Cottage in Wilmington, Nr. Alfriston, Sussex, England - 10 Minutes Walk From The Southdowns Way And The "Longman Of Wilmington"
Arriving at Wishing Well Cottage you will realise that you have arrived somewhere special. Step foot into your cosy sitting room, complete with inglenook fireplace and log burning stove, ideal for those chilly winter nights. Comfy leather settees and armchairs invite you to kick off your shoes, sit back and relax.
The South Downs National Park represents one of the richest and most stunningly complex landscapes in England. As Britain's newest National Park, it stretches from the outskirts of Winchester in the west to the cliffs of Beachy Head near Eastbourne in the east.
At the heart of the South Down National Park is Cuckmere Valley. The valley snakes south from the village of Alfriston in East Sussex and opens out, spectacularly, at Cuckmere Haven and the English Channel, with magnificent views of the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs.
Wilmington is a stones throw from the South Downs Way. Half a mile from Wishing Well Cottage and you are standing at the foot of the Long Man of Wilmington, a 226 foot high hill figure cut into the downland turf on the 28° the Giant is one of the largest such representations of a man anywhere in the world. Follow the Long Man to the top of the South Downs and enjoy the stunning views for this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Wishing Well cottage is the perfect location for your holiday on the Southdowns. The Wishing Well consists of a cozy sitting room open plan dining and kitchen area overlooking the garden. Two double bedrooms each with a bath, separate shower and w.c. en suite. Outside you can enjoy a private courtyard or if you wish spread further into the garden.
Follow the path across the village green and explore the delightful village of Wilmington with the remains of Wilmington Priory and the C12 parish church of St Mary & St Peter. Slightly further afield but within walking distance across the fields is Alfriston. Worth a visit is the Clergy House being the first property owned by the National Trust. Glyndebourne Opera house is a short drive away for that special visit to this famous venue. Literary fans will be delighted to visit Charleston Farmhouse, home to the Virgina Wolfe, Duncan Grant and the rest of the Bloomsbury set. Country Houses and delightful gardens abound in the area of "Outstanding Natural Beauty" ensures that you trip to the Cuckmere Valley will be packed with great days out.
Details for holiday apartment Wishing Well Garden Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom
Have you thought of escaping to the country for a couple of days, then The Wishing Well Garden Apartment is just ideal for you. This delightful apartment offers all the comforts of the Wishing Well Cottage, but on a much smaller scale and is ideal for that romantic escape for two.
Overlooking the garden the open plan living area complete with sitting, dining and kitchen area is equipped to the highest standard, everything you can possibly need for your stay with us. Retire to the separate double bedroom with it’s adjoining shower room.
Outside enjoy the private patio area or if you prefer then explore the extensive garden.
About the Owner
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Wishing Well is ideal for walking and cycling holidays. Just a short stroll from the Southdowns Way
A short drive of about 5 miles and you can enjoy the glorious south coast.
Seaford Beach, the Cuckmere Haven, Seven Sisters, Beachy Head and Birling Gap.
For those wanting a gentle stroll Eastbourne Promenade is the ideal location.
Kiss me Quick and candy floss then head for Brighton and the Pier.
Gatwick airport is about 40 minutes. Polegate station a two mile taxi ride has direct links to London Victory about 1 1/4 hours by train.
If arriving by car we are two miles west of Polegate on A27.
Alfriston Village 2 miles. Polegate for food shopping 2 miles. Glyndebourne Opera House is 6 miles. Enjoy Eastbourne 6 miles, Lewes 8 miles and Brighton 18 miles.
Wilmington has a great fine dining restaurant - Crossways which is just across the road. You can even have breakfast, just call the night before. The Giant's Rest Pub is a couple of minutes walk, serving good pub grub.
For those that prefer to cook we have a great farmshop nearby.
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7 Sep 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
We ask for credit card details to secure your reservation. We will be happy to provide you with our cancellation policy.
We are very flexible with changeover day. We accept booking for two nights and longer. Arrival is from 2.00pm and we ask that you depart by 11.00am on your day of departure.
Notes on prices:
We will be happy to quote a price. Just give us a ring we are happy to help.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- Tumble Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items
- Dining Area
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- botanical garden
- recreation centre
- theme parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- mountain climbing
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
- Bedroom 1
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: We hope to provide everything you expect of your holiday retreat. We are only a call away if there is anything you require or if we can assist you in any way. Outside: Outside both the cottage and the garden apartment have a private patio where you can enjoy the occasional outside meal. Or enjoy the communal garden area at your leisure.