About this listing
Muddy boots are especially welcomed! Come and share our relaxed, friendly and flexible home in the South Downs National Park. We have two double and one single bedroom available; please see separate listings for each.
We have two double and one single room to let, see separate listings for each one (a fourth room is available on request). We have internet access and Wi-Fi. You will be sharing the house with your hosts.
Bedroom 3 has a single bed, desk, chair and wardrobe with drawers. Out of the window you can see the garden and the gate to the Downs.
There is a bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and shower which is shared by all guests, (we have our own bathroom). Towels, bathrobes, toiletries are provided.
We will be able to provide you with a good breakfast and in fine weather this can be served in the garden under the pergola.
We have a large kitchen and you would be welcome to use it to make cups of coffee/tea and to cook your own meals. We can provide you with cupboard and fridge space. You would be welcome to share all our common spaces. In the garden there is plenty of seating in the sun and shade. We have a sitting room with an open fire which we light in the cold weather. We have a large basement with washing machine and drier and a place for washing muddy boots. We also have facilities for storing and repairing bicycles during your stay. We have a pool table for careful players.
Interaction with guests
We are happy to help with any questions guests may have and can offer advice on walks, cycle paths and local amenities. We are also happy to spend time with you or will give you the space to be on your own.
We live in a quiet cul-de-sac on the western side of the historic and picturesque town of Lewes which nestles in the South Downs.
The views from the front of the house are spectacular; you can see seven miles south to Newhaven. On a clear day you can even see the ferry arriving. At the back of the house we have a gate leading through a copse, then straight onto the Downs where there are an endless variety of beautiful walks and cycle paths. The South Downs Way is just a short distance away.
There are plenty of restaurants and pubs in Lewes and the surrounding area as well as a variety of shops including two cycle shops and a specialist outdoor shop.
The centre of the town is 15-20 minutes’ walk away. Buses are frequent from the bottom of the road to the town and onward to Tunbridge Wells. On the opposite side of the road you can take a 20-30 minute bus ride direct to Brighton. The railway station is a bus ride or 20-25 minute walk. Our nearest airport is Gatwick and there is a direct train to Lewes which takes about 30 minutes. If you are arriving by train (if we are available) we can meet you at the station. There is room in our driveway for two or three cars.
Other things to note
We have two friendly cats so we regret we can’t accommodate any other pets. We welcome people of all ages but our garden may not be suitable for very young children as we have an uncovered pond and a steep drop from the garden to the driveway. We have no disabled access as there are steps up to our front door.
If you smoke, there is plenty of space outside!
I am married to Neil, we met at school in Lewes and we have lived almost all our lives in this area. We have nearly 40 years’ experience of letting rooms to lodgers from all over the world and we like to think that our priorities are giving people a home from home. We love meeting new people and often make firm friendships with the people who have lived with us. Neil works from home as a Surveyor and I help him with the paperwork. We have three grown up children who come home to visit from time to time and we have two very friendly rescued cats. My interests are vegetable gardening, cooking, singing, knitting, storytelling and family history research. Neil is more active and his interests are rock climbing, skiing, mountaineering, cycling and yoga. We both like walking and playing bridge. We have done a fair bit of travelling in our time. In the 1970’s we travelled the “Hippie Trail” to Afghanistan and India in our VW Camper Van. More recently Neil has been mountaineering in the Himalayas and I have visited our daughter who was working in Vanuatu.