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Brightling Cottage

(Ref. 1131708)

Brightling near Netherfield, East Sussex, Sussex Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (9)
  • garden (5)
  • lovely (5)
  • brightling (4)
  • comfortable (4)
  • bedroom (3)

9 Customer Reviews

  • "Brightling Cottage exceeded our expectations in every respect."

    The accommodation was very comfortable and we particularly appreciated the excellent dining room, sitting room and downstairs bedroom areas. The location of the cottage was an excellent base from which to explore the area and we appreciated the kindness and care from Rowena and Mary. We intend to make a return visit when we are able.

    Many thanks for leaving us such a positive review, all feedback is really helpful and we appreciate your taking the time to do this (especially as you have already kindly written in the visitor book!). Very pleased to hear that you have had a good week at the cottage and hopefully the weather will be better when you come back again and we hope that you will! Best Wishes! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2023

  • "This Holiday Cottage ranks 1st, on the ever growing list of places my Wife and I have stayed."

    This is a magical place. full of character and charm where ever you look. No expense has been spared to ensure that you have a comfortable stay. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds so comfortable; The kitchen is great and equipped with ever thing you need; The view from attached balcony from the living room is incredible; Excellent furnishing throughout. The Heating; Hot Water and Wifi was instant and faultless. The level of cleanliness throughout was impeccable! Lovely welcome treats which included a freshly made loaf. These Hosts really care! FANTASTIC!

    Thank you very much indeed for your very generous and positive review, it has made our day! So pleased that you enjoyed the cottage and surroundings and that you have had a good week. The information that you have shared is really helpful to us so many thanks for taking the time and we very much hope that you will return one day! Best Wishes! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cliff5.0Oct 2023

  • "Delightfully quirky cottage in an extremely peaceful location, just what is needed to recharge the batteries."

    Ideally located for visiting all the Castles, Gardens and interesting little towns in the area. Cottage was warm, comfortable and has everything you would need for a trouble free stay. Welcome pack even included freshly baked homemade bread. I would definitely stay again if having another holiday in 1066 country

    We very much appreciate your kind review and are delighted that you have had a relaxing holiday at the cottage. Your recommendation on local gardens, towns and castles in the area will be helpful for other visitors so many thanks indeed and please return to 1066 country one day! Best Wishes! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was an exceptionally high standard property."

    (We have done a lot of cottage rentals for holidays)

    Thank you very much indeed for taking the trouble to write such a positive review. We are extremely grateful and very pleased that you found the cottage comfortable. Please do return one day! Thank you again and Best Wishes! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage nice and clean on arrival with a nice touch of a welcome pack."

    Great position for visiting local attractions. Would differently use again.

    Many thanks for your positive review. We greatly appreciate this and are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Brightling Cottage. Anything we can improve on please do let us know as any feedback is really helpful to us. We very much hope that we can welcome you back at some stage in the future. Thank you again and Best Wishes! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Sep 2023

  • "We’ve had a wonderful time in Brightling cottage,it’s very quirky and comfortable too ,absolutely beautiful everything you could wish for an a lovely garden to walk round ,altogether very quiet a peaceful ."

    . And the weather was hot as well which made a difference..

    Thank you very much indeed for your kind and positive response, this is very much appreciated and we are really pleased that you have had a happy stay in Brightling. The weather certainly does make a huge difference and delighted that it was sunny for you too! Thank you again and Best Wishes! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Brightling Cottage."

    The property is quirky and interesting and the garden was fabulous. A peaceful location. Hope to return as cannot recommend highly enough.

    Thank you very much indeed for taking the trouble to write such a positive review, this is really appreciated. We do hope that we can welcome you back at some stage in the future, that would be wonderful! Thank you again and Best Wishes! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "This splendid cottage is truly perfect in all respects ."

    It is reasonably close to all necessary amenities, after all who wants a supermarket just around the corner ? Days out are well catered for with castles, gardens and the coast all only a short drive away. Our only regret is that we didn't book for a longer stay.

