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Relax in the secluded garden at this delightful cottage
 A warm welcome awaits you
Snuggle in front of the TV after a day of sightseeing
Cosy in with a book on the rocking chair
View through to the lounge from the kitchen
A well-equipped kitchen for preparing meals
Open-plan living space makes this cottage light and airy
Enjoy romantic meals for two
Resident owl!
A sumptuous king-size bedroom
A romantic retreat after a busy day
Lovely touches throughout the cottage
Enjoy a long relaxing soak
Large bathroom with a separate shower
Enjoy afternoon tea in the garden
View towards the side of the property
Get away from it all at this rural retreat
Guests can enjoy walks across the owner's field
1 / 18  Relax in the secluded garden at this delightful cottage
2 / 18   A warm welcome awaits you
3 / 18  Snuggle in front of the TV after a day of sightseeing
4 / 18  Cosy in with a book on the rocking chair
5 / 18  View through to the lounge from the kitchen
6 / 18  A well-equipped kitchen for preparing meals
7 / 18  Open-plan living space makes this cottage light and airy
8 / 18  Enjoy romantic meals for two
9 / 18  Resident owl!
10 / 18  A sumptuous king-size bedroom
11 / 18  A romantic retreat after a busy day
12 / 18  Lovely touches throughout the cottage
13 / 18  Enjoy a long relaxing soak
14 / 18  Large bathroom with a separate shower
15 / 18  Enjoy afternoon tea in the garden
16 / 18  View towards the side of the property
17 / 18  Get away from it all at this rural retreat
18 / 18  Guests can enjoy walks across the owner's field

Brand's Cottage

Etchingham, Sussex
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

 

  • Fantastic local walks straight from the property in an idyllic peaceful location
  • Secluded garden, perfect for couples looking for a rural retreat
  • Close to the historic town of Battle, famed for the 1066 Battle of Hastings 
Property code: 62641

This lovingly decorated cottage is in an idyllic peaceful location and ideally suited for walkers and couples wanting to explore the abundance of historic towns and Sussex coastline, just a short distance away.

Invigorating country and coastal walks await with a stay at this delightful cottage set among pretty flower-filled gardens. Being close to the historic town of Battle, it's also well placed for exploring 1066 country and all that. This quiet rural spot in East Sussex is ideal for couples looking for a romantic bolthole just for two. After a busy day of sightseeing, enjoy a long relaxing soak in the deep slipper bath.

 

Located in the owner's grounds, the property is snug, homely and beautifully decorated, with lots of lovely finishing touches – including a friendly resident owl! The open-plan living area maximises the space and gives it a bright and airy feel. Prepare a romantic dinner for two in the bespoke kitchen and eat in or outside on the patio depending on your mood – and the weather. Then curl up together on the sofa in front of the coal effect electric fire in the lounge to watch a rom-com on the Smart TV. Alternatively, you can wind down before bedtime by reading a book in the rocking chair or heading up the steep stairs to enjoy a bubble-filled bath. Feeling relaxed and refreshed, you'll be ready for a restful night's sleep in the king-size wrought iron bed.

 

The cottage is close to farm shops and good pubs, so you'll be sure to eat well on your holiday. It's also handily placed for visiting several National Trust properties, including Bateman's (3.5 miles) and Bodiam Castle (7.5 miles). Keen gardeners will be in their element, with Sarah Raven's Perch Hill, King John's Nursery and Pashley Manor Gardens all within 6 miles of the property. Those craving some refreshing sea air can take the 14-mile trip to Hastings and walk along the coast towards the medieval town of Rye.

  • 1 bedroom – king-size
  • 1 bathroom
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer and coffee machine
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and restaurant 2 miles, shop within walking distance
  • Smart TV/DVD in lounge
  • Regret no children, Babes in arms welcome
  • Stairgate available

Jackie Hammond

This property is personally managed by Jackie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Philip 23rd October 2021

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Reviewed by julie 10th October 2021

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Reviewed by Jenny 2nd October 2021

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Lovely cottage in beautiful quiet surroundings. Our host had thought of everything we could have needed.

Reviewed by Kathleen 24th September 2021

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Our best cottage holiday to date. Lovely cosy and comfortable cottage, excellently equipped and beautiful quiet location.

Reviewed by Alex 17th September 2021

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Very cleverly designed, built and fitted out. Fascinated by all the detailed woodworking techniques used. Lovely area, rarely need to go more than 10 miles to find worthwhile places to visit, explore or walk.

Reviewed by Elaine 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Robert 3rd September 2021

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Wow what a lovely place to stay for a holiday location. The cottage is very comfortable and equipped to a very high standard. It is situated in a lovely quiet location and is a short drive from the local rail station. The owner is very approachable and helpful.

Reviewed by Philip 27th August 2021

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We've done a few self-catering cottages and this is one of the best. Comfortable, clean, well equipped, spacious, tranquil, reliable internet, good outdoor seating in lovely garden, excellent location, good local walking, friendly and helpful proprietor.. very difficult to fault! Definitely recommendable and we'd go back if wanted to book in the saRead moreme area again. Hide

Reviewed by Laura 9th July 2021

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This is the perfect country cottage - peaceful, comfortable, birds outside the kitchen stable door, beautiful garden, there is nothing else we could have wanted. Photos don't do it justice!

