Apple Cottage is a Grade II listed, 17th century cottage in the beautiful South Downs village of Alfriston, East Sussex.

It has a huge inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove and a cottage garden full of apple trees, roses and birdsong.

We’re repairing the historic fabric of our cottage with the help of local experts in traditional flintwork, lath-and-plaster, lime, clay, roofing, joinery and ironmongery.

We’re also adding state-of-the-art lighting, low-energy appliances, breathable paint and seven different types of insulation to maximise its energy efficiency.

Our aim is to make Apple Cottage one of the most environmentally friendly small, historic cottages in the South Downs National Park.

Apple Cottage will be available to rent in 2014.