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Friston Down

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Lovely pool open in summer
Friston Down Cottage is an annexe to the larger house at Friston Down
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
Cottage
The Cottage at Friston Down is a delightful three-bedroom country cottage set within beautifully maintained, expansive gardens with a swimming pool (open May-to-September). This Exclusively Eastbourne cottage is an annexe to an impressive period property, but is completely self contained with its own private entrance. Set over two floors, in the eaves of the cottage is a huge master bedroom with views over the South Downs, a walk in wardrobe and TV. This room can easily accommodate a cot or a camp bed for an extra child (both can be provided). Across the top of the stairway is a large family bathroom, complete with bath, separate walk in shower, toilet and bidet. Downstairs are two further bedrooms - one double, one twin - plus another family bathroom, again with separate shower and b...The Cottage at Friston Down is a delightful three-bedroom country cottage set within beautifully maintained, expansive gardens with a swimming pool (open May-to-September). This Exclusively Eastbourne cottage is an annexe to an impressive period property, but is completely self contained with its own private entrance. Set over two floors, in the eaves of the cottage is a huge master bedroom with views over the South Downs, a walk in wardrobe and TV. This room can easily accommodate a cot or a camp bed for an extra child (both can be provided). Across the top of the stairway is a large family bathroom, complete with bath, separate walk in shower, toilet and bidet. Downstairs are two further bedrooms - one double, one twin - plus another family bathroom, again with separate shower and bath. There is a spacious, comfortable lounge with views over the gardens and French doors leading to your own private terraced area - perfect for summer BBQs or an evening drink. With a large screen TV with Sky TV, DVD player, stereo, free WiFi and even an iPod docking station, you're perfectly equipped for a relaxing break. The dining kitchen is equally well equipped for a self catering holiday. There's another TV, plus a fridge, double oven, microwave, dishwasher, table and chairs and plenty of pots, pans and crockery. A separate utility room houses a washing machine and separate tumble dryer. As there are bedrooms and a bathroom, plus the living space on the ground floor, this cottage can suit those with mobility issues - and a ramp can be set up to give wheelchair access through the French doors. With central heating throughout, this is a cosy hideaway in winter as well as a fabulous choice for a holiday in warmer weather. All towels and linen are provided, and while you'll feel completely independent in your own cottage, the owners are nearby if you need them, to answer any questions about the area or property. There is plenty of parking in the wide gravel driveway leading to the cottage. All towels and linen are provided, along with enough tea, coffee and milk for welcome drinks on arrival. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Manager
Sarah Stanger (agent) (Property Manager Exclusively Eastbourne)
Languages spoken:English, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2011
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Reviewed November 7, 2019

A very comfortable cottage set in a large garden with outstanding views across the South Downs. An ideal location for walking/cycling holidays exploring the downs plus just a 5 minute drive to the coast. A fully-equipped kitchen, plenty of space for all the family including...More

Date of stay: October 2019
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raffy07, VR Owner at Friston Down, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2019

Thanks so much for your kind words. Really pleased you loved Friston Down Cottage - it's a cracker, isn't it :) Hope we can look after you again. Carl (Exclusively Eastbourne Holiday Homes)

Reviewed May 21, 2019

This is our second time staying at Friston Down, and we love it more than ever. Phil and Carolyn are wonderful hosts, friendly and thoughtful. The cottage is comfortable, well appointed, and the setting, tranquil and relaxing. The view over the Downs towards the sea...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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raffy07, VR Owner at Friston Down, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2019

That's wonderful to hear. So pleased you came back to enjoy everything about Friston Down Cottage. Thanks for that. Carl (at Exclusively Eastbourne Holiday Homes)

Reviewed August 6, 2018

What a stunning location! The house is perfect, fantastically well-equipped and spotlessly clean. Lots of thoughtful touches, plentiful towels, comfortable beds and lovely garden area. Phil and Carolyn are wonderful hosts - extremely welcoming and very kind - making sure that we were settled and...More

Date of stay: June 2018
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raffy07, VR Owner at Friston Down, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

I'm so glad that you got to enjoy the delights of Friston Down - what a place! I only get to look around rather than stay at this wonderful cottage but I'm pleased you found time in paradise :) Carl (at Exclusively Eastbourne Holiday Homes)

Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Friston Down cottage. The accommodation itself was beautifully kept, spacious enough for 5 people and superbly appointed. The grounds are also stunning (all maintained by the owners themselves) and are great for children like ours to run around in....More

Date of stay: August 2017
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raffy07, VR Owner at Friston Down, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time at Friston Down :) Thanks for the feedback and for booking with us. Carl (at Exclusively Eastbourne Holiday Homes)

Reviewed August 10, 2017

Lovely cottage with superb views, fantastic hosts, great garden and swimming pool and, for once, heated really means heated - warm enough for 80 year old mum and 83 year old uncle to get in and have a swim! The owners (and dog Dylan) were...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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raffy07, VR Owner at Friston Down, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2017

What fabulous feedback! Great to hear that you all enjoyed yourselves at Friston Cottage. I think it takes some beating with the heated outdoor pool, the views across the Downs towards the sea and the most wonderful hosts. I hope it helps convince others to...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2017

We spent a most enjoyable week at Friston Down, feeling immediately at home in the beautifully furnished cottage. The swimming pool was the great attraction for our two grandsons, as were the extensive grounds, perfect for all kinds of games. We had several interesting conversations...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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raffy07, VR Owner at Friston Down, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2017

Thank you so much for leaving the helpful feedback - I'm so pleased that you loved Friston Down, with the swimming pool, the amazing location and views and the very thoughtful owners. I do hope we can look after you again Carl (at Exclusively Eastbourne...More

Reviewed December 7, 2016

The reviews aren’t wrong. The Cottage at Friston Down is comfortable, inviting and missing nothing in terms of amenities. As a separate wing to a beautiful old home, it lets you have all the privacy you might want, while still enjoying the grounds and glorious...More

Date of stay: November 2016
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raffy07, VR Owner at Friston Down, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2016

Thank you Bill for your kind words - I'm so pleased to hear that you loved Friston Down Cottage. I know that both Phil and Carolyn will be delighted to hear you really enjoyed your stay. I'm completely with you as well - surely this...More

Reviewed November 5, 2015

Nothing to fault. Excellent home and well supplied. Excellent hosts. We will return without hesitation.

Date of stay: October 2015
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raffy07, VR Owner at Friston Down, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2015

Hi Paul Great to hear you enjoyed yourselves - thanks for finding time for the review. See you again I hope Carl @ Exclusively Eastbourne

Reviewed September 26, 2015

Stayed at Friston Down this summer for one week with three children. Excellent gardens, excellent swimming pool (29 degrees and crystal clear, owner has PhD in chemistry, it shows!) and lovely master bedroom. Phil and Carolyn were fine hosts. We stayed at another rental in...More

Date of stay: August 2015
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raffy07, VR Owner at Friston Down, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2015

Thank you so much for your positive feedback - it's great to hear that you had a fab time at Friston Cottage. Phil & Carolyn take great pleasure in providing the highest standard of accommodation and are only to happy to provide information to help...More

Reviewed December 3, 2014

We were traveling to England due to a bereavement and Phil and Carolyn were gracious hosts who could not have done more to make our stay more comfortable. The home is so comfortably furnished, the kitchen is kitted out as well as my kitchen at...More

Date of stay: November 2014
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raffy07, VR Owner at Friston Down, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2015

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave the review. I'm thankful that you had an ideal, tranquil house and location for your stay - I'm so sorry that it was such a difficult occasion for a visit, but hope that the views...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Cable/satellite TV
Shared Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Shared Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby
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