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Shannon Cottage

The South Downs
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Shannon Cottage

The South Downs
  • 2 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Cycle store
  • Allocated parking
  • Garden
  • Ground floor bedroom and bathroom
  • Linen and towels included
  • Pets welcome
  • Television
  • Wi-Fi

A delightful workers cottage which has been recently converted to provide lovely holiday accommodation within the South Downs National Park and minutes from the Sussex Coast.

A sweet 'upside down' layout means that you find the sleeping accommodation on the ground floor after entering the cottage. The bedroom has a king size bed, chest of drawers and hanging hooks available. There is an additional cupboard space accessed from here useful for storing suitcases and larger luggage. The bathroom is directly opposite with a full bath and shower overhead, WC and basin.

On ascending the staircase you find the light and airy open-plan living area. The comfortable lounge has a sofa and armchair and has direct access to the rear terrace via patio doors. The modern kitchen has everything you could need during your stay including a full oven, hob, fridge and microwave. There is also a freezer available in the ground floor storage room . There is a small dining table for two as well as a Freeview television and Wifi.

Outside Shannon Cottage, there is a large terraced area which leads to a tiered garden where there are views directly onto the parish church of St Laurence and the village. There is a useful bike storage shed provided.

Parking is available on the street outside the cottage. Please note that the mobile signal in this area is intermittent due to the rural setting.

Telscombe and beyond

Telscombe is a unique village in East Sussex. Nestled in a crook of the Downs about two miles from the coast is one of the prettiest villages in Sussex. The village is practically untouched by 21st century life as the majority of the village remains in trust from its benefactor. Ambrose Gorham was a racehorse trainer whose horse 'Shannon Lass' won the Grand National in 1902. Using the money he won, Gorham turned Telscombe into a thriving village with horse racing at its centre. Later he purchased land in the adjoining area to expand his interests and, on his death in 1933, bequeathed his property and land for charitable purposes.

A delightful workers cottage which has been recently converted to provide lovely holiday accommodation within the South Downs National Park and minutes from the Sussex Coast.

A sweet 'upside down' layout means that you find the sleeping accommodation on the ground floor after entering the cottage. The bedroom has a king size bed, chest of drawers and hanging hooks available. There is an additional cupboard space accessed from here useful for storing suitcases and larger luggage. The bathroom is directly opposite with a full bath and shower overhead, WC and basin.

On ascending the staircase you find the light and airy open-plan living area. The comfortable lounge has a sofa and armchair and has direct access to the rear terrace via patio doors. The modern kitchen has everything you could need during your stay including a full oven, hob, fridge and microwave. There is also a freezer available in the ground floor storage room . There is a small dining table for two as well as a Freeview television and Wifi.

Outside Shannon Cottage, there is a large terraced area which leads to a tiered garden where there are views directly onto the parish church of St Laurence and the village. There is a useful bike storage shed provided.

Parking is available on the street outside the cottage. Please note that the mobile signal in this area is intermittent due to the rural setting.

Telscombe and beyond

Telscombe is a unique village in East Sussex. Nestled in a crook of the Downs about two miles from the coast is one of the prettiest villages in Sussex. The village is practically untouched by 21st century life as the majority of the village remains in trust from its benefactor. Ambrose Gorham was a racehorse trainer whose horse 'Shannon Lass' won the Grand National in 1902. Using the money he won, Gorham turned Telscombe into a thriving village with horse racing at its centre. Later he purchased land in the adjoining area to expand his interests and, on his death in 1933, bequeathed his property and land for charitable purposes.

For walkers Shannon Cottage is ideally located for joining the South Downs Way at Southease just one mile away. You can continue from here on a 9 mile walk over the Blackcap to Lewes where you can experience the superb views, particularly to the south and east. Cyclists will also enjoy the easy access to the Egret's Way and the Ouse Valley Cycle Network. The nearby village of Piddinghoe offers direct access to the River Ouse which has rowing and sailing activities available at the marina.

The National Trust property of Monks House is a five minute drive from Telscombe. This 17th Century house was the country retreat of Leonard and Virginia Woolf. Get to know Leonard and Virginia Woolf and the wider Bloomsbury Group by visiting Monk's House. Full of their favourite things, the house appears as if they just stepped out for a walk.

