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. 

We love…

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

Ground floor

Boot/utility room 

Washing machine  


Shower room/ WC 

Sitting room  

Wood burner supplied with estate logs 

Roberts radio 

Dining/reception room 

Eat in kitchen-diner 

Dualit kettle  

Dualit toaster 


Bedroom/study with single daybed 


Bluetooth speaker  

Board games and well stocked bookshelves 

First floor

Landing reception room  

Master suite with kingsize bed 

Reading nook 

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 



Enclosed garden 

Paved courtyard 

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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Gather and Celebrate

A special place to host a big birthday bash, anniversary celebration or wedding after-party.

Our spaces are flexible to allow you to create the perfect party, whether that’s sit-down dining or a casual buffet.

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Our Grounds

Lace up your walking boots and explore the wild meadows, ancient woodland and glistening lakes of Lydhurst.

Look out for some of our magnificent specimen trees, and the butterflies, birds and deer that call Lydhurst home.

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