Family Holiday Homes in Sussex

We offer a wide range of family holiday homes in Sussex for families and friends looking to get away.

At Cabins and Castles we believe that travelling with children needn’t mean compromising on style and chic. We have personally found and curated Sussex properties that are quirky, individual, and that welcome your little ones, too. The mini travellers in your family will appreciate the thoughtful touches our owners have included to make them feel welcome; beautiful custom built bunk beds, countryside play areas, books and toys – even tucked-away cabin beds for little sea-captains, complete with a parrot! With beautiful beaches, space to play and lots of family-friendly things to see and do, Sussex is a great destination for a family break.

Kingfisher Lodge, Appledore, Kent

From £195 per night

Families will love the visiting wildlife at Kingfisher Barn – now sensitively transformed into a spacious….

The Outbuilding Appledore, Appledore

From £160 per night

Just over the East Sussex border in Kent, The Outbuilding Appledore offers a stylish stay for families.

Cloud House, Camber Sands, East Sussex

From £230 per night

Cloud House shows that style and flair can transform what might (to some) have seemed a somewhat ordinary building, into something utterly unique and special.

West Street Cottage, Rye, East Sussex

From £165 per night

Family-friendliness and interior chic don’t always go together, but they do here on West Street in Rye.

Bosham Cottage, Bosham, West Sussex

From £120 per night

Your children will love Bosham Cottage – like a picture book doll’s house brought to life…

The Bolthole Pagham Beach, West Sussex

From £255 per night

A place where the whole family can breathe in the fresh air, relax, and completely decompress – The Bolthole is so….

The Crow's Nest, Rye, East Sussex

From £100 per night

This historical, individual home is perfectly placed to capture the imagination of your little seaside explorers

Pett Level Beach House, East Sussex

From £250 per night

Being just minutes from the beach, a short walk to glorious countryside, and within easy reach of Camber Sands and Rye, this is a stylish contemporary beach house that is ideal for families…

Bell Lodge, Birdham, West Sussex

From £775 per night

Bell Lodge is brilliantly located and perfectly equipped for Sussex family holidays – with lots for everyone to do both around the house and further afield.

The Hay Stay, Grayswood, Surrey

From £150 per night

The Hay Stay is a typical Surrey barn on the outside, converted with style and flair to be cool and contemporary on the inside.

The Rye Gate, Rye, East Sussex

From £150 per night

The understated Victorian exterior of The Rye Gate conceals an interior that is light, bright, and thoroughly modern…

The Camber Beach House, Camber, East Sussex

From £395 per night

Fans of modern architecture will love this beautifully designed, eco-friendly beach house. Designed by award-winning architects who specialise in coastal homes…

Little Annexe at The Old Rectory, West Sussex

From £120 per night

There are some homes that just ooze sophistication, but not many that also offer a high chair and travel cot.

Walland Cottage

From £215 per night

Beautiful views and fresh sea air surround the wonderfully isolated Walland Cottage; with a simple but cosy interior.

Fair Oak Farm, Mayfield, East Sussex

From £25 per person per night

 With miles of safe countryside for little ones explore, Fair Oak Farm is part of a large estate near Mayfield, East Sussex

Berry Barn Cottage, West Wittering

From £150 per night

Berry Barn provides the perfect base for a family holiday, thanks in part to being just the shortest walk from a lesser known part of the beach in the glorious Witterings. Here traditional and modern blends effortlessly to create a light-filled home that is brimming with character.

Apple Tree House, Midhurst, West Sussex

From £375 per night

Apple Tree House is perfectly placed and wonderfully equipped for a family break – set in the village of Easebourne, a perfect base for the family to enjoy the South Downs National Park.

Flagstones, Middleton on Sea, West Sussex

From £3500 in an off peak week

Flagstones is the perfect beachfront retreat for families or groups of friends, in sleepy Middleton on Sea

Romney Cottage

From £225 per night

Once home to a farmworker’s family, Romney Cottage now provides stylish but simple base for an idyllic family break.

Little Whispers, Lodsworth, West Sussex

From £160 per night

Little Whispers is a fabulously stylish, bijou countryside retreat

The Roundhouse, Swallowtail Hill

From £140 per night

The Roundhouse is a beautiful, completely individual property that boasts a fairytale setting….


