The tagline for the beautiful Charleston House in Firle, just outside Lewes in East Sussex reads, ‘where books, ideas and creativity bloom’. No description could be so apt as to describe this rustic beautiful hideaway, meeting place for the Bloomsbury Group and epicentre of modernist thought and sentiment. The modern day Charleston House is just as impressive, with an eclectic mixture of architecture, interior design and art makes the house a must visit for anyone spending time in Sussex.
May is a better month than most to visit the charming country retreat as the house is gearing up for its annual literary festival, a rich combination of colour, music, design and the written word. Charleston House aims to transport you around the world with talks, events and workshops introducing you to the New York jazz scene, the smoky bars of the Parisian revolution and the edgy London scene of the inter war years.. and everywhere else in between! Running from the 25th May to the 3rd June, the Charleston Festival is perfect for literary scholars and keen readers and artists alike!
Why not stay with Mulberry Cottages and feed your mind on holiday? We have a beautiful cottage located a short drive from Firle which would be perfect for a relaxing holiday with active minds! There is plenty to keep you entertained at Berkeley Cottage, from exploring the extensive gardens, and relaxing in the basement snug room; why not open the bi-fold doors leading out onto the gardens and the amazing country views beyond?
Berkeley Cottage is available for the Charleston Festival for £1325 (for 7 nights)- which is an amazing £27 per person per night! http://www.mulberrycottages.com/cottage/holiday-cottages-in-east-sussex/52246-berkeley-cottage/