Sheffield Park Lodge

Uckfield, Sussex

Down little lanes in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a bolthole, small but perfectly formed and ideal for lovers and walkers


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


Imagine your own little studio space – private and secluded behind a wicker fence and a wildflower hedge – in private grounds next to a National Trust estate. Sally, who lives in the main house, has renovated the gamekeeper’s lodge perfectly. There are painted beams and a brightly rugged floor, a sweet galley kitchen and a duck egg-blue dresser, 18th-century flowers on papered walls and a delicious double bed. It’s stylish, creative and quirky, and the big old original fireplace holds a wood-burner that belts out the heat. Then there’s the bathroom, snug but cleverly designed, with a bath and a rainfall shower. You get logs on the house, a moka pot for fresh brews and books to guide you to all the best places; you could hardly be cosier and you can eat inside and out. Explore the Ashdown Forest and the South Downs National Park, find culture at Glyndebourne, history at Charleston, and cream teas in the gardens of neighbouring Sheffield Park. Lovely Lewes is a 20-minute drive; Fletching is five minutes; if you fancy a fireside drink or an atmospheric meal, then head straight for the Griffin Inn.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.


Nightly price
from £50
Weekly price
from £275
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 Cottage for 2
From £501 bed1 bedroom


Excellent place, would highly recommend, so quiet and romantic and a great weekend away, my husband loved the BBQ!

Katie, St albans

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sally Mayhew

  • Ashdown Forest and the South Downs provide literally miles of amazing walks and bike trails.
  • Sheffield Park Gardens, a National Trust property, are a horticultural work of art formed through centuries of landscape design and Wakehurst Place is the country estate for the Royal Botannic Gardens, Kew. Both are beautiful to see.
  • Nearby historic Lewes has so much to see, including the castle, Charleston, Anne of Cleves House, the Priory Ruins, Pells Pools, Monk's House (Virginia Woolf's retreat), Southover Grange Gardens as well as Cliffe High Street's run of great antique shops.
  • The famous Bluebell Railway is just round the corner providing 11 miles of heritage rail line and magnificent steam engines, running services from Sheffield Park to East Grinstead, via Horsted Keynes and Kingscote.
  • We are blessed with so many wonderful pubs near us, including The Griffin in Fletching, The Coach & Horses in Danehill, The Jolly Sportsman in East Chiltington and The Ram at Firle.