Stunning Beachy Head

Just a twenty minute drive from Beechwood B and B  to the stunning South Downs .

National ParkVisit Beachy Head cliffs in Eastbourne. The UK’s highest chalk sea cliff features at the western end of Eastbourne seafront in the new South Downs National Park and Seven Sisters Country Park. Visit the lighthouse, Beachy Head Countryside Centre, Beachy Head pub or take a boat trip to the iconic Beachy Head light house.

The Arlington Woods with a stunning carpet of bluebells.

IMG_2234We visited the woods at Arlington on the weekend, Amazing aromas and the blue carpet with the sun shining on the woods was stunning.
Since 1972 the Arlington Bluebell Walk and Farm Trail has developed into seven interesting walks over three working farms.

One of the walks of 2/3 mile (1100 meters) through Beatons Wood has been made suitable for wheelchair users. This is where you see white anemones followed by the vistas of bluebells, established over centuries. On this walk there are seats for you to enjoy the peace and tranquility of this oak and hornbeam wood. Along the walks there are signs illustrating the flora and fauna of the countryside for your information.

At neighbouring Parkwood Farm, milking of the large dairy herd can be seen from a special viewing gallery every afternoon between 3:00pm and 5:00pm. To get there involves a walk of about 1.5 miles, and you will have to walk back!

We have pens of sheep, pigs and angora goats for the children to see close to, but remember, pigs can bite! Ensure children wash their hands thoroughly with warm water and soap at the adjoining sink if they do stroke any of the animals.

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Beechwood B and B is just a ten minute drive to Arlington, our guests love going for a good walking the sunshine.

The bluebells are coming!

April showers, leaping lambs, bunny’s running through the fields are all welcome sights in East Sussex during the Spring season. Another attractive draw to our fascinating and beautiful countryside is the start of Bluebell walk season. This runs from the first week of April and, hopefully, goes through to the end of May. The carpet of colour is a sight to behold and there are many official walks in our area offering leisurely meanders through the wooded landscapes for all ages, sizes and levels of mobility. Arlington bluebell walk has walks of varying lengths with lots of photo-opportunities of masses of bluebells in beautiful and interesting settings. It has a large tea room and farm animals to amuse adults and children alike. There are lots of pictures to view and purchase of many of the wonderful and world-renowned Sussex scenes, such as Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters country park.

All of these venues are close to us at Beechwood. Arlington is no more than a 20 minutes drive and has plenty of free parking. You could add it to your wish list of things to do in East Sussex whilst staying in luxury accommodation in the Emerald, Sapphire or Ruby Rooms.IMG_2234

Pashley Manor Gardens Tulip Festival

Just 30 mins drive from Beechwood B and B to these wonderful gardens.

TULIP FESTIVAL
Friday 22nd April every day until Saturday 7th May, 11am to 5pm
£10.50 entrance, no group concessions.

(No free entry to HHA members during this special event. The CPRE offer, Art Fund offer and Gardener’s World offer are not valid during this special event).

For updates on how the Tulips are coming out please see our Blog Page or Facebook Page.

In late spring 30,000 tulips, from palest pink to nearly black to brightest red, create dazzling mantles of colour in every flower bed, pot and border at Pashley.

With over 100 varieties of tulip on show visitors can enjoy colour themed displays of demure lily flowered and romantic peony flowered blooms, the exotic plumage of parrot tulips, exquisite fringed tulips with edges that seem feathered with frost, the bold, fresh, green stipes of the viridiflora varieties, the cheerful abundance of multi-flowered styles and, of course, the elegantly curved classic tulip shape in many hues. Complemented by forget-me-nots, pansies, bellis and newly emerging perennials, the sheer volume and fantastic colour of the tulip display is mesmerising to the first time and returning visitor alike.

The Tulip Festival was initiated to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the tulip’s arrival in Europe from Persia and, now in its twenty-second year, has become an extremely popular annual event held in association with Bloms Bulbs, winners of 64 Chelsea Gold Medals.

Representatives from Bloms Bulbs will be on site throughout the festival with a display of 2,000 cut tulips and to offer advice and take bulb orders for delivery in the autumn.

