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Swallowfield Cottage (Ref:94834)

Swallowfield Cottage. South Downs holiday cottage near Brighton. Walking and cycling holidays from Ditchling Beacon, seven miles to historic Lewes.

Holiday cottage, Keymer, West Sussex

Swallowfield Cottage - Main Image
  • Sleeps 4
  • Access Statement
  • Dishwasher
  • Easy parking
  • Garden- enclosed
  • Linen and towels included
  • Real fire - Woodburner
  • Television
  • Travel cot
  • Washing facilities
  • Wi-Fi
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Verified Up Front Reviews
Cleanliness 
3.0
Service and Staff 
3.0
Comfort 
4.0
Condition 
3.0
Location 
5.0
Value For Money 
3.0
3.5 OUT OF 5

September 2017

Lovely home from home cottage in Sussex village

"Swallowfield is a lovely cottage with all mod cons, the kitchen was very well equipped, we especially liked the separate fridge and freezer, the sitting room was very comfortable so were the beds, the cottage has everything you need. Within walking distance of shops and nice pub serving good food. Although near a road the cottage was quiet. It has a small garden sufficient to sit out and hang out washing. We have booked again for next year. The only downside is the road as the cottage exit is on a bend and it's difficult to see traffic coming from the right. If there was a mirror on the road that would be wise. But this is not the owners fault. You just have to be careful when driving out. Otherwise it was home from home."

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

January 2017

Short December break

"A very comfortable, and well appointed holiday cottage, located near the lovey South Downs and within striking distance of Brighton and other Sussex jewels such as Lewis and Rye. A thoughtful welcome pack was provided on arrival and some festive decoration displayed as our stay was between Christmas and the New Year. No complaints at all."

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

September 2016

Walking the South Downs way

"Very difficult exit onto the road ,bushes being cut back would help ! Other than that it is a lovely homely place to stay , nice log burner in lounge made relaxing after our days walk on the South Downs really comfortable ,there was everything we needed and more ,sunny back garden really private and great to sit in early evenings when we got home ! Well done Beth and Jeremy xx"

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

September 2016

Fantastic week in Swallowfield Cottage

"The cottage itself was exemplary - spotless; well-equipped and comfortable. The welcome basket was a lovely touch and the shortbread was delicious! It is a great base for all the local attractions including myriad National Trust properties and Brighton itself. We were very sad to have to leave as we enjoyed staying there so much."

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

August 2016

Lovely cottage and location

"lovely cottage and location. Well stocked, and clean cottage. Owners friendly and helpful. Sofas were a little uncomfortable when relaxing in the evenings. All in all a great holiday."

Other Reviews

"All compliments for this property, very adequately equipped, cosy lay out, recently redecorated, we felt very much at home!!"

A Willemse
“The cottage was well equipped and the little extras such as milk tea bags coffee biscuits and wine were very welcome, a nice touch with a vase of flowers.”

A Pride
"Beautifully presented cottage . Everything you would need and more. Ideal location for exploring South Downs and Lewes and Brighton. Train to London for day out at nearby village - ideal. Would recommend the cottage."
S Butler
Beautiful, well-appointed and cosy cottage with lots of thoughtful little extras
J. Price
Swallowfield Cottage is a lovely cottage, well furnished and equipped.
Lovely little extras on arrival. Ideal location for Brighton and the South Downs, with lots of local information and maps provided in the cottage.

N. Macdougall

Look across to Ditchling Beacon and enjoy the delights of the South Downs along with easy access to Brighton from this very appealing holiday cottage

Offering easy access to the South Downs Way, a delightful drive east along the foot of the Downs towards the historic town of Lewes, and a short hop over the Downs via Ditchling Beacon to Brighton, Swallowfield Cottage you could argue enjoys the best of settings. On the edge of Keymer village and next to the owners' home this detached cottage offers comfortable, bright and secluded accommodation for up to four guests.

The feature kitchen and living space here look out onto the rear garden and with double doors onto the patio make for an inviting space at any time of year but in particular on long summer days. The living room to the front offers that extra space maybe somewhere to relax and enjoy the mix of books left for your enjoyment. Upstairs there are two bedrooms. The double room looks south with fine views to the Downs. The twin room at the front with its dual aspect has rural views to the north. Downstairs there is a bathroom fitted with a shower bath. There is a fitted shower attachment above the bath.

Keymer and beyond

Keymer sits at the foot of the South Downs between the villages of Ditchling and Hassocks. The small and picturesque village of Ditchling is less than one mile to the east. Its heart forms a crossroads. 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 reason for this title is due to the house and its estates supposedly being given as part of the divorce settlement by King Henry VIII to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves although it is doubtful whether she ever stayed there. The house looks particularly imposing when viewed from the church with the backdrop of the downs immediately behind making a striking photograph. The village has kept the period tradition well and tea rooms such as Dolly’s Pantry and Chesterton’s the village deli fit so perfectly into these traditional village surroundings.

Ditchling Beacon is just to the south of the village. 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.

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 from under our “What’s On” heading should you want more information.

Places to visit

Jack and Jill Windmills

Lewes Castle

Royal Pavilion Brighton

What's on

Brighton Festival — May

Glyndebourne — June/July

Lewes Bonfire Societies — November

  • Local shop — 0.5 mile Ditchling
  • Nearest supermarket — 1 mile Hassocks
  • Nearest restaurant — 1 mile Hassocks
  • Local pub — 0.1 mile Keymer
  • Local bus service to Hassocks, Lewes and Brighton
  • Mainline rail service at Hassocks for services to Gatwick Airport, London Victoria and Brighton
  • Gatwick Airport —25 miles

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