The Poundgate cottage is a lovely place. Hidden from the main A road behind a sweet wooden door entering the walled garden, you feel like you are In walking into the 'secret garden'. From the lounge/kitchen you can access the decking via lovely big doors which brings the outside in and give easy access to take your meals outside. Breakfast was particularly lovely outside. The decking over looks the beautiful apple tree on your own private lawn. The only problem by the end if the week was the traffic noise for me (that's why I rated location 4). The rest of the garden is the owners but you are very welcome to walk around it, exploring the wooded area at the bottom and saying hello to the ducks on the pond. The cottage is beautifully decorated, has an amazing shower, comfy beds for a holiday home (although our teenagers found the memory form mattresses a bit sinky on the single beds). The owner also leaves lots of cleaning materials, toilet rolls, kitchen paper, tea towels, bath towels, tea and coffee (including ground as there is a cafeteria!!) all for you to use. They is also a hair drier.....so, unlike ourselves you don't need to bring much at all. There is scrabble, and three other games as well as a pack of cards and the great thing was lots if DVDs and and some books. DVDs were a good selection to suit all tastes including family and kids films. The owner was very friendly and helpful and text half way through the week to see if she could get us anything. Liesha and her family live just next door. The area is a lovely place with a really great pub over the road, friendly staff and good food. 3 super markets in Crowborough (7min drive) with lovely Waitrose with cafe which was great as we arrived a bit early. There are many other shops and coffee shops here. We only did the Pooh Bear trail in Ashdown Forest and found Pooh Bear Corner cafe and shop which was great value and then the fabulous Brighton. However, if you have more time there are lots of other places to explore. It was a lovely week and particularly if weather was dry a lovely place for every season.