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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
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Rustic
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

Located close to Dixter, this 300 year old cottage is sympathetically decorated throughout, full to the brim with old world charm and makes a romantic getaway for two in the south east region of England.

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
  • Wi-Fi available
  • No smoking
  • 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

Jackie Hammond

This property is personally managed by Jackie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 40 guest ratings

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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

Reviewed by Helen 13th February 2022

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Home from home... Thank you so much for a wonderful stay... Many thks too for the welcome pack for us and our dog. Great location for walking.. V pretty cottage.

Reviewed by David 28th January 2022

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AS PLACED WITHIN THE VISITORS BOOK #3 ELSIE COTTAGE ENTRANCE ASKEW SCARRED TIMBERS OLD PLANKS RIDING ANCIENT HINGE ROPED COMPANIONWAY TO UPPER DECK WHERE FLOORS SLOPE AT SEA WAVE ANGLE GARDEN of SHINGLE NET HUT WITHIN HOME, FOR US, TOURISTS THIS HISTORICAL GEM

Reviewed by Sophie 23rd January 2022

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Charming lovely cottage in beautiful remote area. So cosy sitting in the living room, very well equipped, lovely walks locally and trips to Rye and Hastings

Reviewed by Astrid 14th January 2022

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Reviewed by YVONNE 3rd January 2022

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Reviewed by KJ 13th December 2021

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This is by far the most interesting, adorable and kitsch place we've ever stayed. It's a lovely quiet area too and there is a delicious local bakery within walking distance. The small welcome pack was a nice touch. We did not see that dogs are not allowed upstairs until we arrived which was disappointing. The plants around the seat out the back areRead more quite overgrown so when our dog went under and around the seat we could not see the fence behind to make sure it was fully secure. Hide

Reviewed by Corinne 22nd November 2021

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Reviewed by Jeremy 7th November 2021

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Reviewed by Andrew 15th October 2021

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Wonderful , quiet and peaceful location. Ideal base for days out. We'll equipped.

Reviewed by Peter 8th October 2021

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A real treasure of a 300 year old cottage, with many authentic features. Small, but well equipped and clean.

Reviewed by Elisabeth 17th September 2021

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Lovely cottage, small but perfect for 2 people, lots of character . Great it has an off road parking space , great location for exploring

Reviewed by David 10th September 2021

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Beautiful small cottage with bags of character. We had a fabulous relaxing holiday soo peaceful and quiet. Fantastic walks starting from the cottage, lovely walk over to Bodiam Castle via Ewhurst Green.,and the White Dog. Lovely gifts from the owners ...thank you

Reviewed by Peter 13th August 2021

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A lovely cottage with real old world charm and quirkiness, cozy compact interior with a real sun trap courtyard garden at the back. Lots of information about activities in local steam. Excellent base for walking.

Reviewed by Sue 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by Jane 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Alison 14th May 2021

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Lovely cottage top of the stairs beware

Reviewed by Martin 7th May 2021

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Reviewed by Ben 3rd May 2021

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Wonderful stay in a charming cottage! Perfect for a relaxing getaway and time to switch off. Everything is cosy and cute and the hosts even spoilt us with treats on arrival. We hope to be back!

Reviewed by Geoff 30th April 2021

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Lovely little cottage in a beautiful area...recommend!

Reviewed by Edward 19th April 2021

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Reviewed by Heather 16th October 2020

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Lovely characterful well-equipped cottage in a great location.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Peter 21st September 2020

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A really lovely cozy, comfortable and characterful cottage. Really quiet at night. It felt like Elsie had just pop out for a few days and left us to it. Excellent internet connection.

Reviewed by Richard 18th September 2020

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A cosy cottage in a great location for exploring the area and walks from the doorstep.

Reviewed by Peter 4th September 2020

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As the picture suggests this is a chocolate box cottage. The owner's warmth is reflected in every aspect of the accommodation. Everything was provided down to plasters in the bathroom cabinet. This is a lovely country retreat for a couple and a dog. Remember the cottage is 300 years old and care is needed on the staircase.

Reviewed by Christine 28th August 2020

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The cottage is small and quirky but has all the facilities one needs. We are of a certain age and were a bit concerned as my husband is over 6ft and negotiating the steep stairs and doorways was a challenge.But we coped okay and would definitely visit again!Lots to do in the area too.Beautiful and peaceful break.

Reviewed by Evelyn 14th August 2020

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A well equipped, clean and comfortable small cottage.

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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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