The Cottage at Friston Down - The South Downs, Sleeps 6
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The Cottage at Friston Down - Friston, Nr Eastbourne, East Sussex, The South Downs, England - Sleeps 6

The Cottage at Friston Down

The Cottage at Friston Down accommodates six guests and affords a picturesque setting with spectacular views over the beautiful South Downs and beyond towards the English Channel. Whether you are looking for a walking or cycling holiday or simply want a break with friends or family, The Cottage is an ideal retreat all year round.

Located in the village of Friston, near East Dean within East Sussex, the cottage is in an ideal spot for exploring the South Downs Way, along with Brighton, Eastbourne, the Seven Sisters, Beachy Head and the many attractions of the South Coast.

Nearby East Dean is known as 'the Gateway' to The South Downs National Park and provides a perfect holiday destination for walkers, cyclists and those who appreciate beautiful scenery and countryside. Perfectly positioned, the village is only a mile from Birling Gap where the nearest beach is located and is full of history with its pretty flint church, great pub and cricket green which attracts visitors. As well as The Tiger Inn, there is also a Thai restaurant on the green which is very popular and a small range of shops for essential provisions.

A wider selection shops and places to eat can be found in Eastbourne (just a couple of miles away) where you will also find clean pebble beaches, its pier for a sedate stroll and promenade (great for roller skating). Eastbourne also offers plenty of entertainment with clubs and a theatre.

Whether you are looking for a relaxing retreat or want to visit the pretty villages and attractions that East Sussex has to offer, The Cottage at Friston Down is a great choice.

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  • The main house at sunset
  • Enjoy time at the heated swimming pool
  • The annexe to the country house
  • Comfortable, spacious lounge
  • Welll equipped kitchen
  • Plenty of seating for 6
  • Light, immaculate kitchen
  • Enjoy tea on your private terrace overlooking the gardens
  • French doors from the lounge leading out to the terrace and gardens
  • The views from your lounge onto the gardens
  • The master bedroom on the first floor
  • The master bedroom with views out over the South Downs National Park
  • The master bedroom again - check out how much space you'd have!
  • The Cottage at Friston Down
  • Views from the garden at sunset
  • The second bedroom on the ground floor
  • The beautiful family bathroom, with bath and separate shower
  • The twin bedroom on the ground floor
  • Second family bathroom
  • The Cottage at Friston Down
  • Views to die for!
  • The annexe set in delightful grounds
  • The views from outside the property
  • Stroll around the gardens
  • You just have to take a dip :)
  • The view is you were to stand outside your annexe
  • The lawns in front of your terrace
  • You would be a short walk away from East Dean, complete with village pub
  • The Tiger Inn, a quintessentially British pub
  • Go fossil hunting below Beachy Head
  • The Thai Terre restaurant on East Dean green
  • Drive less than 5 minutes and enjoy the seafront at Eastbourne
  • Eastbourne pier and promenade
  • Stroll over the fields to Beachy Head
  • Early morning views from Beachy Head
  • The lighthouse below Beachy Head


  • Internet Access
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pub/Restaurant Nearby
  • Beach Nearby
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • Bike Storage
  • Off-Road Parking
  • DVD
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Cot

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This three bedroom annexe adjoins a country house and is a real gem of a holiday home that affords lots of character and excellent amenities including an outdoor heated swimming pool (which is available during the summer months).

Accommodation comprises:

  • Large comfy living room with flat screen television (with Sky), iPod docking, Hi-Fi and French doors that lead out to the large garden - a lovely room for relaxing.
  • Kitchen/diner which is a light and airy room with a wall-mounted television, dishwasher, double oven, microwave, fridge and freezer.
  • Separate utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
  • Large master bedroom (first floor) with a king-size bed and views over the South Downs countryside towards the ocean.
  • Family bathroom with bath, WC, Wash basin, bidet and separate walk-in shower cubicle.
  • Two bedrooms on the ground floor (one double and one twin) ideal for those with limited mobility.
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, wash basin, WC and walk in shower.

Outside: The gardens are extensive providing plenty of space to relax in the warmer weather. Sit and watch the race horses cantering at a distance over the Downs, take a swim in the outdoor heated pool or enjoy alfresco dining on the terrace. There is plenty of parking on the gravel drive.

Additional information: Free Wi-Fi throughout. Bed linen, towels, heating and electricity are included in the price, along with a welcome tray with tea, coffee and milk. A cot is available by arrangement.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £895
Mid Season from £1095
High Season from £1395
Peak Season £1595

Key details:
Pets: No
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Saturday
Payment options:
Cheque, Credit Card, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms (1 King + 1 Ground floor Double & Twin)

Owner's details:
Owner: Sarah, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

The Cottage at Friston Down joined Independent Cottages in Jan 2015

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