The Woodland Cabins are situated high on a hill next to the gorgeous village of Alfriston. It's located within the South Downs National Park and on the South Downs Way, set in small private woods. With the ability to cook outside using our firepits, relax under the stars in a hammock, create a den, create your own treasure hunt and look for different types of wildlife, there is something for everyone!
The two cabins are a beautiful retreat experience that portray the natural south coast countryside, surrounded by trees, high on a hill with views of the Cuckmere river. Within a short drive to the seaside and magnificent Seven Sisters, Brighton, Lewes, Eastbourne & Royal Tunbridge Wells. The South Downs National Park is such a unique and special place for wildlife and people looking to have a break away from London too!
This is the first season (April to September) to experience our new tree tent and hammock within the woods we are offering this to guests who book the cabin(s) as an opportunity to feel immersed in nature, listen to the birds singing, lifting your feet off the ground and feel the wind between your toes.
The tree tent sleeps up to 3 people (no pets) and facilities of the cabin will be shared giving you the opportunity to make your stay more special with friends and family, or stay with children for a unique experience in nature. The tree tent should be used by those over age 5 years and children must always be accompanied by an adult.
We are also letting everyone know that we are in a quiet residential area to ensure we maintain the peace and tranquillity of your break with us.
Bring your sleeping bag, pillow and towels to snuggle up with nature under the stars. The list or reasons are endless and be sure to make a wish if you see a shooting star!!
The cabins are open all year - a great place to explore with children, dog friendly, a romantic night away, special occasions, mountain bikers, paragliders, canoeists, star gazers, painters or why not rent both of our cabins with friends! We have lovely woodburners in the cabins for those cozy nights in, or hire a firepit and sit under the stars. Many of our visitors walk or cycle to our cabins and then continue on and complete part or all of the South Downs Way. We also have an electric car charging point and are working towards becoming carbon-neutral. If you would like to travel via train, we've partnered up with a local taxi company and happy to arrange pick you up from local train stations for a fixed fee.
Buses are #126 bus from Berwick - Alfriston - Seaford Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays only
# 25 bus from Eastbourne - Alfriston - Lewes, Saturdays.
South Downs Way Bridleway paths; Alfriston 17C, Seaford 16 and Alfriston 23A if you would like to walk.
A useful link to all our European and International friends;
We are delighted to share a wonderful blog from James Ratchford which really captures the local area. A snippet of some really fantastic photographs and one of many reasons to visit the South Downs, an area of outstanding beauty.
Why I visit the Cuckmere Valley to take Landscape Photographs
The South Downs
Being neighbours with Rathfinny Wine Estate, you're never too far away from a good bottle of wine. Why not try one of their wine tasting tours. Or if beer is more your thing, the Long Man Brewery is in nearby Litlington. They also do deliveries!
The local village store in Waterloo Square has plenty to offer, with a delicatessan at the rear of the shop. There are plenty of quaint venues for afternoon tea or a spot of lunch, try Badgers Tea Rooms. Much Ado Books store is a best seller too and open every day 11 - 5pm with plenty of choice for everyone.
The village also has a great variety of traditional pubs and restaurants such as The George Inn, Ye Olde Smugglers Inne. Alternatively you can walk by the river along to the Plough & Harrow at Litlington. If you are looking for a more formal restaurant Rathfinny, The Star, Deans Place and The Wingrove won't disappoint.
Other local amenities include:
We are very excited to collaborate with local photograper Sally Bellett, who has some remarkable pictures of the local area. All Sally's work can be viewed and ordered using the below links;
Website - www.SalBelphotography.com
Facebook - SalBel Photography @salbalphotos
Email - SalBelPhotography@gmail.com
We are also proud to collaborate with a wonderful charity and local businesses........