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Pump House

(Ref. 932577)

Hellingly near Hailsham, Sussex Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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104 Customer Reviews

  • "What a lovely find."

    We booked last minute and were so lucky to find this property. Everything was perfect, couldn't fault a thing. Fantastic grounds to walk round and walks very close by. Thank you to the owners for a relaxing stay. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jan 2024

  • "Amazing cosy cottage."

    Extremely clean and wonderful location. Friendly helpful hosts. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely Christmas at the pump house."

    Very comfortable with everything we needed including to make our Christmas dinner. Lovely bed and a great sofa to relax on. Despite the terrible weather there was one nice day that we were able to use the hot tub. Our first experience and it was lovely. The only slight negative is to be aware that the TV is just a TV. The internet speed is so slow you cannot stream anything. It would have been useful during our stay to be able to watch Netflix/ Amazon etc as the weather was so awful. This is the only thing missing from this lovely property.

    Thank you for your feed back, always appreciated. So glad you enjoyed your Christmas here. Sorry you had difficulties regarding Netflix, thank you for bringing this to our attention, we were not aware of any problems before. We are looking to see how we can improve the streaming. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Dec 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation in beautiful surroundings."

    Excellent hosts, very warm and welcoming. The dogs loved the walks around the property. Some lovely scenic walks right on the doorstep. Will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2023

  • "One of our best holidays."

    We loved it here and so did our dog. What a treat waking up and starting your day with a stroll around the owners 10 acres! The property was well decorated and clean and the area in general had everything we needed to buy/visit.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Sep 2023

  • "A five star location, quiet, restful, the perfect retreat."

    Everything you will ever need on site and if not just ask and you will get a quick responce me thinks from the great hosts. Thank you. Spent two weeks of bliss and would certainly recommend, really nice surroundings, huge garden with lakes to take your mind of any stress you may have and fenced in all round for large dogs, little ones watch in places with wildlife lifting fence. Plenty of attractions, nice fairly local pub The Bulls Head near Hertmoncux with great food every visit. Pump House and pub Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thank you for another lovely stay at Pump House and the welcome gifts."

    We wanted a holiday which was relaxing and that's exactly what this place offers. Pump House is exceptionally beautiful and clean. The bed is so comfy we slept really well. Outside is so peaceful all you can hear is the birds. Superb scenery. Enclosed garden which we needed for our dog. Afternoons spent in the garden with glorious weather to sunbathe and relax in the hot tub. Even our reactive dog was more chilled than at home! Absolutely nothing to fault. We enjoyed it so much we booked for a third time within 3 days of returning home! See you next year and thanks again

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great place and particularly perfect for anyone with dogs."

    Private fenced in area a few short steps from the front door with a dog guard provided for when we wanted to have the front door open. Large grounds for walking the dogs in the evening. Very well equipped kitchen and comfy settee for relaxing whilst watching the TV. Good shower and roomy bedroom with a dressing room adjoining. Washing machine a bonus as meant I didn’t have an huge washing to do on return home. Owners are lovely, on hand if needed but let us get on with holiday otherwise. Can’t recommend too highly. Planning to return next year.

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0Aug 2023

  • "The owner was lovely, we felt very welcome."

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a really nice time at Pump House in its beautiful grounds where we were able to wander around and enjoy the wildlife which was great for our Cockapoo to enjoy the walks in."

    The cottage was very comfortable and very well equipped with everything you could possibly need for your holiday (including a bottle of wine/milk/dog biscuits on arrival) and was well placed to reach most places along the south coast including Hastings and Eastbourne. The owners were very welcoming and although we didn't need to contact them much during our stay they were always available if required. We would have no hesitation in booking Pump House in the future.

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Jul 2023

  • "Would like to say we had a wonderful break."

    The cottage and grounds were fantastic. The bottle of wine and milk was a nice to touch. They were very helpful in taking me to the garage to get oil for my car.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jun 2023

  • "Almost perfect for us."

    A few MINOR tweaks would make it so. The owners were away so we had rhe pump house and the beautiful grounds all to ourselves. A bottle of wine had been left for us as a welcome gift. A lovely touch. There was actually no cupboard for us to keep food in. A bread bin would have been good but everything was clean and we were very comfortable.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2023

  • "Would have been nice to have private access to your back garden."

    Only access is your door to owners front garden which having a dog we had to keep door closed. We also found the sofas not very comfortable. Overall we had a great stay, Owners very friendly and accommodating.

