Lewes, The South Downs Park and The Surrounding Area
We are based in the heart of England’s newest National Park, The South Downs.
This area of rolling chalk downland stretches from Eastbourne in the east to Winchester in the west, and contains some of the most iconic vistas and views in the country, some beautiful villages and towns.
There is an enormous amount to see and do in the area, from walking and cycling the many miles of bridleways to exploring the towns and cities like Lewes and Brighton.
London is only an hour away by train.
Lewes is the county town of East Sussex and is steeped in history dating back to Neolithic times, although the town today is based around the Norman settlement of the area. Lewes has a unique and bohemian character, with a thriving cultural scene and of course the world-famous bonfire night celebrations.
The City of Brighton is a short train ride away, and offers a modern seaside townscape, and a thriving nightlife and of course the usual seaside attractions of pier and beach.
Further afield, places like Arundel, Chichester and Hastings offer great days out, with plenty to do. However, if you are looking to relax and explore the beautiful South Downs then this is the place to do it!
The South Downs Way runs through the farm and this is the gateway to hundreds of miles of bridleways and footpaths and some of Britain’s most glorious views.
Good starting points (other than Swanborough!) are Ditchling Beacon, Firle Beacon, The Seven Sisters, Arundel and Eastbourne, but wherever you go some great walking and cycling is never far away.
If you fancy exploring some idyllic hamlets and villages then Iford is closest, and forms part of the farm, and further afield places like Alfriston, Firle and Ditchling are all nearby.