The living room

The living room

What makes us special


We set about the renovation of this very special place with one aim in mind; to make it the most welcoming, most private, most romantically beautiful sanctuary we could imagine, a place where our guests will feel genuinely cared for.

Arriving at The Cottage in the Garden you will be struck by the staggering views all the way to the South Downs, views which are amongst the very best in Sussex. Throughout we have aimed to create an atmosphere of both elegance and simplicity with many unique touches.

For the ultimate indulgent start to your stay you can opt to preorder a supper from our Welcome Supper page. You would find the table in the cottage laid, wine ready for you to open and supper timed to suit you. In addition you could even order breakfast ingredients left for you to cook at your leisure.

The Cottage in the Garden is some distance from the main house and has total privacy. On the veranda you will find a pretty bench and table making an enticing place for breakfast in warm weather or a sundowner at any time of year. Some guests wrap themselves in the rugs we provide and sit out late watching the stars. In summer the sloping lawn below the veranda or stoop is a mass of  wild flowers.

The remote location gives an intense "away from it all" feeling. The birdsong in Spring is wonderful, all year buzzards hunt in the valley below and at night our resident tawny owls hoot from the tall trees. It is rare to hear a vehicle, occasionally a tractor, more often the sound of horses' hooves on the lane....

The Cottage in the Garden, a place where time stands still


Homemade bread and scones... Exquisite and delicate designs...Sumptuous bed with luxurious linens. You have welcomed us (and so many others) with your gorgeous creation. It’s very hard to tear ourselves away.
All the thoughtful touches made it feel very special..the fresh flowers, the ready-made fire in the woodburner. So easy to relax and feel at home but with so much more tranquility - the bird-song simply beautiful.
Beautiful stay in a fabulous cottage to celebrate my partner’s 50th birthday. Amazing views and wonderful weather, it’s like I’d planned it. Best bits, the veranda with a G&T and the huge nest of a bed