Chalk Cottage

Lewes, Sussex
  • 5
  • 3
  • Pet Friendly

A period cottage backing onto the chalk downs, traditional and stylish in the heart of Lewes.

  • Very central location, tucked away peacefully near to shops and restaurants
  • Log fire and comfy furnishings, beautifully decorated
  • Perfect to explore further afield with Brighton, London and country towns within easy reach

About Chalk Cottage

Pack your bags and head away for a long weekend or indulgent week long break and shake off the stress of a busy week. Perfect in any season, from the walking in the fresh spring air spotting the wildlife to cosying up by the fire in winter, Chalk Cottage is an ideal all year round destination. Decorated with pretty pastel hues, the country style kitchen is the perfect place to have a hearty meal before setting out on a day exploring this part of Sussex. If rest and relaxation is on order, enjoy toasted tea cakes with a pot of tea in the garden and admire the spring blooms, with a visually intriguing chalk cliff backdrop the accommodation is ideal for a peaceful stay in the historic town of Lewes.

Lewes and the surrounding towns offer plenty of events throughout the year to enjoy, this vibrant part of Sussex is well known for the scenic walks, arty escapades and seasonal celebrations. Chalk Cottage is perfectly settled at the foot of the impressive South Downs and features pretty antiques and characterful oak beams softened with the contemporary furnishings. The original log fire can be lit on cooler spring evenings and provides a wonderful focal point for the room, crack open a bottle of wine, sample the famous beer from Harveys Brewery or indulge in cocoa and marshmallows.

Calm and comfortable, with inviting bedrooms and a sunlit garden - Chalk Cottage is ideal self catering accommodation in Lewes.

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"What a gorgeous place! We’ll definitely be back"

The Highbury set - London

"Beautiful. We did three of your walks. Christmas tree a bonus"

Nightingale and Marchinsons - York and Sydney Australia

"We’ve loved staying in your cosy cottage"

The Fredlunds family - Canada

"A lovely cosy place from which to enjoy Lewes. Loved all the bedding"

Pandora, Rosy and Jill - Beckenham, Wiltshire and Sussex

"Thank you for a wonderful stay. Lovely touches and beautiful home. We will be back"

Lizzie, Marie and Rachelle - Hertfordshire

"Charming cottage, lovely location. Wonderful stay"

M Lewis - BC Canada

"A lovely, lovely cottage, it made our stay. Thank you."

Deborah, Debbie and Anna

"We enjoyed our lovely stay. The place was wonderful and Lewes is so charming"

The Nesters - Michigan USA

"The most wonderful stay and the perfect ‘home from home’ whilst visiting Lewes for a wedding at Firle Place. Thank you so much"

Farrah, Rob, Dan and Ed

"Loved it! Lewes is lovely and rowing at The Anchor Inn was great"

Alice, Emily, Freya, Rosie and Ellie - Sherborne

"A perfect base for a gathering for a family wedding. Thank you."

Whitehouse Family - Pembrokeshire and Essex

"What a beautiful cottage for a wonderful few days getaway. Aside from a magical Glyndebourne evening, we loved the castle, pubs and Charleston! A fantastic welcome tray and very well equipped kitchen for a cosy night in were also much appreciated. Thank you!"

Leah, Nicholas, Gregory, Lorna and Will

"We have had the most wonderful visit from the first welcome in your lovely cottage - and its Arts Week. What a town! Every comfort and so tranquil."

