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Darwin Cottage

Darwin Cottage

Welcome basket

Welcome basket

Eastbourne Pier

Eastbourne Pier

Enjoy a day out at Drusilla's Zoo Park

Enjoy a day out at Drusilla's Zoo Park

Breakfast in downstairs bedroom

Breakfast in downstairs bedroom

Coastguard cottages at Cuckmere Haven

Coastguard cottages at Cuckmere Haven

Beautiful sunset

Beautiful sunset

Enjoy some quiet time

Enjoy some quiet time

Outdoor living

Outdoor living

Breakfast al-fresco

Breakfast al-fresco

Darwin Cottage

Darwin Cottage

Loft room

Loft room

Country walks

Country walks

Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters

Double bedroom

Double bedroom

Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway

Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway

Devil's Dyke is perfect for walking

Devil's Dyke is perfect for walking

Beachy Head Lighthouse

Beachy Head Lighthouse

Darwin Cottage

Darwin Cottage

Welcome basket

Welcome basket

Eastbourne Pier

Eastbourne Pier

Enjoy a day out at Drusilla's Zoo Park

Enjoy a day out at Drusilla's Zoo Park

Breakfast in downstairs bedroom

Breakfast in downstairs bedroom

Coastguard cottages at Cuckmere Haven

Coastguard cottages at Cuckmere Haven

Beautiful sunset

Beautiful sunset

Enjoy some quiet time

Enjoy some quiet time

Outdoor living

Outdoor living

Breakfast al-fresco

Breakfast al-fresco

Darwin Cottage

Darwin Cottage

Loft room

Loft room

Country walks

Country walks

Seven Sisters

Seven Sisters

Double bedroom

Double bedroom

Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway

Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway

Devil's Dyke is perfect for walking

Devil's Dyke is perfect for walking

Beachy Head Lighthouse

Beachy Head Lighthouse

Darwin Cottage

Sussex, BN26 5QB

Idyllic, rural location on the South Downs Way

  • Peaceful, rural setting close to local attractions
  • A wealth of beautiful walks from the doorstep
  • Historic village pub within walking distance
  • Close to Seven Sisters Country Park
  • Open all year, short breaks available off season
  • Coastline and numerous beaches a short drive away
    • Sleeps 4Sleeps 4
    • Bedrooms 2Bedrooms 2
    • Bathrooms 2Bathrooms 2
    • Covid Refund GuaranteeCovid Refund Guarantee
    • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Dines 4Dines 4
    • WiFiWiFi
    • ParkingParking
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • Visit England 4 star graded

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Features

Sleeps 4

Sleeps 4

Bedrooms 2

Bedrooms 2

Dines 4

Dines 4

Covid Refund Guarantee

Covid Refund Guarantee

Pub (within 1 mile)

Pub (within 1 mile)

Ground Floor Facilities

Ground Floor Facilities

Dog Free Cottage

Dog Free Cottage

Matched bathrooms

Matched bathrooms

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

Dog Free Site

Dog Free Site

WiFi

WiFi

Parking

Parking

Barbecue

Barbecue

Supermarket delivery available

Supermarket delivery available

Owners/Manager onsite

Owners/Manager onsite

Beach (within 10 miles)

Beach (within 10 miles)

Fine dining (within 10 miles)

Fine dining (within 10 miles)

National Trail (within 1 mile)

National Trail (within 1 mile)

About & Contact

Idyllic, rural location on the South Downs Way

Darwin Cottage is the perfect place to get away from it all. An idyllic rural location in the quiet Sussex village of Jevington, yet just a short drive away from many nearby attractions including the sea! There are an abundance of stunning walks on the South Downs Way literally from the doorstep - many of which can incorporate a country pub lunch, a nice café or afternoon tea. Just ask and we can advise you on some routes to take. The iconic Seven-Sisters are nearby as is The Long Man of Wilmington, Michelham Priory and Glyndebourne Opera House. Children are well-catered for in the area too with plenty of things to occupy them such as Drusilla’s Zoo Park, Knockhatch and Eastbourne Steam Miniature Railway to name a few. There are pretty towns and villages to visit including Alfriston, Battle, Lewes and Seaford.

Should you enjoy a round or two of golf, we are fortunate enough to have five 18-hole courses within a 20 minute drive. These include Willingdon, Royal Eastbourne, Eastbourne Downs, Seaford Head and Seaford Golf Club. There are several 9-hole courses worthy of a visit too.

Throughout the year, there are numerous events in Sussex worthy of attending. These include: International Tennis Week in Eastbourne in June, Eastbourne Airbourne in August and the Sussex Bonfire Season runs from the 1st weekend in September through to the third week in November with firework displays, processions and events every weekend during that period. Glyndebourne Opera Festival runs from May – August and their tour starts off in October – November, with a Christmas concert during December. Darwin Cottage is ideally located for all of these events.

