We specialise in Family breaks and holidays at Woodside! Whether you would like to stay in our Tipis, Bell Tents or Yurts which can make a really adventurous holiday but with many home comforts. You can depending upon the relative ages split the family so that mum and dad could stay in the romantic Moroccan Yurt whilst the children stay in one of the tipis meaning that everyone can enjoy themselves independently as well as sharing quality time together!

Amanda has been CRB checked and holds a registered chaperone license.

Our teenage daughters, Angel and Jade would be happy to baby-sit for a fee!



  • We have no age restrictions for children visiting Woodside
  • The internal accommodation is NO SMOKING
  • We are happy for children to use the Guest’s Lounge, but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children under the age of 8 are not permitted in the Guest’s Lounge after 7.30pm unless the family with children is the only family residing at Woodside i.e. there are no other guests staying.
  • We are happy to offer a baby listening service – this is of course chargeable by the hour.
  • We have access to a registered child minder but this is subject to her availability and we can not guarantee this availability, also subject to hourly charge.
  •  A selection of children’s books, toys, videos/DVDs, games are available in the Guest’s Lounge and Sky multi-room provides children’s channels
  • Any damage is charged at cost of replacement unless repair is an option.


  • Cots and high chairs are available on request.
  • Please use the mini fridge provided for baby foods etc.
  • We are happy to heat milk and make up bottles
  • Our Gourmet Breakfasts are available from 8.00am to 9.00am.  Adults cost £12.50 per person and Children under the age of 7 years old cost £5.00
  • We can organise Vintage Teas, Pizza Partys or fully Catered BBQ's
  • We have plastic plates, beakers & cutlery


  • Please use the waste bin in the bathroom for nappies and the nappy sacks provided.  
  • Do not put anything apart from toilet paper down the toilet – no baby wipes etc
  • If you use washable nappies please let us know and we will boil these for you.
  • We are happy to wash any items as required if your little ones have any little accidents!


  • Please take care to hold your child’s hand when climbing down the staircase and kindly do not allow children to run around the house
  • The small fish pond in the garden has a small wall around it.  Please take care not to leave your child unattended in the garden, in case they climb in, as it is 5ft deep.
  • We are happy for our guests to take a walk through our paddock and woods but please do not let your children wander off unescorted.
  • Please do not leave your room key in the lock in case your child locks the room door from the inside – although we do also have a key! 
  • Our front door will be kept locked at all time, your room key also have a front door key to let yourselves in and out. 
  • No children under the age of 12 are allowed in the Health Suite – we are happy to keep your children amused whilst parents enjoy these facilities, subject to our availability.
  • We have a trampoline – for safety reasons this IS NOT FOR USE OF GUESTS.
  • Our family dog 'Bradley is friendly but please take care when first introducing yourself to him .. he is very excitable


  • We are able to recommend suitable places for you to visit with your children: like Camber Sands, a most wonderful sandy beach ideal for children with huge dunes, shallow warm water and also ideal for kite flying; Rye Harbour Nature Reserve ideal for a flat walk or to take your bicycles; local castles, gardens, zoos, Aquarium, parks, amusement parks/rides etc, all within 30 minutes drive maximum.  There are a selection of brochures in the Information Pack in the guest’s lounge, but please do ask and tell us your interests so we can help guide you.
  • We can also recommend child friendly pubs and restaurants.
  • Nearest Local Tourist Information Office is in Battle (8 minutes drive) directly at the front entrance to Battle Abbey at the bottom of the High Street.
  • If you go for a walk in our woods please keep within our boundary which is the stream.


  • The local corner shop in Staplecross village (2 minutes drive) stocks all general goods including nappies, baby food etc.  Battle main shops and supermarket is 8 minutes drive where there is a Co-Op and a Budgens.  Or what we advise all our guests is to arrange to have a Waitrose, Sainsburys or Tesco order to be deliveried here at Woodside.


  • The nearest doctor is at Hawkhurst (10 minutes) 01580 753211
  • Nearest accident and emergency is the Conquest Hospital at Hastings (15 minutes) 01424 755255
  • Nearest dentist in Robertsbridge (8 minutes).  01580 880068
  • The out of hours chemists vary on a rota, but the Tesco Superstore 24 hours supermarket in Hastings is the most frequently available chemist open long hours – the only 24 hours chemist (closed on Sundays) in East Sussex is in Eastbourne – The Day & Night Pharmacy, 15 Station Parade, Tel 01323 749809.  

If you require any of these services, during day or night, please knock at our quarters and we will be pleased to help in this respect and check up to date details on the internet or by calling Doctors on Call.

Telephone: +44 (0)1580 830240 - Mobile: +44 (0)7768 095184 - Email: reservations@woodsidebandb.com
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