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Pretty secluded garden for dining al fresco in this seaside cottage
Comfortable sofas in the spacious lounge
Snug in front of the fire after a bracing beach walk
Relax in the stylish lounge
Enjoy catching up with your favourite TV programmes
Curl up in front of the wood burner on chilly evenings
A well-equipped kitchen for preparing family meals
Looking towards the adjacent utility room
Stylish touches throughout the property
Enjoy meals together
Calming colours throughout
Enjoy a good read in the snug room
The snug offers access to the garden
Comfy king-size bedroom
A great place to unwind
Thoughtful details throughout
A king-size zip-and-link which can be made up as a twin on request
The single bedroom has sea views
Family bathroom with shower over bath and WC
Relax in the pretty cottage garden
A quiet spot to enjoy  a good book
Time for tea or a BBQ
Views to the front of the property
White cliffs and wide beaches to explore
Long walks along the beach
1 / 25  Pretty secluded garden for dining al fresco in this seaside cottage
2 / 25  Comfortable sofas in the spacious lounge
3 / 25  Snug in front of the fire after a bracing beach walk
4 / 25  Relax in the stylish lounge
5 / 25  Enjoy catching up with your favourite TV programmes
6 / 25  Curl up in front of the wood burner on chilly evenings
7 / 25  A well-equipped kitchen for preparing family meals
8 / 25  Looking towards the adjacent utility room
9 / 25  Stylish touches throughout the property
10 / 25  Enjoy meals together
11 / 25  Calming colours throughout
12 / 25  Enjoy a good read in the snug room
13 / 25  The snug offers access to the garden
14 / 25  Comfy king-size bedroom
15 / 25  A great place to unwind
16 / 25  Thoughtful details throughout
17 / 25  A king-size zip-and-link which can be made up as a twin on request
18 / 25  The single bedroom has sea views
19 / 25  Family bathroom with shower over bath and WC
20 / 25  Relax in the pretty cottage garden
21 / 25  A quiet spot to enjoy a good book
22 / 25  Time for tea or a BBQ
23 / 25  Views to the front of the property
24 / 25  White cliffs and wide beaches to explore
25 / 25  Long walks along the beach

Starlings

Brighton (5mls SE), Sussex
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
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

  • Stylish and spacious holiday cottage located a short walk from the Saltdean lido and nearby beach
  • Plenty of walks on the doorstep through the beautiful South Downs National Park
  • Secluded garden for al fresco eating and quiet relaxation
Property code: 64950

Set in the heart of the seaside village of Saltdean, this stylishly designed holiday home provides a fantastic seaside getaway for couples and families, and is perfect for keen walkers and cyclists wanting to explore the South Downs National Park

This dog-friendly three-bedroom property with an enclosed garden is just under half a mile from the white cliffs and shingle beach of Saltdean and the Saltdean Lido, the only Grade II* listed lido in the UK. With Brighton just 5 miles away and a range of shops, pubs and restaurants within half a mile, this is a convenient base for a family group wanting to enjoy a seaside break in this lovely corner of England.

 

Leave your jackets and shoes in the hallway and make your way to the lounge, an ideal space to relax after a busy day swimming, shopping or exploring the area. Curl up by the wood burner in the evening as you plan the next day, cook up a meal in the well-equipped kitchen and eat in the dining room overlooking the garden. The snug with patio doors is a lovely place to have some quiet time, perhaps in the morning with a coffee made using the Nespresso machine. The first floor is accessed via cottage-style stairs from the hallway where the three bedrooms, separate WC and bathroom can be found. The fully enclosed garden has patio furniture and a charcoal BBQ that’s perfect for warm evenings and al fresco dining, and private parking is available for two vehicles.

 

If you can tear yourself away from the lido and shingle beach just half a mile away, you might want to visit the historic county town of Lewes (6 miles) or the vibrant Brighton Pier (5 miles), both of which are easily reached by bus. Brighton is packed with fantastic attractions and activities including the Sea Life Centre, the Royal Pavilion, the i360 viewing tower, the chic North Laine area - packed with quirky shops and on-trend eateries - and the grand Regency architecture of the Royal Pavilion and Museums. You’re also just 2 miles from the walking and cycling trails of the South Downs National Park with its rolling hills, ancient woodlands and pretty villages.

 

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

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size zip-and-link (two x 2'6" beds, which can be made up as a twin on request), 1 king-size and 1 single
  • 1 bathroom and 1 separate WC 
  • Electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, and microwave 
  • Wood burner (logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach, shops, pub and restaurant within walking distance
  • Smart TV in lounge

This property is personally managed by Julie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jill 6th March 2020

Starlings was absolutely fantastic! Excellent accommodation with spacious rooms situated on a quiet road within walking distance of the beach and a short drive from Brighton and Rottingdean. The house has been furnished beautifully with top quality furniture and fittings, the towels and bed linen all top quality too. The welcome goodie pack was amaRead morezing and much appreciated for a celebratory family weekend. I cant recommend this property enough and would love to return again soon. Hide

Reviewed by Ros 16th February 2020

We absolutely loved this beautiful cottage. Wonderful welcome pack, lovely log fire and they were flexible about check out. The south downs are stunning and we had a fantastic break despite very bad weather!

