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South Downs Cottage

Eastbourne, Sussex
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic getaway for two at this traditional fishermen’s cottage
  • Pretty courtyard garden, an ideal space for al fresco drinks
  • Located just 200 yards from the seafront, with easy access to South Downs National Park
Property code: EHC45

You can't get much more romantic than a 200-year-old fisherman's cottage made for two, just yards from the sea. Situated between the seaside town of Eastbourne with its sights and amusements, and the sweeping hills of the South Downs National Park, it's ideal for an active and relaxing retreat, and could make the perfect honeymoon destination (whether you just got married or not).

 

Enter through the pretty cottage garden into a gorgeously decorated sitting room. With a sofa (which pulls out into a bed if you need extra room), TV, warming gas fire, and period features, it's a lovely place to relax in the evening. Next door is a sweet cottage kitchen, set up with all the equipment you need to make your own romantic meals for two during your stay. Cottage-style stairs lead up to a charming king-size room and neighbouring spacious bathroom, with both a bath and a shower. Light and crisp decor with dashes of colour throughout make this cottage feel airy and romantic, and — better yet — outside is an enclosed courtyard garden with a table for two set up for taking in the fresh sea air.

 

The Meads Village area of Eastbourne, where this fisherman's cottage is situated, offers the best of all worlds. Just 200 yards from the seafront in one direction, and the same distance to the beginning of the South Downs National Park in the other, this is the perfect destination for those who like to walk, hike or cycle. Or you can simply stroll the beach towards Eastbourne's beautiful Victorian pier, 1.5 miles along the shore, where you'll find amusements, shops and cafes.

 

  • 1 king-size bedroom, plus sofa bed
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower and power shower over, and WC
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, and washing machine
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • Roadside permit parking (subject to availability) with 1 permit supplied
  • Pubs, shops, and beach within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 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 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Dorothea 28th October 2023

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Reviewed by Karen 20th October 2023

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Perfect location for participating in the Beachy Head Marathon! Parking was easy, handy walk to convenient shops and a nearby park (although further from the beach than we anticipated). Comfortable for two and a dog for a short stay.

Reviewed by Christine 16th September 2023

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Really quaint little cottage!. Great to be able to take our little dog. Good location, 2 pubs close by The Pilot and The Ship which were both very welcoming! with great menu choices. Well served with shops Tesco/Co-op 5 mins walk away.

Reviewed by Janette 26th August 2023

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Great place to visit, goods walks lovely park very near, and meads village had all you needed in the shops and pubs, which served excellent food.

Reviewed by Jane 5th August 2023

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Reviewed by Suzanne 8th July 2023

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Great location between two great pubs with excellent food, shops very near. Beach and countryside easy to get to

Reviewed by Anthony 17th June 2023

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Reviewed by Pat 5th June 2023

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Reviewed by Maxine 27th May 2023

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Location was absolutely fantastic pub next door was lovely an the food. Cottage was lovely in the right location couldn't fault anything. Shops down the road will be staying there again.

Reviewed by Sally 20th May 2023

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The cottage was cosy and well situated for shops, cafes, Helen Garden, playground and seafront. Buses nearby. Some smells from pub's cooking.

Reviewed by Rosemary 13th May 2023

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Reviewed by Catherine 6th May 2023

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Reviewed by Michele 1st April 2023

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Charming little cottage we keep returning to . Comfortable, great location, well equipped and dog friendly.

Reviewed by Raymond 11th March 2023

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Had a lovely time in the cosy little cottage and explored surrounding area. Close to all amenities.

Reviewed by William 23rd January 2023

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Reviewed by Clive 22nd December 2022

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Access could be improved with cutting the bushes back Making it difficult with anybody with a disability to get by. This is a lovely cottage in a lovely location close to amenities. It would be beneficial for anybody thats stays a week to have 6 parking tickets rather than just 5

Reviewed by Anita 9th December 2022

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Reviewed by Diane 26th November 2022

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Reviewed by Kay 17th November 2022

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Reviewed by Martin 15th October 2022

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We found the cottage to be ideal for our requirements; comfortable, cozy and ideally situated for beautiful South Downs walking. Apart from the carpets, which are probably coming to the end of their life, the cottage was clean and well presented. With somewhat limited space in the bedroom the sharply pointed mantelpiece is quite difficult to avoid Read moreand can be lethal! The cottage is not suitable for those with limited mobility Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 8th October 2022

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Had a great stay. Bed very comfortable as were pillows. Enough parking permits for duration of our visit. Would be very happy to stay again and have recommended to members of my family

Reviewed by Jean 13th August 2022

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Absolutely gorgeous cottage, fully equipped and choice of decor is inspiring, thank you. Attention to detail and colours all beautiful. The welcome book helpful and I even mastered tv controls! My only bit of homework I neglected was to find out how near the pub garden was when having a shower! On pub throwing out time, my dog barked as the vocal cRead moreustomers passed the bedroom; I hope not too annoying for the neighbours. I did quieten him quickly! A super stay and Id like to come back soon:)) Hide

Reviewed by Gordon 30th July 2022

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Nice little cottage in great area. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Bernard 23rd July 2022

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We had a lovely stay at this ideally situated cottage. Ideal for a couple wanting a quiet getaway. Plenty to do - sea and countryside a stone's throw away. Cottage is very bijou yet charming, and very well equipped. Only (small) complaint is that the promised parking tickets were not there on arrival and it took a couple of phone calls to get them Read moredelivered - not the most relaxing start to a holiday. But the issue was dealt with promptly by HolidayCottages, to their credit. Hide

Reviewed by Harriet 16th July 2022

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A small characterful cottage in a great location suitable for a couple and a small dog to explore the town, the seafront and the surrounding countryside. The Pilot Inn is good for food and with a parade of local shops close at hand there is no need to use a bigger supermarket. We would recommend the Sardinian Restaurant Ancient Grains. Small local Read moreparks were an asset to walk the dog. Hide

Reviewed by PHIL 9th July 2022

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Well situated cottage close to shops and sea. The downs are wonderful to walk and just stare! The property does need some improvements, ie, dishwasher, welcome pack, outside area is not private,no hair drier, noisy pub behind, sofa needs upgrading. The great weather helped us enjoy the week. Maybe a tad expensive for a one bed roomed holiday let.

Reviewed by Olha 26th June 2022

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Reviewed by Steven 18th June 2022

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Not really suitable for the elderly, or if you have any walking disability how ever slight Parking is a nightmare

Reviewed by Jo 11th June 2022

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Reviewed by Deborah 21st May 2022

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Reviewed by Lynn 14th May 2022

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Reviewed by Laura 5th March 2022

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The cottage was lovely and we really enjoyed our stay. It's in an ideal location for walks on the beach and the downs.

Reviewed by Carl 21st February 2022

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Lovely little get away cottage. Good heating making it cozy and warm in February with a freezing gail blowing outside. Great location with great pub almost next door. Good value for money. Definitely recommend.

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