What we love most about Sussex
Sussex, nestled between rolling green hills and the English Channel, is one of England’s best-kept secrets for weekend getaways – particularly when it comes to its sparkling wine! Studded with rural towns, idyllic villages and pristine countryside, Sussex is simply an oasis of calm. Relax and unwind with a glorious stay at one of our favoured beauty spots!
Two-night stay at a boutique hotel in Alfriston, a beautiful 19th century colonial-style country house.
In the afternoon, explore this beautiful and historic medieval village with its array of pubs and bespoke shops. (optional private brewery tour, see day 2)
In the evening, enjoy dinner in the acclaimed hotel restaurant.
Visit a local farm for a cup of their own blend coffee. You will be hosted by the senior roaster who will talk you through the roasting and blending process. Once set up on your e-bike, ride with your guide through the medieval village of Alfriston, and up to the peak of Firle Beacon. Ride the ridge of the South Downs to a local wine estate, meet their experienced staff for a tour of the winery followed by a tasting and an opportunity to buy wines (any wines purchased will be ready for you to collect at the end of the ride back at the hotel). Unwind with lunch in a charming local pub.
After lunch ride to Cuckmere Haven with its iconic white cliffs before transitioning through Friston Forest to Lullington Heath. Back in Alfriston, meet the head brewer of a local brewery. Enjoy an exclusive private tour and tasting experience giving you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of craft brewing. Transfer back to hotel to relax before an evening meal at one of the many pubs or restaurants that Alfriston has to offer.
After breakfast, enjoy one last stroll in the village before your journey home or why not extend your biking getaway along South Downs? Please ask for details.