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The Old Surgery (Ref:178258)

The Old Surgery. Holiday cottage for 2 in Ditchling, East Sussex. Accommodation for cyclists and cycle holidays along South Downs at Ditchling Beacon. Close to Brighton.

Holiday cottage, Ditchling, East Sussex

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  • Sleeps 2
  • Access Statement
  • Cycle store
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden- shared with owners
  • Linen and towels included
  • Television
  • Unsuitable for children under 18 no children permitted
  • Washing facilities
  • Wi-Fi
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Cleanliness 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Condition 
5.0
Location 
4.0
Value For Money 
5.0
4.8 OUT OF 5

July 2017

Comfortable, cosy, well designed apartment in a delightful village.

"We had a brilliant week in this excellent property . From the moment we arrived and met Jenny and Nigel it felt like 'home'. They couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful The apartment is well equipped and perfect for two people. The additional cloakroom is a bonus. Our only regret was not to going into the delightful garden more- long walking days, and the lure of watching Wimbledon with an aperitif when we got back were too much! We really enjoyed getting to know Ditchling, and found the museum particularly interesting. Although we'd been a bit worried about parking, using a combination of the road outside and the village car park worked well. The only downside is the amount of traffic which uses the village which makes crossing the road near the property difficult at times"

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

July 2017

Perfect Spot for exploring the Sights of Sussex

"The Property: - Modern, spacious and fitted with absolutely everything you could need for a holiday - dishwasher, washing machine, induction hob, full size oven, microwave, complete cutlery and crockery, sandwich boxes,...... - Highlights: Beautiful interior decoration without being cluttered, 2 Toilets(!), spacious shower cabinet, underfloor heating The Hosts: - friendly, informative and open without being the slightest intrusive The Location - Ditchling looks like a movie-set come true....like a foreigner imagines the english countryside - Just a short drive away from Brighton - in the midst of all the major sightseeing spots like Nymans Garden, Sheffield Park, Arundel, ..... - an unexpected for us: great walking routes! "

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

June 2017

holiday break

"A very friendly welcome the accomodationvery good and kitchen very modern. Would recommend it to anybody.. Terry Newland "

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

May 2017

A very comfortable stay and excellent hospitality from the owners

"Our stay at the Old Surgery was perfect. The cottage was extremely comfortable, clean and well equiped. The location was ideal for communting to the local towns and villages, also for sight seeing around the beautiful old village of Ditchling. There are excellent pubs, cafes and shops very close to the cottage. We wished the weather had been better because the garden is delightful. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly and would not hesitate to return."

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

Excellent property. Highly recommended.

"Excellent accommodation. Very well equiped. Comfortable bed and excellent shower. Close to 2 good local pubs. Excellent location for walking the South Downs. Very friendly and helpful owners although not at all intrusive. Were concerned parking might be an issue but always managed to find a spot close to apartment. Could hear a little bit of traffic noise if windows open but not a major problem for sleeping as bedroom is at the back of the property."

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

September 2016

Great location and lots of character

"Lovely spot in Ditchling - good restaurants and pubs nearby. Jenny was lovely and the apartment was very well stocked. Perfect for our short stay. Thanks!"

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

August 2016

What a Find!

"What a find! Twas peace of mind. The key was turned and up the stairs the most delightful room. Then more to come as kitchen showed under the sky light every amenity, as yet no moon. Amazingly, large space to come with heavenly bed no aches and pains next morn. And even further, ensuite, exquisite in design. Oh what bliss, give thanks for all, and even summer house and lawn. To our beautiful host Jenny and husband Nigel both very busy bees, but still had time to chat and welcome us Mike and Me. Thank you, thank you and Poppy too. Also surrounding area with South Downs walks are beautiful. "

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

August 2016

It was superb!

"Fantastic everything there! The house, the comfort, the location, the hosts! This really is a holidayhome that we recommend to everyone! We'll love to come back here and play golf at one of the beautiful courses in the nearby area!"

Other Reviews

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Old Surgery. The owners are lovely and the accommodation is perfect.
A Peeters
“Fantastic place and location with lovely hosts. The place was perfect and the location. Home baked cookies on arrival too...I will say no more. Thank you so much for everything Jenny, Nigel and Poppy, you made our trip special :) - Faultless and fantastic hosts.”

D Cooper
“Perfect! Everything could not have been better. The Old Surgery was superb, comfortable, well equipped, light, bright and modern, absolute 5 star. The garden was beautiful. Our hosts were friendly, informative and helpful.”

