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Brighton accommodation: Ditchling Retreat

Property Type
Dining table seats
Floor Level
Off Road
United Kingdom


This luxurious & spacious 4 bedroom modern detached bungalow is situated in the rural Sussex village of Ditchling, at the end of a country lane, just 15 minutes from the city of Brighton & Hove, 6 minutes from Ditchling Beacon, with glorious views and rambling country walks, 10 minutes drive from the Amex Football and exhibition Stadium, Sussex University, Plumpton Racecourse, 5 minutes from Hickstead and a 5 minute walk from Ditchling Village itself. The Bull Pub is famous for its scrumptious pub food and roaring open fires. The property is immaculately presented with all new furniture, fixtures, fittings and appliances, ideal for a visit all year round. This house offers you a superb country retreat with the best of both worlds and striking distance of Brighton, spacious enough for all the family or a group of friends wanting to get together for a weekend or family holiday accommodation - plenty of parking and arranged all on one level so great for all the generations in the family!

The beautiful village of Ditchling is in walking distance down a lovely rural country lane and lies at the foot of the South Downs. The settlement stands around a crossroads with Brighton to the south, Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath to the north, Keymer and Hassocks to the west, and Lewes to the east. Ditchling Beacon, one of the highest points on the South Downs, has glorious panoramic country views overlooking the village, which oozes traditional English character & charm.

Enjoy a superb pub meal or drink at the The Bull, a 500 year old inn located in the High Street, or relax with refreshments at Ditchling Tea Rooms in West Street.

This high spec house is brought to you by the owners of Dyke Road Avenue & Sackville House and presented to the same high standard, with the owner's signature red accessories. These popular holiday let properties all have solid oak flooring, luxury appliances and kitchens, comfortable furnishings and large open plan kitchen/ living /dining /conservatory ideal for group gatherings with room for all the family to get together.

*IMPORTANT* PLEASE NOTE This property is in a RESIDENTIAL area so NOT suitable as a 'Party House'. We do NOT accept all male or rowdy hen groups. With the greatest respect to our future guests, if you are visiting for this reason, this property is not the property for you or suitable for that purpose.

All guests are requested to keep noise to a minimum & especially after hours, if there are smokers in the group please do not congregate outside and disturb the neighbours late at night.

All bed linen and hand towels are provided. PLEASE NOTE : Bath Towels are not provided at this property

Parking Information

There is off road parking for 3 to 4 cars.

This Property has;
FAMILY BEDROOM sleeps 4 with en-suite
with 1 Double Bed & 2 x Single Beds, En-suite shower room with WC and wash basin. Cupboards & hanging space making it an ideal family room located just off the hallway and to the front of the house.

BEDROOM with en-suite
Opposite the family bedroom is another triple room with en-suite shower room with WC wash basin and single shower cubicle. Sleeps 3. Located at the front.

2 further bedrooms are located off the very spacious hallway that leads to the kitchen living dining room, sleeping 2 each with 'Zip and link' beds that can be set as doubles or 2 singles (Please specify at time of booking)

3 x SOFA BEDS in the living room which sleep 1 adult each comfortably or 2 small adults or children

FAMILY BATHROOM with walk in shower room and bath with WC and wash basin.

Useful utility room with sink and washing machine and work top

OPEN PLAN KITCHEN LIVING ROOM leading to spacious CONSERVATORY via 2 double doors leading to garden terrace.

Local area

Map & Parking



★ ★ ★ ★ ★Everyone loved it!
5/5 Stayed May 2018
Angelika R.
We just returned from a wonderful hen weekend at this super spacious house in Ditchling. We loved that we could start and end the event with a pub visit at The Bull nearby (award winning, beautiful and delicious) and were so positively surprised by how well built, maintained and spacious the house was! If you're looking to go for walks from here, we did a lovely walk to the Oldland Windmill and heard there are many more. Andrew was always responsive within minutes, ever since booking, and so accommodating to our group. We were 14 but felt that we could have fitted even more in the house without feeling crowded; the kitchen equipment, long dining table and bathrooms all could easily handle this large a group. Fantastic! Thank you !

