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.

The Coach House at Norton Priory

From £2,100 per week (Sleeps 19 in 7 bedrooms)

The Coach House at Norton Priory forms part of one of the oldest and most interesting buildings on the West Sussex coastal peninsula.

The Old Stout House

From £250 per night (4 bedrooms)

The Old Stout House is a timber-framed, black-clad historic building right in the heart of Rye.

The Farm Barns, Almodington, West Sussex

From £385 (4 bedrooms) 

Grade II listed ‘Farm Barns’ were once a cart house and thatched dairy barn, now gloriously and extensively renovated to make a stunning holiday home…

The Wiston Pump House, Washington, West Sussex

From £195 per night (Min stay 3 nights)

The Wiston Pump House has humble origins; it was built in the early 1900’s to pump water to the Wiston Estate.

The Meeting Place, Petworth, West Sussex

Min £180 per night (Sleeps 5)

The Meeting Place is an Arts & Crafts gem of a house, stylishly and stunning renovated, with art, antiques and quirky finds that make every room a delight for the senses…

Cliff End View, Pett Level, East Sussex

From £795 per night (Sleeps 12 in 5 bedrooms)

An Arts & Crafts gem of a house, stylishly and stunning renovated, with art, antiques and quirky finds that make every room a delight for the senses…

The Beach House, Hayling Island

From £1650 for 3 nights (Sleeps 11 in 5 bedrooms)

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

The Outbuilding Appledore, Appledore

 From £190 per night (Sleeps 2-4)

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

The Forest House, Turners Hill, Sussex

From £375 per night (5 bedrooms)

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

Palm Beach House, Pett Level, East Sussex

From £300 per night

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

Bosham Cottage, Bosham, West Sussex

 From £145 per night (Two bedrooms)

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

The Bolthole Pagham Beach, West Sussex

From £295 per night (Five bedrooms)

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 £135 per night (Sleeps 4)

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 (Sleeps 6)

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…

The Summer House, Birdham, West Sussex

From £775 per night ( Sleeps 14)

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

Crab Cottage, Selsey, West Sussex

From £395 per night (4 bedrooms)

Tucked away on the very tip of the south coast, Crab Cottage’s beach location makes this the most stylish of Sussex beachside homes…

The Thatched Cottage at West Wittering

From £1300 per week (Four bedrooms)

The Thatched Cottage at West Wittering 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.

The Camber Beach House, Camber, East Sussex

From £395 per night (5 bedrooms)

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

The Water's Edge at Bosham

From £1,200 per night (5 bedrooms)

Water’s Edge is a holiday property that has everything your heart could wish for and was featured on Grand Designs.

Walland Cottage

From £215 per night (Three bedrooms)

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

Fair Oak Farm, Mayfield, East Sussex

Sleeps up to 32 people  – exclusive hire. 

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

Little Annexe at The Old Rectory, West Sussex

From £120 per night (Two bedrooms)

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

Little Whispers, Lodsworth, West Sussex

From £180 per night (Two bedrooms)

Little Whispers is a fabulously stylish, bijou countryside retreat

Flagstones, Middleton on Sea, West Sussex

From £3500  in an off peak week to £6300 per week

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

Romney Cottage

From £225 per night (Three bedrooms)

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

Seven Vines, West Chiltington, West Sussex

From £280 per night (4 bedrooms)

Seven Vines is a wonderful family holiday home with a fascinating history. It was built by Reginald Wells, an architect who also counts pottery, aviation, and aircraft design & manufacture among his accomplishments.

The Roundhouse, Swallowtail Hill

From £140 per night (Sleeps 3)

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


The Manor Retreat, Warbleton, East Sussex

From £650 – £850 per night (Sleeps 10- 18)

The Manor Retreat is a lived-in, well-loved Grade II listed country house that is now available for visitors to enjoy too.


The Long View, Swallowtail Hill

From £235 per night (Sleeps 2-4) 

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 £150 per night (Sleeps 2-4)

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 £85 per night (Sleeps 2 plus infant)

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….

The Grain Store Lewes, East Sussex

From £365 per night (Three bedrooms)

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…

Springles Cottage, Barcombe

From £250 per night (Two bedrooms)

Springles Cottage sits in the most idyllic rural location – surrounded by beautiful gardens and rolling countryside for a perfect country escape…

The Vineyard Cottage, Rathfinny

From £265 per night

The Vineyard Cottage, Rathfinny has been carefully and lovingly designed by the family owners of the Rathfinny Estate…

Kingfisher Lodge, Appledore, Kent

From £195 per night (Three bedrooms)

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

The Cottage, Mermaid Passage

From £250 per night

The Cottage could not be more perfectly placed to explore the unbelievably picturesque, historic heart of medieval Rye…

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.

Family Holiday Homes in Sussex