Beechwood B&B car free holidays and days out in Lewes and surrounding areas with Go South Downs.

Well – why not give your car a rest, and enjoy a car free holiday in and around Lewes. Go South Downs helps you plan every element of your visit, from how to get to Lewes by public transport, where to stay, eat, and ideas for things to do.

We have culture, Literacy heroes Virginia wolf. We have South Downs wine Award wining and vineyard tours.

You can have an adventure and cycle the South Downs Way, or take to the skies, kite flying and paragliding.

trains:      Buses

Beechwood holds lots of devices in stock for your bike from pumps to nutrak tubes, water bottles ,tools for cycling. If you should come unstuck whilst cycling beechwood hopefully can supply you with help.

You can cycle from Beechwood to Lewes and enjoy a car free break in and around Lewes. Explore ancient attractions and an eclectic mix of independent shops, galleries and antique shops. Unwind in one of the many cafes and restaurants all serving local food or wonder our cobbled streets and quirky twitters- ancient saxon alleyways revealing the most amazing views of the South Downs. Discover a Norman Castle a medieval timber framed house Cluniac priory ruins. Saxon burial mounds, The Long Man of Wilmington carved into the hillside, the homes of bloomsbury writers and artists, the unspoilt Cuckmere estuary along the South Down Way.DSC_0390DSC_0096new 584


Beechwood B and B and East Sussex.


Beechwood  busy Glyndebourne season has now come to an end , but touring glyndebourne will be here soon.  we are now welcoming guests who are looking to enjoy the wonderful scenery and places to visit that East Sussex has to offer.


This week we have the Wood Fair at Bentley .

This year’s show is starting to shape up nicely They have a whole host of new exhibitors as well as our regular stall holders, but still have space available. if you are part of a ‘woody’ business or trade and are interested in exhibiting with us this year, please get in touch via our exhibitor’s page. A  number of musical acts will be  in the beer tent, new demonstrators, and a wide range of new children’s activities. Unfortunately Beechwood is sold out for this venue.

Touring Glyndebourne 2017

The Glyndebourne Tour delivers more world-class opera on stage and on screen in autumn 2017 to venues across the country, including Glyndebourne, Milton Keynes, Canterbury, Norwich, Woking and Plymouth.

On stage will be two of the world’s most beloved operas – Il barbiere di Siviglia and Così fan tutte– and Brett Dean’s new Hamlet, after its world premiere at Festival 2017.

In autumn 2017, after three weeks of performances at Glyndebourne, the Tour will visit Canterbury, Norwich, Milton Keynes, Woking and Plymouth.

In the Autumn you can enjoy a stay at Beechwood B and B which is only a 9 min drive to Glyndebourne. Enjoy breakfast in our conservatory overlooking our wonderful garden.

We can also drop you off and collect you from Glyndebourne at £35 return journey.


For other things on in East Sussex please visit…….//


Beechwood B and B still remains a place of Excellence  voted by TripAdvisor 2017 . please check out our reviews at Beechwood B and B.We  have held this accolade for years now which is a real privilege. We also are FIVE star Gold accredited by Visit England/AA. We have a Breakfast Award for Excellent breakfasts served. We also have a Bronze award with Green Tourism

Green Tourism, the natural leader in green grading .Green Tourism certificate, logo and plaque to promote to customers who care about the planet

for excellence in Environmentally friendly B and B.


A mystery guest booked in this year who happened to be an undercover Inspector. Visit England  come to  Inspect us at Beechwood every year to establish if we have continued our very high standards that we have maintained for 11 years of trading as a B and B.

Well today I received my report and we are still 5* Gold, plus still Receiving an accolade for our breakfasts.

Ceri and I work very hard maintaining standard at Beechwood and I hope it shows through the passion we have for the business.

Please see recent review on TripAdvisor.

“The perfect b&b”
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile
My husband and I recently stayed at Beechwood whilst visiting East Sussex for the first time. I have to say that we picked the most amazingly luxurious accommodation. It was by far the best place we’ve ever stayed in. We stayed in the Sapphire Room (all rooms are named after gemstones and it’s easy to see why,) which has the most inviting private shower room just across the landing. The room itself is furnished with the greatest attention to detail with everything anyone could wish for in a top class b&b. Carol and Ceri even dressing gowns and slippers to add to the overall comfort and the room is incredibly tastefully decorated. The shower was the most luxurious power shower and Des, my husband, didn’t want to get out. I especially liked the classy toiletries provided. The bed was sumptuous and obviously of the highest quality and we both, unusually for us when travelling had the perfect nights sleep. We were very warmly welcomed with a lovely pot of tea and biscuits upon arrival and Carol and Ceri are especially good at making you feel so welcome. They engage fully with all of the guests, showing great interest in what we do and where we live. They were also very knowledgable about East Sussex and the places we would be interested in visiting. The advise they gave was spot on, to the point of helping us avoid roadworks. Breakfast was delicious and cooked to perfection. There is a comprehensive menu to choose from the night before and when you state your preferred breakfast time, you can guarantee that it will be freshly cooked for you. I chose eggs benedict and Des had smoked salmon with scrambled eggs. The poached eggs were perfect and Carol and Ceri even passed on their cooking tips, there is everything set out at breakfast and the range of cereals, jams, fruits etc is astonishing. Breakfast is served in the conservatory, overlooking their beautiful garden, which they said they tend to. You can watch the birds pecking at the seed and nutholders and their lovely friendly dogs wander around and don’t make a all we do can will definitely be returning for more of the 5 star treatment. Beechwood deserves all of the many awards that they’ve received and Carol and Ceri work incredibly hard to make sure that everyone gets a 5 star stay.

