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Beacon Cottage

The South Downs
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Beacon Cottage

The South Downs
  • 2 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Access Statement
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Allocated parking
  • Garden- enclosed
  • Linen and towels included
  • Television
  • Washing facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • No pets

A stunning holiday setting at the foot of Ditchling Beacon - enjoy the location!

Beacon Cottage is so aptly named since it sits right at the foot of Ditchling Beacon one of the best known vantage points on the South Downs. This fabulous cottage is in the grounds of the owners’ home and within 0.5 miles of the picturesque village of Ditchling, one of the many springline villages that lie beneath the northern slopes of the Downs.

The cottage is presented to an exceptional standard and is particularly bright, spacious and certainly very comfortable. You’ll find the corner sofa particularly inviting following a day’s walking or cycling on the South Downs. In addition to the spacious downstairs living room there is a modern fully fitted kitchen and an excellent modern shower room. The double bedroom is upstairs and enjoys wonderful views from the roof windows directly to Ditchling Beacon. It really is some outlook. The cottage is full of local information and many books for guests to peruse.

There is a beautiful and private rear garden that the owners’ are happy for their guests to enjoy with outdoor seating to both the front and rear of the cottage.

We are sorry but the cottage is not suitable for babies or small infants.

Ditchling and beyond

The small and picturesque village of Ditchling with its pubs and individual village shops lies at the foot of the South Downs. Its heart forms a crossroads which links with other nearby villages such as Keymer and Westmeston that also nestle at the foot of the Downs. Ditchling has remained unspoilt over the centuries and has many examples of period Tudor buildings. Wings Place is a fine Tudor building across the road from St Margarets church, once known as "Anne of Cleves House". The house looks particularly imposing when viewed from the church with the backdrop of the Downs immediately behind. It makes for a good photograph. The village has kept the period tradition well and tea rooms and the village deli fit so perfectly into these traditional village surroundings.

A stunning holiday setting at the foot of Ditchling Beacon - enjoy the location!

Beacon Cottage is so aptly named since it sits right at the foot of Ditchling Beacon one of the best known vantage points on the South Downs. This fabulous cottage is in the grounds of the owners’ home and within 0.5 miles of the picturesque village of Ditchling, one of the many springline villages that lie beneath the northern slopes of the Downs.

The cottage is presented to an exceptional standard and is particularly bright, spacious and certainly very comfortable. You’ll find the corner sofa particularly inviting following a day’s walking or cycling on the South Downs. In addition to the spacious downstairs living room there is a modern fully fitted kitchen and an excellent modern shower room. The double bedroom is upstairs and enjoys wonderful views from the roof windows directly to Ditchling Beacon. It really is some outlook. The cottage is full of local information and many books for guests to peruse.

There is a beautiful and private rear garden that the owners’ are happy for their guests to enjoy with outdoor seating to both the front and rear of the cottage.

We are sorry but the cottage is not suitable for babies or small infants.

Ditchling and beyond

The small and picturesque village of Ditchling with its pubs and individual village shops lies at the foot of the South Downs. Its heart forms a crossroads which links with other nearby villages such as Keymer and Westmeston that also nestle at the foot of the Downs. Ditchling has remained unspoilt over the centuries and has many examples of period Tudor buildings. Wings Place is a fine Tudor building across the road from St Margarets church, once known as "Anne of Cleves House". The house looks particularly imposing when viewed from the church with the backdrop of the Downs immediately behind. It makes for a good photograph. The village has kept the period tradition well and tea rooms and the village deli fit so perfectly into these traditional village surroundings.

Ditchling Beacon is a short but testing climb from the cottage should you choose to walk it or even cycle up! At 248 metres (814 feet) it is the third highest point along the South Downs and offers fantastic views both along the Downs and north across the Sussex Weald. The South Downs Way passes through the Beacon giving you the opportunity to walk both east and west along this national trail virtually from your doorstep.

Head south over Ditchling Beacon and the Downs gradually slope away towards Brighton. It is a vibrant city with much to offer. It is lively and bustling with a lot of culture and many say it is quite unique. One of its most famous landmarks is the Royal Pavilion the spectacular seaside palace of the Prince Regent, (George IV) and the Regency heritage of this period is much in evidence in the city. You can read about the palace on our Places to visit pages for East Sussex.

