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Home to the most beautiful coast and countryside; Sussex is the perfect holiday escape whether you want a relaxing short break or action-packed adventure.

Walkers and cyclists will enjoy Sussex. This is great walking country or you could grab a bike and take to the network of quiet country roads. A boat trip is another great way to enjoy the scenery from a different aspect, take a leisurely cruise from Eastbourne to the lighthouse and discover a tranquil place to breathe.

You'll find holiday cottages located within easy reach of all the region's well known attractions and beauty spots both inland and at the coast and there's an abundance of Blue Flag awarded beaches scattered along the coast. For a really atmospheric look at the coastline head to Beachy Head with its dramatic chalk cliffs, and make the time to stroll through one of the picturesque fishing harbours dotted around to pick up unique souvenirs and fresh seafood.

Places of interest of course include the vibrant coastal towns of Brighton, with its famous pier, Eastbourne and Bognor Regis as well as the delightful spa town of Tunbridge Wells (actually just over the Kent border) and lovely market towns like Horsham and historic Lewes.

If there's one thing you can't escape in Sussex, its history and the famous battle site of 1066 in Hastings holds a wealth of it, and offers a family friendly day out to explore one of history's most important events. Similarly Arundel Castle could also be on your agenda; it sits majestically above the roof tops of the town below and is bursting at the seams with stories and relics.

For family fun, visit one of the county's many animal parks; Drusillas Park at Alfriston is a paradise of small exotic animals or there's the Ashdown Forest Llama Park, home to more than 100 llamas and Fishers Farm Park is great for getting the younger ones moving. The Blue Reef Aquarium at Hastings and Brighton Sealife Centre are the ultimate way to experience underworld treasures without getting your feet wet.

Be inspired by the birthplace of modern England, and come and see for yourself why so many people choose to holiday in Sussex. Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Sussex today.

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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Paddock Barn Ref: P45

These delightful holiday properties are situated within an arable working farm, with horse stables, riding and livery, which are all available to guests by prior arrangement. Surrounded by miles of open countryside, fields and scenic walks along a historic disused canal, it is abundant in wildlife, including many birds, as well as rabbits, hares and deer.
Paddock Barn and The Courtyard are attached, and have been designed with a similar layout, including open plan living rooms and kitchen/dining rooms with natural slate floors, wood-burning stoves and spacious bedrooms with vaulted ceilings.
The properties can be booked together to accommodate larger groups, to sleep a maximum of 16 guests in total.
Barnham Court Farm is located just 4 miles from the nearest quiet beach at Climping, whilst the unspoilt beach at West Wittering is only about 20 minutes’ drive away. Chichester is only 6 miles away, with its beautiful ornate cathedral and abundance of pedestrianised cobbled lanes with various shops, tearooms, pubs and restaurants. Other amenities include a leisure centre with indoor pool, a cinema complex, the popular Festival Theatre which has year-round productions, and famous Goodwood Races for horse or motor racing; Fontwell racecourse is also only about 3 miles away.
Other places of interest include The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, and historic Arundel with castle cathedral, various book and art shops, and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust – ideal for bird-watchers. Slightly further afield is Brighton, perfect for a family day out, boasting the decadent Royal Pavilion, art galleries, theatres and Sea Life Museum, plus seaside entertainment along the promenade and pier.
The South Downs National Park is less than 3 miles away with wonderful opportunities for walking and riding, with many footpaths. Horse riding can be available by prior arrangement from the riding school in the farmyard, and livery can also be arranged. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Living room with slate floor and wood-burning stove. Modern kitchen/dining room with slate floor. Five bedrooms; three double and two twin. Two bathrooms, each with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet.

  • Partial underfloor heating
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • CD (small library)
  • Freezer
  • Large garden with furniture
  • barbecue
  • Parking

  • Wood-burning stove - logs included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and high chair by arrangement
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared arable farmland
  • Horse livery by arrangement
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Pond and drops in grounds

Note: Paddock Barn P45 and The Courtyard PKKQ, can be booked together to sleep up to 16 people.

