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The Hovel at Housedean

Lewes, East Sussex

Romantic converted barn in the South Downs National Park with a private patio and wood-burning stove, close to Brighton and Lewes.

  • 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
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£105-160 per night

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Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 3 nights low season & 7 nights high season

How to book

The Hovel at Housedean is owned and managed by Nick and Lydia.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Nick and Lydia.

Request To Book
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The highlights
  • Expect a welcome hamper on your arrival packed with locally sourced delicacies.
  • Walk-in, walk-out self-catering lodge in the South Downs National Park, with private outdoors space and high-end facilities.
  • Former farm building with a rural atmosphere and the tranquillity of the countryside within cycling distance of Brighton.
  • Gorgeous sweeping views of the Downs from both levels and the private patio.

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You should know
  • Pets can be brought only with the prior permission of the owners; please make contact to discuss this.
  • Note that the minimum stays and prices vary seasonally.
  • Seating for four at the inside and outdoor dining tables, plus a washer and dryer.

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The detail

In the heart of the stunning Sussex Downs, a substantial range of rolling green in Southeast England, The Hovel at Housedean is a cosy and characterful timber-clad, self-catering cottage for two, which started life as an animal barn. Perfectly positioned to take advantage of the miles of footpaths which make up the South Downs Way, The Hovel at Housedean is a dream cottage for individuals and couples looking to explore rural Sussex by foot, bicycle or car.

The home is light and airy, offering guests views of uninterrupted green hillside, broken only by the occasional grazing farm animal. In painstakingly converting this former agricultural building, the owners have retained a number of authentic features, like broad oak beams, and the original flint wall. The kitchen and dining room are arranged on an open plan basis, with bi-fold doors leading to the private patio and its views of the downs. This main inside space has everything you need for an enjoyable stay, including a functional contemporary kitchen with a wood-burning stove, Wi-Fi, and a Smart Television. Recline on comfortable sofas with a glass of wine, or step out into the yard, where a barbecue and outside dining set for four make for another magical Sussex evening.

The bedroom has been set up with a super-king sized bed, organic bedlinen and down and feather duvet. Babies or smaller children and toddlers can accommodated, as there is a choice of travel cot or small camp bed. The bathroom features a walk-in rain style shower as well as a freestanding bath tub, supplied with toiletries from a local supplier. Contemporary but classic in its aesthetics, this room has a pleasing design and feel, and benefits from underfloor heating. Between the restorative garden, charming, upscale country house décor, and modern amenities, The Hovel at Housedean is the dream getaway for walkers and explorers enjoying a mini-break in the Southeast.

East Sussex is known for its bucolic landscape, celebrated seaside towns, and subtle edginess. Housedean is located in the eastern part of the South Downs National Park, with the world-famous white cliffs of Seven Sisters Country Park close by. For a walk with a difference, head to the glacial valley of Devil’s Dyke, beloved by hang-gliders and hikers alike, before plunging down into the valley and returning to the dyke itself for a celebratory pint. The soulful, magical city of Brighton is just a short distance away, with its iconic pier, established music scene and buzzing nightlife. For a quirky and artsy small town atmosphere, you can’t beat nearby Lewes with its galleries, festivals and country pubs.

Features
Essential
  • Baby Friendly
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
  • Heating
Living Spaces
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Games/Books
Kitchen/Utility
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Tumble dryer
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Washing machine
Bed/Bath
  • Towels (bath)
  • Shower
  • Cot
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
Tech
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
Nearby
  • Beach (sea)
  • Markets
  • Cycling
  • Historical sites
  • Kite surfing
  • Nightlife (lively)
  • Tennis
  • Wildlife
  • Mountain Biking
£105-160 per night
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Please note: minimum stay for this property is: 3 nights low season & 7 nights high season

SAVE TO WISHLIST
Availability
How to book

The Hovel at Housedean is owned and managed by Nick and Lydia.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Nick and Lydia.

Request To Book
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  Nearest Airport
Gatwick Airport - 40mins

Detailed pricing info

Low season
November, December, January, February, March (excluding Christmas and New Year*)
3 nights + (per night) - £120
Weekly - £735

Mid season
April, May, September, October
3 nights + (per night) - £140
Weekly - £875

High season
June, July, August
3 nights + (per night) - £160
Weekly - £980

Christmas & New Year (*minimum 1 week)
7 nights - £850

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