Prices

2017 Prices

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
(1 bedroom)
Jasmine Cottage
(2 bedrooms)
Ivy Cottage
(2 bedrooms)
Wistaria Cottage
(3 Bedrooms)
The Old
Farm House
2017 Short
Break
Short
Break
Short
Break
Short
Break
Short
Break
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

What’s Included?

The price includes the following:

  • Electricity
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Logs
  • Linen
  • Basic household materials (see below)
  • VAT
  • 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.

Booking Conditions

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 reception@downecottages.com  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).