Stay at Beechwood B and B in East Sussex and visit Lewes.
Surely one of the prettiest towns in Sussex, with its mixture of medieval and 18th-century houses, Lewes is bursting at its timbered seams with history. Beer lovers will be delighted to know that Sussex’s premier ale, Harveys, is brewed in town, and there are plenty of cosy pubs in which to sample it. Lewes is also famous for its Bonﬁre Night, which sees a cast of thousands parading through the streets in fancy dress with burning crosses before the pièce de résistance: efﬁgies are burned in the nearby ﬁelds.
Located on the undulating South Downs, in a vista of buttery hills and widescreen skies, Spring Barn Farm is manna from heaven for kids, and perfect for campers who like a good walk. Let’s start with the secluded campsite: it’s basic – little more than a ﬁeld with a nearby loo block – but the views are fantastic. Look out over the downs, peer into the adjacent Children of the Corn maize ﬁeld, and hear the myriad calls of animals from the adjoining farm. Kids love the farm park in the farm’s central building and the menagerie outside. If goats, rabbits, and chickens are passé, then show them the cheeky Shetland ponies and South American alpacas with their Thunderbird-puppet lips. The maze is great fun too; three acres of twisting turns in which to lose yourself.
Welcome to Dale Hill Golf Club.
Situated in over 350 acres of fine grounds, high on the Sussex Weald, Dale Hill Hotel and Golf Club combines the best in modern facilities with the style and refinement desired by discerning guests. Located on the Kent and East Sussex borders and less than 1 mile from the A229 between the villages of Flimwell and Ticehurst, the South East’s best kept secret is waiting to be found. Many of the hotel’s spacious 35 bedrooms are located on the south side of the hotel, offering stunning views across the golf course and the surrounding Weald.