At least once in our lives we should venture to a place that is truly magical, a place slightly out of the ordinary. Who would have thought you could start a romantic, historic or fairytale adventure in East Sussex?
Nestled into the edge of a pine forest, looking out onto the vibrant green Sussex countryside is every inner child’s dream treehouse. Air as fresh as it gets, nature in every breath, wildlife the next door neighbour and a hive of outdoor activities, without any compromise on luxury standard. Fair Oak Farm’s Eco-Lodge Treehouses boast all the comforts of home but offer an escape away from the stresses of home life and into the life of luxury. You can get cosy in the queen-size double bed, unwind in the wet-room and wake up the next day to the sight of the beautiful British countryside. The view is like the setting of a romantic or epic adventure movie, where you could leave the privacy of your treetop nest and anything could happen, or you could hide-out from the busy world in your own little slice of heaven and become a part of nature.
The local area is the setting of many historic stories itself; Hever castle, Scotney castle (a national trust property), Lewes castle, Anne of Cleves house, Battle Abbey and the Historic Pantiles scatter the surrounding area, thriving reminders of Britain’s rich and interesting history. You can explore on foot through the magical Ashdown forest, along the local cuckoo trail or at the edge of Bewl water. If you’d prefer you can explore the countryside slightly differently, through the vast selection of outdoor activities. Horse riding, paragliding, canoeing, rock climbing, sailing, cider making, steam trains, gardens, nature trails and more; there really is something for everyone only a short distance from these tree-house hide-outs. The Farm itself has its own activity schedule that includes bird handling, archery, wine tasting and pampering.
The closest village is 2.5 miles away; Mayfield village offers atmospheric pubs and restaurants and tea rooms with lovely character, as well as a range of high street shops, just in case someone is in need of some retail therapy. Within a 30 minute drive are the larger coastal towns like Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings, convenient if you want to spend a day by the sea, perhaps take some surfing lessons, or just listen to the relaxing crash of the waves if you don’t fancy a cold dip in the ocean.
The owners, Penny and Ian, have received raving reviews for their friendly, welcoming attitude and for the outstanding quality of their tree-houses. Whatever it is that you look for in a British break, be it fresh air, or a cosy relaxing escape from reality, it can be found at Fair Oak Farm. The range of activities and services, from chef hire to bike hire, means that you can tailor your stay to exactly the way you want it, the way that suits you down to the ground. Meanwhile, you can retreat back to the roots of our beautiful British countryside and you will find it will not only refresh your body, but your mind as well. So how would you make use of the Tree-house? A romantic weekend? A regression into your own wondrous, imaginary fairy-tale? Your own epic and spontaneous adventure? You could have all three if you like.