Figgy Cottage

Brighton & Hove

Stroll the historic streets, swim from the beach, take the cliffside walk to Brighton - from a charming little Sussex retreat for 2


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


Pebble beached Rottingdean – so close to Brighton it belongs to the City – is a Saxon gem of a village, former home to celebrated smugglers and famous for its historical artistic and literary connections – Kipling, Burne Jones, Nicholson. Even the pub is 500 years old! Behind the church is picturesque Tudor Close, built in the 1930s in Tudor style from ancient materials and famous as a modish hotel for celebrities. Here lies Figgy Cottage, a delightful, detached, faultlessly decorated bolthole for two. Ann and Simon, who live round the corner, have done it up with loving attention to detail and excellent taste. Walk straight into a small living space with two comfy armchairs, heaps of good books, skylights up above and a limewashed floor. The separate kitchen is beautifully kitted out, as is the shower room, and both a good size. The bedroom (excellent storage space, a delicious bed) quietly backs on the the ancient churchyard. For sunny moments you have a private patio. In the village: butchers, bakers, tea rooms and pubs, and walled gardens to entrance you. Beyond: the South Downs… and Brighton.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm Saturday
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants less than a mile away.


Nightly price
from £78
Weekly price
from £550
1 Double
From £781 bed1 bedroom


The Figgy Cottage is tastefully decorated und furnished with love. We also liked the bookshelves and the collection of DVD's which came in handy when it was raining. The kitchen has more than you would expect to find in a holiday apartment. From Figgy Cottage you can easily reach both the South Downs and the coast.

Haiko, Radolfzell

A comfortable and welcoming cottage. Couldn't fault anything.


We have just spent a very enjoyable week at Figgy Cottage. The cottage is exactly as described and the decorative attention to detail is second to none. It is situated in a unique location in Rottingdean with all facilities and places of local historic interest on the doorstep. Anne and Simon were very welcoming. We would definitely recommend Figgy Cottage and hope to return again one day.

Judy, Teddington

This is the most delightful cottage with the most delightful hosts! Beautifully decorated throughout, extremely comfortable with lots of additional touches. Would not hesitate to recommend Figgy Cottage to anyone who asks and would definitely return if we are ever in the area again. Well done Ann & Simon!

Jayne, Nottingham

I booked Figgy cottage for a weeks holiday for my husband's birthday. I have booked many times with Sawday's and this was one of the best equipped, and immaculately clean cottages we have rented. The walking in the South Downs was most enjoyable as were our visits to nearby Brighton. Mary

Mary, Sheringham

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Ann Frith

  • The cottage was completely refurbished and decorated by artists Ann & Simon whose gardens and houses have appeared in numerous magazines. Part of a famous former hotel reputedly the inspiration for 'Cluedo', it has an emphasis on comfort with style.
  • The traditional village has yummy cafes, check out the cakes in 'Beyond Design' and good pub food. We like the 'Queen Victoria'. In additional the fantastic bus service means popping into Brighton for it's great restaurants and night life is easy peasy.
  • The historic county town of Lewes, with its numerous antique shops, great pubs ( our favourite is the Pelham Arms, wonderful food) and trendy shops, is only 15 mins by car. There are numerous nearby attractions to visit including gardens & historic