    Thank you for your feedback, always welcome. Yes I agree it would be great to have the door opening directly into your garden but as you know the building just does not allow for this. However, the gate into your enclosed garden area is only a couple of steps from your door. The area you mention as being 'owners front garden', is actually your parking area and the drive, with open space available for your use and enjoyment, all fenced and gated from the road? As to having to keep the door closed, we have provided a dog gate should you wish to use this when the door is open? Thank you for the kind words regarding us personally, we presume this is in reference to the huge lengths we went to, above and beyond, to try and ensure you both and the lovely George enjoyed your stay with us, which overall you say you did. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna3.8Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Pump House."

    The hosts, Pauline and Mike are lovely people and we enjoyed chatting to them while we were there. The house was well kitted out and everything was perfect. Our dog was welcomed and he enjoyed the closed in garden while we enjoyed the hot tub. The surrounding property has a beautiful garden with ponds and a forrest area - a credit to the hosts for maintaining such a beautiful garden.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0May 2023

  • "Idyllic setting nestled amongst the countryside yet less than 10 minutes away from the local town for amenities."

    We truly enjoyed our stay at the Pump House as we used this as our base for the week of dog walking in and around the coast. The layout of the property was surprisingly spacious and the extensive private grounds were ideal for the dogs to have quick run morning and evening. The jacuzzi was a delight for soothing the aches after miles of walking, coupled with the extremely comfortable bed (seriously comfortable!) for ample recuperation ahead of another day of walking. Overall a very enjoyable experience and we would not hesitate to return again. Many Thanks!!

    Reviewed by James4.7May 2023

  • "Have just had a relaxing and comfortable week at The pump House."

    Not only was the house clean comfortable and very quiet,it was set in the most lovely surroundings,also,felt extremely safe and secure. The owners were very helpful and although we didn’t see a lot of them always knew they were available in case we had any queries.would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely spotlessly clean cottage set in the owner’s beautiful grounds."

    Even though the cottage is next to the owner’s house (detached), they give you a warm welcome, but then leave you alone, but are also there to help if needed. The cottage is very well equipped and has everything you need and is a real home from home. The enclosed garden (accessed via a very short path through a gate at the side of the cottage) is dog-friendly. The view from the garden is stunning, and coming back to the cottage after a day out sightseeing and exploring, and then chilling out in the hot tub looking at the amazing view is just what the doctor ordered! :)

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Apr 2023

  • "What a lovely property and hosts, very warm and welcoming Bottle of wine on ..."

    What a lovely property and hosts, very warm and welcoming Bottle of wine on arrival The accommodation was clean and smelling fresh All the facilities you need for a home from home stay Hot tub was ready to use when we got there Comfortable bed and senate dressing room with a cupboard to hang clothes All the amenities to clean as you go throughout the week we stayed Local shops and shopping centre about 13 mins away Beaches 16 mins away Lovely location, wildlife and birds visits daily for you to watch with panoramic views of the countryside Would definitely go back again

    Reviewed by Angelina5.0Mar 2023

  • "Everything we wanted for our perfect holiday."

    The cottage was very clean, super comfortable and well equipped. The cottage accepts dogs, we are not dog owners but you would never know a dog had been in this property. Located in a very quiet, peaceful setting. Lots of interesting places to visit within easy reach. A lovely warm welcome from Pauline. We really could not fault our stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a really lovely experience and it was just what we needed to unwind."

    The cottage was clean and inviting with lovely views. Everything was included for what we wanted and our dogs enjoyed the surrounding and country walks.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Feb 2023

  • "Was a lovely touch to walk in to the accommodation having Christmas decorations up and homemade mince pies waiting for us."

    Couldn't fault the property or its owners; would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Dec 2022

  • "1.The lighting in the bathroom could have been more brighter ."

    Difficulty in seeing when shaving etc 2. A little concern over there being only one door in and out of property ie if there was a fire there is no other way out. Otherwise a clean well looked after property with excellent heating during our stay in the bitterly cold weather, owners very helpful and bags of room in the property grounds which our German shepherd loved to run

    Hi Michael, thank you for your feedback, just to put your mind at ease should you wish to stay again, all windows have egress hinges allowing windows to open at 90 degrees for fire escape safety, making the property fully safety compliant and removing the need for a second door as you have more options should it be necessary. You also have smoke detectors on each floor as our guests safety is paramount. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful property, clean, comfortable and in a perfect location to explore the area."

    Having the hot tub was a lovely touch and we thoroughly enjoyed using it, even though the temperatures plummeted during our stay. Having such wonderful grounds, was an added bonus to walk the dogs first thing in the morning or at the end of the day. Overall a fabulous stay, we would highly recommend and consider returning again. A lamp in the lounge would have been great to add some light, when the spot lights (which were very bright) were not on, and perhaps a stair-gate to stop the dogs going upstairs would of been of help. This did not make our holiday any less enjoyable, but felt it may be a helpful suggestion for future guests.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Dec 2022

  • "A great place to stay and relax lovely surroundings to walk and the hot tub is ..."

