A cosy country cottage with an Inglenook fireplace in the historical village
of Alciston located at the foot of the South Downs

The Cottage

Hunters Cottage is a lovely Grade II listed cottage in the quiet village of Alciston in the heart of the South Downs National Park.

The cottage has been extensively and sympathetically restored and furnished and equipped to the highest standard. It is located in stunning countryside along a quiet no through lane in the tranquil village of Alciston, one of the most beautiful and historic villages in England, with connections back to the Doomsday Book.

There are extensive walks around the South Downs directly from the cottage, easy access to the historical town of Lewes and it’s just a 15 minute drive to the coast for trips to the seaside.

This self-catering cottage can accommodate up to four guests comfortably. You can dine inside the cottage or in the lovely setting of the garden with its stunning views or at one of the many excellent pubs and restaurants in the immediate area.

We take one-week bookings, though off-season, Hunters Cottage can occasionally provide long weekend escapes from the hustle of city-life.

Hunters Cottage is non-smoking accommodation.



Room for two cars to park off-road in our own drive and additional off-street parking opposite the cottage.


Accessible easily off the A27 between Lewes and Eastbourne.
Use the postcode BN26 6UN. As you enter the village we are the 6th house on the left hand side with gravel drive.

Horse Riding

By Request.


We can occasionally accommodate dogs. Please enquire.


Prices & Availability


Low Season
Oct - Mar
High Season
Apr - Sep
7 Nights From £750 £900

Shorter breaks and long weekends available on request. Please contact us for availability.

We occasionally have special seasonal offers which affect the prices above. We will notify you, once we receive your enquiry, if your dates fall within these periods and adjust the price accordingly.

Booking Information

  • Hunters Cottage sleeps a family of 2 Adults and 2 children, or 4 adults comfortably.
  • There is a minimum of a 7 night stay.
  • Arrival time is 4pm and departure is 10am.
  • We require a 50% deposit on all bookings which is fully refundable up to 2 weeks prior to your stay.
  • Occasional weekend occupancy available out of season upon request.
  • Dogs need prior approval.


The Area

The Area


A short drive of 10 minutes and you can enjoy the glorious South Coast. Cuckmere Haven, Seven Sisters, Beachy Head, Birling Gap. Eastbourne is about 15 minutes where you can enjoy sandy beaches and safe swimming. Pevensey Bay with its history and lovely wide sandy beach is also 15 minutes.


There is so much packed into the area and all only a short drive. Drusillas Zoo Park, Middle Farm, Friston Forest, Seven Sisters, long man of Wilmington, the Cuckoo Trail, Knockhatch Adventure Park and dry slope skiing.

Nearby towns and places

Lewes with its Castle and antique shops, The famous Glyndebourne for summer evenings, Brighton, Eastbourne, Charleston, Alfriston and the English wine centre.

Food and drink

For those who enjoy a slightly longer stroll or short drive Cricketers in Berwick, The Ram at Firle, Giants rest at Wilmington and The Yew Tree at Arlington.



Hunters Cottage, Alciston BN26 6UN.

If you'd like to make a booking, or have any queries, please call 07802 651 992.

Or if you'd prefer, use the form below.