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Rated ★★★★★ over 52 reviews
We had a lovely 2-night stay at Serena’s place. It was clean, tidy, comfortable and had a lot of qualities to make it feel like home from home. Would highly recommend.
Beautiful location, luxurious property, welcoming host. Highly recommend!
Gem of a place
A really lovely little gem of a place. So peaceful and what a great view! The place was spotless with lots of storage space for luggage. Very nicely decorated. Easy to clean. Really cosy. Brillant location. V close to a lovely little pub/ restaurant and walks.
Great place with a friendly host. Really took care and even booked a driver for us in the evening.
Lovely, cosy and clean. A warm welcome by Serena to a superbly kitted-out and equipped annex.
Couldn’t fault The Nest
We stayed at The Nest Danehill in Sussex for a long weekend to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and it was the perfect spot to destress. The friendly and helpful owner greeted us to do a handover and we were delighted when we saw the beautiful woodland setting and the high standard of interior design and furnishings. There is a gorgeous four-poster bed, luxurious bathroom, a lovely bright and comfortable open plan sitting room with a dining/work area with great views to the nearby woods and a very well-equipped kitchen downstairs. The WiFi was excellent. The smallest details had been thought of to ensure we had a home-from-home experience with everything that we needed for our stay and it felt very private. We had a delicious supper at the Coach & Horses country pub with real ales and only a very short stroll up the lane! We found some wonderful walks on public footpaths across the footbridge into the woods straight from The Nest and walked to the glorious Ashdown Forest and did some cycling around the area. Brighton was only 45 mins by car, and we had an afternoon on the beach and dinner at Brighton Marina which was great fun. We also enjoyed a visit to the famous Bluebell Steam Railway in nearby Sheffield Park. We went to a concert and had dinner at Trading Boundaries 10 minutes away which was fabulous. There was basically so much to do in the area that we needed more time but were equally happy just to enjoy the peaceful space of the property and its small private garden. We couldn’t fault The Nest in any way and didn’t want to leave so would highly recommend and hope to return soon!
Spent a lovely couple of nights here at the end of March. Serena was the perfect host ensuring we had everything we needed, including a well-stocked kitchen. The apartment was great and exactly as described. Lovely to have a local pub just a couple of minutes up the road. Would most definitely recommend.
I stayed at The Nest on the night before my wedding with one of my bridesmaids & it was an absolute dream! Serena was so incredibly kind, she made sure that even the little things were ready for us like the sofa bed, milk in the fridge & all of the wi-fi passwords/codes etc. were ready for us to set up & connect to. I got ready there on the morning of my wedding & had lots of people in & out & Serena basically made sure that I had absolutely nothing to do other than relax. The space was clear so that all of my lovely team could set up immediately with no issues. Although the cottage isn’t the largest, it feels incredibly spacious & open & airy. I was worried about people tripping over each other or feeling a little claustrophobic but we had no issue at all. It was an absolute delight to stay there & me & my husband will definitely be back.
We spent a quiet night at Serena's cottage on our way cycling to Brighton. it's perfectly located just off the "official" cycle route that runs through Turners Hill and Haywards Heath. The Coach and Horses is a beautiful pub. Everything was as clean as described.
Serena is a great host and really helpful
Really comfortable stay for the second time. Good facilities - very comfortable beds, great bathroom and really well-stocked kitchen. Perfect for a home from home experience in a good location. Nearby pub, the Coach & Horses, is also good.
An amazingly clean, high-standard finished, and a well-decorated cottage surrounded by green, peace & quiet. The host (Serena) is extremely friendly and welcoming, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we hope to go back again soon.
Lovely interior, had a wonderful peaceful stay. Recommend the cosy pub 5 mins walk away, which also did great food!
Fantastic little hideaway in a peaceful location
The apartment is decorated to a high standard - such a comfortable bed! The extra touches were also very much appreciated. Serena is a great host, gave very clear directions and instructions for arrival, and recommendations for dinner - the local pub (at the end of the lane) is worth a visit. Will definitely be returning.
The apartment is beautifully done, with every space being thoughtfully used to make it a really comfortable place to stay. We loved every little detail that the host had obviously put a lot of care and thought into!
Very Private And Peaceful
We stayed for a night before our friend’s wedding at Ravenswood just up the road. It was super clean, comfortable and perfectly located. It felt very private and peaceful. We would recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay in the Danehill.
Lovely, relaxing stay
Had a lovely, relaxing stay. The place was quiet, tidy and had everything we needed, as well as some thoughtful, extra touches. Serena was very welcoming and accommodating.
Lovely few days!
Beautiful, nicely decorated little house with plenty of storage. We had a lovely few days staying at Serena’s, and loved seeing the trees all around and hearing the birds. Really wonderful space, thank you!
Such a lovely place to stay!
Serena was so helpful and clearly has worked extremely hard to create an amazing space to stay. The house has everything and more. I loved the style and it was so comfy. The kitchen was a lovely space to have my brekkie while hubby had a lie in. So nice to also have a dining area and sofa. We had a lovely time!!!
