Saltmarsh is a beautiful 16th Century farmhouse with guests rooms and a cafe set in the stunning rural location of the Seven Sisters National Park

Cafe Opening Times

10am - 5pm Monday - Friday

9am - 5pm Saturday - Sunday


Please note that these times are subject to change if we are hosting private functions or experiencing particularly adverse weather conditions.

Dogs are welcome to join you in our outdoor Courtyard.


We also have six beautifully furnished ensuite bedrooms which are available to book all year round. Whether you are visiting friends or family or just want to get away from it all, Saltmarsh is the perfect place to gather, rest or escape. The house is yours to feel at home. Call us to find out more or read what a recent guest had to say,

“5 of us stayed this weekend and couldn't have had a more relaxing and spoiling time. The place is simply and beautifully decorated with an understated style, super comfortable beds and spotlessly clean. Nina the owner and Aimee the manager are incredibly hospitable and couldn't have done more for us - recommending walks, where to eat and preparing two incredible suppers which they laid out in our own private room, candlelit and with a delicious array of wines to choose from. This is no ordinary B&B but a proper retreat, a home away from home. We've already booked again for next year”.

 Exceat, Seven Sisters Country Park, East Dean Road

East Sussex, BN25 4AD


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. 

Please use the book online button above, or feel free to contact us: here

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

Prices include VAT and a full cooked breakfast for each guest. 

Unfortunately, we no longer permit dogs to stay in any of the rooms. However, they are welcome to join you on a stroll around the grounds and are most welcome in our cafe courtyard.

Evening meals can be provided to guests on request. 

Settle in to our homely bar and lounge, with French doors that open onto the terrace in the Summer and a cosy log burner in the Winter.

Settle in to our homely bar and lounge, with French doors that open onto the terrace in the Summer and a cosy log burner in the Winter.

The Honesty Bar  serves a range of Sussex lagers, ales and wines, and light bites for those midnight munchies. Comfy and cosy, this is the perfect spot to relax after a long day with a glass of wine.

The Honesty Bar serves a range of Sussex lagers, ales and wines, and light bites for those midnight munchies. Comfy and cosy, this is the perfect spot to relax after a long day with a glass of wine.



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, take the bus to Brighton where you will find plenty of culture, art and history. 

A magical place to hold special celebrations, private parties and intimate ceremonies.

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Our Cafe


Simply delicious food. Seasonal and influenced by our natural surroundings -

the forest and coast.  

Alongside the savoury offerings you will find an evolving selection of homemade cakes, teas, and freshly ground hand roasted coffee, served throughout the day.

Our kitchen closes at 3pm but what is on the counter is available until we close.

Takeaway service is offered from 4pm.

Breakfast is served until 11.30am

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

For larger groups requiring meals please call: 01323870218 or

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


We thought you’d like to read this as not much has changed and well, it sort of says it all…

"A Journal Entry"

Monday 20th February 2017

Me and my love Ella-Rae have just spent the most beautiful weekend at the Saltmarsh Farmhouse. Tucked away in the rolling hills of East Sussex, there is one valley that seems to satisfy every ecological craving. From waves of pasture, to the windy shore, cloud-white cliffs to the meandering river bed, the wondering woods through to the glistening salt marshes. A few days in the Seven Sisters Country Park gives you only a tease of what the stunning Sussex countryside has to offer.

After the weekend in the Saltmarsh, I feel welcomed as part of the family. I have never stayed in a place that feels so homely and comfortable. Open log fires, the smells and the taste of home cooked food, tame Robins, hardwood floors and kind hearted hosts. Our weekend was blessed with good weather and fortune, each morning starting with a chorus of birdsong through our open window, in harmony with a stream of sunlight hitting the bed. Following a beautifully slow Saturday morning of coffee and cake, we took to the beach. Past sheep and walkers we found ourselves in (comparatively) hot conditions, with the mighty reflection of the sun beneath the chalk cliffs. Satisfied after our paddle and February sunbath, we explored further; walking a-top the infamous Seven Sisters cliffs. The sea was calm and misty, giving a magical haze to the scenery. We stayed amongst the hills until we lost the sun, is a flurry of orange and yellows through the Winter haze. Me and Ella finished our day with a deserved glass back in the warmth of the farmhouse.

Our Sunday morning began with meeting Nina, the lovely owner of Saltmarsh. She showed us the grounds and recommended some walking routes for our expedition through the woods. We left the cozy farmhouse to explore the woodlands, that begin just next to the garden. The crisp air kept us on our toes, as we discovered quaint English beauty in the next village of Westdean. After buying some homemade chutney from a farm shop, we found a hill to picnic above the classic swell of the South Downs. We ran, played and philosophized; nestled in nature. Excited at the thought of getting comfortable once again in the arms of the Farmhouse, we made hast back, following the river bed and the last of the winter light. On return we witnessed two majestic stallions, racing beneath the towering Chalk Horse on the hill above them.

Our stay at the Saltmarsh Farmhouse was certainly a grounding that both me and Ella-Rae sorely needed. An escape from the manic city life, to remember the peace and calm nature continues to ebb and flow. We are so grateful to all of the welcoming family of Saltmarsh for having us, and look forward to a future return.

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