Fed up of the day to day routine? Needing some romantic adult time away? Looking for a last-minute break with your loved ones? From freestanding baths and cosy wood-burners to hot tubs and home cinemas- we have it covered. Here’s your round-up 5 of the best Sussex getaways for you this December
The Loft is the perfect, cosy yet stylish, winter escape. Not only does this intimate space ooze sophistication – if you like the owner’s style you can pop in to her interiors & accessories shop downstairs, Stuff & Co- and buy it to take home. The original beams and exposed brick of this listed building blend effortlessly with reclaimed furniture and industrial lighting. Relax in the gorgeous freestanding bath after a hard day exploring the South Downs.
Sleeps 4/5 – Child and Dog-friendly
Appledore is a delightful village that sits just over the Sussex border into Kent, and the home of lifestyle journalist Amy Maynard. She has painstakingly designed and refurbished ‘The Outbuilding’ to make it the glamorous family retreat it is today. The open plan living space is flooded with light thanks to huge windows, but made snug by a wood burner. Families will love the glamorous, bespoke bunkbeds – the perfect mini-hideaway! (Also pictured top)
Sleeps 4, dog-friendly
Just a 20 minute walk from the South Downs Way, the Little Annexe is great for anyone looking to make the most of crisp December days in the Sussex countryside. Sumptuously decorated in beautiful jewel tones, perfectly equipped for your every weekend need, and with a country pub just a short stroll away, this is a great property for a couples break or small family. Even the dog can come too!
Sleeps 4-6, dog and child-friendly
The sleepy village of Bosham is a real find – tucked between the vibrant city of Chichester and the beaches of the Witterings, but with its own harbour, pubs and cafes. Bosham Cottage is chocolate box on the outside, but the interior is simplicity personified; calm colours and comfort, and with some individual, quirky touches. A great place to hunker down after a bracing walk by the sea.
Sleeps 12 – Dog and Child friendly
Bell Lodge is an immaculately designed house that can take large groups and never feel crowded. The chic all-white kitchen has all you need to cook up a storm for family and friends, and there is plenty of space for them to keep the chef company (while enjoying an aperitif or two…). Even if the hot tub doesn’t appeal in December, the home-cinema room might! The owners have thought of everything and can offer your group experiences from massages and yoga to wine-tasting, all courtesy of local businesses.