Holiday cottages in Alfriston and Sussex self-catering vacations

Alfriston, as a village, is perhaps most famous for its church in the centre, unusually large in size in relation to its location and local populace, which has long held the nick-name “The Catherdal of the South Downs". Located in the River Cuckmere valley, it’s also well-known by fans of ancient history for having been occupied since Neolithic times as well as a centre for smuggling. It also has a very old Inn dating back to the mid-1300’s when it was a religious “hostel” used by pilgrims and monks.

Alfriston’s is also well-known by the artistic fraternity. The hymn, turned into a hit pop song by singer Cat Stevens, was written in the village by Elanor Farjeon in the 1930’s, and iconic films including “The Chalk Garden” (with Sir John Mills and Deborah Kerr) and “Waltz of the Toreadors” (with Peter Sellers) were both filmed there.

Danny Cottage Alfriston East Sussex

Danny Cottage, Sussex

Bedrooms: 3 (1 double, 1 twin, 1 single + pull out bed). Sleeps: 5/6. Alfriston. Short breaks, Nov - Mar. Pets welcome. 3 miles to the sea. Great walks on South Downs. Traditional English thatched country cottage.

This charming, 16th century ex National Trust thatched cottage is situated in its own private garden with lovely views only half a mile from the pretty village of Alfriston and just 3 miles from the sea. The area is rich in history and there are many places of interest and family attractions to...

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Visiting Alfriston in East Sussex, things to do!

The cottage holiday fan will be very much at home in this beautiful area. Aside from St Andrews Church, the thatched-roof 14th Alfriston Clergy House (with garden and shop) is worth a visit as a rare 14th century ‘Hall’ House. It was the first building the National Trust of England and Wales acquired back in 1896! There are also several other superb attractions to visit while on vacation within easy travel from the village, including Drusillas Park and Zoo, Middle Farm, Arlington Reservoir Nature Reserve (and fishery!) and the Rathfinny Wine Estate. Head towards Eastbourne for the beach and south downs walks!