The famous ‘Bluebell Railway’-
You can buy tickets to go on the steam train or just visit the station and enjoy watching the trains from the comfort of their cafe. The station is 5 mins walk on the right as you leave the Glade.
A town of great interest to many- The Olde world East Grinstead- Boasting the longest line of tudor buildings- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Grinstead Make sure you visit the unique independent bookshop on the high street!
Forest row is a very interesting alternative village with lots of unique boutiques and cafes- There is the oldest Steiner school in Europe- Michael Hall and also the Steiner adult education college- Emerson College.
Tunbridge wells is a 30min drive and is a buzzing spa town.
Vineyard, lovely walks and cafe- https://kingscoteestate.com
Ardinglye reservoir and water sports centre https://www.ardinglyactivitycentre.co.uk
We also have weirwood reservoir that is a local nature reserve- https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/leisure-tourism/countryside-sites/weir-wood
Amazing climbing rocks- http://www.southernsandstoneclimbs.co.uk/p/stone-farm.html
Award winning restaurant and lovely walks- https://www.gravetyemanor.co.uk
We are lucky enough to have 3 community farms locally where you can get raw dairy products, fresh biodynamic produce and local spring water- They also have a cafe on certain days.
There are a number of lovely walks on our doorstep including one to the local village of Horsted Keynes [where there are 2 pubs and a small shop]- We have maps onsite with more specific details.
There is also a longer walk over to the Ardinglye reservoir.
We are very lucky to be right in the heart of the Ashdown Forest , which also happens to be the home of Winnie the Pooh and 100acre woods!
There is a lovely pooh themed cafe also - https://www.poohcorner.co.uk
or lovely local pub- https://www.hatchinn.co.uk
Our favourite walk is at the Chelwood Vachery-
We have some of the most beautiful open gardens in the south east on our doorstep- Here are the closes ones-
‘The most diverse place on the planet’ - https://www.kew.org/wakehurst
https://catinn.co.uk Expensive but award winning food
https://www.redlionchelwood.co.uk- This is our favourite as it has a huge beer garden and playground for kids.
http://www.hopyardbrewing.co.uk in Forest row- A buzzing vibe with interesting events.