Nest Stay

South East England West Sussex Pulborough

  • Cottage sleeps 2, Lodge sleeps 6.
  • Cosy Rural Retreat

A quintessential West Sussex hideaway with stunning views of the South Downs

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For those seeking solace from the hullabaloo of city life, few places can rival the serene tranquility of this West Sussex hideaway. Just over an hour by train from London, Nest Stay is a truly delightful destination for a weekend getaway in the countryside.

With an ornamental pond and thoughtful planting in the garden leading the eye to views of the South Downs, it’s got all the hallmarks of a grand country estate. Add to this the well-chosen antique furniture, open fire and a free-standing bath, and you may think you’re heading to somewhere rather stately. But note the name: Nest Stay. These cosy abodes may have country house characteristics and style in spades but it’s all achieved in a space that’s perfectly proportioned for couples or families – comfortable, well-cushioned and homely. You might say this is one well-feathered Nest.

Situated a couple of miles outside Pulborough on hostess Deborah’s New Place Farm, Nest Stay comprises a cottage for couples and a larger lodge sleeping up to six guests. Deborah’s expert eye for interiors and thoughtful extra touches is evident throughout. She’s worked for years in interior design and runs a cafe-cum-homeware shop in Ripley in neighbouring Surrey. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that the fresh coffee in your welcome pack is as top-notch as everything else. It also makes booking a luxury breakfast box or afternoon tea an appealing option.

The cottage is a private annexe attached to owner Deborah’s family home, and yet it somehow feels blissfully private. Bright and airy, the living room, dining room and corner kitchen of this charming cottage are combined in one open-plan space, which balances traditional country charm with contemporary style. A grandfather clock stands next to a cluster of eclectic paintings and prints, while the fireplace stands between the modern kitchenette and the TV. All of it is beautifully and thoughtfully lit. The same goes for the bedroom which offers views right out to the Downs from the king-size bed – needless to say the sunset views are spectacular.

The newest addition to Nest Stay is Nest Lodge – a three-bedroom luxury guesthouse that’s ideal for families. Boasting glorious views of the South Downs, it’s semi-detached and sits within its own floodlit Mediterranean garden. Fragrant lavender, wildflower meadows and olive trees form a glorious backdrop to the generous open-plan living room and kitchen, where there's ample space for formal and informal dining around an oak-topped eating island, which can spill outside during the warmer seasons. On the ground floor, there's a pair of comfortable double bedrooms for two; one double and one twin. These are served by a generous family shower room adorned with fluffy towels and luxury Italian soaps. The principal bedroom (with en-suite) spans the entire first floor, with French doors opening to a romantic balcony. All are dressed with quality Egyptian cotton white linen. In the garden, a firepit makes those evenings spent stargazing even more magic.

With such surroundings, no one would blame you if you stayed put in the cottage and its private garden for the duration of your stay. But equally appealing is the lure of what’s beyond the garden hedges: lots of walks in the Sussex countryside, not least in the nearby South Downs National Park. One of them, about a half-hour route, takes you to the nearby Nutbourne Vineyard, and another to RSPB Pulborough Brooks. Get in the car and there’s more: Bignor Roman Villa, Amberley Museum, Petworth and Parham House.

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Nest Cottage, with space for 2, while semi-detached, feels completely independent and private within its own yew-encircled garden with an ornamental fish pond and fountain, so you can sit in blissful harmony, uninterrupted but for the tinkling of water and birdsong.

Inside, the open plan living room offers ample space for dining and relaxation. There is a flat screen TV and DVD player here and during the cooler seasons, you can light the open fire; adding warmth and atmosphere to wintery evenings and suppers. The kitchenette is well-equipped with everything you should you need too.

The bedroom boasts a luxurious king size bed with a spectacular view of the garden outside. Up a step through double doors, the beautifully appointed bathroom offers a contemporary freestanding bathtub and a skylight allowing you to stargaze as you bathe in a sea of fragrant bubbles.

Nest Lodge, with space for 6, feels completely independent and private within its own floodlit Mediterranean garden. Several seating areas and a firepit offer the perfect spaces from which to enjoy the Downland vista framed by mature, specimen trees and architectural planting.

Fragrant lavender, wild flower meadows and olive trees form a glorious backdrop to the generous open plan living room and kitchen, where there is ample space for formal and informal dining around an oak-topped eating island, which can spill outside during the warmer seasons. For evenings in, there is a sumptuous sofa and a flat screen Smart TV with sound system and complementary WiFi for streaming movies.

The kitchen is well-equipped every appliance you could need to whip up a delicious meal. On the ground floor, there are two comfortable double bedrooms for two; one double and one twin. These rooms share use of a beautifully appointed family shower room adorned with fluffy towels and the blissful scents of Ortigia Italian luxury soaps.

The epitome of luxury, the principal bedroom suite spans the first floor with French doors opening to a romantic balcony where views over the South Downs are truly breathtaking. The sunsets are equally beguiling for an evening nightcap and you can bathe below a canopy of trees in the bath in the ensuite bathroom.

Suitable For

Nest Stay Lodge and Cottage are perfect places for couples, friends, and families. 


Beautiful walks on the South Downs are close by to the property. There are several local wineries nearby in addition to Parham House, a stately home renowned for its beautiful gardens. 

