Staying near Uckfield
The cottage holidaymaker will find all the shops they need to larder-fill, as well as a good selection of smaller independent specialist, antique and curios shops. Here is also a leisure centre and swimming pool as well as a cinema, and the pedestrianised Bell Walk shopping precinct, on the banks of the river, is also worth a visit. Near the town (just under 4 miles away – the hardier may care to try walking!) is the Barnsgate Manor Vineyard with its wonderful vineyard (obviously) walks, donkeys and llamas – and a refuelling tea room stop if you do decide to walk there! Wilderness Wood, the Cogcraft Gallery and the Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum, each also under 4 miles from the town are also well worth a visit. Ashdown Forest and the South Downs will keep walkers going a pace!
There are many local eateries so self-catering nights off care easy! The Griffin Inn is very friendly and serves wonderful food in a great atmosphere, there is a lovely log fire and lively bar.