Danny Cottage - Beautiful Country Cottage within the South Downs National Park

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Danny Cottage - Beautiful Country Cottage within the South Downs National Park

Entire home

Danny Cottage - Beautiful Country Cottage within the South Downs National Park

3.5/5 Good

Entire home

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Hassocks, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDitchling Beacon Car Park8 min drive
  • Popular LocationChattri Memorial12 min drive
  • Popular LocationDevil's Dyke13 min drive
  • AirportLondon (LGW-Gatwick)23 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 5
Bedroom 1
    2 single beds
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bedroom 3
    1 single bed
Common area
    1 sofa bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower
Bathroom 2
    Combined shower/bath

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Danny Cottage - Beautiful Country Cottage within the South Downs National Park

Family-friendly cottage in Hassocks
A charming Victorian cottage near Gatwick and Brighton, A really great place from which to explore the South Downs. Surrounded by open countryside with unspoiled views over open parkland with public footpaths on the doorstep. Explore Brighton and the coast and retreat back to the countryside after a busy day. The historic High St has plenty of country pubs, restaurants, shops and cafes with cosy and friendly atmosphere. A wonderful base for walkers, bikers & family gatherings. Dogs are welcome.The space
This charming self catering cottage offers a traditional English countryside experience. Cozy in the Winter and also a great sunny space in the Summer. Excellent base for exploring Sussex countryside and the beaches are only a short drive away. Brighton is only 9 miles from the cottage with all your High Street Shops or if you are looking for more unique independent boutiques, The Lanes are a must ! The buzz of the seafront with all entertainment at your finger tips, stunning sea views as you take a gentle stroll along the promenade.

The property features a fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine & tumble dryer.

Lounge - Sofa, Sofa Bed, Log Burner, TV and lots of games for the kids.
Dining Area - Large beautiful table with seating for 6. Ideal for group dinner parties or family gatherings.
Downstairs Bathroom with Bath & Seperate W.C
Lounge - Comfortable and well equipped Living area with ample seating and a good size Log Burner for cozy nights in. A sofa bed is also provided. Additional £15 per night for use of sofa bed.
Three bedrooms - 1x Double, 1 Twin or King and 1x Single each with plenty of storage. *Bedroom 2 can either be set up as a twin room or a king room for 2x guests. Please specify your preference so we can set the room as to your requirements**
Upstairs Bathroom with Bath, Basin & W.C
The garden is large and private with a beautiful lawn. There is a very sunny patio for great BBQ's which gets the sun all day until sunset during the Summer months. Warning low ceilings/beams in places.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Michelle McCartney
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
Property is kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Family friendly

  • High chair
  • Children's toys


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fenced garden
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Limited housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Cycling on site
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 5

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

Property is also known as

Charming Country Cottage South Downs National Park Hassocks
Charming Country Cottage South Downs National Park Hassocks
Charming Country South Downs National Park Hassocks
Charming Country Cottage South Downs National Park
Charming Country South Downs National Park
Charming Downs National Park

About this area


Located in Hassocks, this cottage is in a rural area. Brighton Marina and Hassocks Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit North Laine and Brighton Lanes. Travelling with kids? Consider Booth Museum of Natural History, or check out an event or a game at Hickstead All England Jumping Course. Fishing offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking, hiking and horse riding nearby.

What's nearby

  • Ditchling Beacon Car Park - 8 min drive
  • Beech Hurst Gardens - 11 min drive
  • Chattri Memorial - 12 min drive
  • Devil's Dyke - 13 min drive
  • University of Sussex - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Hassocks Station - 3 min drive
  • Gatwick Airport (LGW) - 23 min drive


  • The Fig Tree - 10 min walk
  • Morleys Bistro - 16 min walk
  • Hassocks Fish and Chips - 3 min drive
  • Tim Fai - 3 min drive
  • The Thatched Inn - 5 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 2 out of 6 reviews
5 - Excellent 33%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 6 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 6 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 6 reviews
2 - Poor 17%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 6 reviews
1 - Terrible 17%

2/5 Poor

We requested that the 2 single beds in the second bedroom be made into the King Size (we were offered this as an option). This did not happen so our friends had to sleep in single beds - it did not please them. The downstairs toilet light did not work so was out of action at night time. The upstairs shower was out of action because it leaked (we did know about that before). Communication with the agent was abysmal, she did not respond to messages. A stool and chair were broken on arrival. There were other problems which I have detailed and sent to the owners.

5/5 Excellent

Fantastic stay
An interesting old property in a good location for exploring the sights of the local area. It had everything we needed and made a perfect location for our stay

4/5 Good

Great place to stay for lovely local walks
We really enjoyed our stay here. The lodge was quiet and secluded yet within walking distance of the high street at Hurstpierpoint. Well placed for visiting local attractions including Brighton which can be reached in 10 minutes from nearby Hassocks railway station. Best of all there are excellent walks straight out of the front door. Plenty of space for 5 adults.

1/5 Terrible

What a Shame
We have been guests at many Home Away properties here and abroad and in many cases have returned on a fairly regular basis. Danny Lodge is sweet house in a nice location. We are a not so young couple and I was in Hassocks for reason of my job. The morning of the 9 June, the day I was travelling from Cirencester to set up a trade stand and see clients in the south east I received and email from our host which advised parking arrangements. It made reference to not parking on the drive to Danny House which I took on board. The rest of the note made no sense because I had never been there before. There is only one very small parking space with the cottage. The day of the exhibition I returned to the house with a car full of exhibition material in the evening, parked off the drive on some grass the far side of a cattle grid and took the dogs for a walk. I still could not fathom where the extra parking area was. I returned to find our host talking to my husband. She had come round and asked to be let in the front door. My husband explained there was no key which she hotly disputed but she then went away and returned with it. I was roundly told off for parking on the grass in the wrong place, so I suggested ( her partner is an architect so not a big ask) that it would be sensible to put a small plan in the email so that the parking area was clarified. The advisory note was not clear. I have to say I was a little surprised to find our bedroom, the largest on of the three with a large bed looked out on to a wall of shingles which are about a metre away. I raised this point and the response was that we should have slept in the other bedrooms. One of these rooms had a single bed and the other smaller double. In fact when we booked a colleague was coming with us and staying so it was a somewhat puzzling response. Our host advised that this shows on one of the photographs. In my experience finding a shingle wall as your view is a little odd. The cottage has no emergency lighting. The description describes the house as being ' next to' the owners property but is in fact a totally connected part of it separated by a hall. Our host called me rude and arrogant which is fine. We left the cottage clean and very tidy. The follow up was a totally unjustified deduction of £40 from the £200 deposit as punishment. I don't think we have any wish to return!

4/5 Good

Peaceful and perfectly located for the South Downs
A well situated property, close to the town but in a very peaceful spot, which gave us easy access to the South Downs and some beautiful countryside. The property was well equipped and spacious and the arrangements for booking went like a dream. A real find for our short break!