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South Downs retreat steeped in Bloomsbury heritage

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South Downs retreat steeped in Bloomsbury heritage

Entire house
7 guests4 bedrooms4 beds2 baths
7 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
Indoor fireplace
This is one of a few places in the area that has this feature.

The Dower House is a historic building steeped in the art and literature of Bloomsbury. The former home of Quentin Bell, Virginia Woolf’s nephew and biographer, and his wife Anne Olivier, the renowned scholar and editor of Woolf’s diaries, it is the perfect place for a holiday in the heart of rural Sussex. This special house with its magical walled garden and breathtaking views is situated in the heart of the South Downs National Park, just outside Firle village at the foot of the Downs.


Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Indoor Fireplace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide detector
The host hasn't reported a carbon monoxide detector on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Bedroom 4
1 single bed

House Rules

No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 9PM
Check out by 11AM


3 Reviews

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London, United KingdomJoined in May 2012
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