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Stunning converted old Post Office, Keymer close Ditchling



Updated: 29-Nov-2016
Apartment in Keymer, Nr. Brighton, and South Downs National Park. Sussex ,England - Beautiful village location - close village pub - but also easy access to Brighton (8 mins by train)

Renovated ground floor converted old post office. It is in an enviable position in a conservation area, being a short walk from the South Downs Way, as well as Ditchling Village with a choice of pubs and restaurant.(and award winning museum and art gallery) It is also a 10 minute walk from Hassocks Main Line Railway Station. (Victoria 55 minutes and Brighton 8 minutes). The beautiful Town of Lewes is a 15 minute drive away. Pride has been taken to renovate to an extremely high standard. Oak flooring throughout living areas. Beautiful high gloss contemporary kitchenette. South facing lounge with large South Windows from ceiling running down to window seat. Ideal for couples or friends (as the bed can be split into 2 standard sized single beds) can accommodate up to 4 if needed as sofa converts to bed. Ideal if you love walking and cycling or want to be close to bustling Brighton.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I have 2 teenage sons, who keep me busy.

We love skiing and the boys also love surfing. I also sail and cycle and play tennis lots (although still not very good!)

I work in the travel industry and so have become very particular about how a property should look!

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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


Great base for our Brighton weekend break!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely spacious accommodation, very nicely decorated! Pub over the road was great to spend an evening in and the food was great there too. Travelling into Brighton was very easy by train (15min walk to station and then 8 minutes into brighton for £9 return).

Michelle was also great at getting in touch and making sure all was good both before and during our stay. I would definitely recommend and hope we can return again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The description fitted the property really well. It was clean and well laid out for two people. The owner was really helpful and we were able to use all the facilities without difficulty. Overall the perfect place to us to stay. It is situated with easy access to all the amenities in the area, the wonderful South Downs Way, the pretty town of Ditchling and the easy walk to the station for trains to Brighton. The pub opposite served good food and the local shopping in Hassocks was of a high quality.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely single storey accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The best thing about this building is it is one one level, no stairs.

It is a quirky old building, converted from an old post.

It consists of a comfortable lounge and window seat., King size bed and spacious bedroom with a bathroom that has a bath and a separate shower. There is a lovely pub right across the road, where you can park your car, as long as you go see them to check, and probably have a drink and a meal or 2 while your there. Very convenient, no worry about driving home. Local shops only 5 minute drive. We had a relaxing 4 days there. Only 1 1/2 hour drive to Dover Castle, which surprised us. Close enough to our friends in Horsham, they loved coming to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely accommodation.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely, clean accommodation and perfect for our 3 night stay. We especially loved the window seat where we could sit and relax after a busy day. Perfectly situated we spent a day in Lewes, Brighton and visited the Zoo Drusillas which was great for little ones. The pub owner opposite let us park in his carpark and we had a drink and food there. Another good pub in walking distance was the Thatched Inn. Overall a nicely situated apartment.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quaint in an ideal location.

  • 5 of 5

We really had a lovely stay in lovely accommodation. The apartment was beautifully decorated with all the modern facilities you will require.

The apartment is set in a beautiful village, next to the church and across the road from a lovely country pub, we stayed over the New Year and the landlord and his staff made us really welcome. We parked the car in the pub car park as parking is a little tight to the front, he was fine when we told him where we were staying.

The apartment is ideal for visiting the sites and the twice hourly train into Brighton is definitely to be utilized if you plan on a visit.

We would really like to thank Michelle for the Fizz she left us and we look forward to staying at the Old Post Office in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Thank you Michelle
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A lovely modern large apartment for two

  • 5 of 5

Excellent modern and immaculate accommodation in a small village on the South Downs. A perfect location for walkers cyclists and tourists. Easy access to the local villages and the South Coast. Plenty of places of interest to visit and lots of individual shops and galleries within a few miles. The owner was helpful.

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Our family home was opposite, we moved from Brighton as was getting too busy and wanted more space for our children. Originally it was the Village Post Office, however I bought it when the Post master retired. It has been sympathetically restored.

Activity and Interests


Brighton is only 8 minutes by train (10 minutes walk to station), and yet you are in the country with beautiful walks all around. Shoreham Beach which is quieter and sandy at low tide and is a 15 minute drive as is the lovely village of Rottingdean with its undercliff walk to Brighton Marina. This really is a great location you can have the city, or the quant Sussex Villages or the South Downs or the Beach!


Gatwick airport is a 20 minute drive away. Newhaven with ferries to France is a 30 minute drive. Hassocks mainline Railway Station with frequent trains to London Victoria and London Bridge, Brighton(8mins) and Gatwick Airport (20mins)


Being the original Old ' Post Office' it is in the heart of Keymer, at the foot of the South Downs National Park with over 100 miles of walking and cycling along the South Downs way. Brighton is a 15 minute drive away or hop on one of the frequent trains and be there in less than 10 without the worry and cost of parking! The beautiful village of Ditchling is a 15 minute walk away with two lovely village pubs. The historic town of Lewes is 15 minute drive. It really is in a great position.

Further Details:

There are lots of local shops all within a 5-10 minute walk, including Banks , Doctors, supermarket selling local produce, pubs and restaurants and off licence.

A minutes walk in the other direction from the Church is a small convenience store and Chinese takeaway.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
19 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
brighton marathon
8 Apr 2017 - 10 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Cleaning £30

Booking Notes:
Please email the owner or telephone. 30% deposit is required and full payment is required within 6 weeks of arrival. There is also a refundable housekeeping deposit.

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day would be a Monday. 10am Departure time.

Notes on prices:
Please contact owner for last minute deals.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

It is in a really enviable position, as is so close to Brighton and Lewes and yet is at the foot of the South Downs, with Ditchling Village just along the Road, and Hurstpierpoint, also a beautiful village. There is a village pub opposite and a historic Church a few meters away. If you love walking/cycling and yet love the City life - this is great! Also the apartment is extremely sunny as is South Facing, and decorated to a very high standard.

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Stunning brand new bathroom. Large steel white bath with taps and shower attachment from wall. Separate electric power shower. Toilet and basin. Tiled floor and window.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom - West facing- a simple, tasteful design with a luxurious super king-size bed, with crisp white linen,which can be separated to give 2 large single beds. Chest of drawers and 2 bedside tables with reading lamps. Door to dressing area.


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: This is high end accommodation. It has been awarded a 'Gold 3 star rating ' by 'visit England 'Having only just been renovated it is designed to be simple and light. Although ideally would suit a couple or 2 companions the sofa bed could be used if needed. The bathroom is a great size having a large bath - ideal if you have been walking or cycling all day. However also it has a separate shower. All of your bags, coats etc. can be stored in the utility room, keeping a clear uncluttered space in the bedroom and lounge. The accommodation is Ground Floor making it ideal if mobility is an issue. Outside: To the front of the property there is a South facing patio area - still with the village post box. Utility Room: This is more of a dressing area. Clothes rail and dryer rail . Area to keep suitcase and bags and shoes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels are included - with walkers and cyclist in mind the owners will owners provide, for a small cost a package with shower gel, body cream and shampoo and conditioner. Linen changed once a week if 2 week let. Other: To the front of the property there is a South facing patio with cobbled bricks, with security to lock bikes.

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