Attractions and Activities

East Sussex offers a wealth of experiences to suit all tastes. Historic towns, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, wonderful walks, a range of excellent restaurants and fine country pub dining, local breweries and vineyards and much more. A small selection are listed below. Our cabins offer comfortable holiday accommodation while you explore Sussex. Contact us to find out more.


Laughton is a small village located five miles east of the county town of Lewes, three miles from the world-famous Glyndebourne Opera House, seven miles from the South Downs Way, and twelve miles from the seaside town of Eastbourne. Listed in the Domesday Book, the village hosts a wonderful country pub & village shop within easy walking distance of the Farm, and a historic church dating back to the twelfth century. An extensive public footpath network can be accessed directly from the Farm which offers a wealth of opportunities to enjoy the stunning Sussex countryside.


The historic town and seaside resort in East Sussex on the south coast. Immediately east of Beachy Head, the highest chalk sea cliff in Great Britain. Eastbourne offers a wealth of attractions. The seafront consists largely of Victorian hotels, a pier, theatres, contemporary art galleries and a Napoleonic era fort and military museum.


Charleston Farmhouse

Charleston is a property associated with the Bloomsbury group, that is open to the public. In addition to the house and artists’ garden, Charleston hosts a year-round programme of events, most notably the Charleston Festival. The house is located close to the Village of Firle, six miles from the Farm.



Glyndebourne is an English country house, the site of an opera house that, since 1934, has been the venue for the annual Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Our cabins offer luxury holiday accommmodation while you discover Sussex.


Steam Railways

For guests wishing the experience the feel of times gone by, two historic steam railways are within easy reach of the Farm.

The Bluebell Railway at Sheffield Park, fourteen miles away, is open all year and runs from Sheffield Park to East Grinstead.

The Lavender Line at Isfield is only seven miles miles away. It is open seasonally from March to December.

South Downs Way

The South Downs Way is a long distance footpath and bridleway running along the South Downs. The trail runs for 100 miles from Winchester in Hampshire to Eastbourne in East Sussex. The path can be accessed for the Village of Firle, six miles from the Farm.



Lewes is the county town of East Sussex. A traditional market town and centre of communications, in 1264 it was the site of the Battle of Lewes. The town’s landmarks include Lewes Castle, Lewes Priory, Bull House (the former home of Thomas Paine), Southover Grange and public gardens, and Anne of Cleves House. Home of the fourth wife of King Henry VIII.


Wine Country

With some of the best weather in the country, Sussex hosts a flourishing wine industry. The local area is home to a number of vineyards and wineries with several offering seasonal tours and tasting sessions. We would particularly recommend our friends at Henner’s Vineyard in Herstmonceux who run fascinating weekend tours and tasting sessions.



The location offers a wealth of opportunities for fishing with a number of commercial fisheries in the local area. Guests are welcome to fish the Farm Pond though may find that the commercial alternatives provide more challenge.


Craft Workshops

Anthologie Floristry offer a range of workshops, and are just down the road from us. Other local workshops include stained glass & painting.


Bolton Buildings

A quick mention here for the manufacturer of our bespoke cabins. A local East Sussex based company.