The Kittle family are delighted that visitors from all over the world come to holiday in Byre Cottages. We are proud that many return time and time again for cottage holidays in the beautiful Sussex countryside; for magnificent views of the South Downs, tranquillity, terrific walking country, the convenience of the central Sussex location and, we hope, for our friendly welcome!

Our visitors often send us reviews after their holiday.

Love this place! I have been visiting from New Zealand yearly for the last 7 or 8 years. Everyone is so friendly and helpful.

Jackie Brown


Wonderful place for a family visit. The kids already miss Digby, Pepper, the pool and the chickens! I hope to be back soon.

Tim Franklin and the family


I feel very lucky to have found this little gem of a place. A 20 minute drive from Brighton and you feel like you’re in the middle of nowhere. Absolute bliss – 500 acres of beautiful farmland.

Paul McNulty


Thank you for another wonderful stay! And for rescuing our shopping when we arrived so late. See you next year!

Emma, Dan and the family


Many thanks again, we have loved it here!

Penelope, Nick, Oscar and Tobias


Thanks again for a wonderful, memorable family holiday….your farm is

Faye, Tim and the whole family


Thank you so much, we have had a lovely time.

Miranda, Martin and Jake


Thank you so much for a really lovely few days. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our time at Sullington, your cottages are really super, just exactly what we like. We look forward to a future visit when I have my new knees and we can do some walking over the downs. We will certainly recommend you to anyone looking for top-class holiday accommodation in Sussex.

Frank and Sharleen


I feel very lucky to have found this little gem of a place…

Paul McNulty


Thank you again for all your hard work and hospitality.  It is a superb venue and you looked after us magnificently… above and beyond!

Kate and Eugene C-G


Thanks very much for having us stay – the place is beautiful.

Tara, Ian, Inish and Joe


We so enjoyed our stay with you, it offered us everything and more! If we find ourselves needing to stay in the area or find an excuse to come again, we will!


Thank you so much for our stay in your lovely cottage. It has been a lovely week!

Becky, Clara and Lucy


Thank you for the delicious lemon drizzle cake, Gail. It made a lovely birthday cake. And – thank you for the wonderfully peaceful stay in no. 4, we couldn’t believe our luck!

Carol and Nick Rowe


Just a quick note to thank you both for letting us have the court on bank holiday morning. It was a great success, with 3 of the ‘kids’ (well they’re early 20s but still seem kids to us!) joining in as well and the weather was perfect.

Thank you, too, very much for your delicious home made lemon cake which was consumed rather quickly by the 4 of us!

Roger and Yvonne


This is to thank you and your family for a wonderful holiday on your farm. Everything was first class from the weather to the egg collecting each day. The welcome that was given with homemade cakes was ‘The icing on the cake’! Lovely. We really didn’t want to leave.

Judith Robinson and family


It was great to be back at Byre Cottages this year and lovely to see you too. We would love to book again for next year. Jack is finally getting his wish of staying for (almost) 2 weeks!

Emma Somerville and family


They all loved their stay so much that they want to come back at half term as well as in August!

Rebekah Hardy

Hope you find the cottage as we found it; NICE AND CLEAN AND TIDY. We had a wonderful stay here. Hope we see you again.

Mr and Mrs Garvey


We really enjoyed our weekend at Sullington and appreciate all the help (and cakes) you gave us. The walks were spectacular and the accommodation very comfortable – we had everything we needed. You certainly live in a very special place!

Carol and friends


Really enjoyed the week (despite the weather)! Thanks too for the delicious scones, clotted cream and jam!

Roger and Yvonne.


Thank you for a lovely peaceful setting for our holiday.



Once again thank you so much for such a stunning venue. Everyone who came said what a fantastic setting it was, and I wish you every success with your future weddings. Rebecca and Alastair are just back from their honeymoon and we have seen the photos. They are beautiful and the barn looks gorgeous! We had the most wonderful weekend, made extra special with the use of the pool and barbecues on the Sunday (and of course exceptional weather!)

Diana Smeaton


Thank you so much! The barn was magnificent, I think it upstaged the bride!! So many people remarked on how beautiful it was. We had a fabulous day and your help was invaluable. A perfect setting in every way.

Jo and Tony.


This is the perfect hideaway spot for a group of friends – no reason needed to celebrate great friendship, but we were the lucky recipients of a charitable donation. So huge thanks for your wonderful hospitality and generosity, we all had a fabulous time in your lovely cottages.

Jo and friends


Thank you for your kind hospitality – I’ve really enjoyed my stay. I think I could happily settle in Storrington or the surrounding area, it’s a lovely part of the country.

Jason Foord


We have really enjoyed our second stay at Sullington. We will be back next year!

Wulf Family


Thank you for my stay at Sullington – it’s been a real rest cure for me. I’ve done some lovely walks including the bridal path to Washington last night – the scenery here is breath-takings and I hope to return soon, with a friend.

Anne Grove

Thanks again for your warm welcome and your hospitality! And until next time!

