Little Marshfoot - Hailsham, East Sussex, England - Sleeps 4
Located in farmland on the edge of the Pevensey Levels near the ancient market town of Hailsham in East Sussex, yet only seven miles from the sea, Little Marshfoot is within easy distance of the historic towns of Eastbourne, Lewes, Brighton, Hastings, and Royal Tunbridge Wells. Further afield the historic towns of Chichester, Arundel, Winchelsea and Rye are easily accessible and London is only one and a half hours away by train. The really adventurous may like to take a day trip to Dieppe in northern France from Newhaven.
The accommodation is situated at the foot of the Pevensey Levels, just a mile from the market town of Hailsham, which offers a full selection of shops. There is also a good leisure centre offering a full range of facilities including a swimming pool complete with flume and fitness centre and an Art Deco cinema which screens all the latest films.
The Pevensey Levels are 3500 hectares in size (designated Site of Special Scientific Interest), and have been declared a wetland of international importance in the UK with part being a designated Nature Reserve and a haven to wildlife.
Here you will find twenty one out of the UK’s twenty eight species of dragonfly, various rare beetles and molluscs, the Fen Raft Spider, indigenous species of flowering water plants and numerous birds including Heron, Reed Warblers, Skylarks, Grebe, Lapwings, Snipe, the Cuckoo, Owls and Kingfishers to name just a few.
Obviously the Levels offer tremendous opportunities for bird watchers, walkers and also cyclists with a number of lanes and tracks which cross the Levels, offerering safe and quiet cycling. For those who would like a guided cycle tour or walk this can be arranged at a reasonable cost. Locally there are also numerous tearooms and pubs which offer excellent food and ale.
The village of Pevensey with its Norman castle and church is just five miles distant, and Herstmonceux village and castle are four miles. Other attractions within easy reach include the towns of Battle (7 miles), Eastbourne (9 miles), Hastings (15 miles), Brighton (20 miles), Lewes (16 miles) and Tunbridge Wells (20 miles). For those who want to travel a little further, the port of Newhaven is fifteen miles distant and from here in the summer months a high speed catamaran offers a two hour trip to Dieppe.
With so much to see and do, this is not only the perfect place for exploring this lovely area but it is also a wonderful retreat for those who want to simply relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
- Internet Access
- Pub/Restaurant Nearby
- Garden/Outside Area
- Bike Storage
- Golf Nearby
- Off-Road Parking
- Washing Machine
- Tumble Dryer
- CD Player
- Horse Riding Nearby
Little Marshfoot Continued
This four Star, self-contained holiday home has been recently constructed in the gardens of a former farmhouse. Its interesting design embodies a range of 'green' or environmentally friendly features, yet provides the highest degree of convenience and comfort.
Sleeping four, it comprises:
- One double bedroom with a separate en-suite shower room.
- One twin bedroom, again with a separate en-suite shower room (a radio, colour television, DVD or Video player and hairdryer are provided in each bedroom).
- Living room/diner furnished to a high standard, containing a fridge freezer, gas hob, electric oven, microwave, washer/dryer and a dishwasher.
Additional information: Little Marshfoot benefits from being fully double glazed and centrally heated, with heated towel rails in the shower rooms. All towels, bedding and other linen is supplied and electricity and heating are included within the rental price, as is Broadband Internet connection. An unusual feature of the building is the ‘loggia’ which provides additional outdoor living space throughout the year. Please note that the building is strictly No Smoking. There is off road parking at the site and plenty of secure storage facilities for wet clothes, muddy boots, and cycles.
Low Season from £450
Mid Season from £475
High Season from £550
Peak Season £575
Star Rating: 4 Star
Changeover Day: Saturday
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Sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms (double, twin)
Owner: Kathryn Dewhurst click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.
Little Marshfoot joined Independent Cottages in July 2006
Take advantage of our options for short breaks - 2 nights £195, 3 nights £250, 4 Nights £275
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Reviews and Testimonials for Little Marshfoot
Many thanks for making us so welcome last week at Little Marshfoot. It is a lovely cottage.
We want to thank you very much for the wonderful days at your cottage. You´d been so nice and helpful.
We hope we can come back soon; maybe next Easter. For you and Catharine we wish health and a good year.
Family Hein, Germany. April 2012
Just to say thank you for our stay at Little Marshfoot last week, you made us very welcome. .............
Once again, many thanks for providing such a very comfortable venue.
Peter Stephenson. October 2011
Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Little Marshfoot. We have had a super time and seen many interesting things, and I at least have acquired leads to follow up in terms of reading. I have already dug out a copy of the Kipling film that I recorded back in 2007.
Francis Freeman April 2011
Thank you for letting me enjoy a wonderful stay at Little Marshfoot, and looking after me while I was here - especially the guidance (and maps) on local walks and rides! Hope to see you again.
Tom April 2012
‘Just a note to say how very much we enjoyed ourselves last week. It was a lovely break with wonderful accommodation. We really were most comfortable.’
Sorry it has taken us so long to get back to you. Could not find a
place on the website so am emailing you.
Firstly, thank you very much for a nice stay, and your warm
welcome. What really made it a special place to stay, was your help and
The location was spot on for what we wanted to do, and places to visit.
We enjoyed the peace and quiet in the evenings. Ideally set up for a
relaxing stay, especially looking out over the garden at night, while
Thank you once again. We will definetly look you up the next time we
want to stay in the area.’
Peter, Lisa, Lauren, & Jodie (May 2012)
Thank you so much for another lovely visit to your log cabin. We have had wonderful weekend and the cupcakes are gorgeous! All the best for 2012. Kirstin, Lily and Colin. (Jan 2012)
'We have really enjoyed our stay in your tranquil Little Marshfoot haven. The accommodation is warm and clean and very comfortable........you have provided lots of little 'extras' that we have not encountered before in any of the many cottages we have visited. I love the bold primary colours and the lovely wood, and admire your 'green' ethic which we have tried to comply with. We don't 'return' to places but will recommend this. Audrey May 2012