The Beeches

Lewes, Sussex
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1273 401339
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Country house in eight acres of beautiful gardens, orchard and woodland. Relaxed friendly place with horticultural and arts & crafts courses


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Pull the shiny brass bell and step into a wide, welcoming hall. Bedrooms are inviting too with goose down quilts and pillows, striking art and flowers; the guest sitting room below has French windows opening to the garden, more art and comfortable character. Sandy’s breakfast by the Aga is a home-produced and local spread, and you eat in a sunny room with pottery on the dresser and an old clock ticking away. Make time to explore the interest-filled garden; there’s a willow house by one of the ponds where you can sip wine on summer eves. Find great walks from the door, vineyards and gardens to visit, and Brighton within easy reach.


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs/restaurants 4 miles.


Nightly price
from £130
2 Doubles
From £130



I have stayed in many Sawdays listed properties and have always found them to be excellent. I was particularly impressed with the accommodation in this beautiful house. We were very well looked after by Sandy and her husband, the house and garden are beautiful, the location is peaceful yet easy to find. The downside was that we only had one night here. Lovely, I hope to come back again.

Peter, Bradford On Avon

What a beautiful home. Sandy and Kim could not have been more welcoming. Great breakfasts, delicious cake, home made apple juice, lovely bedroom and so peaceful. We loved it and will definitely return- thankyou.

Sue + Rob, Shrewsbury

Utterly Sawdays! Delightfully quiet location, amazing historic house with an individual and eclectic touch evident everywhere. We were made to feel very much at home; slept superbly well in the sleigh bed and woke to a delicious breakfast. Sandy's breakfast was lovely home produced plums, blueberries, honey, tomatoes and apple juice augmented with a generous cooked platter. Gorgeous garden and potager; you couldn't be disappointed! Perfect for visiting Lewes.

John, Dorking

I rarely write reviews but in case I simply must. I stayed at The Beeches with my husband, and elderly and frail mother in law. We could not have been more delighted with the high standard of accommodation, the wonderful breakfasts and the simply beautiful gardens to potter around in. Sandy offered absolutely every care and consideration which made our weekend such an enjoyable experience. We were welcomed into a home which is infinitely more than a bed and breakfast might suggest and we would be very happy to return.

Marion, London

Splendid house, very comfortable and airy room, absolute silence during the night, charming hosts, impressive garden : only good things to say about this place. Highly recommendable !

Claire, Brittany

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sandy Coppen

  • The Beeches is a grade ll listed country house in the heart of the Sussex countryside. We are close to the South Downs for bracing walks.
  • For those for whom gardens are a passion, there are a number of wonderful gardens within easy reach: Bateman’s the home of Rudyard Kipling, Wakehurst Place, Borde Hill Gardens, Great Dixter, Sheffield Park &Nymans.
  • Glyndebourne Opera house is only five miles away. Barcombe is equidistant from the famous seaside towns of Eastbourne and Brighton.
  • The County town of Lewes is 3.5 miles away. It has a wealth of historical buildings, interesting shops, pubs and the 300 year-old Harvey’s brewery, producing award-winning real ales. At the heart of the town, a Norman Castle dominates the centre.
  • Your taste in art and literature can be indulged at Charleston, 6 miles away, the country house of the Bloomsbury Group of artists and writers. The Virginia Woolf connection can be further explored at Monk’s House, Rodmell, 4 miles away.
  • There are many traditional Country pubs in villages around Barcombe: The Jolly Sportsman in East Chiltington, The Ram in Firle, The Griffin in Fletching, The Rainbow in Cooksbridge, The Anchor in Barcombe, to name a few.