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The Old Post Office, Ditchling - close Brighton

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lovely supering size bed which can be split into 2
lovely kitchenette with microwave, full size oven and hob Fridge
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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
7 nights minimum
Condo/Apartment
This is a lovely ground floor apartment which has been converted from an Old Village Post Office. (still has the Post Box) It has a large light bedroom with wardbrobe and chest of drawers and bedside tables with lamps. There is a comfy superking size bed with lovely new linen, the bed can be split into 2 full size single beds if preferred. There is a space to keep your suitcases and a large modern bathroom with walk in shower. In the lounge there is a small sofa bed really only for 1 person or 2 if a couple or small children! It is spacious and light with wonderful huge south facing window seat (perfect for reading, watching the world go by or just snoozing ! ) a smart TV and fast WiFi. A very modern kitchenette (fridge with freezer compartment) Electric oven and 4 ring burne...This is a lovely ground floor apartment which has been converted from an Old Village Post Office. (still has the Post Box) It has a large light bedroom with wardbrobe and chest of drawers and bedside tables with lamps. There is a comfy superking size bed with lovely new linen, the bed can be split into 2 full size single beds if preferred. There is a space to keep your suitcases and a large modern bathroom with walk in shower. In the lounge there is a small sofa bed really only for 1 person or 2 if a couple or small children! It is spacious and light with wonderful huge south facing window seat (perfect for reading, watching the world go by or just snoozing ! ) a smart TV and fast WiFi. A very modern kitchenette (fridge with freezer compartment) Electric oven and 4 ring burner built in. Microwave and pots pans etc ) and breakfast bar. It feels very light and airy! You will also find T towels and essentials such as tea and coffee etc. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
1 well behaved dog maybe allowed, however there is a £30 additional charge I ask that he/she is not left in the apartment alone, and also just to stay in the lounge and not bedroom at all as the linen is white.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Michelle C
Hosting since May 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsI do not live at the property but am in next village if needed .
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Reviews (15)
Vikki248
Vikki248
Toronto, Canada54 contributions
Cute, but relatively unclean and needs refurbishing.
I stayed for two weeks. I loved the flat in a lot of ways, especially the window sear. The bed was comfy and although on the surface the flat looked clean, I can tell you it was not. Items had not been moved and cleaned, a lot of dust, dead flies and cobwebs. The counter in the kitchen definitely needs replacing as does that ugly cutting board, which I could not bring myself to use at all. There were lots of dishes etc. it was very cold and damp and had a difficult time figuring out the heating system. I did meet Michelle and she is a lovely person, and was very concerned when I showed her the pics I had taken. I myself, did clean the flat as I was staying there and I treat each place as if I lived there. The flat is in a great location and I would stay there again. I do believe Michelle just needs to get a new cleaner and refurbish in the kitchen a little. My favourite spot was sitting on the window seat with a coffee or a wine.... and watching the sun come up or go down. I never did make it to the pub across the road, but I did enjoy having coffee at the little coffee shop and walking through the village.
Visited October 2022
Written November 11, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Michelle C
Michelle C
3 contributions
Fantastic apartment in great location
Decor was great. Beds really comfy. Kitchen and Shower great. Good wifi too. Everything I needed. Great for Brighton and visiting University
Visited September 2019
Written September 26, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Karen S
Karen S
21 contributions
Its all in the detail
We stayed here mainly as there isn't much else locally but its quirky character also very much appealed. Good points are friendly owner, cosy, well-appointed interior, great shower and extremely comfy bed and last but not least a good pub - The Greyhound, opposite - but more about that later! Not so good points, overall cleanliness, broken loo seat we couldn't use (there was a note though!), way too many 'do's and don'ts,' especially expecting guests already paying a premium to strip the bed before leaving and threatening to charge an extra £20 if one doesn't take the rubbish out of the bin, put it in a black bag and put it outside. Although out of the owner's control, our stay was further tarnished by my coat being stolen from the pub over the road and small elephants and Pavarotti in full voice moving in upstairs to spoil the relative peace and tranquility on an albeit fairly busy road.
Visited April 2019
Written April 28, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
michelle C
michelle C
Thank you for taking the time to review my property, and its great that everyone agrees how comfy the bed is and shower, I have spent a lot of money ensuring a lovely night sleep ! However I would urge people reading your review to look at the other reviews left.(and my certificate of excellence) I cannot understand why you think cleanliness is an issue , I always try and check my cleaners work, which I did on this occasion and it was immaculate. I agree the toilet seat was broken (not the seat but one of the brackets ) it had just broken and the cleaner had written a note to draw your attention to it, as did not want you sliding off ! (not a problem unless very energetic !) I have had the seat repaired. It was not a 5 minute job, otherwise I would have had it done before of course.(it had just been broken) It took 2 days as I had to order a seat to exactly fit the toilet as is a good quality toilet and one of the shelf was not compatible . I am sorry if you thought too many rules, again no one else has ever mentioned this at all, and I think it is reasonable to take out your rubbish, your comments are misleading because I would not charge £20 if you hadn't stripped your beds, this was mearly to help the cleaner. It is just that on an occasions before I have had people leave all their greasy washing up still in the bowl and leave rubbish all over the floor. (I wont go into detail but it can be very eye opening !) I am sorry you had your coat stolen, seems very strange that you should feel the need to mention that in your review. It is a lovely lovely village pub and a mystery why someone would feel the need to take a coat. I had asked during your stay if I could do anything to help, and you had not replied, if I had know Pavarotti could be heard upstairs I am sure my lovely neighbour would have turned it down. Sorry but just feel I needed to reply to your points !
Written May 6, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dhawillis
dhawillis
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
Warm and cosy cottage style apartment, in a friendly village
A perfect location, mid-way between Hassocks and Ditchling and only a 10 minutes walk to either. The apartment has the feel of a modernised cottage, well equipped and with sunshine pouring through the large front windows.Warm and snug during a bout of freezing weather and some snow. Michelle is absolutely delightful, hospitable and accessible without being intrusive. Having expected the parking to be challenging ... it turned out to be easy to work out where to park at different times. The road gets fairly busy at peak travel times and there is some traffic noise, but nothing that bothered me greatly. I'd definitely recommend for a short or long let.
Visited January 2019
Written February 17, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Vacation49048
Vacation49048
1 contribution
First class accommodation.
Very clean and comfortable with all expected utensils. Beds very comfortable and no noise from passing traffic.
Visited October 2018
Written November 8, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

