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Wonderful Oak Beamed Cottage With Beautiful Garden & Footpaths to South Downs

Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Idyllic Country Cottage near South Downs National Park, Village of Hurstpierpoint, Brighton& Beaches - Peaceful Setting nr. Hickstead, Popular Area for Cycling, Golf, Fishing, Horse Riding, Birdwatching

Built using reclaimed oak beams the cottage is set in a beautiful tranquil garden. It has recently been refurbished with five bedrooms, three with ensuite bathrooms and two bedrooms with own bathrooms. The rooms are nicely spaced out which could suit two families. The main lounge has a TV, comfy sofas and armchairs and the dining room has another sitting area around the inglenook fireplace. There is a mesmerising fish tank in the breakfast area of the kitchen. “Highly recommended, we had a great time” We had a fantastic stay. The house is really beautiful and has everything you could think you would need and more! Ruth is an amazing host and very helpful. During our stay we went to Goodwood racecourse and had trips into Brighton. The station is about 10 mins away but there is a taxi rank based there so very easy to get to. There are lots of local nice walks and the garden is lovely with a great BBQ. Lots of room for a big group and ideal for families and groups of friends

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Calendar last updated:
9 March, 2018

About Ruth

We have lived here for over 20 years. We travelled extensively before settling here and absolutely love it.

Ruth purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Ruth chose Hassocks

We fell in love and with the cottage and couldn't believe we had found such a beautiful home. It has a wonderful garden with adjoining footpaths leading to the South Downs and it is great to be able to go for great walks without needing to use the car.

We are also very well located with London an hour away by train and close to Brighton and Gatwick.

The area has everything from beautiful country side, and pretty villages, close to the sea, the buzz of Brighton and so many activities - tennis, swimming, golf, riding, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing.

What makes this cottage unique

Walking on the South Downs with the great network of footpaths is one of the great pleasures of staying here. The local villages are a great pleasure to visit and enjoy their pretty cafés and interesting shops.There are some wonderful restaurants and cosy pubs in the surrounding area and a fantastic country club and golf club nearby.The short drive to Brighton where there are great walks/bike rides along the front,sailing at Brighton Marina or dinghy sailing and windsurfing at Hove Lagoon.Brighton has an abundance of cafes and restaurants,the atmospheric Lanes,theatre,cinemas,it's own wheel,and the pier. Southwater Country Park is another great place for walks, cycling, sailing, canoing.The Triangle at Burgess Hill has 8 lane competition swiming pool and fun pool with flumes,tennis courts.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a fabulous week in your gorgeous house.We all felt like we had our own space and have been really comfortable. We will be back!

A fantastic setting to bid farewell to England before emigrating.

Excellent accommodation.

Wonderful house. Loved it!

'Beautiful house, very comfy & peaceful. Had a wonderful stay, thank you for your hospitality and warm welcome.'

'Ideal family weekend, Thanks'

'Fantastic house, we had a wonderful stay'

Did the cottage live up to your expectations?'Very much so. Beautiful house and wonderful setting. It is perfect for 8+people as we didn't feel on top of one another! The barbeque outside was a fantastic way to spend an evening.'

'How lovely it was to meet you and to stay in your lovely home. Everything was perfect and so restful'

'A very comfortable, wintery stay!'

'We had a wonderful stay, and felt that we had been away on a mini holiday'

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hassocks in Mid Sussex District

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Three ensuite bathrooms to beds 1, 2, 3 two with rainfall showers one with bath and overhead rainfall showers. Two further bathrooms one bath with overhead shower and one with shower. There is also a separate cloakroom on the first floor.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has a double bed, ensuite bath, Bedroom 2 double bed ensuite rain shower, twin room near, separate bathroom. Bedroom 3 has double bed, ensuite rain shower. Further twin bedroom upstairs.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Notes on accommodation: The driveway is shared and there is ample parking, we do not allow dogs as we have two beautiful boxers. There is a table tennis table, board games, books and various games available. This is a tranquil area which needs to be respected. Outside: The patio area overlooks the garden and pond. The pond is covered with wrought iron for safety. There is a generous garden table, chairs and a parasole for dining outside with some loungers for relaxing. There is a paddock and large lawn, a table tennis table, a cricket set, boules and a croquet set. There is a stream and two ponds at the bottom of the land which is fenced off from the garden, with footpaths from the property leading to the surrounding countryside and the South Downs National Park and villages. Utility Room: Washer dryer in separate area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linens, towels, tea towels included, the property is cleaned and towels and linens changed at the end of each holiday period unless other arrangement agreed prior to comencement. Other: Dining room has large table with carved oak dining chairs, a snug area around the fireplace and a further Freeview TV. This leads onto the breakfast area with oak table and beautiful fish tank.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

We had a lovely, relaxing weekend celebrating with extended family a family birthday.

