It’s been almost 10 years since I last ventured to East Sussex and and it was wonderful to rediscover some of its hidden independent gems, spectacular scenery and quaint market towns, all rich in history. But the best part was our magical hideaway home. A mix of rustic cabin and modern cosy retreat, it struck a perfect balance between rough and comforting, highlighting the authentic beauty of natural materials with an unfussy aesthetic that instantly made us feel at home.
The cabin is part of a countryside farm but is totally secluded away in green woodlands and we didn’t see another soul on-site during our stay, except when we wandered up the track to the beautiful old farm shop and cafe for provisions. We filled our days with countryside strolls and pub lunches, popping into Rye a couple of times to explore its brilliant independents. Back home, the cabin had everything you could possibly want and need for a stay – and things we didn’t even expect, like organic toiletries and a fridge filled with delicious local breakfast provisions! We’re already planning our return! Sarah x
Images by Holly Farrier, Kitty Wheeler-Shaw and Sarah de Vere-Drummond