Stayed April 2017, travelled as a couple

Bentley Wood fair /Beechwood B and B

Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum is situated just outside of Lewes in a peaceful corner of the East Sussex Countryside.  Open every day from 10.00am to 5.00 pm

With around 90 acres to explore, including the wildfowl reserve, living willow tunnels, woods (complete with replica round houses), adventure playground and motor museum, you can easily spend a whole day relaxing in these beautiful surroundings. The miniature railway and café are popular highlights, as are the craft workshops, and miniature Shetland ponies  

The ever popular Bentley Woodfair which is held over the weekend of 15th – 17th September 2017, and our christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 25th November 2017.

 Beechwood B and B is situated five minutes away from Bentley. We have two double rooms and one twin bedded room. Relax in our beautifully maintained gardens.DSC_0516

 The wood fair is a lot of fun for all of the family, the kids are free to run around the beautiful grounds and explore. There will be a food stalls cake tents and several places to eat and drink. The walk through the woods is a real fun experience amongst  all the trees and people doing wood carvings to fencing. over 100 exhibitors and many crafts men exhibiting their works.woodfair2woodfair1woodfair4woodfair5

Woodfair is a celebration of woodlands, forestry, timber, trees woodcrafts and much more…

The whole site holds two fields of stands, exhibits and displays and an amazing woodland full of demonstrations and activities.

Bentley Woodfair started in 1996 and continues to support local rural businesses and crafts while educating and entertaining families.

With demonstrations of machinery, tree climbing, childrens activities, lots of local food,  a beer tent, and a really great atmosphere.


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One of the major East Sussex summer festivals takes place every August Bank Holiday in the shape of the medieval re-enactment in the grounds of Herstmonceux Castle. The event runs throughout the weekend, allowing visitors to camp, glamp or even to stay at luxurious accommodation in the area such as Beechwood B&B for the whole weekend or to just visit for the day. The castle is a hive of excitement and perfectly mirrors the kind of enthusiasm the locals of that time would have shown, giving local traders the opportunity to show their wares and their skills.

The festival covers jousting events, battle re-enactments, stage shows featuring jesters, jugglers, minstrels playing authentic medieval instruments and dancers. There are also many activities to entertain and engage children of all ages. All sections of the castle grounds are filled with stalls for tarot readers, skilled woodworkers, clothing of the kind worn in medieval times and food of the period.

It’s an event that everyone should have on their bucket list as it’s a very exciting weekend for people off all ages to enjoy. Why not top it off and stay with us at Beechwood B&B in comfortable 5 star gold accommodation to allow yourselves to relax and re-energise yourselves before experiencing the hustle and bustle of medieval life?

Five day celebration of short stories at Charleston.

Beechwood B and B  is  fine place to stay when visiting Charleston Festival we are just 20 mins away from Charleston.

Held in the beautiful grounds of Charleston near Firle, from Wednesday September the 27th to Sunday October the 1st themes of identity, immigration and protest arrears woven through this schedule. There are celebrations startling new fiction from some of the most exciting writers working today.. Gwendoline Riley,david Szalay and Tessa Hadley Mark Haddon and Alison macleod inspired by bloomsbury. There are a mix of Uk and International authors.


If you lived there you could make it absolutely divine.” – Virginia Woolf to her sister Vanessa Bell on Charleston.

In 1916 the artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant along with their unconventional household moved to Charleston. Carried by love, life, art and friendship, Bell and Grant challenged conventions and transformed Charleston from a typical Sussex farmhouse to a decorative masterpiece and vibrant artists’ garden.

Visit Charleston and step into the only complete Bloomsbury interior in the world and let us tell you the stories of the remarkable people who lived, visited and worked at Charleston.

Opening times at Charleston

1 March 2017 – 29 October 2017

Opening Times For The House:

Wednesdays – Saturdays : Guided Tours
March – June : 12pm – 5pm (last entry 4pm)
July & August : 11:30am – 5:30pm (last entry 4:30)
September & October : 12pm – 5pm (last entry 4pm)

Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays : Self-Guided Entry
March – October : 12pm – 5pm (last entry 4pm)

To ensure you get the most out of your visit the House is open by timed entry.  We advise that you book your tickets in advance to guarantee entry at your preferred time. You can book tickets to visit Charleston with our fast, secure, booking site.

Tickets can be booked in advance up until midnight of the day before you wish to visit.  If you are wanting to book for visiting today, we make some tickets available that can be purchased on the day in the Charleston Shop on a first come first served basis. Availability is limited.

