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Charming 17th century cottage overlooking the village green
Views from the property towards the green at East Dean
Drawing room with exposed beams
Sun room overlooking the garden
Everything to hand in the kitchen
Make the family's favourite meals
Double aspect king size bedroom
Twin bedroom with muted tones
Single bedroom
The green bedroom
Spacious shower room with large walk in shower
Enjoy exploring the terraced garden
Relax in the gardens
Period details throughout
Steps from the sunroom to the garden
Through the French window
1 / 19  Charming 17th century cottage overlooking the village green
2 / 19  Views from the property towards the green at East Dean
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5 / 19  Drawing room with exposed beams
6 / 19  Sun room overlooking the garden
7 / 19  Everything to hand in the kitchen
8 / 19  Make the family's favourite meals
9 / 19  Double aspect king size bedroom
10 / 19  Twin bedroom with muted tones
11 / 19  Single bedroom
12 / 19  The green bedroom
13 / 19  Spacious shower room with large walk in shower
14 / 19  Enjoy exploring the terraced garden
15 / 19  Relax in the gardens
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17 / 19  Period details throughout
18 / 19  Steps from the sunroom to the garden
19 / 19  Through the French window

Glebe Cottage

Eastbourne, Sussex
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 5
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

  • 1600s traditional cottage located in the sleepy East Sussex village of East Dean
  • Delightful split-level enclosed garden with pretty terracing and flower beds
  • Situated within the South Downs National Park, just a mile from the beach at the Birling Gap
  • PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR FLEXIBLE CHANGE OVER DATES
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.

Stay in this charming 17th-century cottage located in the ancient village of East Dean, East Sussex. Overlooking the picture-postcard village green, this idyllic location is within the South Downs National Park with direct access to the Downs just two minutes along the lane. The beach at Birling Gap (one of the Seven Sisters cliffs) is just one mile away via road or a walk across the hills. Ideal for a family group or for friends, the property sleeps six across four bedrooms with two bathrooms and has more than enough space for everyone to relax after exploring the surrounding countryside and the many places of interest nearby. The garden is enclosed. 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 get a coffee and sumptuous cakes. A restaurant and the 15th Century village pub are nearby. A shop with post office for cash withdrawals is a 10 minute walk. Eastbourne and Seaford are 3 miles East and West respectively with general amenities and children’s attractions, and the historic County town of Lewes is 20 minutes North.

Visitors (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. Cuckmere Haven is within the National Trust’s Cuckmere Valley and here you can explore the diverse wildlife of the area. Or just up the hill is Friston Pond which features in the Domesday Book, then cross the road and explore Friston Forest. For those wanting less walking, these locations are accessible via road and there is lots to do in the wider area. 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 Sussex coastline has a long history of smuggling and the house behind the village pub was built by a famous smuggler of the 1800s, James Dippery. More on smuggling history and local sleuths (!) in the visitor handbook.

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 family/dining space, featuring large ship’s timber beams distinctive of period cottages of this era. Here, you can, 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 kitchen is well-equipped for those wanting to cook. The large, multi-level garden is fully enclosed and is made up of several terraces and 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 or do some bird-spotting: look out for the heron and the European Woodpecker. This beautiful period cottage overlooking the village green is a real picture-postcard scene (featured on actual postcards!) and a great place to relax or as a jumping off point for the area.

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

  • 4 bedrooms: 1 king-size, 1 twin, and 2 singles
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • Shower room with shower and WC
  • TV
  • Kitchen - oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • 6 dogs welcome (Bring 6 dogs, only pay for 4 - please contact our bookings team to arrange this)
  • Roadside parking and free car park available locally
  • Pub and shop within short walking distance, beach 1 mile
  • Enclosed terraced garden (steps are steep so young children need to be supervised at all times)
  • PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR FLEXIBLE CHANGE OVER DATES

Jackie Hammond

This property is personally managed by Jackie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Russell 27th October 2021

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We loved this spacious, warm, comfortable cottage in its idyllic position on the village green. It is furnished to a very good standard with attractive features and decor, and has all the equipment you could need for an extended family gathering, including nice crockery and cutlery. The bedrooms are delightful, with comfy beds and lovely bed linen Read moreand towels. The garden is great for childrens exploration. The cottage was exceptionally clean throughout which, given Covid, was a great relief. Hide

Reviewed by Keith 25th September 2021

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Reviewed by Shaun 18th September 2021

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We had a lovely stay in a comfy, well equipped cottage, in a super location and surroundings. Great for dog walks. The agency and owner is on hand should you need anything.