Pashley Manor Gardens – Tulips by Clive Nichols
Pashley Manor Gardens – Mariette Tulips and Lutyens Bench by Clive Nichols
Pashley Manor Gardens – Tulips by Clive Nichols
Pashley Manor Gardens – Lutyens Beds and Berberis by Clive NicholsPashley Manor Gardens

Welcome to Beechwood B&B

Carol and Ceri warmly welcome you to stay in their 5 star Gold accredited bed and breakfast/guest house. Beechwood is set in the heart of the East Sussex countryside, just 5 minutes from Uckfield, 10 minutes from historic Lewes and Glyndebourne, and 30 minutes from Brighton, Eastbourne and Royal Tunbridge Wells. All have excellent rail links to London or Gatwick Airport. It offers a very central base from which to explore East Sussex, with many places of interest such as National Trust venues, glorious walks in beautiful countryside across the South Downs National Park or along stunning coastlines such as Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters country park. All are within a 30 minutes drive from Beechwood.

From the moment you turn off the A22 and park on our large drive, you can allow yourself to settle into the sumptuous surroundings of the one-acre site where you can enjoy the luxury of the Emerald, Sapphire or Ruby Rooms. All rooms have been very tastefully decorated with the greatest attention to detail and everything anyone could want for the most comfortable stay. Rest peacefully in our luxurious beds adorned with beautiful linen and allow yourself the perfect night’s sleep. Each bathroom has a high-powered shower with luxury towels and toiletries and all have been decorated with the greatest care. Carol and Ceri take great pride in providing home-from-home comforts, married with a sense of warmth and elegance.

The added bonus of a comprehensive menu of delicious award-winning breakfasts, made with locally sourced produce, served in the stunning conservatory and overlooking the beautifully maintained garden allows you to perfectly set up your day in East Sussex. Carol and Ceri make every effort to cater for all dietary needs and are happy to advise on the numerous quality local pubs and restaurants for a delightful evening meal.

Wonderful review on Tripadvisor.

“Highly recommended, I will definitely go back.”
5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday NEW
Carol & Ceri are excellent hosts and ensure that all your needs are thought about and taken care of with friendly and helpful efficiency.
The “Emerald” bedroom was spacious and very comfortable. This was complimented with a great ensuite, I particularly appreciated that you had the choice of a bath or a separate shower.
Breakfast was all you could wish for and I enjoyed eating this overlooking the garden which was welcoming Spring growth.
The Beechwood was easy to get to from Brighton and Gatwick access is straightforward.
Many thanks to Carol & Ceri for your hospitality.

Room Tip: All rooms are of a very high standard, different features are available depending on personal prefer…
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Green Features: Recycling features are evident, eg towel recycling program, solar panels for energy saving (other info on this is available)
Stayed March 2016, travelled on business
5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars
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Happy Easter from Beechwood B&B!

Don’t let the forecast of unsettled weather over the Easter weekend dampen your spirits! Yes, it’s the usual British bank holiday forecast of wet weather and never-ending traffic hold-ups but chin-up, the joys of Spring, with cute baby lambs bouncing around in the green pastures of East Sussex and the potential feasting on chocolate eggs can always bring a smile to even the most down-hearted. We, at Beechwood, love Easter (even when it’s slightly earlier in the year than we’d like!) because it brings a freshness to our year with spring-cleaning aplenty and our positive thinking looks forward to a bright, sunny summer ahead. Of course, Carol loves the chocolate as well (what lady doesn’t?)!

This week, we’ve made great strides towards preparing the garden for the awakening of our beloved plants, and already many of our shrubs are developing new buds. It’s this feeling of new life in a new year that makes Easter such a joy. The patio has had its post-winter jet wash and is now looking like brand-new and it won’t be too long before our guests can enjoy tea and coffee alfresco with the sun beating down, overlooking the garden in all its glory! Obviously, our three handsome dogs much prefer this time of year. Just being able to roam the garden freely with their Mummy or Daddy shouting at them to get out of the mud must be like a breath of fresh Spring air to them!

Not even the changing of our clocks on Easter Sunday can bring us down! Don’t forget to move them forwards by one hour at 2am on Sunday! Yes, it means one hour less in bed (unless you’re unlucky enough to not be governed by any sort of time control and can stay in bed for the rest of the day if that’s what you want!) but it also welcomes the start of British Summertime! What could be more uplifting than the prospect of unbridled sunshine, with the trees and plants in full bloom, the Sussex coast seaside town packed to the rafters and Glyndebourne in full swing!

So the Easter message from us here at Beechwood is to rid yourselves of Winter blues and bring Spring in to your step. We’d love to have you come to stay here at Beechwood and immerse yourselves in our luxurious surroundings!