Charming 17th century cottage overlooking the village green
Views from the property towards the green at East Dean
Drawing room with exjposed beams
Sun room overlooking the garden
Dining area with seating for all
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
Steps from the sunroom to the garden
Relax in the gardens
Through the French winndow
Peroid details throughout
1 / 17  Charming 17th century cottage overlooking the village green
2 / 17  Views from the property towards the green at East Dean
3 / 17  Drawing room with exjposed beams
4 / 17  Sun room overlooking the garden
5 / 17  Dining area with seating for all
6 / 17  Everything to hand in the kitchen
7 / 17  Make the family's favourite meals
8 / 17  Double aspect king size bedroom
9 / 17  Twin bedroom with muted tones
10 / 17  Single bedroom
11 / 17  The green bedroom
12 / 17  Spacious shower room with large walk in shower
13 / 17  Enjoy exploring the terraced garden
14 / 17  Steps from the sunroom to the garden
15 / 17  Relax in the gardens
16 / 17  Through the French winndow
17 / 17  Peroid details throughout

Glebe Cottage

Eastbourne, Sussex
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
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 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.

  • 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
  • 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)

This property is personally managed by Julie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Carol 6th March 2020

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 Adele 29th December 2019

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.

Reviewed by David 2nd November 2019

Great location and fundamentals of property were good.

Reviewed by Linda 1st June 2019

Glebe Cottage is excellently situated, right on the village green opposite a fine old pub. We appreciated the garden - so pretty with cottage garden plants and various seating areas. Having two separate sitting rooms really helped out family arrangements - some watching TV in one and some playing cards and reading in the ' quiet room'. As for the aRead morerea! If you like the South Downs they really are on the doorstep. There is nothing not to like. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 20th April 2019

We had a great holiday with family and friends in a super location ! I would recommend that occupiers are advised to use the Garden Room steps for safe access to the garden ! Or a proper handrail is provided to the rear steps ! As for below, my friends are mad and think flying abroad is still acceptable !

Reviewed by Gonzalo 30th March 2019

Perfect cottage on an idyllic, quiet village scenery. We will definitely be back for regular escapes. Perfect for large families and pets. Very close to seven sisters and lovely area for relaxed walks and local car trips. Lovely bistro shop next door and pub across the road. Strongly recommended.

Reviewed by Tim 25th August 2018

I would recommend the place and the cottage but some needs to be spent on various issues to get it up to standard for letting purposes.

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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 exjposed beams
Sun room overlooking the garden
Dining area with seating for all
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
Show 5 moreSpacious shower room with large walk in shower


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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