This Art and Crafts house, built for the Rolls Royce family in 1940, sits in two acres with woodland to wander and views over Possingworth Park and the South Downs. The guest annexe has a comfy living space and a kitchenette – find two glossy bedrooms, original art collected by the owners on their travels, books to browse, games – and cake and biscuits.
Geri is keen on eco-living and food is responsibly and sustainably sourced. She lives in the main house and, operating social distancing at the moment, leaves you breakfast cereals in the little kitchenette (microwave, kettle and BBQ outside but no oven) and leaves fresh French pastries, fruit and eggs in a hamper every day. If you’re off to Glyndebourne or a day’s hiking she can make up a hamper or packed lunch too.
Lewes is a short drive, for castle, museums and independent shops, and there are many wonderful gardens to visit within 15-30 minutes: Bateman’s, Pashley Manor, Sissinghurst.