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Pump Cottage - Beddingham

Lewes (2.5mls SW), Sussex
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Fantastic local walks straight from the property across the South Downs National Park
  • Enjoy stunning countryside views and spectacular sunsets from the decked garden area
  • Close to Glyndebourne and the pretty village of Alfriston with its traditional village pubs
Property code: 79182

This cosy cottage is ideally suited for walkers and couples wanting to explore the abundance of historic towns and Sussex coastline, just a short distance away.

Conveniently located at the foot of the South Downs in the pretty Sussex village of Beddingham, surrounded by farmland, within close proximity to Lewes with shops and pubs and only 5 miles from the coast, making this the perfect place for a relaxing break. Those looking to soak up the local culture can enjoy the world-renowned Summer concerts at Glyndebourne Opera House, explore the first property acquired by the National Trust in Alfriston, visit Charleston, former home of the Bloomsbury Group, and where Virginia Woolf would often visit, or the Rathfinny Wine Estate, one of Europe’s largest privately owned vineyards. Brighton is only a short drive away with it's Royal Pavilion and a shopper’s paradise offering boutique shopping combined with fantastic places to eat and drink.

Enter this pretty studio cottage, located in the owner’s grounds where there is space for dropping off coats and shoes before heading into the bright and airy lounge/kitchen/diner/sleeping area. The cosy lounge area is the perfect place to curl up in one of the armchairs after a busy day exploring and watch a film or favourite programme on the Smart TV or relax with a good book. The kitchen is well-equipped with a double electric oven and gas hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher and a DAB/CD radio, perfect for preparing romantic meals which can then be enjoyed at the breakfast bar with bar stools. The bedroom area offers a sumptuous king-size bed and a handy freestanding unit, this doubles as storage for guests’ belongings, with a space for the Smart TV so you can enjoy a lie-in watching your favourite programme, and a divider from the kitchen/diner. The property is completed with a shower room with shower and WC.

Heading outside to the patio area that's set within an acre of well-kept garden, the garden offers spectacular countryside views and the patio table and chairs are perfect for sitting out on a warm evening and enjoying the magnificent sunsets. There is ample private secure parking available. Due to the location of the property you may experience some road noise during busy times

  • 1 king-size bed
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Double electric oven and gas hob, fridge with ice compartment, washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Smart TV in lounge, Smart TV in the bedroom area and DAB/CD radio in the kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Patio with table and chairs
  • Due to the location of the property there may be some road noise whilst in thegarden
  • Ample private secure parking available
  • Beach 5 miles, Pub, restaurant and shops 2.5 miles
  • Approximately 1 hour by train from London Victoria to Lewes
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs 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 2020 and is managed by Jackie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Clive, 17th May 2024

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Exceptional accommodation with great attention to detail. Made very welcome from the outset with high quality amenities and well stocked fridge. Garden was immaculate and provided an oasis of peace.

Reviewed by Mark, 15th March 2024

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A lovely welcome and great hospitality. Our hosts David and Carry have developed a well equipped holiday home with all the comforts you need; and they were very generous with the complementary treats. Comes highly recommended.

Reviewed by Bev, 20th October 2023

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We loved your cottage Lovely views around Well equipped Very comfy bed Friendly helpful hosts

Reviewed by Vicky, 22nd September 2023

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Our first week away with our 16 month old German Shepherd Arya, the cottage was of a very high standard and had everything we needed. Carrie, David and Boots made us very welcome and Arya enjoyed playing in the garden with Boots which was very secure and spacious. The location was great for getting about to dog friendly walks, beaches and pubs, whiRead morech were all a short drive away, with great suggestions from the hosts. Would highly recommend and would stay again if we were to visit the area. Hide

Reviewed by Paula, 15th September 2023

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Reviewed by Wendy, 8th September 2023

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Idyllic property with very welcoming and helpful owners - in over 45 years self catering one of the very best I've stayed at - ideal in every way. Will certainly re-visit!

Reviewed by Jayne, 25th August 2023

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A great little dog friendly cottage with a huge enclosed shared garden with great walks nearby.

Reviewed by Paul, 5th August 2023

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Carry, David and Boots made us feel most welcome while allowing us privacy. They were keen to ensure that we had everything we needed. The finish to Pump Cottage is excellent and very clean. It is especially suited to couples though we managed fine with our baby. There is some road noise but it is not a distraction and we had no trouble sleeping orRead more enjoying the cottage generally. Use of Carry and David's garden is a bonus with great views. Easily recommend and many thanks. Hide

Reviewed by Ivy, 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Stephanie, 3rd June 2023

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Reviewed by Mark, 5th May 2023

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A very well-thought-out, modern and comfortable property. Fantastic garden and the beach is just a 10-minute drive away. Carey, David and Boots are wonderful hosts and really made us feel like part of the family.

