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Vane Cottage

The South Downs
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Vane Cottage

Ringmer
  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Allocated parking
  • BBQ
  • Child friendly
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden - nearly 2 acres to explore
  • Linen and towels included
  • No pets
  • Real fire - Woodburner
  • Satellite television - Sky Plus
  • Travel cot
  • Washing facilities
  • Wi-Fi

Not quite a farm stay holiday but almost as good as! A lovely rural setting this country cottage is just two miles from Lewes

You will find this country cottage on a quiet rural lane that tracks along beside the South Downs. On the very edge of the village of Ringmer and only two miles from historic Lewes, this wonderful traditional cottage sits within the grounds of the owners' country home. With more than two acres to explore beyond the private south facing garden it makes for a relaxing and restful holiday.

Vane Cottage is a comfortable home for up to four guests that retains those traditional cottage features of a bygone period. The sitting room with a fireplace has a Clearview woodburning stove with logs included. The well equipped kitchen contains a washing machine and tumble dryer for any laundry requirements during your stay. There is also a full sized oven and hob and a fridge freezer so plenty of opportunities to be creative with your meals at home. There is a separate dining room next to the kitchen and for any young family there is also a separate play room for children with games and soft toys. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, the main bedroom is fitted with a double bed while bedroom two has twin beds. The family bathroom also on the first floor is fitted with a bath and a telephone shower attachment.

Ringmer and beyond

Vane Cottage is on the extreme edge of Ringmer, in fact it is closer to Barcombe Mills on the River Ouse before it flows into Lewes. Barcombe Mills has always been important for milling. Today a number of weirs still exist and it is an important area for its wildlife and natural beauty offering many wonderful riverside walks.

Not quite a farm stay holiday but almost as good as! A lovely rural setting this country cottage is just two miles from Lewes

You will find this country cottage on a quiet rural lane that tracks along beside the South Downs. On the very edge of the village of Ringmer and only two miles from historic Lewes, this wonderful traditional cottage sits within the grounds of the owners' country home. With more than two acres to explore beyond the private south facing garden it makes for a relaxing and restful holiday.

Vane Cottage is a comfortable home for up to four guests that retains those traditional cottage features of a bygone period. The sitting room with a fireplace has a Clearview woodburning stove with logs included. The well equipped kitchen contains a washing machine and tumble dryer for any laundry requirements during your stay. There is also a full sized oven and hob and a fridge freezer so plenty of opportunities to be creative with your meals at home. There is a separate dining room next to the kitchen and for any young family there is also a separate play room for children with games and soft toys. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, the main bedroom is fitted with a double bed while bedroom two has twin beds. The family bathroom also on the first floor is fitted with a bath and a telephone shower attachment.

Ringmer and beyond

Vane Cottage is on the extreme edge of Ringmer, in fact it is closer to Barcombe Mills on the River Ouse before it flows into Lewes. Barcombe Mills has always been important for milling. Today a number of weirs still exist and it is an important area for its wildlife and natural beauty offering many wonderful riverside walks.

The historic market town of Lewes is only two miles away. It is a fantastic place to visit - full of cafes, restaurants and bars. 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.

Lewes is the county town of East Sussex . The castle at the top of the town is open to visitors as is the Barbican Museum opposite. It offers a peaceful area immediately off the High Street. In the town’s Southover district is Anne of Cleves House which is also open to the public. It was left by Henry VIII as a settlement in their divorce.

The town has Harvey’s Brewery central to the town. Built in the 18th century it still produces fine ales. There is a shop and restaurant close by with many pubs owned by the brewery in the near vicinity.

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!

The world famous opera house at Glyndebourne is three miles away so the cottage makes a perfect base to enjoy the prestigious Glyndebourne Festival.

Travel ten minutes towards Uckfield you will find the Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum within the grounds of a beautifully furnished Palladian mansion with gardens to match. As the name suggests there is a wildfowl reserve with an amazing collection of ducks, geese and swans, together with a motor museum with a unique collection of vintage and classic cars. An unusual combination, but worth visiting.

Further afield Sheffield Park Gardens and the Bluebell Railway are within easy reach, together with the village of Alfriston with its Clergy House and beyond that the Seven Sisters Country Park, Beachy Head and the seaside resort of Eastbourne.

Places to visit

Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum

Firle Place

Lewes Castle

Alfriston Clergy House

What's on

Glyndebourne

Lewes Bonfire Society

  • Local shop —0.25 mile
  • Nearest supermarket — 2 miles Lewes
  • Nearest restaurant — 2 miles Lewes
  • Local pub — 1 mile
  • Mainline rail service at Lewes for services to Gatwick Airport, London Victoria, Brighton and Eastbourne
  • Gatwick Airport — 35 miles
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Vane Cottage - 99500 Vane Cottage. Holiday cottage near Lewes, and Anne of Cleves cottage. Accommodation for Glyndebourne Opera. Close to Newhaven for Dieppe cross channel ferry.

