Standen House – A Wonderful Arts and Crafts family home!
Designed in the 1890’s, Standen House is decorated with Morris carpets, fabrics and wallpapers.It still has its original electric light fittings! This National Trust property is near East Grinstead and within easy reach of Steyning.
Saturday 24 November 2018– Sunday 6 January, 11am-3pm
Go into the house past the lit fireplace in the hall. You will find each room dressed for a different decade in which the family celebrated Christmas at Standen. Once you have enjoyed the festivities in the house, check out the Arts and Crafts inspired gifts in the shop. After that enjoy a warming drink and Christmas treat in Barn Café.
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Christmas Fair at Windlesham House School
This local school will hold a Christmas Fair on Friday 3rd Nov 2018 from 9.30 to 1.30.
The venue is just a 12 minute journey by car from Rosebud Cottage. Drive west along the A283 then head south down the the A24. The postcode is RH20 4AY.
This is a free annual event. All profits this year will go to Children in Need.
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Yummy events continue until the 7th October 2018
27 Sept: Sloe gin / Hedgerow Booze Workshop
28/29/30 Sept: Beer Festival
30 Sept: Fundraising breakfast for local hospice
30 Sept: Farm Walk and cream tea
6 Oct: Special Farmer’s Market Event
Details @ http://www.steyningdistrictfooddrinkfestival.co.uk/
Tasty pizzas every Friday evening!
Enjoy the authentic Italian taste of their handmade-to-order wood-fired pizzas. They use locally sourced ingredients whenever they can.. Choose from their menu or build your own pizza from their extensive extras board.
You’ll find them in Steyning High Street car park every Fri evening from 6 to 9. Just a 5 minute walk away from Rosebud Cottage
Arundel Festival takes place towards the end of each August. This is one of the biggest arts and music festivals in West Sussex.
The small historic town is a half an hour drive from Steyning and well worth a visit.
Find out about the Steyning Food and Drink Festival
Wine Tasting is on the Doorstep
Wine Tasting on the Doorstep at the Wiston Estate: Enjoy a tour and taste wines at the nearby Wiston Estate … Just a mile or so from Rosebud Cottage.
The cost is £15 per person.
I also particularly recommend a visit to Nutbourne vineyard and winery near Pulborough.
Find out when the tours are and book!
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English Wine from Upperton Vineyard
English wines from Upperton Vineyards have won several awards in recent years.
You can visit Upperton without paying or join a tour. Read about their tours at http://www.uppertonvineyards.co.uk/tours-events/
The vineyard is a 40 minute drive from Steyning on the A283.
T 01798 343695
You could combine a trip here with a visit to Petworth House or to Bignor Roman Villa.
West Sussex vineyard tours are also available at Stopham Vineyard
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Stopham Vineyard Tours
Stopham Vineyard Tours are held on every other Saturday from April to October with optional lunch at the nearby White Hart Pub .. seen here in my photos ..
The vineyard, winery and wine tasting tours start at 11 am or 2 pm. Tours are led by the winemaker and last about 2 hours.
It costs £25 for the tour – an extra £17 for the two course lunch..
Details and booking at
Stopham Vineyard Tours
+44 (0)1798 865666
You can travel there from Steyning on the 100 bus. This service is hourly and takes 30 minutes with an 8 minute walk. Alternatively you can drive there via the A283 in 25 minutes.
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Sussex Gardens Open for Charity: Bignor Park
Many Sussex Gardens open for charity each year. I recommend a visit to the gardens in Bignor Park.
You will find 11 acres of gardens to explore, with fantastic views of the South Downs. You’ll see interesting trees, shrubs, and wild flower areas. The walled flower garden has wonderful herbaceous borders. Wander and admire the temple, Greek loggia, Zen pond and unusual sculptures.
Bignor Park is in West Sussex, RH20 1HG. It is 5 miles south of Petworth & Pulborough. It is well sign posted from the B2138. The nearest villages are Sutton, Bignor & West Burton. It’s just a 30 minute drive from Rosebud Holiday Cottage in Steyning!
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Pubs in Steyning
The pubs in Steyning are all within a 10 minute walk from Rosebud Cottage!
The Star Inn, in the High Street, is the newest, yet dates back to the early 1700’s! It’s a cosy place in the winter months, whilst in the summer you can relax outside in their garden.
A little further on you’ll find The Chequer Inn – a historic 15th Century Coaching House. The inn today retains many of its original features, including open fires and intriguing timber-framed architecture.
The next pub you’ll see is The White Horse – perhaps the first pub in Steyning. The oldest part of the building – nearest the High Street – probably dates from the 15th century.
All three of these pubs serve food throughout the year.
Finally there the Norfolk Arms in Church Street. The bar is rather like someone’s front living room!
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