Standen House
Brighton and Sussex

Standen House

Standen House is a wonderful Arts and Crafts family home! The building was designed between 1891 and 1894 by architect Philip Webb, a friend of William Morris, for a prosperous London solicitor, his wife and their family of seven children. The house is constructed in the Wealden vernacular style with sandstone quarried from the estate…

Long Distance Paths
Brighton and Sussex

Long Distance Paths

There are several long distance paths that run through or close to Steyning. The best known are the South Downs Way, the Monarch’s Way and the Downs Link Path. The South Downs Way is probably the most popular long distance path near Steyning. It passes several local landmarks: Chanctonbury Ring, 3 miles to the west…

Parham House
Brighton and Sussex

Parham House

Parham House and Gardens Parham House is a wonderful example of an Elizabethan building with a great hall and long gallery. Set in a deer park, it also has attractive gardens and a plant shop. The gardens are open and the house is reopening on 21st July 2021: Pre booking essential. The house and gardens…

Steyning Parish Church
Brighton and Sussex

Steyning Parish Church

Steyning Parish Church has a long history dating back to the 8th or 9th century. Legends claim that St Cuthman, a Saxon saint, was wheeling his invalid mother in a handcart when its rope broke. He believed this was a sign from God that he should establish a church close by. St Cuthman is depicted…

Rewilding at the Knepp Estate
Brighton and Sussex

Rewilding at the Knepp Estate

Rewilding at the Knepp Estate  Rewilding at the Knepp Estate, just south of Horsham, West Sussex, began in 2001. Their aim is to establish an ecosystem where nature is given as much freedom as possible.  Rare species  E.g. nightingales and purple emperor butterflies,  are now breeding here and numbers of common species have increased substantially….

Cafes in Steyning
Brighton and Sussex

Cafes in Steyning

Eating Outside There are lovely cafes and pubs in Steyning where you can sit outside and eat. They are all within a 10 minute walk from Rosebud Holiday Cottage! Cafes in Steyning: Cobblestone Tea House Cobblestone Tea House is lovely venue just off Steyning High Street, where you can enjoy a snack or afternoon tea….

Shopping in Steyning
Brighton and Sussex

Shopping in Steyning

Shopping in Steyning is a delight! Shopping in Steyning is a pleasure with independent retailers running almost every shop in the High Street. La Maison Verte La Maison Verte is one of several shops where you might look for gifts. Their stock of ever changing home accessories includes lighting, glassware, ceramics, fabrics and decorative items…

Arundel – Just half an hour away!
Brighton and Sussex

Arundel – Just half an hour away!

Arundel I particularly recommend visiting the small town of Arundel –  a half an hour drive from Steyning.  This picturesque West Sussex market town is best known for its 11th century Castle and its Victorian cathedral. Do visit Arundel Castle and it’s attractive gardens. It overlooks the River Arun and was built at the end of the 11th…

Lewes – the county town of East Sussex
Brighton and Sussex

Lewes – the county town of East Sussex

Lewes is a most attractive market town. It’s a half an hour drive from Steyning. Go there and you’ll see medieval streets, old English churches and tiny twittens (a Sussex word for alleyway). Although surrounded by chalk cliffs, the town is dominated by the remains of a 1000 year Norman castle. Panoramic views are guaranteed…

West Sussex Canal Cruises
Brighton and Sussex

West Sussex Canal Cruises

West Sussex Canal Cruises run along the Wey and Arun Canal starting from rural Loxwood .. a half an hour drive from Steyning. They usually take between 35 mins and an hour and a half. These leisurely trips usually start in early April and run every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until the end…