    A great place to stay and relax lovely surroundings to walk and the hot tub is an added bonus to a fantastic holiday place and our dog loved it too

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Nov 2022

  • "Had a fantastic week away at the pump house."

    The house itself is just what you need for a couples holiday with access to the picturesque grounds and a wonderful view of them from the hot tub. Pauline and Michael are fantastic hosts with useful information about the grounds and local areas.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Nov 2022

  • "Overall we had a lovely time at the pump house."

    Pauline was super helpful and the home was clean and cosy. We definitely will be staying again. The wifi was a bit unstable but that’s to be expected as it is a rural area. The tv was a bit temperamental too but we came to relax and enjoy the countryside so not a big deal for us.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2022

  • "We stayed at the cottage to use as a base for visiting family we had not seen for a while, and it was an excellent place to stay: warm, comfortable and everything we needed."

    Having a dog friendly garden in quiet and picturesque setting with seating and hot-tub was a treat. Good area for walking and easy access to countryside and coast. We hope to return next year. .

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Oct 2022

  • "A beautiful property with a bottle of wine on arrival, made a lovely touch."

    Wonderful location, the 10 acres available to you during your stay combined with the hot tub are fab. Really enjoyed our time and would recommend, the dog could not get enough of the freedom to run. It is remote, but also offers the ease where you can venture out and about and get to places easily. Thank you to Pauline and Michael.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful stay at the Pump House."

    It’s set in the most idyllic grounds, which include three beautiful ponds and woodland. The Pump House is central to lots of local attractions including Herstmonceux Castle, Birling Gap, Seven Sisters and Battle Abbey. I would highly recommend staying here, you’ll find it clean, very comfortable and perfect for a relaxing stay. Pauline and Michael are wonderful and helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by Claudine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Thank you for the stay in your wonderful Pump House ."

    The grounds were fantastic for the dogs. Very clean and warm and location great for walks and to explore

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2022

  • "What a wonderful find."

    Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves as did the dogs who are completely exhausted. Beautiful, peaceful, clean place and I tried to book again for next year but alas already booked. Don't miss out. I'll def return. Loved it

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a delightful cottage."

    Everything in there you need, some reviews mention no dishwasher but certainly for us this was not an issue, there is a stand alone fridge and a seperate freezer which is good (no little icebox in a small fridge that is no go to anyone). There is a huge flat screen TV with one of the most comfortable settees I have sat on to watch it from, although so peaceful in the garden and with a super hot tub that is easily big enough for 4 people that you probably will not watch much TV. Pauline and Michael were great hosts and despite living very close by left yourselves to yourselves but always available for any issues (of which there were none). We really want to visit as any coastal places in UK as we can so do not normally return to a cottage but this will probably be an exception.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Pump House is a delight."

    The property is perfect, set in glorious peaceful grounds with just the birds to listen to. We enjoyed a fabulous two weeks indulging in both its comfort and its calm. If you want a totally relaxing experience, I would highly recommend the Pump House. Pauline and Michael were great hosts and struck the perfect balance. We will most definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2022

  • "Both Pauline and Michael were very welcoming and helpful."

    After the initial greeting we were left to enjoy our stay but were available if needed. A stunning location and so peaceful our dogs loved it as well. We both highly recommend it . Fabulous

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Tranquil and cozy little annex with friendly hosts but great privacy."

    Beautiful surroundings with plenty of wildlife and extremely dog friendly. Convenient location with good access to major roads.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Jul 2022

  • "Friendly hosts."

    Dogs loved the environment didn’t want to be inside at all the whole week.

    Reviewed by Jane3.8Jun 2022

  • "The Pump House is gorgeous, comfortable, relaxing and peaceful place to stay."

    The gardens are spectacular. The hot tub was lovely. Michael and Pauline were very welcoming but also gave us privacy. I would highly recommend here for a holiday as we will be going back in the future.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2022

  • "Pristine accommodation with a welcome to match!"

    The extensive grounds were particularly attractive and ideal for controlled dog walking whilst fencing around the garden allowed even further freedom. Owners Pauline and Michael were so welcoming and considerate - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Eric & Jean Darlington (and Shani)

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Apr 2022

  • "This cottage had everything we could want."

