Little Friston South Downs Cottages
If you’re looking for South Downs cottages with majestic views over the surrounding rolling hills and forest, Little Friston Lodge provides an idyllic base for an escape from hectic lives.
The lodge is an immaculate annexe to a large country house and provides luxury holiday accommodation for up to four people, with private access, off road parking and storage for bikes.
Located on the edge of the South Downs Way in Friston, East Sussex, close to the village of East Dean, Eastbourne and Brighton; the perfect position from which to enjoy Beachy Head, the Seven Sisters and south coast of England.
A private door leads to an inner hallway with boot rack and downstairs toilet. There is a large, open-plan living space with patio doors on to a private terrace with table and chairs enjoying wonderful countryside views.
The kitchen area is fully equipped for self-catering, with all the utensils you’ll need, plus washing machine, double oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher and microwave.
The comfortable lounge boasts a handsome wood-burning stove (logs provided), a TV, DVD player, iPod docking station and a Sonos WiFi speaker. The dining table is strategically placed by the French doors, offering you the perfect opportunity to drink in the views while you eat.
The living room leads to another hallway with a staircase rising to the first floor where there are are two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed and an ensuite bathroom with glorious views over the hills. The second bedroom is usually a twin, but can be set up as a kingsize if two couples are sharing (please advise when booking). There is also a spacious family shower room.
The property has been delightfully decorated and furnished throughout and provides an ideal base for couples and families. Children are welcome and a travel cot is available on request.
There are two private off-street parking spaces for the lodge (plus further parking by the main house if required) and if you’re on cycling holidays, there is a store room for bikes. WiFi is provided, plus towels and linen, and you’ll even find some welcome goodies from the owners to get you started on arrival – a nice touch in our luxury holiday cottages.
South Downs Cottages with direct access to pathways over the South Downs
Outside you can enjoy the full, expansive gardens that belong to the main house as well as the patio immediately outside your cottage. Patio areas include outdoor dining furniture, seats for relaxation and a BBQ if you fancy cooking al fresco, and there is an attractive pond providing a haven for wildlife (parents need to supervise children at all times).
From the gardens, you can directly access pathways to the South Downs and it’s an easy stroll to explore nearby historic gems such as Friston church (dating from 1688) or to pop into East Dean with its cricket green and regular open-air market.
East Dean and Friston are two picturesque and tranquil villages which sit between Eastbourne and Seaford. It is a fantastic location for walkers, cyclists and holidaymakers seeking a relaxed location set in beautiful countryside. The nearest beach is at Birling Gap, just one mile away, while Eastbourne town centre is just a couple of miles drive.
There is a great pub on the green which people visit from miles around – The Tiger Inn serves up tasty lunches and evening meals and you can enjoy your meal overlooking the green when the sun is shining. Or if you feel like something more exotic, there’s also the fabulous Thai Terre restaurant on the green.
Property AddressLittle Friston
Traumhaft schön! In wunderschöner Landschaft nur einen Katzensprung von der Steilküste mit den Seven Sisters entfernt liegt dieses tolle Anwesen mit herrlichem Ausblick von der Gartenterrasse über den Friston Forrest in die downs. Amanda und Keith sind perfekte Gastgeber und haben uns mehr als freundlich empfangen. Die Wohnung ist dem Haus entsprechend stilvoll und mit Geschmack eingerichtet und es fehlte wirklich an nichts. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und kommen gerne wieder!!! English: Fantastically beautiful! In a beautiful landscape just a stone's throw from the cliffs with the Seven Sisters away is this great property with stunning views from the garden terrace on the Friston Forrest in the downs. Amanda and Keith are perfect hosts and have more than welcomed us. The apartment is the house stylish and tastefully decorated and really lacked nothing. We felt very comfortable and will gladly come back!
