8 of the most interesting and unique places to stay in Sussex

PUBLISHED: 12:18 28 January 2019

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People love the thrill of staying somewhere different. Whether it's a romantic getaway, unique hotel or glamping trip, we've rounded up some of the best in Sussex



Fair Oak Farm, Mayfield

Located in a 12 acre country estate, the accomodation on offer at Fair Oak Farm includes a Grade II listed farmhouse, barns, eco-lodge tree houses and shepherd's huts. The tree houses sleep two and offer up stunning views across the Sussex countryside.



Amberley Castle, Amberley

19 en suite rooms are available in the 900 year old castle on the base of the South Downs. The privately owned castle/hotel - that also offer weddings - gives you the highest standard of food and service. Each room is uniquely set, furnished with a range of antiques.



Zanzibar Hotel, Hastings

The Zanzibar is a small, modern boutique hotel in Hastings great for couples looking to rejuvenate and unwind. From Morocco to Japan, and Manhattan to Antarctica - and reflected in the furnishings - each room is designed with a different city, country or continent in mind.



Bensfield Treehouse, Wadhurst

This luxury tree house accommodation is set in the Sussex countryside with views across the surrounding farmland. The tree house itself is reached via a 24 metre bridge across a pond, making it a truly unique accommodation experience.



Shadow Woods, The Haven

Set in more than 60 acres of bluebell woodland in West Sussex, Shadow Woods are is an ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of every day life. In terms of accommodation, you’ll either stay in one of the luxury yurts or a safari tent.



Castle Cottage B&B, Fittleworth

This cottage offers romantic accommodation near the town of Petworth, right alongside the South Downs. All rooms have at least a double bed which, in the tree house, is beautifully set between the branches.



Old Station Hotel, Heath End

Petworth Railway Station, built in 1892 has been transformed into bed and breakfast accommodation with ten rooms. Two of these larger rooms are in the old station house, whilst others are located in converted Pullman’s carriages.



Hare Farm Hideaways, Brede

Oast House and The Shepherd’s Hut both offer self catering in unspoilt parts of the stunning Sussex countryside. Oast is a spacious, well equipped building perfect for large groups whilst the Shepherd’s Hut is well suited to couples looking for a quiet countryside retreat.




The best restaurants in Sussex - Whether you’re looking for fine dining, pub food, a romantic meal for 2 or a taste of something from further afield, eating out in Sussex really has something for everyone. Here’s our guide to the best local restaurants and pubs

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