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300 year old traditional weather-boarded cottage in rural Sussex
Relax in the sunny garden
Four legged friends welcome
Snug into this quaint cottage with exposed beams throughout
Meals for two in the dining area by the kitchen
Everything to hand in the kitchen
Views from the kitchen through to the dining area
Steep stairs to first floor
Pretty double bedroomwith exposed beams
Bathroom in the eaves
Eat al fresco
Designer garden at the back of the property
Pretty setting down a country lane
1 / 13  300 year old traditional weather-boarded cottage in rural Sussex
2 / 13  Relax in the sunny garden
3 / 13  Four legged friends welcome
4 / 13  Snug into this quaint cottage with exposed beams throughout
5 / 13  Meals for two in the dining area by the kitchen
6 / 13  Everything to hand in the kitchen
7 / 13  Views from the kitchen through to the dining area
8 / 13  Steep stairs to first floor
9 / 13  Pretty double bedroomwith exposed beams
10 / 13  Bathroom in the eaves
11 / 13  Eat al fresco
12 / 13  Designer garden at the back of the property
13 / 13  Pretty setting down a country lane

Elsie Cottage

Northiam, Sussex
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Rustic
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming 300-year-old chocolate box-style cottage in peaceful location
  • Stunning back garden designed by a Chelsea Flower Show medal winner
  • Perfect base to explore the Sussex countryside
Property code: BT033

This beautiful period cottage is located in the small village of Northiam in East Sussex. The village’s main attraction is the Tudor house and gardens at Great Dixter, which is just a few minutes’ walk from the property. The house was the family home of renowned gardener Christopher Lloyd and his legacy lives on through the large and well-tended gardens. The fascinating house is also open to the public and is a wonderful example of Tudor architecture. Another historic landmark can be easily reached from the village, the striking castle at Bodiam. It is even possible to take a pleasure boat cruise from Northiam straight to the castle, making this a wonderful day out from start to finish.

This beautiful cottage is reached via steps up to the front door, which opens into the charming lounge, with its beams and inglenook fireplace which now houses an electric fire. You will enjoy relaxing here, with the comfortable sofa and TV . A step leads down to the dining room with table and seating for four, and on through to the beautiful handmade oak kitchen. You are well catered for here, with the electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine. A door from the kitchen leads out to the garden. Steep stairs lead up to the first floor, where you will find the beautiful beamed bedroom with double bed, dressing table, built-in wardrobe and storage chest. A step down brings you to the bathroom, with a shower over the bath, which although contemporarily and stylishly decorated, still features the original beams to the ceiling.

The owner of the cottage is a medal winner at the Chelsea Flower Show and this is evident from the beautifully styled cottage garden, with well-chosen plants, a handmade bench and retro BBQ by the bistro-style table. There is parking for one car at the end of the terrace.

 

  • One double bedroom
  • Bathrooms with bath, overhead shower, basin, mirror and WC
  • Electric double oven with grill, hob, microwave and cafetiere
  • Washing machine, fridge and freezer
  • Off-street parking for one car, additional on-road space for one car, subject to availability
  • TV
  • Pretty garden with outside furniture
  • Sorry no children of any age
  • Please note the stairs are steep and may not be suitable for people with mobility issues. 
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Jackie Hammond

This property is personally managed by Jackie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 44 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Carrie Lou 9th February 2024

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The most gorgeous little cottage. Cosy warm and comfortable, filled with interesting books and nic-nacs. Beautiful countryside for long walks. The perfect place to unwind and recharge.

Reviewed by Jeremy 20th January 2024

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3 time we stayed will be booking again soon

Reviewed by Karen 15th September 2023

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Reviewed by David 4th September 2023

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We loved our stay here, the location was perfect for us.

Reviewed by John 1st September 2023

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Really enjoyed our short stay at Elsie.

Reviewed by Debbie 18th August 2023

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A very cosy cottage and our 2nd visit. Well equipped.

Reviewed by David 11th August 2023

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Reviewed by Mark 4th August 2023

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Small (just as described) but comfortable and well-equipped.

Reviewed by Marian 31st July 2023

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A delightful and well equipped cottage in a lovely location.

Reviewed by Stephen 21st July 2023

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Well equipped and well located for local pubs (though none in village) Great Dixter, castles and coast.

Reviewed by Frances 7th July 2023

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Cottage is as described online. Kitchen is well equipped. Location is great for visiting Great Dixter gardens.

Reviewed by Sandra 19th June 2023

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We had a lovely stay in Elsie cottage, very well equipped, clean and well located. We would definitely come back again. It

Reviewed by Carol 26th May 2023

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Apart from what I have written above it was a comfortable cottage. Small, but that was part of the description. Although the stairs were steep there is plenty of support to help get to the top. We didnt do any cooking but for our day to day requirements there was everything we needed. We enjoyed the wine and cakes left for us, thank you. We would rRead moreecommend the cottage with the proviso that the comments above are dealt with. Hide

Reviewed by Jeremy 5th May 2023

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Lovely little cottage second stay will be back again

Reviewed by Lynn 21st April 2023

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Reviewed by kevin 14th April 2023

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Wonderful little hideaway. 'Home from Home'

Reviewed by Jody 10th March 2023

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Clean and comfortable - Our hosts thought about every little detail. The cottage was so homely, welcoming and efficient - even down to the welcoming basket with wine and local crisps, bowl of water and treat tin for doggy! Each room was full of character and charm with everything we needed. Doggy enjoyed exploring the quirky garden and dozing in frRead moreont of the fireplace after a long day of walkies. There were lots of countryside walks nearby as well as Bodiam Castle, Camber Sands and Hastings to v Hide

Reviewed by Peter 3rd March 2023

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Reviewed by Alison 24th February 2023

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We loved our stay in this lovely cosy cottage. The gifts left for us was very thoughtful. The location was great for visiting the coast and the steam railways.

