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Unique Smugglers Cottage in Quiet Village Location

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Little Common, Nr. Bexhill, Sussex, England - Peaceful Location, Less than 2 miles from local Beaches, and Country Park

A unique character single storey cottage in the village of Little Common. Cosy and light. Positioned in a quiet position but within walking distance of local amenities and public transport. Pretty enclosed south facing courtyard garden. Wood burning stove. Gas central heating. Electric cooking, and washing facilities. All bedding and towels provided. Just 2 miles from main line rail services to London, Brighton etc. Close to local seaside resorts of Bexhill, Hastings, Eastbourne, and Brighton etc. Many National Trust properties close by. Battle Abbey and 1066 battle field 20 minutes by car.

More Details

Owner
David and Vicky Search
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
16 May, 2017

About David and Vicky Search

My husband David have always lived in Sussex. We have five children, two of which are twins, and two grandchildren.

We share our home with Sadie our dog. She is a very loving but crazy Labradoodle!

I enjoy cooking and baking cakes. David is a keen gardener, and enjoys tennis. We both enjoy long walks on the beach and in the local countryside.

David and Vicky Search purchased this cottage in 2014

Why David and Vicky Search chose East Sussex

We always wanted a typical English cottage with character and a little history. The Ark has all of this. It was original built in the early 1800s. Named "The Ark" because someone once said that it looked a bit like "an upturned boat"! Its original owner was a famous local smuggler and there are interesting records of his illegal exploits in the Smugglers museum at Hastings.

The single story cottage is set in a secluded position but close to the centre of Little Common village

We obviously both love this little corner of England as we have lived in this area all our life!

This area has just about everything. Close to the seaside - just a couple of miles away, but also near to the Sussex countryside. There lots of historical,and interesting places to visit just on your doorstep.

What makes this cottage unique

Regular train service to London just 1hour 45 minutes away.

Walking distance to local shops, restaurants, takeaways. Buses to nearby towns and seaside.

The cottage is fully equipped, quiet, but not remote.

A single story property with every thing on a level would suit the less able. There is a pretty secluded south facing courtyard garden to the rear of the property with a picnic table and chairs for relaxation, or alfresco dining, accessed via French windows.

Although warm and cosy with gas central heating the cottage also has a wood burning stove and a supply of logs. Power shower, and TVs in both bedrooms as well as the sitting room.

Renters have an opportunity to stay in a truly unique property.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bexhill-on-Sea in Sussex

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Separate shower room with wash basin and toilet next to bedroom 1.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Two bedrooms Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Please note that access to bedroom 2 is through bedroom 1.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Although there is no parking facilities directly outside this property, parking is available just 50 yards away in the church car park via a permit provided by the owner. There is also free on road parking in the village. Sorry no dogs. Outside: Private secluded enclosed patio garden area to rear. Patio furniture for 4. Utility Room: Not applicable Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen provided weekly. The property is also fully cleaned weekly. Other: Large mirrored sliding wardrobe in vestibule adjacent bedroom1

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

5

Lovely, cosy and well equipped. Ideal for a small family

  • 5 of 5

A charming little cottage, clean and well looked after

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Unique and lovely cottage... cosy and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay here... lovely place, very sweet and unique. Well equipped kitchen. Great wood burner. Super communications from the owners, really helpful... thank you for the Xmas biscuits ... a lovely welcome! Would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Ark Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A great short break in a warm unique cottage

  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent facilities and value for money

  • 5 of 5

This was about the best quality for value cottage that we have ever stayed in. There were all the facilities you could have asked for and everything was clean, tidy and new. The cottage had loads of character and even though it looked small on the outside, it proved to be like the Tardis and opened up into a roomy, light interior that was ample for a couple as well as big enough to provide some privacy for a family. It was in an excellent location, being a handy base for both Sussex and Kent as well as only a couple of minutes from the coast. We were very comfortable during our stay and wish to thank the owners for making our holiday such a success.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely little cottage

  • 5 of 5

This holiday home was perfect for us and we'd definitely stay again. Bags of character and not expensive. Very clean and comfortable, and the owners very kindly left us everything for a much needed cup of tea and welcome card on arrival. The cottage was also very well equipped and in a central position to visit many places with our two teenage sons.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

High Spec Beautiful Clean Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Ark, in Little Common, was perfect for us as we wanted to visit Eastbourne, Bexhill-on-Sea and Hastings to do The Art Trail. It is only a short drive to the beach from where you can walk in all directions. We found the cottage to be much bigger than we expected, it had everything we needed and was really clean. There is a little patio where you can sit and have breakfast or a drink in the evening. I would recommend this as a great base. Even if you don't have a car the bus stop is nearby. We had a great four days helped by magnificent weather and were able to visit The Towner Art Gallery, The De La Warr Pavillion and the Jerwood Space. Vicky and David the owners were very quick to respond to us whenever we contacted them. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 6
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
for 3 nights
From
£80
 
 
Rate 7
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£565
for 7 nights
£565
 
 
Rate 8
4 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
 
 
Rate 9
22 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
Rate 10
29 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£560
for 7 nights
£560
 
 
Rate 11
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
From
£70
 
 
Rate13
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£505
for 7 nights
£505
 
 
Rate14
28 Oct 2017 - 1 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£195
for 3 nights
From
£65
 
 
Rate 15
2 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£255
for 3 nights
From
£85
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A 30 % booking fee is normally required at time of booking. The outstanding balance to be received no later than 30 days prior to rental date.

Changeover Day:
Saturday

Notes on prices:
Prices from £299 to £585

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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