Shorthorn Cottage & Friesian Cottage

“Dog-friendly converted cow barns with home comforts and wood burning stoves” - VisitEngland Assessor


Heathfield, East Sussex

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The two cottages of stone, brick and tile were converted from cow barns in 2005. Shorthorn sleeps up to seven with three bedrooms, and Friesian sleeps four in two bedrooms. Home comforts include wood-burning stoves and fibre broadband, and dog are allowed. There is ample parking. The cottages are located in quiet East Sussex countryside near Heathfield; nearby are many attractions including castles and gardens, steam railways, delightful scenic walks and country pubs.

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4 Star Self-Catering

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Shorthorn Cottage & Friesian Cottage
Beestons Farm,Vines Cross,HEATHFIELD,East Sussex,TN21 9HB
Phone : 01435 812870


  • Total units: 2
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover East Sussex

East Sussex, along with its western counterpart, is packed with interest. This is a land of stately homes and castles, miles of breezy chalk cliffs overlooking the English Channel, pretty rivers, picturesque villages and links to our glorious past. Mention Sussex to many people and images of the South Downs immediately spring to mind – ‘vast, smooth, shaven, serene,’ as the writer Virginia Woolf described them. She and her husband lived at Monk’s House in the village of Rodmell, near Lewes, and today, her modest home is managed by the National Trust and open to the public.

There are a great many historic landmarks within Sussex, but probably the most famous is the battlefield where William, Duke of Normandy defeated Harold and his Saxon army to become William the Conqueror of England. By visiting Battle, near Hastings, you can, with a little imagination, picture the bloody events that led to his defeat. East Sussex’s pretty towns such as Lewes, Rye and Uckfield have their charms, while the city of Brighton offers museums and fascinating landmarks, the best-known and grandest feature being the Royal Pavilion. 


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