Join a Wine Tour at Bolney

Join a Wine Tour at Bolney

Sussex vineyards are increasingly successful …

Bolney Estate Tours

The Bolney Estate runs regular tours – you can book online:

Grand Gourmet Tour: £42.50 per person – A comprehensive tour of their vineyard and winery, a tutored tasting of five of their award winning wines and a charcuterie style lunch (allow up to 3½ hours)

Sparkling Afternoon Tea Tour: £34.50 per person – A comprehensive tour of their vineyard and winery, a tutored tasting of four of their award winning sparkling wines and an Afternoon Tea (allow up to 2½ hours)

Taster Tour: £16.00 per person – A tour of their vineyard and winery and a tutored tasting of three of their award winning wines (allow up to 1½ hours)

Details at https://www.bolneywineestate.com

Just a 22 minute drive from Steyning (A281; B2135; A272) The nearest mainline train stations for Bolney are Haywards Heath or Burgess Hill (both about 15 minutes by taxi)

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Time for a trip to Brighton?

Time for a trip to Brighton?

We have had some of the highest temperatures of the year in the last few days….

I love to be at the seaside in this weather..

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Rural Steyning in West Sussex is just 10 miles from Brighton … the nearest beach is at Shoreham by Sea.

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Have a good one at Brighton this weekend !

 

More than 5000 years of history at Cissbury Ring!

More than 5000 years of history at Cissbury Ring!

Just north of the coastal town of Worthing, Cissbury Ring is one of the jewels in the crown of the new South Downs National Park. It's the largest hill fort in Sussex and has a history dating back over 5,000 years.

Set high up on a chalk promontory, its ditch and ramparts enclose about sixty-five acres. From the top on a clear day you can see forever, with views across to the chalk cliffs beyond Brighton and as far as the Isle of Wight.

Centuries of continuous grazing have produced a marvellous habitat for butterflies and flowers. Rare plants such as the round headed rampion, known as the ‘Pride of Sussex’, thrive here. If you want to walk, fly a kite or just enjoy some spectacular views Cissbury has it all.

During spring and autumn you can see a wide variety of migratory birds as Cissbury is one of the first coastal landing points after their long flight across the channel.

It's a 4 or 5 mile walk from Rosebud Cottage in Steyning!

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National Trust Gardens in East Sussex

National Trust Gardens in East Sussex

Sheffield Park is a magnificent landscaped garden laid out in the 18 century by 'capability' Brown and further developed in the early years of the 20 century by its owner, Arthur G Soames. The centrepiece is the original four lakes.

There are dramatic shows of daffodils and bluebells in spring, and the rhododendrons, azaleas and stream garden are spectacular in early summer. Autumn brings stunning colours from the many rare trees and shrubs …perhaps the best time to visit?

Details at http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheffield-park-and-garden

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Sheffield Park Gardens – Sussex – England
Would you like to see this place?

 

Relax at Chanctonbury Ring in West Sussex

Relax at Chanctonbury Ring in West Sussex

Chanctonbury

Originally a small hill fort in a commanding position – so you can enjoy fantastic views over the surrounding countryside. Pottery found and carbon dating on an animal bone suggest the fort was built in the early Iron Age, but some Bronze Age pottery has also been found.

The site is well known due to the beech trees, planted in 1760 by Charles Goring. They subsequently became a famous landmark, however, the Great Storm of 1987 destroyed most of them. The replanted trees are doing well.

If you walk on the South Downs Way – one of 17 national trails – you will pass Chanctonbury Ring. It is 242 metres above sea level. It is only 3 miles from Steyning & 15 miles from Brighton

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A great place to visit with children!

A great place to visit with children!

Drusillas Park in East Sussex is is widely regarded as the best small zoo in the country and they’ve created an animal and child friendly, family environment where the focus is always on involvement.

Details at http://www.drusillas.co.uk/

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#zoo #childfriendly #eastsussex #placestosee #england #steyningcottages #holidayhome #accommodation

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Fancy cooling off this wkend? Come to our new splashpad Get Wet! & keep your little monkeys cool! #splashpad #sussex

 

Love history & architecture? Discover this quaint Saxon church!

Love history & architecture? Discover this quaint Saxon church!

St Botolph's Church has been referred to by a historian as one of the 'lost downland churches". It is in a peaceful spot next to the River Adur.

Admire the clean lines and perfect setting of the small, attractive church! The nave and chancel are Saxon. At the west end of the south wall is an original round-headed Saxon window.

The Saxons took advantage of the power vacuum in Sussex left behind by the Romans when they could no longer afford to maintain outlying parts of their empire in the fifth century. When the people of Sussex asked Rome for help in defending themselves from Saxon raiders, the Empire decided it couldn’t afford to strike back and left Britain to fight for its own future.

The name Sussex comes from an adaptation of the name South Saxons.

The church also has fragments of medieval wall painting …

Photos & post by Jenny at http://www.steyningcottages.co.uk

This lovely small church is just a couple of miles from Steyning & within easy reach of Brighton. I have walked there from nearby Bramber following the River Adur.

#history #architecture #placestovisit #church #steyningcottages #sussex #england

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