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Cliffe Cottage

(Ref. 1096077)

Lewes, Sussex, Sussex Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a very convenient location, quiet, comfortable and stylish."

    Lewes is a fine town with many excellent places to eat and drink and also has very good public transport links (bus & train) to nearby places of business interest.

    We're glad you liked the cottage and enjoyed the town. Many thanks for posting your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely stay."

    A cosy 2-bed that was perfect for a couple, or would suit a family with a small child. Perfectly located to explore Lewes, in a quiet street within walking distance of the main shops and restaurants. The log burner kept the lounge warm on winter evenings! We had a lovely time.

    It's good to know you had a lovely time exploring Lewes and enjoyed your stay in the cottage.Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Dec 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage!"

    It was such a lovely touch to find milk, biscuits and a dog chew on our arrival. It was a really cosy cottage and we quickly felt at home there. It was thoughtfully decorated and arranged, and had everything we could possibly need. It was a great base from which to explore, and made our stay a really enjoyable one!

    We're so glad you liked all the touches in the cottage and felt at home there. The taking time to review your break is much appreciated as were your great comments in the visitors' book. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2023

  • "Clean and well presented."

    Beautifully located right round the corner to Lewes precinct, with loads of restaurants, unique shops and wonderful open spaces for dog walks. Brilliant. Easy to get to Brighton.

    Thanks for reviewing your stay with us. We're glad you had a great time and enjoyed the delights of Lewes and beyond. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sim5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a great holiday."

    The weather was great for October beautiful place to come back again.

    We’d be very glad to welcome you back again…although couldn’t guarantee such beautiful weather as you had during this visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Sep 2023

  • "Although this cottage is small it has been carefully and thoughtfully updated."

    The decor is modern with colourful touches and the kitchen has everything you need.Although it took me a while to work out how to activate the hob. the garden has a table and chairs and it catches the afternoon sun.we slept well as the bed is comfortable and it is quiet ,yet amazingly central to Lewis town centre.The only improvement I could suggest would be a handle to steady yourself getting out of the shower.

    Reviewed by Marion4.4Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Cliffe Cottage."

    It's a beautiful Victorian cottage. It had everything we required. Lewes is a nice place to explore, especially the antique shops. I think we visited all of them! Thanks for the milk and wine, much appreciated. Loved the flowers some of which I grow in my own garden.

    We’re glad you found the cottage had all you needed and loved the flowers. Thanks for the review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very beautifull and lovely cottage, best location, you can do everything by foot, absolutely recommended"

    Thank you for the lovely messages you left in the house about the flowers and for leaving the place spotless. We're very glad you would recommend the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthias5.0Sep 2023

  • "This cottage was simply beautiful."

    Lovely little touches of flowers in each room when we arrived. Everything well maintained and spotless.

    Thanks for your lovely feedback. It's always much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely week in the cottage within 8 mins walking into town."

    We have always loved Lewes so thought a holiday would be good and it was. Lovely cafes and food to chill out. Plus Deliveroo there so very handy for midweek groceries to be delivered! The decor was beautiful and modern. 100% would recommend this cottage to stay.

    Thank you for those lovely comments. We're delighted you would recommend staying in the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Delightful small property in attractive street."

    Comfortable and very clean with welcoming touches from owners. Excellent location for exploring Lewes, surrounding countryside and further afield. Perfect base for us to visit family and attend events in Brighton.

    We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that the cottage served as a perfect base for visiting family. We'd be glad to welcome you back anytime! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent all round plus perfect location"

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2023

  • "Overall a lovely house and we had a very enjoyable stay."

    Excellent location, quiet but easy to walk to the town centre, shops, and station. The colour scheme is a bit surprising, makes it feel smaller and quite dark. We used both bedrooms, the window in the front bedroom needs sorting out, it was impossible to close it so there was a howling gale in the gap between sashes, we jammed a towel in it to try and seal this. This room would be improved a great deal by fettling the window and maybe a secondary glazing panel to keep it warmer and cut out some street noise. Kitchen gets cold, a curtain behind the front door would cut out the draught. The coat rack in the kitchen is coming off the wall, needs fixing. Everything else works well although it would be nice to have the heating come on earlier, maybe seven rather than eight a.m.

    We're glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your feedback. The heating manual is in the house so guests are able to alter the times it it comes on themselves, but we'll certainly look into the draughts you mention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Mar 2023

  • "This is a lovely, cosy little cottage and equipped with everything you need for a week away from home, including a well stocked bookshelf!"

    The town of Lewes has some fabulous shops and a rather good brewery shop which we highly recommend! Looking forward to visiting again.

    We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back to the cottage and lovely Lewes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2023

  • "We have been wanting to visit Lewes for several years (rather than the infrequent day visits) and we found this property available which is located centrally in Historic Lewes for exploring the town on foot."

    High standards of decor and furnishings with a fully equipped kitchen in a beautiful house. Perfect to discover the architecture and history of town as well as lots of independent local shops. We stayed for 4 nights and would certainly recommend the property and stay again. Lots of books on the local history of Lewes which made me appreciate the area, all the more. All of this contributed the the perfect short break we had.

    We’re glad you found Lewes has so much to offer and would recommend the cottage to others. Thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mathew5.0Feb 2023

  • "Being a taller person found the bed uncomfortable as had nowhere to put my feet due to the style of bed frame"

    We’re sorry you found the standard length bed frame difficult to accommodate your height of 6’5” but were very grateful for your positive comments about the cottage in the visitors book. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Jan 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Cliffe cottage."

    It's a very cosy and welcoming holiday home with lots to do nearby. We loved Lewes Castle and museum. The shop right across sells the most gorgeous sandwiches and is perfect for a coffee and snack afterwards. There's supermarkets very close to the cottage for any supplies you need. A very friendly place to visit and Cliffe cottage is the ideal base.