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house with a warm, homely feel. The owners have thought of everything, the kitchen has all the equipment you could possibly need. There are board games and outdoor games to suit every age and taste. The house and furnishings are beautiful and the location excellent. We enjoyed a lovely day in nearby Brighton and a walk around the local area.We loved looking out over the beautiful gardens. We would thoroughly recommend this as a wonderful holiday retreat and would like to return ourselves one day. We also appreciated the welcome pack of local cheeses, cake and wine. Thank you for a lovely, memorable, happy weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for a wedding !

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous property in a beautiful location. We accommodated the bridal party for a wedding at the nearby Pangdean Barn, itself fabulous.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect house for a family holiday or celebration large enough for all to feel free.

  • 5 of 5

We used the cottage for a family celebration weekend and it proved to exceed our expectations. The weather meant we could be outside most of the time enjoying the large garden and all the lawn games including all weather table tennis. The large adjoining field was perfect for rounders and a large outside table made a perfect breakfast/lunch spot with BBQ. Plenty of indoor games too should they be needed.

We were going to explore the area around the cottage but as my sister said 'it is too nice here to go anywhere else' so we didn't! I cannot comment on other things to do in this part of the world.

But for the hostess the kitchen was just right and refrigerator large enough for all the beer, wine, champagne and food for 10. Beds comfy, views to the garden lovely and each couple had their own en suite which meant we all felt unhindered by 'queues'!

A welcome pack of goodies by Ruth and her care and her care and attention was absolutely in character for a wonderful stay. Thank you....only the wifi was a problem for the younger members of the house party but they soon got over that! Thoroughly recommend the cottage we were sad to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

The owners couldn't do enough for us and it was very much appreciated. They have thought through everything a guest might want and provided it or it was available if requested. Well done them. Highly recommended house.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brilliant weekend

  • 5 of 5

3 Generations of the family have had a lovely weekend in the cottage. It had all we could wish for and more. The cottage is lovely, peaceful and has beautiful gardens. Thank you for a great weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, comfortable house with character

  • 5 of 5

We had a hugely successful family gathering in this wonderful house of Ruth's. Very generous welcome pack and fresh flowers on our arrival. No need for sharing of bathrooms which made it convenient and private. The large grounds provided great opportunities for games and BBQ- and for just sitting outside enjoying the scenery and listening to the birds.hope very much to return. Thanks Ruth :-)

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Beaches from 20 minutes by car, Brighton and Hove seafront or Shoreham beach, kite surfing, wind surfing, surfing, water skiing, canoeing or just swimming and sunbathing. Walking and cycling along the promenade and right along to Rottingdean at foot of cliffs or along the cliff top is great.


You need a car to get here. Gatwick is approximately 20minutes drive away. Hassocks station approximately 10 minutes away with regular trains to London and Brighton. Newhaven approximately 30 minutes away and has daily ferries to France (Dieppe).


Hurstpierpoint 3 miles by car, Henfield 4 miles by car, Brighton 10 miles, Gatwick 20 miles. Singing Hills Golf Cub 2 miles, Hickstead Showground 2.4 miles. The Dyke Golf Club 5 miles, Brighton Marina 12 miles. Bluebell Railway approximately 30mins. Glyndebuorne approximately 30 minutes away.

Further Details:

Wickwoods Country Club is just two minutes down the lane where you can enjoy their great restaurant, relax on the terrace with a latte and a newspaper or treat your selves to a spa day. Swains is a great local farm shop, also very convenient is a 24 hour M & S Food on A23, there are many wonderful local shops in Hurstpierpoint and Henfield just a few minutes away. There area also many tea shops and great restaurants, local pubs with heartwarming food. The Ginger Fox at the bottom of our lane, the Royal Oak at Wineham, the Bull at Henfield, The Green Man at Partridge Green, the New Inn at Hurstpierpoint, Napur Indian restaurant Hurst, Castle Inn Chinese restaurant at Hickstead to name a few. There is an abundance of choice in Brighton.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
A 30% deposit is required to book and the balance is due 8 weeks prior to arrival. A fully refundable security deposit is required of £500 for a booking of up to 5 people and £1000 for up to 10 people.The person in charge of the booking and guests must be over 25 years of age at the time of booking. We do not accept Stag or Hen parties. Short breaks are available, please contact us to check availability and details. You can pay by PayPal but they charge 3.4% to use their service.
There is an additional charge for Bank Holiday weekends, the rate depends on the date and will be advised at time of enquiry.
Changeover Day:
Flexible but generally Friday is the changeover day.

Notes on prices:
Please contact us to check pricing for short breaks. We are already getting alot of bookings so please email/call to check availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.