Enjoying life and staying active

At Gate Cottage we believe that life is for living

Enjoying life, keeping active and appreciating personal space

We think Gate Cottage is a special place and we want to share that feeling with you. So alongside a day-to-day duty of care, we also offer any support and guidance you might need in order to take part in activities in the home or in and around the village.

Quality homemade food

All meals are made from scratch using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients (you won’t find a frozen meal on your plate and that’s a promise). We’ve always believed that a healthy and varied menu is an important and enjoyable part of life here at Gate Cottage, and our talented family cooks delight in delivering just that, every day.

Residents also help with meal and menu planning and we encourage visiting family members to join us at mealtimes because it helps to create an authentic family atmosphere – and provides a proper home-from-home experience where you can create new memories as well as remembering old ones.

Walking in Kipling Gardens to bowling on the green

Gate Cottage sits at the heart of Rottingdean, a small, peaceful village by the seaside, on the outskirts of Brighton, East Sussex.

Rottingdean is a friendly place, with lots to do throughout the year. You can take a quiet stroll through the lovely Kipling Gardens (yes, they’re named after that Kipling, the village’s most famous resident) or wander along the Undercliff by the seaside, maybe take in a game of bowls or croquet; or settle in for a hand or two at the Bridge Club. There are painting lessons at the Whiteway Centre, French classes at the local library, regular plays and concerts to look forward to at the village hall, and open air concerts by the sea in the summer. (And because we do not live by bread alone, the vicar at Rottingdean Church is always available!)

Our home and garden

Gate Cottage has been designed to feel like home. There are 13 bedrooms – all en suite – over two floors and there’s a lift for easy access. Residents can relax in our comfortable living room or while away the afternoon in our sun lounge; there’s a pleasant patio with raised flower beds as well, where you can enjoy a book before retiring to the dining room for a chat over a home-cooked dinner.

Thank you all so much for the way you looked after my dad, Geoffrey Redfern, over these last 5 years. He considered Gate Cottage to be his home and he was very fond of people there. I know Paul will have said this already, but you were like his family.