A wonderful place for a short getaway and to relax - ideal for walkers or those who just enjoy the tea houses and pubs that this village in the South Downs National Park has to offer. Well behaved dogs welcome. The house has lots of character, an open log fire, two double bedrooms, modern bathroom and a well-equipped kitchen, plus a pretty cottage garden. Located close to the Village Square and local amenities. A minute from the South Downs Way & lots of beautiful walks. Free wifi. Welcome!
This bright and airy house is ideal for a relaxing break. The area has everything you need for a great walking or cycling holiday or just mooching about. You can just stroll around and enjoy all the lovely pubs and tea houses in the village. Alfriston has one of the best independent bookshops in the country - Much Ado Books, and Badgers Tea House is just across the road - a wonderful place to relax (a 10% discount is offered to my guests). Well behaved dogs welcome (not on the furniture or upstairs please) and welcomed in most places around the village.
In the winter there is a log fire (initial logs supplied). My house has many times been described as light and "cosy", and is filled with art and interesting things - this is where I live in between bookings so is very much a HOME and not a holiday let.
Limitless walks and cycling paths to enjoy whether you're a serious walker and cyclist or just wanted to wander in the glorious South Downs National Park. One can walk down to the Cuckmere River without crossing a road and then onwards east via the South Downs Way.
There is a pretty garden at the back of the house, which in the summer is lovely for eating outside - breakfast is my favourite time as it is east facing. Ideal for those with a dog as it is surrounded by a flint wall.
I have a key lock box for easy access and somewhere to put the key when you go out so you can relax knowing no-one will be locked out.
Access is on foot via the back of the house, where the key box is located. No vehicular access is allowed to the back. It is however, possible to pull up at front of the house and unload into the front garden and bring things in through the front door before parking in the space provided. Do be aware that this is a narrow road so please be considerate of other cars ability to pass.
We are a "dark sky" area so there's no street lighting in the village and the security lights at the back do not cover the whole area, I would strongly advise guests to bring a torch or ensure they have a torch app on their phones.
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I live in the village and will be happy to advise guests beforehand as to where and what to visit. I can also offer a full concierge service.
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There are so many local places to visit if you have a cultural bent. The Clergy House - the first National Trust property is in the village, close by is Charleston Farmhouse - Home of the Bloomsbury set and Farley Farm House - Home of the Surrealists. The world famous Glyndebourne is a 15 minute drive for both the summer Festival and the autumn touring season. The historic town of Lewes is 10 miles away with its beautiful castle, Anne of Cleves house and many beautiful buildings. Michelham Priory is a few miles away and then there is the incredible coast line to explore as well as the Downs themselves. We have the Rathfinny Wine Estate in the village with tasting room tours on offer. You could spend weeks here and still not touch the surface. I'm happy to send further information if you want, much of it is in the house information book. Please ask.
This house has a steep wooden staircase so is not ideal for toddlers or for those who might have difficulty with stairs. Well behaved dogs and children are welcome, but as my home in between times, it has not been "child proofed".
There is no access for vehicles at the house or behind the house. Parking is a minutes walk from the house in the community car park.
Well behaved dogs are welcome, but not on the furniture, or upstairs. Max 2 dogs.
Well behaved children are welcomed, however the house is not exactly "child proof"
Please bear in mind this is also my home when there are no guests, so treat it as you would treat your own. Be courteous of neighbours and keep noise down especially after 10pm.
I left London having worked in the film and TV industry to enjoy the beautiful countryside here in the South Downs and close to the sea. I live with my small dog Freddy and love walking up the Downs, through the forests and along the river. From time to time I take in students and teach English on a one to one basis - total immersion of our culture, food and countryside. I enjoy all styles of music, films, theatre and meeting new people, sharing good food and showing off the stunning countryside where I live. I believe in a relaxed atmosphere and that laughter is a universal language. This is a very friendly village and I enjoy every day a great place to do a lot or a little.