Folkington Country Cottage
As a holiday home a country cottage should offer an open fire, bags of character, a country kitchen, soothing silence and be bathed in light as well as smothered by bird song – Folkington Country Cottage offers all this in spades and could be just what you are looking for!
Perhaps you are looking for invigorating hikes along the primeval chalk hillsides or simply fancy hunkering down in the snug, with the logs burning and the flames providing a mesmerising show.
The flint and brick cottage dates back to around 1880 and provides a chocolate-box image of what a country cottage should really look like but offers a surprising spacious base for up to six people in the three large bedrooms.
In a village which has hardly changed for two centuries, from every window you can take in glorious English countryside – all South Downs National Park – garden views and that most glorious of sounds – silence! With barely any passing traffic the only disturbance could be a particularly enthusiastic songthrush or perhaps a horse.
The house is approached along a stunning winding lane, through fields lined with native trees such as hawthorne and ewe.
Nestled on the edge of the South Downs Way in East Sussex, close to Jevington, Eastbourne, Lewes and Glyndebourne, and also within easy reach of Brighton; the perfect position from which to this under-explored rural region, which has long been associated with Charleston and the Bloomsbury set.
The main door leads into the well equipped open-plan county kitchen where you want to kick off your boots to enjoy the warm atmosphere. Spread out the papers on the table with a mug of tea or devise your next walking route.
The open fire lies just around the corner in the snug, where you can lose yourself in the crackling warmth. The sitting room has comfy sofas, open doors to the walled garden and delightful light cascading through.
The master bedroom has a kingsize bed and an ensuite bathroom with glorious views over the local estate. The second bedroom is also an unsually large kingsize with views in three directions, whilst third bedroom provides two single beds. There is also a spacious family bathroom.
Country Cottage with walks over the South Downs
The walled garden is private and a lovely place to sit backand reminisce about the previous day’s jaunts or to plan the next adventure.
Children are welcome and a travel cot is available on request. A well behaved dog will be considered so ask about our selective dog friendly policy (a £50 supplement applies).
WiFi is provided, plus towels and linen, and you’ll even find some welcome goodies from the owners to get you started on arrival.
There is off-road parking for at least three cars.
Folkington is a delightful hamlet just a mile off the main road into Eastbourne and largely comprises of an impressive manor house and a medieval church. The cookery writer Elizabeth David came from this village and is buried in the churchyard. From every direction wonderful Downs walks unfold.
Folkington is around two miles to Polegate and four to Eastbourne and both have train stations with direct trains to London Victoria (just over an hour) and London Bridge, as well as Gatwick Airport (less than an hour), Brighton and Lewes, and an easy drive to Dover and Folkestone ports making it very accessible.
Visit Eastbourne, with its iconic pier, several theatres, shopping at the Arndale Centre and take in the glorious promenade. Or head to nearby Middle Farm with the children, for horse rides, a hay play barn, farm shop and close-up animal action.
Drusillas, widely regarding as the best small zoo in the country, also makes for a fab family day out and is only around 10 minutes away in the car.
For history take in Pevensey Bay just a few miles away, where William the Conqueror and the Normans landed to change the course of English history in 1066, and castles galore, including Bodiam which is within a 30-minute drive.
You would struggle to find a better location for walkers, cyclists and holidaymakers seeking a relaxed location set in beautiful countryside.
Whilst Folkington itself doesn’t have any services nearby Jevington has a cracking pub – the Eight Bells – for tasty food and local ales. Locals also love the Ram at Firle, with its roaring log fires, the Cricketers in Berwick and the Giant’s Rest at Wilmington.
AVAILABLE FROM APRIL 26TH 2018
Property AddressFolkington Road
This property accepts pets only with prior approval (surcharge applies). Strictly no smoking throughout the house.
There is a week-long minimum stay and bookings run from Friday to Friday in peak season, although flexible arrival days may be possible out of season.
Costs include the weekly rent, a £30 booking fee and a returnable £200 security deposit. To book requires an immediate, non-refundable deposit of £200 (booking fee and a portion of the rent) and then the balance, including the security deposit, is due by no later than six weeks before your arrival. For stays of three weeks or more, you may be asked to pay a higher security deposit and/or booking deposit.
The checkout time is 10am on the day of departure – a fine may be applied if you do not leave on time. Please leave the property in good order – dispose of rubbish in external bins and wash up any pots/dishes. If the accommodation is left in an unreasonable state, requiring deep cleaning, the cost for this will be deducted from your security deposit.
The security deposit will be returned to you within 1-2 weeks of your departure, minus any deduction for damage, loss or excessive cleaning required.
The property can only be used for the maximum number shown on the booking correspondence. It must not be used for improper, illegal or immoral purposes. Guests must not sub-let the property and must not change, add, move or remove any items of furniture, furnishings or structures inside or outside. Guests must not cause (nor allow any visitors to cause) any nuisance, annoyance or disturbance to neighbours, the property owner or the property owner’s agent.