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Family Owned Holiday Cottages & Barn Venue in Sussex

Driving down Sullington Lane to Byre Cottages is like travelling back in time.  If you are looking to escape the hurly burly, this beautiful countryside surrounding and the sense of peace of this ancient hamlet is really rewarding. Yet the shops, pubs and cafes of Storrington are less than five minutes away, Brighton, Chichester and the coast are only half an hour and London is an hour and a half – these holiday cottages have the best of all worlds!

Grahame is the third generation of the Kittle family to farm at Sullington. Grahame’s grandfather, Ivan, bought the farm from the Hecks family in 1951. Grahame’s father John and his wife, Susan, converted the original Victorian stables which were previously hen houses to holiday accommodation in 1990. Grahame, a Chartered Surveyor, returned with his family, to work with his father in 1993 and continues to farm at Sullington.

Susan, Grahame, Gail and their daughters, Lizzy and Anna, extend an especially warm welcome to all who stay in Byre Cottages.

Holiday visitors can enjoy country walks, lovely surroundings, an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, table tennis and outdoor toys including Wendy House on this working farm. Free-range chickens roam and the eggs are collected each morning. Our dogs, ‘Digby’ and ‘Pepper’, are a highlight of many holidays here!

Thee countryside around Byre Cottages is outstanding and a short walk takes you to the South Downs Way with beautiful views over the Sussex Weald and to the English Channel.

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The barn was repaired in 2013 with financial assistance and historical advice from Natural England. The barn has a new lease of life as a wedding venue!

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Sullington Manor Farm – an irresistible location for filming and photo-shoots. If you are interested in using Sullington Manor Farm as a film or photography location please get in touch.

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In 2015 we were delighted to receive the news of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant award. ‘Saving Sullington’s Heritage’ repaired this prestigious 500 year old barn which now houses an exhibition and a café.

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Nestled amongst the farm buildings is the ancient church of St Mary’s, Sullington.  A beautiful, historic, well-loved church with a vibrant, busy community …..

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Wadey,
  • 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
  • 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 Wadey, Stable Antiques
  • 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 Jarman
  • Thank you very much for all your help both with Kellie and Rich’s wedding and our holiday afterwards. The barn made such a perfect venue for the wedding. We enjoyed our relaxing week in the cottages, enjoying the weather and the pool.

    Jan and Clive Morris
  • Thank you – the barn looked absolutely stunning and exactly what we wanted.  We had an amazing time.

    Alex and Andrew
  • We cannot thank you enough for our perfect day…Many, many thanks.

    Rebecca and Ali
  • 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
  • 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 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!!  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 Ashworth
  • Thanks again for a wonderful, memorable family holiday....your farm is beautiful!

    Faye, Tim and the whole family
  • Last night was a wonderful evening, thank you all so much.  Lots of very happy comments…

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

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

    Harri and Eliot
  • 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!

  • 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 Roxie Lewis,
  • "We had a lovely stay at your farm and appreciated the tour on Wednesday, even in the rain.Thank you and goodbye!" Paul and Coby

    Paul & Coby
  • "The interactive table is great and the boys loved it which meant I was able to enjoy my coffee in peace - bonus! Congratulations again, the barn is stunning!"   Kris

    The Cafe at the Old Workshop
  • Just  a note to say a big thank you for the wonderful stay at 2 Byre Cottage in April.  We all enjoyed ourselves.  Theo loved collecting the eggs.  We all got back to Ireland safely.  We would love to stay again sometime.  Thanks again!

    Simon Clark
  • I had such a relaxed time in the cottage, much needed.  You live in a very special place and I hope to come again.  I may even allow my husband to come with me next time! Good wishes, Carole.

    Carole Edden
  • Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful farm with us for our wedding.  We cannot express how much it means to us to have been able to create such magical and precious memories. Sullington Manor Farm will always hold a very special place in our hearts and we thank you wholeheartedly for your generous hospitality.

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