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Set in West Dean and only 12 km from Eastbourne Pier, Saltmarsh Farmhouse offers accommodation with sea views, free WiFi and free private parking. The property features river and garden views, and is 15 km from Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway Adventure Park. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. Units are complete with a private bathroom, while certain units at the country house also have a seating area. Buffet and à la carte breakfast options with warm dishes, local specialities and fresh pastries are available every morning at the country house. There is a coffee shop, and packed lunches are also available. A bicycle rental service is available at Saltmarsh Farmhouse, while cycling and hiking can be enjoyed nearby. Glyndebourne Opera House is 18 km from the accommodation, while Brighton Marina is 22 km away. The nearest airport is London Gatwick Airport, 68 km from Saltmarsh Farmhouse.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet, Breakfast to go

Free private parking available on-site

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Room type
Number of guests
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 1:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 3:
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 4:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 5:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 6:
2 single beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for West Dean
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Belinda
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Excellent location, room and communal areas were nice and clean.
  • Stephen
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Very friendly staff and superb breakfast and evening meals
  • Jakub
    Poland Poland
    I have been booking hotels through Booking for many years. I always choose small, cosy, boutique places with atmosphere. This time was no different. However, Saltmarsh Farmhouse is unique in every way. A beautiful old house and inside, charming,...
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Managed by Saltmarsh Farmhouse

Company review score: 9.7Based on 142 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

At Saltmarsh Farmhouse we enjoy nothing more than delivering an outstanding guest service and making you feel that you are in home away from home.

Property information

Saltmarsh is a beautiful 16th Century farmhouse with 6 guest rooms and a cafe set in the stunning rural location of the Seven Sisters Country Park. As the only Bed & Breakfast set within the Country Park we are uniquely located to offer the best experience of this area of outstanding natural beauty.

Neighbourhood information

Whether it’s the captivating panoramic view of Seven Sisters cliffs or the UK's highest chalk sea cliff at Beachy Head, this South East coastline of Britain has has provided an exhilarating backdrop to so many movies including the quidditch scenes from Harry Potter - The Goblet of Fire, Atonement, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, to name a few. Stretching nearly 10km, the Seven Sisters form perhaps the most challenging section of the South Downs Way. Whether you are an experienced walker, or simply seeking the famous views of the white chalk cliffs, there are plenty of scenic coastal trails on offer. Headed West, Brighton is just a short bus or car journey away. Pay a visit to witness eccentricity in all its splendour. Just eight miles along the coast, there are many iconic sights, boutique shops and quirky places to eat and drink that will keep you busy until the early hours. To the East there is Eastbourne, recently names as Time Outs top place to visit in 2023 - walk the South Downs way from Saltmarsh to Eastbourne and enjoy this hidden gem. With Rathfinny Winery and Vineyard on our doorstep and the Long Man Brewery even closer, this area has so much to offer every one.

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Property surroundings

Facilities of Saltmarsh Farmhouse
Great facilities! Review score, 9

Most popular facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Room service
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
  • Private bathroom
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Beach
  • Water sport facilities on site
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed).
    • Public transport tickets
      Additional charge
    Reception services
    • Invoice provided
    • Private check-in/check-out
    • Express check-in/check-out
    Entertainment and family services
    • Board games/puzzles
    Cleaning services
    • Daily housekeeping
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Smoke alarms
    • Security alarm
    • Key access
    • Pet bowls
    • Pet basket
    • Shared lounge/TV area
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    • Packed lunches
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Room service
    Languages spoken
    • English

    Property practices

    This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

    House rules
    Saltmarsh Farmhouse takes special requests - add in the next step!

    From 15:00 to 20:30
    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in
    You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
    From 08:00 to 11:00
    Cancellation/ prepayment
    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    4 - 10 years
    Extra bed upon request
    £15 per child, per night
    11+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    £25 per person, per night

    Prices for extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

    There are no cots available at this property.

    All extra beds are subject to availability.

    Age restriction
    The minimum age for check-in is 18
    Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
    Cards accepted at this property
    American ExpressVisaMastercard Cash is not accepted
    Smoking is not allowed.
    Parties/events are not allowed

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    Please inform Saltmarsh Farmhouse in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

    In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    FAQs about Saltmarsh Farmhouse

    • Guests staying at Saltmarsh Farmhouse can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental
      • Full English/Irish
      • Vegetarian
      • Vegan
      • Gluten-free
      • Buffet
      • À la carte
      • Breakfast to go

    • The prices at Saltmarsh Farmhouse may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Saltmarsh Farmhouse offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Canoeing
      • Water sport facilities on site
      • Bike tours
      • Bicycle rental
      • Temporary art galleries
      • Beach

    • Saltmarsh Farmhouse is 800 yards from the centre of West Dean. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Check-in at Saltmarsh Farmhouse is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.