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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
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.