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A two bedroom, early 20th Century, Boulton & Paul timber cottage,

set in a private, 30-acre estate of lawns, woods, streams and lakes in the High Weald of Sussex

About The Cottage

Blackdown Cottage sleeps 4 and was built in about 1890, originally as the Estate Manager’s house for what was then a substantial estate of many hundreds of acres. Major renovation work was undertaken during 2008 bringing it up to 21st Century standards while still retaining many of the original features of this rare Boulton and Paul classic, such as the wood-clad walls in the hall, the cast-iron fireplaces in the sitting room and two bedrooms, and the solid iron door furniture.

The cottage sits in its own secluded 4.5 acres of lawns and woodland in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and within easy driving distance of numerous National Trust properties including Batemans, the Home of Rudyard Kipling, a 4 minute drive away.

Our prices range from £540 to £870 per week and include everything you are likely to need during your stay with us, including Wi-Fi connectivity, pure cotton bed linen, huge, pure cotton towels, dressing gowns, toiletries, fuel oil and electricity. A selection of  the latest books, DVDs and CDs are provided for your entertainment while younger guests have access to a chest full of toys and board games.



This two bedroom, early 20th Century timber clad cottage, set in a private, 30-acre estate of lawns, woods, streams and lakes in the High Weald of Sussex, retains many of its original features, including open fires, cast iron door furniture  and exposed wood walls and floors, without compromising its 21st Century standards of comfort and technology – including complimentary wi-fi connection.

On the estate, you can explore our ancient bluebell woodland or stroll along the banks of our three lakes or just sit and admire the spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. We are also within a few minutes drive of some of the most beautiful gardens in England as well as more than half-dozen ancient castles and, of course, some stunning National Trust properties.

Look through our website where you’ll find full details of the cottage and the estate. You’ll also find a full list of things to do and places to visit including Batemans, the home of Rudyard Kipling and Battle Abbey built by King William on the site of the Battle of Hastings.

Facilities & Testimonials

  • Short breaks out of season
  • Fuel & power included
  • Detached property
  • 5-acre garden
  • Sorry – no pets
  • Linen & towels included
  • Open all year
  • Ample parking on site
  • Pub nearby
  • Wi-fi available
  • Area of outstanding natural beauty


November 13, 2013

The abundant wildlife in the garden kept us entertained!

February 21, 2019

Without doubt the best most lovely cottage we have ever stayed in.We’ve all decided we want to live here.

The Brightys Northants Feb 2019

May 1, 2015

2nd time at Blackdown-just as fabulous!

The Burdin Family August 2014


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