Rural Holiday Homes in Sussex

Our range of rural holiday homes in Sussex offer the perfect opportunity to get away in the British countryside.

Fresh air, stunning scenery, clear night skies, country pubs, muddy walks, open fires – if this is what your holiday dreams are made of, Sussex is the perfect escape. And since it’s just over and hour from London, it’s all very easily within reach. Whether you’re looking for hiking, biking, or just for somewhere to sit and soak up the silence, Cabins and Castles has hunted out some wonderful country properties to make your visit memorable, and a little bit different. Our selection shows that ‘country’ needn’t mean stuffy and chintz! Here you’ll find chic, beautifully styled, individual homes that also make the most of Sussex’s countryside charms.

The Outbuilding Appledore, Appledore

From £190 per night

The Outbuilding nestles among beautiful countryside, just over the East Sussex border into Kent, in the picturesque village of Appledore.

Little Whispers, Lodsworth, West Sussex

From £180 per night

Little Whispers is an exquisitely designed countryside bolthole…

Little Annexe at The Old Rectory, West Sussex

From £120 per night

In a pretty village right in the middle of the South Downs National Park, the Little Annexe just oozes sophistication.

Fair Oak Farm, Mayfield, East Sussex

From £25 per person per night

Deep in the heart of a 12 acre Sussex country estate, Fair Oak Farm offers the best of Sussex countryside

Kingfisher Lodge, Appledore, Kent

From £195 per night

The village of Appledore is set amidst glorious countryside, and is home to Kingfisher Barn – now sensitively transformed into a spacious…

Bosham Cottage, Bosham, West Sussex

From £120 per night

With roses around the door, flint walls and a thatched roof, this is a pure taste of Sussex countryside..

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…

The Shepherd’s Hut at Bucks Green

From £60 per night

What better encapsulates the Sussex rural idyll than your very own Shepherd’s Hut? This one is even more special thanks to its location, in the grounds of a Georgian country house – with view across…

Cliff End View, Pett Level, East Sussex

From £795 per night

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 Doghouse, Pulborough, West Sussex

From £135 per night

The studio, perfectly placed for the station yet still out in glorious countryside, is light and airy thanks to huge windows….

Walland Cottage

From £215 per night

Big skies and fresh air are the order of the day here at beautifully isolated Walland Cottage – while the interior offers cosy simplicity.

The Bolthole Pagham Beach, West Sussex

From £295 per night

To have the Sussex countryside just a short hop away and the beach by your door is pretty unique – The Bolthole is so…

The Thatched Cottage at West Wittering

From £150 per night

Close to a quiet beach in the famous Witterings, but just a short distance to some of the most glorious South Downs countryside, too – The Thatched Cottage at West Wittering is a beautifully appointed, light-filled home that seamlessly blends traditional and modern.

The Loft, Midhurst

From £125 per night

The Loft sits in the upper two floors of a converted Grade II listed 16th Century building in Midhurst, heart of the South Downs National Park…

The Salty Shepherd, East Sussex

From £110 per night

Tucked away on a working farm in beautiful Romney Marsh, and just a mile from the sea, the Salty Shepherd has to have one of the most glorious settings it is possible to imagine.

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.

Romney Cottage

From £225 per night

Once a home for farm workers, Romney Cottage still only overlooks fields and beautiful countryside – but has been now brought up to date while still maintaining the simplicity of its past.

The Grain Store Lewes, East Sussex

From £300 per night

The Grain Store Lewes makes the most of the glorious countryside without, thanks to huge picture windows, high ceilings and vast open plan spaces – brought together….

Cloud House, Camber Sands, East Sussex

From £320 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.

The Roundhouse, Swallowtail Hill

From £140 per night

Set in a woodland hideaway, the Roundhouse is a remarkable home, nestled in the beautiful countryside of…


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

The Long View is named for its stunning countryside vista – no less than eight acres of wildflower meadow…

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…

Pett Level Beach House, East Sussex

From £250 per night

Minutes from the beach, and yet surrounded by beautiful countryside, a short drive to reach the South Downs Way, and with a great mix of contemporary cool and comfortable….

Ellie’s Cabin, Trotton, West Sussex

From £130 per night

This luxury, eco-friendly cabin enjoys a unique location on the owners’ 30 acre working equestrian farm…

The Barn at Bucks Green

From £80 per night

The Barn is a cosy country retreat; small, stylish and perfectly placed in the most beautiful countryside, and with stunning views across the grounds…

The Crow's Nest, Rye, East Sussex

From £100 per night

The Crow’s Nest in Rye gives you glorious access to one of Sussex’s finest towns, and finest country….

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…

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…

Bell Lodge, Birdham, West Sussex

From £775 per night

Bell Lodge is beautifully placed in idyllic countryside between Chichester and the coast; a stylish retreat for groups of nature lovers.

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 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.

Seven Vines, West Chiltington, West Sussex

From £280 per night

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 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.

The Hyde, Cuckfield, West Sussex

From £125 per night

Your own secret hideaway, on the shore of your own lake. You can fall out of your cosy bed, down the jetty, into your boat and out onto the water within seconds.

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…

Springles Cottage, Barcombe

From £250 per night

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

Beachcomber at West Wittering

From £500 per night

If you love the British seaside, but aren’t usually a fan of British seaside style, this is the home that could make you change your mind…

The Coach House at Norton Priory

From £2,100 per week

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

Countryside Holiday Homes in Sussex

Such is the beauty and importance of the countryside here in Sussex, that much of it has been designated a National Park; the South Downs National Park was created in 2011 and stretches from Winchester in the west to Eastbourne in the east. Many of our properties make a great base if you’re adventurous enough to attempt the 100 mile South Downs Way – either on foot, by bike, or on horseback.

For some it is country pubs that appeal, and here you’ll be spoilt for choice too. Whether it’s a traditional village pub, thronged with locals and warmed by a roaring fire, or something altogether more refined, with a great wine list and fine dining, Sussex won’t disappoint. For many the countryside is as much about being still and just enjoying the peace and quiet, as it is about activity. If you’re looking for seclusion, we can offer it – a Shepherd’s Hut overlooking a meadow, a tree-house terrace with stunning views across the valley, or somewhere to enjoy a balmy evening and take in the natural wonder of the night sky. Choose your countryside cabin or castle, and relax.