Delightful character cottage situated in the historic village of East Dean within the rolling countryside of the stunning South Downs National Park, just one mile from the iconic Seven Sisters Cliffs and the Seven Sisters Country Park is just two miles away.
Stay in this charming 17th-century cottage located in an ancient village snuggled within the South Downs in East Sussex. Situated on the village green with access to the Downs just two minutes along the lane. Ideal for a family group, the property sleeps six across four bedrooms and has more than enough space for everyone to relax after exploring the surrounding countryside and the many places of interest nearby. Dogs are very welcome and you can bring six dogs to share in the fun.
The cottage is a few steps away from a lovely deli where you can also get a coffee, plus a restaurant and a local pub. A shop with post office for cash withdrawals is a 10 minute walk away. Eastbourne is 3 miles away and the National Trust’s Cuckmere Valley is just over the hill to the West. Families (and dogs) with a love of the outdoors will adore the 3.5-mile walk across the South Downs towards Beachy Head, an iconic South Coast landmark, via Birling Gap. Enjoy the glorious view from this, the second highest point on the south coast. Alternatively, a 4.5-mile walk south-west will take you towards the beach at Cuckmere Haven, sitting at the mouth of the River Cuckmere under the cliffs of the famous Seven Sisters. For those wanting less walking, these locations are accessible via road. The village itself dates back 1,000 years to Saxon times: the local church has a Saxon tower with later Norman features added after the 1066 conquest. The coastline produced a long history of smuggling and one house in the village still carries the name of a famous smuggler of the 1800s, James Dippery.
The cottage is traditional throughout, decorated with classic British themes in floral and pastel shades. In the calming lounge, enjoy the sunlight overlooking part of the private garden: an ideal space to sit and read or have a snooze. Or settle in the dining space featuring large ship’s timber beams distinctive of period cottages of this era, room to relax or watch TV. Leading to the lovely garden is a sunroom accessed via cottage-style stairs on the first floor or from the garden itself.
The large, multi-level garden is fully enclosed and is made up of several terraces and is surrounded by foliage and flowers. The lower lawned area of the garden is easily accessed from the house and the different terraces (exciting for children to explore) are connected by quite steep stone steps.
Outside you’ll find a table and chairs for dining alfresco, plus a couple of benches on which to relax and take in the garden air. This beautiful period cottage overlooks the picturesque historic village green: a real picture-postcard scene (featured on actual postcards!).
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.