Guests who enjoy walking wrote the following: “Lovely, well equipped cottage. Didn’t use car at all, so many walks from the village. Had our own maps but leaflets and books in the cottage were very helpful”
Many walkers stay at Rosebud Cottage. The South Downs in Sussex has many well sign posted footpaths. So if you enjoy walking perhaps you’d like a break there too?
England’s longest water filled moat surrounds the site which dates back to 1229. Michelham has a fascinating 800 year history, from its foundation by Augustinian canons, through the destruction caused by the dissolution of the monasteries in Tudor times and into its later life as a country house. It is a lovely peaceful place – one of my favourites!
As well as the historic house there are seven acres of grounds with kitchen garden and medieval herb garden, a working watermill, working forge & interactive medieval gallery in the 14th century gatehouse.Details at https://sussexpast.co.uk
Another picture of the excellent Weald and Downland Museum..
Discover traditional buildings that tell the story of the people who lived and worked in them over a 600-year period! Explore the 40-acre site and visit some of their 50 exhibit buildings.
Many of their houses are furnished to recreate historic domestic interiors. Enjoy demonstrations: E.g Cooking in their Tudor kitchen; milling flour in their working watermill; blacksmithing in their Victorian smithy.
Arundel, in West Sussex, is well worth a visit & Arundel Castle – seen here in the background – is a favourite destination for tourists.
There are nearly 1,000 years of history at the castle, situated in magnificent grounds overlooking the River Arun in West Sussex and built at the end of the 11th century by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Arundel. The oldest feature is the motte, an artificial mound, over 100 feet high from the dry moat, and constructed in 1068: followed by the gatehouse in 1070.
Head for Huxley's Bird of Prey Centre near Horsham, in West Sussex, for a Meet an Owl session. All the owls are hand reared which gives you the chance to say hello without them being nervous or scared. Make sure you are there for midday!
In the flying display audience participation is encouraged. All of their birds are trained to show only natural wild behaviour and not tricks. So if you would like to see how differently Buzzards, Owls and Falcons go about hunting in the wild go along to the flying lawn at 2.30 pm
An important part of the Centre's work is the rescue and rehabilitation of wild, injured birds of prey. Their aim is to return as many to the wild as possible and if this is not possible to give the bird the care that it needs in captivity. This past year has seen Tawny owls, Little owls, Barn owls, Kestrels and Buzzards, all successfully returned to where they belong.
The Devil's Dyke is the longest ‘dry’ valley in the UK and home to the ruined ramparts of an Iron Age hill fort, as well as some adventurous hangliders!
This is a deservedly popular spot ….. Hikers can join the South Downs Way here and soon escape any crowds…
So you can get the most out of some of the South Downs most beautiful locations, there is a special bus service during weekends and public holidays from Brighton – Devil's Dyke. Catch the no 77 (weekends and public holidays only)
The Devils Dyke is just 7 miles from rural Steyning in West Sussex.