Hassocks is a village in West Sussex, named after the tufts of grass found in the surrounding fields. It is located seven miles north of Brighton, on the south coast, within the South Downs National Park. Hassocks has a rich history which goes all the way back to the Stone Age, evidenced by the discovery of ancient tools in the area. Take a stroll around the village from your holiday cottage in Hassocks and you will discover a variety of independent shops. There are some great places to eat and drink, too, including the Purple Carrot, a friendly café serving good coffee, homemade cakes and lunches prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Nearby, the Greyhound is a 16th-century wood-beamed pub with a lovely beer garden where delicious food and drink can be enjoyed.
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.
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.
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.
Hassocks has its own brewery, Silver Rocket, whose excellent ales can be found at many of the area’s bars. On the doorstep of Hassocks holiday cottages, Adastra Park and Garden is a pretty spot for a walk or picnic. Nearby, Butcher’s Wood is an ancient stretch of oak and hazel woodland where wildlife-watching and other outdoor pursuits are popular. South of Hassocks, Brighton is a lively city with a graceful promenade overlooking a shingle beach. Don’t miss the Lanes, packed with unique shops and many of the city’s best restaurants. The historic Palace Pier is home to nostalgic seaside amusements, while the Royal Pavilion is a magnificent Regency palace with an outstanding museum.
Hassocks provides easy access to the wonderfully unspoiled countryside of the South Downs. Within a few miles of the village, you will discover chalk hills, enchanting woods and tranquil farmland crisscrossed by footpaths. Self-catering holidays in Hassocks are popular among visitors using public transport, thanks to the village’s railway station with regular journeys to London and Brighton.