The medieval county town of Lewes is surrounded by chalk cliffs nestling in the Sussex countryside and still presided over by the remains of a Norman Castle. Lewes Cottage is just up from the high street and offers comfortable accommodation over four floors close to the town centre, where you can indulge in some retail therapy and browse amongst the independent retailers, boutiques, craft workshops, antiques and bookshops. Famous people with links to the town include Thomas Paine, author of the ‘Rights of Man’, which forms the basis of the American Revolution, who was born in Lewes, and Thomas Harvard, founder of Harvard, who was married here. Take a tour round the Harvey’s Brewery, the oldest independent brewers in east Sussex and sample the wares. On Tuesdays, spot the Harvey’s Brewery horse and cart in the high street - a reminder of a bygone era. Visit the town house of Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII’s fourth wife. The town’s most important event is the Lewes bonfire on November 5th, marking the uncovering of the gunpowder plot in 1605. Country walks abound from the town including over Mount Caburn to Glynde, Lewes Brooks, an RSPB reserve, or stroll along the River Ouse and walk on the South Downs Way. Enjoy the summer Festival at Glyndbourne or hop on a ferry at Newhaven and cross the channel to Dieppe. If you wish to travel further afield, the coastal towns of Eastbourne and Brighton are only 8 miles away. Buses to Brighton leave from the bus stop close to the property every 15 minutes, and takes just 15 minutes to get to the Pavilion and 20 minutes to the pier (traffic permitting). The train station is just a 15-minute walk away, with trains to London (1 or 2 every hour) and Brighton (every 30 minutes). Beach 10 miles. Shop and pub 25 yards, restaurant 50 yards.
Living/dining room: With open fire, 28" Smart TV and wooden floor.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Lower Ground Floor:
Games room: With board games.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bathroom: With claw-foot roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed and sloping ceiling.
Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot. Welcome pack. Small courtyard. On road parking outside property at cost, additional free on road parking on roads close by. Please note: There are 2 steep steps to the courtyard.