life!  

There's also an en-suite wet room shower that's perfect for invigorating morning freshen-ups after your first coffee of the day, enjoyed on the decking to a jubilant soundtrack of birdsong.

What to do with the rest of the day? Curl up with that book you never find time to read at home, or lace up your walking boots and explore the surrounding woodland (if you've brought your dogs along, they'll be in heaven!)

Head into Lewes to weave your way through independent shops and cafés, or stock up on tasty fresh produce at the monthly farmers' market. The Sussex coast is a picturesque way to spend some time, too, with breath-taking clifftop walks and mesmerising seascapes to help furnish your Instagram feed...

...before you head back to Olive Tree House for another memorable evening.

Things to note

The cabin is not suitable for children, though an infant of up to 2 years of age is welcome. A travel cot, highchair, and stairgate are available on request. Two well-behaved small to medium dogs, or one large dog, are welcome at a small additional charge. Please note there is a spiral staircase to the upper level, which is not available to guests.

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The basics

The basics

Region: Ripe, East Sussex
Cost (from): £756 (3 nights)
Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 2165

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Single-level timber clad retreat, sleeps 2 adults.  Access via wooden ramp, into open-plan kitchen, dining, and lounge with electric Aga, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, antique sewing machine dining table and chairs, leather sofa, wood-burning stove, French doors to raised decked terrace.  Bedroom suite with superking bed, free-standing slipper bath, en-suite wet room. Wi-Fi provided for recreational use only.  Outside: seating, wood-fired hot tub, bespoke garden furniture, firepit and barbecue.  Garden with pond.  Parking for 2 cars.

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Walking, cycling, picnic spots, nature watching, farmers' markets, independent shops, pubs, cafés, historic sites, coastal strolls, beaches
At a glance

At a glance

  • A luxurious oak-clad cabin for two, secluded amongst olive trees in the East Sussex village of Ripe.
  • Up to two well-behaved dogs are also welcome to stay.
  • Fully self-contained, there's a fitted kitchen with an electric Aga, and an en-suite wet room shower.
  • Bathe in the bedroom suite's indulgent slipper bath... or in the wood-fired hot tub out in the beautiful garden!
  • Wander into the village to stock up on supplies, take a woodland walk, or jump in the car and head to historic Lewes. The sweeping Sussex coast is under 30 minutes away.

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