Around Storrington

Things to do in Sussex

Antiques

Storrington including Stable Antiques, Petworth, Lewes and the Lanes area of Brighton. There are frequent car boot sales in the area too.

Beaches

Many beaches in each reach of Sullington including Climping, West Wittering, Brighton and Littlehampton. Most are mainly shingle (pebbles) but have sand at low tide. Littlehampton and West Wittering are the more sandy.

Cafes, Bistros, Pubs, Restaurants

There are many lovely places to eat and drink in Storrington, 13 Church Street (pictured in the banner) is one of our favourites offering freshly prepared fine Thai cuisine for a sophisticated evening out, 13 Church St is opposite the The Old Forge Restaurant which is another great but very different restaurant.  The Old Forge also run a deli.  For a freshly brewed afternoon cup of tea and delicious cakes try Vintage Rose on the High Street.

Gardens

Gardens that can be visited easily from Sullington Manor Farm include Parham House, Nymans, Ramster, Denmans, West Dean, Weald & Downland Open Air Museum (gardening through the ages) Wakehurst Place, Borde Hill, High Beeches, Parham House and Wisley.

For children

Days out for children include Fishers Farm Park, Coombes farm rides (especially at lambing time), Southwater Country Park, Bluebell Railway, Legoland and Chessington.

Golf

West Chiltington Golf course, West Sussex Golf course (members only).

Historic Houses

Historic houses that can be visited easily from Sullington Manor Farm include Parham House (Elizabethan), Brighton Royal Pavilion (Regency), Petworth House (Georgian), Batemans (Rudyard Kipling’s home), Preston Manor (Victorian), Weald & Downland Open Air Museum (over 50 historic buildings representing the homes and workplaces of the South East of England from medieval to Victorian), Anne of Cleeves’ House (Tudor), Lewes Castle (ruins), Arundel castle, Bramber Castle (ruins).

Horse Riding

There are stables at Arundel, Ashington and Horsham.

Races

Hove Greyhound stadium (dog racing), Goodwood, Fontwell, Plumpton, Brighton (horse races).

Shopping

Towns with plentiful shopping include Guildford, Chichester, Brighton with lots of very individual shops in the North Laines area and Gun Wharf Quays at Portsmouth (discount outlet). There are enormous shopping centres at Lakeside and Bluewater.

Villages, towns and cities in easy reach

Amberley, Arundel, Brighton, Chichester, Guildford, Horsham, Lewes, Petworth, Shipley and Storrington Steying – all with something special to offer.

Walking

Walking is free and here you can walk right from the door! The South Downs Way includes the Cissbury Ring, Chanctonbury Ring, Seven Sisters and Beachy Head. Many lovely walks in the South Downs National Park straight from the front door of your cottage including to Amberley, Arundel, Washington and Storrington. And who cares if it is raining – wrap up warm, pull on your wellies and splash in the puddles! ‘To walk is to receive and touch the world with all one’s senses’ Ben Okri, novelist and poet

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