About this cottage
Shepherds Cottage has wonderful downland views and is in the heart of historic Steyning with direct access to the South Downs. It is a cottage full of charm retaining many original features together with a tight steep staircase common with a cottage of this size The kitchen is equipped with an oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, slimline dishwasher and washing machine. This then leads to the wonderfully light conservatory with a dining area overlooking the charming garden.
As a working cottage it would formally have had two bedrooms and most likely toilet facilities outside! Today that happily is no longer the case; the second bedroom has been converted to provide a spacious bathroom space with a rolltop bath, which just adds to making Shepherds Cottage feel such an ideal retreat just perfect for two.
The garden has its own access to the playing fields behind, giving you green fields right to the Downs, while from the front you are immediately into the town being just a few yards from the High Street with the individual shops, pubs, restaurants and tearooms that Steyning has to offer.
**Please note that it is not a working fireplace in the cottage.**
Steyning and beyond
Steyning is a vibrant small town, full of narrow streets with many timber framed Tudor style buildings as well as some fine Georgian townhouses. There is a high street with tea shops, bars and independent boutiques just a short stroll away from the cottage front door. Steyning’s immediate neighbour is the small village of Bramber. It has remained largely unchanged over the centuries and is overlooked by the remains of the castle built after the Norman Conquest and now looked after by English Heritage.
Just west of Steyning is the famous landmark of Chanctonbury Ring on the South Downs. It is a three mile walk picking up the South Downs Way from the Roundhill above the town. Walk south from Chanctonbury and you reach Cissbury Ring another Iron Age hill fort. It is a picturesque walk and a great introduction to the chalk Downland of Sussex.
Shepherds Cottage is just a short drive to the Sussex coast when you can enjoy the cosmopolitan city of Brighton which is famous for the Royal Pavilion, the summer palace of the Prince Regent. Close to the Pavilion is the Brighton Dome and the Theatre Royal. The Brighton Laines are a popular area to saunter and enjoy with a variety of individual shops, jewellers, restaurants and bars. Of course there is nothing quite like a walk along the prom or a stroll out to sea on the Brighton Pier to clear heads and revive appetites!