Dive off the deck into your private lake, watch the water from the bath or the sofa by the woodburner, relax in the peace of a National Park
Ditchling Cabin is the embodiment of the words, “idyllic lakeside retreat”. Just you and whoever you brought along, alone by a private lake and free to canoe on it, fish in it, jump into it and swim in it. There’s a BBQ outside and seating on the deck and even an outdoor shower to encourage you to live outdoors as much as possible, but inside, the kitchen and the lounge have lake views through the folding glass frontage and the roll top bath upstairs looks down the length of the water. Whether you’re lying on the sofa with the woodburner crackling, you’ve bust out the board games or you’re just making breakfast, the sights and sound of the lake are always with you.
It’ll be hard to leave the sanctuary of the cabin, but day trips down to the beach at Brighton or the vineyards of Ditchling or Albourne https://albourneestate.co.uk/ might tempt you out and the South Down National Park offers some great walking and cycling. Local shops and farms (try Mac’s for great organic eggs) or there are lovely country pubs such as the Bull in Ditchling if you feel like eating out.
One Emperor Size double bed in the upstairs bedroom, two bunk-beds off the main living room downstairs
The cabin has one large and cozy downstairs room with kitchen/diner/sitting room and log burner. This is also where the bunk beds are. There is a downstairs loo. Upstairs in a large double bed, with freestanding bath tub and wash-basin.
The cabin is based on a private lake in the South Downs National Park. There is a large deck, firepit, barbecue and access to the lake with boats, canoe and paddle board - and a hot outdoor shower
- Cooking hob
- Linen provided
- Bath towels provided
- Bedding provided
- Cot/ Travel cot
- Hair dryer
- High chair
- Coffee machine
- Dining area
- Smoke Detectors
- Carbon Monoxide Detector
- Board games / puzzles
- Private garden
- Boat mooring
- Patio / Decking
- Garden dining furniture
- Hot tub/Jacuzzi
- Designated/ Private parking
- Personal meet & greet available
- Free parking
- Wood burning stove
- Pool or beach towels
- Pets allowed
- Hand sanitiser
- Countryside views
Bring swimming costumes to swim in the lake, torch and wellies in the winter
There are also wetsuits to use if the water is chilly!
Please supervise children at all times around the lake
Firewood for wood-burner and fire pit supplied
Mobile phone signal. WiFi
Teas. Coffee Pods, Hot Chocolate, Salt and Pepper
Gas BBQ - all BBQ equipment and fuel supplied
Cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils provided
Bath and swimming towels and dressing gowns provided
Board games including Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble and cards
Rowing boat, raft, canoe and paddle board
Children’s books and toys
Blue Tooth Speaker
For an additional guest fee you can pitch a small tent in the garden for extra guests
The property is accessible by wheelchair, with downstairs loo, outside shower ( hot) and bed ( bunk bed) on the ground floor. It's a long distance from car park to cabin - but we can give people lifts in a utility vehicle.
- No parties
- No smoking
Sleeps 4 (+0) 2 Bedroom(s) Whole house Wifi
Check-in begins at 15:00.
You will be asked to check-out before 11:00.
Prices from £350 - £550 (Nightly).
Ditchling Cabin, Underhill Lane, Hassocks, BN6 9PL
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The cabin is not accessible by car - you have to walk about 5 minutes from the car park to the cabin. On arrival and departure we can help you with your bags in our electric off-road vehicle.
A SatNav might take you about ½ mile short of the car park, so try using this Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/n8uDzcmW7Xk
On the day, please text with your arrival time (check in is only possible from 2pm onwards). When you arrive we will come to meet you in the car park, which is a 5 minute walk to the cabin.
By car: If you are travelling from Brighton, take London road north until you get to the A273 towards Clayton. Take the second right on Clayton Hill road onto Underhill Lane and your destination is on the right.
By public transport: If you get a train to Hassocks, a taxi journey is only 6 minutes to the cabin.
- Free parking (outdoor)
There is a car park in the lane. There is parking for maximum 2 cars.
- Horse riding
- Swimming (Outdoor)
- Cycle paths
- Shops [2 miles]
- Supermarket [2 miles]
- Express supermarket [2 miles]
- Bar / Pub [2 miles]
- Café [2 miles]
- Museum [2 miles]
Food & Drink, Local shops
There is a Waitrose supermarket in nearby Burgess Hill, as well as a Tesco Burgess Hill. There is also a Budgens and a Sainsburys Local down the road in Hassocks.
The Mac's Farm in Ditchling sells amazing organic eggs! On Thursday's the Sussex Peasant sell local produce from their converted horse box behind the church in Ditchling.
Places to eat:
Bull and White Horse in Ditchling
Ginger Fox in Albourne
Jolly Sportsman in East Chiltington
Green Welly Cafe in Ditchling
The Griffin in Fletching
We recently stayed at Ditchling Cabin for a well overdue, relaxing weekend away and had the most incredible time - and so I wanted to send a quick review.
From start to finish, the experience was 10/10. Especially the kindness and hospitality shown by Char, our host, who went above and beyond to make our stay as special and comfortable as it could be. She even let me borrow her wellies for the weekend, as I turned up slightly under prepared!
Pre-arrival communication was impressive, the cabin itself was stunning - with a very warm welcome and everything you could need for a relaxing weekend away. Location was stunning, with lots of privacy and a whole lake to yourself! The bed was heavenly, with beautiful views over the lake to wake up to.
Cannot express how much of a lovely weekend we had, and we will definitely be back!
Myk & Olly x
- 14 Dec 2020Ditchling Cabin Anonymous guest
I am reluctant to write this review as I fear the cabin will get booked up! It’s already fully booked for the Summer. We had a wonderful time even though we stayed during storm Dennis! The location is perfect especially for your dog as they can roam off lead as it is fenced. The cabin inside was well equipped and had the most comfortable 8ft bed and a dreamy bath tub. We didn’t get to go on the water because of the storm which is why we really need to go back in better weather.
- 15 Feb 2020Ditchling Cabin Anonymous guest
The photos, although amazing, do not do it justice. We were there for my husbands birthday and both instantly relaxed. It was an amazing feeling having the lake as our private playground. The details were incredible from the invigorating outside shower, the luxury of an 8ft bed, roll top bath with an incredible view. We have already booked to go back next year! A reminder of what life is about!
- 20 Jun 2019Ditchling Cabin Anonymous guest