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Large, private beautiful house with tennis court

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8 - 11

This large secluded Victorian house has breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside towards Rye. Inside rooms are light and airy. The property has just undergone a total restoration and refurbishment. Period features have been lovingly restored and the ambiance of the family home maintained. The house is surrounded by three quarters of an acre of enclosed gardens and in addition there is a fenced, hard tennis court. The south facing brick paved terrace is a gorgeous suntrap with lots of flexible seating. The driveway provides parking for at least four cars.

A welcome hamper is provided for each booking.

More Details

Harriet Holdsworth
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had at The Highlands. My elderly parents particularly enjoyed it as they were able to access everything easily having the downstairs bedroom and bathroom. The house was comfortable and family friendly and we were lucky to have good weather and take advantage of the use of the tennis courts and the lovely sheltered garden. We would definitely consider returning to this property and have already recommended it to several friends.

Thank you
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Iden in Rother District

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Luxury
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The two newly refurbished bathrooms contain power showers. Provided for guests are a selection of fragrances for the whirlpool bath in the downstairs bathroom.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 3 Single Bed
  • Two bedrooms have glorious views over the countryside. The downstairs bedroom (3 single beds) is immediately opposite the downstairs bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 11 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • museums
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
All bedding is low allergen, the floors have been restored and rugs have been used rather than carpets.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveller reviews)

Large, private beautiful house with tennis court
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Beautiful house in Rye

  • 5 of 5

Ideal property for a family break. The house was lovely with plenty of character, and situated in a quiet road. There were 3 generations of us with 2 dogs. Plenty of room and everyone loved the Jacuzzi. We all enjoyed playing tennis on our own court! We didn't get a chance to use the garden much, as we were only there for a weekend, but it's a great space for barbecues and the dogs loved the space to run around. Will definitely return, hopefully for a week next time.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing, quiet, fully equiped in a good location to access many attractions.

  • 5 of 5

The house lacked nothing in both the kitchen and the other parts. Good to have a tennis court although not much real tennis was played. Centrally located to access Kent and Sussex attractions. We went out every day as the weather was so good (no rain). Useful having a shop in the village and the supermarket in Peasmarsh (a few miles away) has almost everything. We have visited the area many times before (parents lived on the East Sussex coast) and we had a wonderful time visiting it again from our base in Iden.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Highlands

  • 5 of 5

Great property for a family get together. Very homely and well stocked. Plenty to keep the children amused. We loved the tennis court and the jacuzzi!. The local pub serves great food and is within walking distance. A great success..thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely house in an idealic location

  • 5 of 5

'The Highlands' was absolutely perfect for our weekend family break. Eleven of us (aged from 9 months to 68!) enjoyed the generous accommodation and the views of the surrounding countryside. The facilities were excellent and ensured our stay was like a real home from home. The children enjoyed running around in the garden and the Mums and Dads enjoyed playing tennis on the full-size tennis court. The local pub, which is within walking distance, serves great food and has a fine selection of beers. The charming town of Rye is about a ten minute drive away. We therefore have no hesitation in recommending this property. The Jolly family.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely characterful property

  • 5 of 5

The house was furnished in an appropriate style. Chairs and beds were comfortable and of good quality as was the garden furniture. The bike was a bonus. We played tennis and croquet to the accompaniment of a pair of stoats who were much less interested in us than vice versa. The kitchen equipment was plentiful but slightly eclectic - we couldn't find a fish slice. The jaccuzzi was a winner. The pub and shop were a short stroll away and the food was good. We had five cars and easily got them all on the drive. The only thing to be aware of is that the lounge isn't huge but fine for the 9 adults we had in out party. A great place for a family reunion.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely lovely.

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely, and had a wonderfully warm and welcoming feel to it. We had 11 of use staying in the house, and we could all fit round the huge table in the dining room to eat together. The kitchen is nicely stocked with pans big enough to cope with the dinners that we cooked together. There were also a number of china serving dishes, etc, which added to the experience. It felt like this was a family home that we were borrowing for a week!

The garden and tennis court were well maintained, and everything in the house was beautifully clean on our arrival.

The only issue that I could see, would be if there was a large party of adults, that there would not be enough room for everyone to sit comfortably in the sitting room together. This is clearly stated in the house description, but it would be something to be aware of. We had 4 kids with us, so this was never a problem.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Ferry
28 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
21 Miles
M20 jct 8
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Car: necessary

Iden is a pretty and picturesque village with a pub renowned for its food, and post office/general stores within an easy walk of the house. The historic town of Rye, one of the Cinque ports, is less than 3 miles away with its charming winding lanes, interesting harbour and the wonderful sandy beaches of Camber Sands beyond. Rye boasts some excellent restaurants, a weekly Farmers market, and a range of local shops including world famous Rye pottery. The house is well placed, between Hastings (10 miles) Tunbridge Wells (15 miles) and Tenterden (8 miles). The castles of Battle and Bodiam are also within easy reach. Ashford is 15 miles to the north with its International Station for a quick trip to France.

The Hythe to Dymchurch Light Steam Railway is also well worth a visit as it winds its way from Dungeness to Hythe all along the coast - take a picnic and stop off on the way!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Iden, East Sussex

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Hols High
30 Jun 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid High
4 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Half-term Mid High
20 Oct 2017 - 29 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
30 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Xmas High
20 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Short breaks are calculated as follows: 2 nights = 65%, 3 nights = 70%, 4 nights = 75%, 5 nights = 85%

A refundable damage deposit of £250 is payable with all bookings.

We accept bank transfer, cheques or paypal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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