The Grain Store Lewes

Lewes, Sussex
+44 (0)1273 713339

Views over the South Downs, muddy walks and cycling trails or culture and history in East Sussex. Return to warmth and comfort


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 6

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Pop the kettle on and enjoy your morning brew with views of the South Downs – the floor to ceiling windows in the living area make it easy. The welcome hamper has local cheese and bread and a bottle of English sparkling wine and you’ll also find a welcome pack with information on all the must-see spots in the area.

River trails, historic woodlands and coastal views can be found in the South Downs National Park – don your boots and get out there. Take deep breaths and feel nourished. Bikes can be delivered to your door; hop on two wheels and take in the native wildlife and pretty villages – there’s many a welcoming pub to stop at on the way. Exceptional culture and food can be found at nearby Brighton and Lewes.

After a day exploring, strip off your muddy shoes in the boot room, fill up the freestanding bath with bubbles (A.S. Apothecary treats are waiting) and relax. If you’re in the mood for a massage or facial or even a private chef, it can all be arranged with a bit of notice.

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We think you'll love

  • Gathering all your favourite people together in one place - there's plenty of room and the dining table seats 8
  • Walking or cycling adventures from the bottom of the garden on the beautiful South Downs Way
  • Soaking in the culture - Glyndebourne Opera, the Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft and Charleston Farmhouse are nearby
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You should know

  • This place is sometimes used for meetings and events but Sawday's guests always have exclusive use.
  • You’re fairly near the A27 so you may hear it faintly when the wind is in that direction, otherwise not.


  • Swimming pool
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • 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

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 5 nights in high season.
Christmas, 23 December - 30 December.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub 10-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £280
Weekly price
from £1580
Damage deposit
Short breaks available: £300-£475 per night in low season.
1 House for 6
From £2804 beds3 bedrooms


My friends and I had a wonderful 4-night stay at the Grain Store. It’s an amazing space with truly incredible and soothing views, and we found it extremely comfortable for our group of 4. Everything in the house was very high end, down to every little detail - the duvets, the kitchen, the bathrooms, the sofas... We also loved the welcome basket with delicious local bread, sparkling wine, cheese and milk! Finally, Rebecca was very friendly, responsive and helpful. I am pretty picky in terms of accommodation, and I can safely say this is the best place I’ve ever stayed in!

Violette, Richmond

There are wonderful views of the South Downs here, through huge floor-to-ceiling windows from the living area and one king bedroom. A lovely sight to wake up to. Very comfortably furnished with luxurious bathrooms and lots of light and space. A gorgeous kitchen too!

Alison, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

You’re well placed to explore vibrant Brighton. Drive just six miles and you’re strolling the Pavillion or browsing the Lanes. Head to Lewes for food and antique markets and a host of great restaurants. If you want to ditch the car The Juggs in Kingston is a brisk 30-minute walk through fields. Emergency supplies can be found at the garage at the end of the road or a little further at Park Farm Shop.

Local points of interest from Anni Townend

  • The wonderful South Downs Way passes right in front of The Grain Store. This long-distance footpath stretches 100 miles across breathtaking scenery from Winchester to Eastbourne. And you should see our fabulous boot room for storing muddy boots & clobber!
  • For wheelchair users and those with limited mobility, Miles Without Stiles are accessible routes in the South Downs National Park with accompanying guides to download. The Grain Store is wheelchair friendly (except the mezzanine area).
  • Guests can hire e-bikes and mountain bikes with delivery to The Grain Store. We can also recommend an experienced guide for mountain bike coaching and guided rides along the South Downs Way.
  • History-steeped Lewes is just 10 mins drive from The Grain Store, with its independent shops, galleries, eateries, live music and of course the biggest Bonfire Night celebration in the country! Visit the Norman castle for a kingly view over the town.
  • The world-renowned Glyndebourne Opera House is 4 miles from The Grain Store. An unrivalled and quintessentially English summer experience (the Festival runs May to August, the Tour from Oct to November).
  • Love Supreme' is one of Europe’s top jazz festival, a 3 day family-friendly greenfield event every July held in the stunning surroundings of Glynde Place just 3 miles from Lewes. Day-trippers welcome (take your sunscreen!).


Anni Townend

Lovely owner Anni lives in the adjacent property but invites guests to treat this place like their own. Let yourself in with the keycode and pretend you live here. She is passionate about the local area and nature - so has taken time to source much of the furniture locally, responsibly and with love. If needed, your house manager is at the end of the phone to answer any queries or help with anything.