Reviewed by Thomas 24th June 2021

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Excellent cottage, very comfortable and relaxing. Parking a little tricky. Owner very accommodating.

Reviewed by Sheelagh 4th June 2021

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A lovely cottage in idyllic peaceful surroundings with lots of good places to sit outside and read. We had a very good week and visited some of the many stunning gardens and castles nearby.

Reviewed by Hannah 28th May 2021

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Beautiful little cottage in a gorgeous setting. Angela made us very welcome on arrival. The cottage is beautifully decorated and kept spotlessly clean. Plenty to do in the area, we had a lovely week and would thoroughly recommend the property. Many thanks to Angela. Hannah Bray

Reviewed by Sarah 21st May 2021

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Attractive peaceful location, excellent for local walks or visiting the range of National Trust properties and lovely gardens in the area. Very helpful owner, comfortable accommodation, highly recommended.

Reviewed by David 16th May 2021

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The owner obviously takes a great deal of pride in presenting an immaculate cottage. There was nothing that could be faulted. Well done!

Reviewed by Patricia 30th April 2021

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Very cosy, tastefully decorated cottage in a beautiful setting. Even on chilly days we had stunning views from the windows of the trees in Spring blossom all around. The bird table attracts lots of wildlife. Well equipped kitchen and nice little extra welcoming touches on arrival. Very comfortable bed.

Reviewed by julie 26th April 2021

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Stayed 3 nights in Brands cottage for a relaxing and peaceful time and that is exactly what is was, the cottage is lovely and will definitely be coming back, Angela was very friendly and helpful

Reviewed by Karen 23rd April 2021

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A fantastic cottage. Such a lovely garden and the host is very friendly and helpful. One of the best cottages we have stayed in. A great location for exploring a lot of local attractions. The best review is to say we will definitely be booking again.

Reviewed by Carole 16th April 2021

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Brands Cottage was a beautiful place to stay. The cottage was well equipped with everything you might need, with lots of lovely touches ( soft bathrobes and slippers for one). Everything was of a high standard, the bed was extremely comfortable and the bath was divine! We loved the beautiful garden with its many visitors; birds a plenty plus the phRead moreeasants and squirrels. Brands is well placed for trips to the coast and for exploring the countryside. We loved it. Hide

Reviewed by Tim 13th April 2021

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Lovely quiet location but great for exploring the locality, very comfortable (especially the bed), an ideal retreat from the rest of the world. And the bird seed was an especially nice touch ...

Reviewed by John 23rd October 2020

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Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings with trees all round, lots of birds, very quiet and restful. Extremely comfortable bed!

Reviewed by Susan 26th September 2020

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Brands cottage was very well equipped ,clean and comfortable. It had lovely extra touches in the bathroom with its toiletries. The setting of the cottage was beautiful and quiet with a lovely garden. The birds in the garden made it even more special as they were lovely to sit and watch .

Reviewed by Kenneth 18th September 2020

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Comfortable and well equipped. Well positioned to explore the South Coast resorts and the NT/RHS properties and gardens.

Reviewed by Stephen 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Christopher 4th September 2020

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A quiet and peaceful location - perfect for a relaxing break. The cottage is very clean and comfortable, set in a beautiful garden, and there are plenty of interesting places to visit within easy reach. There's even a resident owl!

Reviewed by Hannah 3rd August 2020

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A beautiful cottage with very welcoming hosts, good ideas about the local area, well situated for exploring the local area. Very clean and beautiful extras.

Reviewed by Laurent 31st July 2020

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Beautiful little cottage lost in nature. Very calm and romantic. Very clean and very well furnished. The owner Ms A. is not far and this is very helpful. Highly recommended. +++++

Reviewed by Amanda 24th July 2020

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Absolutely superb and well equipped cottage, with beautiful gardens surrounding it, including a bird table, which we loved. Angela was extremely helpful upon arrival and there if needed, but her, and John, were unobtrusive during our stay. Thoroughly recommend it for a quiet/secluded getaway.

Reviewed by John 10th July 2020

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Brands Cottage is a very tastefully converted building set in beautiful gardens. We can honestly say that this is probably the cleanest, most well equipped holiday let that we have ever stayed in which really made us feel safe during these strange times of COVID-19. We chose this cottage because it looked really nice on the website but even the picRead moretures don't do it a real justice, it is beautiful. The owners were most welcoming but left us alone, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Highly recommend Hide

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Relax in the secluded garden at this delightful cottage
 A warm welcome awaits you
Snuggle in front of the TV after a day of sightseeing
Cosy in with a book on the rocking chair
View through to the lounge from the kitchen
A well-equipped kitchen for preparing meals
Open-plan living space makes this cottage light and airy
Enjoy romantic meals for two
Resident owl!
A sumptuous king-size bedroom
A romantic retreat after a busy day
Show 6 moreLovely touches throughout the cottage

Location

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