Reviewed by Maria, 21st April 2023

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An ideally situated cottage for enjoying the Downs. Hosts were lovely and the garden was ideal for letting our dog venture on her own, as it is contained and secure. The hosts dog, Boots, was likewise very welcoming and a great companion for our dog. Whilst this cottage is next to a busy road, it wasnt an issue at all, as we didnt really register tRead morehe noise of traffic within the cottage and had no problems reversing out onto it. We had a lovely holiday. Thank you David and Carry. Hide

Reviewed by Alison, 31st March 2023

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Lovely little cottage, great hosts

Reviewed by Elizabeth, 10th March 2023

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What a great find this accommodation is. Great location for exploring the area and a beautiful enclosed garden. The owners David and Carry could not have been more welcoming, including making sandwiches for us and leaving wine in the fridge prior to our arrival on a wet Friday evening. Their lovely dog was so friendly and tolerant of our scampery nRead moreuisance of a dog! The cottage is really well equipped with the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. Cant wait to return. Hide

Reviewed by Liz, 11th February 2023

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Reviewed by David, 22nd December 2022

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Reviewed by Gillian, 7th October 2022

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Although on a very busy main road the cottage was lovely. Very well equipped, extremely comfortable, especially the bed, and the back garden was beautiful. Very secure for our bouncy Boxer. He was very happy too as the owners, who are on site, had a dog too who ours loved playing with. The owners were lovely too, very welcoming and helpful if you nRead moreeeded to know anything. Hide

Reviewed by Adrian, 23rd September 2022

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The cottage is very clean and tidy and finished to a very high specification. 15 minute drive to a dog friendly beach at Seaford. 10 minute drive to a selection of supermarkets. Beautiful large garden and wonderful countryside views. Very easy access to all the local attractions. Plan ahead for parking in Brighton as it can be expensive. The best vRead morealue for money and still near all the attractions were the Churchill square green and orange car parks. Hide

Reviewed by Michael, 9th September 2022

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Pump Cottage was perfect in so many ways. A beautiful location surrounded by the hills of the South Downs and only 15 minutes drive to the coast. The owners were such kind and welcoming hosts and made us feel very much at home. The little cottage, located in a delightful large garden, was cosy, beautifully furnished and very well equipped to a highRead more standard. We enjoyed our stay and had great pleasure in exploring The South Downs which has so much to offer. Most strongly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Shelly, 2nd September 2022

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Beautiful cottage in lovely grounds. Being members of National Trust we wanted to experience the South East attractions. The accommodation was sited within 30 minutes of all the Trusts that are within Kent & Sussex.

Reviewed by Clive, 5th August 2022

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Cottage is very well and imaginatively designed, very comfortable and the surroundings are beautiful. It is on a busy main road but noise was not particularly noticeable inside the cottage or in the garden. David and Carrie are welcoming and generous hosts. We hope to return.

Reviewed by Christiane, 29th July 2022

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Cosy, big garden, a little bit noisy because of the road. Very friendly host, nice dog.

Reviewed by Andrea, 22nd July 2022

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We would thoroughly recommend staying here. We were made to feel very welcome. The cottage is extremely comfortable and well-equipped. It is so cleverly designed that it feels spacious and larger than it actually is. The setting is beautiful and we enjoyed exploring the area for the first time. Thank you, it was a lovely holiday.

Reviewed by Diane, 15th July 2022

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The cottage was great and the location was well placed. The only downfall was that it is situated on a very busy road that made exiting the property quite difficult. The owners were very friendly and made us very welcome.

Reviewed by Heather, 1st July 2022

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We loved the cottage. It is small, but the facilities and beautiful garden more than makes up for that. David and Carrie are the loveliest hosts, they couldnt have been more welcoming or helpful and Boots, their gorgeous dog, was so patient with our old greyhound. Its a great base for visiting numerous locations, you do need a car, but nowhere is tRead moreoo far away. There are loads of dog friendly pubs and restaurants around and some amazing places to walk. We were so sad to leave. Recommended! Hide

Reviewed by John, 24th June 2022

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Location of the accommodation is ideal for the South Downs including Eastbourne, Beachy Head, Brighton, Lewis and surrounding areas including historic sites in the area. Excellent road links including the national road network. The property is surrounded by beautiful countryside. Some very nice friendly pubs are within a short car drive for those hRead moreungry travellers. The accommodation is very well presented and of a high standard of cleanliness and very well equipped. Hide

Reviewed by Neil, 17th June 2022

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The property is small but more than adequate for a couple and one dog. We liked the small front porch which was great for leaving walking boots and dog equipment. This would be especially useful in wet weather (although fortunately we had glorious weather) It is in a good location for touring the South Downs, The property is however on a very busy Read moremain road. Also no shops e.g for groceries within walking distance. Hide

Reviewed by Shaune, 3rd June 2022

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Lovely cottage very homely clean and every thing you could wish for stunning views lovely garden to relax in and watch the sunset

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