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The Hovel at Housedean is a delightful self-catering holiday cottage which is just perfect for 2 adults and a baby / child. Beautifully designed, The Hovel is a large, light, one bedroomed holiday cottage where all mod cons and stylish furnishing alongside old oak beams and some of the original flint wall simply ooze character and charm. There is a well equipped kitchen with cosy living room as well as a spacious bedroom with a super king sized bed. The large bathroom has a separate walk-in rain shower, a roll-top free standing bath.
Outside there is a patio area with furniture over looking fields and beyond.
Guests just love this boutique self catering holiday cottage located on a working farm in the South Downs National Park and situated just outside Lewes and a few miles from Brighton.
The Hovel has a patio area over looking fields. It has seats for your morning coffee, a dining table that seats four and a BBQ to cook your evening supper on. Please note that due to our very accessible location near the A27 you can hear some traffic in the garden area.
The bedroom has a super king sized bed dressed in a feather and down duvet and organic cotton sheets. There is a travel cot for little people and a small single camp bed is available by request. There is plenty of hanging and storage space for your clothes and bags too.
The large bathroom has a separate walk-in rain shower, a rolltop free standing bath and large organic cotton towels. There is underfloor heating to keep your toes warm and also lovingly made local soap.
The well equipped, light filled kitchen we hope has everything you will need for cooking and a dishwasher to help you clear up afterwards. There is also a washing machine/tumble dryer and a dining table to seat 4 people. We also supply a hamper full of local and sustainable produce.
The cosy living room (open plan with the kitchen) has a comfy sofa and armchair and views of the garden and fields beyond - you may even see a cow or horse grazing! There are large bi-folding doors that fully open onto a patio area. There is also a wood burning stove for the winter months.
There is Wi-Fi and a Smart television should you wish to use either.
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Views onto the garden and fields
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Lewes is a unique place, with a strong sense of identity (it even has its own currency!), a buzzing art scene and a slightly alternative feel. The town has a great selection of independent shops, antique markets to browse, a fab local food market at the market tower every Friday and a bustling farmers market on the first and third Saturday of each month. There are also loads of small coffee shops, restaurants and pubs, with plentiful supplies of the locally brewed Harveys Ale. The original Bill’s café (they have now opened nationally) is a great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner and serves excellent food with a vibrant atmosphere. There are also several historic buildings to look around, including Lewes Castle, Anne of Cleves House and The Old Priory. For a guide to what’s on in Lewes, visit www.vivalewes.co.ukVisit Website
Brighton needs no introduction and it has all the attractions that you’d expect of a major city, and far too many to mention here! However, the highlights for us would definitely include; popping down to the seafront for an ice cream on the Brighton pier, visiting the stunning historic Royal Pavilion and then finishing it off with a lovely amble through the North laines where there are hundreds of small independent shops, cafes and market stalls. For a guide to what’s on in Brighton visit www.visitbrighton.comVisit Website
South Downs Way
The South Downs Way is a spectacular National Trail that runs from Winchester in the west to Eastbourne in the East. The Hovel is located directly on the trail, about 20 miles from Eastbourne. The trail provides brilliant walking in its own right, but also access to endless other footpaths that explore the Sussex countryside. If you like walking, there is no better place to spend a weekend. Walking or cycling in either direction along the South Downs Way from The Hovel quickly leads to spectacular views from the top of the escarpment, out over the weald or to the coast. On a clear day, you can see for miles, sometimes even getting a peek of the Isle of Wight!Visit Website
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The Hovel is located in the Eastern half of the National Park and within easy reach are some of the most popular attractions in the area. These include: + The Seven Sisters Country Park – the famous white cliffs + Ditchling Beacon – one of the highest points on the South Downs + Devils Dyke – a dramatic glacial valley + Middle Farm – café, farm shop and lots of farm animals + Drusillas Park – a great day out for the family + Miles of coastline + And numerous quintessentially English villages like Firle (with an excellent pub serving Harveys Ale) and Glynde. The South Downs is rich with wildlife and footpaths and very accessible too.Visit Website
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The Bull, Ditchling
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The Half Moon, Plumpton
A beautiful two hundred year old traditional country pub, nestled at the foot of the South Downs.Visit Website
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