Two prices are given for each cottage in each period. The first price is for a week’s rental and the second price is for a three night break. Short Breaks are available anytime in Japonica, Vine, Hydrangea, Clematis and Honeysuckle. Short Breaks are available in Jasmine, Ivy, Wistaria and The Old School House except school summer holidays.
|Japonica, Vine, Hydrangea,
Clematis & Honeysuckle
|01 Jan – 8 Feb||430||301||480||336||526||368||647||453||X||X|
|9 Feb – 22 Feb||459||321||520||364||571||400||702||490||X||X|
|23 Feb – 29 Mar||437||305||489||342||538||377||665||465||X||X|
|30 Mar – 5 Apr||612||428||728||510||804||563||1033||723||1485||1039|
|6 Apr – 19 Apr||667||466||793||555||876||613||1126||788||1618||1133|
|20 Apr – 26 Apr||521||364||605||423||635||444||771||540||1101||770|
|27 Apr – 3 May||536||375||623||436||652||456||792||554||1132||792|
|4 May – 17 May||522||365||609||426||637||446||775||542||1105||552|
|18 May – 24 May||612||428||743||520||839||587||1034||724||1461||1022|
|25 May – 31 May||697||487||870||609||1082||757||1346||942||1936||1355|
|1 Jun – 14 Jun||612||428||743||520||839||587||1034||724||1461||1022|
|15 Jun – 21 Jun||676||473||817||572||956||669||1172||820||1658||1160|
|22 Jun – 28 Jun||689||482||829||580||1064||745||1313||919||1857||1300|
|29 Jun – 12 Jul||692||484||831||582||1078||755||1329||930||1885||1319|
|13 Jul – 19 Jul||730||511||874||X||1121||X||1393||X||1975||X|
|20 Jul – 9 Aug||808||565||969||X||1224||X||1511||X||2141||X|
|10 Aug – 16 Aug||771||539||936||X||1176||X||1447||X||2059||X|
|17 Aug – 23 Aug||721||504||865||X||1106||X||1376||X||1953||X|
|24 Aug – 30 Aug||608||425||696||X||859||X||1067||X||1515||X|
|31 Aug – 6 Sep||593||415||679||475||655||458||790||553||1119||783|
|7 Sep – 13 Sep||527||369||598||418||600||420||752||526||1044||730|
|14 Sep – 20 Sep||502||351||567||396||585||409||733||513||1020||714|
|21 Sep – 27 Sep||483||338||548||383||580||406||724||507||1012||708|
|28 Sep – 18 Oct||452||316||509||356||555||388||687||480||964||675|
|19 Oct – 25 Oct||591||414||725||507||894||626||1147||803||1657||1160|
|26 Oct – 20 Dec||441||309||499||349||544||381||673||471||944||660|
|21 Dec – 31 Dec||699||489||887||620||1200||840||1560||1092||2222||1555|
The price includes the following:
- Oil fired central heating
- Basic household materials (see below)
- Use of gym
- Wi-Fi room
- Reading Room
- Bathrobe for each adult guest
The linen that is provided includes the following:
- Bath sheets, hand towels, face flannels and bath mats
- Kitchen towels
- Tea towels
- Bed linen.
Feather pillows are provided as standard but non-feather pillows are available if required. Please request the non-feather pillows when booking. The duvets are non-allergenic.
Clean towels are provided twice a week and clean bed linen is provided once a week. Please note that beach towels are not provided.
The cottages come with the following basic household materials: washing up liquid, dishwasher powder, washing powder, Cif, Jay cloths, toilet cleaners, toilet paper, kitchen rolls, plastic bin liners, cling film, tin foil, salt and pepper, a selection of basic spices, bathroom toiletries, fly spray, matches, candles, torch, ordnance survey map of the area, tide tables and bus timetables.
Cots, high chairs and baby baths are available if the party includes very young children but these items should be reserved in advance. The cots are full sized cots and are provided with a sprung mattress and fitted sheet. The baby’s own bedding should be used however.
Each Cottage is a well equipped home. Each kitchen is a fully fitted kitchen (including fan assisted oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, toaster, kettle, vacuum cleaner, steam iron and ironing board etc), with ample crockery, cutlery and kitchen equipment (including garlic crusher, lemon squeezer, salad spinner etc). Every cottage has a 21″ television, a DVD player, electric hair dryer and bedside radio alarms. Ample clothes hangers are provided.
Please Note: We regret that we no longer provide the ‘Meals in Your Cottage’ service which you may see referred to in many of our historic reviews.
Prices are in sterling per property per week or per short break as marked.
A short break is a three-night midweek/weekend break. Breaks of four, five, six nights are also available just email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a price.
Prices include heating, electricity, logs, linen and towels.
With a two-week break, the price of the second week (i.e. the lower priced week) is reduced by ten per cent.
A deposit of twenty per cent of the rental is payable when booking your holiday. We then send written confirmation of your holiday and the balance of your holiday cost will be due no later than eight weeks before your holiday starts.
The cottage is not available until 4.00 p.m. on the first day and you must leave the cottage by 10.00 a.m. on the last day of your holiday.
The number of people (other than a very young child) staying in a cottage must not exceed two per bedroom. Cots and high chairs are available if requested at the time of booking.
We regret that, for the comfort of other guests, pets are not accepted at Downe Cottages, and there is no smoking in the cottages.
We are unable to refund a deposit or a full rental paid for a cottage in the event that the person booking the cottage wishes to cancel unless we are able to re-let the cottage to a third party for the same period. The reason is very simple. We have a small number of cottages and when we accept a booking we decline other bookings. We cannot afford to refund monies paid unless the cottage is subsequently let to a third party for the same period. We always try to relet the cottage in the event that a booking is cancelled and we will refund monies paid to us in the event that we do relet the cottage for the same period. We also try to reschedule a booking where this is possible without real cost to us but in some cases this is obviously not possible (e.g. a booking in mid-summer cancelled on short notice).