Step inside this idyllic Sussex farmhouse

Country Homes and Interiors takes a peek inside this 18th-century Sussex farmhouse. Click through our photo gallery for ways to create this modern country look. For more house tours and decorating ideas, go to

The pretty farmhouse is surrounded by beautiful gardens, with a stream and a vegetable plot. The property sits in 30 acres.

1/7 Exterior

idyllic sussex farmhouse

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

2/7 Pond

idyllic sussex farmhouse garden pond with rowing boat and ducks

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

An idyllic garden pond with rowing boat is home to the ducks.

3/7 Kitchen

idyllic sussex farmhouse kitchen with limestone flooring splashback tiles and kitchen units

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

This open-plan kitchen was decorated with a cream scheme to detract from its low ceiling. The pine farmhouse table and chairs are perfect for a classic country kitchen. On the dining table are pots of home-produced honey.

Kitchen units
Martin Moore & Company
Limestone flooring
Artisans of Devizes
Blind fabric
Vanessa Arbuthnott
Splashback tiles
World’s End Tiles

4/7 Living room

idyllic sussex farmhouse living room with sofa and armchairs footstool and carpet

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

The timeless country living room scheme with checks, floral fabrics and neutral sofas suits the beamed room perfectly.

Walls painted in Chalk I
Paint & Paper Library
Footstool fabric
Colefax and Fowler
Sofa and armchairs
Sofa Workshop
The Carpet Bureau

5/7 Snug

idyllic sussex farmhouse snug

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

Dark wood furniture complements the original beams, while a boldly patterned, toning wallpaper sets off the exposed brickwork of the fireplace beautifully.

Nina Campbell
Chair fabric
Robert Thompson’s Craftsmen

6/7 Main bedroom

idyllic sussex farmhouse main bedroom with splashes of pink on the headboard curtains and throw

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

Splashes of pink on the headboard, curtains and throw warm the neutral scheme to create a casual country bedroom.

The Bramley Bed Centre
John Lewis
Melin Tregwynt
Jane Churchill
Walls painted in New White
Farrow & Ball
East House Carpets

7/7 Bathroom

idyllic sussex farmhouse main bathroom with cottage style tongue and groove lines the bathroom and window sill

(Image credit: Future PLC/Brent Darby)

Cottage-style tongue and groove lines the bathroom and adds charm. The window sill is decorated with a beautiful boat.

Panelling painted in Cord
Farrow & Ball
Walls painted in New White
Farrow & Ball
City Ceramics

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Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.