Sjoerd, Heleen and Olivier


Just sat outside cottages before packing to go back to Southport after a wonderful weekend. You should be so proud of this wonderful place. It is just like being on the set of The Darling Buds of May and part of me wants to keep this place a secret for special people who will admire and love it.

The cottage was home from home and the beds were sooo comfortable. You have quietly been there should we need you, and have made my sister, Chris, grateful for your support. Thank you for everything.

(following our first wedding reception held in the newly restored tithe barn)

Diane Spalding


“115 people including three generations had a great time at the barn dance held in Sullington tithe barn on this fabulous working farm. A wonderful 25th wedding anniversary celebration and our extended family and friends really enjoyed our week’s holiday in Byre Cottages too.”

Melanie Noakes


Thank you for making us feel so welcome during our stay on your farm.  We all really enjoyed the facilities and were sad to leave.

Ruth Fitzgerald


A little late, but just wanted to thank you for the wonderful time we had staying at Byre Cottages in July. As with our previous two visits, the boys had a ball. Jack said if we could move all our family over he would like to live there forever! We will definitely be back. Thanks again.

James, Emma, Jack & Jonah Somerville


Dear Grahame and Gail

I am sitting at my desk refreshed and ready to go, despite the fact that I can see there are 125 unanswered e-mails in my in-box!

Thanks so much for one of the most wonderful holidays I have ever had. It was just perfect in every way. It was great to meet you, you are the best hosts, the cottage and surroundings were perfect and I fell in love with the South Downs, which was quite a new area for me.

I really can’t thank you enough. I will definitely be back!

Lots of love from



Thank you so much for yet another lovely stay.  We shall count the days till next May!



It is possible and very beautiful to walk directly from the farm for hours and hours without seeing many cars, so that you can have an idea of England in former days.

When we came, we thought of Sullington manor farm as being a good starting point to many places of interest, but it is worth a trip for itself!

Holscher family


Just to send belated and very many thanks for a really lovely stay. We had a fabulous time, it’s such a beautiful place and perfect for the kids. They loved the farm and all the animals & especially collecting the eggs. We hope to come again! 

Kate and Angus


“Many thanks for a wonderful Easter weekend at your beautiful farm. We all had such a special memorable time, and fell for that part of Sussex, the south downs way and your cosy + historic corner of Storrington.

All our family who visited had such an enjoyable visit and the children’s highlight was feeding the pigs + collecting the eggs with that sweet little basket you lent Allegra.

The cottage was very comfortable and we are so grateful that you lent the fish kettle. The salmon was a success thank goodness + tasted delicious.
We hope to be able to visit again perhaps when the pool is open.
Many thanks,”

Emily and Edward


“Happy Easter and thank you – we had such a fabulous time.  The children loved the farm and the highlight for our youngest was the egg collecting! The frozen food was fabulous and all plates were cleared and thoroughly enjoyed.  It was like an all inclusive holiday to me a proper break from the kitchen and in such beautiful surroundings.  Thanks again!  Best wishes,”

Liz Butler


“Thank you very much for everything – especially for the kind and helpful information.  We enjoyed our stay very much and hope to come back again!  Best wishes,”

Gisa, Andre, Lauvin and Lotte


“Don’t buy eggs before you come! The Sullington eggs are the best we have ever tasted and the children loved the fact they had collected themselves!”

The Jenkins family

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  • A huge thank you for your generosity and assistance in hosting the barn dance in your magnificent tithe barn.

  • Last night was a wonderful evening, thank you all so much.  Lots of very happy comments…

  • What a fabulous time we had at the wedding on Saturday! The setting was amazing and all the guests were very impressed with the venue. A brilliant day was enjoyed by all. So much love, joy and happiness!

  • Thank you!!  Thank you for an amazing wedding venue, for all your help and support and for our beautiful mugs!  Our guests LOVED your barn – we are so grateful for such a beautiful location for our most favourite day – A DREAM!

    Mr and Mrs A
  • Thank you so much.  We had a fabulous evening!  The barn is enough but the weather made it perfect.  The balloon tether was very successful and many had a ride. Please can we come again next year?

    Ian and Laura
  • Gail and Grahame are the most patient, attentive and good hearted venue proprietors you could wish to meet, which would be enough on its own, but they also happen to own a slice of campestral heaven in the Sussex countryside. They and their wonderful premises made our wedding utterly magical, and we cannot thank them enough.

    Ben and Roxe
  • Thank you again for all your patient help in the run up to the wedding. Everyone loved the farm, the church and of course the barn which is stunning. We enjoyed every minute and their wedding was very personal and special.

    Roz and Geoff
  • Thank you for the best few days of our lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing amazing venue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Harri and Eliot
  • Thank you so much for everything. The barn and whole setting was superb and everyone commented on how lovely it was. We all had a lovely time and it was great to spend time with our families over the weekend. Thank you again.

    Mike and Di
  • Thank you for supplying the venue for last Sunday and our Stable Antiques’ Summer Party. We were 34 at the final count and all were most impressed with the barn thinking that it would be ideal for an antiques fair. Once again, a very big ‘thank you’ on behalf of all who thoroughly enjoyed the event.

    Ian, Stable Antiques
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