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It is with deep regret that we will no longer be welcoming our guests to Danny Cottage. Bookings will not be taken after the 1st of December 2023.

We will miss you all, particularly our long time friends, but we are not getting any younger or healthier. It is time for us to retire.

Danny will become a private home to new owners. We can recommend Classic Cottages with whom we have been working for several years. |

With all best wishes,

Michael and Kitty Ann



Welcome to Danny Cottage

Danny Cottage is a lovely Grade II listed thatched cottage bought from the National Trust by long-time Alfriston residents, Kitty and Michael Ann and has been extensively and sympathetically restored and furnished and equipped to the highest standard. It is located in stunning countryside along a quiet lane but within an easy ten minute walk to the village of Alfriston, one of the most beautiful villages in England. If you can bear to leave the cottage you will be amazed at the dozens of things there are to see and do. This self-catering cottage can accommodate up to six guests. You can dine inside the cottage or in the lovely setting of the garden or at one of the many excellent pubs and restaurants in the immediate area. Although a minimum of week-long stays are preferred, off-season Danny Cottage can provide a weekend escape from the hustle of city-life.

Danny Cottage: Who comes & why?
Many Danny Cottage guests are regulars. They come and stay once or twice a year, often every year and have done so since Michael and Kitty first offered the cottage for holiday rent in 1999.

They travel from as far away as Australia and as close as Brighton. Some come for peace and quiet, to relax and read favourite books in the garden on balmy summer days, or to stretch out on the sofa in the cosy sitting room in the winter. But most love Danny Cottage for where it is, in the heart of the South Downs, now a National Park, and for the wonderful choice of walks available right on its doorstep.

Sleeps: 5/6 
Twin room with two single beds
Double room with queen sized bed
Single/twin off the double room with single bed and pull out second bed
Hairdryers, bed linen

En-suite with the double and single bedroom with bathtub/shower, toilet, basin
Next to the twin room with bathtub/shower, toilet, basin
Downstairs with toilet and basin.
Pumps in showers to increase water pressure.
Towels, toilet paper, soaps

Sitting Room with Dining Area
One three seat and one two seat sofa, large arm chair, additional chairs, TV, DVD player, dining table and chairs, desk, games, books, ,

Seating and setting for at least 6 people. Hob with oven and grill under, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, radio, kettle, cafetiere, mixer, picnic equipment, (if there is something you need but is not at Danny Cottage we will be happy to get it for you).


Children Welcome
Children are very welcome at Danny Cottage. We can provide travel cot, highchair, toys, books and most anything you might require for babies and children (on request).

Dogs Welcome
We are happy for you to bring your well behaved dogs at no extra charge. The garden is well fenced and they will love the downland walks just on our doorstep as much as you will.




The Garden
There is half an acre of fenced garden tended weekly by the gardener. A small wood at the bottom of the grounds is home to abundant wildlife including, from time to time, pheasants, foxes and badgers. Lounge chairs, garden table and chairs, benches, BBQ equipment are all provided.


View from end of the garden towards Berwick Church


Room for three cars to park off-road.

Danny Cottage is on a quiet country lane a few minutes north of Alfriston.
From the A27 turn south towards Seaford and Alfriston. Winton Street is one mile on your right. Danny Cottage is the last thatched cottage at the top of the hill on the right. See Google Map using post code BN26 5UJ


"If I ever become a rich man,
Or if I ever grow to be old,
I will build a house with deep thatch
To shelter me from the cold,
And there shall the Sussex songs be sung
And this story of Sussex told.

I will hold my house in the high wood
Within a walk of the sea,
And the men that were boys when I was a boy,
Shall sit and drink with me."

Hilaire Belloc


We look forward to seeing you soon.