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Candlemas Studio

Alciston - Rural Sussex

Candlemas studio overlooks magnificent views across paddocks, the Downs and Firle Beacon.
  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£263 - £379 per week


Attached to a converted granary is this superb compact studio set in a quiet location within the South Downs National Park enjoying wonderful views across paddocks, meadows, the Downs and Firle Beacon. Candlemas House, to which the studio is attached, is a converted granary, originally part of the adjoining working farm of medieval origin. Alciston is on a no-through road, it has an award winning pub and direct footpath access to the South Downs, the South Downs Way and the Old Coach Road to Firle and Berwick. Glyndebourne is a ten minute drive away. In short, an idyllic spot to escape the stresses of every day life! Shop: 2 miles  Pub: 500 yards Coast: 9 miles

Ground Floor: 
Open Plan Living Area
 with wooden floorboards and rugs throughout incorporating...
Sitting Area with comfortable sofa, occasional table, wall-mounted TV with in-built SD card slot for viewing digital photos plus views across the garden
Kitchen Area is beautifully fitted and provides combination electric oven and microwave, electric hob with extractor hood, built-in fridge with three star freezer compartment, ample cupboards and drawers well stocked with good quality kitchen equipment
Dining Area with extending solid beech table and two chairs and lovely views across the paddock. Pull down double bed with built-in wardrobe and shelving
Shower Room is designed as a wet room with Altro flooring, fully tiled shower, washbasin, heated towel rail, mirrored cabinets and w.c. The washing machine is also housed here

Garden: Private access to secluded and sunny lawned area with fruit trees, table and chairs and views to the Downs and Firle Beacon.
Parking: Off road parking directly outside the studio.
Heating: Full electric central heating via eco-friendly heat pump.
Also Provided: Electric car charging point
Notes: There are stations at Berwick and Polegate for trains to Gatwick, London, Brighton, Hastings and Ashford International for Eurostar. There is a Victorian post box immediately opposite the studio entrance with mail collections 6 days a week.


  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • 4 Stars
  • Welcome Pack upon arrival
  • Bed linen included
  • Bath towels included
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Equipped with a washing machine
  • All on one level
  • Nearest shop: 2 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 0.1 miles away
  • 9 miles from the coast


Band Date Range 7 night price *
A 1st January 2017 - 30th March 2017 £263.00
C 31st March 2017 - 20th April 2017 £318.00
B 21st April 2017 - 25th May 2017 £283.00
C 26th May 2017 - 29th June 2017 £318.00
D 30th June 2017 - 20th July 2017 £379.00
E 21st July 2017 - 24th August 2017 £379.00
D 25th August 2017 - 14th September 2017 £379.00
C 15th September 2017 - 28th September 2017 £318.00
B 29th September 2017 - 19th October 2017 £283.00
C 20th October 2017 - 26th October 2017 £318.00
A 27th October 2017 - 21st December 2017 £263.00
E 22nd December 2017 - 24th December 2017 £379.00
E Christmas £379.00
E New Year £379.00

* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.


