A lovely detached cottage with private garden near South Downs in West Sussex sleeping 2/4.
Situated in the grounds of the owners' home, surrounded by farmland and a network of footpaths, Blossom's Cottage has splendid views of its quiet rural location and The South Downs. It is about 10 miles north of the seaside town of Brighton and about 40 miles south of London. Within easy reach of the coast, South Downs National Park, N T properties and gardens, Seven Sisters Country Park, the historic towns of Lewes, Arundel and Chichester and Goodwood for the Festival of Speed & Revival and Racecourse. Hickstead Equestrian venue is very nearby.
Blossom's Cottage is an ideal walking, cycling or tourist base. It offers quality and comfort for a peaceful relaxing holiday.
Modern detached single storey property offering spacious open plan self catering accommodation which retains the agricultural building's original features-vaulted ceiling and beams in the bedroom and living room. A large bathroom with shower over bath. There is underfloor heating throughout the property .
Fully fitted kitchen with electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment and a dishwasher. Well equipped with crockery and cooking pots and pans and utensils. There is a separate utility room with washing machine and clothes drying rail.
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One double bedroom with a 5ft bed that can be split into two singles. The bedroom also has a large fitted wardrobe, well stocked bookcase and CD player with Radio. There is also a double sofa bed in the living area.
A good size modern bathroom with large bath and shower over. WC and vanity unit with basin and big mirror.
Double aspect sitting room with double sofa bed and French doors to the garden.. The facilities include TV, DVD and CD player with Radio, and puzzles and games .
The French windows from the living room open on to a decked sitting area with table and chairs. There is a large gravelled area with BBQ and terraced lawn with flower beds, There is also a tiled patio area at the front of the cottage with table and chairs.
The Cottage is equipped with electric underfloor heating.
Bedding bedlinen, towels and tea towels. are provided.
The Cottage has an electric cooker, with fan oven microwave, fridge with 3 star freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine, electric kettle, toaster, iron and ironing board and sufficient crockery, cutlery, glasses, saucepans and utensils for 4 (four) people. There is also a freeview flat screen TV, DVD player games including Scrabble and Jigsaw puzzles. In the bedroom, a Radio/CD player and hair dryer and bookcase withan eclectic collection of books
There is no telephone but there is good mobile phone reception. There is internet access but connectivity can be poor and intermittent inside the cottage; it is better in the garden.
No Smoking. Pets are not accepted. The Cottage is not really suitable for very young children (please check with the Owners) but babes in arms are welcome.
Things to do
Places to visit
Brighton - the Royal Pavilion an exotic palace in the centre of Brighton, built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV.
The Palace Pier or the 360i if you have a head for heights.
Further along the coast are the seaside towns of Shoreham, Worthing and Littlehampton.
Five minutes walk away visit Albourne Estate a boutique vinyard producing exciting and distinctive single estate English wines. http://www.albourneestate.co.uk
A short drrive away is Bolney Wine Estate
for tours and also Alfresco Dining
Further a field at Plumpton Green there is Bedlam Brewery.
Walking or Cycling
Step outside the cottage and take a walk from the door across fields to visit nearby villages with pubs and restaurants. Or access the South Downs Park and National Trail and many other walks including to the Chattri Monument, Devil's Dyke and Clayton Windmill. Visit Sussex Wildlife Trust at Woods Mill https://sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk
A short drive will take you to the historic towns of Lewes or Arundel with their castles and cobbled streets. A bit further afield is the cathedral city of Chichester with Pallant House Art Gallery and independent shops. Near to the city is Goodwood Racecourse and House with its Festival of Speed and Revival.
Many National Trusts Properties including Nymans Gardens,Sheffield Park and Standen House.
Also a short drive away take a ride on the Bluebell Railway or a trip on the Wey and Arun Canal.
Or drive to the Seven Sisters and walk or cycle to Birling Gap or along Cuckmere Haven.
History of Blossoms Cottage
Originally Blossom’s Cottage was an agricultural building housing machinery and goats and pigs. Blossom, a British Alpine goat was our first animal resident over thirty years ago. Other goats followed and then we started keeping Tamworths, rare breed pigs. Now we keep a few rare breed Hebridean sheep including Primrose and Mary, Kitty the goat and two Pygmy goats Vic and Bob and Pepe the Alpaca .
In 2004 we decided to convert the building into a self catering holiday home.
More recently we had Elsie Fudge.our large white pig passed away a few years ago at the grand old age of 12 and we named our Shepherd's Hut Elsie's Hut (image below) in her memory. Elsie's Hut is also available to hire - a glamping experience offering accommodation for two.
Blossom's Cottage Conversion
It was just what we wanted, quiet, roomy and a perfect location to be based. We had a wonderful time and could have stayed another week!
Blossom's was just what we wanted, quiet, roomy and a perfect location to be based. We had a wonderful time and could have stayed another week! August 2020 P and A. West Yorks
We have thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this part of the country and we hope to return. Your lovely cottagedefinitely contributed greatly to that enjoyment. August 2020. M and D, Gloucestershire
Blossom's Cottage has been a fabulous base for a busy week. A wedding at Pangdean Barn, a birthday, a trip to London as well as other adventures locally.
Alan and Rose, Nottinghamshire September 2017
We had a lovely 3 weeks stay. We hope to see you again next year.
Rien and Ann, Netherlands August 2017
We did have a lovely 13 days stay. Elaine and Chris have been friendly helpful hosts. The cottage is very peaceful, comfortable, well equipped and perfectly fits the needs of two travellers. Blossom's Cottage is an ideal place to start visits of all the places of interest around - Nymans Gardens. Wakehurst, Parham House. Brighton, Petworth and lots more.. Thank you very much, indeed!
Brijette and Peter, Germany July 2017
Lovely well equipped cottage in a lovely location. Enjoyed the privacy of the garden. Thank you for the little extras on arrival.
Sheila and John, Bedfordshire June 2017
Wow!What a beautiful place to stay with the kids. Lovely peaceful surroundings, fantastic hospitality and the perfect break way from city life. Will be recommending Blossom's Cottage to friends & family here and abroad. Thank you!
Steve, New Zealand May 2017
Best accommodation we have stayed in for some time. We will comeback if we are ever this way again. Lovely walks too. Thanks for the flexibility in dates - it's so hard to find places that don't insist on Saturday to Saturday bookings, particularly at Easter.
Pete and Sue, Cardiff April 2017
Enjoyable stay at Blossom's. Lovely setting and great walks. A chance for two sisters to spend time together in their home county.
Diane and Laura USA, April 2017
A wonderful stay in such a beautiful, peaceful and private place. Thank you so much. I had a great weekend, with the cottage having all I could want.
Martin, Yorkshire March 2017
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Well placed in the Sussex countryside on the outskirts of the village of Albourne just outside the National Park, the cottage is surrounded by fields. The nearest railway station is about 4 miles away and Gatwick airport about 20 miles, with local produce shops a couple of miles. A gastro pub and restaurant within walking distance. An ideal location for your #staysafe #staycation