Pretty cottage garden to this front of this seaside property
Snug in front of the fire in this cosy lounge
Lovely attention to detail
Dresser in the front room
Everything to hand in the kitchen
View from the kitchen through to the lounge
Bright and airy bedroom with wrought iron bedstead
Spacious pretty bathroom
Perfect spot for your morning coffee
1 / 9  Pretty cottage garden to this front of this seaside property
2 / 9  Snug in front of the fire in this cosy lounge
3 / 9  Lovely attention to detail
4 / 9  Dresser in the front room
5 / 9  Everything to hand in the kitchen
6 / 9  View from the kitchen through to the lounge
7 / 9  Bright and airy bedroom with wrought iron bedstead
8 / 9  Spacious pretty bathroom
9 / 9  Perfect spot for your morning coffee

South Downs Cottage

Eastbourne, Sussex
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
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Traditional fishermen’s cottage sleeping two guests
  • Lovingly styled accommodation, with a restful atmosphere
  • Pretty courtyard garden, an ideal space for al fresco drinks
  • 200-year old property with attractive period features
  • Located just 200 yards from the seafront
  • Situated in the Meads Village area, to the west of Eastbourne
Property code: EHC45

200-year old traditional fishermen’s cottage located just 200 yards from the seafront in the Meads Village area of Eastbourne, with a choice of pubs, restaurants, and shops right on the doorstep.

This property is located just a short walk from the seafront in the Meads Village area of Eastbourne. The beach at this side of town is quieter than the town’s main beach and has a more laid-back feel to it, and is backed on one side by pretty Italian-style gardens. There is a thriving community in Meads Village, and there is a good choice of shops, restaurants, and pubs just a few minutes from the property’s front door. Eastbourne town centre is just a mile’s walk along the seafront, or a short bus journey away, and offers a traditional beach with beach hut hire, the lovingly restored Victorian pier, and seaside shops.

The owners have thoughtfully styled this cottage to create a wonderfully restful retreat for two. On arrival, guests first come to the lounge, a lovely light room with a warming gas fire, comfortable sofa which can convert to a bed if required, a vintage-style dresser, and a TV. From the lounge, a door leads through to the kitchen which is another pleasant light-filled space, offering an oven, gas hob, microwave, and fridge with ice compartment. The washing machine, meanwhile, can be found housed in a separate utility shed to the rear of the property. A doors opens onto steep, turned stairs, which take guest to the first floor accommodation. Here, guests will find a restful king-size room with wrought iron bedstead, stripped wooden floors, cosy rugs, and a wardrobe. Also on the first floor is the spacious bathroom which offers a bath with handheld shower along with a power shower over and WC.

Outside, there is a pretty, enclosed courtyard garden to the rear of the property where guests will find a table and chairs, perfect for enjoying al fresco drinks whilst taking in the sea air. There is roadside parking close to the house (subject to availability) for which a permit for one car is supplied.

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

  • 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
  • Electric and heating included
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • Roadside permit parking (subject to availability) with 1 permit supplied
  • Pubs, shops, and beach within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Julie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Robert 19th October 2019

We have stayed here a few times. but this year on arrival there were no parking permits ( usually left out for us) we spent a fair bit of time looking for them or any info on whether the rules had changed.Eventually I got thru to speak to a very helpful and apologetic chap and thankfully he had the permits with us soon. It was a very stressful starRead moret to our holiday tho worrying if we might get a ticket. The freezer section in the fridge was frozen up we had to chip away ice to close door. Hide

Reviewed by James 7th October 2019

The location of the cottage is great, on a quiet street with the Pilot Inn just on the corner, which serves excellent food. The cottage itself is very clean with a very comfortable bed, we slept like logs. A short walk and you have cafes, cake shop and a small Tesco. There is a park less than a five minute walk if you have a dog with you. Handy forRead more Eastbourne which you could walk to. The area is full of history which is good to research before you go. Hide

Reviewed by Elizabeth 14th September 2019

A wonderful location and pretty cottage.

Reviewed by Paul 7th September 2019

Cottage was lovely. Bed large and comfortable and bathroom clean and big. Just watch head at bottom of stairs a low lentil, my husband of 6ft hit his head a couple of times. Also watch the garden slabs some have sunk and stick up easy for you to trip. Cottage in a lovely area, plenty of parks and open spaces to stroll around plus the sea front. TheRead more only problem we had was parking, although we had resident parking permits was hard to find space outside at times. Hide

Reviewed by Kirstie 3rd August 2019

The cottage is small but very nicely furnished, clean and comfortable, and it has everything you need for your stay. The bed is amazingly comfy, and big!!! It is in a great location, close to the sea, to Beachy Head, and to several useful shops and cafes. It also has a nice pub next door which we had a good meal at. I would definitely recommend staRead moreying here, however the rear garden is not private, but is overlooked by neighbours on both sides. This didn't bother us though, as they were friendly! Hide

Reviewed by Roger 20th July 2019

Lovely location, comfortable but basic no-frills cottage.

Reviewed by Jacquelyn 13th July 2019

A small well presented cottage with a paved area out the back. Clean and pleasingly decorated. A pub next to the cottage means there was a cooking smell and at times noisy customers. However cottage situated in The Meads a very pleasant area of Eastbourne and not too far to walk into the main town if you are fit.

Reviewed by Michael 6th July 2019

We had a fab holiday.The cottage was ideal.It has everything you need.Parking was right outside with parking permits provided.The pilot inn is 20 yards away,but beware,the wall to the cottage garden is shared with the beer garden.It didn't bother us,we spent a few nights in there with our dog.They sell real ale and do pub grub.The shops are close bRead morey,but it is quite a walk to Eastbourne,(about 25mins)and were disappointed that the beach bars/cafes closed at 6pm,and no dogs in pubs. Hide

Reviewed by Anna 25th May 2019

The cottage is wonderful and I cannot wait to get back there !!! The pre holiday and post holiday service from was brilliant.

Reviewed by Debbie 11th May 2019

Perfect for a seaside break with a dog. It had everything we needed. Including a small enclosed private garden. It was very close to the pub, shops and sea front and beach walks while being quiet and peaceful. We would recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Brian 27th April 2019

The Cottage was in a ideal quiete location . Near the Sea and some shops . A very good base for touring around the area .

Reviewed by Michele 16th February 2019

A beautiful quaint little cottage, excellent facilities, wi- fi, freesat and BT tv. Everything provided for a comfortable stay. Excellent shower and very comfortable bed. Modern kitchen and fully equipped. Close to Meads Village shops and cafes and right next door to a friendly comfortable pub/ restaurant with a fab menu. Parking was not a problem Read moreas permits were issued to us and it is within walking distance to the beach, the town,recreation parks and garden and the South Downs. Hide

Reviewed by Philippa 18th November 2018


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