graciemay46
graciemay46
Cambridge, United Kingdom2 contributions
Good Location
Great place for a weekend away. Lots in walking distance. We visited the Court Garden Vineyard, tea rooms in Ditchling. Also the Ditchling Beacon. Friendly pub opposite the post office, happy to let you park there, food good. Very helpful owner.
Visited May 2018
Written May 13, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ben W
Ben W
1 contribution
nice and comfortable appartment
Nice and comfortable appartment with an excellent neighbour pub with good food and friendly people. Good bed, nice bathroom, a little bit of noise from the neighbours from above and a busy road in front of the house
Visited July 2017
Written August 6, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alice C
Alice C
Hong Kong, China1 contribution
Great comfort Apartment
Nice apartment with comfort bed and by window couch. Owner is very very nice and helpful. The apartment is kept clean and looks like newly decorated. Staying here is definitely enjoyable.
Visited June 2017
Written June 10, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Tracyhillie
Tracyhillie
4 contributions
Lovely place to stay
We only stayed one night but a lovely place to stay. Comfortable bed and lovely service - I would recommend as a great place to base yourself for Ditchling, Brighton and beyond.
Visited May 2017
Written May 17, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
michelle C
michelle C
Thank you for taking the time to write in - hope you can come and visit again. Michelle
Written May 19, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

vineyn1
vineyn1
Leicester, United Kingdom2 contributions
"A Superb Little Bolt Hole"
Very accommodating owner, convenient location for local area and ideal for visiting the Ridgeview Vineyard.....Everything you need for a short break and a mega comfy bed! Highly rated and we will surely go back.
Visited August 2016 Traveled as a couple
Written August 30, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
michelle C
michelle C
Thank you for taking the time to review. Hope you can come again Michelle
Written August 31, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
  • Central Heating
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • City Getaway
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
Such a great location as close to Brighton and all it has to offer but without parking fees ! Lewes and Glyndbourne close too- Sussex University a short drive and Hickstead Racecourse too. Hurstpierpoint College 5 mins away. Also great walks being on the edge of South Downs National Park. Lots of lovely vineyards and farms to visit as well as a lovely beach only 20 mins away. You will be spoilt for choice !
Getting around
Car or train station very close with fast trains to Brighton London and Gatwick.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
From Hassocks station it’s a 10 min straight easy walk. Gatwick 20 mins drive and Brighton 15 min drive (8min by train) close Hickstead, Brighton and University Lewes 15 min drive
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins DriveHorse Riding NearbyThere Are Tennis Courts NearbyWatersports Nearby
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Post Office, Ditchling - close Brighton

The Old Post Office, Ditchling - close Brighton is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

The Old Post Office, Ditchling - close Brighton has one bathroom available. See all property details.

The Old Post Office, Ditchling - close Brighton has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at The Old Post Office, Ditchling - close Brighton must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.