Beechwood new TripAdvisor review.

“Superb”
Reviewed yesterday NEW
Stayed for 4 nights in the emerald room on business. The room was fantastic with an incredibly comfy bed which is just what I needed after a long days work. A luxurious bathroom with fresh slippers and dressing gown certainly helped me relax too. The hosts were incredibly friendly and welcoming and accommodated to my every need. Breakfast in the morning was outstanding with fresh fruit, tea and coffee and an abundance of cereals to choose from. However I chose from a list of different cooked breakfasts including a delicious full english, scrambled eggs on toast, smoked salmon, poached eggs, all of which were cooked to perfection.
Would recommend this lovely B&B to anyone whether staying for leisure or business

Stayed February 2017, travelled on business
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Beechwood B and B and walking/cycling in East Sussex.

Beechwood B and B is ideally located for The South Downs National Park where you can walk or cycle.  southdownsnationalpark. There are pubs at both ends of the downs so you can quench your thirst before and after the walk. The views are fantastic  – overlooking the sea. At Birling gap you can walk or cycle right to the bottom of the cliff’s edge and  admire the scenery  or take photographs.https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/birling-gap-and-the-seven-sisters.

At our B and B we would make sure you left with a good hearty breakfast too fuel you for your walk – porridge or full English or other choices from our extensive menu.

We also have ordnance maps showing part of the South Downs National Park and the South Downs Way, and  books of walks in the South East.

You can join the walk over the downs at Lewes or Firle village, this walk is for people who are looking to walk most of the day, you have views over Newhaven and Brighton. Dogs are also welcome but must be kept on a lead as not to disturb the sheep grazing.

Walking the dog. Walking off lunch. Walking the 100 miles of the South Downs Way. Whatever your reasons for stepping foot on the South Downs, there’s a route that’s right for you. In fact there are more routes here than in any other National Park in the UK – 3,300km of footpaths, bridleways and byways in total.

Old railway lines have been converted to trails such at the Centurion Way or Meon Valley Trail. Food routes connect country pubs and afternoon tea rooms. And the Serpents Way winds for 64 miles through the gorse and heather-rich Wealden Greensand.

Enjoy a weekend walking  from Beechwood between Polegate  and Lewes, spending the night in the village of halland, and you’ll encounter the full range of riches that make the Downs unique – Saxon burial mounds; the Long Man of Wilmington carved into the hillside; the unspoilt and undeveloped Cuckmere estuary; one of the oldest cricket grounds in the world; the smallest church in England; and the home of Bloomsbury writer Virginia Woolf.

Woolf was one of many writers who loved to walk on the South Downs, where the sense of space and ever-changing views brought her both inspiration and solace. Other local writers are the inspiration for other literary trails.

 

 

Beechwood B and B (what’s On) 2017

Here we are already  at the end of January. The house has been redecorated and we are set to go once again.  At Beechwood  we have two large king sized rooms and one twin bedded room and a family room. All guests get to enjoy breakfast in our conservatory overlooking the beautiful gardens. Ceri and I pride ourselves on making sure you have an excellent stay. We have a couple of pubs 500 meters away where you can enjoy dinner.

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Glyndebourne is an opera house in East Sussex, just one hour from London, which has been the venue for the annual Glyndebourne Festival since 1934. … Join us for a guided tour of the theatre and discover more about the fascinating history of this world-class opera house.  Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 5UU.

We also have the Love Supreme festival      https://www.lovesupremefestival.com which again is just a 10 minute drive away. Very popular jazz weekend.

Many National trusts  are on our doorstep with beautiful gardens, walks and castles galore.

There is a FREE antiques valuation roadshow by tv’s Clive Attwell  from ITV and BBc television. Fri 10th of February he will be in Eastbourne 10am-1pm. Clive Attwell has a very successful antiques warehouse on the High Street in  Hastings old town.

We also have Historic Lewes which boasts many antique shops, selling furniture and treasures galore. People fly in from all parts of the world to visit these unusual shops .

Valentines day is also getting closer , why not book yourself a room at Beechwood B and B, where you can enjoy a stay in one of our beautiful rooms. We can also arrange flowers , balloons, champagne  to be delivered for your loved one.

people  who are walking the South Downs are welcome to stay at Beechwood, at the end of a tiring but fun walk come and relax in our beautiful rooms . The South Downs National park is about a 30 minute drive away. It’s beautiful for walking, cycling or just enjoying a pub meal.

 

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Beat the Winter blues!

January, traditionally, is a bleak month with people feeling post-Christmas blues, feeling the financial pinch, and often having to deal with typical winter weather! Yes even as I type this it’s snowing outside after an afternoon deluge of heavy rain and the forecast of icy conditions to welcome the drive to work tomorrow! Admit it – it’s why we love Great Britain and guarantees us a daily topic of conversation with anyone prepared to listen, whether wittingly or unwittingly!

Of course, there are always positives to most given situations and here are Beechwood, we always try to look on the bright side (even in gloomy weather!) So, with a roaring log fire to snuggle in front of, and with our beloved cockapoo, Teddy, to provide extra warmth and comfort, life is very cosy!

