Set on the edge of Newick village within our garden (The Manor House, built 1580s, grade 2* listed) in a lovely Conservation Area, Manor House Cottage was once a stone and brick farm building, converted to a house in the 1960s and renovated in 2001 to provide comfortable, well-equipped holiday accommodation. The cottage is almost all on one level (couple of internal steps). Entering through a small hallway into the open plan dining room, with the kitchen area on the left, there is one step down into the sitting room, with windows and a patio door along the entire south side onto the enclosed, secluded garden. There are 3 bedrooms, the double (king size, 150 x 200cm, bed) and single being on the same level as entry, the twin bedroom having just a couple of steps up to it. The south facing garden has a patio area with table and chairs, barbecue and lawn (with a magnificent magnolia tree). Pretty flowerbeds surround the lawn. On the other side of the property (north face), outside the front door, there is a beautiful view across to Newick’s 11th century church (Manor House Cottage is in the Conservation Area that surrounds the church). Adding to the collection of medieval-type trees in the Manor House garden, the cottage has its own medlar tree in this front garden. Ideally situated on the southern edge of Newick, it is only a short walk to the bakery (fresh croissants for breakfast!), shops, pubs, cricket pitch and other amenities of the village and also, in the other direction, a short walk to beautiful bluebell woods and walks through the fields. There is much to see and do in this part of Sussex, with Ashdown Forest (Pooh Corner), South Downs Way, the seafront at Brighton, Bluebell Railway, vineyards (e.g. Rathfinny, Ridgeview, Bluebell), many beautiful gardens (National Trust, Yellow Book etc) and historic houses. The fresh flowers in the cottage will, for almost all the year except in the depths of winter, be sourced from the flowerbeds of our own garden.
3 bedrooms sleeps 5, overlooking glorious 11 century church, quiet and peaceful
About Jane Roberts
We moved out of London to Sussex in 1997, with 2 small children, into the Manor House (a Tudor grade 2* black and white timber framed building dating back to the 1580s) and in 2001 we renovated the cottage for holiday lets.
Jane Roberts purchased this Cottage in 1997
Why Jane Roberts chose Lewes
It is the perfect edge of village position, all the benefits of the village in one direction and wonderful countryside walks in the other.
What makes this Cottage unique
Manor House Cottage is built partly from old stone, partly brick, and was formerly one of the farm buildings dating back to the time when the Manor House was part of Church Farm. It has glorious views from the cottage front door across to Newick's beautiful old 11th century sandstone church - in the late afternoon sun it is a wonderful warm and mellow colour. Nestled in our garden it can seem well removed from the stresses of today's life.
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A delightful stay
The spacious, light and airy accommodation is in a delightfully tranquil setting. It is well-equipped with a very private garden and is blissfully quiet at night. I have no doubt that we will want to stay here again on our next visit to East Sussex.
(John and Julia Elkington)
Fantastic property in perfect garden setting
Well placed to visit National Trust properties and other places of interest and handy for the coast
Couldn’t have been a more perfect weekend
We loved every minute in this beautiful cottage. It is everything you could ask for when visiting the stunning country side of East Sussex. Set in a 16th century estate with beautifully kept gardens, this cottage was spacious, with high quality interior. Last but not least the owners are wonderful, warm and welcoming people. You couldn’t ask for better hosts. We would gladly come back any time and highly recommend it to anyone looking to recharge their batteries in the English country side
This was the perfect cottage for us! Everything was amazing! The property was clean, had everything we needed and it was in a lovely area! Jane was amazing at communicating and very clear with how to get there and getting into the property! We arrived to lovely fresh flowers and a box of chocolates! I didn’t meet Jane but I did meet her lovely husband on the last day by chance, who was quite the gentleman! Overall an amazing stay and I would without a doubt stay there again!
A very comfortable, warm and well equipped property
We had a very enjoyable stay at this well equipped comfortable cottage with a warm welcome from Jane who had kindly left garden flowers and an Easter egg. The cottage is well placed for exploring the county; Lewes, Brighton, the South Downs and a number of interesting houses and gardens are all within a short drive The weather wasn't too good so we weren't able to spend time in the pretty garden but enjoyed looking out at the lovely magnolia tree through the window.
Beautifully presented cottage in fabulous setting.
We needed somewhere local to stay during a house move so didn't really have time to fully appreciate this lovely cottage. It was however, an excellent property, great location, and a very helpful, friendly owner.
This cottage is a perfect choice for a traditional English country village experience.
Occupying an idyllic edge of village setting on the southern fringes of Newick, this 3 bedroom cottage (sleeps 5) is tucked within the beautiful gardens of The Manor House, a grade 2* listed timber framed building dating from the 1580s. Converted from an original farm building, the cottage is almost all on one level (just a couple of internal steps). In a Conservation Area in one of the most historic parts of the village, it is very peaceful with a view from the cottage front door to Newick’s lovely 11th century mellow sandstone church (the clock is silent!). The cottage looks out onto its own enclosed garden with patio and lawn surrounded by flower borders and a beautiful magnolia tree, shared with squirrels, birds (great spotted woodpecker, nightingales, song thrushes, robins) and even badgers!
Newick is a delightful village with local shops, a bakery (fresh bread and croissants for breakfast), three gorgeous old pubs (beams and roaring fires), a tandoori, a classic village green and, just close by, a typical Sussex cricket pitch complete with pavilion and glorious views. The cottage is down a quiet lane on the southern edge of the village, a short walk from the shops and pubs, and about half a mile from the main road (A272). There is ample parking in the very quiet lane.
Just 15 minutes from the historic town of Lewes (which dates back to Saxon times), there is so much on offer within half an hour’s drive. Glyndebourne Opera, Bluebell steam railway, Brighton and its beaches, South of England showground, Pippingford Park, National Trust and other beautiful gardens (Sheffield Park, Borde Hill, Wakehurst Place, Nymans), historic properties (Lewes Castle, Anne of Cleves House), walking on the South Downs Way and on Ashdown Forest,
Manor House Cottage is a wonderful base to explore Sussex, a county of stunning natural beauty with varied scenery including rolling downlands, deciduous woodland, mixed farmland and spectacular coastal stretches. Famous nearby landmarks include the Seven Sisters, Firle Beacon and Ditchling Beacon.