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Listed Sussex Cottage In The Heart Of A Charming Village On The South Downs Way

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Overview

Property

Updated: 18-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Alfriston, Sussex, England - In The Heart Of Peaceful Downland Setting, Close To Glyndebourne And Only Five Miles From The Sea

The cottage is one of the many historic buildings in Alfriston that includes the C14th Clergy House on the Tye (or village green) which was the first property acquired by the newly-formed National Trust in 1896. The small market square is a stone's throw from the front door and it is only a few more yards to the South Downs Way that drops down from the Downs to cut across the High Street. There are a number historic pubs in the village, including The Smugglers and the George, which recorded its first licence transfer around 1380. The cottage itself is well-equipped and has a four-star rating under the Visit Britain Quality Assurance scheme.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Richard Watson
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2017

About Richard Watson

I am a solicitor in private practice living in Hertfordshire. I first began letting a holiday home in the Lake District in 2000.

Armed with that experience, I set about achieving a similar four star standard in Italy. It was important to make sure there were new, comfortable beds and a well-equipped kitchen such as we would want for ourselves.

I am interested in old properties and enjoy travelling within Europe. It is always a pleasure to arrive at Naples Airport and drive down to Laureana. In the summer there may be people enjoying live music in the little piazza.

Outside the summer months the area has a character of its own. I have swum in the sea in October. In winter I can enjoy a meal in front of an open fire in a local pizzeria, or see the sights when they are quiet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Couldn't have been happier with this delightful cottage in the heart of Alfriston. A charming, cosy base for our walks in the countryside."
May 2016
  • 1 of 3

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Couldn't have been happier with this delightful cottage in the heart of Alfriston. A charming, cosy base for our walks in the countryside."
May 2016
  • 1 of 3

1 Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

5

Lovely cottage with a genuin feel.

  • 5 of 5

Everything in the cottage was high standard and well planned, so even if the cottage is small we had all the space we needed. The village was absolutely adorable, nice shops, teahouses and pubs.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Coast/Beach:

Five miles to the coast

Travel:

Gatwick Airport and Newhaven ferry terminal

Distances:

Lewes 8 miles, Eastbourne 8 miles, Glyndebourne 6 miles, Brighton 15 miles

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter
2 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£186
for 3 nights
£435
 
 
Easter
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£535
for 7 nights
£535
 
 
Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£229
for 3 nights
£535
 
 
Summer
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£645
for 7 nights
£645
 
 
Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£229
for 3 nights
£535
 
 
Winter 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£186
for 3 nights
£435
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£535
for 7 nights
£535
 
 
Winter 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£186
for 3 nights
£435
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£44
for 3 nights
£435
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
We ask for a 25% deposit on booking with the balance payable one month before the beginning of your stay

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the normal changeover day, although we try to be flexible in the winter months when we also offer short breaks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • hiking

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom one has a WC, washbasin and shower Bathroom two has a WC, washbasin and small bath

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one has a standard double bed Bedroom two has two three-foot single beds

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Outside: There is a sheltered back garden that is ideal for eating out of doors or simply relaxing. There is a bench, a table and two hardwood reclining chairs, along with a barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen and tea towels are supplied and the cottage is cleaned on a weekly basis between lets.

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