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2 bedroom period cottage in heart of rural Steyning, 10 miles from Brighton.

Bedrooms 2
Space 548 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Lovely Sussex cottage at foot of South Downs. Sleeps 3.

Delightful Rosebud Cottage offers traditional yet stylish accommodation which has been refurbished to a high standard. In an ideal location within a few minutes walk of cafes, pubs and independently run local shops as well as country footpaths.

The cottage itself is unusually light and bright with a cosy living room where you'll find a TV, DVD player & digital radio. Next door is the well equipped separate kitchen with an oven and hob, microwave, fridge, separate freezer and dishwasher.

Upstairs there are two charming bedrooms with plenty of storage space. The main double bedroom has an original Victorian fireplace and hand painted bedside cabinets, whilst the second spacious single bedroom has the nicest view outside. There is a travel cot available.

The cottage garden is a delight. You will always find plants in flower! You can sit out in the front garden and say 'hello' to the neighbours or relax in the garden behind the house where you will able able to hear the mill stream nearby.

The bathroom has a shower, toilet, wash basin, and shaver point. There is also a washing machine and tumble drier. As the bathroom is on the ground floor it may not be suitable for people with mobility problems although the staircase has a hand rail.

Children are welcome but the stairs are fairly steep - typical of a cottage built in the mid 1800s. Children also need to be supervised outside. The garden is fenced but there is a steep bank behind the fence leading down to the stream.

There is unrestricted parking in the street where the cottage is located.

Short stays are possible - 3 days cost 75% of weekly rate. 4 days 80%; 5 days 85% Just e-mail me for a quote.

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Jennifer Wilkes
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2018

About Jennifer Wilkes

I love letting out my cottage and do all I can to ensure guests have an enjoyable time. I take great pride in my cottage garden which is full of flowering plants - an ideal place to relax outside ..

I was born and grew in West Sussex not far from my cottage. I spent most of my working life teaching in adult education. Now my main job is running my cottage which I really enjoy.

Jennifer Wilkes purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Jennifer Wilkes chose Steyning

The location could not have been better. Near the village centre with great shops, pubs, marvellous cafes and restaurants yet a short distance from country footpaths.

The cottage itself was just what I wanted - light & bright with plenty of character. It also had a second bedroom & and a separate kitchen. I saw the potential for creating a lovely garden. Its position at the end of the terrace meant more space & more privacy too.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage has plenty of character and is such a cosy and relaxing place to stay. Guests comment on how well equipped it is - and often on the quality of the mattresses too!

The garden is an added bonus - a lovely place to sit outside in the summer listening to the millstream close by!

It is in an ideal location for anyone who likes walking - you are so close to a network of country footpaths - yet within a few minutes walk from pubs, cafes, restaurants and independently run local shops.

Steyning is a lovely small rural community - a great base for exploring Sussex. You are only 5 miles from the coast & within easy reach of Brighton.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"A lovely warm comfortable cottage. We spent most of our time with our

family, but it was always good to get back and relax. We would recommend Rosebud to anyone."

G & M Cliffe U.K. 19 Feb 2014

"Love the cottage Jenny. warm, comfortable, beautifully decorated and well equipped. Steyning is such a nice town, full of history.Took a fascinating look around the museum. Main thing is we had a relaxing time here. Thank you.

J & E Scott.U.K. 2 Jan 14

The cottage was perfect. We have been to the UK on 11 previous trips and have stayed in numerous cottages before, but none better than Rosebud Cottage.

B & B Ker, Canada. May 13
May 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Steyning in Horsham District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 548 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , There is a wash basin. storage cupboards and a shaver point
  • The bathroom is on the ground floor. It has a shower, wash basin and toilet. There is a shaver point, heated towel rail and a storage cupboard. The room also has a washing machine and tumble drier. As the bedrooms are on the first floor this may not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues. However there is a handrail on the stairs and a plug in nightlight.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , Enjoy the hand painted cabinets & Victorian fireplace!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , Spacious single with excellent storage. Travel cot available
  • Guests love the decor in the bedrooms and in particular adore my mattresses! The main bedroom has lovely hand painted cabinets and a tiny original Victorian fireplace. The second bedroom has the best views from the windows! A travel cot is available if needed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Guests frequently comment on how well equipped the cottage is. There's a great digital radio which also has an i-pod dock! If you are a walker you will find laminated local walking maps and a walking pole. There are a couple of umbrellas - just in case of inclement weather!


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2 bedroom period cottage in heart of rural Steyning, 10 miles from Brighton.
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 24 reviews

Lovely cottage and village

  • 4 of 5

Overall a good if expensive stay. The provisions were helpful and a nice touch. The kitchen was well equipped and sitting room lovely. The downside was a lack of a toilet upstairs and it was a pain to go down the very narrow stairs in the middle of the night to spend a penny.

