A pretty cottage in the heart of the village
Comfy sofas on which to unwind after a busy day
Curl up by the open fire
Enjoy catching up on your favourite TV programmes
A pretty kitchen/diner
The kitchen is well-equipped for preparing meals
Relax over a leisurely breakfast
The pretty double room awaits
Subtle colours provide a relaxing retreat
Built in storage and space to apply your make up
A cosy twin bedroom
Downstairs bathroom with WC
The perfect spot for afternoon tea
Enjoy the flowers
Relax in the delightful courtyard garden
Views to the property across the village green
1 / 16  A pretty cottage in the heart of the village
2 / 16  Comfy sofas on which to unwind after a busy day
3 / 16  Curl up by the open fire
4 / 16  Enjoy catching up on your favourite TV programmes
5 / 16  A pretty kitchen/diner
6 / 16  The kitchen is well-equipped for preparing meals
7 / 16  Relax over a leisurely breakfast
8 / 16  The pretty double room awaits
9 / 16  Subtle colours provide a relaxing retreat
10 / 16  Built in storage and space to apply your make up
11 / 16  A cosy twin bedroom
12 / 16  Downstairs bathroom with WC
13 / 16  The perfect spot for afternoon tea
14 / 16  Enjoy the flowers
15 / 16  Relax in the delightful courtyard garden
16 / 16  Views to the property across the village green

Clare Cottage - Brede

Brede, Sussex
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming chocolate box cottage located in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  •  Located in the pretty village of Brede, which boasts a pub and church
  • Lovingly refurbished in March 2019 by new owners, offering beautiful accommodation
  • Original features throughout including inglenook fireplace and exposed beams
  • BBQ in the courtyard garden, perfect for summer stays
  • Open fire for cosy evenings in
Property code: 46895

Lovingly refurbished, this picturesque cottage boasts light and airy accommodation mixed with traditional charm. Just a short walk from the village pub and other amenities makes this a great base

This quaint country cottage is conveniently located on the main road in the heart of the village of Brede, with easy access to local bus routes and its cosy pub which produces and sells its own fresh bread every day, as well as offering take away fish and chips alongside their usual bar menu. Also worth a visit are the fascinating and beautifully restored steam water pumps, The Giants of Brede. Keen walkers will enjoy exploring the many footpaths that cris cross the High Weald AONB and for those looking to explore slightly further afield, the towns of Hastings and Rye are both a five-mile drive and have much to offer visitors, from the host of quirky independent shops in Rye to the beachfront and fresh fish stalls in Hastings.

As soon as you arrive at this picket-fenced cottage you will feel as if you have arrived in the heart of the countryside. As you enter this cosy cottage the lounge can be found to the right of the front door. This room is comfortably furnished with two sofas collected around the inglenook fireplace with open-fire, as well as the Smart TV, Netflix and DVD for quiet nights in. Continue to the kitchen, where the low beam ceiling means it has retained much of its original charm whilst offering everything the cook needs, including electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher. The dining table is here too with comfortable seating for four. The backdoor opens out from the kitchen onto an enclosed courtyard. The main bathroom is located on the ground floor, with hand-held shower over bath and WC (please note there is limited headroom above the bath). Narrow steep stairs lead to the first floor where there are two bedrooms: a double and a twin, that complete the cottage.

Outside there is a typical cottage-style courtyard garden, which has a picnic table for al fresco meals and a BBQ for guests’ use. The back gate gives access to the village and there is roadside parking across the road from the cottage on the village green.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Open fire (logs included)
  • Electric & central heating included
  • Unrestricted parking available opposite the cottage on the village green
  • Wi-Fi included 
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Pub within walking distance and shop 1 mile
  • Smart TV and DVD
  • Due to the nature of this period property, please be aware there are some low beams.

This property is personally managed by Julie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Victoria 29th October 2019

A lovely cosy cottage almost next door a very nice dog-friendly pub which does great food. We had a very relaxing few days with visits to Bodiam Castle, Winchelsea beach and Hastings. Highly recommend this cottage as a base to explore.

Reviewed by Susan 22nd September 2019

Charming, small and well equipped cottage in an ideal location for exploring East Sussex and the surrounding area. The hosts were extremely welcoming and ensured we had an enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Denise September 2019

We recently had the pleasure of staying at Clare Cottage, Brede, Sussex. We had a wonderful time & were so warmly welcomed by Therese and Alec. Together they have created a charming storybook cottage full of history with every home comfort you could imagine. The delightful village with handy pub and character filled church combined with access to tRead morehe many historic attractions offered by East Sussex made this a truly wonderful English experience! Especially for 2 Kiwi travellers from the other side of the world. We cannot recommend Brede Cottage highly enough & feel very privileged to have enjoyed 6 days of pure magic there! Hide

Reviewed by Da 9th September 2019

Clare Cottage is extremely clean and well equipped, in fact, the owners have thought of everything (and more) to make a holiday totally relaxing. A welcome pack providing local produce plus treats for the dog was a thoughtful gesture. The cottage is very well placed for visits to Rye, Hastings, Bexhill and Battle. There is a lovely pub within easy Read morewalking distance providing excellent food. Overall a fabulous, character cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Rhonda 30th August 2019

Lovely cottage. Friendly, helpful owners. Perfect area for visiting the coast and open gardens or just walking.

Reviewed by Alan 27th July 2019

Lovely cottage, good location or though traffic noise can be quite loud

Reviewed by Ian 3rd May 2019

Wonderful welcome from hosts to this very well equipped and cosy cottage near Rye. Found some lovely walks from the door, so no need to drive. Very close to local, welcoming, and dog-friendly pub. Only points to note: be prepared to duck through doorways if you're over 6ft; it is dangerously close to the local, welcoming pub (!) (it should be said Read morethat it's not noisy); also very close to a beautiful church (but note that the bells ring early on a Sunday!). Hide

Reviewed by Mary-kate 19th April 2019

Gorgeous cottage in a small village near Hastings. The hosts were very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. The property has two spacious bedrooms and the fire in the living room is a great feature. There is a lovely garden at the back of the property which is a great suntrap. Highly recommend

Reviewed by Chris and Christopher 15th July 2017

Weve enjoyed some relaxing at Clare Cottage, mostly walking on Winchelsea beach with our miniature Schnauzer Freda, or cozied up in the lounge sleeping and eating! Felt very homely and the archetypal cottage with roses and lavender scenting the front door.

Reviewed by Andy and Jackie 8th June 2017

Thank you for a wonderful stay in Clare Cottage. It was very clean, well equipped and inviting. I am sure we will come again.

Reviewed by Steve and Elaine 11th May 2017

What a great week we have had in East Sussex. Have been to many places such as Rye, Hastings, Brighton and Battle and enjoyed them all. The cottage is everything a cottage should be. Its beautifully decorated and furnished, very comfy beds and the kitchen is very well equipped.

Reviewed by The Rowe Family 15th December 2015

We had a lovely time in Brede thank-you. Very clean and tidy, and it had been thoughtfully decorated for Christmas, which we appreciated. The gifts left for us were thoughtful.

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A pretty cottage in the heart of the village
Comfy sofas on which to unwind after a busy day
Curl up by the open fire
Enjoy catching up on your favourite TV programmes
A pretty kitchen/diner
The kitchen is well-equipped for preparing meals
Relax over a leisurely breakfast
The pretty double room awaits
Subtle colours provide a relaxing retreat
Built in storage and space to apply your make up
A cosy twin bedroom
Show 4 moreDownstairs bathroom with WC


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