Fully equipped kitchen with dining areaSpacious sitting room

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds

Entire home/apt

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

A comfortable and spacious 3 bedroom family home with large garden in idyllic surroundings in the South Downs National Park. Read our reviews to see how others have enjoyed their time in this beautiful spot!

The space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Check In: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $33 / night after 4 guests
Security Deposit: $331
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The space

The comfortably furnished house is fully equipped and offers one double bedroom and two singles. One of the singles converts to a twin as needed. Additional beds can be provided in the form of a double sofa-bed (designed for two but cosy for sharing!) and two children's roll-up beds if required. The large kitchen / dining room is spacious and an enjoyable place to cook, eat and chat. The table extends to seat 8-10 for comfortable meals with family and friends, and afterwards you can let the dishwasher do all the work while you relax, watch TV or a DVD or play on the Wii. Free wifi internet access and an open fire (coal and logs provided in season) are also available.

Other accommodation includes: downstairs cloakroom, office / den (or additional bedroom), wetroom and separate family bathroom with shower over bath. Off road parking is available and the garden offers room to play on a large lawn area and two patios for enjoying the lovely views of the South Downs in the perfect traditional English village of East Dean.

As well as the pub and restaurant, the village offers a delicatessen, tea-shop, post office / grocery, award-winning butcher and a farmers' market every Wednesday morning. Three buses an hour to Eastbourne and Brighton go from bus stops a few minutes walk away. Eastbourne has good rail links to London (90 minute journey).

Please note that we are unable to accept one night bookings for more than 4 people.

Available for your use:
Double oven; hob; fridge freezer; dishwasher; food mixer; toaster; kettle; washing machine; tumble-dryer; downstairs loo; TV; Sky; DVD; Wii; open fire; shower; bath and a wide range of toys, books and DVDs.

We are experienced home-exchangers and will do everything possible to ensure your smooth arrival arrangements and key swap. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Please note we have three cats, Jem, Maggie and Mabel, who will need feeding during your stay. There is no cleaning fee so we ask all guests to comply with our "leave it as you find it" policy.

Guest access

This space is our family home and you'll have access to all parts of it. Guests are welcome to use toys, games, DVDs, books and store cupboard essentials during their stay. We'll also ask you to feed our cats while we're here. It really is a home from home, with free purring included!

Interaction with guests

Although we will always call or email in advance to check arrangements for your stay, we will make also every effort to meet guests on arrival, and provide a short tour of the space and answer any questions. We move out when we have AirBnb guests so we usually need a couple of days before we can confirm a booking, to make our own travel plans!

The neighborhood

Our home is in a beautiful location, close to the sea and nestled in the South Downs National Park.

Four miles away (an easy bus ride from the end of the road) is the seaside town of Eastbourne with its theatres, restaurants, shops and a delightful Victorian seafront. Just over one mile from the house you will find Birling Gap beach, where you can play in the rock pools, race the waves up the shingle and walk the miles of sand at low tide, admiring the views of the famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs.

For a slightly longer walk, explore the South Downs Way which will take you to the iconic Beachy Head and Belle Tout lighthouse and reward you with spectacular cliff-edge views of local towns and the English Channel. Or, stay closer to home with a two-minute walk to one of the prettiest village greens in Sussex and choose a tasty meal at the 15th century village pub, The Tiger Inn, or the classy Thai Terre restaurant. Alternatively, take a stroll through the nearby woodlands of Friston Forest, or drive (or catch the bus / train) along the coast to Brighton for trendy shopping.

Other things to note

Apologies, but we don't allow one night bookings at the normal rate for parties of 5+. If you are a larger party in search of accommodation for one night, do feel free to contact me to discuss terms.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is flexible

1. Guests must look after the three cats - this involves feeding 2-3 times a day and cuddles on demand.
2. Please follow basic security procedures as you would in your own home, and respect our neighbours and the local area.
2. There is one off-road parking space for the house (on the driveway shared with neighbours) - it is the one next to the hedge on the left of the garden gate. Please do not park elsewhere on the driveway. There is plenty of space for unlimited, free parking on the road nearby.
3. We operate as a "home from home": the house will be clean, tidy and welcoming - a real house where a family lives most of the time, not a hotel. We will leave breakfast things for your first morning. We ask for a £250 deposit to be made through AirBnB, which will be returned unless there's been a real disaster. A broken glass or cup does not count as a disaster in our book! We expect you to be able to judge and to do the honourable thing; just let us know or offer to replace anything you think necessary, if something has gone wrong.
4.Occupancy implies acceptance of these house rules. There are no risks or hazards unusual to a normal family home.
5. You will have access to free WiFi but must use it only for legal activities and respect the parental controls that are set up to protect our children.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

38 Reviews

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Ana User Profile
May 2017
Jane is a wonderful host, while we never met in person, she was very responsive on email and always helpful with local recommendations. The house is cozy and has everything one needs over a weekend away from home. We were 6 people, and there was enough space for some to play board games, and others to have a quiet time. The three cats were shy in the beginning, but warmed up to us towards the end. Overall, highly recommend it, the area is rustic with plenty of hiking trails which we explored over the two days.

Selene User Profile
April 2017
A lovely home to relax. Very stylish & clean.

Christine User Profile
March 2017
We started our holidays in the U.K with visiting the magnificent Seven Sisters and the South Downs. We were lucky to have our stay started in Jane's impressive home. She communicated well and is thoughtful in every detail. Such a beautiful home. The beds are comfy. We liked preparing and taking breakfast in Jane's fully equipped, spacious and bright kitchen. The house is indeed a perfect home for us. We also made good friends with Jane's three cats: Mabel,Maggie and Jem. Happy memories! Hope we shall return for a longer stay next time! Thank you so much, Jane, all the best to you and your family. Christine and family Hong Kong

Desislava User Profile
January 2017
Everything was wonderful, clean, great communication,lovely family home. Thanks for that Jane.

Alan User Profile
August 2016
Our stay at Jane’s accommodation at East Dean was our first booking with Airbnb. I must say we struck lucky first time and enjoyed the experience. Jane’s house ticked all the boxes we set for 5 adults, seeking somewhere nice to stay not far from Eastbourne and yet just minutes away from the beautiful area of the ‘South Downs National Park’ which included Birling Gap, Beachy Head, Seven Sisters and lots more if one enjoys walking. Jane’s house is really nice and modern, yet retaining the original building style for the local area. Having at least 2+ bathrooms was high on our list of preferences, which also included off road parking. The kitchen was well equipped with all the gadgets needed should one wish to eat in. Additionally, should one find time to watch TV then all the entertainment equipment was at our disposal. I was the ‘chosen one’ from the group to play ‘Cat Man’. Jane’s cats were well behaved and were punctual around feeding time, then they were off into the garden. Well, what more can (we) say, other than a big thank you to Jane and family. Don’t forget Arnold Schwarzenegger saying: "I'll be back"! Alan and Gitta

David User Profile
August 2016
Amazing house, top location and bonus cats!

Rebecca User Profile
July 2016
Lovely family home. Perfect location to explore the South Downs :)

East Dean, United Kingdom · Joined in May 2012
Jane User Profile

We are a family of four who love our location! Jane runs her own education consultancy; Henry is a local council manager; Anna is 12, Charlie is 8. As the children get older we are beginning to think about travelling further and wider, and it would be great to earn some income from our home to help fund our holidays. We love books, cooking, family outings and relaxing together. We have stayed in other people's houses for holidays before and we know the benefits of a "home from home", especially when you are taking children with you.

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