4-bedroom cottage near Ditchling - Idyllic Setting Away from all Roads. Fantastic Cycle and Footpaths right from the gate.
- english, french, german, italian
With our two teenagers, whenever we are at Streatwick, we love walking, cycling, and riding as well as just enjoying the wonderful garden, fresh air, star-filled night skies, and tranquility of this place.
Eve purchased this Cottage in 2007
Why Eve chose Hassocks
For guests who are looking for an authentic private rural retreat with stunning views and lovely gardens, Streatwick is perfect. It's a great house for a family get-together or a relaxing weekend away. It's Incredibly peaceful: during the day you can watch the weather and shadows playing across the Downs, and in the evening you can see amazing star-scapes, and hear owls twit-twooing across the valley. At night you'll find comfy beds, and crisply-laundered bedlinen, and fall asleep in utter peace and quiet.
What makes this Cottage unique
Streatwick is located on a little ridge overlooking the South Downs. It is surrounded by fields and footpaths, and truly lovely countryside. The views are some of the best in the country. This is exactly where Rowland Emett built his flying car ChittyChittyBang Bang (in the older forge next door), and where Raymond Briggs envisaged his 'Snowman' flights. The cottage is secluded and utterly peaceful, yet not isolated. It is a fantastic base for exploring the South Downs, Ditchling, Lewes etc. As a recent guest wrote: " What a miracle to find such a haven of tranquility so close to Brighton and London." If you love to be able to walk (or cycle) straight from the cottage gate, in all directions, without roads and traffic, and if you love natural surroundings, then you will love staying here!
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Beautiful house in peaceful location
A beautiful old characterful house in a peaceful location and stunning views. So well equipped with everything you’d need and the garden is great with walks right on the doorstep. Very comfortable and spotlessly clean
40th birthday weekend
This cottage is a lovely quiet retreat. Well equipped with everything we needed. Lovely white linens and bath products too. Thanks for a great stay. Ps the view is magical
Home from home
Splendid week at Streatwick. Very homely and comfortable and well equipped with a great selection of games and books too! Peaceful, relaxing and very good and thoughtful host. Nice country walks and local pubs and brilliantly located for the railway links and airport.
Charming cottage in a peaceful location, lovely views, great walks, good pubs nearby and lots to explore. Helpful owner and would rent again.
Very homely, welcoming cottage with everything needed to settle in quickly.
A very characterful cottage with wonderful views and in a quiet location. We visited for a 3 autumn night stay and were warm and cosy and appreciated all the basic supplies i.e. Fire wood, kindling, tea, coffee, milk etc. Large garden and great outside seating. Home from home. Would recommend Half Moon pub/restaurant nearby.
Perfectly peaceful place to stay, not too 'fru-fru' so ideal for dog owners with a very nice enclosed garden. Walks on the door step plus walk to the local pub!
we stayed a week with our dog and everything was perfect!
Dear John, Many thanks for your review, and for leaving everything at the cottage so immaculate. Glad to hear you had an enjoyable week! Eve
South coast is 30 - 45 minutes drive. Brighton and Hove beaches are fairly busy in summer. Seaford beach is quieter and good for parking too. Cuckmere Haven and its visitor centre are 45 minutes drive, where you can walk to the sea and up to Beachy Head.
Gatwick Airport if 45 minutes drive, or 30 minutes by train from Plumpton station. Newhaven-Dieppe ferries are 45 minutes drive away.
Nearest villages are Plumpton and Ditchling, both approx 1 mile. County Town of Lewes is 6 miles away and Brighton is 9 miles away. Many places of interest lie within a 10 -15 mile radius.
Lewes, Burgess Hill, Hassocks, Haywards Heath all within 8miles and offer good shopping, supermarkets, banks, train stations etc. Many good restaurants and pubs locally. Swimming at Lewes Pool (also Pells open air lido in summer) or the Burgess Hill Triangle.