    It was a beautiful cottage in a lovely place. The weather was glorious which obviously helped, but we would have enjoyed it in any weather. Lovely week away. Hope to return.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2022

  • "The Pump House is a truly lovely cottage set amongst the most beautiful garden."

    Pauline and Michael made us feel really welcome. Everything we needed for a week away, in a lovely, clean cottage. Would definitely want to stay again.

    Thank you for your kind words, so pleased you enjoyed your stay. It would be a pleasure to welcome you again on a return visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely short break at the pump house."

    The owners were very friendly and the property was immaculate on arrival. A very relaxing escape and we are hoping to return soon.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Jan 2022

  • "Lovely property/location."

    Hosts were welcoming but respected privacy. Property facilities were fab.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Pump House."

    It was spotlessly clean and so comfortable. Our dog loved the underfloor heating downstairs so much it was difficult to get her out the door! The gardens are huge and the ability to let our dog off the lead in the enclosed area was appreciated. Our hosts were welcoming and had put up Christmas decorations which was a lovely. They also left an advent calendar, wine and mince pies for us. We visited a number of different places during our stay and then made use of the hot tub to relax in the afternoons and evenings. We would definitely recommend the Pump House.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday at The Pump House."

    The property was excellent, well equipped and spotless. The grounds were wonderful for taking our dog for a morning or evening walk and watching the local wildlife. Overall a great place and would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely week stay at Pump House."

    The view from the property into the surrounding garden and onto the horizon was beautiful and the location so peaceful. Having a hot tub at the rear of the cottage was a lovely indulgence to use at the end of the day to soak up the location. It was a home away from home, with the cottage being spacious and providing everything we needed. Great location to explore High Weald AONB and the south coast with farm shops, pubs and walks close by. Perfect for a romantic, relaxing week away for a couple.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely immaculate property with everything you could possibly need, in a beautiful tranquil location."

    Owners very keen to ensure we had a comfortable stay and the welcome bottle was very much appreciated! Loved it - would definitely recommend and stay there again ourselves. So much to see and do in Sussex and Kent.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Pump House is a stunning cottage."

    It had everything you could wish for and more. It was so peaceful surrounded by the beautiful countryside. The owners were most welcoming and easy to chat to but gave you your privacy. The hot tub was brilliant at the end of a day’s walking. The area was stunning with plenty of walks nearby and local pubs serving delicious food!

    Hi Sarah, thank you for taking the time to leave a review, much appreciated, so pleased you enjoyed your stay, we equally enjoyed you being here, hope to see you again in the future, Pauline Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful, tranquil setting."

    Ideally situated for exploring the area. We were fascinated by the variety of bird life that visited the garden. The hot tub was a joy after a hard days sightseeing.

    Hi John, thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we always appreciate it, so pleased you enjoyed your stay and relaxing in the hot tub, hope to see you again in the future, Pauline Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very well equipped, clean cottage ."

    The fully enclosed garden with hot tub in 10 beautiful landscaped acres made it perfect for dog owners . Very pleasant helpful owners .

    Hi Susan, thank you for your review, much appreciated, hope we see you again in the future, Pauline Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2021

  • "We have just returned from a relaxing week at the superb Pump House."

    The owners are very friendly and the property was spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and had everything and more we could have wanted. It's so peaceful and we slept really well, the weather wasn't always kind but to be honest it was lovely just getting away from work and really chilling out for the week at Pump House. The garden is totally enclosed so we didn't have to worry about our dog escaping and we enjoyed the hot tub with a gin or two! Plus you can walk in the owners grounds. Thank you for a lovely week and the extra goodies, we hope to come back again one day.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Don’t think about it book it. You will not be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely location, beautiful grounds."

    Property very well maintained. Others have mentioned, a dishwasher would make a great addition to the facilities.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7May 2021

  • "Great walks from cottage & around the owners grounds."

    Feeding the Carp was a rare treat . Chill out in the hot after energetic day. Pauline & Michael the owners live next door but still private , were friendly & helpful . Only about 30min from the Coast . Will stay again when visiting our Family . The only thing we didn't enjoy was having to go home !

    Reviewed by Gary4.7May 2021

  • "We were lucky with the weather so enjoyed time in the garden looking at the views and the birds."

    There are good walks straight out of the house in the woods and in the fields and on the Cuckoo Trail. The house is very comfortable and well equipped. Michael and Pauline were great hosts. The only request might be a dishwasher! Many thanks

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2021

  • "The owners were very welcoming and did everything possible to make our stay great."

