In Our Locality

Here is just a very small selection of attractions that are within easy reach of

June Cottage B & B.

Having lived in this area for many years, we have much local knowledge.

Please ask us if you need more information.

Forest Way Country Park

The Forest Way Country Park is situated in the heart of the East Sussex countryside. Part of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it consists of small fields and farms among wooded, rolling hills.

Ashdown Forest

Ashdown Forest is a roughly triangular area of land with Forest Row at its apex. It is all that now remains of the once huge Wealden Forest of Anderida, which in Roman times stretched for 120 miles from Canterbury to Chichester. Sadly, much of the Forest was felled to make way for agriculture and to fuel the furnaces of the once thriving Sussex iron industry that reached its peak in the 17th century. Today the Forest comprises 10 square miles of open heath and woodland and provides a unique habitat for wild animals, birds and plants. At all times of the year it is a place of stark beauty with incredible views in all directions.

Pooh Bear Country

A.A.Milne wrote the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. They were inspired by the adventures of his only son Christopher Robin. The Milne family moved from their town house in Chelsea, London, to Cotchford Farmhouse in 1924. With them came Nanny Olive Brockwell. From pavements to woodland paths and from the company and chatter of other Nannies to the creatures of Posingford Wood and the Ashdown Forest – the contrast for Nanny and Christopher was dramatic. Alan Alexander Milne was a successful playwright and had stage productions on in both London’s West-End and on Broadway, New York. He kept on the house in Chelsea and commuted by train to Sussex for the weekends. Upon his arrival home his wife Daphne would bring him up to date with how well their son was doing.

Bluebell Railway

The Bluebell Railway was the first preserved standard gauge passenger line in the world.

Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club                           

Royal Ashdown Golf Course is the epitome of tradition and golfing excellence, a course shaped by nature rather than man.

Set in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, the backdrop to AA Milne’s famous Winnie-the-Pooh stories, the only surprise that you will get if you come down to the woods today is that so little has changed over the club’s 125 year history. Heather, humps, hollows, pools and streams remain nature’s defence against shooting a low score.

Situated approximately 30 miles (48 km) south of London in the county of East Sussex, Royal Ashdown is grand golf history and is still making golf history today.

South Downs National Park

From rolling hills to bustling market towns, the South Downs National Park’s landscapes cover 1,600km2 of breathtaking views and hidden gems. A rich tapestry of wildlife, landscapes, tranquillity and visitor attractions, weave together a story of people and place in harmony.

Discover the white cliffs of Seven Sisters, rolling farmland, ancient woodland and lowland heaths or enjoy our ‘picture perfect’ villages, traditional country pubs or flourishing vineyards. Let the South Downs National Park subtly seduce you.