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Luxury Boutique Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in East Sussex

Things to Do

Places To Visit

Sheffield Park (12 miles)
National Trust property. Spring and Autumn colours

Nymans (23 miles)
One of England's greatest gardens

Charleston Farmhouse (10 miles)
Home of the Bloomsbury Group

Batemans (14 miles)
Rudyard Kipling's house and garden

Bodiam Castle (21 miles)
The most romantic Castle in England

Sissinghurst (26 miles)
Vita Sackville-West's stunning garden

Hever Castle (22 miles)
Anne Boleyn's home

Drusillas Park (11 miles)
One of the best small animal zoos with lots of activities for the children

The Bluebell Railway (14 miles)
A must for steam train enthusiasts

Wakehurst Place (21 miles)
Outstanding botanical garden with world's largest seed conservation project, leased and run by Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.

Penshurst Place (22 miles)
One of the loveliest medieval homes surrounded by gorgeous gardens.

Pashley Manor Gardens (17 miles)
Fabulously romantic garden.  Winner of the HHA/Christie's Garden of the Year Award. 'One of the finest gardens in England'  Outstandingly good cafe.

Great Dixter (26 miles)
Christopher Lloyd's renowned garden

Local Towns

Brighton (16 miles)
Home of the Royal Pavilion and the Theatre Royal

Lewes (7 miles)
Beautiful medieval county town with castle and full of art & antique shops

Eastbourne (16 miles)
Victorian seaside town with Devonshire Park tennis tournament


East Sussex National Golf Club (3 miles)
Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club (17 miles)
Piltdown Golf Club (8 miles)
Beautiful golf courses within easy reach of Old Whyly.


Glyndebourne (4 miles)
Old Whyly is recommended by the Opera House as a perfect place to stay

Horse Racing

Plumpton Racecourse (16 miles)
One of the most successful smaller jump racecourses in the country.


Sussex Gliding (3 miles)
Gliding over spectacular scenery across East Sussex.

Hot Air Ballooning

Airborne Balloon Flights (7 miles)
Whether its a clear morning or a summer evening what better way to see the beautiful Sussex countryside than by a hot air balloon?

Hang Gliding and Paragliding

Airworks (8 miles)
Some of the best hang gliding and paragliding, off the South Downs.

River Rowing

The Anchor Inn, Barcombe (9 miles)
Hire a rowing boat and row down The Ouse. Take one of our picnics to enjoy on its bank under a willow tree.


Maps provided so you can explore the Sussex countryside on two wheels.


Guests can enjoy a three-set match or a friendly knockabout on our new tennis court. Raquets and balls can be provided.


Guests can use our secluded swimming pool with its wisteria covered pool house. Please note, the pool is only open during the summer months. The more adventurous can venture to Brighton or Eastbourne.


The Weald Way and The Southdown Way are just two of the many walks nearby. Maps and Pub to Pub Guides available.

Looking for Something Else?

Sarah has extensive knowledge of the local area and will be happy to help you with organising activities or days out.

Trip Advisor - Travellers Choice for Sussex

We had a lovely time at Old Whyly, a beautiful Georgian manor house with superb grounds off the beaten track in East Sussex. The interior of the house is beautifully decorated in an elegant style. Sarah Burgoyne is a warm, friendly energetic host who looks after her guests very well.

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