Food & Drink

Dykes Farm shop is nearby in Pulborough for fresh produce. There are plenty of other food shops, restaurants and cosy pubs in the area.


Available all year.


Short breaks (2 nights) from £440, 7 nights from £1120.

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The Owner Says

Dear Friends,

I am the owner of Nest Home & Café in Ripley, Surrey. Maybe you already know it. It’s a little High Street haven - part café, part home/gift shop - known for its warm welcome, world-class coffee, and eclectic shopping.  In 2020 I added another offering to the brand - Nest Stay - two luxury guesthouses set in glorious elevated positions in rolling Sussex countryside just outside Pulborough.

Nest Cottage (for 1 or 2) and Nest Lodge (for up to 6) are independent, self-contained guesthouses, newly restored with every detail lovingly planned. Both are located on our private estate, surrounded by beautiful gardens, enjoying far-reaching, uninterrupted views across meadows to the South Downs. I have enjoyed filling them with ideas and treasures gathered from my years working for some of the world’s top fashion and interior designers. You can book one or both for a stay to remember.

It is my hope that your stay here will bring you refreshment and inspiration, with a special sense of connectedness to this heavenly patch of Sussex countryside.

With love,


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Contact Website  01273 640 281  Nest Stay, Broomers Hill Ln, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 2HZ

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Getting There

From the A24 which connects the M25 with the south coast at Worthing, join the A272 to head west towards Petersfield. Or if coming from east or west, use this road towards Pulborough. Leave the A272 at the Hilland Roundabout in Billingshurst and follow signposts for the a29 towards Pulborough and Bognor Regis. After almost four miles, turn left onto Broomer's Hill Lane. Nest Stay is on the right after about half a mile. Pulborough has a train station, about two miles from Nest Stay. From there a taxi would be required. It's advisable to book in advance.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 11 reviews


Perfect for a romantic weekend

Wonderful stay in beautiful surroundings a really lovely place, perfect for a romantic weekend.
Oct 14, 2023 by Maggie

Tranquil home and garden

Tranquil home and garden. One would expect to read about in English Home magazine. Spotless clean, comfortable. beds, well designed layout, beautiful garden with views of the surrounding countryside. It is the perfect space to return after exploring the nearby towns, villages, National Trust properties, and more.
Aug 19, 2023 by James

Would not hesitate to return

We had a wonderful stay at Nest Lodge. The accommodation was lovely and homely and was in a very picturesque setting with fantastic views from the garden. The local area recommendations were really useful too. We had a great time and would not hesitate to return!
Aug 4, 2023 by Hannah

Highly recommend

I would highly recommend Sophie's place, its actually even better than the description, really, really nice place.
Jul 11, 2023 by Stuart

A most perfect stay

A magical place. An oasis of tranquillity and escape. Impeccable furnishings, coordinated with exemplary attention to detail and elegance. The grounds and gardens are immaculate, inviting you to simply rest and be. Perfect for country walks straight out of your door, and a multitude of places to visit. A most perfect stay.
Jul 1, 2023 by Anne and Randy

Pictures don’t do it justice

Absolute gem of a place, great energy. Pictures don’t do it justice and it’s much bigger irl. Would stay again in a heartbeat! Deborah and her dog are so friendly and I thoroughly enjoyed the gifted eggs and cake. Just delightful.
Jun 30, 2023 by Jade

Oh my... that view!

‍A very special place in a very special area. Deborah provided the most kind and accommodating welcome at Nest Stay. Our three-bedroom cottage was beautifully decorated (with so many delightful little touches). It is such a well-equipped and comfortable cottage and oh my... that view! You might not feel any need to leave - however, at the foot of New Place Farm is an abundance of stunning walks, fantastic pubs and amazing villages and towns. I can't wait to come back!
Jun 29, 2023 by Felicity

Stunningly situated and strikingly appointed

Deborah already has a quality business in Nest at Ripley. Classy, elegant, discerning, stylish, never satisfied with second best; these are all qualities which are the hallmarks of her new venture just outside Pulborough. The property is stunningly situated and strikingly appointed. Go before it becomes THE Sussex ‘staycation’ of choice!”
Jun 26, 2023 by D. Barnes

As good as any five-star hotel suite!

Such a luxurious, relaxing place to stay. Stylish, comfortable, and as good as any five-star hotel suite! Beautiful countryside, walks and atmosphere. A West Sussex country retreat which is all yours. You’ll want to come back the minute you arrive! Highly recommended, so only tell your best friends.
Jun 24, 2023 by M. Rae

Beautiful home away from home

This was a beautiful home away from home. The house was wonderful, clearly well loved and takes pride in the upkeep. It was a perfect cosy retreat with a fantastic welcome pack and handmade books, put together by the hosts for walks and the area. The local food recommendations were fantastic and we were made to feel right at home, and welcomed, right from the beginning. Would highly recommend staying here.
Jun 4, 2023 by Holly

I’d jump back there tomorrow if I could!

Exquisite surroundings, peaceful and beautiful on the inside and out. Just what I needed at this time - a perfect retreat space to recharge and reset. I’d jump back there tomorrow if I could! Enjoy the vast sky and walks and immerse yourself in the wondrous nature this setting provides. You will only feel better for spending time in this special place. Just book – you won’t regret it.
May 11, 2023 by C. O'Connor

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