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Beautiful Apartment, centre of Lewes, South Downs, nr Brighton, one hr London - lewes town house

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Bargemasters House

The Bargemasters House was built in 1784 and retains much of its original character. The apartment is a typical Lewes property, cosy, compact and full of quirky detail. It is on the ground floor of the main house.

The front door leads into the charming sitting room complete with wood burner, comfy sofas. One of the sofas becomes a double bed. The kitchen is compact yet everything you need to self cater with a dining table for four.

The bedroom is next with a comfy double bed, plump pillows and cosy lighting. There is an ensuite shower room. Outside there is a small garden and sitting area. TV, Radio and lots of books make this a delightful and peaceful place to spend time, relax, sleep lots and then visit the town, there is always lots going on. Restaurants and good gastro pubs with real ale brewed in our town are on the doorstep, lots of antiques shops and little interesting shops to browse and we have amazing charity shops.

The railway station is seven minutes away and trains run into the centre of Brighton every ten minutes and into London every half hour. Public transport is excellent, buses run all along the South Coast and to delightful Georgian Tunbridge Wells.

More Details

Belinda Chapman or Peter Murphy
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 December, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you again on our second visit. I think we've managed to leave without accidently taking any bits of washing machine with us this time... Looking forward to being back at Christmas!

Best wishes
Aug 2011
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We ask for a refundable damages deposit of £500 on arrival, this will be refunded within ten days if the house is left in a clean and damage free state, which we're sure it will be.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lewes in Lewes District

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
  • Thick cotton towels, organic soap, strong shower, heated towel rail, nice bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , This a small double bed, suitable for 1 adult or 2 children
  • Good comfortable mattresses, plump dovets and pillows, restful lighting, warm flooring, cotton sheets, ample wardrobe space, radio and hairdryer.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Small Cooler
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please note there are two flights of stairs in the property, small children must be watched although we will put a stair gate in if needed. Although there is no outside space there is a lovely well maintained park , Grange Gardens with art gallery and cafe within a few yards. We can arrange bike hire and folding chairs. Aromatherapy massage, reflexology and all complementary therapies are available on the doorstep. Quaker meeting house close by. There is a well run leisure centre close by with large communal/childrens pool, saunas, gym, climbing wall and an outdoor pool 5 minutes away, it is the oldest spring fed sw pool in England, open in the summer months. You can be walking the chalkland hills within 5 minutes, privacy and peace. Centuries of pathways, picnic places, and ways to the seafront.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Perfect place.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely holiday house, perfectly situated in the centre of the historic town of Lewes. Easy to get to Brighton and surrounding countryside. Belinda and Peter have done the place up with love. There is a very good file of information and tips on things to do that they have compiled. It's got everything you may need. Strongly recommend for relaxing, invigorating holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Brilliant location, and wonderful house. Belinda and Peter are charming and very helpful hosts. The place is spotlessly clean and there is everything you will need for a stay in Lewes. Lovely sitting room on the first floor, kitchen on ground floor and bedrooms on first and second floor. You are right in the heart of Lewes with easy access to Brighton and the surrounding countryside. Definitely, going back there.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
49 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
The Snowdrop
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
0.5 Kilometres
Lewes Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Le Magasin
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Nestling in the heart of the South Downs National Park in this beautiful and lively town. Lovely places to eat right on the doorstep, quirky, independent shops and markets within a few steps, specialising in organic, local food. Classical concerts, Glyndebourne Opera House, rock and folk gigs, art galleries, Independent films, fascinating talks. Walk the Chalk Hills, chat to friendly locals in the many traditional pubs, sipping real ale from Lewes’ own brewery, Harveys. Local golf course within walking distance.The town is steeped in history from Virginia Woolf to Tom Paine to our Medieval Castle. Lewes is one of the original Transition Towns and our November Fire Celebration is world famous (youtube it) Swim in the outside public pool, spring fed, first in England. Take the train to the beaches and great shopping Laines of Brighton (10min) into the centre of London (1hr) a day trip to France. Visit Eastbourne, Charleston House/(Bloomsbury Set), Antique and Auctions. Eat, Play, Rest


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