This substantially constructed luxurious treehouse, The Buzzardry, perched high in beautiful East Sussex woodland is aptly named.
Just as the local buzzards take care to build their mighty nests of stout local materials such as durable branches, twigs, heather and more, then line them with soft, comfortable and insulating materials so too was the treehouse. No expense has been spared.
Pleasing features abound from the characterful spiral staircase to the barbecue and drinks deck and handsome copper bathtub with breathtaking views. It even has versatile ensuite bedrooms (a choice of double or two singles in one bedroom), wifi, underfloor heating and a wood burning stove. Treehouse holidays are the best.
The Buzzardry is set in the village of Markyle close to Heathfield, a small affluent town with a variety of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants to suit most tastes.
The Two Sisters Deli in Horam welcomes muddy boots, telephone orders and reservations for their bistro nights. If you are keen walkers this could be the perfect pit stop for you.
The names of surrounding villages, towns and pubs hint at the glorious wooded countryside setting close to the South Downs. Discover Broad Oak, Burwash Common, Five Ashes, Horam and Mayfield as well as The Best Beech Inn, an old coaching house still offering a warm welcome and good pub food. The nearby picture perfect, award-winning Horse and Groom with its beautiful country garden in Rushlake is well worth a visit too. The ancient Black Duck (dating back to the early 1500’s) in Warbleton has recently been lovingly renovated with great care taken to preserve many period features such as the huge inglenook fireplace and bread oven in the heart of the pub. Look out for their events and music evenings.
Buzzards are found in most habitats particularly woodland. When out walking on any of the numerous local trails through areas of natural beauty, watch out for them soaring over wooded hillsides in fine weather, or perched on fence posts and pylons. In some areas they are known as the tourists’ eagle, often being mistaken for this larger bird of prey.
Looking for adventure? Adventure Activities Sussex based in Bodiam offer opportunities for kayaking, paddle boarding, bushcraft, archery and more. Branching Out Adventures in Bentley provide high ropes, low ropes, giant swings, zip wires, a climbing wall and bounce about for all ages and Arena Pursuits in Flimwell provide a huge variety of challenges including quad bike trekking, clay pigeon shooting, 4×4 driving, assault courses and orienteering.
Explore the chalk cliffs of Beachy Head, the South Downs National Park and Seven Sisters Country Park for coastal pursuits.
The Buzzardry is sure to delight family groups or friends sharing. It offers a wonderful base for exploring East Sussex. Treehouse holidays are the best.