300 year old traditional weather-boarded cottage in rural Sussex
Relax in the sunny garden
Four legged friends welcome
Snug into this quaint cottage with exposed beams throughout
Meals for two in the dining area by the kitchen
Everything to hand in the kitchen
Views from the kitchen through to the dining area
Steep stairs to first floor
Pretty double bedroomwith exposed beams
Bathroom in the eaves
Eat al fresco
Designer garden at the back of the property
Pretty setting down a country lane
1 / 13  300 year old traditional weather-boarded cottage in rural Sussex
2 / 13  Relax in the sunny garden
3 / 13  Four legged friends welcome
4 / 13  Snug into this quaint cottage with exposed beams throughout
5 / 13  Meals for two in the dining area by the kitchen
6 / 13  Everything to hand in the kitchen
7 / 13  Views from the kitchen through to the dining area
8 / 13  Steep stairs to first floor
9 / 13  Pretty double bedroomwith exposed beams
10 / 13  Bathroom in the eaves
11 / 13  Eat al fresco
12 / 13  Designer garden at the back of the property
13 / 13  Pretty setting down a country lane

Elsie Cottage

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

  • Charming 300-year-old chocolate box-style cottage in peaceful location
  • Stunning back garden designed by a Chelsea Flower Show medal winner
  • Perfect base to explore the Sussex countryside
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.

Located in the East Sussex village of Northiam, the local area boasts popular pubs, antique shops, butchers and farm shops. It is also famously home to Great Dixter, Christopher Lloyd’s celebrated hall house and garden, which is well-worth a visit. Situated in the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, keen walkers will enjoy exploring the many footpaths, stopping at quaint villages for afternoon tea or a pub lunch along the way.

The front door opens into the charming lounge area, which features exposed beams, a large inglenook fireplace with comfortable sofa and an exposed brick wall. The kitchen beyond is compact but opens out to the garden and has everything you’ll need including an electric double oven with a grill, hob and overhead hood, microwave, fridge, freezer, and washing machine. Once you have finished preparing your meals, dine at the round oak gate-leg table that sits in the pretty dining area by the kitchen. Go up the steep turned stairs to the bedroom, which is extremely cosy and inviting, with exposed beams above and original pine floorboard below, and a cupboard with hanging space. Also on this floor is the stylish bathroom with bath with overhead shower next to the pretty cottage window, basin, mirror and WC also features original floorboards.

Outside, the cottage is approached via a pretty front garden, while the stunning pebbled garden at the rear of the house has been beautifully planted and features a handmade bench and cafe style table and chairs for al fresco dining.

 

  • 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
  • Off-street parking for one car, additional on-road space for one car, subject to availability
  • Wi-Fi available
  • No smoking
  • 1 dog welcome, not permitted upstairs
  • TV
  • Pretty garden with outside furniture
  • Sorry no children of any age
  • Please note the stairs are steep and may not be suitable for people with mobility issues. 
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Jackie Hammond

This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Jackie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 36 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Chris, 6th May 2022

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Property was perfect for 2 plus our dog, good location,and well kept

Reviewed by Katy, 29th April 2022

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A lovely, well-supplied place to stay in a great location for walking. Watch your head if you are tall and be careful on the steep staircase!

Reviewed by Elaine, 22nd April 2022

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Cozy cottage in a great location within easy reach of some beautiful scenery and attractions. The dog enjoyed the treats and we enjoyed the wine which was kindly left for us. Everything we needed on site.

Reviewed by Lynn, 25th March 2022

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Lovely tiny cottage and garden but perfect for 2 and a small dog. Stairs are not for the infirm! Great location and very quiet. All you need is in the village and good pubs nearby.

Reviewed by Gerard, 20th March 2022

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We had a lovely stay in Elsie Cottage and it was a great base for exploring the main towns of Rye, Hastings, Battle and Canterbury.

Reviewed by Sampson, 11th March 2022

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A beautiful little cottage tucked away with plenty of character. Facilities are good, parking close by and kept to a high standard. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend.

Reviewed by Joanne, 26th February 2022

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This cottage is adorable & in such a great location. Abs loved our week here. Will def return in the near future

Reviewed by Helen, 13th February 2022

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Home from home... Thank you so much for a wonderful stay... Many thks too for the welcome pack for us and our dog. Great location for walking.. V pretty cottage.

