What makes us special

We set about the decoration 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, amongst the best in Sussex. Throughout we have aimed to create an atmosphere of both elegance and simplicity with many unique touches.

If you wish we can leave supper ready for you, the table laid, wine ready for you to open, breakfast tucked away for the morning. Details are on our

Welcome Supper page

For our guests staying longer than one week we provide a weekly change of freshly laundered linen, free of charge. In the winter we will have made up the woodburner ready to light and left a supply of logs.

A lobby leads from the bedroom to the  bathroom with its charming old gothic window.  Over the bath  with its pressured shower is a large Velux  window revealing the green tree canopy above, almost like being in a tree house. The separate lavatory is adjacent and also has an old gothic window..

The Cottage in the Garden is some distance from the main house and wholly un-overlooked. On the veranda you will find sun loungers as well as the pretty bench shown in our photos, which guests find an enticing seat for a relaxing drink. In summer the sloping lawn below the veranda or stoop is a mass of wild flowers and folding chairs are provided for guests who enjoy sitting in their own little meadow.

The remote location gives an intense ‘away from it all’ feeling. The birdsong in spring is wonderful, all year the 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 really is another world