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A two bedroom, early 20th Century, Boulton & Paul timber cottage,

set in a private, 30-acre estate of lawns, woods, streams and lakes in the High Weald of Sussex


This two bedroom, early 20th Century timber cottage, set in a private, 30-acre estate of lawns, woods, streams and lakes in the High Weald of Sussex, retains many of its original features, including open fires, cast iron door furniture  and exposed wood walls and floors, without compromising its 21st Century standards of comfort and technology – including complimentary wi-fi connection.

On the estate, you can explore our ancient bluebell woodland or stroll along the banks of our three lakes or just sit and admire the spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. We are also within a few minutes drive are some of the most beautiful gardens in England and more than half-dozen ancient castles and, of course, some stunning National Trust properties – all open to visitors.

Look through our website where you’ll find full details of the cottage and the estate. You’ll also find a full list of things to do and places to visit including Batemans, the home of Rudyard Kipling and Battle Abbey built by King William on the site of the Battle of Hastings.

About The Cottage

Blackdown Cottage was built in about 1890, originally as the Estate Manager’s house for what was then a substantial estate of many hundreds of acres. Major renovation work on the cottage was undertaken during 2008 bringing it up to 21st Centuary standards while still retaining many of its original features such as the wood-clad walls in the hall, the cast-iron fireplaces in the sitting room and two bedrooms, and the solid iron door furniture.

Our prices range from £490 to £820 per week and include everything you are likely to need during your stay with us, including Wi-Fi connectivity, pure cotton bed linen, huge, pure cotton towels, toiletries, fuel oil and electricity. A selection of books, DVDs and CDs are provided for your entertainment while younger guests have access to a chest full of toys and board games.

Naturally, guests staying with us for a week or more will find a complementary welcome pack awaiting them.

Facilities & Testimonials

  • Short breaks out of season
  • Fuel & power included
  • Detached property
  • 5-acre garden
  • Sorry – no pets
  • Linen & towels included
  • Open all year
  • Ample parking on site
  • Pub nearby
  • Wi-fi available
  • Area of outstanding natural beauty


The abundant wildlife in the garden kept us entertained!


Fantastic (cottage) . . .deer etc (in the garden)


The cottage was paradise.


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