Reviewed by David, 28th January 2022

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Reviewed by Sophie, 23rd January 2022

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Charming lovely cottage in beautiful remote area. So cosy sitting in the living room, very well equipped, lovely walks locally and trips to Rye and Hastings

Reviewed by Astrid, 14th January 2022

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Reviewed by YVONNE, 3rd January 2022

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Reviewed by KJ, 13th December 2021

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This is by far the most interesting, adorable and kitsch place we've ever stayed. It's a lovely quiet area too and there is a delicious local bakery within walking distance. The small welcome pack was a nice touch. We did not see that dogs are not allowed upstairs until we arrived which was disappointing. The plants around the seat out the back areRead more quite overgrown so when our dog went under and around the seat we could not see the fence behind to make sure it was fully secure. Hide

Reviewed by Corinne, 22nd November 2021

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Reviewed by Jeremy, 7th November 2021

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Reviewed by Andrew, 15th October 2021

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Wonderful , quiet and peaceful location. Ideal base for days out. We'll equipped.

Reviewed by Peter, 8th October 2021

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A real treasure of a 300 year old cottage, with many authentic features. Small, but well equipped and clean.

Reviewed by Elisabeth, 17th September 2021

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Lovely cottage, small but perfect for 2 people, lots of character . Great it has an off road parking space , great location for exploring

Reviewed by David, 10th September 2021

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Beautiful small cottage with bags of character. We had a fabulous relaxing holiday soo peaceful and quiet. Fantastic walks starting from the cottage, lovely walk over to Bodiam Castle via Ewhurst Green.,and the White Dog. Lovely gifts from the owners ...thank you

Reviewed by Peter, 13th August 2021

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A lovely cottage with real old world charm and quirkiness, cozy compact interior with a real sun trap courtyard garden at the back. Lots of information about activities in local steam. Excellent base for walking.

Reviewed by Sue, 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by Jane, 11th June 2021

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Reviewed by Alison, 14th May 2021

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Lovely cottage top of the stairs beware

Reviewed by Martin, 7th May 2021

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Reviewed by Ben, 3rd May 2021

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Wonderful stay in a charming cottage! Perfect for a relaxing getaway and time to switch off. Everything is cosy and cute and the hosts even spoilt us with treats on arrival. We hope to be back!

Reviewed by Geoff, 30th April 2021

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Lovely little cottage in a beautiful area...recommend!

Reviewed by Edward, 19th April 2021

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Reviewed by Heather, 16th October 2020

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Lovely characterful well-equipped cottage in a great location.

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Peter, 21st September 2020

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A really lovely cozy, comfortable and characterful cottage. Really quiet at night. It felt like Elsie had just pop out for a few days and left us to it. Excellent internet connection.

Reviewed by Richard, 18th September 2020

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A cosy cottage in a great location for exploring the area and walks from the doorstep.

Reviewed by Peter, 4th September 2020

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As the picture suggests this is a chocolate box cottage. The owner's warmth is reflected in every aspect of the accommodation. Everything was provided down to plasters in the bathroom cabinet. This is a lovely country retreat for a couple and a dog. Remember the cottage is 300 years old and care is needed on the staircase.

Reviewed by Christine, 28th August 2020

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The cottage is small and quirky but has all the facilities one needs. We are of a certain age and were a bit concerned as my husband is over 6ft and negotiating the steep stairs and doorways was a challenge.But we coped okay and would definitely visit again!Lots to do in the area too.Beautiful and peaceful break.

Reviewed by Evelyn, 14th August 2020

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A well equipped, clean and comfortable small cottage.

Reviewed by Gillian, 24th July 2020

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Lovely cottage, well equipped. Excellent location for exploring the area. Charming Rye and traditional Hastings. Lots of beautiful gardens and beaches. Northiam village is a pretty place, an excellent fish & chip shop and a 2 village shops. Bus route to Rye and beyond, if you want to leave the car. Sadly no pub (closed down) . When exploring out anRead mored about, definitely think about booking in advance, ie.. Bodiam castle and Great Dixter. All in all 10 out of 10 for Elsie's cottage. Hi Hide

Reviewed by Alan, 17th July 2020

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300 year old traditional weather-boarded cottage in rural Sussex
Relax in the sunny garden
Four legged friends welcome
Snug into this quaint cottage with exposed beams throughout
Meals for two in the dining area by the kitchen
Everything to hand in the kitchen
Views from the kitchen through to the dining area
Steep stairs to first floor
Pretty double bedroomwith exposed beams
Bathroom in the eaves
Eat al fresco
Show 1 moreDesigner garden at the back of the property

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