Thursday, 12 April 2018

King John's Lodge, Etchingham, Tunbridge Wells, East Sussex

King John's Lodge, Etchingham, Tunbridge Wells, East Sussex

This beautiful, ivy-clad country house, with its Jacobean architecture and even earlier foundations is as close to stepping back in time as you’re likely to get, albeit with the luxurious comforts of a very special B&B. 

If modern life is getting you down, never discount time travel as an option. But forget the Tardis, all you need is a jaunt down to East Sussex and a weekend’s stay at the amazing King John’s Lodge. 

Fully restored by its present owners, the interiors at King John’s Lodge are as impressive and historic as you would expect. Heavily beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplaces, leaded windows and rich fabrics have been lovingly brought back to their former glory and are there to be explored.

Surrounding the house, the Lodge’s gardens are so stunning that they have become a local visitor attraction. Four acres of landscaped features, ponds, fountains, lawns, gardens, nursery, cafĂ© and meadowland are the stuff of real romance - there’s even a beautiful secret garden with its own summer house if you want to hide away from it all. 

The village of Etchingham sits on the banks of the River Rother, close to East Sussex’ border with Kent. A small, unassuming place, it is surrounded by glorious countryside and is perfect as a base for long weekend strolls. The village also has its own railway station, which takes you to Charing Cross London in just over an hour or you can take the short trip to the nearby villages of Stonegate or Robertsbridge by train and walk the 6-miles back to King John’s Lodge, through beautiful, undulating pastures and woodland. Alternatively, you can walk to the neighbouring village of Burwash - itself a popular base for walks in the stunning Burwash Weald. 

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