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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Lewes, East Sussex your home away from home

The medieval town of Lewes lies on a tributary of the River Ouse which meanders through the scenic South Downs to Newhaven. The town dates back to the 11th century and earlier. The Normans built a fine flint castle and the ruins still dominate the town today. The steep cobbled streets are known as “twittens” and 15th century cottages appear unchanged. They are a favourite setting for historic dramas and films. A vacation home in Lewes is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding countryside, the coastal resort of Brighton and the many historic castles in this lovely area.

Things to Do in Lewes, East Sussex

Shopping

Lewes and the small towns in the area of East Sussex are perfect for shopping. In particular the town has a fine selection of speciality shops along with many art galleries and craft shops.

Antique Hunting

Lewes is one of the major centres in Britain for antiques. It has three auction houses and many charming shops to browse for treasure. The Old Needlemakers in the 19th century candle and needle factory now houses a collection of antique shops and a café.

Following History

The area around Lewes is rich in historic sites. The 1066 Battle of Hastings site is particularly interesting and there is now an Abbey marking the site of Harold’s death. The battlefield has an award-winning exhibition depicting the Norman conquest of England and the changes it brought about.

Places to Visit Near Lewes, East Sussex Anne of Cleves House Museum

One of the most interesting attractions is the Anne of Cleves House, given to Anne as part of her divorce settlement from Henry VIII. It now houses a collection of exhibits from the Elizabethan era along with the Wealdon Ironwork Gallery.

Charleston

Charleston was the former home of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant and now contains a wonderful collection of their artwork along with paintings by Picasso, Derain and Renoir.

Herstmonceux Castle

This 15th century moated castle is one of the most impressive castles in England. Set in beautiful landscaped parkland it has superb Elizabethan walled gardens with a lily pond and folly. The castle was built on the site of Roman remains as a country home for the Fiennes family rather than as a defensive fortress.

Weather in Lewes, East Sussex

The East Sussex coast enjoys mild winters with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing. The summers are pleasantly warm, reaching 72°F (22°C). The area has moderate rainfall, heaviest in the winter months.

Getting to Lewes, East Sussex

Your Lewes vacation rental is just 21 miles from London Gatwick Airport. London City Airport is 44 miles away and London Heathrow is 46 miles from Lewes. The area is very easy to drive to, lying just south of the M25 along the M23/A23.

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                                                                                          Apartment #6801102
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                                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8158279
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                                                                                                    Apartment #8075269
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great size property and location is brilliant

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Hen Do Weekend! We hired this property for 14 of us for the weekend and what a great property it is. The size is brilliant nobody felt on top of each other. Location is great 10 minutes in a taxi to the centre of Brighton. The beds were comfortable and the house was clean. It had everything we needed. Andrew and Connor were helpful and easy to get hold of and overall the stay was great! Throughly recommend!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Comfortable, warm and well equipped bungalow. Easy access to local amenities and places of interest.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Great place to stay with dogs as all surfaces easy clean. Good garden and fantastic walks within ten minutes. Enjoyed staying somewhere spotlessly clean, with a well equipped kitchen, plenty of towels/tea towels etc and an efficient heating system. Welcome from owner made us feel relaxed and at home. Little touches like the welcome pack added to that. Local shops and restaurants/takeaways in walking distance. Recommend and will stay again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Stunning

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fantastic holiday accommodation. So comfortable, stylish and well equipped. Our second visit and no doubt we will return. I can't recommend The Whistle Stop highly enough.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017