    They welcomed us with Christmas decorations along with a tree and mince pies, they even left biscuits for our dog. Our stay was amazing just what we needed. The surrounding area is full of country walks and you can find plenty of places to stop for lunch. The owners allow access to their garden which is beautiful. We will definitely be placing The Plump House in our places to re visit.

    Reviewed by Rai5.0Dec 2020

  • "The Pump House was beautifully clean, well furnished & with all the comforts you would expect."

    My husband & I had a wonderfully relaxed getaway with our two dogs. The property has a safe enclosed garden with a hot tub, dog wash & outside seating. There is a bonus of the owners 10+ acres which has lakes & a wood, which they kindly allow you to walk your dogs on. I cannot fault the property. The owners have gone above & beyond. Thank you !

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2020

  • "The pump house was in the ideal location that we were looking for."

    Perfect size for 2 adults the hot tub was just what we need after a day out shopping and exploring the towns and villages close by. Michael and Pauline the owners left us a nice bottle of wine on our arrival and i would recommend the pump house to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by Kenny5.0Sep 2020

  • "We have just had another wonderful week at the Pump House."

    It really is our home from home. Such lovely owners, so clean, surroundings are beautiful and we love the hot hub. We have booked for January and cannot wait to go back. This is very hard to beat. Thank you . Denise Graham and Gem, our little dog, Arundel Sussex.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent location ,charming hosts, will definitely return."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2020

  • "Enjoyed a really relaxing stay at the cottage, the place is beautiful and just what we needed- a perfect little retreat."

    Hot tub was amazing, the views are lovely and enjoyed the facilities. Comfortable and warm, a great peaceful getaway. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Deanna5.0Feb 2020

  • "We had a beautiful stay at the Pump House, everything was as expected and more."

    The welcome package was perfect and had everything you could want. The property was private and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thanks for a great break.

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Feb 2020

  • "Immaculate cottage in ten acres of beautiful grounds."

    Took our two little dogs and added benefit of enclosed garden. Hot tub to relax and take in peace and quiet. The cottage and garden is situated directly next to the owners property, which was not a problem as owners very friendly, but we personally would have preferred something a little more private but that is just our personal preference.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2020

  • "The pump house was amazing."

    Host Pauline and Michael were very welcoming the gifts left for us and our 2 dogs were very nice. The pump house had everything we needed from milk to cleaning stuff. The grounds were amazing to walk round and it is in perfect position to reach all the coast we wanted to visited. We loved it and so did Bob and Sid our dogs thank you for a lovely week

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Dec 2019

  • "The Pump House is in a wonderful secluded spot and had a fantastic hot tub."

    Looking up at the stars and planes we were able to enjoy it and relax during our stay there. The cottage was immaculate, so clean, the bed was comfy and there was everything we needed. The owners were friendly and on hand if we needed anything. An ideal location to explore the south coast.

    Reviewed by Leighanne5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had a lovely time at The Pump House."

    It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The hot tub was available to us at any time in our own private garden. The owners grounds were amazing and we were able to walk in them for most of the day. (the owners walk their own dogs in the grounds for just a few hours a day) Our dogs had a wonderful time exploring the grounds. The wildlife is wonderful, especially the birds. We went to sleep every night listening to the owls.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2019

  • "It was the most peaceful holiday we have had."

    The grounds around the cottage where beautiful lots of wild life . The local community were very friendly. Will be returning next year.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Sep 2019

  • "Pump house cottage was a brilliant base for exploring East Sussex."

    The facilities were excellent especially having a nice hot tub to relax in every night. The hosts were great and their gardens were beautifully kept. Dog friendly as were the local pubs . Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Darrell4.4Sep 2019

  • "The pump house, Hailsham is wonderful."

    lovely peaceful relaxing break with our dog in a cottage that exceeds expectations. Lovely, friendly and helpful owners. We could want for nothing more. Thankyou.Denise, Graham and Gem Wright, Arundel, Sussex.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2019

  • "An amazing place with the most welcoming hosts."

    Loved it all!!!!!

    Reviewed by Jaki5.0Aug 2019

  • "Pauline was a wonderful host place was spotless we have had a wonderful time dog ..."

    Pauline was a wonderful host place was spotless we have had a wonderful time dog treats milk and wine on arrival would so recommend the Pump house coockoo trail and Rye are fab 2 take the dogs we've had fabulous holday

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2019

  • "The Pump House was an excellent base from where to explore the area, and a lovely place to come back to each evening."

    We had the best week for weather, so that really helped us getting out and about. Bexhill and Eastbourne are both great promenades to walk along to get a nice cooling breeze.

    Reviewed by Vivienne4.7Jul 2019

  • "A really wonderful cottage in the owners grounds of 10 acres."