Wunderbarer Urlaub in herrlicher Umgebung! Wir haben 10 wunderschöne Tage hier in der Little Friston Lodge verlebt. Das Haus ist sehr liebevoll im englischen Stil eingerichtet und hat eine sehr hochwertige Einrichtung. Schicke, moderne Küche, Sonos-Lautsprecher für Musikgenuss über das schnelle Internet, TV und DVD für regnerische Tage, gemütliche Schlafzimmer mit dicken, weichen Matratzen (mag für viele etwas zu weich sein) und helle Bäder. Das Beste ist allerdings der wunderschöne Garten mit einem atemberaubenden Blick in die englische Landschaft. Viele Sitzgelegenheiten bieten Platz zum Essen, Faulenzen, Lesen oder einfach nur zum Landschaft genießen. Wir haben viel unternommen. Besuche in Eastbourne, dem kleinen Ort East Dean, Brighton oder Seaford, schöne "Spaziergänge" (Wanderungen durften wir nicht sagen, sonst hat unsere Tochter direkt gestreikt) über die Wiesen und an den Klippen entlang, oder einfach nur zum Pub ins Dorf hinunter. Das "Tiger Inn" ist sehr empfehlenswert. Ein einzigartiges Ambiente (draußen und drinnen), leckeres Bier (Tip: Harvey's!) und gutes, traditionelles "Pub-Food". Ein großes Dankeschön an unsere Vermieter Amanda & Keith. Ihr wart so nett und herzlich! Einfach tolle Gastgeber, die mit Rat und Tat Gästen zur Seite stehen. Auch das Willkommenskörbchen mit einer Auswahl an leckeren Sachen war liebevoll zusammengestellt. Es war alles in allem wie Urlaub bei Freunden. Gerne kommen wir irgendwann wieder ! Translation: Wonderful holiday in a beautiful environment! We spent 10 wonderful days here at Little Friston Lodge. The house is very lovingly furnished in English style and has a very high quality interior. Chic, modern kitchen, Sonos speakers for music enjoyment via the fast internet, TV and DVD for rainy days, cozy bedrooms with thick, soft mattresses and bright bathrooms. The best thing is the beautiful garden with a breathtaking view of the English countryside. Plenty of seating provides space for dining, lounging, reading or just enjoying the scenery. We have done a lot. Visits to Eastbourne, the small town of East Dean, Brighton or Seaford, beautiful "walks" (we could not say hikes, otherwise our daughter strikes directly) across the meadows and along the cliffs, or just down to the village pub. The "Tiger Inn" is highly recommended. A unique ambience (outside and inside), delicious beer (tip: Harvey's!) And good, traditional "pub food". A big thank you to our landlords Amanda & Keith. You were so nice and warm! Just great hosts, the guests with help and advice. The welcome basket with a selection of delicious things was lovingly put together. It was all in all like vacation with friends. We will gladly come back sometime!
Little Friston Lodge is a great place to stay. The house is very well equipped, beautfully furnished and very comfortable. The garden is an absolute delight and leads to lovely countryside. Amanda and Keith made us very welcome and left nice things in the kitchen for us to enjoy on our arrival. There is loads to see and do in the area. You can walk to the cliffs, the sea and the nearby village of East Dean or venture further afield. We are very happy to recommend a stay in Little Friston Lodge.
What a view! What a great place to spend a week on the South Downs. The apartment is fully equipped with everything you need even a bottle of Prosecco! Great walks out the back patio, head out the road and there stand The Seven Sister just a easy walk to the sea. The wood stove and all the logs you can burn adds much to the ambiance, not to mention warmth, of the place. And that view out the back, changing every minute every day. See if you can find the caulk horse. Just a great place in every way.
Lovely place to stay with family! We’ve been one week at this amazing place and really enjoyed it. Our kids loved playing in the back patio, plenty of room for them! The house itself is very well equipped with everything you might need. The wood stove is a big plus that adds a nice feeling to the ambiance. Eastbourne is just a few minutes drive from the Little Friston Lodge where you’ll find many restaurants, supermarkets etc.. ? Bottom line: excellent spot to stay with family and visit the region. We’ll be back for sure!
I stayed at this wonderful cottage for a week. It is located on several major walking paths and has amazing views of the Friston Forest and the White Horse. The furnishings are high-end and very comfortable, and the hosts are warm and welcoming. It's a perfect rural retreat but on the Jevington Road which means it's very easy to reach by car and by bus. Walk to The Tiger in East Dean and, if you're feeling fit, to Birling Gap.
