Take a tour of this West Sussex cottage

25 Beautiful Homes takes a tour around a West Sussex cottage, featuring a vibrant collection of artwork contrasted with rustic furniture and soft neutrals> For more house tours, visit housetohome.co.uk/25beautifulhomes

This traditional brick and flint West Sussex cottage features a living room, dining room/kitchen, two bedrooms (both en suite), plus separate guest accommodation in the summerhouse.

1/10 Exterior

villa exterior with brick wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/ Robert Sanderson)

2/10 Entrance hall

entrance hall with wooden door and jute bag

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

An original front door lends the cottage its rustic air, complemented by reclaimed pine flooring. Plenty of rugs create a welcoming feel.

Front door
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3/10 Living room

living room with weave mirror and console table

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Painted brick walls keep the look simple in the living room, while a pair of console tables in each alcove creates a sense of symmetry. Checked fabrics and plenty of artwork add colour.

Water hyacinth weave mirror
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Sofa fabric
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4/10 Living room detail

living room with photo frame and sofa

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Woven furniture ensures a natural, informal look. Baskets of foliage and vintage lamp bases add a dash of colour too.

Hand-painted tea-caddy lamps
Besselink & Jones

5/10 Kitchen diner

kitchen dining area with dining table and white chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

In the kitchen, plenty of natural wood, rustic accessories and tongue-and-groove cabinetry perfectly encapsulate the countryside theme of this pretty cottage.

French fruitwood table
Odyssey Fine Arts

6/10 Master bedroom

master bedroom with chest of drawer and white chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

The vibrant blue notes of two Russian impressionist paintings set the tone for a lively colour scheme in the master bedroom.

18th century chest of drawers
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7/10 Guest bedroom

guest room with reading desk and bed

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Treasured artwork has inspired the colour palette of much of the cottage. In the guest bedroom, a selection of vibrant watercolours sets the tone for a red bedspread.

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8/10 Guest en suite

bathroom with bathtub and photo frame

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

A light-filled en suite bathroom features a collection of blue and white china.

Blue and white cache pots
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9/10 Summerhouse

summerhouse with garden and white door

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Nestled under a large tree in the corner of the garden, the summerhouse is cleverly angled to look out over the surrounding fields.

Summerhouse design and construction
Crane Garden Buildings

10/10 Summerhouse living area

summerhouse living area with 2 chair

(Image credit: Future PLC/Robert Sanderson)

Deep pinks and greys perfectly complement the natural woodwork inside the summerhouse. Furnished simply but stylishly, it’s an ideal spot for guests to stay, featuring a tucked-away kitchenette and shower room too.

Dhurrie rug
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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.