Would 100% Stay Again
Great place to stay, cosy living room, the kitchen had everything we needed, and the wifi was perfect. Overall amazing time and a lovely evening away. The host was fabulous and would 100% stay again!
Everything You Need, Homely And Relaxing
Beautiful and homely, with great attention to detail. Everything you need very relaxing. The pub up the lane was also very welcoming and worth a visit. I will be coming back.
Well Equipped And Tranquil
A wonderful well equipped and tranquil place to stay in a lovely location. Very friendly, thoughtful, and helpful host. Local walks (helpful maps on the property) and a great pub with good food only minutes away on foot. Nice to have some food basics provided too. Lots of interesting places, houses, and gardens to visit nearby. Lovely home away from home. I hope to return!
The property was absolutely perfect, it had everything we needed and more. I’d highly recommend booking here, we wish we could have stayed longer.
Perfect for us
Very cosy and good facilities - bathroom is very good and kitchen is very well stocked. Serena and Michael are very friendly and helpful.
Delightful little spot of luxury in the middle of beautiful English countryside. Serena met us to show us around and had so carefully and thoughtfully laid things out for our 2yr old daughter. Pre-arrival communication was clear and efficient. The bathroom and kitchen facilities were excellent and there were additional thoughtful touches that were the icing on the cake, like milk, coffee and cereals.
Perfect In Every Way
I loved everything about staying here. The interior design was spectacular and the comfort was divine. There was absolutely everything we needed from cooking utensils to iron and of the highest quality. Probably one of the best places I have stayed. The children loved the little Winnie the pooh inspired garden. Perfect in every way.
We stayed at The Nest for three nights and immediately felt at home. The place is exceptionally clean and beautifully decorated, with nice furnishings and excellent storage making it a real home from home. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you would need to cook with in terms of utensils and pans, the basics of oil, salt and pepper which you would expect, along with bread, coffee, tea, milk and butter which was a nice touch. The bathroom was well stocked with products, and a lovely big bath to soak in after a day of walking was welcomed. Serena was an excellent host, from efficient communication before and during our stay to providing recommendations for local places to eat and drink and things to do. We had an Indian take away from Hathi, a short drive away which was excellent and a meal out at the local pub, the Coach and Horses where the food was beautifully cooked. Serena recommended some excellent walks in the surrounding countryside, with clear-to-follow circular routes shared starting from The Nest. Along with some ideas for things to do resulting in us attending a charity event with live music and street food at the local Bluebell Vineyard which was good fun. We loved our stay at The Nest and are already talking about going back in the autumn for more walks and to visit Sheffield Park. Highly recommend booking this wonderful home from home. We booked via the host's own website and found this to be very efficient.
Serena was an amazing host! So helpful and kind in making sure we got there easily, and also very accommodating of what we needed to make our toddler feel at home! The room and surroundings were gorgeous – I wish we could have stayed there for longer!
Serena is a wonderful host. Her amazing instructions helped us a lot. The place is nice and tidy, very peaceful. You can feel how you are surrounded by nature. The forest is in 5 minutes walk, we saw a deer 🦌 The next night was thunderstorm which made us feel so cozy in this little house. Also Serena left some bread, milk, butter that were very kind of her. There is safe private car parking on the side where I put my motorcycle. Everything is tidy and beautiful. We are very grateful for this opportunity to rest in such a lovely place. We enjoyed our visit. Thank you!
What A Hidden Gem
Serena was so welcoming, and she had thought of everything in the space. It has the luxury of a spa hotel but the tranquility and nature connection we much needed. Everything was immaculately clean. It was an incredible treat and a truly beautiful find. The best place we’ve stayed for an overnight getaway, and we will most certainly be back.
Home Away From Home
This property felt like a home away from home. With thoughtful touches throughout the property, it made our stay super comfortable and relaxing. The owners were so welcoming and helpful, I would highly recommend this property as we would definitely stay here again. Thank you!
The property was really beautiful and lovely to stay in. Such a peaceful location and done to such a high standard. We were only there for 1 night, but would happily have stayed longer if we had been able to. Fully recommend!
Utmost Privacy And Impeccably Clean
Impeccably clean, absolutely everything you need and a luxurious space! We came here for an escape from our busy lives and it 100% delivered. Serena was so welcoming and thoughtful in considering every aspect of the accommodation and provided us with the utmost privacy. We had a special request which was generously accommodated. So thank you Serena for a lovely stay!
Serena’s cottage is a delightful hideaway. Everything has been thought of and the facilities are fantastic. It’s great to be able to walk straight from the cottage for woodland walks and to a proper unspoilt pub. Really good food and ales in a warm friendly local. Thanks again!
I came with my daughters and Serena is a great host! The place was super nice and immaculate, my girls loved the toys, books and games. Serena thought of every detail for example there were biscuits and tea. Both beds were super comfortable. Beautiful surroundings. Thanks again!
Perfect countryside getaway
Wonderful stay in a lovely, private space. The converted building is of a very high standard: clean, well decorated and the four-poster bed was very welcome! A perfect countryside getaway. Serena was an excellent host with good communication. Lots of things to do in the surrounding area too. Highly recommend.