    Extremely quiet, excellent cottage, everything required and the hosts are very friendly. TV has Netflix for guests to log into their account. Fridge, freezer, washing machine, microwave, cooker. Guests garden with hot tub. We love this place and nothing has come up to the high standards of The Pump House for us.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2019

  • "This place is magical."

    The pump house is gorgeous but it's the grounds that really make this place special. We visited as a couple with two large dogs and could not have picked a better place to stay. Loved it.

    Reviewed by L5.0Jul 2019

  • "Perfect quiet location, beautifully appointed with hot tub!"

    What is there not to like?

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2019

  • "We loved staying at the Pump House."

    I am not sure I have ever stayed at a cottage that was so well equipped. It exceeded our expectations in terms of the kitchen equipment, and in particular it had a full freezer, microwave and washing machine which a lot of places do not have. The sofa was super comfy. We have an escape artist dog, and the garden is properly secured with wire as well as post and rails all the way round. I had no worries that my dog would escape from the garden, usually I feel the need to keep him on the lead when I am away just in case he finds a gap in the fence. There were no issues with enough hot water for showers and there were DVDs and books left for the evening plus lots of leaflets and maps for days out and walking. The owners are really friendly and took the trouble to text us on the day of arrival to clarify the key arrangements. The hot tub was always hot and ready to use, and very straightforward to uncover and re-cover after use, with instructions left. The location is great for walking and pub lunches with part of the cuckoo trail close by. Beaches and the Downs are about 20 - 30 minutes away depending on which bit of the coast you choose. And finally, a bird feeder was kept topped up hanging from the apple tree next to the garden whilst we were there. The main visitors were woodpeckers but it also attracted squirrels and some birds that I had never seen before. It was very entertaining watching their antics from the garden or the hot tub! We enjoyed our stay at the Pump House. I am sure we will return again and I have no hesitation in recommended the property as a base for exploring the Sussex coast and for a dog friendly holiday.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Jun 2019

  • "It was so lovely to sit in the hot tub in the beautiful gardens watching the wildlife"

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Apr 2019

  • "I think it would be fair to say that the hot tub is exclusive use but not completely private as it is in the owners' grounds and they may pass/ be out in the grounds whenever a guest happens to be in the tub."

    Having said that, they were extremely discreet and friendly so this wasn't a problem for us. The surrounding woods were an absolute delight full of wood anenomes and bluebells - gorgeous!

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Apr 2019

  • "The Pump House Cottage was the ideal base to explore the beautiful countryside of Sussex."

    The cottage was cosy, comfy and spotlessly clean.Our hosts Pauline and Michael were very friendly and helpful and kind enough to leave us a bottle of wine and treats for our dog. The cottage has an ideal enclosed garden for your dog to enjoy a run around. The Pump House has the bonus of a fantastic hot tub which overlook the beautiful grounds and where you can enjoy starry night views.We would definitely recommend The Pump House.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2019

  • "We have had a wonderful week at the pump house."

    It was everything we hoped it would be and more. Michael and Pauline were a lovely couple who met us on arrival and were there to help if required. We had a lovely bottle of wine awaiting us and doggy biscuits for our little jack russell Gem.There was milk in the fridge and all the little extras to start the week off well. The cottage was delightful . beautifully clean warm cosy and comfortable. The grounds were beautiful too and a delight to walk around with our dog.We enjoyed our dip in the hot tub every day which was a lovely extra. There were plenty of lovely walks on the doorstep and lots of places to visit within a short distance.We loved it so much that we have booked up again and cannot wait to return . A real gem. Thankyou. Denise Graham and Gem , Pagham, West Sussex.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jan 2019

  • "Wonderful place and lovely hosts."

    Very kind and thoughtful. Dog had a marvellous holiday too! We thank our hosts for giving us the opportunity to have such a good week's holiday in a beautiful place to explore.p

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2018

  • "What a fantastic holiday."

    The Pump House far exceeded our expectations. Warm, cosy & comfortable & that's just the bed

    Reviewed by Cate5.0Oct 2018

  • "This was an exceptional cottage holiday, everything described on the Sykes Cottage site regarding this property was accurately described."

    This is definitely a 5 star property with plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. We would definitely book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Sep 2018

  • "Reluctant to leave feedback as we have found the most delightful place to stay where dogs are also welcomed."

    We had a truly lovely relaxing holiday, great garden for our two to be let of their leads to wander, lovely grounds to also relax and take them for a walk in. I have never know a week pass so quickly. There is also plenty of places to visit where dogs are welcomed, although the beaches are shingle, and probably not dog friendly, we were never at a loss as to what to do. Will definitely be returning next year. Nearly forgot to mention, the owners are also delightful Thanks

    Reviewed by Terrance5.0Sep 2018

  • "A lovely comfortable place to stay, would highly recommend."

