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Just 200 yards from Eastbourne’s beautiful seafront and situated in the peaceful Meads Village area, which nestles at the foothills of the South Downs is South Downs Cottage. This one bedroomed terraced 200-year old fisherman’s cottage is a delightful retreat for couples, and within a short stroll of the local pub! This an ideal base for walkers, birdwatchers, nature lovers and sun worshippers, with easy access to footpaths in the South Downs - England’s newest National Park.Bring your bikes or hire them locally and cycle the South Downs Way. Descend the cliff path and enjoy the Holywell beach and spot a hermit crab or shrimps in the rock pools. Take an open top bus and visit Beachy Head, the UK’s highest chalk sea cliff, visit the lighthouse and visitor centre, or alternatively, for water lovers see the iconic cliffs by boat. Promenade along Eastbourne’s seafront in the steps of the Victorians, or take the steam train that chugs along the seafront, and enjoy the sea air as you stroll along the pier and look back along the sunshine coast. Beach 200 yards. Shop 150 yards, pub and restaurant 25 yards.

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Living Room

This lovely cosy room is bright and comfortably furnished with a sofa, that converts to a bed if needed, lamp, coffee table, dresser and a TV with Freeview channels. The room faces west and is flooded with light as the sun swings round from the south in the evening.

In addition to the heating from a wall radiator there is a gas fire to snuggle around in the colder months, a great hideaway to relax in after a busy day exploring. A latch door leads though to the kitchen.

The Kitchen

The kitchen is furnished with an oven, gas hob, fridge freezer and microwave oven. There is a plentiful supply of crockery, pots, pans and utensils and at one end there is a drop leaf table and chairs everything you would need should you decide to dine in rather than taking advantage of one of the local pubs or restaurants. A door leads out in to a courtyard garden.

Off the kitchen another latch door leads up to the first floor.

Main Bedroom

On beautifully stripped and polished floorboards with rugs there is a king size metal framed bed with a comfortable mattress, bedside table and lamps, chest of drawers, a lovely decorated wall mirror and both a large and small wardrobe.


This spacious bathroom on the first floor decorated in restful muted col-ours has a toilet, wash handbasin, heated towel rail, small drawer unit, chair and bath with shower over.


A door leads from the kitchen out into a courtyard where there is a table and chairs , an ideal place to drink your coffee in the morning , to eat outside or just relax with the papers when the weather is fine ! There is a small outhouse adjacent to the kitchen that houses a washing machine.

South Downs          
Double bedroom Yes Dish washer No Central heating No
Twin bedroom No Fridge Yes Electric heating Yes
Single bedroom No Freezer Yes Courtyard garden Yes
Tv Yes Iron and board Yes DVD No
Permit parking* Yes Hairdryer Yes Pets No
High Chair/Cot** Yes Sofabed Yes
*Permit Supplied ** Small charge will apply

A welcome pack is provided for all our guests and includes fresh flowers, tea and milk. We aim to provide a most memorable holiday experience and have an exceedingly high level of repeat business.

The property contains our Eastbourne Holiday Cottages “Out and About Box” which provides information about local attractions.

Celebration Packages

If you are celebrating a special event we can organise some treats prior to your arrival.

Please click here to view our Celebration Packages

Why not order your shopping online so it arrives just after you do? That way you can start your holiday without wasting time in the supermarket. You arrival time at the cottage is from 4pm. All the major supermarkets in Eastbourne provide an internet shopping delivery service so you can choose from Asda, Sainsbury, Tesco, and Waitrose.

Prices 2016 - 2017 Weekly Nightly Minimum stay
2nd Jan - 24th Mar £350 £100 3 Nights
25th Mar - 16th June £405 - 1 Week
17th Jun - 1st Sep £540 - 1 Week
2nd Sep - 29th Sep £490 - 1 Week
30th Sept - 27th Oct £405 - 1 Week
28th Oct - 22nd Dec £350 £100 3 Nights
23rd Dec - 2nd Jan 2018 £540 - 1 Week

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Changeover day: Saturday
Short breaks available from end of October to end of March

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