Space and comfort in South Downs

House - Entire home/apt · Churchfield, East Dean, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN20 0DQ, United Kingdom

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!

Your host, Jane
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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

The comfortably furnished house is fully equipped and offers one double bedroom and two singles. Additional beds can be provided in the form of a double sofa-bed (designed for two but cosy for sharing!), double air mattress and two children's roll-up beds if required. The large kitchen / dining room is newly fitted and will beg you to cook in it! 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.

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 accommodation includes: downstairs cloakroom, playroom (or additional bedroom), 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).

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 two cats, Jem and Maggie, 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.

Special price available for trips 15 - 19 August 2014 - please enquire!

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.

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 sometimes we need a couple of days before we can confirm a booking, to make our own travel plans!

Other Things to Note

No one night bookings for parties of 5+ - sorry. If you are a larger party in search of accommodation for one night, do feel free to contact me to discuss terms.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 3
Extra people: $18 / night after 4 guests
Security Deposit: $441
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The house was absolutely amazing and i really enjoyed to stay!! Thank you for allow me to stay your house!!

    July 2014
  • I stayed at Jane's home with a few friends for the weekend. Jane was great to communicate with throughout the booking and organising of our stay. Her home is lovely and was clean and tidy when we arrived. We enjoyed looking after the cats! I have absolutely no complaints and would definitely recommend Jane's home to anyone! Thank you for letting us stay in your home.

    June 2014
  • Very complete instructions and preparations, so all went smoothly or quickly solved. Real family home, so a very authentic experience. Jane and family very friendly, as were the neighbours! Fantastic location. Every comfort you'd need to feel instantly at home.

    June 2014
  • Jane was an excellent host. The house was clean and tidy when we arrived. It is very well located in a charming village close to the cliffs with a lot of nice hiking pathways.

    May 2014
  • Lovely house and lovely host! We had a great stay and enjoyed the beautiful surrounding area. Thanks Jane!

    March 2014
  • My family loved the house and said it was absolutely immaculate. So much more pleasant than staying in a hotel.

    October 2013
  • We stayed 8 days at the Branson's house and had a wonderful time there. It is an excellent occasion to spend time in a lovely and comfortable accommodation on the country side with a great landscape around, well suitable for families with children.

    The arrangements with Jane and her family were easy and clear, we found everything loving arranged for us. So we felt welcomed and cared not only like guests but like friends.

    August 2013
  • We stayed here for a family wedding - the reception was in the wonderful Village Hall - almost opposite. With a child of 2 and a baby of 2 months it was the perfect location for the family. My nephew and his partner loved the house so much they wanted to live there. The house is very well equipped and Jane had been in regular contact to make sure all was well. I agree with the comment about the second double - but again Jane told us in advance. We all would recommend this lovely spacious house. Thanks, Jane

    July 2013
  • We booked this at the last minute and Jane was very responsive & accommodating to our needs (we have 2 dogs and 3 young kids). The house is perfectly located close to Beachy Head and the Sussex Downs, in a very nice village with decent pub, Thai restaurant & deli.

    It's exactly as shown in the pics, a family house lived in by a happy family. We'd definitely look to return if we came back this way.

    May 2013
  • The house is lovely and in a really great location. Jane is a great host, really communicative and incredibly accommodating...even got some food in for us for breakfast. The village itself is really peaceful with all you could need (great Thai restaurant and country pub right round the corner) and only a scenic 15 minute walk to the coast, would highly recommend for a getaway.

    May 2013
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We are a family of four who love our location! Jane is an education advisor / teacher; Henry is a local council manager; Anna is 10, Charlie is 6. 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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