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…

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….

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…

South Downs Dew Ponds
Brighton and Sussex

South Downs Dew Ponds

South Downs dew ponds are lovely! You can find them wherever sheep and cattle traditionally went for summer grazing. Surviving ponds probably number at least 500 across England. Today they are often overgrown with their banks badly trampled by livestock. They have become picturesque havens for butterflies and romantic spots for ramblers enjoying a picnic….

The Best Pier in Sussex
Brighton and Sussex

The Best Pier in Sussex

The best pier in Sussex has to be Brighton Pier. It is one of five that are still standing and that you can walk along. British seaside piers date from the early 1800’s. Generations of holidaymakers and local residents enjoy visiting them. Brighton Pier Certainly the most popular pier in both Sussex and the UK…

Bramber and St Mary’s House
Brighton and Sussex

Bramber and St Mary’s House

Bramber and St Mary’s House Bramber and St Mary’s House are well worth a visit. The Village: Bramber is a pretty place just a mile from Steyning. It often wins ‘Britain in Bloom’ awards. You can enjoy some nature walks at Bramber Brooks. You will also find a pub and a Chinese restaurant!  Catch the…