Last weekend we broke up the festive activities and constant Christmas-ness with a break to the Lodges at New House Farm. I was really looking forward to getting away for a couple of days, having quality time with the children and really just having a break at such a busy time of the year.
The Lodges at New House Farm are situated around the owner’s farmhouse with beautiful views of the Sussex and Kent countryside. There are fields for miles and even a few sheep and a pony that the children were able to feed – this was definitely a highlight for them.
The lodges also share more formal gardens with space for a barbecue in the warmer months and plenty of places to sit and enjoy the views, catch up with friends or family and just watch the world go by.
There are six lodges at New House Farm and we were in one of the stable lodges. These lodges interconnect so if both are hired by the same family or party the adjoining door can be left open to make one bigger holiday home.
Our lodge was all on one floor and had a really rustic but modern feel to it. There was an open plan living, dining and kitchen area with a log burner in the corner, a good size bathroom with separate shower and two bedrooms – one with a king size bed and one with twin beds.
The lodge had everything we needed for our stay including tea, coffee and fresh milk and a breakfast basket delivered in the morning too. There were good quality toiletries in the bathroom, fluffy towels and plenty of logs for the fire.
We found the lodge the perfect place for a cosy family weekend. There were the animals, a hot tub and even an outdoor swimming pool if you visit in the warmer months. There are plenty of local walks across the countryside and a really lovely aspect of the Lodges at New House Farm is the Long Barn.
The Long Barn is a communal area for the lodges. It has tables to sit at, comfy chairs, a roaring fire and a pool table as well as a commercial grade kitchen and an upstairs mezzanine with a TV and DVDs for the children. The children loved this space and would happily have stayed there all day.
The Long Barn would be perfect if you were looking for somewhere to stay as an extended family, hiring all the lodges and having a big gathering in the barn each night. You could hire a chef, have a pamper party or just have drinks and nibbles until the small hours. It’s such a versatile space and one that I am sure so many family and friends have enjoyed over the years.
The Lodges at New House Farm are beautiful and we had such a wonderful stay. It’s now top of my list to book for a birthday break with friends or a big family gathering. I could imagine having a barbecue, music and drinks surrounded by so many people and being just steps from our home for the night. I don’t think a break as a group could get much better than this.
The Lodges at New House Farm come in all shapes and sizes – with lodges best for a couple to big interconnecting lodges that could fit a whole extended family. For bigger gatherings you could hire all the lodges – and even have exclusive use of the Long Barn too. There are so many options and you can find out more on their website.
Disclosure: We were invited on the above break for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.