Wattle Corner nestles in its own plantsman's garden and ancient orchard, 5 miles from the medieval gem of Rye. The mysterious Romney Marsh, gardens of Sissinghurst Castle and Great Dixter are nearby. Plus stunning views, walks and country pubs! The sea, which as I mentioned is visible from the window at Wattle Corner, isn't far with Camber Sands being a huge attraction on summer days.
Wattle Corner is set in a very peaceful location and the house itself is two old cottages knocked into one in the 1950's. We fell in love with it the moment we saw it and still feel the same. The garden is perfect for relaxing in in the evenings and it takes no time at all to get to Rye which is full of historical interest. Henry James's home, Lamb House is tucked away off Church Square. Oh, and now we have the Kino - an award winning digital cinema. It is a good base for walking and the coast is no distance away. You can see the sea from the front of the house. Dungeness is worth exploring with plenty of fresh fish available at both The Pilot and The Britannia.
For bird lovers, there is the RSPB Reserve there as well as the Rye Harbour bird reserve.
Fifteen minutes, give or take, takes you to Christopher Lloyd's wondrous Great Dixter garden and of course Sissinghurst Castle is nearby.
Tenterden, an old market town, has plenty of amenities and is very interesting historically too. It takes no time to get there and on the way, in Smallhythe, there is the National Trust property, Smallhythe Place, once the home of the actress, Ellen Terry, and worth a visit. The Barn Theatre there puts on wonderful performances in the summer. In September we have the Rye Literary Festival which is not to be missed. There is also the Peasmarsh Music Festival not to be missed and Rye is humming with activity throughout the year.
Directions. Once you get to the village of Stone in Oxney from the North,
drive through the high street with the cricket pitch on your right. Ahead of you. you will see The Crown Public House (alas, closed). Take the right fork and drive up the hill (Catt Hill) for approximately one mile. You will go round a sharp left hand corner. Once you have negotiated the corner, you will find my house at the top of the hill and on the left hand side. You will see a double five bar gate with Wattle Corner on it. The gate is slightly obscured in the summer by a hornbeam tree. If you go too far you will see a small junction on the left which is signed to the Military Canal. In other words I am within this corner. The house stands alone and is tile hung to the front. The post code is TN30 7HD.
Zugang für Gäste
Guests will have access to their twin bedded room in the front of the house. It is not a huge bedroom but the beds are blissfully comfortable. Their private bathroom again is small but very charming and three steps from their bedroom door. There is total privacy in this part of the house. Breakfast with home grown eggs from Eggbert and his bantam wives in the garden, is in the sitting/dining room and of course the garden is a great place to unwind in, hammock and all.
There are plenty of seating areas there and it is a very peaceful spot apart from plenty of bird song. If you are interested in trees, we are building up quite a collection of interesting specimens including my favourite, the Chinese lime, Tilia henryana, which is about to flower for the first time. We now, with the help of Kent Wildlife Trust, are turning our paddock into a wild flower meadow. We have mown a path round it and the meadow is already humming with life after three years.
We do not have TV in the bedroom but a lovely Roberts Revival radio instead and have plenty of books to read in the house.
Interaktion mit Gästen
As much as they might like.
It rather depends on what guests prefer.
Unfortunately, I would prefer not to have pets staying as I have a small very friendly Westie
The house is definitely a no smoking zone!
I know it is difficult to know a precise arrival time but p.m would be preferable if at all possible!