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On the Map: 25 of the Most Stunning Sussex Stays

28 October 2020

Packed with scenic drama and steeped in heritage, Sussex represents a perfect blend of coast, country, and commotion!

The 90-mile South Downs Way has to be a must-visit, marked by the famous Beachy Head at the start, while the soaring cliffs of the Seven Sisters are ideal for adventurous spirits.

Meanwhile, Brighton Beach is well-known for its laid-back, contemporary feel, but if soaking up history is more your thing, the Dickensian shops and ancient inns of Alfriston will be your idea of personal heaven… as will a tour of Henry VIII’s artillery fort at Camber Castle, or a wander through 1066 country at Hastings.

With so much uniqueness to experience in Sussex, it’s only right that your accommodation is just as unusual. So, why not browse our list to discover some of the very best?
Author: Nina Jervis
Main Image: Old St John Ambulance Station | Airbnb

Vista Point

East Preston, Sussex, England
Listed beachside holiday home, designed by architect Patrick Gwynne, located on quiet estate in East Preston, West Sussex.
Bedrooms: 5
Sleeps: 9
From
£1000 (4 nights mid-week)

Belle Tout Lighthouse B&B

Beachy Head, East Sussex, England
A historic Lighthouse B&B perched on the white cliffs of Beachy Head, with show-stopping panoramic views and many original features.  
Bedrooms: 6
Sleeps: 2 per room
From
£155 / night

Fair Oak Farm

Mayfield, East Sussex, England
A private 12-acre country estate in East Sussex, offering stylish self-catering accommodation in historic farm buildings, treehouses and Shepherd huts for large groups of up to 32 guests.
Bedrooms: 18
Sleeps: 10-32 guests
From
£1000 /2 nts

The Original Hut Company

Bodiam, East Sussex, England
Heavenly hand-built huts in magically secluded Bodiam woodland, the perfect setting for a unique and refreshingly sustainable stay on a friendly family farm.
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 5 per unit
From
£99 / night (2 night stay)

Blackberry Wood

Streat, Sussex, England
You may think you know glamping, but you haven't seen anything like Blackberry Wood - the only place a helicopter, a London bus, a cabin and a caravan sit in the shadow of fairytale treehouses.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2-4 per unit
From
£45 / night

Tinkers Treehouse

Ticehurst, East Sussex, England
Retreat to Tinkers Treehouse, a luxuriously romantic treetop hideaway, privately nestled in the rustling East Sussex leaves.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2
From
£175 /night

Forest Garden

East Grinstead, Sussex, England
Escape to an enchanting new way of life and learn woodland crafts, in a luxury camping & eco retreat nestled in ancient Sussex woodland.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies - 2-5
From
£240 (2 nts)

1944 Ammunition Wagon

Northiam, East Sussex, England
Wartime-style romance in a cosy Ammunition Wagon hideaway on the Kent and East Sussex steam railway line.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2 (+2)
From
£175 (2 nights)

Oastbrook Estate Hideaway

Bodiam, Sussex, England
A luxuriously cheery, lovingly crafted woodland escape complete with hot tub, dreamily nestled in the heart of rural Sussex.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£1,638 (7nts)

Shooting Box Tower

Battle, Sussex, England
A characterful and imposing lodge on an historic Sussex estate, with far-reaching countryside views and plenty to explore.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 8
From
£168 /night

Rye Windmill

Rye, East Sussex, England
A friendly, family-run B&B in an iconic Grade II-listed landmark, perfectly nestled on the banks of a picturesque river.
Bedrooms: 10
Sleeps: 2 per room
From
£80/night

Beachcroft Beach Hut Suites

Felpham, West Sussex, England
Upgrade the traditional seaside break to a luxury beach hut suite-on-the-beach, perfectly set in family-friendly village of Felpham, West Sussex.
Bedrooms: 2 per suite
Sleeps: 2 (+2) per suite
From
£250/ night

The Old Railway Station

Petworth, West Sussex, England
Travel back in time to the beautifully restored station house and Pullman carriages at Petworth, first class all the way!
Bedrooms: 10 (8 carriages)
Sleeps: 2 per room/carriage
From
£130 / night

Driftwood Beach House

Pagham, West Sussex, England
A soothing coastal retreat with a Victorian railway carriage at its heart, perfect for families and friends and opening straight onto Pagham Beach.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 7
From
£200 / night

The Long View

Beckley, East Sussex, England
The beauty of Sussex nature is effortlessly brought to your door, in a relaxing retreat with endless, far-reaching green views.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2 (+2)
From
£360 (2 nights)

The Sea House

Camber Sands, East Sussex, England
An award-winning, architect-designed haven, expertly crafted from natural materials and set right on the magnificent beach at Camber Sands.
Bedrooms: 4 (+ optional studio)
Sleeps: 10 (+2)
From
£2,000 (3 nights)

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