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…

Steyning Food & Drink Festival
Brighton and Sussex

Steyning Food & Drink Festival

Steyning Food & Drink Festival takes place every year. It usually runs throughout September and in early October. The 2021 Food & Drink Festival will celebrate the wonderful local produce, with the area’s best artisan food and drink producers and venues. Steyning Farmer’s Market The Festival usually starts with the Farmer’s Market on the first…

Vineyards and Wine Tours
Brighton and Sussex

Vineyards and Wine Tours

Vineyards and Wine Tours are within easy reach of Steyning. Tours are usually on offer through the summer months. The number of successful commercial vineyards in Sussex have been growing in recent years. Locally produced wines often do very well in international competitions. The chalk soil similar to that of the Champagne region of France,…

Gliding in West Sussex
Brighton and Sussex

Gliding in West Sussex

Enjoy gliding in West Sussex at the South Downs Gliding Club in Cootham. Gliding locally dates back to 1909, when 16 year old Gordon England flew from nearby Amberley Mount. Southdown Gliding Club started in 1930, so is one of the oldest in the UK. It is also one of the largest and best equipped…

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…

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….

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…