The house is exactly like the photos except the paintings, furnishings and view are even better in real life. A pleasant surprise, not mentioned in the house description, was a small apple orchard on the side of the house. Our grandchildren had a great delight in picking a few fresh apples. The house had ample room for our party of ten (eight adults and two children) and some wonderful family gatherings were had. Whether it was a cup of tea in the morning or a refreshing glass of wine in the evening the view of the countryside on the back deck were spectacular. The house is situated just outside the village of Hawkhurst and a stroll of ten minutes gets you into the center where there are two pubs and some shops including a baker. I found the best pub in the area is the Oak and Ivy just out the far side of the village, for that you need to drive. The pub has great pub food reasonably priced, it also has a huge inglenook fireplace. There is so much to see and do in this area of England, London is only a forty minute train ride and the towns of Hastings, Rye, Battle (Battle of Hasting 1066 took place there) and Canterbury are no more than a forty minute car ride at the most. The number of gardens and castles within forty minutes is astounding. See a theme here, forty minutes is the most you will have to travel to see the sights. If driving is not your thing than there are plenty of walks close by and it all ends up back at the beautiful house. Our family had a wonderful time and after two weeks it was sad to leave. For me every day was akin to waking up in a Constable painting.