A little further away but definitely worth a visit is the historical house, Firle Place. Few country houses can boast such a notable collection of English and European paintings, furniture and porcelain. There are five distinct collections of works of art preserved here. The Long Gallery houses some well known art such as the Lamb Children by Sir Joshua Reynolds and the Wine Harvest by David Teniers. Charleston Farmhouse lies at the centre of the estate and was at the heart of The Bloomsbury Group, an influential group of artists and writers in the early 20th Century. Over the next half century Charleston became the country meeting place for the group of writers, artists and intellectuals , Virginia and Leonard Woolf, E.M. Forster, Lytton Strachey and Roger Fry were all frequent visitors.

Shannon Cottage is located just 6 miles south of the impressive county town of Lewes with its Norman Castle and medieval streets. Surrounded by chalk cliffs, Lewes is also home to the handsome townhouse of Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of Henry VIII. There are also a host of contemporary art galleries, bookshops, boutiques and antique centres to explore. The River Ouse flows through the town dividing it into two areas between Cliffe High Street presented in beautiful period style with its gateway, a paved bridge, crossing the river and the main High Street that heads up the hill. Visiting Lewes on the first Saturday of the month is recommended when the thriving Farmers’ Market comes to town with lots of delicious fare on offer!

Newhaven and the coast is a mere 10 minutes drive away where you can find much to explore including the Newhaven Fort offering breathtaking panoramic views of the South Downs and Sussex coast. Within half an hour drive and you can be in the bustling and cosmopolitan coastal city of Brighton offering a wide variety of attractions including the Royal Pavilion, the Summer palace of the Prince Regent, and Brighton Pier along with 'The Lanes' which offer a shopper's paradise of independent shops and boutiques.

Glyndebourne is within easy reach of Telscombe and opera has been held here annually since 1934. It is most famous for its productions of Mozart's operas, many of those productions are considered the finest ever done of those operas. The London Philharmonic Orchestra has been long associated with Glyndebourne Festival Opera enjoying a rewarding partnership that dates back over 40 years.

Places to visit

Monk's House

Newhaven Fort

Firle Place

Charleston Farmhouse

Lewes Castle

Anne of Cleves House

What's on

Glyndebourne - throughout the year

Brighton Festival - May

Lewes Bonfire Societies - November

  • Local shop — 5 miles Newhaven
  • Nearest supermarket — 5 miles Newhaven
  • Nearest restaurant — 6 miles Lewes
  • Local pub — 1 miles Southease
  • Mainline rail service 6 miles at Lewes for services to London Victoria and Gatwick
  • Gatwick Airport — 35 miles
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Shannon Cottage - 521075 Shannon Cottage. Lovely pet friendly cottage for two set in idyllic countryside surroundings with stunning views of the South Downs and the coast. Close to Lewes, Newhaven and easy access to Brighton.

Reviews

Cleanliness 
4.0
Service and Staff 
4.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
4.0
Value For Money 
3.0
4.0 OUT OF 5

August 2018

Great location and top quality

"The cottage is in a great location if you want to be quiet and feel like you're in the country but you are only a few minutes' drive away to the coast and Brighton. It has recently been refurbished to a high standard. However, the garden should be made secure for dogs. It is advertised as a dog friendly place but the side entrance is open making it very easy for a dog to get onto the road. All it needs is a fence and gate at the top of the back steps. "

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

July 2018

A pleasant cottage in the South Downs.

"This was a pleasant place to base a holiday in the South Downs. The cottage is small but comfortable and has most things you could need. As feedback i would suggest the bathroom needs to have some extra surfaces / shelving for toiletries. Although Pet Friendly,the cottage is carpeted throughout and a slightly better vacuum is needed for picking up pet hairs before departure (a booking condition is "There must be no evidence that a pet has been at the property upon departure") . In addition the outside space of the cottage to the rear is not completely enclosed unlike many pet friendly lets. The small kitchen was ideal. Perhaps a non stick baking try would be a useful addition Bathroom / Bedroom are located downstairs which is a little cooler / damper. It seems to attract a lot of insects in dark areas We did have an enjoyable week and would return if visiting the area."

Cleanliness 
5.0
Service and Staff 
3.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
4.0
Value For Money 
4.0
4.2 OUT OF 5

June 2018

Away from it all ....

"The cottage was clearly newly refurbished and very consequently very clean. Parking in this very tiny village is quite difficult and the accommodation is quite compact.There are a number of suggestions we are making to Amberley House Cottages to further improve the rental experience. It is very quiet and peaceful and there are good walks that can be done from the village. The nearby tiny train station at Southease makes travel to Lewes, Brighton and Eastbourne and other local resorts very handy and saves parking issues in those places."

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

March 2018

A smart hideaway in an out of the way part of Sussex

"This comfortable upside down cottage in a quiet backwater but close to Brighton was ideal for our short stay. There was everything that we needed for a comfortable break. "

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