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Strand House, a historic Tudor luxury B&B in Winchelsea, East Sussex was built in 1425. This listed building might be nearly 600 years old and pre-date Cardinal Wolsey himself, but as a Wolsey Lodge today offers every modern comfort. When built, it was on Winchelsea Harbour, but centuries of silting up means Winchelsea Beach is now in distant view. Set in glorious gardens overlooking adjoining meadows, complete with beehives and grazing sheep, there are areas to relax in and paths to explore – one taking you into town via a medieval Strand Gate in the town walls.
The interior is as interesting and inviting as the exterior. Beams, nooks and crannies, uneven floors and ancient doorways lead you through this lovingly restored home, furnished in a Flemish style with complementing antiques. An honesty bar and a choice of sitting rooms, one with a wood burning stove, are available for Wolsey Lodge B&B guests.
Breakfast is served at separate tables in the dining room, complete with inglenook. Enjoy a full Sussex breakfast, followed by freshly baked croissants and breads, served with locally made preserves or honey from Hugh’s beehives.
Luxurious guest bedrooms – one with a four poster bed – are individually furnished and vary in size (as befitting such an historic property) and include towelling robes and hospitality tray with homemade biscuits.
Your B&B Hosts
Nothing is too much trouble for Hugh and Mary. Both have many years experience in catering and Mary has had a life-long interest in cooking. Special dietary needs are catered for with ease plus packed lunches or delicious dinners, available for B&B guests by prior arrangement.
Castles, battlefields, beaches, gardens and stately homes abound and ancient Winchelsea itself is a hidden delight. Located between the High Weald and the Romney Marsh, 2 miles from the famous medieval town of Rye, 7 miles from Hastings and close to the sea. East Sussex has steam railways, cycle paths, great walks, arts and music festivals and numerous shops to explore, there is something in the area to interest everyone.
Attractions Near Strand House
Great Dixter Garden, Marle Place Garden, Pashley Manor Garden, Sissinghurst Gardens, Bodiam Castle, Scotney Castle, Kent and East Sussex Railway, Dungerness Nature Reserve and RSPB Sanctuary, Rye and Winchelsea towns and 1066 Way Long Distance Walk.
Rye Scallop Festival - February
Maritime Festival - April
Rye Jazz Festival - August
Rye Arts Festival - September
Bonfire Night Parade - November