The cottage (which sleeps up to four guests), is located within the courtyard of the owners’ home. Guests have exclusive use of the courtyard where they have access to a barbecue and garden furniture. Stepping through the French doors into the cottage, you will find an open plan kitchen/dining and living area, a downstairs double bedroom and adjacent walk-in shower room. Upstairs is a twin bedroom with a family bathroom opposite. The traditional style kitchen is fully fitted featuring dual fuel oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. The property is centrally heated with hot water on demand. Egyptian cotton towels and bed linen are provided for your comfort and convenience. The open layout of the kitchen/dining and living area makes Darwin Cottage a sociable and comfortable place to stay. It is perfect for families, two couples or guests who prefer to sleep in separate bedrooms.

After a long journey, guests can expect to find a useful welcome pack on the kitchen table featuring home-made bread, butter, a selection of jams, free range eggs, chocolates, biscuits, tea, coffee and milk (delivered freshly that morning by our milkman).

Many guests describe Darwin Cottage as a 'home from home' and we hope when you stay that you will feel the same way too. Short breaks are available most of the year. If the dates you require aren’t showing, please email us and we will try our best to accommodate you.

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Tel:+44 (0)1323 484124

Tel:+44 (0)7739 233705

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Darwin Cottage
Sussex, BN26 5QB

Location & Attractions

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  • Castle Castle
  • Gardens Gardens
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  • Walks Walks
  • Theatre Theatre

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Visitors Attraction Drusillas Zoo Park

One of the best small zoos in the country. Ideal for children aged 2-10 years old. Pre-book online (Tesco vouchers accepted).

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Walks Arlington Bluebell Walk

Seven walks over 3 working farms. Proceeds from the Tea rooms support different charities each day. Check website for opening dates and times.

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Walks Friston Forest

Try the White Horse View Trail or the Butcher’s Trudge!

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Walks Seven Sisters Country Park

The Seven Sisters Country Park consists of 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, open chalk grassland and a meandering river valley.

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Gardens Michelham Priory House & Gardens

Michelham Priory boasts England’s largest water filled moat and offers a great day out for all ages.

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Visitors Attraction Battle Abbey

One of England’s most historic sites and stand on the site of the battle of Hastings. Pair up with a visit to Pevensey Castle on the way back.

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Visitors Attraction Newhaven Fort

Cloaked in mystery and protected by impressive ramparts, Newhaven Fort has protected this part of the coast for almost 150 years.

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Visitors Attraction The Observatory Science Centre

World famous astronomical observatory. Hands on science and discovery centre.

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Castle Herstmonceux Castle

300 acres of carefully managed woodland and beautiful gardens

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Town Lewes

Medieval streets, tiny twittens, charming independent shops. Visit Anne of Cleves house and Lewes Castle.

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Town Alfriston Village

Cream teas, local produce and gifts. A wander around Alfriston is well worth the time.

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Town Seaford

Walk along the seafront, browse the independent shops and stop at the Pomegranate Café for a drink and something to eat (they cater for a wide range of dietary requirements).

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Theatre Congress Theatre

Grade II* listed. The theatre and conference venue is the largest theatre on the south coast.

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Theatre Devonshire Park Theatre

A small Victorian theatre with beautiful ornate interior, includes major touring productions and one-night shows

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Visitors Attraction Towner Art Gallery

Art gallery with café and cinema. Some exhibitions have free admission.

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Theatre Glyndebourne Opera House

World class opera. Many performances throughout the year plus the festival: May-August tour: October-November and Christmas concerts in December.

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Pub/Restaurant Gr/eat

Greek cuisine. Wide menu, fresh ingredients. Can’t decide? Try the meze option for a little taste of everything!

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Pub/Restaurant Meze

Mouth watering, authentic Turkish food designed for sharing!

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Pub/Restaurant Pomodoro e Mozzarella

Authentic, delicious Italian food from an independently run family business. Fantastic service with most menu items available to takeaway.

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Pub/Restaurant The Plough and Harrow

17th Century country pub in the South Downs National Park. Booking advisable

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Pub/Restaurant Eight Bells Pub

Small independently owned pub serving locally sourced food and drinks.

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Meet the owner

Tanya Frisby

The Frisby's - Tanya & Paul We moved to Jevington in 2002 and got married a year later in the village church. Our home was a great location for the wedding reception which we held in a marquee in the back garden! In 2008, we converted the outbuilding in our courtyard into a cosy country cottage and have been letting it to guests ever since. We're never very far should you need anything, whether that's general advice, restaurant recommendations or where to walk locally incorporating one of the lovely pubs. Our favourite activities are singing, walking and going to Glyndebourne for opera and a picnic! We truly love where we live. It's a beautiful part of the world and hope to share our cottage with you soon.