Friesian Cottage

Friesian cottage front view and garden

Friesian Holiday Cottage is a beautifully converted Cow Byre dating back 150 years. Situated in the heart of the peaceful East Sussex countryside, it is full of character with wooden beams, oak painted floors and a cosy log burner. It is well equipped with everything you would expect in a home-from-home setting. Ideal for families, and dog friendly, it is a perfect base for relaxing, walking, popping down to the coast or enjoying the many vineyards and historic houses on our doorstep.

The space

Light and spacious living area with log burner

A stable door leads into a light and spacious living room with high vaulted ceilings, two large comfortable sofas (one a sofa bed for 2 additional guests), a coffee table, TV, large wood-burner and a circular dining table and chairs.

Dining area

The well equipped kitchen area is divided from the sitting area. Cream floor units and grey worktops give it a modern feel with an electric oven, grill and hob, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine.

Modern, equipped kitchen

A spacious hallway with floor length windows and coat hooks leads to the 2 bedrooms and the main bathroom.

Bedroom 1 has an en-suite

Bedroom 1 is large and spacious with beautiful wooden beams and lovely views of the garden area. It has a comfortable king-size wrought iron bed, wardrobes, chest of drawers and bedside tables with lamps. The walk in en-suite shower room has a double-size shower cubicle, washbasin and toilet.

Views of the garden from bedroom 1

Bedroom 2 is cosy with twin beds, storage drawers, pine wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables with lamps.

Twin bedroom 2

Friesian cottage is disabled friendly as it is all on one level. The ensuite has a low entry shower. A wheelchair is available on request.

For families with small children a high chair and travel cot are also available for general use.

Front view of Friesian cottage with stable door

To the front of the property is a fully enclosed lawned area with patio and picnic table suitable for young children and dogs. Additional garden chairs, parasol and BBQ are also available, stored in the adjoining barn area. There is also a washing line and tumble drier.

Our guests have access to the entire cottage. WiFi is included.

The Location

Friesian holiday cottage is located around a mile away from the small hamlet of Vines Cross in East Sussex, England.

The Brewers Arms, Vines Cross

The Brewers Arms pub in Vines Cross serves a lovely traditional Sunday Lunch

The towns of Heathfield and Hailsham are just 10 minutes in the car and offer a choice of shops, supermarkets and places to eat. We are just 25 mins from classical music venue, Glyndebourne. The coastal town of Eastbourne is a short drive away and the cottage is less than an hour from vibrant and picturesque Brighton with its world-famous pier.

Brighton Pavilion

The Regency splendor of Brighton Pavilion;
a favourite of Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert

While many visitors come to enjoy the peace and quiet, with both Polegate and Stonegate railways stations just 10 miles away, the bright lights of London are within easy reach for those seeking more adventure or a big day out.

Find Us

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Google Maps directions: Beestons Cottages

Apple Maps directions: Friesian Cottage

Note that Apple Maps will direct you to the rear of the property. The front entrance with parking is circa 20 metres further down the lane. Look out for the “owl & cow logo” at the entrance:

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The area postcode is TN21 9HB which covers several properties in the locality. Please be aware on some maps the lane is referred to as “Foords Lane” but most locals refer to it as “Clappers Lane”.


Book Friesian Cottage direct for discounted rates using the calendar below to find dates which are not shown as booked. The minimum stay is usually 3 nights.

Please state the dates you are interested in and the number of people in your party in the email which pops up below:

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Owner and super-host Gina will then get back to you with a competitive quote.

If you prefer you can book through Airbnb but please be aware that additional service costs are included in their prices.

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Other things to note

Friesian Cottage is one of two holiday lets, the other being Shorthorn Cottage, next door.

At the site entrance you will see an old historic building we refer to as the Kitchen Barn. This is one of only two remaining buildings in Sussex which were purpose built for the staff and as kitchen’s for the original Beestons farmhouse.

“We look forward to welcoming you
to our lovely country cottage”

Hosts, Chris and Gina Cleverley
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Friesian Cottage
Beestons Farm,
Foords / Clappers Lane,
Vines Cross,
East Sussex
TN21 9HB