Reviewed by Ricky 14th February 2023

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Absolutely lovely, were quite short which was ideal loved it, cosy and romantic.

Reviewed by Liam 20th January 2023

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Reviewed by John 8th January 2023

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Lovely, quaint and compact cottage in a beautiful Sussex village. Quiet, peaceful and full of character. A little gem.

Reviewed by Jo 2nd January 2023

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A lovely cosy character cottage. So comfortable and warm and well equipped. It provided the perfect retreat to relax and recharge after a hectic Christmas. Thoroughly recommend staying here.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 30th December 2022

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Lovely cottage in a great location for exploring the area, though we already know it quite well. Everything we needed for a 3 night stay was there.

Reviewed by Michael 25th November 2022

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Very lovely cottage but unfortunately the village pub is now closed

Reviewed by sarah 14th November 2022

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This beautiful, warm, bijous cottage is in an ideal location for exploring everything East Sussex has to offer, which is a great deal. Loved everything about it, including being lulled to sleep nightly by a resident owl in a nearby tree. Elsie Cottage is just 55 miles from London but a different world.

Reviewed by Helen 28th October 2022

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Lovely cottage, beautiful area. Easily accessible to coast and countryside. Caution with stairs - very steep - otherwise would thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed by Julie 21st October 2022

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Elsie Cottage is a gorgeous, well equipped and historic cottage, which is very well placed for exploring Sussex. We loved that we could walk the dog down the lane, and out onto open fields and woods - a real treat for us town dwellers. Northiam is well provided for in terms of useful shops and takeaways. As EV drivers, we were pleased to find free Read morecharging in both Flimwell, and Hastings, - both about 8 miles away in opposite directions. Hide

Reviewed by MICHAEL 10th October 2022

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A lovely cottage with country walks from the doorstep. Able to get to the coast and other parts of the county. Have already recommended to friends.

Reviewed by Karen 2nd October 2022

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What a wonderful cottage to stay! Just the right size for 2 persons. Good bed but a tad small for 2 bigger persons. Well equipped kitchen. Nice patio outside. Private parking. Well situated to make trips in sussex and kent. In village no pub but a small supermarket. Tesco and waitrose in Hawkhurst. All in all: good value for money and we will be baRead moreck!!! Hide

Reviewed by James 5th August 2022

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We had an enjoyable stay at Elsies Cottage. The cottage is charming and picturesque. It is only a five minute walk from Great Dixter Hall, which is certainly worth a visit, and there are some lovely walks nearby. Northian is a good point from which to explore East Sussex and Kent (some great National Trust properties within a short car ride) and RyRead moree is a splendid place. Only a pity that Northian doesn't have any pubs/restaurants. Hide

Reviewed by Markus 29th July 2022

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Nice and cosy little cottage with a small back garden. Full of features. Steep stairs. Private parking. Next to Great Dixter House. Nice walks. Pubs in driving distance.

Reviewed by Alan 15th July 2022

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Characterful, quiet and so homely, Elsie cottage is a perfect location to holiday.

Reviewed by Andrew 30th May 2022

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Lovely cottage, cosy and comfortable

Reviewed by Belinda 27th May 2022

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Reviewed by Gary 13th May 2022

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This little cottage is extremely old, and part of its charm lies in its unique character. It is well equipped with everything you need to explore the area. Not ideal for people with mobility problems as there are steep steps outdoors and inside.

Reviewed by Ian 8th May 2022

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Charming little cottage just as advertised. It is in a very quiet lane with only occasional passing traffic, mainly people going to Great Dixter House and gardens which is only a short way further along the lane. Garden is a nice quiet sun trap ideal for sitting/eating outdoors. Cottage was very clean and quite well equipped to meet our needs as weRead more spent most days out visiting many of the National Trust properties in the area. Stairs are steep!! Hide

Reviewed by Chris 6th May 2022

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Property was perfect for 2 plus our dog, good location,and well kept

Reviewed by Katy 29th April 2022

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A lovely, well-supplied place to stay in a great location for walking. Watch your head if you are tall and be careful on the steep staircase!

Reviewed by Elaine 22nd April 2022

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Cozy cottage in a great location within easy reach of some beautiful scenery and attractions. The dog enjoyed the treats and we enjoyed the wine which was kindly left for us. Everything we needed on site.

Reviewed by Lynn 25th March 2022

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Lovely tiny cottage and garden but perfect for 2 and a small dog. Stairs are not for the infirm! Great location and very quiet. All you need is in the village and good pubs nearby.

Reviewed by Gerard 20th March 2022

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We had a lovely stay in Elsie Cottage and it was a great base for exploring the main towns of Rye, Hastings, Battle and Canterbury.

Reviewed by Sampson 11th March 2022

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A beautiful little cottage tucked away with plenty of character. Facilities are good, parking close by and kept to a high standard. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend.

Reviewed by Joanne 26th February 2022

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This cottage is adorable & in such a great location. Abs loved our week here. Will def return in the near future

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300 year old traditional weather-boarded cottage in rural Sussex
Relax in the sunny garden
Four legged friends welcome
Snug into this quaint cottage with exposed beams throughout
Meals for two in the dining area by the kitchen
Everything to hand in the kitchen
Views from the kitchen through to the dining area
Steep stairs to first floor
Pretty double bedroomwith exposed beams
Bathroom in the eaves
Eat al fresco
Show 1 moreDesigner garden at the back of the property

Location

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