Welcome to The Hovel at Housedean

For the last 100 years, the Hovel at Housedean has been used as an animal barn but it has now been lovingly converted into a boutique self catering holiday cottage. 

Located on a working farm in the South Downs National Park, we are situated just outside Lewes and a few miles from Brighton.

The Hovel is an excellent base from which to explore the beautiful South Downs, with easy access by car, bus or bike. There are amazing walks on the doorstep along the South Downs Way, the coast is a short drive away and all the attractions of Lewes and Brighton are a short journey by pedal, bus or car.

Inside The Hovel



The Hovel is a large, light, one bedroomed holiday cottage sleeping 2 adults and a baby / child.

In converting the barn, we have retained all the lovely old oak beams and some of the original flint wall. 



The bedroom has a super king sized bed dressed in a feather and down duvet  and organic cotton sheets.

There is a travel cot for little people and a small single camp bed is available by request. There is plenty of hanging and storage space for your clothes and bags too.



The large bathroom has a separate walk-in rain shower, a rolltop free standing bath and large organic cotton towels. There is underfloor heating to keep your toes warm and also lovingly made local soap.



The well equipped, light filled kitchen we hope has everything you will need for cooking and a dishwasher to help you clear up afterwards. There is also a washing machine/tumble dryer and a dining table to seat 4 people.

We also supply a hamper full of local and sustainable produce.

Living Room


The cosy living room (open plan with the kitchen) has a comfy sofa and armchair and views of the garden and fields beyond - you may even see a cow or horse grazing! There are large bi-folding doors that fully open onto a patio area. There is also a wood burning stove for the winter months. 

There is Wi-Fi and a Smart television should you wish to use either.



The Hovel has a patio area over looking fields. It has seats for your morning coffee, a dining table that seats four and a BBQ to cook your evening supper on.


The Hovel at Housedean is supported by the Rural Development Programme for England, part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.