Warwick House, Stedham, West Sussex

From £250 per night

Warwick House sits right the heart of the picturesque South Downs village of Stedham, with its old church, village green, and recreation ground…

The Long View, Swallowtail Hill

From £140 per night

Families will love to explore the eight acres of wildflower meadow that stretch from the door of the Long View, and give it its name…


The Loft, Midhurst

From £125 per night

With space for older children, the Loft occupies the top two floors of a renovated Grade II listed building in historic Midhurst….

The Barn at Bucks Green

From £80 per night

The Barn is the perfect blend of stylish and cosy, the perfect retreat for a small family – and with a range of extra benefits thanks to being in the grounds….

South Downs Way House, Lewes, East Sussex

From £300 per night

Families will love this relics of this building’s industrial past; soaring ceilings, wide open-plan spaces, and bags of light thanks to huge windows. Married with those…

Stable Cottage, Dunsfold

From £150 per night

Stable Cottage is a surrounded by miles of countryside – just right for the younger members of the family to start exploring.

The Beach House, Hayling Island

From £300 per night

The Beach House is a newly renovated, super-stylish, coastal getaway – right on the beach on Hayling Island.

The Orchard Studio, Benenden, Kent

From £100 per night

Nestled in the grounds of the owners’ home, and enjoying a peaceful spot overlooking their stunning orchard, this compact, restful space is a great retreat for smaller families..

The Doghouse, Pulborough, West Sussex

From £135 per night

The studio is light and airy thanks to huge windows looking out onto a private terrace…

The Milkhouse, Ashurst, West Sussex

From £525 (3 night stay)

The Milkhouse is one of only two cottages available at The Artisan Bakehouse; an award-winning destination in West Sussex.


Palm Beach House, Pett Level, East Sussex

From £250 per night

Located just 1 minute’s walk from beautiful Pett Level Beach, this is a stunning seaside four bedroomed home.

The Brewhouse, Ashurst, West Sussex

From £525 (3 night stay)

The Brewhouse offers guests a slice of idyllic countryside living. The character and charm of this cottage is apparent as soon as you enter.


Church View House, Rye, East Sussex

From £275 per night

Beautiful, historic Rye is famed for its wonderful streets of half-timbered medieval houses.

The Art Barn, near Liphook

From £100 per night

The Art Barn offers families a wonderfully atmospheric and inspiring setting, surrounded by beautiful countryside – the perfect place to relax and unwind…

The Forest House, Turners Hill, Sussex

From £375 per night

Arriving at The Forest House is more than a little like stepping back in time. This stunning listed 17th Century Sussex cottage…

Stableyard Cottage, Blendworth, Hampshire

From £150 per night

Stableyard Cottage manages to be both supremely stylish and incredibly comfortable and welcoming, thanks to the love and care of the decoration…

The Farmhouse, Almodington, West Sussex

From £450 per night

From the outside, this 17th Century Sussex farmhouse looks thoroughly and utterly traditional. And inside there is plenty of evidence of its age, too…

The Nest at Severels, Chichester, West Sussex

From £165 per night

The Nest at Severels offers guests access to a slice of architectural history; designed by the architect Walter Greaves in 1980…

Family Holiday Homes in Sussex


Sussex offers a wealth of activities to keep your children busy. For little ones just a sandy beach and a bucket and spade may be more than enough, particularly if it comes with the promise of ice-cream! For young animal lovers there are farm parks (Fishers Farm in West Sussex is particularly perfect for under 10’s), Denryth Alpacas near Chichester where you can make a whole heard of new fluffy friends, or marine life to explore at the Sea Life Centre in Brighton. Arundel Castle offers something for all ages – but in the summer months the traditional jousting will appeal to those still enraptured by tales of the knights of old.

With many of our family friendly properties, the attractions for children are much closer to home. Children will love staying in the Wood and Penfold Cabins at Swallowtail Hill Farm – where the 40 acre setting means they can be free to roam free and explore the outdoors, as well as meeting the sheep, donkeys and goats. Young imaginations cannot help but be captured by sleeping in an old Railway carriage – the Bolthole on Pagham Beach – where crabbing is right on the doorstep and wetsuits and life-jackets have been provided for seaside adventures.