This is an amazing location on the edge of the Friston Forest. It’s a perfect jumping off point for walks on the Downs. You can see the White Horse from the back windows. All the furnishings are high end and the bed was very comfortable. The hosts were extremely responsive and helpful. We really appreciated the generous welcome basket upon arrival!”
A huge thank you to Keith and Amanda for hosting us in their beautiful lodge in little Friston. We were four girls and had the most relaxing stay, all helped by the lovely, clean & stylish home, thoughtful welcome basket and amazing views. Keith popped round to say hello and made us feel very welcome. The garden is shared but we felt very comfortable using it for a drink in the evening. Would be perfect for breakfast with a view when warm enough! Great location for Beachy Head - about 5 mins drive. Highly recommend walking the Seven Sisters for the incredible scenery (and sore legs the next day!) and going to the Tiger Inn in East Dean for a well deserved drink after. We had a wonderful time and would come again - thank you again.
Fantastic in every respect. I cannot recommend this location highly enough. Well equipped Lodge with wonderful views and a magnificent garden. Very hospitable hosts in Amanda and Keith and their two gorgeous dogs. We did not want to leave and cannot wait to return to explore more of this beautiful part of Sussex.
Perfect stay for wonderful walks and for exploring Sussex. We had a wonderful stay at Friston Lodge.House and garden are more than beautiful and absolutely perfect equipped. The place is an excellent location for walks in the downs and at the seaside as well as for visiting gardens, castles etc..Amanda and Keith were very kind and helpful hosts.We would like to return soon.
Rundherum ausgezeichnete Ferienwohnung. Wunderbare Lage. Sehr gute, komfortable, sehr hochwertig ausgestattete Wohnung. Sehr nette, äußerst hilfsbereite, aber ganz unaufdringliche Gastgeber. Absolut empfehlenswert. Würden uns freuen, wiederzukommen. All around excellent holiday property. Wonderful location. Very good, comfortable, very high quality equipped property. Very nice, extremely helpful, but very unobtrusive hosts. Highly Recommended. We would be happy to come back.
This is one of the best self catering cottages we have ever stayed in. The house is perfectly positioned within easy reach of so many places by car, bus or foot. The lodge has been personally and lovingly restored so is very tasteful and of top quality with plenty of space. The house was clean and a pleasure to be in. The use of the garden and BBQ were perfect and the views acro9ss the forest and Downs for miles were exceptional. The welcome basket on arrival was very generous and a lovely surprise. This property is very good value for money and of exceptional quality.
We had a brilliant time at this beautiful cottage! Great English style, very well equipped, warm and cosy, great surroundings, and... an amazing view!! And the huge garden, more than you can dream of! Our son, 10 years, loved it as well. The owners Amanda and Keith were very friendly and helpful, like friends or family!. Not to forget the 2 lovely dogs, Scarlett and Inka, we had fun with. Everything more than perfect. Thank you! We will be back! Robert, Caroline, Robert - Cologne
Lovely Place! We had a brilliant time at this beautiful cottage! Great English style, well equipped, warm and cosy and... an amazing view!! And the huge garden, more than you can dream of! Our son, 10 years, loved it as well. The owners Amanda and Keith were very friendly and helpful, like friends or family!. Everything more than perfect. Thank you! We will be back!
Probably the best Airbnb we've stayed in. Great location, amazing walks from the foot of the garden, superb views, quiet road at night, good local pub (Tiger Inn), high spec all round, lovely fireplace, brilliant garden for the kids to run around in. Also nice to enjoy the extra space of the king size bed. We'd highly recommend a visit to Little Friston Lodge and the (spectacular) surrounding area. Just excellent.
We loved Little Friston Lodge. It is cosy, clean, well equipped and the owners who live next door are super and very helpful! It is good for two couples, the twin beds made up into a king size was very comfortable too! Highly recommended!
