ABOUT BROOKLANDS

Brooklands is a grade 2 listed, detached Georgian house in the medieval ‘Southover’ part of Lewes.

The house is ideally placed for walking to the key sites of Lewes as well as being a short walk from open countryside and the South Downs Way and is situated on the road that leads to Kingston village. Brighton and a stunning coastline are a short train or car journey away.

Anne of Cleves House and the restored Cluniac St Pancras Priory are a few minutes stroll away.  Lewes Station is a convenient ten minute walk on the flat. Brooklands is perfect for visitors of Glyndebourne Opera House and the Bloomsbury Trail.

The house is stylishly furnished and guests are warmly welcomed. This year sees the arrival of our friendly Cockapoo puppy!   Included in the price, we offer full cooked breakfasts as well as alternative and healthy choices. We are happy to cater for special dietary needs - please notify us when booking. Children over 12 years are welcome but we do not take dogs. We have free off street parking.

What people say………………………………!

“We stayed at Brooklands and can’t speak highly enough of the accommodation. Our suite was beautifully presented, with lots of space for clothes, a very comfortable bed, and was spotless. The ensuite bathroom was a whole extra room with an amazing walk-in shower and a deep roll-top bath. After a day walking the South Downs, a warm bath with a glass of wine perched safely on the roll top was just the trick, while my husband relaxed with  the TV in the bedroom.”

 

Monica B, North London

Rooms

Brooklands offers two luxury rooms for bed and breakfast. Cleves room is available from  £95 to £105 per night. Cleves and Rose rooms together can be booked from £185 to £205 per night. If requesting both rooms please email us. There is a minimum 2 night stay at the weekend  and  off  season (see booking page).

Check in time is from 3pm to 7pm. Check out time is from 8am to 10.30am.

The Cleves Room is a stylish panelled bedroom with king sized bed and ample clothes storage. The very spacious ensuite bathroom has a walk-in shower as well as a modern luxury rolltop bath. This room has a smart tv, wifi, Lavazza coffee machine, mini fridge, hairdryer etc.

The Rose Room can be booked with Cleves room on request and is the larger, traditionally styled bedroom with a king sized bed. It has its own adjacent luxury shower room with underfloor heating and walk-in shower. Included are wifi, tea and coffee facilities, etc.

Please note there is no tv in this room and the walk in shower has a 37cm entrance.

Lewes

Anne of Cleves House, the historic fifteenth century timber framed gift from Henry VIII, is within 4 minutes walking on Southover High Street.

The fascinating ruins of the ancient Cluniac Priory, founded 1078, is also a few minutes away, off Southover High Street.

The Medieval Castle of Lewes which was begun soon after 1066 by William de Warenne is in the centre of Lewes and can be visited daily.  

Lewes is full of fascinating independent shops including good clothes, food, book, art and interior design shops with a Friday morning food market at the Market Tower selling first class delicatessen nibbles. Lewes is also a paradise for antiques and flea market emporiums – leave plenty of time to browse!

Lewes has a stylish new 3 screen independent cinema near the station with its own extensive bar and restaurant, and lovely outdoor seating area.

There are several Italian, modern British and French restaurants to choose from in the town as well as 3 Thai restaurants, 2 Indian and a noodle bar. This is in addition to excellent cafes and gastro pubs serving food. Our favourite staple has to be our own local, Swan Inn, for its welcoming atmosphere and great food!

Explore

The world-renowned opera house of Glyndebourne is just 12 minutes’ drive from us. The main Festival runs from May to August, and is not to be missed if you want to experience world-class opera in quintessentially English surroundings. The Glyndebourne Tour showcases two operas in October before taking them round the country.

This area is a walker’s paradise, with the perfect combination of the beautiful South Downs and the proximity of a stunning chalk coast line.

Charleston Farm House, which was home of the Bloomsbury painters Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant has regular tours, a great shop and cafe. Monk’s House in Rodmell, home of Vanessa’s sister, Virginia Wolf can be visited in season on certain days of the week.

Close by are Firle Place and Glynde Place, two Elizabethan Manors open to the public with regular Festivals and Shows. Farley Farm House in Chiddingly which was home of the photographer Lee Miller and artist Roland Penrose and can be visited on Sundays. Other sites include many historic Churches dating from 900AD.

There are also may local vineyards with world class sparking and still wine offering wine tours.

Brighton, 15 minutes away by train, offers great independent shopping, first class restaurants and great festivals (particularly the May Brighton Fringe which rivals Edinburgh).

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