Explore the Ashdown Forest in the company of a top notch Blue Badge Guide. With morning coffee and lunch included at idyllic Heaven Farm and a manor house tour and tea at Saint Hill Manor this very popular day out represents really good value for money.
Meet the Guide at Heaven Farm near Uckfield in East Sussex for morning refreshments (included) at 10.30am. During the morning sit back and relax as we take a tour of the Ashdown Forest. The ancient forest trees were felled for the iron industry leaving the wild heaths and moors that we see today. In the handsome market town of East Grinstead we see the longest row of mediaeval houses in the country and hear about Archie McIndoe’s Guinea Pig Club.
We return to Heaven Farm for an included summer ploughman’s lunch or choose a hot pie lunch for the cooler months.
At Georgian Saint Hill Manor, built for a Lord Mayor of London, there are no roped off areas. It’s more like being shown around with the estate agent’s keys. A fascinating and fun tour. A succession of distinguished owner’s have each added their mark from the Maharajah of Jaipur to the science fiction writer and founder of Scientology.
A cream tea is served on English Rose porcelain in the exquisite Monkey Room before heading home at 4.30pm.