    Many thanks indeed for your review, this is much appreciated and will be useful feedback for our other guests. We are very pleased that you have enjoyed your stay, please do come back for a longer visit next time! Best Wishes! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jul 2023

  • "We loved Brightling cottage very much we felt so welcoming."

    Such a beautiful place vert quit and a lovely garden and vieuws on the terrace. Every little thing you need in the house was there. Very nice sittingroom and bedroom/bathroom and walk in shower. Lots of steps in the house also in the garden but we knew that before. Lovely surroundings lots to see and to do.

    Thank you very much indeed for your positive feedback, it is excellent news that you have had a good holiday at the cottage. Many thanks too for leaving out so much information and leaflets on places to visit in the area, that will be very helpful to other guests. Best Wishes! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ton5.0Jun 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and balcony with furniture
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Front garden with lawn, patio and furniture, a rear garden with patio, furniture, and a small gated area for dogs behind the terrace
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 2.2 miles
  • Note: There are steep steps to the interior and exterior of the home, making the property unsuitable for those with limited mobility; please take care
  • Note: Adults only
  • Please note, guests are welcome to bring their own disposable BBQ's

The property

Netherfield 2.3 miles.

Located rurally in Brightling near Netherfield, East Sussex is Brightling Cottage, a characterful, 16th century dwelling.

Oozing charm complete with a stone-fronted exterior and country-style furnishings throughout, Brightling Cottage offers a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, nestled within the High Weald AONB, and enveloped by pretty gardens and an abundance of walking trails.

Park up off-road and make your way through the lovely front garden, complete with a free-flowing brook, perfect for strolling alongside before a drink in the sunshine.

Head indoors to locate the galley kitchen, well-equipped with all the essentials for a self-catered stay, before gathering in the dining room as a four, with an original Inglenook fireplace in the backdrop.

Reach the sitting room to unwind and light the woodburning stove, before spending the evening out on the balcony for sundowners; the rear garden is also designed for an alfresco affair, perfect for hosting and entertaining when the weather allows.

As day turns into night, catch some rest from one of the double bedrooms on offer, one of which rests on the ground floor with a handy en-suite.

The cottage is complete with a ground-floor bathroom, catering to all preferences.

Once you're ready to explore the area, head to Netherfield for your nearest amenities, before visiting several gardens in the area, including Great Dixter, Sissinghurst, and Batemans, along with the private gardens of well-respected gardener, Sarah Raven.

History buffs will relish in the chance to discover Bodiam Castle and Herstmonceux Castle, both reachable via car, whilst The Observatory Science Centre is nearby, offering interactive and educational exhibits.

Round off your break by the coast by visiting Hastings, with the chance to tour the local castle, brush up on your knowledge at the Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, stroll along Hasting’s beach and pier with a bag of fish and chips in hand, or head to Smugglers Adventure for an afternoon underground, before returning home for sunset.

Enjoy a rural escape at Brightling Cottage.

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About the location


Battle 3.1 miles; Bexhill 8.8 miles; Hastings 9.8 miles.

Netherfield is a quaint village resting between Penhurst and Mountfield in the East region of Sussex. Home to a post office, café, and the White Hart Netherfield pub, visitors can enjoy a self-catered stay, whilst additional amenities lie in the bustling town of Battle. Located in the High Weald AONB, the village is enveloped by walking and cycling trails, along with a host of historical landmarks, nestled across the region, including Bodiam Castle, the Great Dixter House & Gardens, and the Battle Museum of Local History. Further attractions lie near the shoreline, with a visit to Hastings Pier and beach, and the Hastings Fishermen's Museum as popular, local choices, along with the Hastings Country Park nature reserve, ideal for those who prefer countryside vistas. Bexhill, Eastbourne, and Seaford are all reachable by car, worth adding to your tour of South England.