Holiday cottage, East Dean, East Sussex
On entering the open plan living area, you will find a comfortable lounge area with a sofa and separate armchair which overlooks the terrace to the front of the cottage. There is Freeview television, iPod dock and superfast Wifi available for entertainment. The fully fitted kitchen and dining area have everything required to self cater during your holiday including a washer/dryer and there is also access to additional freezer should it be required.
The king size double bedroom is accessed off the lounge and is a wonderfully comfortable space to relax in after your day exploring the surroundings. The bathroom is clean and modern and has a full bath with shower overhead.
Outside there is a terrace with outside furniture and a tabletop BBQ provided which is a great spot for some alfresco dining. Guests also have access to the extensive gardens surrounding the owners properties with views of the surrounding countryside as well as the local buzzards and egrets.
Please note that access to the attached cottage is via the terrace area in front of Old Manor House Pig Barn
Old Manor House Pig Barn, along with Monks Granary Barn, is one of two attached Grade II listed converted barns situated on a site once owned by Alfred the Great and is also mentioned in the Doomsday Book. Free archaeology and history tours are available for guests staying at this ancient site as recent excavations of the area have revealed an Elizbethan terrace and Jacobean banqueting house adding to the existing ruins of the manor house and the restored 14th century dovecote.
Ideally located just minutes from the Seven Sisters County Park, Old Manor House Pig Barn is perfectly positioned as a base to enjoy this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Found at the point where the South Downs meets the sea, the Seven Sisters were created when ancient rivers cut valleys into the chalk, creating seven peaks. With over 500 acres of open chalk grassland the area is rich with butterflies and downland flowers. Nearby sites of archaeological interest, like Belle Tout neolithic enclosure, have much to tempt families further along the coast. There are extensive walks and trails to enjoy and one minute you can be walking on ancient downland the next you could be rockpooling below towering cliffs of chalk. Spectacular, unspoilt views of the sea can be seen from all angles.
Three miles inland from West Dean is the beautiful village of Alfriston surrounded by the Wealden South Downs, and the South Downs Way passes through the centre of this historical village. Around the village, 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.
Drive half an hour and you can visit the lovely market town of Lewes which features many historic buildings including the castle and Anne of Cleves House. It is one of the few towns within the boundary of the South Downs National Park.
Thirty minutes to the east of West Dean and 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.
Other attractions to enjoy in the area include enjoying the renowned productions at Glyndebourne, visiting Brighton and the historical ’Lanes’ or strolling along the Victorian pier in Eastbourne.
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