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.

 

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

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 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
  • Electric and heating included
  • 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 and DVD player
  • Pretty garden with outside furniture
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Sorry no children of any age

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 20 guest ratings

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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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Reviewed by Janice, 14th February 2020

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Reviewed by Kay, 17th January 2020

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Absolutely beautiful cottage with everything you need. Lovely area and many places to visit. For a weekend, the booking in time of 3pm Sat and out by 10am Sun does make it a very short stay. Luckily, we went on a Friday so it wasnt too bad. Other than that it was perfect!

Reviewed by Claire, 2nd January 2020

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It was charming

Reviewed by Rebecca, 29th December 2019

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Location excellent and lots of dog walks about. Only 25mins from Camber Sands which was great for our Cockapoo to have a wonderful run. Cottage very small so wouldn't recommend if you are tall - luckily not a problem for us.

Reviewed by Linda, 16th December 2019

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Lovely warm cosy characterful cottage, well equipped, very peaceful and relaxing.

Reviewed by D, 2nd December 2019

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Reviewed by Sharon, 18th November 2019

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Reviewed by Janine, 14th November 2019

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Reviewed by Andrea, 13th September 2019

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Quirky 300 year old cottage, so except low beams & steep staircase. Dog friendly downstairs, but not allowed upstairs. Small but adequate seating area outside. Lovely location, but doggie walkers be warned, there is no street lighting at night, so extremely dark for the night time walk around the block. However, you do get a wonderful view of the sRead moretars. Hide

Reviewed by Karen, 6th September 2019

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We had a wonderful stay in Elsies cottage, which is located in a peaceful village on the door step of Great Dixter House. The cottage itself is lovely, its small and cosy and perfect for 2 adults and a dog. The cottage has original features such as steep stairs, uneven floors and low doorways which all add to the character of this property. Our dogRead more Rufus loved the garden especially the wooden seat that caught the morning sun. We are definitely coming back! Hide

Reviewed by Richard, 26th July 2019

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Very nice comfortable old cottage with local walks and easy reach of the seaside.

Reviewed by Diana Sally, 14th June 2019

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This is a lovely 300 year old cottage, and because it is that old it has low door frames, the rooms are small and the staircase very steep, so if you are over 6ft tall you need to be prepared to watch your head all the time. However the cottage is very comfortable and cosy and in a beautiful part of Sussex and we loved staying there.

Reviewed by Matthew, 14th April 2019

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A lovely cottage in a great location. Equidistant to many places of interest in the South East of England

Reviewed by Lucy, 7th February 2019

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A really charming, quaint, cosy cottage! Beautiful place, and very close to Rye. Will definitely stay again during the summer, it was perfect for the two of us. We already look forward to our next visit here again.

Reviewed by Derrick, 14th September 2018

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The cottage was OK if a little cramped. Served its purpose as holiday accommodation. I could only recommend maybe.

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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

Location

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