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 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…

Little Whispers, Lodsworth, West Sussex

From £180 per night (Two bedrooms)

Little Whispers is an exquisitely designed countryside bolthole…

The Vineyard Cottage, Rathfinny

From £265 per night (Two bedrooms)

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

Fair Oak Farm, Mayfield, East Sussex

Sleeps up to 32 people. Exclusive use. 

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

The Farm Barns, Almodington, West Sussex

From £395 (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…

Bosham Cottage, Bosham, West Sussex

 From £145 per night (Two bedrooms)

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

The Manor Retreat, Warbleton, East Sussex

From £650-£850 per night (Sleeps 10-14)

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


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.

Cliff End View, Pett Level, East Sussex

From £795 per night (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 Doghouse, Pulborough, West Sussex

From £135 per night (One bedroom)

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 (Three bedrooms)

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 (5 bedrooms)

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 £1300 per week (4 bedrooms)

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 Grain Store Lewes, East Sussex

From £365 per night (3 bedrooms)

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….

The Salty Shepherd, East Sussex

From £110 per night (Sleeps 2)

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 £300 per night (5 bedrooms)

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 (3 bedrooms)

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.

Kingfisher Lodge, Appledore, Kent

From £195 per night (Three bedrooms)

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

The Long View, Swallowtail Hill

From £140 per night (Sleeps 2-4)

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

The Hyde, Cuckfield, West Sussex

From £125 per night (Sleeps 2)

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.

Pett Level Beach House, East Sussex

From £250 per night (3 bedrooms)

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….

Meadow Farm, West Wittering

From £425 per night

Meadow Farm is the perfect retreat for multi-generational families or large groups – thanks to its sociable entertaining spaces, flexible and spacious bedroom layout, and generous garden.

The Outbuilding Appledore, Appledore

From £190 per night (Sleeps 2-4)

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

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.

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 Coach House at Norton Priory

From £2,100 per week (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 Summer House, Birdham, West Sussex

From £775 per night (7 bedrooms)

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

ÖÖD Cabin at the Secret Vineyard

From £250 per night

ÖÖD is a cabin concept developed by two brothers, who wanted to create a luxurious way of spending the night out in nature, while treading as lightly on the environment as possible.

Springles Cottage, Barcombe

From £250 per night (2 bedrooms)

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

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.

Little Annexe at The Old Rectory, West Sussex

From £120 per night (Two bedrooms)

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

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…


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.

Countryside Holiday Homes in Sussex