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8 quirky places to stay in Sussex

PUBLISHED: 10:18 26 May 2015 | UPDATED: 12:22 26 May 2015

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People love the thrill of staying somewhere different so we’ve compiled some vital info on some of the most interesting places to stay in Sussex

Fair Oak Farm

Witherenden Road, Mayfield, Near Tunbridge Wells, TN20 6RS, 01435 884122

Fair Oak farm offers 2 eco lodge tree houses (as well as other cottage accommodation) in the heart of the countryside. They both offer luxury self catering for 2 people as well as great proximity to the hills and meadows ideal for horse riding, walking and bike rides.



Amberley Castle

Amberley Castle, Near Arundel, West Sussex, Near Arundel, BN18 9LT, 01798 831992

19 en suite rooms are available in the 900 year old castle on the base of the South Downs. The privately owned castle, that also offers weddings, gives you the highest standard of food and service. The historic building also offers luxurious accommodation along with an 18 hole putting green and croquet lawn.



Zanzibar Hotel

9 Eversfield Place, St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, TN37 6BY, 01424 460109

The Zanzibar is a small, modern boutique hotel in Hastings great for couples looking for rejuvenation and to simply unwind. Each of the rooms creates a differentambience from different regions of the world.



Bensfield Treehouse

1 Bensfield Farm Cottages, Beech Hill, Wadhurst, TN5 6JR, 01348 830922

The treehouse accommodation in High Weald offers modern self catering accommodation with an en suite shower room. After crossing the 24 metre rope bridge to the treehouse, you are greeted with views across the beautiful countryside.



Shadow Woods

Shadow Woods Yurting Holidays, Billingshurst, 01403 824057

Shadow Woods is set in over 60 acres of bluebell woodland in West Sussex. These yurts in the heart of the Weald Downlands are perfect for groups and families wanting a relaxed break in a serene environment.



Castle Cottage Bed and Breakfast

Coates Castle, Fittleworth, RH20 1EU, 01798 865001

The cottage offers romantic accommodation near the town of Petworth alongside the South Downs. It is within the grounds of Coates Castle mansion surrounded by ancient woodland and there are 3 rooms available to stay in: ‘The Treehouse’, ‘The Barn’ and ‘The Garden Room’.



Old Station Hotel

The Old Railway Station, Petworth, GU28 0JF, 01798 342346

Petworth Railway Station, built in 1892 has been transformed into bed and breakfast accommodation. Rooms are available in the Old Station building itself as well as rooms being offered on four restored Pullman Carriages.



Hare Farm Hideaways

Hare Farm, Stubb Lane, Brede, Rye, TN31 6BT, 07802 979348

Oast House and Shepherd’s Hut both offer self catering in unspoilt parts of the Sussex countryside. Oast House is spacious and well equipped and also the ideal holiday home for larger groups. Shepherd’s Hut however is suited to couples looking for a countryside retreat.



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