    Hot tub was great. Only down point was the WiFi connection, very intermittent.

    Reviewed by Jannette5.0Jul 2018

  • "We were met/greeted on arrival by Pauline and Micheal."

    On entering this cottage we were extremely impressed by the cleanliness and layout of the place. A welcome gift was waiting for us including our dog and the little things such as milk, tea and coffee, toilet roll were present. It’s a small neat cottage for two and very nice indeed. Tv is included and one is able to sign in to your personal Netflix account if you have one. Wi Di was not good but the tv worked fine. We made use of our mobile WiFi for our week stay. Everything is supplied including rotary clothes line, parasol, two metal garden chairs (not loungers) and picnic table. Fridge, freezer, microwave etc. We made a couple of suggestions to the owners. One being two comfy loungers for the garden, and also replacing the bed mattress as the edges have slightly worn, giving one the feeling of falling off the edge. The small garden including a fabulous hot tub was great and we enjoyed this so much we stayed on sight for most of our week. The 10acres of grounds including lakes and wildlife was made available to us for our stay. Times for walking in them were clearly laid out in the information pack, as the owners also have dogs to walk. All in all I would highly recommend this cottage. 5***** definately.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jul 2018

  • "Great location and cottage peaceful yet close enough to amenities."

    Good for trips to local National Trust sites. Met owners very friendly. Would visit again.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2018

  • "Fantastic accommodation, fabulous setting and brilliant hosts."

    Ideal location for exploring the great destinations in the area. Would defiantly book again. 5 stars, well worth a visit

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jun 2018

  • "A beautiful little cottage in the middle of the Sussex countryside."

    Really comfortable furniture and very well equipped. The hot tub in the garden was very welcome at the end of the day and the owners grounds were great for walking the dogs early in the morning.

    Reviewed by Luanne5.0May 2018

  • "Enjoyed everything ,especially the hot tub."

    Lovely holiday, thankyou.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely place in a beautiful location close to lots of places to visit."

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2018

  • "The place is just amaziiiiiiiiiiiing: beautiful and comfortable, clean and tranquil."

    Host couple are so friendly and discreet and they land is just so pretty, you do not want to leave. I recommend this place to any couple (with dogs or not) who like countryside, nature, birds and peace: Pump House is the place to stayxxx

    Reviewed by Admira5.0Apr 2018

  • "We enjoyed the whole holiday."

    . the owner's were friendly and very welcoming. The accomodation exceptional .. we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2018

  • "There is restrictions on when you can go into the owners grounds with or without pets, turning cars to go out is tight and care must be taken as large traveler van parked next to pump house door."

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Mar 2018

  • "Friendly hoist very comfortable house lovely surroundings had a really lovely time made most welcome."

    To walk around the 10 ackers with our dog was great, We both had a restful time which is just what I needed away from my very stressful and demanding work. Thank you to Pauline

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Mar 2018

  • "The Pump House was spotlessly clean and a lovely welcome pack left for us (including flowers, wine and buiscuits for our dogs!"

    ). The garden was safe and well fenced in, complete with a hot tub and the most wonderful grounds for long walks beyond. Dogs adored all! (and snow........) We have two Newfoundlands who had plenty of space within the house & a perfect spot for beds had been left for them. We were made to feel very welcome by the owners - who fortunately love large dogs! A great spot for us all. Sadly we decided to cut our holiday short due to very heavy snow and our concerns for reaching home - would like to say a huge thankyou to Pauline for checking we were warm and safe, which we certainly were - temperature fantastic as were all the facilities (television so good have bought one like it on return!) Thankyou, will visit again - in possibly better weather!! Anna and Campbell Miles, Florence & Daisy-May

    Reviewed by Campbell5.0Feb 2018

  • "This cottage is a real gem."

    A beautifully converted cosy cottage with everything you could need for your stay. The hot tub is a bonus and the generous owners allow you to make use of their extensive grounds. We stayed over Christmas and the cottage was nicely decorated for us complete with Christmas tree. The location is good, with many country walks on your doorstep. The views over the South Downs Way are worth a short trip too. You won't go wrong booking a week at the Pump House.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Dec 2017

  • "Fabulous place and hope to return."

    Thanks very much

    Reviewed by David4.6Dec 2017

  • "Perfect in every detail."

    Lovely cottage Lovely views Lovely location Lovely hosts

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Nov 2017

  • "Our holiday was most enjoyable."

