For those who enjoy opera Glyndebourne is only four miles away. The season runs from mid May to the end of August. Founded in 1934 by John Christie and his opera singer wife, Audrey Mildmay, Glyndebourne is committed to presenting opera of the highest quality, commissioning new work, developing new[…]
Our farm cottages are located one mile from the historic county town of Lewes, eight miles from cosmopolitan Brighton and London-Victoria is one hour by train. We are within reach of many popular amenities such as; the Royal pavilion and Palace Pier, theatres and amusement for all walks of life at Brighton, Anne of Cleves House and the castle at Lewes, the Lavender Line and Bluebell Steam Railways, Drusillas Zoo at Alfriston, The South Down Way and Ouse Valley Way, Stanmer Park, Hickstead equine events, Plumpton Racecourse, the Bloomsbury trail, Glyndebourne Opera House, a huge selection of gardens and stately houses, including Nymans, Leonardslee, Batemans, Sheffield Park, Wakehurst Placeand the Millennium seed bank, Firle Place and Glynde Place among many others.
Lewes is bathed in history, the county town of Sussex. The lovely old town with its steep streets and narrow ancient alleys (called twittens) giving tantalising glimpses of the surrounding downland. Lewes castle built in Norman times stands sentinel over the interesting and unusual houses, which have been built over many[…]
Our Farm Shop is situated at the other side of the village, quarter of a mile away. It can supply your meat and vegetables if required. All the meat is from our own animals, born and reared on the farm to the highest ecological and welfare standards. Offham Farm Shop[…]
Cosmopolitan Brighton is only eight miles away with its seaside, marina and pier, the Royal Pavilion and quaint “laines” shopping. Brighton festival takes place for three weeks in May. There are also numerous restaurants, cinemas, bowling alley, ice skating rink and clubs. London-Victoria is one hour by train.
For those that enjoy visiting gardens and stately homes we are richly provided. The following are all within 30 miles of our farm: Glynde Place and Firle Place – four miles away, two wonderful Georgian stately homes only a mile apart with a notable collection of pictures, portraits, furniture and[…]
Plumpton race course is four miles distant and has fixtures from September through to April. Other racecourses in the county include Brighton, Fontwell Park and Goodwood. There are a range of golf courses in the area including: Lewes Golf Club, two miles, Mid Sussex at Plumpton, three miles, Pyecombe Golf[…]
Day trips to France are popular. It is possible to take the ferry from Newhaven (9 miles) or Dover. Eurostar travels to Paris from Ashford.
The Bloomsbury Trail The well-known Charleston Farmhouse, Virginia Wolfe’s house at Rodmell and the famous murals in Berwick church are between four and seven miles distant. Alfriston Picturesque downland village with a strong history of smuggling, six miles away, with many riverside walks, tea rooms and the first ever National Trust property. Druscillas[…]