Ocklynge Manor

Eastbourne, Sussex
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1323 734121

Tip-top traditional B&B with bright and sunny bedrooms, garden views, tasty breakfasts and generous, thoughtful hosts


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 3

The Experience

On top of a peaceful hill, a short stroll from Eastbourne, find an 18th-century house with an interesting history – ask Wendy! Now it is her home, and you will be treated to home-baked bread, delicious tea time cakes and jams – on fine days you can take it outside to the garden, or a sweet summerhouse where you can also have a picnic supper.

Creamy carpeted bedrooms, all with views over the walled garden are full of thoughtful touches: dressing gowns, DVDs, your own fridge. Breakfasts are superb: this is a very spoiling, nurturing place and your hosts have lots of local knowledge so do ask before you venture out. The house was lived in during the 30s by Mabel Lucie Attwell, the illustrator of the original Peter Pan book.

In the garden find rare trees, an ancient well and an 18th-century gazebo, thought to be a lookout place for the London stage coach. Wander down to the seafront for restaurants, shops, theatres and museums.

Ocklynge Manor - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Wendy's home baking at tea time and breakfast
  • Having off road parking
  • Being able to walk down to the seafront and restaurants
Ocklynge Manor - Gallery

You should know

  • No children and no dogs
  • One room has a separate, private bathroom


  • 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

Booking restrictions
Please see owner's website for availability.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £120
Singles £60 - £110.
1 Double
From £120
1 Suite for 3
From £120
1 Twin
From £120



Without doubt the best B&B we have stayed in, and we have stayed in a great number. Wendy is the perfect host, the rooms are very tastefully fitted out, comprehensively equipped, immaculately clean and comfortable, the breakfast is delicious, there is private parking, a peaceful atmosphere and a delightful garden to relax in. This was our second stay and we wouldn’t think of staying anywhere else in the Eastbourne area.

Peter & Carole, Market Drayton

We stayed at Ocklynge Manor for 3 nights, after attending Glyndebourne. The comfortable rooms, beautiful garden, and delicious breakfasts added up to a delightfully relaxing experience that we hope to repeat soon. Thank you, Wendy!

P & R, London/Beirut

We were made so welcome at Ocklynge Manor and I really recommend it highly. A tray with tea and delicious homemade cake was brought to our room soon after we arrived and Wendy made every effort to make us feel at home. Our twin room was very comfortable and looked out over the amazing garden which the owners have created themselves. A really peaceful oasis, great breakfast and we look forward to returning the next time we are in Sussex.

Katie, Alnwick

We had a wonderful mini-break in Ocklynge Manor, our twin room was comfortable and had the bonus of overlooking the beautiful gardens. Good breakfast and I particularly recommend the homemade yogurt and fruit salad. The summer house overlooking the garden is lovely place to sit and contemplate.

Patricia, London

A very comfortable room with lovely view of the garden and such nice people who made us feel very welcome . Delicious cooked breakfast and lots of choice of cereals, fruit , and everything else . A lovely sun room in the garden to sit in with amazing views of the garden. Very peaceful and quiet.

Sally, Haslemere

What a beautiful house and garden with a very warm welcome from Wendy. Everything very comfortable and so pretty. Wendy is a lovely hostess and we were looked after very well indeed.

Sharon, Cambridge

The atmosphere at Ocklynge Manor is relaxed and welcoming. Our room was absolutely lovely in all respects, and the garden is beautiful, an oasis of calm. As soon as we'd settled we found tea and delicious lemon cake waiting for us in the summerhouse. What a start to a two-night break in Eastbourne! Wendy does everything to make your stay at Ocklynge Manor a happy, memorable experience. Needless to say, breakfast is excellent, Wendy's home-made jams delicious! For us, the best B&B guest house we've ever stayed!

Hilary, Colchester

The Best B&B in Eastbourne. David and Wendy were the perfect hosts for a unique stay at their wonderful Manor House. There was absolutely nothing I could fault them on, the breakfast was amazing, homemade bread and jam together with the warmth of the log fire. The whole experience lead us to rebook in May this year!

Mandy, Hampshire

All the superlatives apply here. An exceptionally warm welcome by Wendy set the tone quickly followed by delicious cake and tea served from a silver pot in an upstairs viewing lounge overlooking a splendid, quiet oasis of a garden. I've recently retired from providing 5* star accommodation myself, and I could not fault everything that Ocklynge has to offer. Without my asking, I was ferried to a restaurant for dinner and on the way Wendy did a 'recky' to ensure I was familiar with the location of my meeting. Ocklynge is beautifully furnished, well-equipped and spotlessly clean. A gem.


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The neighbourhood

The house sits in a peaceful part of town and everything is in easy reach. Garden lovers can visit Sissinghurst, Pashley Manor and Great Dixter nearby, there are blustery walks on the South Downs, or Beachy Head. Glyndebourne is close (15 minutes by car and with 6 productions a year). Good restaurants abound with local seafood and international choices.

Local points of interest from Wendy Dugdill

  • Former home of Peter Pan artist Mabel Lucie Attwell. Close to South Downs Way, Glyndebourne.
  • Charleston Farmhouse, Batemans, Pashley Manor, Great Dixter & Sissinghurst.
  • Eastbourne International Tennis Tournament in June.


Wendy Dugdill

Wendy and David have been running their B&B for many years. They really enjoy keeping everything shipshape here and ensuring you have a relaxed and trouble-free stay. Do ask them about the history of their lovely home which has had many important owners over the years.