Reviews

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

March 2019

A Most Enjoyable Stay

"We stayed at Vane Cottage for one week and found the house to be welcoming and comfortable. The owners' house is directly opposite but they were very discrete and our paths did not often cross. On our arrival there was a welcome pack which was very much appreciated. The cheese and wine were particularly good. Extra fuel was made available by the owners for the wood burning stove which was generous. Vane Cottage is ideally situated to visit several places of interest including Herstmonceux Castle and Seven Sisters. From the Visitors' Book several families appear to return to the cottage more than once and it is easy to see why this is the case!"

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

December 2018

Great Christmas bolthole!

"I stayed at Vane Cottage over Christmas and found it the perfect base for dipping in and out of festive events with family in Lewes. Very comfortable and relaxing with the lovely gardens to explore and the wonderful birdlife all around. I felt really spoilt with the well stocked fridge, beautiful flowers and Christmas decorations all ready on my arrival. "

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

September 2018

Gorgeous cottage in beautiful countryside.

"We were made extremely welcome by the owner. Nothing was too much trouble. The welcome pack was superb, they had thought of everything. The little touches of great food and flowers made us feel very welcome. Wonderful location for us to potter about on our Lambrettas. The garden is massive and there are lots there for children to play with too Highly recommended this idyllic cottsge"

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

August 2018

Wonderful cottage!

"Very comfortable and well appointed. Everything one could need was provided. Delighted to discover some marvellous provisions the owner had left for us in fridge/freezer plus bowl of fruit, bottle of wine and vase of flowers. Visitors have use of the garden which was huge and full of exciting 'rooms' to explore. Owners very friendly and attentive and made us feel most welcome. We have already booked another stay there early next year - can't wait!"

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

April 2018

Outstanding Hospitality and Exceptional Cottage

"What a wonderful stay as always. Our 20th in 13 and a half years! We arrived with a 6 month old babe in arms. She is now almost 14 years old! In this time, the magnificent hospitality and exceptionally high standards have never diminished! We feel so privileged to have found this 'secret sanctuary' of calm and peace, accompanied by faultless hosts! Back in 5 and a half weeks time for the whitsun break. Heartfelt thanks as always. Book with absolute confidence! "

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

August 2017

Sunny Sussex

"Relaxing cottage with huge garden. Ideal location for Glydnebourne! Warm welcome from the owner and a very FULL fridge!"

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

August 2017

Family Holiday

"Our family (2 adults / 2 children) enjoyed a very lovely week in Sussex. Vane cottage was a super place to stay and relax. It's very quiet, cosy, has plenty of room, is well equiped and the garden is simply magnificent. The nearbyTown Lewes has a great selction of small shops and good quality restaurants. We also enjojed day trips to Eastbourne, Beach Head, Seven Sisters and Brighton. "

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

July 2017

great stay

"A lovely cottage, charming owners and pets, very convenient and very well equipped. The welcome pack is spectacularly good: carefully chosen good quality local bacon and sausages, cheese, baking potatoes, orange juice, butter, milk, eggs, wine and fresh flowers! The usual tea, coffee etc are all there and useful pantry items too! It is well positioned to get to many interesting places but very peaceful; though traffic can be heard in the distance, the birds are as noisy! A young hedgehog wanders about the old orchard which forms the main part of the huge garden, and rabbits and squirrels too. Walk to the pub from the bottom of the garden in 10 mins for very decent pub food and a great pint. I would say the only downside might be if you are people who love their power shower in the morning, There is a hand held shower over the bath, but really, why not have a bath- you are on your hols after all? Highly recommended."

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

November 2016

Magical Cottage

"Having only booked this cottage for a weekend, I wish it had been longer! Set in beautiful countryside the cottage was warm, welcoming and fully equipped for all needs. The owners had also thoughtfully provided excellent quality foods (sausages, bacon, eggs, milk, bread etc., even a bottle of wine!) to save us having to shop that evening and the following morning. Situated in a gorgeous country garden with plenty of wildlife and footpaths to take you over fields for walks. I cant praise this accommodation enough and hope to return."

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

October 2016

great week

"we really enjoyed our stay at vane cottage. we wanted a base and it worked out great. guy was friendly and very helpful. the cottage was well equipted and it was a big help to have the food so we didn't have to rush out to the market."

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

August 2016

Vane Cottage

"All good with standard and cleanliness of cottage - well equipped and very generous welcome of food, flowers, fruit and wine which was as lovely gesture. Owner (Guy) very helpful. Only criticism is that there was no real shower and the water pressure was terrible so could not really use the tap attachment properly."

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