Friston Lodge is a fabulous place to stay, Amanda and Keith are perfect hosts and nothing is too much trouble, we arrived to find a welcome pack and a friendly, personal welcome from the hosts. The accommodation has everything one needs for a perfect holiday and being able to use their beautiful garden was an added bonus with super views overlooking the South Downs- perfect for relaxing with a glass of wine after a day on the beach or a walk along the Cuckmere; thank you so much for a very much for a much enjoyed week away. We will be back.
Top notch home from home. This is a beautifully appointed cottage in idyllic grounds, with views over the South Downs to die for. We were a little nervous as it was our first break since lockdown. But we needn't have been, as the cottage was spotlessly clean, and with a safe check-in procedure. We stayed for a week, walked locally and drove around. East Dean is a lovely little village with a pub, café and Thai restaurant. It also had an interesting Wednesday market with local produce and crafts. The owners, Keiith and Amanda, were friendly and helpful. There were three of us staying, but there would have been plenty of room for four. All in all a wonderful place to stay. Thank you.
Fantastic Cottage & Stay. I stayed at this cottage with my boyfriend and father and we all were taken aback with the beautiful stunning views from the garden. Keith and Amanda are amazing and made us feel so welcome including their lovely doggies. We enjoyed lots of walks from the cottage and it was great not needing to drive as the bus stops are also right on the doorstop including one to Brighton. It was sad to leave as the cottage is fully equipped and enjoyable, with lots of restaurants and deli’s close by. We had amazing times playing cards and having drinks watching sunsets on the terrace.
Superb Air B and B, like staying in an up market four star hotel. We really appreciated the fresh flowers and starter pack of provisions. The Lodge was sparkling clean and super comfortable, with far reaching views over Friston forest and the Downs, plus friendly and welcoming hosts. It was a walking holiday for us and to our great delight there were three superb walks direct from the house to the Seven Sisters; Beachy Head/Eastbourne; and the Cuckmere Valley, returning via The Tiger Inn in East Dean! Of course three days of blazing sunshine in mid-September in England didn't go amiss, especially as this was a replacement for a cancelled week in Dubrovnik. Many thanks indeed to Amanda and Keith.
A perfect getaway. I can't fault Little Friston Lodge. From the moment that we met the friendly owners, socially distanced, outside the front door, we could not have been made to feel more welcome. And once you enter the property and see the magnificent view, you know you're going to have a wonderful break. The property and surroundings are stunning. Everything is first class, from the state of the art kitchen to the wonderful wood-burning stove, thoughtfully stacked up with an endless supply of logs. There's a large garden for guests to use, with reserved seating on the patio to just sit and gaze at the view. Or you can walk through the garden into the woodland and take endless walks around the South Downs. Unfortunately, Keith and Amanda couldn't do anything about the weather and we did have some spectacular gales whilst we were there. But they did provide prosecco and cream tea for us to occupy ourselves indoors. In spite of the weather, we did manage to walk out to the coast and we took several walks along the sheltered promenade at Eastbourne, a few minutes drive away. A wonderful place to get away from it all for a few days or longer.
Luxurious cottage & perfect location. Views of the downs from the dining room table - wow! It's a great base for walks on the South Downs, nice to leave the car & walk directly from the cottage.
The bright sea air licks at your face every morning as you take in the full beauty of an unendingly gorgeous stretch of English countryside. You nod quietly to yourself, this was a tremendously good decision. Your hosts are affable and accommodating. Your rooms spacious and bursting with rustic charm. Your days are filled with exploration and relaxation. It’s a beautiful and special place, and so are you when you’re here. Enjoy it.
Our stay at Little Friston was wonderful, it is the perfect place to enjoy the best of the area. A lovely warm lodge to call home after enjoying the miles of forest or seven sisters right outside your door. Keith and Amanda are warm, welcoming, and make sure everything is perfect right down to logs ready in the fireplace to warm you after our long journey. Full modern kitchen and bathrooms were five star. We can't say enough wonderful things about the place, we will definitely be back!
“This is a very high quality place, so much so that I don't want to sing all its praises publicly, selfishly!”
This property does not accept pets. Smoking is not permitted.
There is a week-long minimum stay and bookings run from Friday to Friday in peak season, although flexible arrival days and short stays may be possible out of season and last minute.
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 or place in the dishwasher and switch on before you leave. 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.