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For Sale: Newly Refurbished Country Pub And B&B In The Downs

The Rose Cottage Inn, Polegate, BN26 6UW

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Alciston is located off the main A27 arterial road link in north Polegate, with the popular village of Alfriston 3.8 miles away and Eastbourne approximately 10 miles to the east. Sitting within the South Downs National Park with its rolling hills and green space, visible from the owners gardens and accommodation.


  • Charming Grade II Listed Country Pub in the South Downs
  • Newly Refurbished With Immaculate Presented Three Bedroom Living Accommodation
  • B&B Facilities Plus Two Separate Holiday Cottages With Rental Income
  • Development Potential (STP)

The Rose Cottage Inn is a Grade II listed traditional country pub in the heart of East Sussex. Currently catering for in around covers throughout its main dining areas, terrace and gardens over looking the South Downs National Park. In total, the accommodation sits on a plot of 0.63 acres, with ample visitor car parking. There are also two separate holiday cottages for letting.


Country Pub With First Floor Living Quarters, B&B Accommodation Plus Holiday Appartments 4347 sq ft (403.85 m2)


The Rose Cottage Inn itself has been lovingly refurbished to create new B&B accommodation at ground floor level, together with further redecoration of the dining and bar areas. The premises consists of the following:

Ground Floor - There are two main dining areas in total, with central fully refurbished and fitted bar. There is a fully working log fire and hearth. Male and Female w/c's are off of the main dining area. The spacious and fully fitted kitchen and preparation area is provided via the bar area. The lush mature gardens with views of the South Downs and first floor living accommodation is also accessible via the kitchen area;

  • B&B En-Suite Accommodation - 22'9 x 13' 4
  • Dining Area 1 - 20' x 14'4 (currently serving for 22 covers)
  • Dining Area 2 - 14'4 x 10'10 (currently serving for 12 covers)
  • Bar - 14'7 x 14'4 (bar seating for 4 covers)
  • Kitchen - 20'4 x 16'5
  • Preparation Area - 21'4 x 8'10
  • Total Ground Floor - 1,528 sq ft (142 sq m)

First Floor - A very spacious and immaculately kept, three bedroom maisonette with master en-suite, large kitchen/dining area and further living area can be found here. The current owners have invested heavily in improving this accommodation;

  • Living Area - 18'3 x 17'2
  • Kitchen Diner - 14'9 x 14'2
  • Master with En-Suite - 14'5 x 12'3
  • Bedroom Two with En-Suite - 14'6 x 13'3
  • Bedroom Three - 19'2 x 8'10
  • Total First Floor - 1,173 sq ft (109 sq m)

Mature Gardens - With bench seating and stunning views with ample visitor parking. There is also a separately accessed staff changing area and staff quarters totaling 371 sq ft (34.4 sq m).

Holiday Cottages - Fully self contained and over ground and first floors. Both have an open plan fully fitted kitchen with living room area, shower room and master bedroom;

  • Living Room/Kitchen - 15'5 x 12'10
  • Master Bedroom - 15'5 x 9'10
  • Total 686 sq ft (343 sq ft each)


Guide price £790,000 (seven hundred and ninety thousand pounds) for this business, substantial property, gardens and holiday apartments.

The property has been subject to a number of planning appeals for residential development, which can be found by visiting The South Downs National Park Authority planning page -

Subsequent other planning information relative to the property can also be found by visiting Wealden District Council -

Country Pub With First Floor Living Quarters, B&B Accommodation Plus Holiday Appartments For Sale: £790,000

Business Rates

Billing Authority: Wealden District Council Description: Public house and premises Rateable Value: £29,750 Rates Payable: £14,785.75 Valid from 01 April 2017 (current)


The property is not elected for VAT.

Legal Fees

Each party to pay their own legal fees.

Viewing Arrangements

Strictly via prior appointment through sole agents Graves Jenkins.


Phil Graves
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George Dobson BSc (Hons) MRICS
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James Haywood
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These particulars are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed. They do not form any part of any contract. You should be aware that the Code of Practice on Commercial Leases in England and Wales strongly recommends you seek professional advice from a qualified surveyor, solicitor or licensed conveyancer before agreeing or signing a business tenancy agreement.