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Lookers Cottage

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Downash, near Hailsham, Sussex
Grade 3 Star rating
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Perfect for fishing and outdoor enthusiasts with woodland walks from the doorstep and a lake nestled in the grounds.

Once the home of ‘The Looker’, who kept a watchful eye over Little Downash Farm, this well-presented, detached holiday cottage is now an excellent base for a coarse fishing holiday, with a lake situated within the owner’s 20 acre farmland grounds. It is also perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, and there are woodland walks on the doorstep.
Explore the glorious East Sussex countryside via a 5-mile drive through the lanes, across the unspoilt Pevensey Levels (a Site of Special Scientific Interest) and across to Pevensey Bay, a haven for smugglers during the 18th century. The Romans arrived here first, followed later by William Duke of Normandy who turned the Roman fort into Pevensey Castle, whose substantial ruins you can visit today. The inspiring 31-mile 1066 Walk starts at Pevensey Castle through to Herstmonceux - don’t miss the hands-on Science Observatory with over one hundered interactive exhibits and restored telescopes. The walk then continues through Battle and across to the medieval Cinque Port Town of Rye. Why not venture over to Drusillas, where you can be a zoo keeper for the day, or Knockhatch Adventure Park with its ski and snowboard centre. Visit Eastbourne with its excellent sunshine record and International Airshow in August, or Beachy Head and the South Downs National Park which are all within easy driving distance. Leisure pool at Hailsham, 1 mile, riding and golf available on-site. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

All on the ground floor.
Living room:
With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2:
With twin beds.
Bedroom 3:With ¾ double bed (for 1).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Electric wall panel heaters (electric oil-filled radiator in kitchen), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Laundry service by arrangement with owner. Small pebbled garden with garden furniture. Shared 20-acre woodland grounds. Carp and roach fishing on-site (£8 a day, licence required). Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a covered well, 4 yards away and gated fishing lakes in grounds.

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  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/03/2018
    We as a family and dogs enjoyed every minute, the people were very friendly and helpful and so were the animals on the farm, the only small thing is the lane down to the cottage is narrow and uneven apart from that a great time was had by all including the dogs xx will certainly recommend to anyone.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 19/03/2018
    Too overlooked. No privacy

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/11/2017
    Quaint little cottage in farmland - away from it all. Really peaceful and quiet - have already stayed twice and would stay again - perfect for couples or families alike

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 24/09/2017
    The cottage was very lovely - very clean, comfortable and homely. The cottage had most of the things we needed, so it felt like home. The area was very quiet as well so we felt relaxed. Overall, a great stay!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2017
    Very nice cottage but a bit far away fromeverywhere

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 04/09/2017
    Ideal for the weekend attending a wedding in the area.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2017
    Amazing holiday, need transport to go anywhere as location on a farm, but excellent location , plenty of places within 20 to 40 minutes drive lots of sea , Eastbourne my favourite town. The cottage was perfect. Owner was lovely, nothing an issue " true animal lover, after my own heart". Well worth a second visit, East Sussex had everything for all ages.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2017
    Perfect if you want to get away from it all - but if you have teenagers, the WiFi works best in the kitchen.

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8.6 out of 10 – based on 10 reviews collected by Reevoo
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