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Lavender Cottage

The South Downs
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Lavender Cottage

The South Downs
  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • No pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden
  • Linen and towels included
  • Real fire
  • Television
  • Washing facilities
  • Wi-Fi

A lovingly restored Tudor cottage which retains all of its charming features, including an inglenook fireplace and wooden beams throughout, and is just minutes from the South Downs Way.

Lavender Cottage has a unique history as Luciano Pavarotti stayed at the cottage during July and August 1964, while performing the role of Idamente in Mozart’s opera Idameneo at nearby Glyndebourne and you can see why he would have loved this delightful property!

Lavender Cottage has fabulous living areas and many options for relaxing and dining. The lounge is a wonderful, comfortable space with an inglenook fireplace and an open wood fire at the centre. There is a pleasing garden room addition at the rear of the cottage, a light space with vaulted ceilings overlooking the rear patio and elevated garden.

The kitchen is modern and fully fitted with an oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer and leads directly to the dining area and from here is a boot room which houses the useful washing machine. Also on the ground floor is a bathroom with a full bath and overhead shower, wc, basin and heated towel rail.

On the first floor are two double bedrooms and a bathroom with a large walk in shower, wc, basin and heated towel rail.

At the rear of the cottage is the secluded patio which is a perfect place to enjoy an alfresco dining experience during the summer months. There is a garden bench at the top of the south west facing garden and is a lovely spot to enjoy your morning coffee!

Please note that, due to the age and character of the cottage, there are low doorways and uneven floors

Alfriston and beyond

Lavender Cottage provides an ideal base from which to explore this popular part of Sussex with a pathway directly opposite which leads to the South Downs Way and the Cuckmere River. The village of Alfriston, which was mentioned in the Doomsday Book in 1086, is surrounded by the Wealden South Downs and visitors can enjoy the famous St Andrews church and Alfriston Clergy House, a National Trust property, which offers delightful gardens and lovely views across the Downs. The village hosts many events throughout the year including the Alfriston festival and Farmers markets. There is a wonderful choice of pubs and cafes in Alfriston with plenty of variety to enjoy during your stay; ideal if you are looking to avoid doing any cooking on your holiday.

A lovingly restored Tudor cottage which retains all of its charming features, including an inglenook fireplace and wooden beams throughout, and is just minutes from the South Downs Way.

Lavender Cottage has a unique history as Luciano Pavarotti stayed at the cottage during July and August 1964, while performing the role of Idamente in Mozart’s opera Idameneo at nearby Glyndebourne and you can see why he would have loved this delightful property!

Lavender Cottage has fabulous living areas and many options for relaxing and dining. The lounge is a wonderful, comfortable space with an inglenook fireplace and an open wood fire at the centre. There is a pleasing garden room addition at the rear of the cottage, a light space with vaulted ceilings overlooking the rear patio and elevated garden.

The kitchen is modern and fully fitted with an oven, hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer and leads directly to the dining area and from here is a boot room which houses the useful washing machine. Also on the ground floor is a bathroom with a full bath and overhead shower, wc, basin and heated towel rail.

On the first floor are two double bedrooms and a bathroom with a large walk in shower, wc, basin and heated towel rail.

At the rear of the cottage is the secluded patio which is a perfect place to enjoy an alfresco dining experience during the summer months. There is a garden bench at the top of the south west facing garden and is a lovely spot to enjoy your morning coffee!

Please note that, due to the age and character of the cottage, there are low doorways and uneven floors

Alfriston and beyond

Lavender Cottage provides an ideal base from which to explore this popular part of Sussex with a pathway directly opposite which leads to the South Downs Way and the Cuckmere River. The village of Alfriston, which was mentioned in the Doomsday Book in 1086, is surrounded by the Wealden South Downs and visitors can enjoy the famous St Andrews church and Alfriston Clergy House, a National Trust property, which offers delightful gardens and lovely views across the Downs. The village hosts many events throughout the year including the Alfriston festival and Farmers markets. There is a wonderful choice of pubs and cafes in Alfriston with plenty of variety to enjoy during your stay; ideal if you are looking to avoid doing any cooking on your holiday.

With the South Downs Way so close, you are offered a myriad of walks and cycle paths to explore. From rolling hills to bustling market towns, the South Downs National Park’s landscapes cover 1,600km2 of breathtaking views and hidden gems. The Downs meet the sea at this eastern end of the National Park and it really is a most beautiful area with the contrast of the rolling downlands and open views between the chalk cliffs at Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters at Cuckmere Haven.

Other attractions close by for your enjoyment include Glyndebourne, with internationally renowned concerts and plays performed throughout the year, and Firle Place which is an outstanding privately owned country house in Sussex that dates from the time of Henry VIII. The house, gardens and notable collection of works of art and porcelain are of national importance and are well worth viewing.

Award winning Drusillas Park is 1.5 miles from Lavender Cottage. A great family day out that includes a small zoo where you can come face to face with hundreds of exotic animals from monkeys and meerkats to penguins and pandas. There are also a multitude of rides and experiences to keep the little ones entertained including Hello Kitty and Thomas the Tank Engine rides and the Eden's Eye Maze.

Fifteen minutes to the east of Lavender Cottage and you can take the opportunity to visit Pevensey Castle which was the landing place of William the Conqueror’s army in 1066. From the fourth century it had been a Roman and Saxon Shore Fort and two thirds of the walls still stand today. Following the conquest a full scale Norman castle with a square keep and gatehouse was built within the fort. Today the castle is looked after by English Heritage and can be found under Places to Visit in East Sussex on our website.

Lewes with its Castle and antique shops is located 10 miles away from the cottage. Nestled amongst the beautiful South Downs, this impressive county town is steeped in history and heritage with a thriving cultural scene. Climb to the top of the 1000 year old Norman castle to behold the panoramic views across Sussex and explore the Museum of Sussex Archaeology next door which houses local collections from the Stone Age to medieval times. Shopping in Lewes is also a pleasure - browse the antique shops of the Cliffe, visit the Farmers market on the first Saturday every month to pick up some delicious local produce or just relax and watch the world go by in one of the many local tearooms.

Places to Visit

Alfriston Clergy House

Firle Place

Drusilla's Safari Park and Adventures

Seven Sisters Country Park

What's on

International Tennis, Eastbourne - June

Glyndebourne - July and August

Eastbourne Airbourne - August

Lewes Bonfire Society - November

  • Local shop — 100m Alfriston
  • Nearest supermarket — 5.5 miles Polegate
  • Nearest restaurant — 100m Alfriston
  • Local pub — 100m Alfriston
  • Mainline rail service 5.5 miles away at Polegate for services to Gatwick Airport, London Victoria and Brighton
  • Gatwick Airport — 38 miles
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Lavender Cottage - 533089 Lavender Cottage. Restored Tudor cottage with an inglenook fireplace and character beams close to the South Downs Way. Easy access to Glyndebourne, Cuckmere Haven and the Seven Sisters. Ideal for walkers and families.

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

June 2018

Village centre cottage

"A comfortable and stylishly renovated cottage in the heart of this beautiful village. Everything provided. Recommended."

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