The Local Area

Visit places in our Local Area


Hurstpierpoint in West Sussex, is well known for its famous public school 'Hurstpierpoint College' has other historic features of interest, some being a 15th century coaching inn, which now offers good food, good, local beers and is our well run local pub. You can walk on Roman roads whilst rambling through nearby country walks. The Elizabethan Danny House is set at the foot of Wolstonbury Hill. Although now a private residence, does from time to time host special lectures and talks. The house played an important role during the Second World War, when Sir Winston Churchill conducted strategic plans there during the war.

Our village, is surrounded by lovely countryside offering country pubs and country walks taking you both near and far.

Hurstpierpoint is only approximately 8 miles from the famous Brighton and Hove with its lovely beaches and seafront.

The City of Brighton and Hove, offers a wealth of interesting shops to browse through. The North Lanes are excellent for wandering through and discovering the diverse shops and eateries, antique shops and junk emporiums.

The famous Palace Pier, beaches and the esplanade are all special features, walking along the seaside, watching the interesting life, eating locally caught fish and shell fish along the beach pathway.

There are Museums and art galleries and The Regency Pavilion which is of Great historic interest. Built by the Prince Regent designed by John Nash in 1787.

There are several theatres in Brighton and Hove to visit, especially the Theatre Royal, which offers some pre‐west end shows and plays.

The i360, is a new feature on Brighton Beach front. A large column with a viewing pod that when at the top offers magnificent views. There are hundreds of restaurants to choose from throughout the city. Take an open top bus of a fine day and take in the sea air. Or The Volks Railway, which started operation in 1883, and is the worlds oldest operating electric railway, will take you along the sea front just as the Victorians did.

The larger cinemas both in the City and at the Marina offer all the current films, while privately owned cinemas offer showings of the more classic films. Walk around the Marina and watch the boating activity, or take a boat out to discover the coastline.
Shoreham Airport offers short flights to France. There is a café there where you can sit and watch the small planes land and take off.

Kemptown is a 19 century residential estate on the east side of Brighton that boasts a Bohemian style with a village atmosphere and existence, designed by Thomas Read Kemp. Many very famous people have lived and worked around this area. Including some of our most famous and well loved actors.

The Lodge is built of Norwegian Larch with thick walls that offer good insulation. The interior design of The Lodge is light, sunny and spaciously open plan. The atmosphere is both relaxing and serene with secluded accommodation, decorated and furnished to a high standard using muted colours and French antiques together with modern luxury. The kitchen is very spacious and well appointed. There is a good size shower room with a large walk in shower and heated towel rail. The bedroom area has a Super King bed with Egyptian cotton bed linen, fluffy towels, cosy dressing robes.

The kitchen is spaciously designed and fully equipped with ample worktops, a breakfast bar with stools under, a Fan assisted oven, electric hob, microwave oven, dishwasher, washing machine and a fridge with an icebox. Ample storage cupboards, stocked with plenty of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. The Lodge has its own heating and air-conditioning unit.

In the sitting room area, there are two easy comfortable fireside chairs. The TV has a DVD player. There is internet connection, and a clock radio with an IPod charger and dock to play your own music. The double wardrobe is spacious, and there are other good sized storage cupboards.

Through double French doors there is a small private terrace with a table and chairs for eating outside or just sitting enjoying your space. Access to The Lodge is gained through a private gateway, leading onto the terrace. Or you may wish to take the picnic chairs provided onto the Village Green, just opposite, and relax there with your favourite book.

The Lodge is somewhat tucked away, yet in the heart of a pretty quiet Sussex village, with excellent restaurants and a 15th century public house selling locally brewed beers and excellent local wines and champagnes. There are also in the village, a wealth of boutique shops. We also have a well stocked delicatessen, selling artisan breads, local cheeses and other delicacies, a wealth of coffee shops where you can sit and watch the world go by, an independent wine merchant who will show you local and international champagnes, wines and beers etc., a well stocked green grocer and a family run butcher, should you wish to buy food and cook back at The Lodge. Within a stones throw, Morely's restaurant would be a perfect place for you to read your morning paper with your morning coffee and a Danish pastry or enjoy lunch or dinner there. In the village we have a Theatre Playhouse, showing locally performed plays and current and classic films. More films are on show at various village halls in the surrounding area should you not wish to go into the Brighton cinemas.

Hurstpierpoint nestles at the foot of the South Downs National Park, offering beautiful country walks with amazing views from Devil's Dyke, Wolstonbury Hill and Chanctonbury Ring. The village is surrounded by beautiful countryside with pretty streams offering a wealth of wild life. There is easy flat walking and more challenging walks over the hills and Dykes. Perfect also for mountain bike trails. Hang gliding from the Devils Dyke is relaxing to watch on a sunny day, high viewing point just four miles away overlooking fantastic country side.

We have an excellent bus services from the village, so it is possible to park the car for the duration of your stay, and not need it again until your departure. Our local Railway Station is only 2 miles away in the nearby town of Hassocks, and offers a service running from Brighton to London via Gatwick. The journey to Brighton will take approximately 15 minutes, and to London around 1 hour.

The Hickstead All England Show Jumping ground is just 2 miles away. Plumpton Race Course and Goodwood Race course offer many race meetings throughout the year.

Within an easy car drive there are many very pretty Sussex villages to visit, a few to mention, are Shoreham, Storrington,Midhurst, Petworth and Cowdrey Park where the international Polo is played, Steyning, Cuckfield, Lindfield and Ditchling where you can meander and take in the local restaurants and shops, they are all within a few miles. The beautiful ancient historic market town of Lewes is just a 20 minute drive away with many beautiful features, and a wealth of lovely shops and restaurants together with the Harveys Brewery dating back to 1790 and is well worth a visit and tour. Arundel, Petworth, Chichester,Tunbridge Wells and Guildford are also very much worth visiting.

Within a short drive from Hurstpierpoint there are several National Trust Properties and Gardens to visit. Wakehurst Place, Nymans Gardens, Sheffield Park, Batemans and Charleston House where the Bloomsbury Set have made their mark with a stunning museum and art gallery with lecture hall all in the grounds are to name but a few, but with many more in a wider area. Glydebourne Opera house is just a 30 minute drive away, and the famous 'Goodwood' is just a 45 minute drive. 'Glorious Goodwood', 'The world renown 'Festival of Speed' and the 'Revival Meeting' are all highly recommended. (See Goodwoods website for dates and details).

The Bluebell Railway is of great historic interest where you can board the steam train and take a trip along the pretty track and eat lunch while viewing the Sussex Countryside. It operates from Sheffield Park Station and is within a reasonable driving distance of approx. 15 miles.

Just a little way outside Brighton on the Lewes Road is the Brighton and Hove Albion's new Amex Stadium at Falmer. Hosting all the national and international football matches.

We very much look forward to welcoming you.