Holiday cottage, Pevensey, East Sussex
Cosy Cottage with Castle !
"Our second May / June stay at Magnolia Cottage. A clean and cosy ?real? terraced cottage with the accompanying character for its period. Some low doorways and quirky nooks are part of the experience. The owner leaves some treats for humans and dogs on arrival ?. A welcome and thoughtful touch! Improvements this year were a brighter garden due to some foliage and tree removal, and secure fencing for dogs. A new fridge/freezer, replacement leather settees, and in response to customers ? an internet ?Dongle? which is simple to use and works perfectly on sensible surfing, Fb, Flickr and E-mails. ((Owner tells us that ?Gaming? and heavy usage will use up the credit on the ?Dongle? quickly, but more Gigabytes can be purchased by contacting her. I don?t know if the dongle has the capacity to handle games or movies ?. ? )) Cleanliness is good and although dog friendly, there were no issues on that score. The garden is a pleasant place to be when sunny and warm ??. If not, the conservatory has heat if needed and is a comfy place to watch the numerous birds that visit the garden. The Living room / Dining area screams ?Country cottage? and makes Magnolia what it is. The TV is of a good size /quality and Freeview and a DVD player is provided. The Kitchen is small but well equipped and the fridge/freezer is new but not large, but the freezer box was big enough for our frozen dog food and a couple of frozen meals. The ?fridge section was OK for all our other chilled items. There is a nearby Marks&Spencers food hall coupled with a BP filling station ? great for Ready-meals. We only used the rear bedroom with double bed, which was spacious, very comfortable and quiet (apart from the occasional Rook and Jackdaw noise and the church bells). We didn?t find this a problem ? country sounds ! Local Pubs ?. 1 minute and 5 minute walk. Good beer, (Harvey?s and Shepherd Neame) food, pub gardens and dog friendly. "
An absolute gem of a property
"We had a wonderful week at Magnolia Cottage and it had everything we needed- a real down to earth home from home. It is small but really cosy and it has a beautiful back garden and sun room which we spent most of our time in during the day when we were around. Despite having good weather we could not stop ourselves from having a fire in the living room most evenings. The owner was lovely and very helpful when I needed to contact her. The treats that were left for both us and our dog Charlie were a lovely touch-though I don't think he is quite as impressed by our treats anymore! The cottage is in a great location-right next to the castle and by two really nice pubs. Both pubs gave a warm and friendly welcome but we probably slightly preferred to the food in the one at the top of the road which did a great roast. We were able to take the dog into both. The beach, marina and shops are a short drive away and there is a connection to the 1066 walk just a few minutes up the road from the house. The dongle provided for the internet was great-my husband needed to do some work whilst we were away and we were nearly put off as we thought originally there was no internet and were then not sure about the reliability of the dongle. Don't be put off by this. The dongle worked perfectly and was as good as any internet service. Despite allowing dogs, the property was clean and whether you have dogs or not, you should think about staying here if wanting to be in the Pevensey area. it is real value for money. We had an absolutely fabulous time and cannot find any fault to make note of. We really hope to return soon."
"We had an amazing time! The children slept! Beautiful and welcoming from the Easter decorations to the cream tea provided! We loved it!"
A lovely stay
"We stayed with our dog and found the cottage to be comfy,cozy and had everything needed. Well situated for walks,local pubs were welcoming and we even had good weather! I'm sure we'll be back before long. Added extras were a lovely touch."
February Stay 2017
"Just returned from a 5 night stay at Magnolia cottage. The communication prior to our visit was excellent and very informative. The cottage was lovely, cosy and charming. The welcome pack on arrival for us and our dog a lovely personal touch, a real home from home experience. The location was excellent for exploring the the Castle and centrally located for exploring the wider area. There were lots of big open spaces for dog walks on the doorstep of the cottage. The pub across the road was very welcoming and dog friendly, a real bonus. "
A traditional New Year
"I stayed in Magnolia Cottage over a frosty New Year with my two teenage sons and two dogs. The cottage was beautifully clean and dressed for Christmas with a Christmas tree, Christmas plates and even a row of felt Christmas puddings hanging from the fire place. The owners had left supplies of the essentials for us but also a little extra gift and a gift for the dogs - very thoughtful. Although the weather was chilly the cottage was warm and cosy with storage heaters in every room, fan heaters and logs left for us to build a roaring fire. We enjoyed walking with the dogs around the nearby castle and visiting local attractions it is certainly a place we would like to return to."
A real home from home where we had the best Christmas for years
"On arrival, we found the house had been dressed for the Christmas period, the owner had provided decorations, treats for the dogs -and us -and the house reflected that welcome The instructions Janet, the owner sent were very clear and I mentioned we were vegan she very thoughtfully left some mince pies we could eat which was a lovely touch..Apart from being nearly 400 years old and all the charm that offers ,with oak beams and leaded windows, there is a secluded garden that my dogs loved and it was also very safe for them to run in and out of-no gaps in the fences.The house was warm and we enjoyed the evenings around the wood burner. The church at the back is also beautiful and the chimes of the clock and the bells on Christmas eve enhanced the old fashioned beauty that Pevensey has. The castle is a 2 minute walk away and there are 2 pubs each friendly to strangers and very welcoming. Although, as in all old properties such as this, the kitchen is cosy, I was able to cook a huge Christmas lunch and found everything I wanted. We were very sad to leave but will remember our Christmas In Magnolia cottage for a very long time. Thank you"
Lovely cosy cottage
"We had a great short break at Magnolia cottage. The cottage was very cosy, had lots of original features and conservatory was nice for morning coffee. The welcome pack of bread milk tea etc. was after our long journey. Meals in The Smugglers were good value and just across the road from the cottage. They also welcomed dogs in the bar. Would definitely recommend Magnolia Cottage. "
Cottage of refuge from bonfire marches in Lewes
"Cottage has excellent facilities everything is provided that you could possibly need. Milk, bread, tea and coffee are provided plus surprise teats. The dogs were extremely content in the cottage and garden. Enjoyed the walks around the village and found the castle really interesting. We found the cottage extremely cosy even though the weather was cold. We had a great time."
