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Character Country Retreat in historic 1066 country, close to many attractions.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
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About the property

Beamed, spacious detached first floor studio property, country and orchard views

Situated in the owners’ 2 acre grounds which includes an orchard, this attractive, beamed, spacious detached first floor studio property is accessed via external oak open tread stairs. It is wonderfully finished with a balcony off the living area affording countryside views and conveniently set back from the A28. There is a private orchard to enjoy. There are many country walks directly from the property, several fine pubs are within a 5 - 15 minute drive and beaches are around a 20 minute drive away.

Janet and Grant
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 February, 2017

About Janet and Grant

We are Grant and Janet and have lived in the area for over 30 years. We fell in love with our property and moved here 10 years ago.

Little Brook is in the beautiful grounds that Janet has spent 10 years cultivating and is opposite our main house. We have been renting Little Brook to holiday guests for over 8 years.

Janet and Grant purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Janet and Grant chose Rother

We decided to let Little Brook so holiday guests could enjoy the location as much as we do. It is centrally placed for Rye, Hastings, Battle and Tenterden. There is so much to do and see in the area, even we haven't managed to see everything!

What makes this cottage unique

There are lovely countryside views from Little Brook and many walks directly from the property. The property is conveniently located on the A28 and is only a 20 minutes drive from the historic citadel town of Rye with its cobbled streets and ancient buildings. There are fine pubs all within a 10 - 20 minute drive and beaches including the world famous Camber Sands are within a 20 - 30 minute drive. Historic 1066 country waits to be explored including Battle, Hastings and the ancient Cinque Port town of Rye with its plethora of cobbled streets. Also visit Bodiam, Sissinghurst Gardens, Great Dixter and Batemans. Take a trip on the Kent and East Sussex Railway, or why not fly to Le Touquet in France for the day from Lydd Airport. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 miles.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)


Cosy and Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

A great place to stay, central to large population areas of the beaches but quiet and rural setting. Grant and Janet were great hosts and communicated promptly when questions arose prior to our stay. Would recommend highly

John and Dianne

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Characterful Country Retreat

  • 4 of 5

Conveniently located cottage. Well equipped and comfortable. Enjoyed being able to,walk from the cottage into the countryside. Very helpful hosts. Excellent value for money. A really relaxing and enjoyable stay in a beautiful part of the world.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Little Brook

  • 5 of 5

A very cosy, warm and comfortable stay in ideallic countryside in East Sussex. Suited all our requirements with Janet and Grants attention to detail. Many places to visit locally and within easy reach of the sea and South Downs too. A superb walking area with historic Rye and Rye Harbour on the doorstep. Many National Trust properties to visit and Great Dixter within easy reach.

Certainly a little gem for a relaxing getaway. Will most definitely return.

Thank you

Susan and Keith Epping

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
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Three night stay near Rye in cottage with lots of character

  • 5 of 5

We spent a long weekend here in early December, when the weather was fairly mixed and a bit chilly at times.

Little Brook is cosy, warm and spacious, perfectly sized for a couple, with lots of character inside and out. It's ideally placed for visiting National Trust properties nearby, as well as providing good walks which start at the cottage - look out for the wallabies. There are many other activities and walks close by or within easy driving distance, and a sunny Sunday found us exploring Rye and then walking to Winchelsea and back.

Janet and Grant communicated well with us before our arrival, and were on hand during our stay, whilst keeping a low profile. The property is excellent value, with plenty of space to relax in the gardens and orchard, with the wildlife making best use of the apples when we were there. It was great to hear owls at night, too.

The Red Lion in Broad Oak offers a reasonable evening menu and we would certainly recommend Webbe's fish restaurant in Rye, where we enjoyed an excellent dinner.

We would happily return here for a longer stay in warmer weather, to make the most of the facilities offered.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Country Retreat review

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for an autumn chill-out week. Delightful cosy and warm stay in characterful property surrounded by Janet's garden and fruit trees and then rolling hills. Such a good base for exploring so many attractions in E Sussex and Kent. So glad that we found it, thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Absolutely lovely!

  • 5 of 5

Visited for a short break and chose as close to home. We had a wonderful relaxing time and felt miles away. Would highly recommend for peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings. The cottage is very comfortable and perfect for two.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brede in East Sussex

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with shower, toilet and sink.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon
  • All on first floor with open tread stairs. Studio with living room with a double and single sofa bed with coffee table and king size double bed. French doors, beams and wooden floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Garden ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Sheets and towels are included. Bed is made and the property is made ready for guests prior to arrival. For stays longer than 7 days, fresh bed linen and towels are available on request at no extra charge. Arrival time is 15.00 and departure time is 10.00.

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