Places to see, things to do

Gardens & Houses

Step Cottage Barn is ideally suited to explore Ashdown Forest and The High Weald Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty. However with good rail and road links London, Brighton and Gatwick are easily reached, as is the historic county town of Lewes and it's castle.


Your hosts know the area well and can recommend visits to the following:


Sheffield Park

Wakehurst Place

Nymans Gardens

Borde Hill Gardens

Glynde Place

Firle Place

Penshurst Place

Hever Castle

Groombridge Place



Ashdown Forest

Southdowns Way

The Long man of Willmington

The Sussex Border Path

Cuckoo Trail


East Sussex National Golf Course

Piltdown Golf Course

Royal Ashdown Golf Course

Sailing & Windsurfing Weirwood Reservoir

Sailing & Windsurfing Ardingly Reservoir

Tanyard Fisheries

Porches Farm Riding Stables

General Interest

Bluebell Railway

Bentley Wildfowl & Motor Museum


Pooh Corner

Plumpton Racecourse

Lingfield Racecourse

Hickstead All England Showjumping

Lewes Castle

Brighton Pavillion

Wilderness Wood

Ardingly Showground