Popular Area - South Downs

The South Downs is situated in the South East of England covering two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  Thousands of visitors come to the South Downs every year for relaxation and to enjoy the peaceful countryside, varied landscapes and outdoor pursuits.

The South Downs covers the areas of Winchester, the Meon Valley, Petersfield and the Hangers, Midhurst and Rother Valley, Chichester, Petworth, Arundel and the Arun Valley, Steyning and Chanctonbury Ring, Brighton and Hove Downs, Lewes Downs, Alfriston and Cuckmere.

The “South Downs Way” is a popular 100 mile National Trail that runs from the city of Winchester to the coastal town of Eastbourne. When travelling the South Downs Way you will pass through many beautiful towns and villages from Winchester to Exton, to Buiriton, to Cockling, to Storrington, to Fulking/Devils Dyke, to Lewes, to Alfriston to Eastbourne.

The South Downs Way is used by walkers, cyclists and horse riders. You will not find a lot of accommodation on the actual trail but the villages and towns that are within a short distance usually have a choice of guest accommodation to choose from including quaint bed and breakfasts, luxurious hotels, traditional farm houses, self contained accommodation, guest houses and welcoming pubs. Those bringing horses will find several establishments catering for their equine friends.

The South Downs has a lot of historical features including Saxon churches, very old “Dew Ponds” (where some today still provide water for sheep and cattle), Cross Dykes, Bronze Age Hill Forts and tumulus burial sites.

The South Downs has many attractions and places to visit including Arundel Castle, Marwell Zoo, Devil’s Dyke, Drusillas Park, Weald & Downland Living Museum, Petworth House and Park, Jane Austen’s House Museum and Winchester Cathedral to name just a few.

The nearest airports the South Downs National Park is London Gatwick Airport.

Look at the accommodation listed below to find your perfect South Downs Bed and Breakfast, Guest House or Hotel and Book Direct.

Beamsley Lodge, Bed and Breakfast Eastbourne

Beamsley Lodge, Royal Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN22 7AE, UK

01323 720297

Single Occupancy £40 - £50
Double Occupancy £65 - £100

4 Star Silver Award - TripAdvisor Green Leader Award

Children Welcome | Parking | TV | Internet Access /Wi Fi | Tea / Coffee Making Facilities | En-Suite | Ground Floor Bedrooms

Allison & Dave welcome you to this Edwardian guest house,… Read more…

Trees Bed & Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast Billingshurst

Trees, East Street, Billinghurst, West Sussex, RH14 9DB, UK

01403 786155 or 07747 013293

£45 per person per night
£90 per room per night


Children Welcome | Parking | TV | Internet Access /Wi Fi | Garden/Seating Area | Tea / Coffee Making Facilities | En-Suite

TREES is a large Tudor style family house with a… Read more…

Jackson’s Cabin, Bed and Breakfast The Long Man

Jackson's Cabin, Downlands, Milton Street, Polegate, East Sussex BN26 5RW, UK

01323 871581

£85 - £105 - Seasonal Variations


Parking | TV | Internet Access /Wi Fi | Garden/Seating Area | Tea / Coffee Making Facilities | Ground Floor Bedrooms

Delightful self-contained cabin situated in the beautiful Cuckmere valley with… Read more…