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Riverbank - idyllic riverside cottage with glorious views in pretty village

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Holiday Rental House
Located on the South Downs Way, overlooking meadows and riverbanks, enjoy this spectacular three bedroom cottage for up to six people. Moments from the pretty medieval village of Alfriston and within the South Downs National Park, surrounded by rolling hills, enjoy visits to vineyards (check out nearby Rathfinny), the Bloomsbury sets Charleston or maybe opera at Glyndebourne. Enjoy meals with family and friends in the open plan kitchen diner with fabulous space for celebrations and food preparation and a large dining table to seat eight. It's very well equipped with everything you'll need for full self-catering including oven, grill, dishwasher, washer-dryer, fridge-freezer, gas hob, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine and milk frother, microwave and toaster, plus pots, pans and utensils....Located on the South Downs Way, overlooking meadows and riverbanks, enjoy this spectacular three bedroom cottage for up to six people. Moments from the pretty medieval village of Alfriston and within the South Downs National Park, surrounded by rolling hills, enjoy visits to vineyards (check out nearby Rathfinny), the Bloomsbury sets Charleston or maybe opera at Glyndebourne. Enjoy meals with family and friends in the open plan kitchen diner with fabulous space for celebrations and food preparation and a large dining table to seat eight. It's very well equipped with everything you'll need for full self-catering including oven, grill, dishwasher, washer-dryer, fridge-freezer, gas hob, kettle, Nespresso coffee machine and milk frother, microwave and toaster, plus pots, pans and utensils. The relaxing lounge has two huge sofas and comfortable chairs overlooking your private terrace, with the meadows and winding river beyond. There is a Smart TV so perhaps this is your chance to binge watch those box sets you've been promising yourself? There are three bedrooms upstairs; one double, one twin and the master ensuite room, which can be set as kingsize or with twin beds if preferred. As well as the ensuite shower room in the master bedroom, there is a separate large family bathroom upstairs with a big tub and double sinks, plus a downstairs cloakroom. WiFi provided, plus towels and linen and there is space for two cars on the gravel driveway if closely parked. If you have any questions, the Exclusively Eastbourne team will be happy to help.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
A well behaved adult and neutered / spayed dog will be considered, so ask about our selective dog friendly accommodation policy (a £50 supplement applies). Please discuss before booking. Minimum age of lead guest is 30+. No smoking. No parties. Please consider neighbours and keep noise low after 8pm and before 9am.
Bedrooms
1 King1 Double2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Sarah Stanger (agent) (Property Manager Exclusively Eastbourne)
Hosting since June 2011
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsThe Exclusively Eastbourne team is available by phone or email seven day a week :)

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Reviews (3)
Malcolm F
Malcolm F
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome in Alfriston
This cottage (which is actually quite a spacious house) is beautifully positioned at the bottom of a tiny lane overlooking the small river and the Downs. There is next to no passing traffic but it's a one minute walk up the hill to Alfriston central which is delightful. There are four pubs in the space of 200 metres. We ate in The George a couple of times. There's also tea rooms and a little shop that takes you back in time. We walked over the South Downs to Jevington for lunch in the Eight Bells which is always good. The views are breathtaking and our dog loved it too. Seaford is only 10 minutes away which is a pleasant seaside town with a nice promenade. The cottage itself has a sizeable master bedroom with a decent ensuite and the family bathroom is enormous with a jacuzzi bath. Everything is provided that you would ever need.
Visited September 2022
Written 29 September 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
raffy07
raffy07
Thanks Malcolm for the warm words - great to hear that Riverbank Cottage hit the spot. We're very proud to have the house in our portfolio. Carl (at Exclusively Eastbourne Holiday Homes)
Written 22 December 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Edward A
Edward A
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautifully positioned Sussex hideaway
Where better to spend a long weekend than on the banks of the river with miles of fields to tramp across, within a stone's throw from one of the best boutique hotel/restaurants in England (The Star at Alfriston), nestling at the foot of the glorious South Downs. Plenty of exercise, fresh air and cosy nights in, we had a wonderful stay. Riverbank was lovely....attention to detail from the owners was obvious, with all mod cons and no expense spared. Really comfortable and welcoming. So much to do and see locally. Vineyards, pubs, Cadence Cycle Club, the coast nearby and the picturesque village of Alfriston. Will stay longer next time and enjoy Sussex at its best. Highly recommended.
Visited August 2021
Written 27 October 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
raffy07
raffy07
Thanks for such a thoughtful (not to mention glowing!) review. So pleased you found Riverbank Cottage - it's brand new to guests but I know it will be super popular once word spreads. I hope we can look after you again. Carl (at Exclusively Eastbourne Holiday Homes)
Written 11 November 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lisa P
Lisa P
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous property in idyllic location
Fabulous spacious and newly decorated property, just a couple of minutes walk to the centre of the village with a wonderful selection of eateries and shops. Owners could not have been more helpful and the property amenities were superb. Lovely terrace and amazing countryside views with woodland and downs walks on your doorstep. Would highly recommend and our family will definitely return.
Visited August 2021
Written 27 October 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
raffy07
raffy07
Thanks Lisa We're so pleased you found Riverbank - it's such a joy, isn't it :) I look forward to your family staying again. Carl (at Exclusively Eastbourne Holiday Homes)
Written 11 November 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • Television
Parking
  • Parking available
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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About the neighbourhood
The house is literally on the South Downs, one of the UK's most spectacular walking/biking trails. How about taking tours of the nearby vineyards? Or taking a bike tour (you can hire bikes, including electric options)? Eastbourne is just the other side of the hills which has all the essentials, cinema and real life if you fancy it or head in the other direction to sample all the delights of Brighton.
Getting around
There are buses and of, course, you can walk freely along the South Downs Way, but a car is helpful to get around.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Best to have a car so that you can enjoy the many day trips accessible from this fabulous location. An easy drive from London, Dover or Newhaven. Direct train links to Eastbourne train station from London, Gatwick Airport, Brighton or Ashford International train stations. There are buses from Eastbourne to Alfriston.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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