Local facilities

Beckley is the nearest village, half a mile away. The historic town of Rye is only 5 miles away, with its beautiful medieval buildings and a good selection of shops and restaurants.

Attractions

There are numerous local attractions to suit all ages and tastes.

For walkers, there are woodland walks directly from the house. Romney Marsh is ideal for flat walking, with several good pubs along the way. Fairlight area is equally near for those preferring hilly cliff top walks.

The Coast

For those after a bit of sand and sea Bixley Cottage is only 5 miles from the sea. The long sandy beach at Camber is 2 miles on from Rye or Winchelsea in the opposite direction with it’s shingled beach.

Dungeness, on the peninsula, is an important staging post for landbird migrants and the Observatory is uniquely positioned for year round bird watching. Derek Jarman’s converted fisherman's hut and garden are to be found at Dungeness.

Historic attractions

Bodiam Castle - National Trust medieval moated castle, is set in open grounds near Robertsbridge.

Batemans, Burwash - Rudyard Kipling's former home. Interior of the Jacobean house reflects the author's associations with the East as well as the beautiful gardens.

Great Dixter House, Northiam - Edwin Lutyens restored this medieval house and designed the gardens in 1910, and was home to Christopher Lloyd, who created one of the most experimental gardens in England.

Family interest

Hawhurst Owl Rescue Centre

Rone Breeds Centre, Woodchurch

Bodiam Boating Station, Newenden

Mermaid Street, Rye

Mermaid Street, Rye

Lamb House, Rye

Lamb House, Rye

Great Dixter, Northiam

Great Dixter, Northiam

Batemans, (Rudyard Kipling House)

Batemans, (Rudyard Kipling House)

Bodiam Castle

Bodiam Castle

Derek Jarman's garden, Dungerness

Derek Jarman's garden, Dungerness

Winchelsea Beach

Winchelsea Beach

Camber Sands

Camber Sands