View  towards property
300 year old cottage
Lounge area
Electric log burner
Exposed beams
Steep stairs to first floor
Open plan living space
Electric double oven with grill
Double bedroom
Handmade bench
Enjoy the garden
Designer garden
Pet friendly
1 small dog welcome
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9 / 16  Electric double oven with grill
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Elsie Cottage

Northiam, Sussex
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming 300-year-old chocolate box-style cottage in peaceful location
  • Weatherboarded exterior with original features throughout
  • Only a five-minute walk from Great Dixter, Christopher Lloyd’s house and garden
  • Stunning garden designed by a Chelsea Flower Show medal winner
  • Inglenook fireplace for cosy evenings in
  • Exposed beams and brickwork throughout, adding plenty of character
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 with DVD player. 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.


Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 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
  • Electric and heating included
  • Off-street parking for one car, additional on-road space for one car
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Regret no smoking
  • One dog welcome
  • Smart TV and DVD player
  • Pretty garden with outside furniture
  • Bed linen and towels included

This property is personally managed by Julie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
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Reviewed by Derrick 14th September 2018

The cottage was OK if a little cramped. Served its purpose as holiday accommodation. I could only recommend maybe.

Reviewed by Kathleen 8th September 2018

As above. Highly recommended !

Reviewed by Sally 18th August 2018

Very pretty and well equipped cottage with bags of character. The owner had thought of little detail which was appreciated. Ideally situated to lots of amenities and attractions too. A really enjoyable holiday.

Reviewed by Emma 23rd June 2018

We had a lovely and relaxing stay at Elises cottage, exploring the area and celebrating a birthday. The homemade cookies, wine and nibbles were a lovely surprise and very thoughtful. Perfect location too! Hope to visit again soon

Reviewed by Jan 15th June 2018

Stairs are inconvenient for eldery people

Reviewed by Ben 26th March 2018

This is a lovely little cottage in a fantastic location. Great for a quiet week away. Our little dog loved it as much as we did. The electric fire was perfect for quickly warming us back up after a day out exploring. From the contact we had with him, the owner seemed very nice. There was a very helpful introduction booklet with loads of info on theRead more cottage and the local area and even a photo album of the cottages renovation. Hide

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View  towards property
300 year old cottage
Lounge area
Electric log burner
Exposed beams
Steep stairs to first floor
Open plan living space
Electric double oven with grill
Double bedroom
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