    The Pump House was very nice. We really enjoyed the hot tub and the grounds were just lovely. A holiday to remember thank you.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0May 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage and location."

    My partner and I had a relaxing time, enjoyed the hot tub and walks to the lake. Wished we could have stayed longer! Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Hayley4.2Jan 2017

  • "The Pump House is lovely and the surrounding views are gorgeous."

    We were very comfortable and had a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2016

  • "Lovely peaceful location, Central to lots of scenic walks."

    Great cottage, beautiful grounds, friendly owners. We had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Ian4.6Sep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage and location - in the country, but not too far from the south coast."

    Excellent hosts - very friendly and obliging. We really appreciated having access to their own extensive grounds. Looking forward to going back - possibly next year?

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.8Sep 2016

  • "Great cottage, very comfy, everything you need was provided as well as some thoughtful extras."

    Owners very friendly and helpful. Lovely location, nice and quiet. The grounds are amazing with lovely grassy paths, ponds with koi carp and a lake with carp that love to be fed! Really nice to find somewhere so lovely that allows you to bring your dogs. Great base to explore the area.

    Reviewed by L5.0Aug 2016

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  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, breakfast bar and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Patio area with hot tub and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only
  • Note: There is a lake in the owner's grounds nearby, pets to be supervised
  • Please Note: The owner is open to allowing additional dogs on request (please call us on 01244345700).

The property

Hellingly 2.6 miles.

This immaculately presented, superbly located, detached holiday home has its own hot tub and is set in the owner's 10 acre grounds overlooking the beautiful Sussex countryside close to the village of Hellingly.

An ideal cottage for couples either looking for a romantic getaway or those wanting a longer holiday with lovely walks right from their doorstep, quaint villages with interesting histories to visit, coastal resorts within easy driving distance, or just a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Luxuriously appointed throughout, Pump House has been transformed by the owners into a spacious, contemporary self-catering holiday cottage where guests can enjoy time together.

The open plan living area with its sumptuous seating is perfect for settling down with a good book or a DVD and a glass of wine in the evening.

The modern fitted kitchen with its well positioned breakfast bar lets you start the day enjoying the lovely views over the Sussex countryside.

If you are bringing a dog with you on your holiday, then a place below the breakfast bar has been specially left large enough for any size of dog bed!

The attractive bedroom also benefits from having a separate dressing room next door, so debating what to wear can be done in private, while your other half enjoys a longer lie-in.

Outside, guests have their own enclosed garden with views over glorious countryside, but adding even more appeal is the hot tub where you can relax, chat and enjoy all that this very special place has to offer.

Enjoy a long day exploring the sights and sounds of this part of Sussex, walk the Cuckoo Trail winding its way along 14 miles of the former Cuckoo Line railway track, clamber over castle ruins at Hastings or Rye, visit the gardens and grounds at Herstmonceux castle, take in the site of the majestic Battle Abbey, or maybe just have a relaxing paddle at Bexhill-on-Sea.

Pump House is the perfect holiday cottage at anytime of year.

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About the location


Herstmonceux 3.8 miles; Alfriston 7.8 miles; Glyndebourne 10.3 miles; Eastbourne 11.8 miles; Battle 12.5 miles; Bexhill-on-Sea 12.8; Lewes 12.9 miles; Hastings 17.2 miles.

Hellingly is a quiet village in the heart of Sussex ideally situated for exploring the Sussex countryside and the coast. The most important part of the village is its church which was started in 1190 and has been built on the only remaining undamaged ciric in Sussex. A ciric is a circular Celtic burial ground, built above ground to ensure the graves are kept dry. This location is particularly popular with walkers and cyclists due to the famous Cuckoo Trail. A 14 mile surfaced path through the Sussex countryside which is mostly traffic free and is a safe route for walkers and cyclists of all ages. It follows the picturesque trail of the former ‘Cuckoo Line’ railway track, now a green corridor with a host of natural wildlife, flora and fauna including wild garlic which can be found along the way. There are picnic tables dotted along the route and places for refreshment are never far from the trail. Dog walkers, cyclists and horse riders are all welcome. Now a quiet and peaceful village, Hellingly has had a varied past, as has the many villages surrounding it. Visitors to this part of Sussex can walk along footpaths said to be once trodden by Crusaders off to fight in the Holyland at Cross in Hand, or perhaps imagine their last sight of England as they set sail from Rye. This part of Sussex is full of history and historic events, how could it be anything else when Hastings and Battle are only a few miles away. Hellingly is a holiday destination with so much to offer.

Note: Babes-in-arms only.