Mike, Tika and their children love living in Pickwell, a Victorian Estate of 100+ acres in the heart of Sussex, spending time with their family and friends in the gardens, woods and parkland, taking in the views of the palm trees, rockeries, fields, woods, lakes and paddocks with flying displays by House Martins, Swallows, Wagtails, Woodpeckers, Pheasants, Geese, Kestrels and Buzzards.
Spring brings Nature into another cycle of Re-birth around the Estate and with YogaByNature, a new venue has been created for yoga lovers to bring their practice out of the cities and into the calm and tranquility surrounding Pickwell.
YogaByNature offers a Yoga Studio and private gardens, open to bookings for Classes, Half-Day & Day retreats. Guests can walk around the estate all year round, watching the seasons change and enjoy life by a lake’s edge, to watch the wildlife and maybe a Heron waiting for Carp, Rudd and Tench to swim by.
If you are visiting Sussex and enjoy country living, why not stay with us in The Stables, which Darren and Glen have recently turned into a luxury, open-plan house for up to 6 guests, with lots of outside space and decking for people who love relaxing and entertaining?
The Pickwell Estate was built and owned by the Stephenson Clarke family for over 100 years and is the sister estate to Borde Hill. The Stables used to be an essential part of every Victorian estate and we've turned ours into a luxury Holiday home, ready for you to enjoy.
There are 2 double bedrooms (one of which has an en-suite WC and bath for relaxing in) with private stable doors, opening to the vast outside decking for you to enjoy a morning coffee. There is a second WC with large walk-in shower for the other guests. There's a large open-plan Family Room with L-shaped sofa (converting to a double bed when needed), fitted kitchen with Miele dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and a range cooker with 6 gas burners and 2 electric ovens for those who love cooking. The Flat TV will swivel for those at the breakfast bar or those relaxing on the sofa. The bi-fold doors open out to the decking and is perfect for opening up the house for spring and summer gatherings. There is an additional decking area for you and your friends to eat and drink outside and benches for you to sit on, when you want to watch the birds flying and sun setting.
If your schedule allowed, you could even enjoy a Half-Day and Full-Day Yoga Retreat.
Built in 1884 with its vaulted ceilings, there are power outlets with USB charging points in all the right places, arguably the fastest fibre Internet & WiFi in an English stable (1Gbps), shelves with books and plants, always-on hot water, dog-roof garden, electric outdoor power outlets (including one for your Electric Vehicle), private entrance and plenty of Horsebox & car parking.
As The Stables are detached, private and photogenic, it is well suited to media interviews.
Acres of open areas to walk and take your dog(s)
Two fishing lakes
Woodlands to explore
Acres of land to pitch a tent and cook outdoors
Parkland to fly kites and drones
Patio & decking with chairs, tables & gas-fired BBQ
And if you fancy a break why not try a Yoga & Meditation class nearby
1,000Mbps Direct BT Fibre Internet
& High-Speed WiFi
Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury's and Iceland all deliver to the Pickwell Estate and you can easily arrange a delivery of your own if required
Shelves full of books
6-Burner gas Range Cooker with 2 electric ovens
Miele Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer & Flat TV
TV & Press filming is permitted with prior arrangement
Horsebox and Car Parking
Gardens & Activities
Walk-in dressing room, en-suite shower, king-size bed. Large TV with Sky.
Double room with double bed and double sofa bed. Large TV.
Double room with a king-size bed. Large TV.
3 bunk beds and 2 twin beds. Large TV.
Single bed with a mattress facility underneath.
Double room with a king-size bed. Large TV.
Adjacent to the kitchen with a double sofa bed.
Available on request
Although rural, Pickwell is only 5 minutes from the A23, 10 minutes from either Cuckfield or Burgess Hill, 15 minutes from Hayward’s Heath (with its 45-minute train journey to London Bridge or Victoria) and 20 minutes from Brighton & Hove.
By car or taxi, Gatwick Airport is 20 minutes away with its easy to collect & drop-off lanes, Shoreham Airport is 20 minutes away and Heathrow is 60 minutes away. A helicopter can land at Pickwell with prior permission and subject to the livestock being moved.
Haywards Heath Train Station,
Gatwick International Airport,
Heathrow International Airport,
Shoreham Airport live feed,
Car Rental nearby,
Local Taxi firm,
The Bolney Stage restaurant is a 15-minute walk away or you can drive to South Lodge in Cowfold, Alexander House at Turners Hill, Ginger Fox at Henfield or family restaurants such as Pizza Express or Zizzi’s in Hayward’s Heath. For home-cooking, you can arrange Waitrose, Tesco, Iceland and Sainsbury's to deliver everything you need to The Stables.
There are great places to visit such as Glynbourne, Hickstead, Bluebell Steam Railway, Devils Dyke for spectacular views, South of England Showground at Ardingly, Wakehurst Place, Nymans Gardens, Chichester’s Planetarium and Festival and the i360 and beaches of Brighton and Hove.
The 99 miles of beautiful landscape, green hills and old woodlands from Winchester to Eastbourne make South Downs Way a delightful walk. Plan your day ahead to enjoy some of the lovely village pubs along the route and bring along your camera for the panoramic views.
Bolney Wine Estate is worth visiting and there is a popular golf course and driving range, nearby in Burgess Hill. Alternatively, there's karting at Q Leisure, rope climbing at Go Ape, indoor climbing at K2, sports & swimming at the Triangle, helicopter lessons from Helifly and the famous tennis tournaments at Eastbourne and Wimbledon during the summer.
Or, why not take a 45-minute train ride from Haywards Heath and enjoy London’s galleries, museums, shops, theaters and attractions, for a truly memorable day out.
The Bolney Stage within walking distance
South Lodge in Cowfold,
Alexander House at Turners Hill,
Ginger Fox at Henfield
Zizzi’s in Hayward’s Heath.
Bluebell Steam Railway
Devils Dyke for spectacular views, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/devils-dyke
South of England Showground at Ardingly,
i360 in Brighton,
South Downs Way walk,
Beaches of Brighton and Hove
Bolney Wine Estate,
Golf course and driving range,
Eating out & venue hire (at Burgess Hill Golf Centre),
Sports centre & indoor pool,
Q Leisure Karting,
High rope climbing in Tilgate Forest,
Sports centre with indoor climbing,
Helicopter tours & lessons,
World Class Tennis in Eastbourne,
London culture, museums, galleries, tours & attractions,
Brighton shopping, theatre, restaurants & lively nightlife