Country Retreat In Ditchling In The South Downs National Park”
Fantastic property !!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Great spacious property. Well presented.
Will definitely be returning in the future !!
Date of arrival 30 June 2017

"Country Retreat In Ditchling In The South Downs National Park
Amazing place
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We stayed here to celebrate a special birthday and the place was amazing! We all agreed that the photos don't do it justice - the place is massive and comfortably slept all 13 of us. I think someone else described it as a tardis and we'd have to agree! The rooms are spacious and there are plenty of bathrooms and space to cater for large groups. The property was immaculately clean with all the amenities you could need and in a great location to visit Brighton Lewes or walk up to the beacon which we all did. Stunning scenery.
We had dinner at the Bull in the village which was lovely and only a short walk and there are lots of supermarkets in Hassocks which is around the corner.
Can't recommend this place enough and we're already thinking about our next stay here...
Thank you for helping to make this birthday a truly memorable one!
Date of arrival 09 June 2017

Perfect for Brighton..★ ★ ★ ★ ★
My son ran the Brighton marathon on Sunday. Supported by all his family we stayed at this spacious, comfortable and relaxing house. A short drive to Hassock station and then 9 mins into centre of Brighton. Very well stocked kitchen. Fab TV. Outside space for dog and taking in the sunshine. Two generous en-suite bedrooms and good family bathroom with big shower.
Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017 Date of Stay: Apr 2017

"Amazing family Christmas spent at Ditchling Retreat" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Stayed here for Christmas 2016 as a group of 13 (from a toddler to great grandparents and a dog!) and we all had an amazing time. From the outside the house doesn't look huge but we were very impressed with the spaciousness of the rooms especially the large family living area and conservatory space. The house had everything we needed for our stay including enough plates, bowls, cutlery and pots and pans to cater for us all for a large Christmas dinner! The dining table was perfect, comfortably seating the whole family. The beds were comfy and had enough hanging space for clothes and the en-suite bathrooms both with showers were a bonus. We managed to fit 4 cars and a van onto the off road drive which was helpful when it came to unloading and packing up. The living space was amazing for all the family to be together but also have the option to sit up at the breakfast bar or in the conservatory. The local village is very close to the property and has a few shops and pubs. We visited Brighton during our stay which was only around a 20 minute drive and the fields around the house were great for walking the dog. Andrew, the property manager was very helpful tbeing there on arrival to show us around. Thank you so much for making our family Christmas the best yet.
Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016 Date of Stay: Dec 2016

JULIE SEP 2016 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We rented the house for a group of 10 ladies for my hen weekend. Everything from check in to enjoying food and games in the large conservatory, a walk to the Bull for a delicious meal and the comfortable accommodation was just perfect. A fab time was had by all. Thanks

AMANDA AUGUST 2016 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Stayed at Ditching retreat near Brighton with 9 other members of my family for a family wedding . Over the moon with accommodation very family friendly , very clean and plenty showers for all the family Absolutely stunning house, perfect midweek break!

5 of 5 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ We wanted a country retreat for our annual family midweek break, this fit the profile perfectly! Modern, plenty of room and comfortable. The owner was her friendly and helpful, we will definitely be coming back!

Perfect venue for our group - spacious, modern and clean!
5 of 5 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ AUGUST 2016
We really enjoyed our stay here. The house was amazing - very spacious, modern and clean. There are great living spaces - both the sitting room and the dining room conservatory which made it perfect for our large group. The rooms were also lovely - spacious and very good showers. Andrew was very friendly and helpful from start to finish. Would definitely recommend. We used it for a group of 10 ladies on a laid back hen weekend and we had a wonderful time. Would definitely recommend!

APRIL 2016 Ditchling In The South Downs National Park”

Very roomy, clean, accommodating house in a beautiful village.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We booked Hazeldene for a 'civilised' Hen party over a bank holiday weekend. Andrew met us at the house and showed us around and was very welcoming.

The house had much more space than appears from the photos on the site. The kitchen, living room and conservatory were perfect spaces to entertain in and the garden was a little sun trap. Ditching is a beautiful village and the houses are quite close together on the lane, so I wouldn't recommend it for rowdy parties, however inside the house is very quiet and we had no noise complaints, so I believe that it is a lot more sound-proof than you'd think!

The house was very well kitted out and everything was decorated immaculately and very clean. We loved staying here and would definitely recommend it again!

Kate, the bride-to-be and the hens. x

5 Stars! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ August 2014
Excellent bungalow with great common areas ”
Very nice well renovated bungalow with great common areas, two rooms with en-suite and a large bathroom. Renovated kitchen, and nice conservatory/garden. Nice walks out of Ditchling, and 20 mins from Brighton by car. Really great place for a Sussex holiday.


  • Parking - private
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Bed linen provided
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • I-Pod station
  • WiFi
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Water kettle
  • Kitchen utensils provided
  • Patio/deck/Terrace
  • Private Garden
  • BBQ Grill
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Smoking allowed outside


  • Sightseeing
  • Golf
  • Mountain biking
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding

House Rules

Stay Dates


Number Of Guests

Children 4-13 yrs
Babies 0-3 yrs

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