We always try to provide the maximum in comfort for all of our guests, all year round, from the warmth of our welcome to the home comforts that guests can enjoy. Whether in their bedrooms or downstairs in the conservatory breakfast room or our inviting lounge with enveloping sofas, every guest can escape the depressing winter blues, enabling total relaxation. What better way to enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee in January? You can also assume that visiting local attractions at this time of year will be a lot quieter than during the Spring and Summer months and many are open.

So, give us a call or check us our online and can promise you a stay that will live with you forever.first snow (33)Beechwood (86)

Christmas and New Year at Beechwood

Aah, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” famously crooned the late great Andy Williams. At Beechwood we luxuriate in the warm feelings emitted from tinsel, Christmas decorations, Christmas carols, mulled wine, mince pies and the joys of Christmas shopping!

Naturally, Christmas brings unbridled festive happiness here and we go to great lengths to adorn our B&B in such a way that visitors can’t help but get in the spirit. We take such care to decorate as perfectly as we possibly can and in the process get limitless personal satisfaction and enjoyment from the fruits of our labour. Christmas brings with it the sounds of presents being wrapped and the anticipation of seeing the smiles when loved ones unwrap them on Christmas morning. With Christmas Day being Carol’s birthday we take great care to make sure that her personal day of celebration doesn’t get lost in the usual festive melee so we make sure that she gets separate gifts for Christmas and birthday, wrapped in perfectly identifiable paper, with separate cakes for each occasion. This all brings even more of a festive spirit to Beechwood, to be surrounded by family and all wanting to bring the best the day has to offer.

Of course with Beechwood being centrally located for many tourist attractions and all within easy road access, there are countless festive activities taking place. Why not stay with us and enjoy the glorious warm glow of a Sussex Christmas? The abundance of National Trust venues in the area all place great emphasis upon Christmas celebrations and all are decorated to the highest standard, as you’d expect. Well worth a visit is Wakehurst Place near Ardingley. This fantastic National Trust property is home to a stunning house and vast woodland walks and gardens. At Christmas it also houses the largest Christmas tree in Sussex and it’s worth visiting at this time of year just to sample a Christmas spectacle in all its glory! There are numerous Christmas carol gatherings and performances organised at these National Trust venues and also in the local towns of Uckfield and Lewes. These certainly help get people in the mood for Christmas and there’s a festive buzz wherever you go. There’s a joyous wonder and a real sense of harmony when people join together to sing carols and add to that the spectacular surroundings of a National Trust venue. How could anyone fail to be inspired at Christmas?

Once Christmas has passed in a blur, often brought on by the usual excesses, we all look forward to seeing in the New Year. Resolutions and the anticipation of a fresh start usually dominate the mindset of many (once the hangovers have cleared, of course!). There’s the excitement of shaping the next year and the effect our efforts will potentially have upon us and our loved ones. We see in the New Year at The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne where Ceri works as a musician (in great demand over the period!) and Carol wouldn’t miss it for the world! New Year’s Eve tends to be regarded as the party occasion of the year, so if you are attending a party here in East Sussex, you could relieve some of the stress that comes with travelling to a party by booking to stay with us. Go on, pamper yourselves in to 2017!

Well, there’s only one way to sign off at this time of year and that is to wish everyone a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!

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Another accolade for Beechwood B&B at Halland

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Great reviews have helped Beechwood Bed and Breakfast at Halland win a coveted VisitEngland ROSE Award in recognition of the service they offer guests.

VisitEngland singled out some of the Beechwood reviews when announcing the award. It said there were numerous examples of the “exceptional hospitality” offered by Carol Hyland and Ceri Stenner who run the B&B.

Two of those reviews read:

“This was the most beautifully and tenderly I have ever felt cared for in a B&B or hotel. I really did forget I was there as a booked-in guest and felt like a friend who had been invited.”

“We had a lift from Ceri to the opera at Glyndebourne, and he collected us later. We shall certainly return to be pampered by Carol and Ceri in the future.”

VisitEngland says the ROSE award is designed to showcase establishments that provide the warmest of welcomes. There are 100 recipients, all Visit-England-assessed accommodation providers where the owners, managers and staff “really know how to delight their customers, irrespective of their star rating, style or type of accommodation”.

Carol and Ceri, who already have the top 5* Gold Award from Visit England in recognition of “exceptional quality within a property’s star rating or for outperforming a star rating” and the organisation’s Breakfast Award, were delighted with the latest accolade.

They said they enjoy looking after their guests and their aim is to provide everything they might wish for, from dressing gowns and slippers, to hair-dryers and mini-fridges, and a huge choice of food on the breakfast menu including a cooked breakfast, in addition to a warm welcome on arrival over a cup of tea or coffee and cake or biscuits.

They enjoy going out and about within Sussex themselves and so are able to recommend places to see, and pubs and restaurants to eat in.

