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Riverbank Cottage

Self Catering

Riverbank Cottage is set within Alfriston village, which offers all the traditional charm of a bygone era with narrow twisting roads and medieval-style cottages, nestled by the banks of the Cuckmere River at the foot of the South Downs and literally on the South Downs Way within the South Downs National Park. Perhaps you're a keen walker who's been lured by the South Downs Way, a pilgrimage to the Bloomsbury Set's Charleston, a full wine immersion in the neighbouring Rathfinny, Breaky Bottom, and Hidden Spring vineyards, or the opera at Glyndebourne. Riverbank is the ultimate South Downs cottage for holidays and adventures.

What is the capacity for Riverbank Cottage?

This South Downs cottage provides bags of space for up to six people with a private garden and terrace overlooking the river and surrounding fields. Upstairs, you find three comfortable bedrooms – one is a double, one is a twin, and the master bedroom can be set up as a kingsize or with twin beds, and boasts an ensuite shower room.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Alfriston area?

Why not pay a visit to the Clergy House, the National Trust's first purchase, St Andrew's Church, known locally as the Cathedral of the Downs. Take a walk along the River Cuckmere, or head to the coast and the magnificence of Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters. Cadence Cycle Club is a local hub and an excellent source of information and guidance for downland, forest, riverfront, clifftop, and coastal cycling and hiking trails. Eastbourne, the sunniest spot in the UK, is about a 15-minute drive away, and Brighton is about a 30-minute drive, so there are plenty of opportunities to visit the seaside.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

You're just 50 yards from the middle of Alfriston (albeit on a quiet, private cul-de-sac), so there'll be plenty of places to dine and drink to suit all preferences, from intimate tea shops to fine restaurants and friendly village pubs. 

Top facilities

Free WiFi

Dog/Pet friendly

Facilities & information


20th century buildings

Parking (free)

No smoking

Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Private/enclosed garden

Garden furniture

Children's cots

5-9 People Capacity

Woodland walks



Corporate bookings welcome


Kitchen Facilities

Parking Available

Linen included

Towels included

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers

Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Central heating


Bicycling, Cycling


Horse Riding, Equestrian

Jogging, running

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Beach (a short drive)

Pub (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)

Historic houses

Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)


Electric oven

Gas hob




Arrival information and directions

River Lane, Alfriston, East Sussex, EastbourneBN26 5SX, United Kingdom

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