Saltmarsh is a beautiful 16th Century farmhouse and garden set in the stunning rural setting of the South Downs National Park.


We have 6 beautifully furnished ensuite bedrooms which are available to book all year round. Both the house and walled garden can be exclusively hired for weddings and events.

Winter opening times : Thursday to Sunday 9am - 5pm


 Exceat, Seven Sisters Country Park, East Dean Road

East Sussex, BN254AD

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Our Rooms


We have six beautiful guest rooms in our private house, exclusive to resident guests, offering high-standard bed and breakfast year round. The rooms retain many original period features and boast wonderful views out to our gardens and the surrounding area.

Summer Rates 1st April - 30th Sept (includes breakfast) 


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All our rooms are simply but beautifully furnished to reflect the calm surroundings of the area.  

Prices include VAT and a hearty breakfast for each guest.



We have so many beautiful places directly on our doorstep, here are a few of our favourites from the South Downs National Park. If walking is not your thing, jump on a bus on the corner for the more culturally exciting Brighton.  

Our Cafe


Enjoy a changing menu of seasonal salads, soups and warm dishes.  Alongside the savoury offerings you will find an evolving selection of homemade cakes, teas, and freshly ground hand roasted coffee, served throughout the day.

General information :

Breakfast until 11.30am  

Lunch served from 12pm until stocks last. 

Delicious cakes and snacks served all day


No reservation necessary for tables under 6 people - simply a first-come, first-served basis.

For larger groups please call: 01323870218 or and we will make a reservation for you.

Saltmarsh has a designated parking area at the rear of the main carpark off the Litlington Road entrance. 

Our bright and welcoming cafe has it's very own fireplace to keep you comfortable year round. 

Come and try our coffee, it's freshly ground and locally roasted on our doorstep in Litlington Village by Liquid Spirit

Maggie  August 2016

“Wonderful, Memorable Stay!”

I just wanted to thank you in writing for what was a wonderful and memorable stay.  Everything was so lovely, and exactly as you’d promised and it was a treat for me to have the picnic done by someone else - so many things to remember and you remembered them all! And the picnic was really delicious too.

I really appreciated all the little thoughtful details (such as the cutlery tied up with lavender sprigs poking through etc) and you were so kind and accommodating, especially with Andrew’s late arrival on Thursday. 

We really couldn’t have had a nicer, better stay for Glyndebourne and it’s an experience I’ll look forward to repeating in due course.

Colin  August 2016

“Yummy cakes.”

Popped in here for a bite following our walk to the beach and before going through Friston Forest. It a great place to eat with plenty of seating either in doors or in the courtyard.The cappuccino was the best we had had all week and the cakes were disgustingly yummy and the staff are great as well.

Paddy  July 2016

“Overnight stay for Glyndebourne opera”

Beautiful location with staff who couldn't be more helpful.Great accommodation - we stayed in the suite which is 2 double rooms with a sitting area, a great place to catch up after the opera.Potential picnic disaster rescued by Nina - thank you!

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