Rustic, yet refined, grade II listed Portwood is the ultimate country cottage. Sleeping 8 amongst the bricks and the beams, surrounded by woodland and fields, dog friendly Portwood charms with its clean aesthetic and expansive landscape views. Put your feet up and enjoy the view or venture out and explore the best of the Sussex countryside.
Our only estate property not behind the Lydhurst gates, Portwood, which was once a gamekeeper’s cottage, is our most discreet house and enjoys total privacy from other estate guests or staff.
Past the pond, through the porch and into the traditional blue boot room with its reclaimed flagstone floor, Portwood shows off its heritage. Downstairs, there is a sitting room with hearth and wood burner, an elegant dining room, and a cozy bedroom/office. Off the sitting room, up one set of stairs, there is a luxurious master bedroom, with reading nook and bathroom suite with free standing bath. A second set of stairs, from the dining room, leads to a spacious sitting room landing, and two further bedrooms including a family room with a built-in bunk. This spacious layout offers great privacy and especially suites a group of friends or family with older children.
A beautifully renovated historic property, complete with a contemporary glass, metal, and oak kitchen extension, with the woods on your doorsteps and fields behind you, Portwood really is the perfect escape.
The views from the kitchen, the tongue and groove panelling in the boot room and peaceful courtyard with the lavender lined paths.
About the property
Shower room/ WC
Wood burner supplied with estate logs
Eat in kitchen-diner
Bedroom/study with single daybed
Board games and well stocked bookshelves
Landing reception room
Master suite with kingsize bed
Bathroom with freestanding bath and separate shower enclose
Bedroom with kingsize bed and freestanding bath
Family bedroom with double bed and built in single bunk bed
Outdoor dining table and chairs
Ample space for parking
Portwood is our village cottage, away from the bustle of the larger Lydhurst estate. It is our most private property, surrounded only by fields and a large pond. However, we offer all Portwood guests full access to the wider estate with a gate fob and a full estate map.
During your stay at Portwood, we invite and encourage you to explore the beautiful landscape at Lydhurst. Take a stroll across the wild meadows to the lookout, relax in the meditation garden, enjoy a picnic under a gentleman oak tree or go for a morning run amongst the bluebells.
Our games room is open to all guests, complete with an American pool table, a vintage ping pong table, regulation darts and a croquet set to use outside. You will find a comfy sofa and chairs, games table, board games and puzzles and a great selection of books. There is also a hidden tennis court nestled in an orchard, complete with tennis wall and a basketball hoop.
Parlour Breakfast Caddies
With yoghurt, granola, croissants and cooked breakfast items, Parlour can provide a tasty breakfast box to your door. Simply follow the easy instructions to finish cooking. Order in advance.
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What our guests say
One of the best places my group of friends have stayed! Absolutely beautiful location and property. Everything was perfect, from the perfectly presented bedrooms, well kitted kitchen, warm deco and cosy fire. We highly recommend this place for a big group who want a peaceful getaway!
Lydhurst is a wonderful place for three generations to enjoy special time together. There’s lots of space and activities for all age groups. Hope to come back!
Fantastic stay celebrating my wife's 30th birthday with friends and family! Would highly recommend.