Self catering accommodation for the ideal break in East Sussex

Welcome to Glyndley Manor Cottages

Glyndley Manor Cottages are situated on the grounds of Glyndley Manor Estate Ltd in East Sussex. The holiday cottages offer ideal self-catering accommodation for those wishing to take a break and visit the historic East Sussex countryside.

Nestled in the beautiful East Sussex countryside, a small distance from the South Downs National Park.

Glyndley Manor Cottages offers self-catering accommodation available for holiday lets. We are situated 6 miles north of Eastbourne and about 20 miles east of Brighton and within 1.5 miles of Polegate train station on the east side of the B2104 between Hailsham and Stone Cross.

Glyndley Manor Cottages

Self catering holiday cottages in East Sussex

Glyndley Manor is itself a beautiful, historic country house surrounded by parkland and gardens. The main house can accommodate up to 50 guests.

The cottages are available for rent throughout the year and make an ideal base from which to explore one of the most attractive and historic parts of the south coast of England.

Dogs are welcome in some of the cottages - please get in touch for more information.


At Glyndley Manor Cottages

We provide a launderette, drying area and an Information Centre and Wi-Fi.

A swimming pool is available for use during the summer months (opening times 09h30 – 12h00 and 14h00 – 17h00. (please see information folder in cottage)

Within the beautiful grounds of Glyndley Manor is access to a lake. Fishing on the lake is available for which an EA rod license is required. 

There are many paths, woodlands, gardens and open spaces to enjoy within the 17 acre estate

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The cottages are frequently utilised by those attending Christian courses and retreats in the Manor house. All year round they also present a relaxing environment for anyone wanting to get away for a quiet break. With a lovely lake and beautiful woodland which is home to some of Englands most unique bird life on the grounds of the estate you are guaranteed a memorable time of discovery and relaxation.

Must Visit...

Whilst you're here...

The cottages are perfectly positioned to explore some of East Sussex’s most stunning beauty spots. The Seven Sisters country park and Ashdown forest are a short drive away.

From the grounds there are ample foot paths to the Cuckoo trail which is great for those with a love of countryside rambling or cycling. Come in to our visitor centre and help yourself to leaflets offering valuable information about the local area.

A brief History

of Glyndley Manor & Cottages...

History records that William the Conqueror landed in England some three miles east of Glyndley Manor in 1066. More than a century before that a Royal Charter of King Eadred in 947 refers to “three hides of land at West Hankham and Glynleigh”.

There are references to a Self Catering Cottage  at Eastbourne Glyndley Manor (Gleenlyor or Glindleigh) which occur throughout the middle ages in various documents, including one in 1320 which mentions that Glindleigh was “worth nearly £40”.

The Manor was first built in the 16th century during the reign of Elizabeth 1 (1558-1603). It may have been a nunnery or have been built on the site of one. The first owners were a family named Meers who originated in Lincolnshire.

In the late 18th century, the property transferred to the family of Sir John Peachey MP for Midhurst. The Manor became unoccupied for some years since then but was used during the Second World War by the Canadian Army as an Officers Mess.

In 1980 the Manor was refurbished for use as a hotel and holiday cottages were developed on a portion of the land. Now the Manor is home to the Christian Trust, Ellel Ministries and named Glyndley Manor.

The cottages are frequently utilised by those for holiday purposes and for attending courses or retreats in the Manor house as part of the original vision that was given to the Manor in 1976.