Sussex South Downs
Bed and Breakfast

Set in some of the loveliest locations, these Sussex South Downs Bed and Breakfast Guest Houses offer stunning views and a warm welcome. The owners have an intimate knowledge and love of the South Downs just north of Brighton, while providing beautiful accommodation at most reasonable prices. Visiting further east in the county? Click here for Bed and Breakfast in Lewes

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Walk out into the leafy country lanes of rural Sussex from the White Barn, or from the charming house in the heart of the village, which belongs to Jane Skelton; follow the signposts up onto Lodge Hill, from where you get lovely views over the rooftops of Ditchling, towards the South Downs. At dawn on 1st May each year the Ditchling Morris dance on the top of Lodge Hill to welcome the summer.

From Lodge Hill you can walk North West along the ridge towards Oldland Mill, which is an old wooden Post Mill dating from 1704. Oldlands Mill is the subject of 25 year restoration project undertaken by a group of local volunteers.

... all this within twenty minutes walk of your Sussex South Downs Bed and Breakfast cottage base!

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From both South Cottage and the White Barn you can wander to the historic High Street of Ditchling, admire its ancient buildings, visit the unique museum, which is currently being re- furbished, and eat at any number of pubs and coffee shops or tea rooms.

These particular Sussex South Downs Bed and Breakfast Guest Houses have been selected because of their character and setting, as well as the excellent accommodation that they provide.

Should you have any difficulty finding a suitable b&b that is available in Ditchling, please use my Contact us form, as we are occasionally able to offer accommodation and we live in a very quiet spot not far from both the village and the Downs.

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Directions to the Sussex South Downs Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the Ditchling area.




The first night we stayed in Sussex, over a decade ago - we were struck by the peace at night and the lack of light pollution. The sky over the South Downs is wide and brilliant; on midnight walks up to the Beacon you can sometimes see shooting stars.

What a contrast it was to our noisy life in the city! We were hooked! Within a year we'd moved here.

These Sussex South Downs Bed and Breakfast Guest Houses are each based in, or on the edge of one of the historic Downland villages or hamlets. They have their regular clients - families holidaying in Sussex, couples here for a romantic weekend break, ramblers, golfers, horse-riders and walkers, who have all fallen in love with this very special part of the Sussex South Downs.

You are spoilt for choice! When looking for Sussex Accommodation remember that these Sussex South Downs guest houses provide a wonderful 'home-from-home' from which you can explore this stunning corner of Southern England.

Check out the BBC films on this beautiful part of southern England.
If you cannot visit the Sussex South Downs just yet, or come to this very English village in person, why not have a look at the section about the acclaimed series of films set in and around Ditchling and made by resident film-maker, Luke Holland? You can also purchase the full series or just a couple of the films from this part of the site.

Visit Bed and Breakfast Guest Houses in the Lewes area
The old market town of Lewes is one of the most attractive towns in Sussex. Set on a hill on the edge of the Sussex South Downs, Lewes has a rich history, some magnificent old buildings and a range of appealing shops, pubs and restaurants. Lewes would make a great destination for a weekend Spring break and a delightful base for a wonderful Sussex holiday.

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