Rye and Winchelsea are only a 20 minute drive away, Bodiam Castle and Great Dixter are on the doorstep as is Rolvenden (for Hole Park Gardens) and Northiam for the Kent and East Sussex Rural Light Railway.
Hawkhurst, also nearby has an intriguing smuggling heritage and more local facilities for the traveller too.
This area is not only rich in heritage and beauty but delicious local produce too. Roadside smallholders’ stalls and the Sandhurst Farm Shop are great little finds.
Sandhurst vineyard is in the neighbourhood which is a private enterprise that has been growing grapes and hops since 1939. It is not open to the public but indicates the quality of the land in our region.
Within a mile of the village, the ridge on which it stands drops away to the Romney Marsh, an area famous for its delicious lamb meat.
With bed and breakfast, self-catering and farmstay accommodation in the area what better place could there be to relax and unwind?
There are so many lovely country pubs too, take your pick for a rural feast.