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The Escape

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
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The Escape is the perfect place to relax and unwind, offering modern, fully equipped accommodation with a cosy familiar feel. At The Escape you can relax in front of the Log burner, cook a meal in a fully fitted kitchen or enjoy the hospitality of The Cock Inn 100m away. The Cock, a 16th century coaching inn, has an atmospheric bar, inglenook fireplace and lots of history. The menu is extensive and good value for money. The Escape is surrounded by fields, with a footpath to picturesque Barcombe Mills passing the gate. Walkers are within a short drive of the South Downs National Park, the South Downs Way and the Ashdown Forest, making this a wonderful base for walking breaks. Glyndebourne is 2.5km away, so a visit to the Opera could be combined with the historic town of Lewes, offering a ...The Escape is the perfect place to relax and unwind, offering modern, fully equipped accommodation with a cosy familiar feel. At The Escape you can relax in front of the Log burner, cook a meal in a fully fitted kitchen or enjoy the hospitality of The Cock Inn 100m away. The Cock, a 16th century coaching inn, has an atmospheric bar, inglenook fireplace and lots of history. The menu is extensive and good value for money. The Escape is surrounded by fields, with a footpath to picturesque Barcombe Mills passing the gate. Walkers are within a short drive of the South Downs National Park, the South Downs Way and the Ashdown Forest, making this a wonderful base for walking breaks. Glyndebourne is 2.5km away, so a visit to the Opera could be combined with the historic town of Lewes, offering a Norman Castle, Priory and Anne of Cleves House. With Brighton only 1/2 hours drive away, The Escape is an ideal place to explore this cosmopolitan town, whether for its Regency history or vibrant night lifeMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Dogs are welcome by arrangement. They must be at least a year old and not left unattended in the Escape. We ask that they are kept on the lead in the garden, as Cara our dog is quite frightened by some larger dogs. There is a gate in the garden opening directly onto fields, where you can exercise your dog. SORRY ABSOLUTELY NO CATS Please ensure all gates are shut at all times. No Smoking Please.
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About the Owner
Joy G
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2011
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Reviewed 3 March 2020

With homemade scones on arrival at very warm welcome from Joy John and Cara the Escape lived up to all expectations and more. Warm cosy spotlessly clean comfortable and quiet..just idyllic. Thank you for a lovely stay home from home. See you next year.

Date of stay: February 2020
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FarAway576954, VR Owner at The Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2020

Thank you both for a lovely review. Look forward to seeing you again in January.

Reviewed 23 July 2019

We were looking for somewhere self-catering and near to Glyndebourne for four days - Joy, her husband John and their wee dog Cara made us very welcome. Property was spotlessly clean and it was a pleasure to stay there. Nice and quiet and lovely garden...More

Date of stay: July 2019
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FarAway576954, VR Owner at The Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2019

So glad you enjoyed your stay. Our availability is always up to date so do please check it out when the Glyndebourne tickets go on sale. See you next year!

Reviewed 8 July 2019

A delightful four days in this very well equipped cottage. Our hosts Joy, John & their little four legged friend were most welcoming and Joy’s love of gardening can be observed in the beauty of the surrounds. Lovely to have an excellent pub next door...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank TrailBlazer531307
FarAway576954, VR Owner at The Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2019

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Cara is definitely in charge of customer relations, a role she takes to quite naturally!!

Reviewed 18 June 2019

Lovely holiday home for two. Very friendly and helpful hosts who enjoyed showing and sharing their beautiful garden with us. Good food at the pub next door. Lots of places of interest in the local area if you don't wish to venture too far afield.

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Odyssey03151027439
FarAway576954, VR Owner at The Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2019

So glad you enjoyed yourselves at The Escape. Thank you so much for the lovely review. Hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 4 January 2019

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Date of stay: December 2018
FarAway576954, VR Owner at The Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2019

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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Clean and comfortable cottage great location to explore the countryside. Good food in local pub. We will visit again.

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank hjm72015
FarAway576954, VR Owner at The Escape, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Thank you for reviewing us. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 April 2018

Lovely cottage a short drive from Lewes. Very warm welcome with freshly made scones and jam. The cottage is very well appointed and homely. The wood burning stove was a fantastic addition on a cold and wet weekend. With onsite parking you have everything you...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Stephanie C
Management response:Responded 5 April 2018

So glad you had a good time in spite of the weather. Thanks for the lovely review. Hope to see you again sometime.

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Date of stay: November 2017
Management response:Responded 26 November 2017

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

The Escape is a comfortable, homely, self-contained cottage with its own private garden with lovely views over open farmland. The cottage was warm, well equipped and spotlessly clean. The bathroom has a great walk-in shower and the bed was extremely comfortable. Our host was very...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank Peter O
Management response:Responded 24 November 2017

Thanks for the lovely review. Look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed 15 October 2017

A perfect, comfortable cottage for a couple, with everything needed for a delightful break (whatever the weather). Friendly, helpful owners on site, excellent pub next door, and bus stop near by if you fancy a change from driving. Would highly recommend this and hope we...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank daffers231
Management response:Responded 28 October 2017

Thanks for the great review. Glad you had a good time and enjoyed The Escape. ...and the pub!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Balcony
Books
Central Heating
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Parking
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
The county town of Lewes, has historic connections with Simon de Montfort and the English Civil War. It has a medieval Castle and Priory and was the home of Anne of Cleeves, wife of Henry VIII. Lewes has a good selection of interesting independent shops and restaurants. Especially worth a visit are Harveys Brewery shop with Brewery tour and Bills restaurant in the Cliffe High Street. The Bonfire night celebrations on November 5th are world renowned. The fancy dress processions and Fireworks are a sight unrepeated in England. Lewes Artwave festival is late August - early September annually. Ringmer village has a small shopping centre near the village green, with an dependant butchers and bakers and also an small spermarket. Waitrose and Tesco can be found in Lewes. Ringmer has a swimmin...
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