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Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 24km

Located in the beautiful English village of Burwash famous for being the home of author Rudyard Kipling. Cairndale is a spacious older style semi-detached 1930's built cottage (just off Burwash High Street) with many of its traditional and original features still intact and just 30 minutes' drive from the coast. Free private parking is available on site, and free Wi-Fi is accessible throughout a private garden with patio is available for use in the summer months.

Cairndale Cottage has 3 double bedrooms (1 of these can turned into a twin) and 1 single room, 2 of the double rooms have their own en suite bathroom, and there is an additional shared bathroom downstairs. The property's living room has a TV with free-view channels, and the kitchen comes equipped with an oven, microwave and large fridge / freezer.

The cottage is located less than a 5 minute walk along from local pubs, eateries and shops. For guests looking to enjoy rural tranquility, the property is ideally located for country trails and woodlands. The historic coastal town of Hastings is just a 30-minute drive and central London is 40 miles away.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bexhill 24 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Gatwick 59 km, Nearest railway: Etchingham 3.21 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 7
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details

Please note the cottage is not a "new build" and although modernized does have many of its traditional 1930's features intact, please do not book if your expectations are different to those advertised !!

I have the ability to turn one double bed into an optional twin

We are pretty laid back here but would appreciate no smoking and no loud music as the area is very quiet.

NO stag or hen parties I'm afraid

I do not allow smoking in any part of the property.

Weekends preferred but can flexible.

Arrival time is 5:00pm and departure time is 10:00am.

Bath towels and bedding are provided.

The cottage is fully cleaned at changeover.

The South East England region

East Sussex is part of the historic county of Sussex, which has its roots in the ancient kingdom of the South Saxons, who established themselves there in the 5th century AD, after the departure of the Romans. Archaeological remains are plentiful, especially in the upland areas. The area's position on the coast has also meant that there were many invaders, including the Romans and later the Normans. Earlier industries have included fishing, iron-making, and the wool trade, all of which have declined, or been lost completely.

Beachy Head is one of the most famed local attractions, along with the flats along Normans Bay. The county is well known for being one of the most green in the country.

Apart from the physical landmarks such as the Downs and the Weald, East Sussex has a great many landmarks of historical interest. There are castles at Bodiam, Herstmonceux, Lewes and Pevensey; and defence works such as the Martello towers and Eastbourne Redoubt, Battle Abbey, built to commemorate the Battle of Hastings; Bateman's, home of Rudyard Kipling, and the University of Sussex buildings at Falmer are among interesting buildings.

It also has a number of great parks suitable for tourists. The Seven Sisters Park is to become a National Park in the near future.

Burwash

Burwash is a rural village and civil parish in the Rother District of East Sussex, England. Situated fifteen miles (24 km) inland from the South Coast port of Hastings, it is located five miles (8 km) south-west of Hurst Green, on the A265 road, and on the River Dudwell, a tributary of the River Rother. In an area steeped in history, some nine miles (14 km) to the south-east lies Battle Abbey and eight miles (13 km) to the east is Bodiam Castle.

Its main claim to fame is that for half of his life Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) lived in the village at Bateman's. Kipling used the house's setting and the wider local area as the setting for many of his stories in Puck of Pook's Hill (1906) and the sequel Rewards and Fairies (1910), and there is a Kipling room at "The Bear" public house, one of two pubs located along Burwash High Street. Rudyard's son John Kipling, known as Jack, fell during World War I and is named on the village memorial at the end of Bell Alley Lane. He was named after Rudyard's father, the artist John Lockwood Kipling, C.I.E. (1837–1911), who provided illustrations for the classic story collection The Jungle Book. A complete collection of Kipling's works, including Just So Stories, Rewards and Fairies, The Man Who Would Be King and Kim, was published as the "Burwash Edition" (1941).

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Review 1-5 of 5

11 Mar 2014

5/5

"Best weekend in a truly beautiful cottage. Couldn't recommend this enough!"

From the second I put down a deposit to the minute we left the cottage, dealing with Simon was an absolute delight. The cottage was beautifully presented when we arrived, and was the perfect destinati… More

Thank you for the fantastic review Madeline, it's always a pleasure to deal with such nice and appreciative guests, I hope you had a fantastic time in Burwash, many thanks Simon :-)

27 Nov 2013

5/5

"Cracking Cottage"

I only stayed here one night, but would definitely recommend.The layout of the property was perfect for our needs - A "master" double en-suite upstairs with a single room next door was perfe… More

Thank you for your positive feedback you are welcome to come back at any time.

27 Nov 2013

4/5

"Nice cottage for a group"

Stayed one night with family to visit a local restaurant. Simon looked after us well and accommodated our changing arrival time. The beds were comfortable and the common areas well kept. The kitchen i… More

Thank you for your positive feedback you are welcome to come back at any time.

8 Jul 2013

5/5

"Lovely peaceful pretty well equiped and furnished cottage."

This little cottage is just lovely, beautifully furnished very tasteful, clean and pretty, with everything you need for a few days or week in the sussex country side. We only stayed for a weekend so didn't go far, just sat in the pretty garden all day, and then to the brilliant local pub for a great dinner and drink. Lovely hosts at the pub. Would highly recommend Thimble Cottage and hope to return one day with my husband in tow this time! Weekend break 3 x 50 yr old women!!

Many thanks for your lovely positive review about Thimble Cottage, yes Burwash is a fantastic village to visit ! You are welcome back any time :-)

25 Jun 2013

4/5

"Spacious cottage in an unspoint village."

It was a last minute booking and we were grateful that the owner allowed us to stay at short notice for a long weekend. The bed linen was spotless and care had been taken in making the bedrooms very attractive. The beds were comfortable. My only criticism would be that it could have been given a more thorough clean downstairs before we arrived, but perhaps it was due to our late booking that this hadn't been attended to. It didn't detract from our enjoyment.

Review 1-5 of 5

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