Reviewed by Terence 20th December 2019

This property was TOP of the range. We have rented a few properties over the last 5 years for family to meet up at certain times of the year, as we all live in different countries. The owner went the extra mile to make the property a pleasure to be in, you felt welcome and comfortable. A big thank you from all of us.

Reviewed by Jessica 29th November 2019

An absolute gem! From the minute you step through the front door your holiday begins, the owner has thought of everything! You are welcomed by the most generous hamper of goodies for the adults and the kids! The beds are incredibly comfortable and everything is of a fantastic quality. We cannot wait to return!

Reviewed by Robert 25th October 2019

Welcome pack especially nice and thoughtful extras provided. Soft towels and comfy beds. Lovely hosts. All in all a delightful stay.

Reviewed by Judith 21st October 2019

Lovely property, spotlessly clean and stylishly furnished. Most comfortable bed Ive ever had in a holiday cottage, lovely fluffy towels, 100% cotton bedding. Generous basket of goodies left for us, and goodies for the dog! Very well equipped, owners have thought of everything. Location good for walking, path from end of the road up onto paths eitheRead morer to coast or inland to South Downs. Easy access by road to Brighton/Beachy Head etc. Sadly we only had a short break, would definitely come back. Hide

Reviewed by Marc 4th October 2019

We really enjoyed our stay at Starlings, it was real home from home with lots of lovely welcoming touches including the welcome hamper and fruit. It was nice to go on walks straight from Starlings and not have to rely on the car.

Reviewed by Monica 27th September 2019

Starlings is a wonderful cottage. Met the owners who were friendly and helpful. The complimentary hamper and flowers were a lovely surprise. So thoughtful. Would love to visit in the Summer months. Thankyou for a lovely stay.

Reviewed by William 6th September 2019

The generous welcome package was a great introduction to the property and the area. The house was very comfortable and easily accommodated 4 of us and our lively dog. We have had a really enjoyable week in Sussex, an area we didn't know at all

Reviewed by Lloyd 31st August 2019

We had a fantastic family holiday. A lovely well-presented, comfortable house, only a 10min walk from Saltdean beach. With Brighton just a 20min bus ride away, it was a pleasure not to have to drive at all during our stay! This allowed us to make good use of the generous welcome pack provided. We do hope to make a return visit, perhaps for an autumRead moren/winter break next time. Hide

Reviewed by Diane 23rd August 2019

Starlings is a really spacious cottage, beautifully decorated with every comfort needed.The barbecue equipment was a definite bonus and the enclosed garden ideal as we holidayed with our dog. Location worked for us (although on a hill), close enough to Brighton to have a couple of visits but we also enjoyed Saltdean: dog-friendly beach, open air ciRead morenema at the lido, drinks and meals at a couple of the local pubs along with take outs. Extremely helpful owners. Would definitely recommend Starlings. Hide

Reviewed by Cornelia 2nd August 2019

The house is very well situated: a short walk from the beach and shops, also you can step right into the countryside to have nice hiking tours (tours and maps are provided). The welcome is very friendly, the house is very well equipped with everything you need. Jane and Alan helped with every question coming up and gave good ideas for excursions.

Reviewed by M 8th July 2019

A very comfortable stay in a well designed and thoughtfully laid out house.As expats we were able to welcome our british family with ease ,all ages were provide for with kindness and care ,including the dog.The sea is nearby ,and the house itself is calm and quiet.

Reviewed by David 23rd June 2019

I particularly liked the quality of the towels, pure white and thick...mmm

Reviewed by Carole 15th June 2019

A very comfortable, clean, well equipped property

Reviewed by Kimberley 3rd May 2019

Beautiful property. Very well equipped with lots of little extras including welcome basket full of goodies. We all had a wonderful holiday- especially our dog Hamish.

Reviewed by Esmaeil 19th April 2019

Everything about Starlings exceeded our expectations. The property was prepared for us in immaculate condition, and came equipped with everything needed to make our stay as comfortable as possible. It's situated in an ideal spot within walking distance from the beach, local shops and restaurants, and is less than a 10 minute drive from Brighton pieRead morer. I would certainly recommend this property for those looking to enjoy a relaxing time in the South. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 12th April 2019

Starlings is a wonderful place to stay and all needs catered for. Great place for children and dogs. The welcome hamper was a treat and the owners were very attentive. Delightful holiday location too !!!

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Pretty secluded garden for dining al fresco in this seaside cottage
Comfortable sofas in the spacious lounge
Snug in front of the fire after a bracing beach walk
Relax in the stylish lounge
Enjoy catching up with your favourite TV programmes
Curl up in front of the wood burner on chilly evenings
A well-equipped kitchen for preparing family meals
Looking towards the adjacent utility room
Stylish touches throughout the property
Enjoy meals together
Calming colours throughout
Show 13 moreEnjoy a good read in the snug room

Location

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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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