The cottage is split level with a delightful living room that picks out the period of the building with exposed brickwork, a vaulted ceiling and a traditional woodburning stove. There is a beautiful stone floor and three stone steps that lead up to the kitchen and then on to the bedrooms. The main cottage has been skilfully converted , combining some traditional touches with a bright and modern feel.
It has two bedrooms, both are fitted with double beds so note that the cottage is designed for couples. There is a single bathroom across the hallway which has a bath with a shower above. The kitchen very cleverly combines with the hall with its front and back doors so this is a central area offering excellent space.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Pevensey Bay 8 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||800 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: London Gatwick Airport 64 km, Nearest railway: Mainline rail service - Lewes 6 miles for services 24 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
For winter times or quiet evenings in there is a traditional games table in the living room for dominoes, chess, backgammon and cards, a nice touch and what a great way to relax.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside there is good space for eating outdoors with an outlook onto this small working farm
Sussex is in the south east of England stretching along the English Channel from Rye in the east to Chichester Harbour and Emsworth in the west with many fine blue flag beaches in between.
The chalk downland of the South Downs National Park cover a large part of Sussex from where they meet the sea at Beachy Head in East Sussex through to the Hampshire border near South Harting in the west.
Chichester is the cathedral city of Sussex and Brighton and Hove on the Sussex coast is considered to be one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe. Arundel and Lewes are two historic towns within the county both have imposing castles and are popular towns to visit.
The climate enjoyed in Sussex is above the average for Great Britain, which makes it ideal for visiting throughout the year.
Situated four miles north of Hailsham and six from Lewes the cottage is ideally placed for visiting much in East Sussex.
Lewes is the county town of East Sussex. Its castle overlooks the town and is open to visitors, as is the Barbican Museum opposite. In such an historic town there is much to see. Lewes is famous for its bonfire celebrations and each year these are attended by thousands of visitors. Visiting on the first Saturday of the month is recommended when a thriving Farmers' Market takes place with lots of delicious fare on offer.
Glyndebourne the world famous and world class opera house is three miles east from Lewes and less than five miles from Honeysuckle Cottage. Glyndebourne restarted and reinvigorated country house opera in England and today it offers unique presentations in the Sussex countryside attracting world leading performers. We provide a link to Glyndebourne from under our ‘What’s On’ heading should you want more information.
The Pevensey Levels just south east of Hailsham are a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Fertile wetland meadows stretch south eastwards to the sea at Pevensey Bay. The Levels will offer many relaxing hours exploring footpaths and bridleways with every opportunity to enjoy the bird and wildlife in this lovely area.
The Levels are bordered by the South Downs that meet the sea at Eastbourne. The chalk cliffs at Beachy Head mark the start of the South Downs Way, a national trail running through the heart of the new South Downs National Park on its route to Winchester 100 miles to the west. Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters Country Park next door are spectacular areas of coastline and are within a thirty minute drive of Golden Cross.
The chalk cliffs at Beachy Head offer wonderful views across Eastbourne. It is an idyllic seaside resort offering three miles of promenade that seamlessly merge with the Downs, a historic Victorian pier and a relaxing ambience that encourages the visitor to want to return. The seafront is guaranteed to enrich any visit.
Also nearby is the Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum at Halland, Herstmonceux Castle and Herstmonceux Science and Observatory Centre just to the east of Hailsham. All three feature within our Places to Visit section on the website.