SJ Marketing write about Beechwood B and B

Another busy season for Beechwood B & B

Beechwood B & B in Halland boasts a multi award-winning place to stay in East Sussex. Families, couples, businessmen and Glyndebourne enthusiasts are among the guests, many of whom return time after time.

Beechwood B & B Halland


So, what can you expect at Beechwood B & B? Apart from the standard tea and coffee making facilities, there are also ceiling fans in all rooms, a desk for travelling businessmen, and of course wifi. A good night’s sleep goes without saying, followed by a hearty breakfast every morning to start your day. There are 5 rooms to choose from – a twin room, 2 king size en-suite and two rooms that adjoin and share a bathroom, just right for families. There is also a stunning garden to relax in.

Beechwood B & B garden

Carol and Ceri’s bed and breakfast has a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. They are only 10 minute’s drive from the neighbouring town of Uckfield, and 1 mile from the popular East Sussex National Golf resort, ideal for meeting clients and networking facilities for corporate clients. The coastal towns of Brighton and Eastbourne are only half an hour’s drive away, and Gatwick airport a bit further afield.

Growing Business

The owner, Carol Hyland and her Partner Ceri say ‘people arrive as strangers, and return home as friends’. Carol has been the proprietor for 11 years, and what started as a hobby has turned into a thriving business over the years.


Carol and Ceri are naturally very proud of their Five Star Gold rating. They also boast several awards, including a Rose Award (June 2016) by ‘Visit England’ and a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ awarded by Trip Advisor for 5 consecutive years.

For further information on Beechwood B & B please visit their website.

Bed and Breakfast in East Sussex.

Beechwood B and BDSC_0838img_1451img_2620IMG_4046 (2) is an established B and B in Halland just outside Uckfield and Lewes. We have some beautiful rooms available for your stay, if its for pleasure or business we cater for you all.

We have one twin bedded room that suits many needs. We have three double rooms with king sized beds, one being downstairs and is open plan bedroom/bathroom.

Most guests in the summer are attending the Glyndebourne  Festival – which is less than a 10 min drive.

We have an extensive menu for breakfast which our guests  can choose from. We also cater for gluten free, diary free, vegetarian and all other requests. Our guests can sit and enjoy breakfast in the morning in our large conservatory overlooking the back garden and share your experiences with our other guests. We are proud to have won the Breakfast certificate from VisitEngland for Excellence.

Our garden is manicured and we have a large lawn, we are happy for you to chill on our luxury sun loungers or have lunch on the patio. Open a bottle of wine and just enjoy the garden.


Beechwood B and B has also won the certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor  for the fifth consecutive year. We welcome repeat customers along with new people looking for a fab place to stay. Our Motto is (Enter as strangers leave as friends)


Latest Tripadvisor review

Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent, large room with en-suite shower & bath, and seating area perfect for working or watching TV. Small fridge, tea & coffee making facilities and beautiful china cups & saucers. The rooms feel elegant & very comfortable.
Spotlessly clean throughout.
Nothing too much trouble for hosts Ceri & Carol e.g. when they were fully booked, they rearranged the cars on their drive to ensure that I could leave early in the morning at the weekend.
Wide range of mouth-watering options for a delicious breakfast. All served in their lovely conservatory overlooking the beautiful garden.
A thoroughly individual & unique B&B. My second visit and I will stay again!!

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Room Tip: All rooms are excellent quality. Twin room at rear overlooking garden may be quieter as some road no…
  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled on business

Ashdown Forest and Beechwood B and B

The Ashdown Forest covers 6,500 acres of stunning woods which stretches across Surrey Sussex and Kent, Its an area of special interest and an area of natural beauty, providing a unique habitat for a wide range of rare plants, birds and wildlife.

Discover more at Ashdown Forest...

Originally a deer hunting forest in Norman times, Ashdown Forest is now one of the largest free public access space in the South East. It is a great place for walking and enjoying spectacular views over the Sussex countryside and is known the world over as the ‘home’ of Winnie-the-Pooh.

The Forest is at the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has national and international protection because of its wildlife. Nearly two thirds of its 6500 acres (2500 hectares) are heathland, amounting to 2.5% of the UK’s extent of this rare habitat.

Walking over the forest is a must with your dogs or enjoy a picnic with your family.

Ashdown forest is also home to winnie the pooh, and you can visit the bridge and collect sticks on the way to throw under the bridge.

About Pooh
Winnie-the-Pooh was published in 1926 with illustrations by E.H. Shepard. Neither Christopher Robin nor his father could remember the origin of the name, though “Winnie” is said to be named after a bear brought from Winnipeg by a Canadian soldier called Lieutenant Colebourn, and then resident in London Zoo.

The characters in the story were Christopher Robin’s toys, although E.H. Shepard used his own bear (Growler) as the model for Winnie. The toys went on tour and ended up in the New York Public Library, where they now live (except for Roo who mysteriously disappeared).

Christopher Robin always blamed A.A. for the terrible teasing he got at boarding school and throughout his life and the two never really got on together. Christopher wrote about his life in several volumes with the most important two being The Enchanted Places and The Path Through The Trees.