Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Sayerland Cottage is located in the 5 acre garden and grounds of Sayerland House at the foot of the South Downs in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The building was a former byre but has been converted to provide stylish modern accommodation for a very relaxing peaceful country holiday.
The single story accommodation provides easy access for the less mobile with secure car parking right outside the door. French doors lead to a secluded patio area and the garden.
The setting of Sayerland House is within five acres of enclosed grounds and gardens (National Garden Scheme Garden of the week, 2008.) The House and grounds are "listed" and the house is described in Pevsner's buildings of England ( Sussex).
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Eastbourne 7 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick 58 km, Nearest railway: Polegate 1.5 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, CD player, Table tennis|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage has been newly renovated to a very high standard with a new fully fitted and well equipped kitchen/diner, a large comfortable living room with flat screen LCD TV, iPod dock, radio and DVD player and is well stocked with games books and a CD and DVD library.
The two bedrooms are furnished with luxurious king size beds and Egyptian cotton bed linen, the bathroom has an over bath shower. A cot and high chair can be provided if required.
|Further details outdoors|
The cottage is very peaceful and secluded although the vibrant seaside town of Eastbourne is less than six miles away and the mainline station to London Victoria is fifteen minutes walk. Trains to Brighton ( 20mins) Hastings (20mins)and Bexhill (17mins) with their numerous entertainment and visitor facilities run three times every hour.
The cottage is set within five acres of lovely gardens and swimming in the owners pool is available by arrangement guests are welcome to help themselves to salads and vegetables from the ornamental vegetable garden next to the cottage. Table tennis table and bicycles available to loan.
The location is conveniently close to several Fly and Coarse fishing locations as well as riding stables, sailing and wind surfing clubs and outstanding hiking across the South Downs. An extensive range of award winning restaurants and country pubs are within ten minutes drive. The coast line close by is unique in the South of England for its beauty and unspoilt nature.
*Welcome pack provided on arrival.
*Swimming pool available by arrangement.
*Five acre garden is shared with the owners of the house.
The South East England region
Enjoying the warmest driest weather in the country, The Downs around Eastbourne are recognized as an area of outstanding natural beauty. East Sussex has over eighty kilometres of coastline, full of contrasts - wide golden sands and tiny pebble coves, medieval harbours and modern marinas, elegant promenades and wild cliff tops.
The family-friendly beaches of Hastings, Bexhill, Eastbourne and Brighton are well known, but there are other beaches to discover too. Miles of golden sand at Camber, award winning beaches at Pevensey Bay and Seaford and rock pools to explore at low tide at Birling Gap.
Walking and cycling are great ways to discover the county. You can start the famous South Downs Way or enjoy a walk over Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters, with lovely views of the coast and the lower Cuckmere Valley. The Cuckoo Trail offers a 17km walk through the unspoilt Sussex Weald, or the 1066 Country Walk from Pevensey to Rye, good for bird watching in the marshy Levels on the way, and Rye Harbour Nature Reserve.
The Devil's Dyke, high up at Brighton, gives lovely views over the Downs and is perfect for kite flying. The Ashdown Forest, ancient hunting ground of kings and inspiration for A A Milne's books, offers scenic walks and secret places for picnics.
There are glorious gardens too, from the Capability Brown landscaped Sheffield Park Garden, to the intimate, romantic Pashley Manor Gardens, with its moat and folly. Enjoy the formal gardens of Groombridge Place and explore the mysterious grottos of the Enchanted Forest. Two of the most famous gardens in England are within easy reach , Great Dixter, the life's work and passion of well-known garden writer Christopher Lloyd and also Sissinghurst castle home of Vita Sackville West.
Over a thousand years of history have formed the county. Not far away at Wilmington, the Long Man of Wilmington is a huge figure (perhaps Saxon, perhaps pre-historic) carved into the turf of the South Downs. The area is studded with castles. As well as Hastings Castle, the first the Normans built, there's Rye Castle Camber Castle and Roman Pevensey. Bodiam is a fairytale castle complete with moat, towers and spiral staircases, and 15th century Herstmonceux Castle. Newhaven Fort has displays showing military history from Napoleon to the present, and Eastbourne's Redoubt Fortress is the largest military museum in the South-East.
There are historic houses too, from cottages and farmhouses to mansions and palaces. Visit 14th century Alfriston Clergy House, a thatched Wealden Hall house, and Anne of Cleves House in Lewes, given to one of King Henry VIII's luckier wives . On a grander scale are Georgian Firle Place and the Elizabethan manor house Glynde Place, both with fine collections of paintings. Michelham Priory, near Hailsham, started as an Augustinian Priory, and evolved into a fine country house with England's longest medieval moat. In Brighton don't miss the Royal Pavilion with its extravagant Chinese style interior and Indian Moghul exterior.
