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! We even have the cafe at The Old Workshop here on the farm with delicious food in a beautiful 16th century barn setting. Please check here for our opening times.

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 and table tennis on this working farm. Free-range chickens roam and the eggs are collected each morning. Our dogs, ‘Pepper’ and ‘Birdie’ 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 again for a glorious week in Sullington!

    Vicky Bailey, July 2020
  • Thank you for a very enjoyable stay. I'll be back!

    Ingrid, July 2020
  • We had a great time and your cottages are beautiful. Full of character! Amazing cakes too. We loved the egg collecting.

    The Hill family, August 2020
  • "..... dripping with cultural heritage"

    Daniel and Amanda
  • Thank you so much for an absolutely magical holiday. The location is so beautiful and peaceful and the cottages just perfect. The children had such a wonderful time, they loved the dogs, egg collecting, tractors and pool. We adults enjoyed seeing them so happy and making the most of the countryside and activities on walks, tractor ride and views.

    The Lant family, August 2020
  • 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 for a wonderful holiday. We all had a lovely time. Delicious cakes and food in the café! Milly says thank you for the egg collecting. And as always we loved the pool.

    The Hurry family, August 2020
  • Thanks again for a wonderful, memorable family holiday....your farm is beautiful!

    Faye, Tim and the whole 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
  • Thank you so much for such an enjoyable stay - we've managed to fit in a bit of everything in a few days. Will certainly will be recommending Byre Cottages to other friends!

    Kieran, September 2020
  • "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
  • 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
  • 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 and family
  • Many many thanks for letting us use your wonderful workshop cafe for his celebration of life. Being able to use it allowed us to share time together with friends. Actually, it was like a big hug since he enjoyed the view with a cup of coffee.

    Pegi, September 2020
  • 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
  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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!

  • I just wanted to thank you for your warm welcome when we visited Sullington.  Everyone seemed to really enjoy their afternoon and to be appreciative of your hospitality and of the time you spent explaining about the restoration work. We all wished we could take the beautiful view of the Downs home with us ….

    Billingshurst Wednesday Group
  • Dear Gail and Grahame, Thank you very much. We had a wonderful time in your cottage. We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and would love to come back again. Steff

  • Year 3 and staff absolutely loved our time with you last week and once again, are indebted to your warmth and generosity.  

    Windlesham School
  • Thank you, once again for a lovely peaceful stay at your beautiful cottages. Be seeing you. Carol & NIck

    Carol & Nick
  • All the family had a wonderful holiday, thank you. I will get back to you re our next visit.

  • Thank you SO much for a delicious lunch.  The members were very happy and many have vowed to visit again with family and friends at the weekends when you are open.

    Sara, South Downs National Park Authority
  • Ryan and I want to take time to thank you for the most perfect venue for our wedding! Thank you for your hospitality!  We truly had the best weekend spent at Sullington Manor, the weather couldn't have been better and the surroundings were just beautiful.

    Emma & Ryan
  • Just a little note to say, once more, thank you for everything.  We had such a wonderful wedding and everyone's been gushing about how amazing the barn is, for days! We only wish we could do it all over again. Give our love to Pepper & Digby and we hope to be back in the South Downs again very soon.

    Cherlynn & Tim
  • You have become a special friend to us. I can't thank you enough for your thoughtfulness to Paul. He did enjoy being here. He also enjoyed being able to sit in the cafe "after hours". Being here has improved his thinking. It made a great difference here and with longtime friends. We did enjoy our getaway.

    Pegi and Paul
  • Sullington is a truly special place and we felt so lucky to bring all our loved ones together there for our wedding day!

    Emma and Neil, 2021
  • "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
  • 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 and family
  • They all loved their stay so much that they want to come back at half term as well as in August!

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in spite of the inclement weather.

    Frits, Jennifer & family
  • Thanks for everything, Gail and Grahame and the cleaners! Easily the nicest accomodation I've stayed at in 9 international harvests.

  • My husband and I visited the cafe at noon today and were delighted by the quality and the choice of fare. Given the cooler weather and lockdown we greatly appreciated your initiative and service in opening at this time.

    Valerie and Mark Raes
  • At the cosy little cafe we shared the cheese platter, followed by the butternut squash soup each and then shared a slice of coffee cake. The food was excellent and would call again.

    Dave T
  • Terrific - really very good. Thoroughly recommended.

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