    We’re really pleased you enjoyed the cottage and the delights of Lewes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful place to stay."

    Clean, comfortable and well equipped. Fab location and great to have a play area and children's bookshop so nearby for our daughter. I think Sykes could’ve given me more info prior to the visit about parking arrangements as they only directed me to pay and display car parks, which weren’t necessary, as we found out when we arrived. All in all a fantastic place to stay though.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Oct 2022

  • "I really satisfied with the stay in Cliff cottage."

    It is a beautiful, well maintained cottage. Yet I find customer service of Sykes Cottages hopeless. I contacted you numerous times asking for the invoice ending not receiving one at all (although promised!) faced numerous incometent consultants. Moreover the fact that the only way of contacting you effectively is by phone practically affects the comfort of the clients from overseas.

    We’re so glad you enjoyed our cottage but are sorry you were disappointed by the Customer Services department at Sykes. I hope this is something you’ll be able to take up with them and that they will then respond to. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katarzyna5.0Jul 2022

  • "A charming cottage with stylish decor."

    Everything we could need and spotlessly clean.(I hope we left it the same). Nice to have an outside courtyard too. It is in a very convenient location and on the flat, a good plus in hilly Lewes! We did, however, walk to the golf club at the top of the hill and that is a real challenge, but worth it for the views. Just round the corner from the river, great cafes and enough antique shops to keep us busy for days. A real find!

    We’re so pleased you enjoyed your stay and you did indeed leave it spotlessly clean ! Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage, tastefully decorated and homely."

    The cottage is perfectly situated. It is in a quiet area only a short walk away from a Nature reserve and independent shops and excellent pubs in town.

    We're delighted you enjoyed the cottage and some of the great things Lewes has to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous house."

    Perfect for three people. Well stocked and excellent location. Early check out is the only thing but I understand they need time to turn the house around. Would definitely recommend to a friend!!

    We're delighted you had a good stay and would recommend the cottage. Unfortunately the 10:00am check out is necessary in order to make sure the cottage is at its best in time for the next guests...but we're glad you would have liked to stay longer! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in the center of Lewes."

    Its like a home from home with everything you need. We stayed almost three weeks and everything was perfect, from al you need in the kitchen to the confort of the beds. Less than a minute walk and you are in the buzzing town and 8 minutes to the station if you want to explore the rest of Sussex without a car. A really lovely place to stay.

    Thank you. We're glad you had such a good stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Audrey5.0May 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath and fixed shower over the top, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Paid parking available nearby
  • Rear enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Please ensure dogs are kept downstairs and are not left alone in the property
  • Please note: Between the weeks of 8th - 14th July and 19th - 26th August, only 7 night bookings will be accepted.

The property

Located in the heart of Lewes in Sussex, is this charming two-bedroom terraced house, Cliffe Cottage.

Enjoying a superb location in the South Downs National Park, with easy access to the local amenities, and an interior with period features, Cliffe Cottage is a delightful pet-friendly dwelling for couples or a family of three.

Step into the well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine to prepare a meal to enjoy at the dining table over a bottle of wine If the weather is nice, make dinner an alfresco affair out on the rear enclosed patio, where your four-legged friend can stretch their legs too!

After dinner, retire to the sitting room, where you can relax in front of a much-loved series on the TV, as the woodburning stove crackles nearby.

Upstairs there are two well-presented bedrooms, a double and a single each with plenty of storage.

In the morning, prepare for the day in the contemporary bathroom, featuring a bath for indulgent soaks and a shower over for quick freshen ups!

Wander through the town, where just paces away, you will find a good selection of welcoming eateries, including The Snowdrop Inn and the original Bill's opposite Harvey's Brewery, perfect for those evenings when you don’t feel like cooking!

History buffs have found their haven in this historic town, with the attractions of the remarkable 16th-century Lewes Castle & Museum, Lewes Priory, Southover Grange Gardens and the former home of Henry VIII’s fourth wife, Anne of Cleves.

There is also the excellent 18-hole Lewes Golf Club which boasts picturesque views from its fairways.

If you fancy a day of seaside fun, make the drive over to Brighton, where you can enjoy the amusements speckled along Brighton Palace Pier, tour the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, or spend a day bathing on Brighton Beach, where you can also take part in a range of beach activities including volleyball, beach rugby and climbing.

Those seeking wildlife-rich walks and impressive views can head further into the South Downs National Park, where you will find a wide variety of nature reserves, scenic hikes and the Lewes Brooks which is an SSSI managed by the RSPB.

For more coastal fun, Eastbourne with its miniature steam railway and beautiful beach plus its art gallery, theatre and concert hall, along with Hastings and its bustling pier and historic castle await.

All this and more is on offer with a stay at Cliffe Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Brighton 10.4 miles; Eastbourne 16.6 miles; Hastings 28.7 miles.

Lewes is the beautiful county town of East Sussex resting between Offham and Beddingham with Glyndebourne close by. The town is well-known for its wide variety of historic buildings and its prime position within the South Downs National Park, offering a wealth of attractions, including Lewes Castle & Museum, Anne of Cleves House, the ruins of Lewes Priory, Southover Grange and the Lewes Golf Club which overlooks the River Ouse. Dining options include The Snowdrop Inn, Fuego Lounge, The Brewers Arms and The Swan Inn, while you can stock up on essentials at the three nearby supermarkets. There are numerous antique emporia too, and a wide range of independent shops. Within easy reach of the town is the popular seaside resort of Brighton, where you can find further attractions and amenities, including Brighton Palace Pier, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, the Yellowave Beach Sports Venue, Brighton Racecourse, and the Booth Museum of Natural History.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas