Area local to Alexander House & Langshott Manor
Beautiful sights to see
Exceptional views and some of the best walking routes in the south of England await at the edge of our estate. We are so lucky to have such an incredible area on our doorstep and encourage you to make the most of it during your luxury getaway to the Sussex countryside. Have a look below for some of our favourite things to do in the local area.
The wild botanic sister garden to Kew Garden located on the High Weald of West Sussex has over 500 acres of beautiful ornamental gardens, woodlands and a nature reserve. Wakehurst is also home to the Millennium Seed Bank, the largest wild seed conservation project in the world. Entry is free for National Trust and Kew Garden members.
Located just up the road from Alexander House and a 15 minute drive from Langshott Manor, the famous Tulley's Farm offers an experience you'll never forget. With seasonal activities from escape rooms, Shocktober Fest, their tea room and their Maize Maze to enjoy.
Boasting the finest collection of native wildlife, including over 40 different species, The British Wildlife Centre is the perfect escape for guests looking to get back to nature. All the animals live in settings that reflect their natural environment. Much of the area is outdoors, although there are undercover areas such as the Barn, the Hedgerow, the Nocturnal House and our observation Badger Sett. There is much to see at any time of the year and most animals will be out and about whatever the weather.
An intimate garden set around a romantic house & ruins. Home to a variety of flora , the pools, open meadows & clearings create a delightfully tranquil setting. The comfortable, yet elegant, house reflects the stories of the talented Messel family. In Spring see blossom, bulbs and a stunning magnolia collection whilst in Summer the Rose Garden is scented with the fragrance of old-fashioned roses. Dramatic shows of vibrant native tree colour in Autumn precede Winter’s pockets of perfumed daphne.
For our visiting pet pooches Tilgate Park is a must visit. This outdoor expanse of lakes, lawns and gardens is also home to miles of woodland and bridleways, which are ideal for exploring on two feet or four with a tail.
A beautiful arts & crafts family home with Morris & Co. interiors, set in a beautiful hillside garden. The house is dressed for a weekend stay in 1925, so you can imagine you are a guest of the family. A major restoration of the 12 acre hillside garden showcases year-round seasonal highlights and an award-winning plant collection. On the wider estate, footpaths lead out into the woodlands, Ashdown Forest and the wider High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The Grade I listed garden is a horticultural work of art created through centuries of landscape design, with influences of 'Capability' Brown and Humphry Repton. Four lakes are at the heart of the garden, with paths circulating through the glades & woodland surrounding them. Each owner has left their mark, which can still be seen today in the layout of the lakes, the construction of Pulham Falls, the planting of Palm Walk and the many different tree and shrub species from around the world.
Winston & Clementine Churchill bought Chartwell in 1922 & it was their home for over 40 years. The rooms in the house remain much as they were when the Churchills lived there withpersonal mementoes and a special exhibition giving insight into their lives. Chartwell’s gardens reflect Winston Churchill's love of landscape & nature. They include lakes, a kitchen garden and the Marycot, a playhouse designed for his youngest daughter Mary. Beyond the gardens there are woodlands with looped trails and natural play areas.
Glyndebourne is one of the most celebrated opera houses in the world, delivering performances to over 150,000 people across a Summer Festival and Autumn Season. Experience opera the Glyndebourne way - electrifying, intense, creative, moving and extraordinary in one of the most evocative and beautiful spots in the country. Glyndebourne stories begin long before the curtain goes up, and end long after it has come down.
Enjoy a relaxed tour & tasting at our local vineyard. Your tour begins with a glass of wine in hand and a stroll amongst the vines to explain a year in the life of the vine. You'll learn all about the differing techniques for still & sparkling wine production with plenty of opprtunities for sampling too. You can also pre-order a Picnic Ploughman's or Cream Tea to enjoy in the vineyard's garden with a glass of something chilled and a game of croquet. Perfect!
Bluebell Railway is a preserved heritage railway line, housing a superb collection of vintage steam locomotives & carriages. The trains run on 11 mile route between Sheffield Park & East Grinstead, stopping at Horsted Keynes and Kingscote. During your visit, learn about the industrial age, experience the thrill of getting up close to steam locomotives and luxuriate in the comfort of a bygone era. The stations are preserved in different periods of history including Victorian, 1930s and 1950s for an authentic experience.
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