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South Downs Cottage

Eastbourne, Sussex
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
4
star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic getaway for two at this traditional fishermen’s cottage
  • Pretty courtyard garden, an ideal space for al fresco drinks
  • Located just 200 yards from the seafront, with easy access to South Downs National Park
Property code: EHC45

This property is located just a short walk from the seafront in the Meads Village area of Eastbourne, and within easy access to South Downs National Park. The beach at this side of town is quieter than the town’s main beach and has a more laid-back feel to it, and is backed on one side by pretty Italian-style gardens. There is a thriving community in Meads Village, and there is a good choice of shops, restaurants, and pubs just a few minutes from the property’s front door. Eastbourne town centre is just a mile’s walk along the seafront, or a short bus journey away, and offers a traditional beach with beach hut hire, the lovingly restored Victorian pier, and seaside shops.

The owners have thoughtfully styled this cottage to create a wonderfully restful retreat for two. On arrival, guests first come to the lounge, a lovely light room with a warming gas fire, There is a sofabed which can be convert to a bed if required, a vintage-style dresser, and a TV. From the lounge, a door leads through to the kitchen which is another pleasant light-filled space, offering an oven, gas hob, microwave, and fridge with ice compartment. The washing machine, meanwhile, can be found housed in a separate utility shed to the rear of the property. A doors opens onto steep, turned stairs, which take guest to the first floor accommodation. Here, guests will find a restful king-size room with wrought iron bedstead, stripped wooden floors, cosy rugs, and a wardrobe. Also on the first floor is the spacious bathroom which offers a bath with handheld shower along with a power shower over and WC.

Outside, there is a pretty, enclosed courtyard garden to the rear of the property where guests will find a table and chairs, perfect for enjoying al fresco drinks whilst taking in the sea air. There is roadside parking close to the house (subject to availability) for which a permit for one car is supplied.

  • 1 king-size bedroom, plus sofa bed
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower and power shower over, and WC
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, and washing machine
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • Roadside permit parking (subject to availability) with 1 permit supplied
  • Pubs, shops, and beach within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 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
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Jackie Hammond

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Jackie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Heather, 11th May 2024

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A lovely, cosy little cottage in a great location. The owners have thoughtfully provided everything needed for a comfortable stay.

Reviewed by Dorothea, 28th October 2023

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Reviewed by Karen, 20th October 2023

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Perfect location for participating in the Beachy Head Marathon! Parking was easy, handy walk to convenient shops and a nearby park (although further from the beach than we anticipated). Comfortable for two and a dog for a short stay.

Reviewed by Christine, 16th September 2023

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Really quaint little cottage!. Great to be able to take our little dog. Good location, 2 pubs close by The Pilot and The Ship which were both very welcoming! with great menu choices. Well served with shops Tesco/Co-op 5 mins walk away.

Reviewed by Janette, 26th August 2023

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Great place to visit, goods walks lovely park very near, and meads village had all you needed in the shops and pubs, which served excellent food.

Reviewed by Jane, 5th August 2023

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Reviewed by Suzanne, 8th July 2023

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Great location between two great pubs with excellent food, shops very near. Beach and countryside easy to get to

Reviewed by Anthony, 17th June 2023

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Reviewed by Pat, 5th June 2023

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Reviewed by Maxine, 27th May 2023

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Location was absolutely fantastic pub next door was lovely an the food. Cottage was lovely in the right location couldn't fault anything. Shops down the road will be staying there again.

Reviewed by Sally, 20th May 2023

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The cottage was cosy and well situated for shops, cafes, Helen Garden, playground and seafront. Buses nearby. Some smells from pub's cooking.

Reviewed by Rosemary, 13th May 2023

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Reviewed by Catherine, 6th May 2023

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Reviewed by Michele, 1st April 2023

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Charming little cottage we keep returning to . Comfortable, great location, well equipped and dog friendly.

Reviewed by Raymond, 11th March 2023

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Had a lovely time in the cosy little cottage and explored surrounding area. Close to all amenities.

Reviewed by William, 23rd January 2023

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Reviewed by Clive, 22nd December 2022

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Access could be improved with cutting the bushes back Making it difficult with anybody with a disability to get by. This is a lovely cottage in a lovely location close to amenities. It would be beneficial for anybody thats stays a week to have 6 parking tickets rather than just 5

Reviewed by Anita, 9th December 2022

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Reviewed by Diane, 26th November 2022

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Reviewed by Kay, 17th November 2022

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Reviewed by Martin, 15th October 2022

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We found the cottage to be ideal for our requirements; comfortable, cozy and ideally situated for beautiful South Downs walking. Apart from the carpets, which are probably coming to the end of their life, the cottage was clean and well presented. With somewhat limited space in the bedroom the sharply pointed mantelpiece is quite difficult to avoid Read moreand can be lethal! The cottage is not suitable for those with limited mobility Hide

Reviewed by Fiona, 8th October 2022

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Had a great stay. Bed very comfortable as were pillows. Enough parking permits for duration of our visit. Would be very happy to stay again and have recommended to members of my family

Reviewed by Jean, 13th August 2022

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Absolutely gorgeous cottage, fully equipped and choice of decor is inspiring, thank you. Attention to detail and colours all beautiful. The welcome book helpful and I even mastered tv controls! My only bit of homework I neglected was to find out how near the pub garden was when having a shower! On pub throwing out time, my dog barked as the vocal cRead moreustomers passed the bedroom; I hope not too annoying for the neighbours. I did quieten him quickly! A super stay and Id like to come back soon:)) Hide

Reviewed by Gordon, 30th July 2022

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Nice little cottage in great area. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Bernard, 23rd July 2022

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We had a lovely stay at this ideally situated cottage. Ideal for a couple wanting a quiet getaway. Plenty to do - sea and countryside a stone's throw away. Cottage is very bijou yet charming, and very well equipped. Only (small) complaint is that the promised parking tickets were not there on arrival and it took a couple of phone calls to get them Read moredelivered - not the most relaxing start to a holiday. But the issue was dealt with promptly by HolidayCottages, to their credit. Hide

Reviewed by Harriet, 16th July 2022

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A small characterful cottage in a great location suitable for a couple and a small dog to explore the town, the seafront and the surrounding countryside. The Pilot Inn is good for food and with a parade of local shops close at hand there is no need to use a bigger supermarket. We would recommend the Sardinian Restaurant Ancient Grains. Small local Read moreparks were an asset to walk the dog. Hide

Reviewed by PHIL, 9th July 2022

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Well situated cottage close to shops and sea. The downs are wonderful to walk and just stare! The property does need some improvements, ie, dishwasher, welcome pack, outside area is not private,no hair drier, noisy pub behind, sofa needs upgrading. The great weather helped us enjoy the week. Maybe a tad expensive for a one bed roomed holiday let.

Reviewed by Olha, 26th June 2022

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Reviewed by Steven, 18th June 2022

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Not really suitable for the elderly, or if you have any walking disability how ever slight Parking is a nightmare

Reviewed by Jo, 11th June 2022

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Reviewed by Deborah, 21st May 2022

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