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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.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
SAVE TO WISHLIST
£120-170 per night

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

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.

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£120-170 per night
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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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Repurposed / renovated building

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Other green credentials

Energy Performance Certificate rating A

Vehicle-free access

Draft-proofed to a very high level

Very high levels of insulation

Recycling of all recyclable waste

100% recycled toilet tissue, kitchen rolls, etc

Eco cleaning products

Organic and ethically sourced soap / shampoo

Eco toiletries

Public transport accessible

Superior double or triple glazed windows

All energy efficient appliances

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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
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Baby Friendly
  • Heating
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Fridge
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Highchair
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
£120-170 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

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
Detailed pricing info

Low season - January, February, March, November, December (excluding Christmas and New Year*)

3 nights (min) - £480
4 nights + (per night) - £140
Weekly - £840

Mid season - April, May, September, October

4 nights + (min / per night) - £160
Weekly - £980

High season - June, July, August
Weekly (min) - £1190

Christmas & New Year (min 1 week)
7 nights - £980

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Reviews

From Previous Guests

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SatishK

We had a lovely short break at this fabulous barn conversion cottage in a working farm for our wedding anniversary. It is furnished to the highest specifications, comfortable, homely and luxurious at the same time . A perfect home away from home in a fantastic location . Highly recommend

Stayed October 2021

Amie Macdonald

We had a wonderful 3 nights at The Hovel. Beautifully designed, spacious, well thought through. I know we will be booking again. Could not recommend more!

Stayed May 2021

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