The Well House

Danehill, Sussex
  • 2
  • 1
  • Pet Friendly

Quirky and unique with stylish handpicked decor. In its wonderful rural location with very little light pollution, stargazing is a must!

  • 1000s of acres of Ashdown Forest on your doorstep
  • A perfect bolt hole for two
  • Gardens galore nearby, from Sissinghurst to Great Dixter and lots more.

About The Well House

This wonderful newly renovated self-catering Sussex holiday cottage was recently featured on Radio 4. Situated on the edge of the Sussex village of Danehill, just a short drive from both the Ashdown Forest, home of Winnie the Pooh and the historic town of Lewes, is the perfect place to base either a short stay or longer summer holiday. Beautifully furnished throughout, The Well House is a charming holiday cottage. This self catering holiday home in Sussex is full of traditional features including wooden flooring and large windows which overlook countryside and allow the light to flood into the room.

This luxury holiday cottage is furnished with a lovely selection of new and original antique pieces which add to the charm. A special feature of this holiday home in Sussex is the large open plan sitting and dining room, with French doors opening onto the surrounding fields, and a large comfortable L shaped sofa provide the perfect place to relax and enjoy the ambiance of The Well House.

The bedroom area in this Sussex holiday cottage is particularly memorable as you enter the open bedroom via a Heidi style ladder deal for a romantic getaway! Nestled in the eaves of this ancient building you can survey the whole property below. Decorated to provide a calm and peaceful environment, with quality fittings and crisp linen, your stay at The Well House will be truly memorable.

This romantic holiday cottage, in the most glorious setting, on the edge of the picturesque village of Danehill, has been converted mindful of peace and tranquility. Perfect for writers, artists or anyone needing a bit of space away from the world, this enchanting retreat is available throughout the year and provides wonderful self catering holiday accommodation in Sussex. The Well House originally housed horses who pumped the water up from well, which still exists under the building! The cottage offers many traditional features including fabulous wooden floors, a wood burning stove and spectacular views.


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"Had a lovely stay, the house really was delightful."

September 2014

"It was a great experience for us to book the lovely Shepherds Huts in Danehill, but it was more exciting to find out that “The Well House” was the direct way to paradise. We loved the amazing interior and the relaxing time there. Thank you for the great offer to join both!"

August 2014

"Cosy cottage for two, would go again!"

May 2014

"Cosy getaway!! We had a fantastic stay at The Well House. It was beautifully designed and decorated and a really unique cottage to stay in."

March 2013

"A perfect retreat – exactly what we were looking for after a full on Christmas. The cottage was cosy, quirky and beautifully decorated. Loved the feeling of isolation as well. We will definitely be back for both summer and winter getaways. Thanks for everything! PS. Thanks also for the pub recommendations – The Coach and Horses in Danehill and The Griffin in Fletching were both lovely and had great food."

Laura and Keith January 12

"A lovely peaceful delightfully cosy retreat with wonderful welcoming hosts!"

Stephanie and Christopher December 12

What makes this area
So special...

You would not believe you are only 42 miles from London! Near to this luxury holiday cottage in Sussex are a good selection of pubs and lovely walks both through the local Sussex villages and in the stunning area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that edges this Sussex village. With plenty of things to do in the local area your holiday will be full of fun. If you like the outdoors, there are many good walks to discover with footpaths taking you through some lovely woods and meadows.

Property details

The Well House: sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom, parking

Ground Floor

Open plan sitting dining room with sofa.

Kitchen with electric oven, hob, extractor fan, dishwasher, washing machine.

Shower Room

First Floor

Loft area (sleeps 2) 1 double mattress 

NB: there are not stairs to sleeping area, access by ladder. Not suitable for the less abled


There is direct access to public footpaths and miles of countryside on your doorstep for you to enjoy.

What you need to know

Cot and Highchair available upon request

Pets are considered - please speak to a member of the booking team upon enquiry

Guests are requested to take their rubbish with them on check out.  Failure to do no will result in a £20 surcharge being applied

This holiday cottage does not have Wifi

Due to the bed area being the in mezzanine level,  there is restricted head height in this area

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