I was invited to the wedding of some friends in July 2012. I had been to the hotel for a dinner many years before so it was rasy to find ---about 5 minutes drive fron Uckfield, about 40 minutes from Brighton.
The Georgian mansion is impressive ---huge function rooms, a restaurant, a large conservatory for functions, many other rooms including one that is ideal for a wedding.
I stayed the night in a ground floor en-suite room which had tea/coffee making fascilities, a large double bed, a vast TV and French windows into the grounds.
The grounds themslves are well-kept lawns, a lake, a pond, many acres in which to walk...
If you enjoy watching cricket, the successful and welcoming Buxted Park CC play within an easy walk.
The food was excellent. The rooms were good. The staff were so helpful. One of them even offered to drop my friends, Sian & Jason, off at their Bed & Breakfast house a few miles away at way past midnight!
If you're having a wedding then do ask Marc to be the Master of Ceremonies ----he was the best that I have ever encountered. He helped to make this wedding a huge success.
Would I recommend it for a wedding or another function? Yes!
Would I go there for a stay (without any particular reason)...yes! However, the food and the drinks are expensive.
I just stayed here one night. It's quite a basic site with lots of original picturesque farm buildings good shower facilities, a museum, tea shop/gift shop and a nature trail and a few chickens and ducks wandering around to give it a "farm" feel.
Most of the other visitors seemed to be either German or Dutch and a few Brits. Caravans park their vehicles closest to the facilites whilst those with tents have quite a hike from their pitches in the lower meadow to the toilets, water, shop etc. Children seemed very happy to wander around picking blackberries, but there are no other "things to do" here.
The shop closes at half 5 and there isn't much else around so make sure you come well prepared with food etc.
It costs £16 per night/per tent.
It's a good base for exploring East Sussex or as a stop over for those departing/arriving from Newhaven Port which is just half an hours drive away.
This 14th century vicarage is a Bed and Breakfast cottage and it is somewhere I have always wanted to stay!! It oozes character and they have won awards for such things as Britains Best Breakfast!!
Please tell my hubby (VT member Chrishc) to book a room soon!
The rooms look very quaint and have good views. Some rooms even have four poster beds
This is the loveliest hotel in the town of Rye. It originally dates back to 1156 but was rebuilt in 1420. It is in a pedestrianised cobbled street and is a lovely romantic place to stay. The restaurant is also very good and they use only local fresh produce.
Lovely four poster beds
A 16th century coaching house found on the high street in Alfriston. Some of the wallpaper is 17th century. Creeky old place it may be, and thankfully hasn't been renovated to the point of anodine 21st century 'perfection'. Also a big, welcoming bar downstairs with open fire and a well-regarded fish restaurant.
That 4 poster bed!
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