View towards the property
Drawing room, perfect space to spend time with the family
Lounge with characterful exposed beams
The property dates back to the 1600's
Make the family's favourite meals
King-size bedroom
Twin bedroom with muted tones
Single bedroom with a colour pop
Shower room
Single bedroom
Catch up with a good book
Relax in the gardens
Located on the Green of East Dean
1 / 14  View towards the property
2 / 14  Drawing room, perfect space to spend time with the family
3 / 14  Lounge with characterful exposed beams
4 / 14  The property dates back to the 1600's
5 / 14  Kitchen
6 / 14  Make the family's favourite meals
7 / 14  King-size bedroom
8 / 14  Twin bedroom with muted tones
9 / 14  Single bedroom with a colour pop
10 / 14  Shower room
11 / 14  Single bedroom
12 / 14  Catch up with a good book
13 / 14  Relax in the gardens
14 / 14  Located on the Green of East Dean

Glebe Cottage

Eastbourne, Sussex
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Traditional cottage sleeping six guests
  • Period property built in the 1600s with some attractive period features
  • Delightful split-level garden with a number of pretty terraced areas
  • Located in the East Sussex village of East Dean, infamous for its associations with smugglers
  • Historic pub and village shop within walking distance
  • Situated within the South Downs National Park, just a mile from the beach at the Birling Gap
Property code: EHC30

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.

This property enjoys a fantastic location in the South Downs village of East Dean, a once infamous village known for its association with smugglers. The cottage itself used to have a network of underground tunnels which linked it to the seashore at the Birling Gap, as well as to the historic village pub which is just across the village green. For those who enjoy walking, an hour long walk through the downs brings visitors onto the shingle seashore where they can spend an afternoon rockpooling or searching for fossils, under the watchful eye of the magnificent chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters. Other places of interest within easy reach of the property include the towns of Eastbourne and Lewes, Herstmonceux Castle, Beachy Head, and Drusillas Zoo Park.

This charming period property is a fantastic example of a 17th century cottage which has been thoughtfully updated to create a comfortable holiday cottage, whilst still retaining much of the original charm. On the ground floor, the property benefits from two attractive reception rooms, the first of which is a cosy lounge/drawing room which has a beamed ceiling, feature fireplace, and enjoys views over the village green. This is a quiet, restful room which affords guests the perfect spot for reading, or perhaps enjoying a game of cards. The second reception room, which has two large ships timbers as beams, is a spacious lounge/diner which offers a more sociable space with comfortable seating, a large dining table, and a TV for guests to enjoy. This room also enjoys those attractive views over the traditional village green. Moving through to the kitchen, guests will find everything they need to prepare and enjoy their favourite dishes including a breakfast table, oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and larder. Stairs leads to the first-floor accommodation where there are four bedrooms. The first of these is the master bedroom, a dual-aspect room which offers a king-size bed, a vanity sink, and views over both the garden and the village green. The second bedroom is a pretty twin room which has a wardrobe, whilst the two remaining bedrooms are both single rooms. Also upstairs, there is a shower room with double shower and WC, plus a bathroom with shower over bath and WC. Several steps lead from the first floor to a pleasant garden room which has comfortable cane furniture from which guests can enjoy views over the garden. A set of double doors from this room opens out onto a set of external steps which lead down to the garden.

The property benefits from delightfully spacious gardens which are fully enclosed and are spread out over several pretty, terraced areas, linked by stone steps which are waiting to be explored. The owners have provided a table and chairs here so that guests can enjoy the simple pleasure of al fresco dining in the tranquil surroundings. There is some unrestricted roadside parking close to the property, and a free car park next to the village pub, a two-minute walk away. Please note that guests are asked kindly to refrain from using the residents parking spaces.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 4 bedrooms: 1 king-size, 1 twin, and 2 singles
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • Shower room with shower and WC
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Kitchen - oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Roadside parking and free car park available locally
  • Pub and shop within walking distance, beach 1 mile
  • Arrival time 4pm

This property is personally managed by Julie.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Ella van Melis 9th January 2017

We stayed at Glebe cottage during new year. Nice cottage situated on the lovery East Dean Green. Bedrooms and bathroom are very nice. The drawing room is full of caracter, but the kitchen and sitting room need an update.

Reviewed by Lee-Ann Elliott 17th November 2016

You may recall I booked Glebe Cottage for a family break during October half-term. We had a wonderful time and adored the cottage - so much so that my mum has made an online booking for Easter next year (week commencing 8 April).

View towards the property
Drawing room, perfect space to spend time with the family
Lounge with characterful exposed beams
The property dates back to the 1600's
Make the family's favourite meals
King-size bedroom
Twin bedroom with muted tones
Single bedroom with a colour pop
Shower room
Single bedroom
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Eastbourne is a bustling seaside resort on the south coast of England. It has been a popular British holiday destination since Victorian times. The town’s attractive pier and promenade is still a major draw for visitors in search of a traditional seaside experience – you can enjoy a long, level stroll along the sea front whilst enjoying an ice cream or some fish and chips. The pebble beach is a good place to park a deckchair and take in the sun, or paddle in the sea. Great for family breaks and as a romantic getaway, the town has much to offer all visitors. The South Downs Way starts in town and extends 100 miles eastwards to Winchester – one of the first stops on the National Trail are the imposing chalk cliffs of the iconic Beachy Head, a few miles to the east of town. Eastbourne is a big hit with train enthusiasts as it’s home to the Spa Valley Railway and the Miniature Steam Railway. Historians may like Redoubt Fort and The Observatory Science Museum (in nearby Herstmonceux). For all-weather attractions for children why not investigate Fort Fun or the indoor Motcombe Swimming Pool? Further afield, and within a one-hour drive to the west is Brighton, with its own pier, wonderful array of shops and eateries. To the west is Bexhill-on-Sea with its impressive art gallery, the De La Warr Pavillion, and long seafront. Just beyond is the old fishing town of Hastings with its new award-winning designer pier, ancient castle and fishing shanty town.

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