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£599-£2111
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Oaeham Cottage Ref: 28985

Residing in the Wealden village of Mayfield this attractive terraced holiday cottage, built around 1840, is an ideal base for a relaxing break. The village has unusual raised red brick pavements and several old inns, some dating back to Tudor times. Royal Tunbridge Wells is 10 miles; explore the River Rother and the beautiful Cuckoo Trail, Hever Castle, or Bewl Water where you can hire bikes or enjoy fishing. Beaches at Eastbourne and Brighton, 23 miles, make for a great day out. Carp fishing is available 1½ miles away. Shop, pub and restaurant 250 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 twin (zip and link, can be 5ft double) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living/dining room (initial fuel included). Full gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard garden and furniture. Barbecue. Public car park foc, 200 yards. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Neighbours have right of way across rear of property.

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£0-£0
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Cider Cottage Ref: PPAA

Accessed via a single track lane and nestled amongst converted farm buildings on a 300-acre organic working beef farm, this holiday cottage is a detached, single-storey barn conversion which boasts a vaulted ceiling. It lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with abundant walks from the doorstep in this popular part of East Sussex. Visit Battle Abbey, the cobbled streets of the Cinque Port of Rye and the smugglers’ caves at Hastings. There are many NT properties and gardens in the area including Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, Scotney Castle and Wakehurst Place. Shop and pub 2 miles.

Open-plan beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, oak floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite wet room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full underfloor electric central heating, bed linen, towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine (bathroom)
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer (outbuilding)
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed garden, terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Footpaths on farm
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Lake 50 yards, river and pond in owner’s grounds

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£332-£786
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Alpaca Cottage Ref: PHM

This attractive, detached, single-storey farm cottage with glorious views overlooking farmland and the owner’s herd of Alpacas, is situated in peaceful countryside. Adjacent to the owner’s home, it is ideally situated for exploring the historical town of Battle, The Abbey and famous Battlefield, as well as the interesting shops and tearooms in this pretty market town. The area is also an excellent wine growing region with sampling sessions at Carr Taylor and Sedlescombe vineyards. The charm and elegance of Eastbourne is a half-hour drive offering Blue Flag award-winning beaches. Alternatively, a boat trip to Beachy Head or walks along the cliff top can be enjoyed. Can be booked with Henley Cottage (ref. POOT). Shop and pub 1¼ miles.

Tiled entrance hall. Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, two sets of French doors to terrace, wooden floor and well-equipped kitchen area. Double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet, fully tiled walls and wooden floor. Latch doors throughout.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD and small library
  • Stereo/CD and small library
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Terrace with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • No children except babies under 12 mths

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£300-£533
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
The Nook Ref: PNNW

This converted wing of the owner’s home makes a perfect holiday retreat and offers access to footpaths over the Sussex countryside. Sedlescombe with its village green, pub and shop is within walking distance. Attractions include Sedlescombe Organic Vineyard, Battle, the Jerwood Gallery at Hastings and traditional seaside attractions, Cinque Port of Rye and beaches at Camber. Sissinghurst Gardens and Bodiam Castle are within a short drive. Golf locally. Shop and pub ½ mile.

Living room with wood-burning stove in large fireplace and dining area. Kitchen with tiled floor. Open-sided stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with TV, sloping ceilings and window overlooking the church. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Wi-fi
  • Small terrace under pergola with furniture
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • Welcome pack
  • Flowers, champagne and chocolate by arrangement
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

Note: May be booked with Castlemans Stables, refs PPPR and PPPS (100 yards) to sleep up to 10 people.

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£277-£582
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Chanctonbury Ref: PMMM

Standing gracefully within its own enclosed gardens with indoor heated swimming pool, this superb family detached house is located less than 300 yards from the beach. It combines modern comforts with plentiful character; there is a huge main living room with vast inglenook and open fire, wood panelling, Tudor style coving and ceiling finishes. The dining room also continues the Tudor theme with the furniture style, and also has a large inglenook with open fire. In addition there is a light and spacious conservatory overlooking the large lawned garden, and a separate TV room. Dining can also be enjoyed in the large well equipped kitchen/breakfast room or al-fresco in the garden during warmer months. The sweeping solid wood staircase with stained glass window leads up to the well laid out first floor including a bedroom with a four-poster bed. Ideal for families, the indoor heated swimming pool is open all year, and the popular unspoilt beach is less than 300 yards away. It lies close to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, enjoying scenic walks, birdwatching, crabbing, fishing and swimming. Seaside resorts close by with plenty of seaside family entertaiment include Littlehampton, Worthing and Bognor Regis, or West Wittering is about half an hour’s drive. Chichester is also within easy reach, with its beautiful ornate cathedral and abundance of pedestrianised cobbled lanes with various shops, pubs, restaurants and popular Festival Theatre and famous Goodwood Races or Fontwell Racecourse. Other places of interest include The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, historic Arundel with castle, cathedral and various shops, and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, ideal for bird-watchers. Brighton is perfect for a family day out, boasting the decadent Royal Pavilion, art galleries, theatres and Sea Life Museum, plus seaside entertainment. The South Downs National Park has walking and riding with many footpaths. Shops and pub 300 yards.

