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Bungalow | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

DOWNLAND COTTAGE is a modern two bedroom detached bungalow situated in a cul-de-sac of 3 properties. Nestling in the hills of East Dean it offers easy access to some lovely rural downland paths and also is within walking distance of village shops, a restaurant and local pub serving great food. There is a farmers market on Wednesday. East Dean is located approximately 5 miles from Eastbourne and 20 miles from Brighton. Seaford and Newhaven are close by.

The bungalow is surrounded by gardens and there is a large driveway with parking for 3 cars. It has the attraction of a south west facing garden with decking area for those alfresco evenings, a summer house and also the added advantage of conservatory with comfortable seating. From the front and rear gardens there are lovely views of the surrounding downland and distant views of the sea at Birling Gap. The spacious living room has TV, DVD player, Video player and FM radio/CD player. From this room a door leads into a spacious second reception room which also has a double sofa bed, computer table and internet connection, French doors leading out to the rear garden and decking area and, to the front, French doors leading out to a balcony decking area. There is a through archway leading into the dining room and from this room sliding doors lead into the conservatory and further sliding doors lead out to the rear garden. The kitchen is fully fitted and equipped with dish washer, washer dryer, fitted double oven, hob, fridge/freezer and microwave. The bathroom is newly fitted with a full size double ended bath and separate shower, toilet, hand wash and heated towel rail. The separate cloakroom has a toilet, hand wash basin and heated towel rail. The twin bedroom has a small TV/DVD and looks out to the pretty rear garden. The master bedroom has a double bed, sofa and fitted wardrobes and enjoys fine views across the valley to the downs.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Birling gap/Eastbourne
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Gatwick 78 km, Nearest railway: Estbourne/seaford 7 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Telephone
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The property has full gas central heating for the winter months, and double glazing.

Cots and highchairs can be hired for an additional fee - please ask when booking

Further details outdoors

The gardens are lawned with mature shrubs. There is a summer house with chairs and table. The decking area has a table and chairs. To the front of the house is a path leading from the driveway up to the front door, and gardens.

The South East England region

The Coastal town of Eastbourne is approximately 4 miles away and offers a comprehensive range of shopping and leisure facilities.

Eastbourne has a reputation for sunny weather, a major factor in attracting thousands of holidaymakers to this part of the East Sussex Coast. The town boasts more hours of sunshine than almost any other English holiday resort. East Dean is a hamlet approximately 5 miles west of Eastbourne and is surrounded by natural beauty


East Dean is downland village with fantastic walks and cycle rides over the South Down Way. Or swimming at Birling Gap. Brighton is close by a bustling cosmopolitan town with all shopping facilities and night life. Or Eastbourne with all shopping facilities, some fantastic restaurants, and the famous marina. There are some lovely pubs serving very good food. Riding and cycling are all close by.

East Dean is surrounded by beautiful countryside and includes the Seven sisters park, Beachy Head, and Birling Gap. Brighton is also close by.

East Dean is a petty village nestling in the south downs and surrounded by natural beauty. Within walking distance there is a local grocery shop, a fabulous pub serving good local food, news agent, restaurant and local butcher. Farmers market on a Wednesday.

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Review 1-5 of 5

6 Jul 2014


"Go East Sussex"

spent a week from 27th of June 2014 to the 4th July 2014Excellent, what a nice place to be! You can do long walks, go to the beach (or drive), enjoy the garden, simply watch TV or DVD, go to the local… More

27 Aug 2013


"A great place to spend relaxing holidays"

Downland Cottage is a well equipped house, with everything a family needs, including TV, DVD and Wifi.It is located in the nice, calm village East Dean with local shops and a lovely pub named Tiger In… More

28 Jan 2013


"Perfect - a home from home!"

We chose Downland Cottage primarily for the location, East Dean, and had thought the house would suit our needs. However, it turned out to be so much more than a convenient holiday house - it was a comfortable and welcoming 'home' for my family and I for a whole month. During a cold winter it kept us warm and provided all the essentials, and a few luxuries, that we could ever need. My children even asked if we could move back from NZ and buy Downland Cottage - that's how homely it was. There was even a Xmas tree there when we arrived :) I would definitely recommend Downland Cottage, and staying in East Dean will be an added bonus as it's a lovely village. We will certainly be going back!

28 Sep 2012


"Lovely peaceful location, great garden"

Downland Cottage is in the perfect location to visit the east Sussex coast - so close to beautiful Beachy Head, a short trip to Eastbourne and Bexhill and a relatively short drive to Brighton. Lots to do in a week, and Downland Cottage is a great place for a base, set in a lovely, peaceful location. The rooms are spacious and we liked the two sitting rooms so we could escape the boy now and then (and sadly do some work at the desk). Although the kitchen was a little small, it contained everything you need. The conservatory is a lovely place to sit first thing in the morning when the sun is shining - which it did a lot while we were there. Oh, and the bed in the main bedroom has to be the highest I've ever seen! My little 2-yr old loved crawling underneath. And he loved racing round the garden (sorry neighbours). All in all, a lovely holiday in a lovely place and great value. Recommended!

1 Oct 2011


"Superb Location"

We have stayed twice at this accomodation and on both occasions we were not let down. In 2011 we stayed here during August for two weeks, which covered Airbourne in Eastbourne.
The accomodation is superb. Plenty of room for two adults and three children to spread. The bedrooms are lovely and the beds were very cosy at night. The addition of the side extension has created the extra room with the second freeview TV and sofa bed. WI-fi access was excellent.
The bathroom facilities are superb; an excellent roll-top bath and separate power-shower cubicle. Also the 2nd toilet was very handy.
The kitchen is very well equipped and the conservatory and garden saw plenty of use.
There is a superb bus service from East Dean which runs between Brighton and Eastbourne. The buses literally run every 15 minutes and on Sundays there is a slight detour to take in Beachy Head.
The location: East Dean is such a lovely location. Plenty of walks from here, especially if you are adventurous and fancy walking along the South Down cliffs. Seaford is only a few minutes away and has a lovely quiet pebble beach. Eastbourne is also only minutes away and is a delightful seaside location, full of plenty of things for people of all ages to enjoy. Brighton is only half an hour away, too.
We will stay here again and I thoroughly recommend this accomodation.

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