tucked away at the foot of the south downs we are perfectly positioned for you to explore our ancient coastal towns, visit historical houses, have a day out with the in-crowd in vibrant brighton or have a mooch around the many wonderful antique shops on our doorstep in lewes. you really are spoiled for choice!

CULTURE

BODIAM CASTLE

Bodiam Castle is a 14th-century moated castle near Robertsbridge in East Sussex,

just 30 miles from Blue Door Barns. It was built in 1385 to defend the area against

French invasion during the Hundred Years' War.


ALFRISTON CLERGY HOUSE

A stunning medieval thatched Wealden hall-house and picturesque garden.



MONKS HOUSE

The cottage garden and surrounding Sussex landscape were a constant source of inspiration for Virginia Wolf who lived her from 1919. You can visit this intimate home and gardens, which has been carefully preserved with the sense that it’s occupants have just stepped out for a walk.



CHARLESTON HOUSE

Charleston was the home and country meeting place of the Bloomsbury group and private residence of Vanessa Bell. Now the home to an array of changing artist exhibitions and a twice yearly literary festival.



HERSTMONCEUX CASTLE

Renowned for its magnificent moated castle, set in 550 acres of glorious parkland and superb Elizabethan gardens. Close to the Herstmonceux Observatory.


kids

DRUSILLAS PARK & ZOO

The best small zoo in the country and only a stones throw from Blue Door Barns.



MIDDLE FARM

Local farm with a wonderful array of farm animals and play hay barn for the kids, plus a brilliant farm shop with cider experts on site!



BLUEBELL RAILWAY

Preserved steam trains running through the heart of sussex.



GREAT BEACHES - SEAFORD/ BRIGHTON/ BURLING GAP /ROTTINGDEAN / CAMBERSANDS.



KNOCK HATCH ADVENTURE PARK - BOATING LAKE, DEMON DROP SLIDE, GO KARTS, SKI CENTRE & MORE.



BENTLEY WILDFOWL & MOTOR MUSEUM - MOTOR MUSEUM, MINITURE RAILWAY & WOODLAND WALKS.