Activities

There is a folder in each cottage with leaflets on places of interest, and giving useful information on local pubs, restaurants and theatres.

We have been farming here for many years and there are plenty of walks and footpaths within easy reach of the cottages.

Local shops

In Glynde village there is a very good local shop with a post office (approximately 1 mile) plus our village pub ‘The Trevor Arms’ which does good food.

In Firle village (approximately 2.5 miles) there is another village shop and post office and a pub ‘The Ram’ which also does very good food. The nearest supermarkets are Waitrose, Tesco and Aldi in Lewes (approximately 2 miles).

Glyndebourne

We are fortunate enough to have this world-renowned opera house only 2 miles from us.

Places of interest

Within easy distance of our cottages can be found other famous places to visit such as Charleston (home of Vanessa Bell and the Bloomsbury group), Batemans (home of Rudyard Kipling), Pevensey Castle, Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre and Michelham Priory.

Lewes

This is an historic market town only 2 miles from us with many interesting buildings including a Norman castle and keep, a museum, Anne of Cleves’ house and Southover Grange gardens.

The town has a varied choice of shops including some chain shops and also the local brewery (Harveys) 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.

Brighton

The City of Brighton is only 8 miles away with an excellent range of shops and a large shopping mall. There are cinemas, bowling alley, the Theatre Royal, Brighton Centre and an infinite number of restaurants and bars.

The seafront and pier attract many visitors and there are other interesting places to visit such as The Royal Pavilion (an exotic oriental palace built for the Prince Regent – later George IV), and The Lanes which are narrow pedestrianized streets where many interesting shops can be found.

Eastbourne

A large town approximately 13 miles away with its own shopping centre, bowling alley and cinemas. There is a leisure pool too. 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.

Drusillas Zoo

Drusillas Park is very popular with families and is close to the pretty little village of Alfriston, once the haunt of smugglers. The village has some lovely shops, tea shops and half-timbered buildings.

Useful Links

East Sussex

Sussex Live
Lewes Local Council

Visiting the UK

Visit England

Activity Holidays

Golfing in East Sussex
Paragliding on the South Downs