The Old Flower Field is located in Hurstpierpoint and just a six minute drive from Hassocks station, which is on the direct rail-line from London Victoria to Brighton.
The A23 is a handy five-minute drive away but once you arrive on site you will find a tranquil setting, where time seems to stand still.
Its unique position on the edge of the South Downs National Park, close to Hickstead, Glyndebourne, Brighton and in view of Wolstonbury Hill, with access to the South Downs Way, makes the Old Flower Field a special place to get away for a relaxing break, a base to explore the nearby sites or to spend time with family and friends.
The South Down National Park covers miles of land with breath-taking views and an array of hidden gems for you to discover. Walk through the ancient woodlands, the endless farmland and venture through the little towns. Let the South Down National Park immerse you: https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/
A short walk away, Wolstonbury Hill provides you with the opportunity of an unforgettable view of the West Sussex countryside. These ancient slopes are a designated Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) famous for their chalk grassland habitat, which supports a rich diversity of flowers. You will be at one with nature, coming up close and personal with insects and small wildlife. Visit to learn about the history that surrounds this area and enjoy the mystery around the past including Newtimber Hill and Devil’s Dyke.
Less than 10 miles away is the metropolitan seaside town of Brighton and Hove, famous for its beach, nightlife and quirky shops. For a breath of sea air, stroll along the bustling Brighton beach promenade and soak up the cosmopolitan atmosphere at one of the many cafes and bars. If a spot of retail therapy is needed Brighton has a whole host of quirky and individual shops, as well as all the best High Street names.
Hickstead is the home of The All England Jumping Course, providing lots of activities and shows for visitors to attend, including trade shows, shopping experiences and polo matches. http://www.hickstead.co.uk/
Maybe you have a passion for Opera or you want to experience something a little bit different. Glyndebourne is committed to presenting high quality opera to new audiences. They put on many different events to appeal to a range of people. You could find a new love at Glyndebourne: http://www.glyndebourne.com/
Albourne Estate is a family-owned boutique Sussex vineyard and winery overlooking the beautiful South Downs. They craft small quantities of exciting and distinctive still and sparkling wines using only their own carefully grown grapes. Wine tours and tastings take place throughout the summer.
The Pells Pool is the oldest documented freshwater outdoor public swimming pool in the United Kingdom, set in the beautiful town of Lewes in East Sussex. They celebrated their 150th anniversary in 2011 and continue to welcome thousands to the unique lido pool in the summer months each year. Contact www.pellspool.org.uk to find out more information.
Children will love Washbrook Family Farm, with it’s animals and play areas, just quarter of a mile down the road www.washbrooks.co.uk