South Downs Holiday Cottages
The South Downs is a wonderful mixture of biodiverse landscape with classic English towns and villages. The South Downs National Park covers an area of over 1,600 km2 and is home to more than 110,400 people. The area is one of outstanding beauty and steeped in history and traditional English culture, from the ancient Hampshire cathedral city of Winchester (where Jane Austen is buried) in the west to the bustling Sussex market town of Lewes in the east. The South Downs is home to many idyllic picture-postcard villages which, in addition to a traditional village pub or shop, offer an appealing choice of holiday cottages in peaceful rural surroundings from Alfriston in the east to Chawton (where Jane Austin lived) in the west.
The rustic exterior of The Sussex Stables encases a cottage with urban chic and ultra-modern features, plus open fire. Expansive views of Shor and Sussex stretch before guests from the open-plan living space and the patio and hint at relaxing days and seaside adventures along the Sussex coastline.
A brand-new romantic cottage nestled amidst the splendour of South Downs National Park, Willow Lodge is a luxury coastal lodge with a hot tub and modern features that make it an idyllic holiday retreat, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows affording magnificent rural views, private terrace.
Cherry Cottage is a spacious, modern rural cottage boasting seclusion and tradition. The pet-friendly cottage lies in Ripe, near Lewes in Sussex, and boasts stunning rural views, exposed beams and outdoor entertaining areas. Beautiful walks lead from its doorstep, and the wonders of Sussex await.
The traditional Hampshire clapper board barn exterior of Maplescombe houses a thoroughly modern and tastefully decorated rural cottage near the market town of Alton. The pet-friendly property in the South Downs features a sun-drenched furnished patio ideal for a memorable family holiday.
Set amidst one of the UK’s most treasured national parks, Maple Lodge near the South Downs village of Hassocks, Sussex, offers an idyllic holiday retreat, a child-friendly countryside cottage featuring en-suite master with double walk-in shower, woodburning stove, and breakfast bar.
Silver Birch is a rural cottage nestled in the South Downs National Park near Droxford. The spacious, pet-friendly cottage boasts a private hot tub and access to a swimming pool as well as a private, enclosed garden, sophisticated design and a log burning stove.
With a stylish, contemporary design and the kind of features that will have you wishing you could stay forever, Holly Lodge is a welcoming luxury lodge that has been designed with romantic breaks in mind.
The South Downs lies within easy reach of some of England’s most popular seaside resorts along the south coast, including the cosmopolitan city of Brighton, home to the famous Brighton Pavilion. From here you can enjoy the delights of a vibrant city with great restaurants, theatres and clubs. If you are looking for something a little more relaxing the village of Rottingdean is just up the coast.
From your holiday home in the South Downs, go exploring for a day in the Seven Sisters Country Park near Cuckmere, which offers walking, cycling and canoeing as ways to get around. Wine lovers will enjoy a tour of the Breaky Bottom Vineyard near Lewes where visitors are welcome to call in for a tasting. South Downs stately homes to explore, include Petworth House and the lesser-known but equally delightful Parham House (and garden).