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The small, historic market town of Wadhurst is situated in the High Weald, just inside the East Sussex border with Kent and six miles south-east of Tunbridge Wells. Here, green spaces and woodlands are complemented by the character of the buildings - oast houses, charming cottages and quaint old inns such as the 16th Century Greyhound. The Church of St Peter and St Paul, with its towering spire, has attracted no less than six lightning strikes. The church is famous for its thirty iron memorial slabs, bearing testament to the town's former importance in the iron industry. Years later, many Wadhurst residents found employment at the grand manor houses and mansions that were being built locally. Some of these fine homes still remain, while others have been demolished. The 960-acre Wadhurst Park, still in private ownership and incorporating a large deer park, was once part of the estate of the former Wadhurst Hall. The imposing Wadhurst Castle (in fact a Regency building) stands on the site of a 14th Century house and with fabulous views over Sussex, it's a popular spot for weddings. Less romantically, Wadhurst was the location, in 1863, of the last legal bare-knuckle fight in England.


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Spring Cottage (1.46 miles)

Spring Cottage
Modern, family house with spectacular views across the Sussex Weald. Close to many National Trust properties, including Scotney Castle, Bateman's, etc. Also within easy driving distance of the coast - Brighton, Hastings, Eastbourne, Rye - ... More | visit website
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Little Tidebrook Farm (1.50 miles)

Little Tidebrook Farm

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Little Tidebrook Farm is a beautiful converted granary set in a pretty rural location in the sleepy hamlet of Tidebrook; about 2 miles from Wadhurst.It ... More

Swan at the Vineyard (2.95 miles)

Swan at the Vineyard

As the name implies, The Swan at the Vineyard is located at the edge of our vineyard and overlooks both the vineyard and the Down conservation area of Lamberhurst.

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Hopgarden House (3.48 miles)

Hopgarden House

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Just 5 miles from Tunbridge Well, if you work in Tunbridge wells or surrounding areas we are just a 10 minute drive. Hopgarden House is Private Contemporary house situated in ... More

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Dale Hill Hotel (4.37 miles)

Dale Hill Hotel

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Located in magnificent, historic 1066 English countryside with breathtaking view across the High Weald ridges and valleys you will be surprised and delighted to discover Dale Hill. Dale Hill was recently voted ... More

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One Warwick Park Hotel (5.42 miles)

One Warwick Park Hotel
This boutique hotel in Royal Tunbridge Wells may have glossy looks, a stylish bar and sleek trappings, but it still offers a welcome thatís warm and intimate. The Brew House Hotel is the perfect base ... More | visit website
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Camden Arms Hotel (5.57 miles)

Camden Arms Hotel

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The camden Arms Hotel is a 200 years old coaching inn, with a new Accommodation building,purpose built, added in May 2007. All rooms have en-suite facilities with power showers. The ... More

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Swan Hotel (5.57 miles)

Swan Hotel

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Situated within the famous colonnaded Georgian Pantiles, the historic centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells, the Swan Hotel offers stylish, modern accommodation. Dating from the 1600s, the ... More

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Hotel du Vin & Bistro (5.71 miles)

Hotel du Vin & Bistro

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Hotel du Vin Tunbridge Wells is set in one of the historic spa town's architectural landmarks, a Grade II-listed sandstone mansion built as a private residence in 1762.We have strived ... More

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Three Chimneys Farm (5.75 miles)

Three Chimneys Farm
Set amidst glorious countryside at the end of a one mile farm track, in the heart of the Weald of Kent, on the edge of Bedgebury Forest, 4 stylishly converted Kentish farm buildings. Comfortable, ... More | visit website

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