Reviewed by Seren 4th September 2021

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Reviewed by Martin 28th August 2021

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The cottage was lovely and relaxing. Great position and would love to return.

Reviewed by Paul 21st August 2021

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A beautiful home. I went with my family of 6. Very spacious house so teenagers could have their own space but equally could all come together. Very clean and well equipped. Lovely terraced garden ( might be tricky with toddlers). Wonderful location with Deli next door and Thai restaurant and pub so close. Wonderful South Downs walking. The coast isRead more stunning. Very good Butchers in the village. A perfect base. Many thanks. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 24th July 2021

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Reviewed by Richard 17th July 2021

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This is a lovely spacious house and accommodates six people comfortably. Local amenities are great: pub, deli, Wednesday Market, children's playground. Good beaches in Eastbourne, walks in Friston Forest and at Cuckmere Haven are all in very easy reach.

Reviewed by Aidan 10th July 2021

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Reviewed by Marjorie 3rd July 2021

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Lovely cottage in a fantastic location, great base for the South Downs. 20-30 minute walk across beautiful country to Birling Gap and plenty of other walks possible from the door. Well equipped house, spacious and comfortable, lovely garden.

Reviewed by Emma 12th June 2021

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The house is in a great location It is a lovely place to stay Just needs a little TLC in a few areas.

Reviewed by Martin 5th June 2021

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Lovely old cottage in a great location on the village green well placed for walking and touring and the Tigers pub. Spacious and comfortable. Garden is very pretty. Dog friendly. We enjoyed our week very much and would love to come again.

Reviewed by Kathryn 29th May 2021

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A lovely sized, clean, character property in the heart of a busy village. Lots of space for the whole family (3 generations altogether). Garden is enclosed for small dogs but young children would need careful supervision as it has weak, low fences on the terraces and big drops. No guest book or leaflets in the property (probably a Covid thing) so dRead moreo your research before visiting. Parking can be difficult as the village is well visited. Lots of walks right from the doorstep. Only 1 set of keys. Hide

Reviewed by david 22nd May 2021

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Reviewed by Valerie 17th October 2020

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The cottage is in a lovely location with beautiful walks, good food at the pub and Thai.

Reviewed by Adam 3rd October 2020

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The house is massive and there was loads of room for 6 adults and 2 dogs. good location with a nice Deli and pub nearby. great walks for the dogs nearby

Reviewed by Jo 26th September 2020

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Reviewed by Vivienne 14th September 2020

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The cottage is cosy and comfortable, with very spacious living areas. The village so quiet and rural, food at the Hiker's Rest was good. The surrounding countryside is wonderful with many places to walk or visit by car - it's a great base for the area.

Reviewed by Julie 29th August 2020

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Very spacious and comfortable cottage in a perfect location in picture postcard village, within 2 minutes of a great pub, Thai restaurant, deli and coffee shop/caf. Minutes from the Downs and an easy walk to Birling Gap. We would recommend and also not hesitate to stay again. We were 2 couples, 2 18 year old boys and 4 dogs. All thoroughly enjoyed Read moreour stay. It is worth noting that the garden is terraced and best for the sure footed! Hide

Reviewed by Lara 22nd August 2020

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Beautiful location opposite a good pub and beside a deli that can provide groceries and treats. A characterful property with plenty of living space.

Reviewed by David 15th August 2020

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Reviewed by Janet 8th August 2020

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We loved the location of this cottage. Lots to do nearby. The spaciousness was wonderful for our group of six, aged 3 to 65 years.

Reviewed by Geesje 1st August 2020

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Reviewed by Anna 18th July 2020

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Lovely cottage, idyllic spot, loads of room inside for us all six of us to spread out when we wanted space, but equally easy for us all to be together and be social. It will be made even better when people are allowed back inside the pub!

Reviewed by Carol 6th March 2020

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Beautiful location with great walks from the door. The house was spacious, welcoming and comfortable. Our party consisted of four adults a baby and three dogs, we all agree that we had everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Judith 25th January 2020

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Reviewed by Adele 29th December 2019

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Lovely cottage ideal for our needs as a group of 6 friends getting together for New Year. Plenty of space to sit around and relax. Kitchen well equipped to cook for 6. Fabulous location in a beautiful ancient village. Access to wonderful walking trails right from the door. Local pub and Thai restaurant both good.

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Charming 17th century cottage overlooking the village green
Views from the property towards the green at East Dean
Drawing room with exposed beams
Sun room overlooking the garden
Everything to hand in the kitchen
Make the family's favourite meals
Double aspect king size bedroom
Twin bedroom with muted tones
Single bedroom
Show 7 moreThe green bedroom

Location

Map
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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