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Polhills Cottage

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Arlington, near Eastbourne, Sussex
Newly Listed
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 2
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This attractive former farmhouse occupies a unique position overlooking Arlington Reservoir, enjoying delightful views and peaceful surroundings.

Residing just a few yards from the water’s edge and close to the South Downs National Park, this beautiful oak-beamed farmhouse, where parts date back to the 18th century, comprises two self-contained holiday cottages. The house originally resided on the side of a hill, overlooking a meander in the Cuckmere River. Polhills is the perfect rural escape for families and couples alike, providing ample room for guests to relax and unwind, or head out and explore this extensive location.
Guests can spot over 170 species of birds including herons, kingfishers, woodpeckers, reed warblers and even ospreys form the bird hides. It is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and is ideal for wildlife and walking enthusiasts, as there is a path that circles the reservoir. It is also a haven for keen fishermen, as it provides some of the best trout fishing in the south east. Permits can be purchased at the fishing lodge close by.
Cyclists can enjoy Cycle Route 2, which joins with Route 21, the Cuckoo Trail. Drusillas Zoo, Beachy Head, Charleston Farm House, Glyndbourne, Michelham Priory and the delightful village of Alfriston are all close by and well worth a visit. There is a station within easy reach providing good transport links to London for further sightseeing opportunities. Beach 7 miles. Shop 1½ miles, two dog friendly pubs 1 mile.
Polhills (UKC1351) and Polhills Cottage (UKC1352) can be booked together to accommodate up to 10 guests.

Ground Floor:
Living room:
With open fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player and beams.
Dining room: With beams.
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Kitchen: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and beams.
Sun room: With slate floor.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1:
With double bed and beams.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds and beams.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Initial logs for open fire included. Sitting out area to rear with garden furniture and barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. No smoking. Please note: The edge of the reservoir is 30 yards away.

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  • Barbecue
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
    Open Fire
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Wifi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Newly Listed Property
    Newly Listed Property
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Waterside Breaks
    Waterside Breaks

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 27/04/2018
    Lovely cottage in great location, really well equipped and comfortable. Perfect location for walking on the downs. Good to find such a nice dog friendly cottage.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/03/2018
    Enjoyed our short stay at this cottage clean, comfortable and very doggy friendly.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 04/12/2017
    Lovely property in a great location. Very quiet and peaceful yet near to transport links and amenities. Highly recommended.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/10/2017
    We had a brilliant week in October visiting family. Welcome pack was lovely. Cottage was very comfortable with great specifications. Location was beautiful. My husband and I and 2 dogs would definitely stay there again and would highly recommend it.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/10/2017
    Without a doubt would return and recommend to anyone. Fantastic location with great local pubs and eateries. Well maintained cottage equipped with everything you need. Would return in a heartbeat.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/08/2017
    Excellent cottage in a unique location. Really couldn't fault the standard of the cottage and what the cottage had to offer. The welcome pack was a lovely touch. We loved our week there and would love to stay again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/06/2017
    The cottage is perfect. There wasn't a single item missing it was so well equipped with lots of special touches (like underfloor heating in the bathroom, games, binoculars and a huge selection of kitchen ware!). There's plenty of space in the house and the gardens are beautiful. We spent many happy hours relaxing in the sun, but if the weather had been poor I expect the little sun room would have been a perfect retreat. The location is ideal for exploring the south coast in both directions. We went west to Battle and Hastings and east to Hayling and Brighton, as well as exploring the local villages, garden centres and farm shops. The location on the edge of the reservoir was also good for walking the dogs and there were several footpaths from the door. The pub, coffee shop, PO and train station were only a short walk to the village. Definitely recommended.

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 17 reviews collected by Reevoo
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