The mid Sussex countryside could not be more quintessentially English if you tried. Quaint little villages packed with tearooms and boutiques and magnificent National Trust gardens; pay a visit and experience a slice of little England!
The areas around Lewes, Danehill, Hayward’s Heath and Burgess Hill have much to offer those who wish to stay in this beautiful part of the world.
Lewes is a thriving little town around a ten minutes’ drive from the city of Brighton and within easy commute of London. Home to a wonderful collection of buzzing antique shops, independent stores packed with local produce and delightful little patisseries this former market town has much to offer in terms of shopping!
Climb the hill at Lewes Castle and enjoy the most spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. Built in the 11th Century, this ancient building lies at the highest point of the town – don’t forget to take your camera!
Further inland, quaint little villages dot about the countryside. Drop into Lindfield – elevated on higher point of the Weald with the River Ouse flowing gently by. Have a cream tea or two, browse the local art and crafts gallery and soak up the glorious medieval architecture lining the streets!
If you enjoy walking around beautiful gardens, visit Nyman’s near Hayward’s Heath – an outstanding area of open space set around a beautiful romantic house and ruins. A valley dips beyond the gardens filled with ancient woodland and wildflowers. Spectacular views can be seen of the High Weald beyond, and bursts of colour from the trees and plants greet you all the year round.
Be sure to also visit Wakehurst Place; the country estate of Kew Royal Botanical Gardens. Packed with a variety of different features, the botanical gardens boast lakes, tree collections, natural woodland and an Elizabethan House to explore on the grounds!
This amongst the endless amounts of walking and cycling trails showcasing the breathtaking scenery of the Sussex countryside – this area is just waiting to be explored!
Why not get the whole family involved and stay at Danehill House, situated in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Danehill, East Sussex. Within a short drive to all these attractions and an easy drive from London, this luxurious holiday home makes the perfect place for special occasions, celebrations and family get-togethers.