Netherwood Lodge

Lewes, Sussex
Bed & Breakfast

In a rural corner of East Sussex close to Glyndebourne. Breakfasts are award-winning, the garden is beautiful, bedrooms are peaceful


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

Garden-lovers will be happy here. Admire brimming borders and pots of colourful flowers, choose a sunny place to sit. Margaret gives you tea and homemade cake on arrival, either on the terrace in fine weather or next to the fire in the sitting room.Ground-floor bedrooms are cosy and quiet. Breakfast is in the dining room overlooking the garden – fresh baked bread, home-grown fruit, homemade muesli and yogurt, and locally sourced eggs and bacon.Margaret is a mine of knowledge about this beautiful corner of East Sussex. Set out on walks, visit National Trust houses and gardens. Glyndebourne is only 10 minutes’ drive away, Lewes 20 minutes, and you can stroll to the village pub, The Six Bells, for supper.

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We think you'll love

  • Being so close to Glyndebourne
  • The peaceful, rural setting
  • Sitting out on the terrace admiring the roses and peonies
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You should know

  • The double room has a separate private bathroom close by
  • The nearest town is a 10-minute drive and there’s no public transport


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
After 4 pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights on weekdays. Over 16s welcome.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub/restaurant 0.75 miles.


Nightly price
from £130
Singles £80-£140.
1 Twin
From £130
1 Double
From £130



I was delighted to be able to book Netherwood Lodge this year for our Glyndebourne trip, having tried in vain over the previous four years, but always too late!! And the experience was all and more than we could have hoped for. We were made very welcome by Margaret our host. Nothing was too much trouble. The bedroom was very comfortable and, as previous reviewers have said, it included all that might be expected of a top class luxury hotel! We were treated to a delicious breakfast the next morning and departed with the fervent hope that we might be able to return again next year. Great memory!

Jenny, Deal

We were visiting friends for a party at nearby Ripe. On this occasion they were not able to put us up , but we found this little gem nearby. Lovely hostess ..... very helpful and kindly lent me a stick as I had sprained my ankle the day before. She also booked us a taxi to get to the party. Breakfast was delicious, very comfortable bed and the most amazing garden in spite of the dry weather. Would highly recommend , and will book again if we need to.

Judy, Derby

One does not feel like a paying customer, but a friend warmly welcomed into Margaret's beautiful home. Generous English breakfast including bread, jams and yoghurt, all homemade, in a charming dining room overlooking the lovingly tended garden. The bedrooms are tastefully decorated and the beds offer cloudlike comfort. Margaret is thoughtful and professional, full of information about places to visit, but also a kind, joyous and enthusiastic human being. We have spent a wonderful few days here for the past three years, exploring the many jewels in the local area and attending Glyndebourne.

Nancy, Lausanne, switzerland

We have been staying at Netherwood Lodge every year for the last eight years for our trips to Glyndebourne. Accommodation is top notch. We always have the double room with a very comfortable bed and our own bathroom. The gardens are delightful, everywhere is decorated to a very high standard and the bedrooms have everything you could wish for, including tea/coffee, bath robes and slippers etc. Breakfast is always delicious, with plenty of choice. Homemade yoghurt, jams and marmalade too. Margaret is a wonderful host. We couldn't imagine staying anywhere else. Highly recommended.

Peter, Southport

From her warm welcome until your departure Margaret Clarke makes you feel comfortably at home in her pretty bungalow cottage. The twin bedded room is very comfortable and the en suite bathroom spotlessly clean. Breakfasts are tempting and delicious. Her garden is a joy. We stay when we are going to Glyndebourne but there is much else to see and do in the area and, when sought, Margaret offers ideas for making your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We highly recommend Netherwood Lodge.

Dorothy, London

What a wonderful welcome and we were so happy staying with Margaret Clarke. She took care of all our needs and made us so comfortable in her delightful home and garden. We look forward to our next opportunity to stay with her again.

Ann, London

Margaret is a fantastic hostess right from the welcome at the door to the extreme comfort in her lovely home and beautiful garden. We have just experienced a return visit which wasaseoutstanding as ever. Everything is there for gusts needs in the attractive bedrooms organised by Margaret to the minutest detail and the weloming tea and homemade cake and the locally sourced breakfasts are a perfect delight. We throughly recommend this charming location and the hostess without reservation.


For the first time I spend my holidays together with my family in England and could not have chosen a better place to stay. My boys loved right from the start the extensive typical English breakfast and the cosy beds as well. And my wife and I enjoyed the long walks and after it a good cup of tea and a nice chat with a well informed hostess who showed us what English hospitality means.


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The neighbourhood

The house is in a hamlet called Muddle’s Green in rural Sussex near the coast, about 15 minutes’ walk from Chiddingly, which was mentioned in the Domesday Book and hosts an international music festival every year. Opera at Glyndebourne on a summer evening is an absolute treat; you can walk the South Downs Way – the community shop two minutes away will make up a picnic for you; Lewes has independent shops and lots of restaurants. Eastbourne and the annual tennis tournament prior to Wimbledon is a popular reason to visit too.

Local points of interest from Margaret Clarke

  • Famous Glyndebourne Opera is only 10-15 minutes by car.
  • South Downs National Park is ideal for coastal walks, together with Tennis at Eastbourne.
  • Farley Farm the home of war time photographer Lee Miller and Picasso connection is 3 minutes walk.
  • My garden is open to the public with NGS and also for Cancer Research.
  • Beautiful Sussex Countryside to explore and pretty towns such as Lewes and Rye for antiques.
  • Cultural activties such as Charlston literary festival nearby, Chiddingly festival and lovely church, local farmers market and Community shop.


Margaret Clarke

Margaret Clarke started running a B&B from her home after retiring from nursing and teaching. She enjoys showing guests her garden, which for many years was in the National Garden Scheme and it is often the reason why guests visit – as well as for the music at Glyndebourne.