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7 Nights See prices

  • £700  to  £995

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Short Breaks From

  • £100 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £150 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Star Rating

    5 Star

About Blackdown Cottage

Enjoy the peace and total seclusion offered by this charming 5-star holiday cottage which is set amidst thirty acres of lawns, streams, woodland and lakes in the High Weald of Sussex and on the borders of the South Downs National Park.

The completely renovated 19th Century, two bedroom cottage retains many of its original features including open fires and timber-clad walls while offering the highest standards of comfort you’d expect from a top-of-the-range destination.

And once here, there are any number of things to do. Rudyard Kipling’s old home, Batemans, is less than five minutes from here, and open to the public. Thirty-five minutes away is the world-famous Pantiles of Royal Tunbridge Wells where you can eat, drink and shop to your heart’s content. Thirty minutes in the opposite direction is the opera house at Glyndebourne while a sharp turn to the left will take you the site of the Battle of Hastings and the abbey built by William the Conquerer. The list goes on and on.

This is fabulous walking country. The South Downs National Park and The High Weald offer stunning views across some of the most beautiful parts of England and they are right on our doorstep. Several of the great gardens of England are close at hand, including Great Dixter, Pashley Manor and Penshurst Place, all of them less than twenty minutes drive from here. Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn is about forty five minutes away while Leeds Castle, often described as the most beautiful in England is less than an hour down the Maidstone road.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Blackdown Cottage joined Independent Cottages in April 2009

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity
  • Eco / Green
  • Off Grid / Remote

Location (East Sussex)

Accommodation comprises:

  • The comfortable sitting room is a mixture of the new and the antique with old prints and original water colours on the wall, a flat screen television, DVD player and an original open fireplace.
  • The spacious kitchen/diner comes complete with a range of wall and floor units containing all the equipment you are likely to need during your stay. At the other end of the room, a wood-burning stove will put you in a relaxing mood as you sit down for supper at the oak table and chairs. On fine days you may want to open the patio doors and eat outside while watching the rabbits playing havoc with the vegetation.
  • The large bathroom has a separate bath and generous sized shower cubicle with endless hot water available on demand. A full range of towels is, of course, supplied for each guest.
  • The main bedroom is furnished with a Kingsize bed, deep interior-sprung mattress, pure Egyptian cotton bed-linen and an over-sized goose-down duvet. Naturally there are bedside tables and lights, a wardrobe and a dressing table for your use. Hairdryers come as standard in both bedrooms.
  • The second bedroom has two single beds, each supplied with deep Slumberland interior sprung mattresses and covered with pure Egyptian cotton bed-linen and oversized pure goose-down duvets. A bedside table and lamp controlled from switches at the door and the bedside ensure your total convenience while storage for your clothes is provided by a wardrobe and a generous supply of wood hangers.
  • The utility room is equipped with a Bosch washing machine and tumble dryer, an ironing board and iron, as well as a Dyson. A range of cleaning equipment and liquids are stored in one of the fitted cupboards.

Additional information: Price includes linen, towels, starter pack of logs and coal (1st October to 1st March), electricity and central heating fuel. No pets.

Star Rating: 5 Star

Blackdown Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 2nd Mar 2024 - Sat, 29th Jun 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 6th Jul 2024 - Sat, 24th Aug 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 31st Aug 2024 - Sat, 26th Oct 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 2nd Nov 2024 - Sat, 14th Dec 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 21st Dec 2024 - Sat, 28th Dec 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Twin)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Blackdown Cottage
Member Since April 2009

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We are open for booking enquiries ; please do contact us for a relaxing break in the total seclusion of 30 acres of Ancient Woodlands, lakes and fields.

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Blackdown Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 27th May 2024
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