Wiltshire Family

"A beautiful cottage in a stunning town. Thank you! We loved our stay - highlight swimming in Brighton"

Bowcock Family - Cheshire and Australia

"Really enjoyed our stay here. Thank you for all the little treats that awaited us on our arrival - much appreciated"

Diane, Lola, James and Emelia - Liverpool and Manchester

"Had a fab few days in Lewes/Brighton as part of our daughter’s graduation. Lovely cottage and really enjoyed our stay. Thank you"

Gillan Family

"Lovely stay in Lewes with our 2 and 4 year olds. Highly recommend Drusillas Zoo, Bentley museum and the i360 tower. Chalk Cottage is great. Thank you for the fresh flowers"

Wright and Woodgate Family - Hampshire

"Jean, thank you for a lovely week here in Chalk Cottage. We’ve enjoyed exploring Lewes, walking on the South Downs and trips to Charleston and Brighton. An excellent week. Cottage a delight"

Herron Family - Glasgow

"We have loved staying in Chalk Cottage and felt very at home. Great being so close to town centre. Thanks for wine, flowers and little touches"

Cummins Family - Surrey

"Superb, homely, lovely cottage. Thanks"

Howell Family - Dudley

"Had a wonderful holiday, cottage and Lewes a delight. Wine and flowers a lovely touch. Thank you"

Paul and Fiona - Carlisle

"We felt like visiting a friend’s house, great warm cottage in a lovely little town of Lewes. Thank you Jean for your beautiful cottage- perfect for our visit to family and the South Coast. Very lovely"

Fawley and Lucey families - London and Croatia

"What a delight! We love Chalk Cottage and have so appreciated all the little touches. Beautifully renovated and a great location too. Thank you!"

Sarah, Celia, Nick and Maddy and Mary - Chiswick and New York City

"'Thanks for the fantastic stay! The cottage is FAB on a lovely street in a beautiful town. Weather was sunny and hot everyday. Enjoyed having the thre-legged cat who kept visiting us!! LOVE IT! Definitely coming back"

The Stratton family

"‘Beautiful cottage + lots of thoughtful touches - flowers, milk and groceries. Wish we could have stayed longer’"

Kim, Dave and Barbara Lloyd June 2016

"Lovely cottage, lovely town!’’"

Sam, Will Zac and Eli Ingram June 2016

"‘We have had a lovely stay in this comfortable & peaceful cottage. Thank you for the thoughtful touches, flowers, candles and edible (&drinkable) treats!’"

The Redmore Family May 2016

"‘Thank you for the wonderful stay - the cottage is beautiful and the location perfect. Our baby enjoyed looking at the olive tree in the garden and listening to the jackdaws’"

Sally and James May 2016

What makes this area
So special...

Plenty of cafes, shops, restaurants and pubs on the doorstep. Try breakfast at Bills, pop into the famous Harveys Brewery for local ales and browse the antique shops all within a five minute walk from Chalk Cottage.

Property details

Chalk Cottage: sleeps 5 in 2 double beds, 1 single room,

Ground Floor

Living room with seating for 5 around working fireplace, TV and DVD

Open plan kitchen with electric oven, gas hob, fridge-freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, cafetiere and dining table with seating for 5 leading through to private garden

Bathroom with WC, separate bath and shower cubicle

First Floor

Master bedroom (sleeps 2) with double bed, built in wardrobe and chest of drawers

Single bedroom (sleeps 1) with wardrobe

Separate WC

Second Floor

Bedroom (sleeps 2) with double bed, wardrobe and dressing table. Please note there is some restricted height in this attic room.


Garden to the rear with patio area, picnic bench table, seating and deckchairs



Open fireplace

Gas Central Heating

What you need to know

Travel cot, highchair and stairgate are available upon request.  A fixed cot can also be supplied should sufficient noticed be provided to the owner.

2 small well behaved dogs are allowed at Chalk Cottage.

Please note the road Chalk Cottage is located on is subject to parking restrictions.  On road daily parking permits are available to purchase for the duration of your stay at a cost of £1 per permit. Please indicate when booking whether you will require permits and how many. 

Initial starter pack of fuel for the fire is supplied.

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With over 150 kilometres of it, Sussex has a cracking coastline with everything from vibrant marinas to quiet coastal towns. Home to the South Downs National Park, wake up from your luxurious Sussex cottage to the sounds of the country and be amazed by the huge array of wildlife.

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