Large living room with inglenook. Dining room with inglenook. Well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area, Aga and electric cooker. Utility. Conservatory. TV room with piano. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, one four-poster. Three twin bedrooms. Family bathroom with large bath and separate shower cubicle. Shower room with large shower cubicle (no toilet). Separate toilet.

  • Open fire and multi-fuel burner - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • Four Freeview TVs
  • Satellite TV
  • Four DVDs
  • Wii
  • CD
  • Aga
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed garden with furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Private swimming pool (26ft x 16ft, depth 3.5ft to 5ft)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to
    Friday

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£1332-£2994
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

This elegant town house lies in historic Chichester with its ornate cathedral and festival theatre. Cleverly designed, it offers light, spacious holiday accommodation, tastefully and stylishly furnished to a very good standard. Discover nearby Goodwood or Fontwell Races, golf course and boat trips around the harbour. West Wittering beach is 20 minutes’ drive or for scenic walks and wildlife, visit the South Downs and Pagham Nature Reserve. Shops 100 yards, pubs and restaurants 150 yards.

Large well-equipped kitchen/dining room with tiled floor. Study with single sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only). Wet room with toilet. First floor: Large living room with French doors to balcony. Double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Second floor: Spacious double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Sitting-out area
  • Balcony
  • Parking (for 1 car); public car park 100 yards
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: No high vehicle access

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£620-£1666
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

Set in 20 acres of farmland, this thoughtfully renovated, detached holiday cottage lies within the owner’s grounds by the farmhouse formerly the Guinness Hop Farm, overlooking the River Rother and part of the Kent & East Sussex Steam Railway (used around six times a year for special events) - its trains steam through 10½ miles of countryside from Tenterden to the moated Bodiam Castle. Walk to the castle via footpaths from the cottage. Visit Battle Abbey, Scotney Gardens, award-winning vineyards or beaches at Hastings and Camber. Shop 21/2 miles, pub 1½ miles.

Living/dining room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only), limestone floor and bi-fold doors to terrace. Galley-style kitchen with stable door and limestone floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Shower room with double shower, twin basins and toilet. Wooden window shutters throughout.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating (underfloor in living/dining room, kitchen and shower room), bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • Freeview TV
  • Microwave
  • Laundry service and use of freezer by arrangement with owner
  • Terrace with furniture
  • Shared 20-acre grounds
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Homemade evening meals and cookery day by arrangement with owner
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: River, 20 yards

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£276-£577
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
The Old Dairy Ref: PHHT

This attractive, single-storey, converted barn is one of four, adjacent to the owner’s home, located within 130 acres of working arable farm. Local walks nearby. Completely refurbished to a very high standard, it makes an ideal holiday retreat, situated just back from the road midway between the charming historic towns of Midhurst and Petworth (3 miles). Petworth House and Gardens are worth a visit, with many concerts held there throughout the year. Cowdray is close by, famous for polo, while further afield are Goodwood, for horse and motor racing, and Chichester with its cathedral, festival theatre and harbour tours. Scenic walks along the South Downs, NT homes and gardens, and beaches at Worthing or The Witterings are within easy reach. Shops 3 miles, pub ¼ mile.

Living room with wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room with tiled floor. Two steps to double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room and toilet. Single bedroom with additional single pull-out bed (for +1 child). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking

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£330-£753
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Hunsters Ref: 23787

In a very convenient location, close to the centre of the beautiful historic town of Chichester along a residential road with its own parking, Hunsters makes a perfect destination for discovering the many attractions within the area. Having been lovingly refurbished throughout, this attractive property has been interior designed using extremely good standards of furnishings, carefully co-ordinated to create a warm and homely ambience. Within 5 minutes walk, you can be in the heart of Chichester, with pedestrianised shopping, plentiful restaurants, pubs and cafés. Also nearby is the leisure centre with gym and indoor pool, cinema complex and festival theatre and Goodwood and Fontwell races. Within easy reach are West Wittering beach (10 minutes drive), the picturesque sailing village of Bosham, Arundel with its historic castle, antique shops and Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Pagham Nature Reserve, nautical Portsmouth with Spinnaker Tower, extensive shopping with designer outlets, waterside dining, day trips to the Isle of Wight and HMS Victory and Mary Rose. The glorious South Downs - excellent for walkers, harbour tours, golf, sailing and cycling can all be enjoyed locally. NT Homes such as Goodwood House, Uppark, Weald and Downland Museum, Petworth House West Dean Gardens are worthy of a visit. Also within driving distance are bustling Brighton and Worthing. Shops 600 yards, pubs 400 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/office area/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft), 1 twin (zip and link). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, shower attachment and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD and small library. Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Broadband connection. Enclosed patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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£516-£1022
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2

