In a clearing in the forest, surrounded by leafy Wildlife Trust reserve, is a simple, contemporary, architect-designed home, a place to unwind and recharge. Spanning two floors, the living area is above, the bedrooms are below and the palest of pale flooring (solid oak) runs throughout. All is serene.
Upstairs is open plan and there are two lovely decks for summery meals, one at each end. Airy by day, cosy by night – the wood-stove glows, the floors are toasty – this charming cabin-house is a comfortable retreat, with more heated floors in bedrooms and super-mod bathrooms.
Wild boar and deer roam, rabbits scamper, birds sing. Stroll one mile to Beckley for a pub or to Peasmarsh for Jempson’s, a super independent supermarket, if you run out of stores. Bexhill is along the coast, and quirky, literary Rye is 15 minutes.