J Thomas
“Excellent property - would definitely stay there again.”

S Mundy
“We have stayed in some lovely places and this must rate as one of them. The place itself is in a delightful location and we always looked forward to returning to the Old Surgery which felt like home. With access to the stunning garden and views, available parking, good local eating, splendid walks across the Downs and easy access to nearby villages and towns we felt that we had the best of all worlds. The local shops are interesting and the locals themselves are so friendly. The owners live next door and this is a perk as Jenny can't do enough for you - she is never intrusive but discreetly provides those little touches that make you feel very well cared for. The accommodation is a combination of very modern and shabby chic – the skylights are just wonderful especially the one in the bedroom. What a way to say hello to your day! We highly recommend the Old Surgery - friends are already looking to book - but don't forget to leave a space in the calendar for us should we be fortunate enough to return.”

M Godly
“Jenny the owner was very friendly and accommodating, nothing was too much effort, even went to the trouble of posting back items we forgot at the cottage for free. Thank you Jenny.”
S. Bacon
"The Old Surgery is ideally situated in the centre of Ditchling village with high quality fittings and furnishings. The owners are warm, convivial hosts. Highly recommended."

S. Payne
"A lovely cosy 'cottage' with excellent amenities and friendly & knowledgeable hosts. Would definitely stay again."
S. Lawn
The property is stunning and very well equipped and is finished to a high standard. Fantastic for cyclists as Ditchling is a short ride from Hassocks train station and the street level cycle store within the property was a real bonus. Easy access to the South Downs by bike. Owners were very welcoming and we felt quite at home. We enjoyed our morning coffee in their garden summer house with a view of the South Downs.
E. Graves
The accommodation was excellent, we were delighted with how clean, modern and well equipped it was. As it was located so conveniently in Ditchling village, it meant we could easily pop to the local cafe, pub or post office. We used the accommodation as a base to explore and walk the South Downs, as it was so close to Birling Gap and Beachy Head. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful, leaving us to enjoy our stay. We would certainly look to stay again.
A. Moulton

Holiday accommodation in the heart of picturesque Ditchling village. Enjoy a traditional Sussex village

Yes this was once the doctor's surgery that has been beautifully transformed to offer exceptional and spacious accommodation for two and it's in the heart of Ditchling village.

For those looking to enjoy the benefits of village life, with the village pub, a deli, the newsagent and tea rooms all within a few metres of your doorstep, but with the splendour of the South Downs and Ditchling Beacon less than 0.5 miles away, then you could not choose a better setting.

Set next to the owners' home, guests have access to the owners' garden offering them a lovely private cottage garden area to relax. Please be aware the owner does have a friendly dog. The Old Surgery is on the one level with a spacious reception area and a comprehensive kitchen set neatly at the end. Next to the kitchen is a cloakroom and beyond the kitchen is a double bedroom fitted with a king sized bed. Off the bedroom is a shower room with a large rectangular shower cubicle. The building is heated throughout by under floor heating.

Although the Old Surgery is on the one level it is accessed from the street by a flight of stairs once you enter the front door, so for anyone who has difficulty with steps this accommodation might not be entirely suitable.

Ditchling and beyond

Ditchling is at the foot of the South Downs, its heart forms a crossroads which is where you will find The Old Surgery. The crossroads link to other nearby villages of Keymer and Westmeston similarly located along the foot of the scarp slopes of the Downs.

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 Margaret's church, once known as "Anne of Cleves House". The house looks particularly imposing when viewed from the church with the backdrop of the Downs immediately behind. It makes for a good photograph. The village has kept the period tradition well and tea rooms and the village deli fit so perfectly into these traditional village surroundings.

Ditchling Beacon is a short but testing climb should you choose to walk it or even cycle up! 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. You can read about the palace on our Places to visit pages for East Sussex.

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 opera in England and today it offers unique presentations in the Sussex countryside attracting world leading performers. We provide a link into Glyndebourne under our “What’s On in Sussex” heading should you want more information.

Places to Visit

Lewes Castle

Jack and Jill Windmills

The Royal Pavillion

What's on

Brighton Festival — May

Glyndebourne — Summer season

Lewes Bonfire Societies — November

  • Local shop — 50 yards
  • Nearest supermarket — 1 mile Hassocks
  • Nearest restaurant — 50 yards
  • Local pub — 50 yards
  • Local bus service to Hassocks and Brighton
  • Mainline rail service at Hassocks for services to Gatwick Airport, London Victoria and Brighton
  • Gatwick Airport — 30 miles

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