Explore the East Sussex and Kent countryside

Envelop yourself in nature and enjoy the glorious views of the apple orchards and the serenity of grazing sheep. Nestling in the heart of the Tillingham Valley on a 200-acre working, family run traditional sheep and fruit farm. Leagarth (ref 26361) is a single-storey detached holiday property which has been converted to a very good standard and tastefully furnished with an internal games area. Close to the ancient Cinque Port town of Rye with its cobbled streets, tea rooms and art galleries and ideally based for exploring the East Sussex and Kent countryside. A walker’s paradise - enjoy the farm’s extensive footpath network, see the lambs and apple blossom in the Spring or venture to Camber Castle, Bodiam Castle and Battle Abbey, just a short drive away. If gardens are your passion, then Pashley Manor, Great Dixter and Bedgebury Pinetum are all worth visiting. Fishing, private beauty treatments and local health centre/swimming pool day passes are available by arrangement. Golf, horse riding and sailing close by. Beaches at Winchelsea, 3 miles and golden undulating sand dunes at Camber, 6 miles. Rye railway station provides access to London 13/4 hours. Shops 2 miles, pubs 500 yards.
NB: Properties 19653 and 26361 can be booked together to accommodate larger parties.

All on ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/games room with French doors/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room with toilet. 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one zip and link (can be twin), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture. 200 acres of farmland. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets welcome (working farm, sheep country). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Fenced pond 40 yards.

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£412-£1246
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Regents House Ref: PGGG

Beautifully presented throughout, this splendid Grade II listed Regency town house offers wonderful views to historical Arundel Castle, which is only 50 yards away. Located in the heart of this quaint town, it is only a 2-minute walk from plentiful antique shops, pubs, restaurants, cathedral and lido, and near the Wildfowl and Wetlands for birdwatching. In keeping with the Regency era, the furnishings cleverly complement the period style, and are carefully co-ordinated and styled to enhance features such as the ornamental fire surrounds and large windows. The holiday accommodation is spacious, set over four floors, and with families in mind, there is a games room on the lower ground floor. Arundel is recognised for its castle and variety of historic buildings in a small area. Out of around 500 buildings in the conservation area, many are listed. The beautiful castle is referred to in the Domesday Book in 1086, and has been occupied by the Dukes of Norfolk and their families for over 850 years. The Victorian Catholic Cathedral was designed by Joseph Hansom, who also designed the Hansom cab.
Climping Beach is only a 5-minute drive, or slightly further, Worthing, Elmer or Littlehampton. Bustling Brighton is within 20 minutes’ drive, within the ornate Royal Pavilion, The Lanes for interesting artefacts, plentiful theatres, art galleries, extensive shopping, the marina with harbourside dining, and many amusements for all ages along the beach. Visit Chichester, with its beautiful ornate cathedral, theatre, pedestrianised shopping, tea rooms, harbour tours, Goodwood or Fontwell racing. Also within easy reach is the picturesque harbour village of Bosham with antiques, emporium and waterside cafe, or naval Portsmouth with Spinnaker Tower, designer shopping and waterside dining. In addition, various National Trust homes and gardens, excellent walking along the South Downs, golf, sailing, surfing, riding, and cycling can all be enjoyed nearby. Shops 50 yards.

Spacious living room with open fire. Dining room with ornamental fire surround. Large, well-equipped kitchen with gas Range (for cooking). Lower ground floor: Games room. Study. Utility. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Second floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed, each with additional single bed (for +1).

  • Open fire - fuel included
  • Electricity, gas, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • High chair
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • Two DVDs (small library)
  • CD (small library)
  • Playstation 2
  • Range
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed patio garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Roadside parking
  • Games room
  • Table football
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 10 steps up to garden

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£1467-£3467
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