Carol said: “Before the kids went to university there were always friends of friends in the house and it was always busy. Running the house as a B&B has brought it back to life. We are happiest when we have guests.”

When the guests are out and Ceri is at work Carol can usually be found with a paintbrush in her hand and the couple are constantly redecorating and refurbishing.

“We know the standard we have to maintain,” said Carol. She added that she has a nursing background and enjoys caring for the guests while Ceri is a musician and so their Glyndebourne visitors enjoy spending time with him.

• Contact details for Beechwood Bed and Breakfast can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Accommodation or Bed & Breakfast.

Another accolade for Beechwood B&B at Halland

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Great reviews have helped Beechwood Bed and Breakfast at Halland win a coveted VisitEngland ROSE Award in recognition of the service they offer guests.

VisitEngland singled out some of the Beechwood reviews when announcing the award. It said there were numerous examples of the “exceptional hospitality” offered by Carol Hyland and Ceri Stenner who run the B&B.

Two of those reviews read:

“This was the most beautifully and tenderly I have ever felt cared for in a B&B or hotel. I really did forget I was there as a booked-in guest and felt like a friend who had been invited.”

“We had a lift from Ceri to the opera at Glyndebourne, and he collected us later. We shall certainly return to be pampered by Carol and Ceri in the future.”

VisitEngland says the ROSE award is designed to showcase establishments that provide the warmest of welcomes. There are 100 recipients, all Visit-England-assessed accommodation providers where the owners, managers and staff “really know how to delight their customers, irrespective of their star rating, style or type of accommodation”.

Carol and Ceri, who already have the top 5* Gold Award from Visit England in recognition of “exceptional quality within a property’s star rating or for outperforming a star rating” and the organisation’s Breakfast Award, were delighted with the latest accolade.

They said they enjoy looking after their guests and their aim is to provide everything they might wish for, from dressing gowns and slippers, to hair-dryers and mini-fridges, and a huge choice of food on the breakfast menu including a cooked breakfast, in addition to a warm welcome on arrival over a cup of tea or coffee and cake or biscuits.

They enjoy going out and about within Sussex themselves and so are able to recommend places to see, and pubs and restaurants to eat in.

Carol said: “Before the kids went to university there were always friends of friends in the house and it was always busy. Running the house as a B&B has brought it back to life. We are happiest when we have guests.”

When the guests are out and Ceri is at work Carol can usually be found with a paintbrush in her hand and the couple are constantly redecorating and refurbishing.

“We know the standard we have to maintain,” said Carol. She added that she has a nursing background and enjoys caring for the guests while Ceri is a musician and so their Glyndebourne visitors enjoy spending time with him.

• Contact details for Beechwood Bed and Breakfast can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Accommodation or Bed & Breakfast.

NT Sheffield Park and Beechwood B & B.

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You may have already noted that staying with us at Beechwood B&B is the perfect central base for visiting the many National Trust gardens and houses in East Sussex. They vary in size and most include walks of many degrees of distance and difficulty. Alternatively, you could just stroll leisurely and meander, or sit peacefully, taking in their individual scenic beauty.

Sheffield Park Gardens, just 20 minutes drive from Beechwood, is a must-see at this time of year. It is an array of spectacular autumn colours, with 3 large interconnected lakes to wander around and to enjoy the breathtaking reflections of colour from the changing leaves. Enjoy the many ducks thriving in the lakes or at the lakesides in the pleasant autumnal sunshine and wonder at the interesting tree formations, with so many ancient trunks forming unique shapes. Naturally, Sheffield Park Gardens is a photographers delight especially in the sunshine but can be enjoyed in any weather. You would most certainly regret not having a camera to hand when you visit. It is worth noting, however, that during Spring and Autumn, the visitor numbers at Sheffield Park increase dramatically and so, with car parking space at a premium, be prepared to queue, particularly on a weekend or during the school half-terms.

There are several walks across fields where you can breathe in the country air and witness the amazing scenery, after which there is a relaxing tea room setting to replenish your energy with a hearty cooked or cold lunch and cakes with a selection of hot and cold drinks. As with most National Trust properties, Sheffield Park Gardens has its own shop, selling an array of history and cookbooks, local produce, games, clothing and many other items, with lots having a local link. Within the compound of Sheffield Park Gardens is a vineyard and walled garden, with almost a secret garden feel.

By exploring all of these sections of Sheffield Park, a whole day could quite easily pass and it would be a day you would remember forever. We, at Beechwood, never tire of visiting during the prime seasons of Spring and Autumn, so by staying with us, we are very happy to advise on any aspect of Sheffield Park.

October means Pumpkins and Halloween.

Today I visited Sharnfolds in Hailsham  from  www.beechwoodbandb.co.uk  approx 15 minute drive img_5269 head towards Eastbourne but turn off at Hailsham and follow THE B2104 to the farm. http://www.sharnfoldfarm.co.uk.Its a fab farm shop, with its own butchers, PYO fruit, coffee shop,kids adventure playground, tractor rides and much more.Half term fun for the children and Adults alike.

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