Large and very comfortable dog-friendly 5-6 bedroom house set within the South Downs National Park yet near the beach & Newhaven ferry to France. Over an acre of land; beautiful gardens; walking and mountain biking with a bridleway at the back door great for short walks and long hikes. On the doorstep, the Ouse Valley Nature reserve and easy access to unspoilt shingle beaches, including Tide Mills beach, about 20 mins walk or a short drive away. Lovely pubs and country villages all around.
You are half an hour from Brighton, famous for its beach; vibrant night-life and music scene; iconic historic buildings including the Pier and Brighton Pavilion; stunning regency architecture and its quirky independent visual style including the famous North Laine area. (See visitbrighton.com for more info). Eastbourne is half an hour in the other direction. The quirky historical town of Lewes is just 15 minutes away.
Despite the country setting you are near to civilisation, and you could manage here without a car (although we would also be happy to arrange a car swap). Newhaven, with large supermarket plus ferry link to France (4 hr ferry) and the pretty unspoiled beach resort of Seaford, are both a few minutes away. There are excellent road links via the A26 up to Gatwick Airport. A bus stop on the corner of our lane takes you to Brighton, Seaford or Eastbourne. A 15 minute walk through the nature reserve takes you to Newhaven Town train station, with regular trains to Lewes (15 mins), Brighton, Eastbourne and also to London, which is about 1.5 hours away.
- 5 double bedrooms - two in a separate annexe with own bathroom/small kitchenette - very flexible layout
- 4 bathrooms (2 ensuite)
- main living room with woodburner plus additional upstairs living room /study/6th bedroom
- Well equipped kitchen /diner opens onto living room
- comfortable and practical; oak flooring throughout
- utility/boot room
- gym/cycle room
- beautiful gardens, summer house, over an acre of land with sea views
- organic veg, chickens, composting
- near to the beach
-set within the South Downs National Park- walking and cycling at the back door
We have chickens and 2 cats and are happy to swap pet care or we can arrange for someone to come in and feed them whilst you are staying. We also have two non allergenic dogs (wheaten terriers) and are particularly interested in swaps where we can bring these/ your dogs would be welcome (but no dogs in bedrooms/ upstairs areas). We can arrange a cleaner for a small charge.
We are a careful and thoughtful family and would take great care of your home.