Local Area

Nearby Villages

In Glynde village there is a very good local shop with a post office and tea room (approximately 1 mile).

In Firle village (approximately 2.5 miles) there is another village shop, post office and pub called The Ram which also does very good food.

The nearest supermarkets are in Lewes (approximately 2 miles). Lewes also has a wide range of restaurants and cafes.

Places of Interest

Firle Place, the ancestral home of the Gage Family for over 500 years, the house, gardens and tea room are open during the summer.

Charleston is a seventeenth century Sussex farmhouse that, from 1916, was the home of two of the most important, influential artists of the twentieth century - Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. It was the country retreat of the group of individuals known as Bloomsbury.

Batemans, home of Rudyard Kipling. A national Trust property.

Pevensey Castle, with a history stretching back over 16 centuries. It was the landing place of William the Conqueror's army in 1066.

Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre, Spectacular hands-on science and discovery among the domes and telescopes of a world famous astronomical observatory.

Michelham Priory, a fascinating 800 year history, from its foundation by Augustinian canons, through the destruction caused by the dissolution of the monasteries in Tudor times and into its later life as a country house.

Nearby Towns


This is an historic market town only 2 miles from us with many interesting buildings including a 1000 year old Norman castle and keep Lewes Castle, Anne of Cleves' house and Southover Grange gardens.

The town has a varied choice of shops including some chain shops and also the local Harveys brewery with its own shop and pub/restaurant. There is an interesting old building known as The Needlemakers in which small artisan shops can be found. Lewes also has quite a number of antique shops.


The City of Brighton is only 8 miles away with an excellent range of shops and a large shopping mall.

The Theatre Royal, Brighton Centre and an infinite number of restaurants and bars.

There are other interesting places to visit such as The Royal Pavilion (an exotic oriental palace built for the Prince Regent - later George IV).

The Lanes which are narrow pedestrianised streets where many interesting shops can be found.

Brighton Marina also hosts a bowling alley, cinema, casino and a wide range of restaurants and cafes.


A large town approximately 13 miles away with its own shopping centre, bowling alley and cinemas.

The seafront is approximately 4 miles long overlooking beaches which are a mixture of pebbles and sand.

Nearby are the famous chalk cliff landmarks of Beachy Head and The Seven Sisters