East Dean & Friston – gateway to the South Downs
It is a fantastic location for walkers, cyclists and holidaymakers seeking a relaxed location set in beautiful countryside. The nearest beach is at Birling Gap, just one mile away, while Eastbourne town centre is just a couple of miles drive.
Steeped in history, with strong Saxon and Norman influences, the flint church and cricket green, with its regular open-air market, offer quintessentially English treats. There is a great pub on the green which people visit from miles around – The Tiger Inn serves up tasty lunches and evening meals and you can enjoy your meal overlooking the green when the sun is shining. Or if you feel like something more exotic, there’s also the fabulous Thai Terre restaurant on the green.
East Dean has a small selection of village shops, including a post office, hairdressers, grocery store, delicatessen and an award-winning butcher, as well as a doctor’s surgery. There is a weekly farmer’s market every Wednesday. For more details on this lovely village, visit the East Dean and Friston community website.
Where to stay in East Dean & Friston
The Spinney – 4 bedroom detached house with pool
The Spinney is a beautiful four-bedroom character property with its own heated swimming pool, set in over an acre of well-maintained gardens.
Nestled on the edge of East Dean this exclusive self catering holiday home sleeps 8 to 10 people and boasts a variety of living areas including a sun room, conservatory, lounge, dining room and well-equipped kitchen. More…
The Cottage at Friston Down – 3 bedroom annexe with shared pool
The Cottage at Friston Down has wonderful views over the South Downs, expansive gardens and shared use of a swimming pool.
This delightful holiday home sleeps 6 to 7 people and has its own private terraced area for BBQs and afternoon drinks. More…