The garden was lovely and all instructions helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. I am delighted to hear that you thought the living room and garden were lovely and the kitchen well equipped. I am pleased the provisions and my instructions were helpful. The days you chose were relatively expensive as it was the late May Bank holiday and half term, with the very popular Steyning Arts Festival being held locally. Any other break in May or June would have been cheaper. I am sorry that you appear to have missed my information regarding the bathroom on Owners Direct: “As the bathroom is on the ground floor it may not be suitable for people with mobility problems, although the staircase has a handrail ….. The stairs are fairly steep – typical of a cottage built in the mid 1800s”
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Couldnt have asked for anything better.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything you needed and spotlessy clean.We were very ìmpressed.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your kind words. I do hope you will be able to stay again. Jenny
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Fantastic home from home cottage

  • 5 of 5

This lived up to expectations and beyond. It was a great location and had everything you could possibly need, and more. It was lovely and cosy too. We were also left fresh flowers, a delicious cake, tea, coffee and milk, just to mention a few, which made our arrival all the more enjoyable. All the communications with both the owner and the housekeeper were easy to follow and concise. Free parking. Good wifi (by the way could not find this mentioned in the advert), but our O2 mobiles did not work, as no coverage, so had to go for a walk to make calls, which was not a problem. Will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for such positive comments. So glad you liked the cottage. By the way Wifi is mentioned and although mobile reception can be patchy locally my O2 phone usually has a signal.. Do hope you can stay again.
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Cosy Cottage in Charming Steyning.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very well furnished and comfortable. There was an impressive range of local guides and information. Sadly we chose a time of very bad weather and could not fully explore the walks etc. Steyning has some good pubs and places to eat and is a great base for the South Downs.

Jenny, the owner is very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely comments about the cottage. I am glad you appreciated Steyning as well. Sorry to hear that you were let down by the weather.. I do hope you will be able to stay again when it is warmer and drier.
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Very comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable stay in Steyning, a very interesting and picturesque village, lots to do in Steyning and the area.

Cottage was lovely, very clean and welcoming feel.

Would love to return and spend longer next time.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you found the cottage comfortable with a welcoming feel. I do hope you are able to stay again and make the most of Steyning and the local area ..
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Very quaint cozy clean cottage with fabulous garden

  • 5 of 5

Great location, the village of Steyning is picturesque and quiet yet lively with people. Took long walks on the South Downs nearby and enjoyed the choice of shops in the village. Fabulous English roast beef dinner at the Sussex produce company on Sundays.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you liked the cottage - I am particularly pleased that you appreciated the garden... Your comments about Steyning are very true... great that you were able to walk on the Downs and enjoy roast beef locally.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Gatwick Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Star Inn
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Newhaven Harbour
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Singing Hills Golf Club
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Shoreham by Sea Station
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Ball's Bistro
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Shoreham Beach
Car: recommended

Steyning is a great base for exploring the beautiful county of Sussex. It is at the foot of the South Downs National Park with a fantastic network of footpaths. The long distance South Downs Way is less than a mile away. Consider walking the 'Seven Sisters' along chalk cliffs by the sea.

Steyning is a brilliant location if you love history and architecture. Make sure you visit the excellent Steyning Museum and admire the medieval buildings as you walk around the village. Medieval St Mary's House is open to the public in nearby Bramber. Call in at the Norman Church in Steyning and visit the ruins of Bramber Castle - also Norman. Don't miss the tiny downland Saxon churches in nearby St Botolphs and Coombes.

Steyning is also a great base for garden lovers. Make sure you go to Highdown Gardens - open all year with free admission. I recommend the Sussex Prairie Gardens near Henfield, open from June. Parham House Gardens are lovely and the gardens at Arundel Castle and very special.

If you are interested in wildlife head for Woodsmill Nature Reserve, Pulborough Wild Brooks and the Wetland Centre in Arundel.

It is 11 km (8 miles) to the nearest beach on the Sussex coast at Shoreham by-Sea. You can drive there in about 15 minutes, catch the local bus or cycle along a bridleway!

Vibrant Brighton is within easy access by car or public transport. Make sure you see the wonderful Brighton Pavilion ...

Other popular places include the town of Arundel, Lewes and Chichester. Catch the bus to Chichester on Wednesdays from Steyning!

There are shops, pubs, restaurants and banks within a few minutes walk from the cottage. The Co-op is open until 9 or 10 every evening and the 'Sussex Produce Company' has won awards for its produce and serves high quality excellent food in its restaurant. Meals are also available in three local pubs and other restaurants / cafes. There are some great tea shops too!

The Steyning Leisure Centre -with a swimming pool- is a 10 minute walk from the cottage. You can book classes there online.



Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Cleaning Fee £60
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

3 and 4 night stays are possible. 3 nights are 75% of the weekly price, 4 nights 80%
If you are not paying through the Owners Direct site I prefer payment by bank transfer but you can also pay by cheque.
For payment from outside the UK I can send an invoice through PayPal. There will be a small charge toward's PayPal's fees.

Changeover Day:
Flexible apart from Christmas.

Arrival time is from 4 p.m. Departure time is by 10 a.m.

Notes on prices:
Any 2 nights 65% of weekly rate; 3 nights 75%; 4 nights 80%; 5 nights 85%; 6 nights 90%.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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