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Character Cottage With Views Across South Downs

Overview

Property

Updated: 20-May-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Alfriston, Sussex, England - Beautiful Location Approximately 2-3 Miles Walk To Coast, 3 Miles By Car

Large lounge and dining area, with kitchen. 2 bedrooms with bathroom all newly refurbished and with quality furnishings.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

anne shaw
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2017

39 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveller reviews)

5

Comfortable cottage, beautiful gardens and views across South Downs.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable cottage and ideal for a family of 4. Modern and well equipped cottage. The gardens are stunning and you can walk or cycle directly from the cottage into the South Downs, Friston Forest or down to the Coast. Short walking distance along the river to Alfriston or Litlington (great pub the Plough and Harrow). Anne and Geoff were very welcoming and the gardeners Steve and Julia gave us much history on the gardens. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Comfortable and cosy. Set in beautiful surroundings with great walks.

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay and central for visiting Eastbourne and Brighton. Cosy cottage with good facilities. Will definitely be booking this property again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Lovely cottage and beautiful garden

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely cottage in beautiful grounds. Walking round the garden and looking at the views is an added bonus. The cottage is well placed for either walking or driving to explore the area. We were able to start our walks from the back gate and immediately find ourselves strolling through the Sussex countryside. There are great pubs in Alfriston and Littlington are only a brisk walk away. We will definitely be looking to visit Follers Manor again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review, so sorry we didn't get a chance to meet you.
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5

What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely cottage in the peace & quiet of the Sussex Downs. A big thank you to Ann & Geofffor creating such an immaculate, homely holiday home & for letting us enjoy their beautiful garden. We would highly recommend this cottage

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Look forward to seeing you again. Best Wishes Anne
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5

Memorable stay.

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky to discover this cottage. It was very clean and full of character but had all mod cons. The bonus was that it was set adjacent to the owners' magnificent manor house and equally magnificently designed award winning garden. The owners, Anne and Graham, were very welcoming and friendly as were their gardeners Steve and Julie. We only stayed for a short break. Next time our visit will be much longer!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review.
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5

An English Country Cottage and Garden

  • 5 of 5

We decided to take a short break in Alfriston to visit family who live in nearby Seaford and also to enjoy the array of walking opportunities in the Cuckmere valley and South Downs. The cottage is perfectly situated to enjoy both the exquisite and substantial gardens and beautiful walks direct from your door. The cottage itself is tastefully and sympathetically appointed and was a welcome haven to come back to after a day out exploring with exceptionally tired feet!

The owners were very welcoming and friendly but also respectful of our privacy as guests. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending and hope to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

My husband is a keen amateur Astronomer. We suffer from very little light pollution for the south east. So if the night is clear and you're interested there is quite a view to the stars. If you would like to study the sun he also has a Solar Scope which allows you to safely look at the sun. The area attracts cyclists, windsurfers and para-gliders. There is kayaking on the river at 7 Sisters Country Park. Of course instead you could just walk to your hearts content stopping at village pubs for lunch. If history is your thing, Alfriston's Clergy House was the first property bought by the National Trust. There are a great many other Historic attractions in the area. For younger guests and young at heart adults there is one of the best small zoos in the UK. Please check out Drusillas Zoo website, it really is worth a visit only 2 miles from the cottage. We are situated between Eastbourne, Brighton and Lewes which you can get to by driving or train. The surrounding countryside is amazing.

Coast/Beach:

Approximately 2-3 miles along river to coast (Seven Sisters Country Park). 3 miles by car.

Travel:

Gatwick is the nearest airport about 45 minutes away. 20 minutes from Newhaven Port. Trains to London go from Seaford and Berwick.

Further Details:

Alfriston has a number of independent shops and restaurants. While Seaford approx. 2 miles has all you would expect from a small town. We are more or less in the middle of a triangle between Eastbourne, Lewes and Brighton so you can take your pick for shopping.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 6
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£700
 
 
Rate 7
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£800
for 7 nights
£800
 
 
Rate 1
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£700
 
 
Rate 2
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£257
for 3 nights
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£600
 
 
Rate 3
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£486
for 4 nights
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£850
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £10

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner.


Changeover Day:
Friday is our changeover day. Arrival at 3pm onwards departure by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, basin and wc. Bright and light with window. Heated. Towel rail and mirror.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms)+ Double Sofa Bed in Lounge Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, wardrobe with full length mirror, drawers, bedside tables and lamps. Bedroom 2 with two single beds, wardrobe with full length mirror, shelves and bedside tables. Double sofa bed in Lounge.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: We have a large wildlife pond so please keep a close eye on young children, I would never forgive myself if there was an incident. Very well behaved pets are welcome. Parking for 2 cars but more space available for special occasions. Barbecue available if not in use. Outside: Table and chairs to side of cottage, sitting area under grapevine. We have a beautiful award winning garden with amazing views and a large wildlife pond which you are very welcome to wander or sit in (the garden not the pond!). The garden has featured on Channel 4's Landscape Man, Gardeners World and Alan Titchmarsh series "Britains Best Back Gardens". It has also appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers ranging from the Financial Times to a Shanghai garden magazine, we even made it onto the front cover of The English Garden magazine. As you can tell we were a little astounded at all the interest! If you are into Wildlife this is the garden for you. Please see the garden website www.follersmanor.co.uk Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen provided. Change of linen/towels and cleaned once a week.

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