The area has always attracted artists of all kinds. Rudyard Kipling, author of The Jungle Book lived at Bateman's in Burwash. Charleston Farmhouse at Firle, home of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant from 1916, was the Bloomsbury Group's country meeting place and has murals, furniture and textiles painted by the artists. Nearby at Rodmell you can visit Monk's House, home of writer Virginia Woolf.
You can see cutting edge shows, important collections and world famous performers all year round. There are arts festivals galore, from Brighton Festival, England's largest, with an international mix of opera, jazz, dance and theatre and Glyndebourne Festival Opera at the famous Opera House, to small and vibrant village festivals devoted to literature, dance, visual arts, jazz, classical music, and street theatre. See the work of Edward Burra and Paul Nash at Rye Art Gallery, five galleries of 20th century paintings at Eastbourne's Towner Art Gallery and Art Nouveau and Art Deco at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. The modernist 1930's De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill is outstanding.
Night life is not a problem, whether your idea of a good night out is a quiet evening in a country pub, eating a gourmet meal in a Michelin-starred restaurant or dancing with top DJs in a hip club. The proud birthplace of banoffee pie (invented here in 1972) the area has a great choice of restaurants There are pubs for all tastes too, from traditional country inns with real ales and the harbour-side haunts of sailors and fishermen to buzzy café bars and stylish beach front hot spots. For dancing and relaxing, the county has the best club scene south of London. In Brighton, Hastings and Eastbourne, club nights range from 50's through to current dance music, techno and trance, R'n'B to house, Latin to Salsa.
The cottage is well placed to visit all the major attractions in East Sussex, the CuckooTrail with its 20 miles of cycle routes and Bridle paths is just 100m from the gate, with Abbots Wood and the Downs themselves a few minutes drive away. There are several fishing lakes and riding stables close by. Children love Drusilla's Park, Alfriston - claimed to be 'the Best Small Zoo in England' which is about four miles away. The coast is within five miles and some of the best pubs and restaurants in the county are within ten minutes drive.
Throughout the year, the area hosts some very special events, many in the great outdoors and many free. Easter sees Easter egg hunts in gardens and castles, and Battle's Easter Bonnet parade. In Spring the gardens of the Sussex Weald show off with flower festivals and Hastings holds the traditional Jack in the Green Morris dancing festival. Bexhill's Concours D'Elegance features classic cars, and all year Brighton hosts runs and rallies for classic cars from Minis to Jaguars.
In summer there's even more going on, from country fairs and colourful carnivals to fireworks and laser concerts in the gardens of historic houses and castles. See the Royal Air Force's famous Red Arrows at Airbourne the world's biggest seafront airshow taking place on Eastbourne seafront in August. Visit steam fairs and agricultural shows, kite festivals and sailing regattas, horse trials and medieval jousts. Have a day at the races at Brighton or Plumpton, and before Wimbledon, tennis fans can enjoy the International Ladies Tennis Championships at Eastbourne.
Throughout Autumn the county's Bonfire Societies hold torchlight processions and firework displays, a tradition begun over 300 hundred years ago to commemorate Guy Fawkes' Gunpowder Plot the most famous being Lewes well known throughout the world. In November Brighton hosts the famous Veteran Car Run. In December enjoy Alfriston's old-fashioned Village Christmas complete with crinolines, craft stalls and carol singers. And you can even meet Father Christmas on the Bluebell Railway's delightful Santa Special, with mince pies and mulled wine for grown-ups.
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12 Aug 2014
"Perfect place to relax with family"
We have just returned from a week at Sayerland and loved it. We went swimming in the pool every day (we have 2 children aged 9 and 6) and specifically chose the property because we wanted the use of … More
7 Sep 2013
"A lovely location for a quiet family break"
We stayed at Sayerland Cottage a couple of weeks ago – two adults and two children under 6 – and we all had a great time. The cottage is located on the owners' property, and the hosts are ext… More
13 Jul 2013
"You Just Won't Want to Leave"
Sayerland Cottage was so much more than we could have imagined. The cottage was exceptionally comfortable, nicely decorated with a spacious well equipped kitchen and living room. We spent a lot of t… More
28 Aug 2012
"Wonderful place to spend a relaxing week"
Lovely owners and a wonderful cottage - it met all my expectations and more and I would recommend it to anyone looking for the perfect holiday let in the Eastbourne area. I hope to go again. Can't say enough about the welcome and quality, exactly what I wanted and my 4 year twins loved the pool and the animals (dog, cats and horses).
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