By kind permission of Chapel Down Vineyard

Visit the Vineyards of Kent

The English wine industry is going from strength to strength and this wonderful chalky escarpments of Kent have been likened to the Champagne region of France. …


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January – the month to cosy up

January is the perfect time to detox and recharge your batteries.   This is the ideal opportunity to pack the bags and head off to a cottage in the countryside…


Beaches are empty this time of year!

Ever been to Camber Sands?

One of our guests told us about their summer holidays…. This summer, we spent a week at Hakuna Matata cottage (great name, right!?!), a very charming self-catering holiday cottage in Camber,…


Flea market tea cups and tea pots

A little bit of an addiction – Antique Fairs!

Spring is a time for taking stock, for recycling all the unwanted items in the house and maybe re-inventing the interior of your home.  One of the most economical ways…


Love is in the air in Lewes!

Sometimes you come across places you really could live in, if we had a Mulberry stamp approval, Lewes would definitely get it!   It’s a very…


Not long til Rye Scallop Festival Week!

Get ready with your knives for a bit of shucking (the art of removing the scallop from its shell in plain English!). Just delicious! From Saturday…


Cool country cottages in Lewes

Situated on a hill nestled into the South Downs, Lewes is surrounded by chalky white hills and wonderful countryside.   Lewes, with views towards the South…


A tempting 15% off in June

Two of our lovely country properties are offering a discount of 15% for any 3 night stay in June, perhaps you’ve been toying with the idea of a little breakaway,…


Christmas at the beach – still time to book!

Ok – we don’t have the same weather as Australia, but there’s no reason why we shouldn’t celebrate Christmas by the beach.  You may not want to picnic but what…


20% off Autumn cottage breaks – book now!

Haven’t booked up yet? There’s still time, and there are great offers on – so book now before they’re snatched up. This pretty weatherboarded cottage, Doubloons in Camber, East Sussex,…


Swallows and Amazons, and the Railway Children

Swallows and Amazons, and the Railway Children by Mark Weaver Our base for the long bank holiday weekend was Prawles Oast Barn in Ewhurst Green, East Sussex, a lovely scandinavian style lodge…


Brighton in July, so much to do!

Brighton in July by Sophie I am lucky enough to have been invited down to Brighton for a few days in July, one of my favourite places and I can’t…