In another age, Enid Blyton’s super-sleuth kids would have spent their holidays investigating The Old Parsonage at Balcombe for clues. Set in a nursery-rhyme Sussex village, the Georgian Rectory, with its imposing double-fronted symmetry, provides the perfect backdrop against which to play out your own dramas.
There may not be any secret chambers, spiral staircases or underground passages, but The Old Parsonage does come with a drawing room perfect for a murder-mystery game, a quick bout of charades – or the celebration to end them all. The Old Parsonage is as much party palace as it is children’s playground.
When the sun crests the Downs, dive into the pool in the walled garden. Walk to the lake and set sail by dinghy; hike the hills; cycle the lanes; fish the rivers. Potter down to the pub for a pint of best. Toast family and friends – and the great places that bring them all together.
The Old Parsonage is surrounded by nine beautiful acres of gardens and meadows for you to explore and enjoy during your stay.
We invite you to take a dip in your very own heated outdoor swimming pool, perfect for the water babies amongst you and a great way to spend a sunny summers day.
Get your rackets at the ready, and set up a game on the all weather tennis court.
The Drawing room is an endearing and large family room with an open fire place. The perfect spot for relaxing in the evening with your family and friends.
The sitting room at The Old Parsonage has large comfy sofas and an open fire place, as well as great views over the beautiful gardens.
Enjoy a good book in the library at The Old Parsonage. Choose from an old classic or a modern hit, and just get lost in your imagination.
Help yourself to the wonders in the delightful kitchen. Cook up a storm on our huge aga oven and treat your family to a delicious evening meal.
The formal dining room is perfect for dinner parties, and has beautiful garden views.
Enjoy the pleasure of some extra luxuries to make your Big Cottage holiday or weekend even more memorable. We’ve top class chefs available to create and serve a special three course dinner, drop off ready meals when you arrive, or serve a classic brunch on Sunday morning. Or book a chef for the week and relax.
The Old Parsonage has seven individually luxurious bedrooms for you to choose from.
There is one super king master suite, two king size bedrooms and one double bedroom. In addition to this there are a further three twin bedrooms, perfect for kids.
If required there are two guest beds available for your use, taking the number The Old Parsonage can accommodate up to 16.