We were very pleased with the property and it provided a good base for the sort of holiday we were looking for; walking yet not too far from a town. A pub a short walk away helped. We would certainly consider a return visit.Mr K Bell - 8th April 2016
Excellent location friendly host great walks good pub...great place for a relaxing break - we loved it.Mrs C from Kent - 1st May 2015
Thank you very much for the welcome pack.Jean and Phil Williams, Kent - 7th October 2011
Our second visit to this lovely apartment. We have enjoyed another relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Many thanks.Reg and Rose, Devon - 16th September 2011
Fabulous accommodation. Fabulous location. We have really enjoyed our stay. Highly recommended!Stuart and Margaret Pilsworth, Napier,             New Zealand   - 3rd June 2011
Springtime in Sussex - perfect. This is a beautiful place from which to explore. Sunshine and the South Downs....wonderful!John and Helen Willson - 6th May 2011
We especially enjoyed the view from the back window and the walks straight from the doorMr & Mrs Forgan, Birmingham - 28th October 2010
A Lovely studio - very comfortable enjoying the Sussex countryside and villages. Thank you.Val & Kevin McCarthy Staffordshire - 28th October 2010
A superb week. Weather beautiful, an opportunity to explore an area we didn't know well and from such a lovely studio base. Thank you John, for your welcome and help through the week. We look forward to returning in the future.Denise & Nigel Bray - 24th October 2010
We especially enjoyed the view from the back window and the walks straight from the door.Meg & Ted Forgan - 15th October 2010
Very enjoyable stay despite the weather. Cosy and warm. Thank youJoan & Tony Kery - 8th October 2010
A lovely studio with everything we needed. Great to explore Sussex fromPeter and Wendy Crowhurst, Victoria, Australia - 17th September 2010
Fantastic time spent here. Studio well equipped, ideal location, Rose Cottage Inn good food. Recommend Scotney Castle & Ightham Mote (NT). Many ThanksLes & Margaret Tyne & Wear - 17th September 2010
A Lovely studio with everything we needed. Great to explore Sussex in such a beautiful weather.Peter & Wendy Crowhurst Victoria Australia - 17th September 2010
Lovely studio well equipped. Wonderful walks without getting the car out. Good food at Rose InnMargaret & Ken Beckenham in Kent - 10th September 2010
Great Views, a Lovely peaceful spot with great walks right outside the door. Studio compact & Well equipped.Gary & Elaine Bromley Kent - 20th August 2010
Very welcoming host & a very enjoyable week. Would recommend Arundel Castle & Wakefield Place (NT). Rose Inn for food. Enjoyed walks around Cuckmere Valley and Devils Dyke.Simon & Denise Norfolk - 30th July 2010
Lovely, well equipped appartment, beautiful location and glorious weather, have made our time here a dream holiday. Many ThanksReg & Rose - 23rd July 2010
Lovely Studio everything we needed and more in a beautiful village. Our holiday has been a huge success. Thank youRita Kingsley & Alex Davies - 16th July 2010
Very relaxing few days - Studio an ideal location pub in village. Good food. Lunch at Wine Centre at Alfriston. Excellent on all counts. Thank youDerek & Sonia Collington - 9th July 2010
We stumbled upon a beautiful oasis in this maddening world! Thank youAngie & David - 25th June 2010
A lovely peaceful, tranquil spot - with birdsong and wonderful walks magnificent. We had everything we needed.Pauline & Mike Holgate - 4th June 2010
The Studio is fantastic, such a lovely spot - good for the soul! We'll be back as soon as we can. (Melbourne Australia)Sally & David Ranson - 17th May 2010
Superb, well equipped Studio. Fantastic location , and pub was a bonus. Lovely break. Many ThanksAngela & Gerald Bullock - 30th April 2010
Thank you for an enjoyable stay in this lovely village. Thanks too for the alt.energy info.Derek & Jill - 23rd April 2010
Our second visit to Candlemas Studio. Just as enjoyable as our first - Thanks.Rose & Derek Moses - 16th April 2010
Another lovely week spent at Candlemas Studio. many ThanksHilary & Malcolm Lamon - 9th April 2010
Beautiful surroundings. Great base to explore Sussex. A lovely little hobbit house!Chris & Gary Morvis - 19th March 2010
Wellington New Zealand, but currently residing in Brighton. Most satisfying & rejuvenating & good for the soul. Thank you John.Donald Reid & Sally Davidson - 13th November 2009
An excellent Studio in a wonderful location. Perfect for walking & bird watching. Great food in Rose Cottage Pub. ThanksJoan & John S - 18th September 2009
Very nice and comfortable studio. Good starting point for any walk or ride in any direction. Perfect Stay!Trus & Peter - 21st August 2009
One word describes it all - ExcellentMr & Mrs Chappell - 17th April 2009
A perfect studio - a perfect week!Mr & Mrs van de Kerkhof - 11th April 2009


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