Cherrystone Barn lies on the edge of the South Downs near Lewes Photocredit: Cherrystone Barn. Click to View

South Downs

The South Downs is a wonderful mixture of biodiverse landscape with classic English towns and villages. The South Downs National Park covers an area of over 1,600 km2 and is home to more than 110,400 people. The area is one of outstanding beauty and steeped in history and traditional English culture, from the ancient Hampshire cathedral city of Winchester (where Jane Austen is buried) in the west to the bustling Sussex market town of Lewes in the east. The South Downs is home to many idyllic picture-postcard villages which, in addition to a traditional village pub or shop, offer an appealing choice of holiday cottages in peaceful rural surroundings from Alfriston in the east to Chawton (where Jane Austin lived) in the west.

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Cherry Cottage is a spacious, modern rural cottage boasting seclusion and tradition. The pet-friendly cottage lies in Ripe, near Lewes in Sussex, and boasts stunning rural views, exposed beams and outdoor entertaining areas. Beautiful walks lead from its doorstep, and the wonders of Sussex await.

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Set amidst an East Sussex valley north of the South Downs, Cherrystone Barn near the village of Nice is the perfect holiday getaway, a romantic countryside cottage with a hot tub, enclosed garden offering expansive views, an open plan living area and a separate bedroom with en-suite rolltop bath.

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Situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Amberley is Densford Cottage, a lovely end-terrace in the South Downs. The cosy cottage features a peaceful, enclosed garden with a patio, and a light & airy interior with contemporary design features and a log fire. Enjoy the best of Sussex.

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Stylish family friendly coastal apartment in the tranquil, gated residential area of Brighton Marina just a stroll along the boardwalk from the many shops, bars and restaurants in the main marina area. Sea Fizz has a light, airy feel with patio doors opening from the lounge onto the balcony.

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The South Downs lies within easy reach of some of England’s most popular seaside resorts along the south coast, including the cosmopolitan city of Brighton, home to the famous Brighton Pavilion. From here you can enjoy the delights of a vibrant city with great restaurants, theatres and clubs. If you are looking for something a little more relaxing the village of Rottingdean is just up the coast.

From your holiday home in the South Downs, go exploring for a day in the Seven Sisters Country Park near Cuckmere, which offers walking, cycling and canoeing as ways to get around. Wine lovers will enjoy a tour of the Breaky Bottom Vineyard near Lewes where visitors are welcome to call in for a tasting. South Downs stately homes to explore, include Petworth House and the lesser-known but equally delightful Parham House (and garden).