Yet another fantastic stay
"This was the second time we have rented Magnolia Cottage and, just as with our first visit, we had a fantastic holiday. The cottage is ideally placed for visiting all of what East Sussex has to offer. It is homely, extremely comfortable and packed with character. Pevensey itself is just a small village but packed with everything you need, especially pubs! Would highly recommend the cottage."
A lovely quaint, cosy cottage, wecoming and homely, in a great location.
"We loved this cottage and its location. The cottage is very quaint with beamed ceilings and leadlights, very warm and comfortable, with very nice furnishings, giving it a real homely feel. The owner has provided so many lovely touches to the property, and we had a very nice welcome on arrival. We would definitely consider this cottage again in the future. There is a very nice enclosed garden and a sun room, which is very pleasant. The property is also very dog friendly, which for us is a requirement."
"Enjoyed our stay at magnolia cottage to a point .We didn;t realize that the cottage was on a main road ,which prove to be noisy from early morning, and late at night .Good points were the back garden relaxing in the sun area very interesting to visit."
We are really pleased that overall you enjoyed your stay at Magnolia Cottage and are sorry that you found the road caused you a problem at certain times. Although we show the cottage to be next to the road, this is the road that passes through the village, and to the historic Pevensey Castle which is less than 200 metres away. The main living room that overlooks the garden is at the back of the cottage as is also the principal bedroom, so the cottage does enjoy a good degree of privacy.
"We had an enjoyable, relaxing stay at Magnolia Cottage. There are some lovely walks which were great for us and our dogs. The welcome pack was appreciated - gave us a chance to get our bearings. The cottage was well equipped and within easy access to Eastbourne, Pevensey Bay, etc and there are dog friendly pubs in the village. The castle and museum are worth a visit. Hopefully we will stay again in the not too distant future."
Quaint, comfortable cottage
"Charming cottage (just remember to duck when going through ground floor doors for those over 5' 8"!) with lovely courtyard garden where you can sit out for breakfast/drinks etc. (weather permitting). Lovely little sunroom in which to read. The kitchen is tiny but has all necessary kit. The main bedroom is really lovely and bed very comfortable. Useful having the pub across the road doing reasonable food at good prices and staff most helpful. (M&S outlet on the roundabout at the top of the road is very handy). Really good location for visiting many local attractions like Bodiam, Herstmonceaux, local vineyards, Great Dixter garden, Eastbourne, Beachy Head & Birling Gap and many more. Plenty of information in the cottage for ideas. Janet left a lovely cream tea ready for arrival and all information/instructions were clear and helpful."
A picturesque Grade II listed cottage in the heart of Pevensey village offering wonderful traditional period features and a beautiful and private cottage garden. Magnolia Cottage has two bedrooms, the main bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom at the front of the cottage has twin beds. Upstairs there is also a family bathroom with an electric shower over the bath.
The living room has real appeal with a feature fireplace and woodburning stove and there is extra space to relax in the sun room that overlooks the garden. There is good parking and a one and a half size garage at the end of the garden which guests may use.
The cottage is central to the village with the local pub opposite and the entrance to Pevensey Castle at the imposing East Gate is just a short walk away.
Pevensey village is on a ridge of land that juts out into the marshland at Pevensey Levels, an area of outstanding natural beauty that is important for birdlife and wildlife. The village is a mile inland from the beach at Pevensey Bay and is filled with many quaint stone and weatherboard cottages. It is best known however because of its castle.
Pevensey Castle 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.
Pevensey is only five miles from Eastbourne and a short distance from Eastbourne’s Sovereign Harbour. It is one of the premier marinas in England with a lot of prestigious yachts moored there.
There is good reason why Eastbourne is known as the sunshine coast since it attracts some of the best weather in England. Everything is within easy reach, the lower slopes of the South Downs drop down from Beachy Head on to the magnificent promenade that stretches for almost two miles to Eastbourne’s Victorian Pier. It is a town of tradition yet it has very much a modern feel with plentiful restaurants and bars.
In the summer Eastbourne comes alive with the very popular Airbourne together with the AEGON International Tennis Tournament in Devonshire Park which attracts many of the world’s top tennis players prior to Wimbledon.
With its sheltered setting next to Beachy Head, Eastbourne also has some of the best Blue Flag beaches along the south coast.
Beachy Head is a magnificent backdrop, with its dramatic chalk cliffs, lighthouse and gently undulating Downs. It is within the South Downs National Park and also marks the start of the 100 mile South Downs Way to Winchester.
Five miles to the east from Pevensey, Bexhill on Sea has retained the qualities of a traditional Victorian seaside town and English life at the start of the last century. Like Eastbourne it benefits from some of the best sunshine in the UK and is rightfully known as being part of the sunshine coast. It is filled with Victorian and Edwardian architecture and is possibly most famous for the De La Warr Pavilion located right on the promenade.
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