Consider Cameron Diaz in 'The Holiday,' standing in front of a beautiful rural cottage in a peaceful English hamlet. The resemblance is uncanny. A picturesque holiday cottage offering fine views of the South Downs, which sit practically on your doorstep. You would struggle to find a better location for walkers, cyclists and holidaymakers seeking relaxed South Downs accommodation. This South Downs rural cottage is a perfect romantic retreat or a great base for a family holiday. It's in the ideal location for hill walks, hearty meals and ales at the neighbouring country pubs, or nights in with a box set to rest weary limbs after a day of adventuring.
What is the capacity for Pear Tree Cottage?
Pear Tree Cottage boasts three good-sized bedrooms that can accommodate up to six people — two double rooms and one twin room. Surprisingly for a country house, there are two bathrooms: a family bathroom with a bath and shower over on the first floor, and a huge shower room on the ground level. A well behaved adult and neutered / spayed dog will be considered, so ask about the selective dog friendly accommodation policy (a £50 supplement applies).
What can guests enjoy when staying in the Willingdon area?
Not many South Downs holiday cottages have such easy access to the beautiful South Downs Way and wonderful walks. This quaint holiday cottage is nestled in Willingdon Village's conservation area, just a few miles from Eastbourne, the UK's sunniest spot. The excellent clean pebble beach, which has hidden rock pools that are exposed at low tide, will keep the kids entertained for hours. Rent a kayak or stand up paddleboard near the Wish Tower – or learn to windsurf or sail at Buzz Active watersports centre. Traditional seaside amusements are available on the pier, and if you're attempting to entice them away, Fusciardi's ice creams are unrivaled as bribery!
Where can guests enjoy food and drink?
The Red Lion and The Wheatsheaf, two traditionally English village pubs serving traditional ales and hearty meals, are just a few minutes' walk from this South Downs holiday cottage. Next door is one of the best Thai restaurants in the area, and the adjoining Chalk Farm Hotel, with its garden, lunches, and afternoon teas, is also worth a visit.