Country cottages with bags of character

Atmosphere, character and a location to access the countryside are the key ingredients for South Downs holiday cottages.

Originally built in the 1750s, South Downs Cottage retains many original features, including old oak beams, solid wood front door and fireplaces.  This Grade II listed holiday cottage has been lovingly restored and refurbished to modern standards, to offer warmth and charm.

This is a wonderful, year-round base.  Enjoy invigorating hikes along the chalk hillsides, take in sea views, stroll in the woods or cycle along village lanes. Or simply hunker down by the fire and occasionally head out to the village pubs or the fabulous Thai restaurant.

Downstairs, the living room is cosy, with oak beams and a living flame gas stove set in the original fireplace. There are two armchairs and a two-seater sofa where you can settle down to watch the smart TV or pick up one of the books on offer.

The separate kitchen/diner has a fridge-freezer, electric cooker, microwave and a Bosch Tassimo coffee machine.  With a dining table to seat four, there is plenty of space to relax over a meal.

Both bedrooms are upstairs as is the shower room.  The master bedroom has a double bed, a built-in cupboard with hanging and shelf space, a dressing table with stool and mirror, bedside cabinets with lamps and a large storage unit with more hanging space, shelves and drawers. The original fireplace here is a delightful decorative feature and the beautiful oak beams are thought to originate from a shipwreck.

The smaller second bedroom also has a double bed with bedside drawers and lamps. We recommend that guests share the storage room in the master bedroom.

A washing machine and garden furniture are stored for your use in an adjacent out-building.

South Downs holiday cottages – ideal for walking or cycling holidays

Not many South Downs holiday cottages have direct access from a back gate to a public footpath that leads directly to the beautiful South Downs Way.

This charming holiday cottage is located in the heart of a conservation area of pretty Willingdon Village, just a few miles from Eastbourne, the UK sunniest spot.  The South Downs holiday cottage is close to the quintessentially English village pub, The Red Lion whilst The Wheatsheaf country pub is also a short stroll away, also offering traditional ales and hearty food.

Children are welcome. A well behaved adult and neutered / spayed dog will be considered so ask about our selective dog friendly accommodation policy (a £50 supplement applies).

WiFi is provided for free, as are towels and linen, with everything prepared for your arrival.  Parking is freely available on-street and bikes can be stored in a separate out building behind the cottage, making it ideal for cycling holidays.

You would struggle to find a better location for walkers, cyclists and holidaymakers seeking relaxed South Downs accommodation.

Property Address

93 Wish Hill
East Sussex
BN20 9HQ
Marc D

This is a terrific cottage in a wonderful location. We particularly loved the access to the south downs just up the path, and cosy evenings inside in the snug living room, as well as relaxing in the back garden!

South Downs Cottage
5 / 5 stars

Average Rating 5 stars - based on 1 review

This property accepts pets only with prior approval (surcharge applies). Smoking is not permitted.

There is a week-long minimum stay and bookings run from Saturday to Saturday in peak season, although flexible arrival days may be possible out of season, and short stays if it is 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 per week booked (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.

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.

Well behaved adult neutered dogs are considered on a selective basis and, if approved, a supplement will apply. Please contact Exclusively Eastbourne to discuss your pet if you wish to bring them. Any pet given permission to come must not be allowed on the beds or furniture or left in the property alone. They must only use a pet bed and pet bowls that you bring with you. You will be expected to clean up after your pet and are liable for any damage it causes. Please bring a separate towel for your dog to wipe muddy / wet paws before entering the cottage

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.

See full terms & conditions including the cancellations policy.

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