Seven miles east, Lewes is the county town of East Sussex. Its castle overlooks the town and is open to visitors, as is the Barbican Museum opposite. In such an historic town there is much to see. Lewes is famous for its bonfire celebrations and each year these are attended by thousands of visitors. Visiting on the first Saturday of the month is recommended when a thriving Farmers' Market takes place with lots of delicious fare on offer.

Glyndebourne the world famous and world class opera house is a further three miles east from Lewes. Glyndebourne restarted and reinvigorated country house opera in England and today it offers unique presentations in the Sussex countryside attracting world leading performers. We provide a link into Glyndebourne under our “What’s On in Sussex” heading should you want more information.

Places to Visit

Firle Place

Lewes Castle

The Royal Pavilion

What's On

Brighton Festival - May

Glyndebourne - July

Lewes Bonfire Societies - November

  • Local shop - 0.5 miles Ditchling
  • Nearest supermarket - 2 miles Hassocks
  • Nearest restaurant - 0.5 miles Ditchling
  • Local pub - 0.5 miles Ditchling
  • Mainline rail service - Hassocks for services to Gatwick Airport, London Victoria and Brighton
  • Gatwick Airport - 30 miles
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Floorplan

Beacon Cottage - 58845 Beacon Cottage. Luxury holiday cottage beneath Ditchling Beacon. Walkers and cyclists welcome with access to the South Downs Way. Great views and a short drive to Brighton

Reviews

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

October 2018

Downstairs bathroom

"As there is no upstairs toilet , I as a 77 year old, found it difficult going downstairs during the night! This was not realised on booking though did see plans at a later date. A warning to anyone with mobility or bladder problems would be useful. Alongside no pets and unsuitable for young children. No complaints otherwise "

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

September 2018

Excellent, well equipped faultless cottage in a good location for exploring Sussex.

"A great deal of thought has gone into making this cottage an excellent holiday home. The moment we pulled into drive we received a very warm welcome from the owners. Inside certainly didn't disappoint, even down to the smallest of detail. The cottage had everything we could possibly need and more. The cottage is bigger than the photos make it look, but certainly as lovely as they make it look. It's very clean, well equipped, and extremely comfortable. The owners ,Eileen and Chris made us feel very welcome and only too pleased to help on any hints and tips on the area should we need it. We were able to explore their beautiful garden and make use of the seats scattered around. This is a great location for exploring Sussex both the surrounding areas and The Downs. Would not hesitate to recommend Beacon Cottage to anyone. It's definitely 5 star and more ! Would we go back ? 100% yes. Book it you will not be disappointed."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

August 2018

Lovely cottage, excellent location!

"This cottage is a gem. It is very well equipped, clean, cosy and set in wonderful surroundings. The owners are very welcoming and they made us feel at home right away. The location of the cottage is perfect for exploring the beautiful surroundings, as well as being close to Brighton, and even London. We had a lovely time here, therefore we can recommend wholeheartedly! "

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
4.0
Value For Money 
4.0
4.7 OUT OF 5

August 2018

A comfortable stay at the foot of Ditchling Beacon.

"We had a fabulous week in Amberley Cottage. Beautiful garden, level of comfort in the cottage is very high. Everything you need is there. Good bed, wonderful sofa. Great hosts, very warm welcome. The location itself is good as far as accessibility is concerned an distance to various places of interest. The road itself is quite busy, more than I expected. Which is why I didn't put Excellent in that category. "

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
4.0
Value For Money 
4.0
4.7 OUT OF 5

April 2018

Delightful cottage on the South Downs

"My wife and I had a lovely 3 night stay at Beacon Cottage. The welcome from the owners was very friendly and the accommodation was of the highest quality. Plenty of information available and things to entertain us if the weather was poor."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

April 2018

A delightful stay in a beautiful cottage

"Beacon Cottage is an extremely well presented rental cottage, well equipped and in a beautiful location. Eileen and Chris, the owners, were very hospitable and nothing was too much trouble. They are knowledgeable on the area and keen to make you feel at home. I would definitely recommend this property and hope we can return again soon."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
4.0
4.8 OUT OF 5

December 2017

Short summary

"A superb property in a stunning location at the foot of the Beacon. Ideal for walking the downs. Chris and Eileen were both lovely - they left us to ourselves but were there when needed."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

August 2017

Comfort & Achievement!

