YHA South Downs is a refurbished Sussex farmhouse and barn buildings in a great location right on the South Downs Way, just a short stroll along a country lane from Southease Railway station. The buildings themselves are packed full of original features – you might visit the disused dairy farm or be lucky enough to have a stone window setting in your room! Surrounded by the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park, the site stands in extensive grounds, ideal for exploring by experienced or budding naturalists – or just a place to relax and unwind.
Caburn Cottages are a group of eight holiday cottages built using local brick and flint, on the site of our former cowsheds. Our cottages are attractively furnished and equipped to a high standard.
The cottages comprise between one and three bedrooms, each with a kitchen/lounge and a bathroom. They are are double-glazed and well-insulated, and have an area of lawn outside with garden furniture.
The Ram Inn has been at the heart of the vibrant farming community of Firle for over five hundred years. The rambling old brick and flint building has three main rooms, each with its own open fire lit every day between October and April. The old stable and coach house have been converted into a private dining room and outside ‘farmers bar’, and our splendid flint-walled garden is perfect for peaceful summer supping under the greengage trees. They have 5 quirky, individual rooms above the pub.
Housedean Farm Campsite is located on a working farm, within the South Downs National Park between Lewes and Brighton in East Sussex.
While they offer a traditional, basic camping experience, they also want you to be comfortable throughout your stay and therefore provide modern facilities with rustic open air hot showers.
Cobbe Place Farm Shepherds Hut is situated on a farm tucked in beneath the South Downs. The Shepherds Hut at Cobbe Place Farm offers the perfect opportunity for a secluded break, with awe-inspiring views of the South Downs.
Fully equipped, the Hut is fitted with heating via a log burning stove, electric lighting, a cool box, gas hob, a waterless eco loo and power shower with unlimited hot water. Situated close to Glynde & Firle, it is ideally located for flying off the South Downs or Mount Caburn and is the ultimate in luxury camping.
Little Norlington Barn offers luxury accommodation with views of the South Downs on a tranquil country lane near Ringmer village. Stay in one of two oak-beamed bedrooms in the 18 th -century barn, each of which is up its own private staircase, or the contemporary Milking Parlour in the grounds. You can expect sumptuous goose down duvet and pillows, high thread count pure cotton bed linen, plenty of fluffy white towels and luxury British-made toiletries. Generous breakfasts, which include homemade granola and organic bread, should set you up for a day of flying. There’s also space to store any equipment you have
Glynde Place Pop-up Campsite is a one-off campsite in the beautiful private parkland of Glynde Place, Glynde in the heart of the South Downs National Park. It’s the first and only time you will be able to camp in the parkland. A simple, peaceful, tent only campsite with spacious, free to choose pitches, hot showers, mobile toilets and washing up facilities. Crepes and wood-fired pizzas are on site most Friday and Saturday evenings. You can pre-order your camping grocery treats from the village shop and pick up on route to the campsite and book an afternoon tea from the village tea-room. The village also has a mobile fish and chip van on Thursday evenings in the recreational car park. The campsite is only a 5-minute drive to Fly Sussex and a 5-minute walk to Glynde Station. Open from 2 July – 31st August.
A luxury off-grid beautifully converted American School Bus less than 3 miles from Fly Sussex, just a short drive or bike ride. Skoolie Stays sleeps 2 to 4 guests, is wonderfully comfortable and spacious, and will give you a break to remember. The design throughout is delightful, with clever features and beautiful detail everywhere. Located on nearby Firle Estate, at the foot of the South Downs she is a quirky addition to this stunning part of the country. You’ll have your creature comforts whilst on board too. A king size master bed, a full kitchen with gas burner, a tiled bathroom with shower and toilet, and a large comfy sofa right in front of the log burner – wonderful!
Skoolie Stays’ owners, along with their two sons, spent a year living in a ‘Skoolie’ in America, driving 14.000 miles and pondering how they would design their own when they returned to the UK. One glance at the interior of this lovely vehicle and you know they got it right. Great pubs and attractions are nearby, but whatsmore, when you are relaxing at the bus, you can gaze up at the very hills you may be flying with us from!