Cabins and Castles is a handpicked collection of holiday homes in and around Sussex and Kent, from beach boltholes on the Sussex coast to hidden lodges in the quintessentially English countryside, Cabins and Castles selects the properties to ensure guests are comfortable in their home away from home.
The holiday homes range from larger family homes to cosy and romantic lodges, cabins and shepherd’s huts. Most recently, Cabins and Castles has welcomed ‘Little Whispers’ to the portfolio, an exquisitely designed, immaculately styled retreat in the South Downs village of Lodsworth, an ideal base to cosy up in front of the fire after a day exploring Cowdray Park, home of the Polo.
Everywhere the host’s brilliant eye for colour and detail is apparent; rich, vibrant Farrow & Ball hues are offset by cool, calm greys and off-whites. The grey Shaker kitchen is accessorised with glamorous gold-toned handles, and the generous, plum-toned sofas – perfect for relaxing in – are dressed with plenty of cushions in complementary shades, and fluffy throws. Not that you’ll need them, once the cosy wood burner is fired up and roaring.
Little Whispers has been carefully planned with guests’ needs in mind – from the thoughtful selection of cookbooks on the kitchen shelves, luxurious bed linen, selection of books and board games for rainy days, and well-equipped kitchen.
The outside terrace and space is equally dreamy. Although you are conveniently on the edge of a village, you would never know it – the views are of uninterrupted fields, woods, and over to the South Downs. You may even see some deer grazing in the field below the house on quiet mornings.
Add delicious breakfast supplies (including, by prior arrangement, the owner’s own homemade sourdough!), an excellent village pub just a couple of minutes’ walk away, and all of the beauty of the South Downs on your doorstep – and you may find you never want to leave.