"We found the cottage very comfortable with plenty of space for 2. Every room has been furnished to a very high standard, particularly the kitchen and bathroom, they also have a beautiful garden which you are able to use. This is by far one of the best cottages we have stayed in. The location was also ideal for us as we were able to achieve everything we had planned to do. Thank you Chris & Eileen for a memorable stay."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

July 2017

Thoroughly recommended to anyone wanting excellent accommodation

"Chris & Eileen have given a great deal of thought in providing an excellently appointed country cottage experience. They have thought of everything to make ones stay comfortable and memorable from arrival with their enthusiastic cheery welcome. The garden and surrounds are quite magnificent, well manicured and the owners are happy for one to enjoy spending time exploring them at ones leisure and making friends with Goose " Gerty " and Bantoms, "William & Kate". Truly worth a stay, Nigel & Susan ( Simon's Town, South Africa )"

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

July 2017

Brilliant Holiday

"We had a fantastic week at Beacon Cottage obviously helped by the superb weather.Chris and Eileen are very knowledgable and gracious hosts and having the use of their private garden was an added bonus.The cottage is ideally situated for exploring the surrounding area and has all of the amenities required,and is decorated to a very high standard. We hope to return next year."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
4.0
Value For Money 
5.0
4.8 OUT OF 5

June 2017

Beacon cottage

"The cottage was great had everything we needed. Everything was good quality really comfortable bed, excellent power and rain shower in a spacious cubicle. Lots of fluffy towels. Very spacious lounge really comfy setting, kitchen with everything you need. Access to a huge garden friendly chickens! The hosts Eileen and Chris are really welcoming friendly and helpful without being intrusive they are really kind lovely people. I would really recommend the cottage it's in a beautiful village and a good position for getting about."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

May 2017

A brilliant place to stay just north of Brighton

"We have stayed here before and were determined to return. Chris and Eileen are the most delightful hosts and always welcome you as old friends. The property could not be better and is equipped to the highest standard in every room. It is a real home from home set in the most wonderful location. Choose to stay here and you will not be disappointed"

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

April 2017

Lovely cottage with excellent attention to detail

"Stayed here with my wife for one week in March 2017. We have stayed in many holiday cottages previously and this was easily one of the best. It was clean and spacious, with lots of room for our walking kit, and a big enough extending table to accommodate our board games (these two things are our holiday cottage checklist essentials!) It really felt that the owners have very carefully considered the experience of being a guest here. We found everything we needed in the kitchen to self-cater all week, and there were lots of little luxuries we haven't seen in a holiday cottage before like a heated bathroom mirror and lockable safe. The wifi worked well and we were also able to run our netflix account through the TV with no problems. The house is just off the South Downs way so well placed for walking, etc, and we were lucky to have good weather to do this. Chris & Eileen were great hosts, with the right mixture of friendly curiosity but completely respectful of privacy. Thank you very much for a lovely stay. "

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
5.0
5.0 OUT OF 5

March 2017

Just what we needed!

"Fabulous modern cottage, so luxurious, spotless and very spacious for two. Every little detail had been thought of for our comfort, even milk and 'posh' butter in the fridge. The house was soothing to return to after days out sightseeing in the immediate area, and although there are many facilities to use and enjoy at 'home' such as the large garden, huge TV etc we were drawn most of all to walk on the hills nearby, which we did morning and afternoon with a quick lunch back at the cottage in between. Now and then we popped into Brighton for shopping and to see our son who lives there. This cottage's position is really convenient for the South Downs Way, less than five minutes drive away. The views are breathtaking. Overall we were very grateful to the hosts for their discreet presence (their house is next door should you need anything) and for making it such a peaceful and refreshing place to stay.Thank you!"

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
5.0
Comfort 
5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
4.0
Value For Money 
5.0
4.8 OUT OF 5

October 2016

October trip to Ditchling

"We had a fantastic week in Sussex with a very very pleasant contact to the landlords. They gave us beautiful advices to eat, to walk, to make sightseeing etc. The Cottage is really great and full appointed with love. We have missed nothing in the kitchen and felt very comfortable. The garden is amazing and we will come back when the spring is showing his nature... Thanks a lot to Chris and Eileen (and Andrea and Aaron and and and)"

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