Wow! What can I say! We had the most tranquil time away and have come away truly revived. This place is just incredible! A friendly welcome from Serena and her husband on arrival. The lodge itself is just beautiful and in the most stunning location nestled in the countryside with views from every angle. Serena even left milk, bread, jam etc for our stay which was a lovely homely touch. The local pub is a 2 minute walk away and we had the most incredible dinner here, highly recommended! We didn’t want to leave and we are already planning our next trip back!
Even Better Than Advertised!
Thank you Serena and Michael for being such lovely hosts and making us feel welcome. The accommodation was even better than advertised and we love the location so near to Ashdown forest and many local areas of interest. We look forward to coming back again. Our second time staying at Serena’s lovely Airbnb was a perfect escape for us. We enjoyed our forest walks and dinner at local pubs, combined with your place to relax. I am sure we will be back again.
Such An Awesome Find
Such an awesome find. I would go just to chill here and degustate (ok, ok, eat well) at the Coach and Horses nearby. Perfect base too, for Wakehurst Botanical Gardens and Charles Darwin’s House. I confess I didn’t feel the need to look because there is no fault to find.
Didn't want to leave!
What a beautiful space, thoughtful touches, luxury accommodation and warm welcome. We had great weather and wonderful walks. Dinner at the Coach and Horses was the icing on the cake. Didn't want to leave!
My family and I had a wonderful time during our stay with Serena. After a busy day out the home was a little sanctuary - everything felt new and clean and the little touches and games cupboard were greatly appreciated!
Exactly what we were looking for
We had a great stay for four nights at the Nest. The Nest itself was incredibly comfortable, especially the bed, and the place was immaculately decorated throughout. The kitchen had everything we needed and had also been stocked with some goods before arrival, which we were very grateful for. The location is amazing, we have never been anywhere so peaceful and quiet. Our host was really helpful on arrival and then provided us with great privacy. The Nest is exactly what we were looking for to have a break from city life and we would definitely stay there again!
Serena's place was convenient for our trip to Brighton for a graduation ceremony. The bed was super comfortable as was the sofa. It was very clean and felt very new and high quality.
Cannot recommend enough
Stunningly beautiful gem - Lovely host, gorgeous, accommodation with everything one could need, peaceful, stunning location, most comfortable bed and in fact the entire property is furnished to an extremely high standard. I can not recommend this enough.
Could not recommend more!
What a wonderful stay we had here at The Nest. We could not recommend this little retreat more! Serena was the perfect host and so accommodating. Everywhere was beautifully presented and if you have children, our daughter spent hours playing in the eaves cupboards which housed her favorite Winnie the Pooh teddies and some lovely books. The setting is so picturesque and perfect for a little countryside getaway. Thank you Serena for a truly magical time!
Perfect in so many ways - views, host, location and environment
Exactly what it says - this property is such a find! Surrounded by woodlands, peaceful, tranquil and just so relaxing and just the prefect environment - just what we needed!! Abundance of beauty products, kitchen, even milk and brioche. Host Serena was lovely and very friendly. Would definitely return if needed….and will recommend to friends and family!
Amazing stay! Impeccably clean, absolutely everything you need and a luxurious space! We came here for an escape from our busy lives and it 100% delivered. Serena was so welcoming and thoughtful in considering every aspect of the accommodation and provided us with the utmost privacy. We had a special request which was generously accommodated. So thank you Serena for a lovely stay!
Thank you so much for being so accommodating. The house is beautiful and you’ve done such a great job putting it all together.
Grounding and peaceful
Our stay at Serena's property was short but grounding and peaceful. The location is a dream come true for us as we enjoyed the nature, clean air and the calmness of the village. Coach and Horses restaurant is a must-visit - good food and beautiful garden + playground for kids. Thank you for everything and hope will come back. Best wishes.
Would definitely stay again!
Serena and Michael were both very friendly, and The Nest was very comfortable. The milk and other essentials provided for our arrival were a lovely touch, the bathroom was spotlessly clean, the bed was incredibly comfortable, and there was plenty of space for us to stay for three nights with our 5-year-old sleeping on the sofa bed. The location was perfect for our planned excursions to the Bluebell Railway and Wakehurst. We would definitely stay here again when visiting this part of the country. Thank you for a lovely stay!
Exactly what we were looking for
Exactly what we were looking for in a relaxing and romantic break. Recommend Hathi Indian restaurant and Coach and Horses.
Beautiful, private apartment
We had a lovely three-night stay at The Nest, for a short writing retreat. It's a beautiful, private apartment, with a lovely bathroom and bedroom, and a kitchen stocked with everything you could need to cook. The location is incredible, so remote and peaceful, yet very accessible by public transport (we don't drive so got the train to Hayward's Heath) from London, and Brighton. Beautiful old pub around the corner, and the garden is right at the start of footpaths into the forest. Stunning, peaceful walks all around! Everything in the apartment is good quality and immaculately clean, as well as tastefully decorated. Perfect place to get out of the city for a few days!
Beautiful & quaint
What a beautiful quant little find, ideal for recharging those batteries. Ideal location for those country walks, close enough to Brighton too.