Hall Court Farm is perfectly situated just beneath the South Downs and mid-way between the delightful villages of Firle to the south and Ripe to the north. The villages of Glynde, Alciston, Berwick and Alfriston are all within ten minutes' drive.
This area of the South Downs is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and The South Downs Way (a famous National trail) leads along the top of the Downs due south of Hall Court Farm linking Lewes and Alfriston (and beyond).
Alfriston Village on the River Cuckmere is full of history and is a delightful place to visit with its magnificent Church , known as the Cathedral of the Downs, and The Clergy House (National Trust property and open to the public). The Cuckmere then winds its way down to the sea at the Seven Sisters Country Park which is an excellent area for walks, either to the beach or Friston Forest or the Downs.
Hall Court is ideally situated for Glyndebourne visitors. Guests can leave the Opera car park and be at the Farm in twelve minutes. Guests can prepare their picnic in the Farmhouse and are welcome to keep items overnight in the fridge and freezer.
Hall Court is one of the closest Bed and Breakfast to Charleston Farmhouse, the home of the Bloomsbury writers and artists. Duncan Grant worked for the Hecks Family on their farm during the Second World War. Charleston is open from April to October (not Mondays and Tuesdays).
Firle Place, the ancestral home of the Gage Family for over 500 years is only a few minutes' drive away. This beautiful house and garden, with Restaurant on the Terrace, is open from June to September (Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays) and the Easter and Spring Bank Holidays)
The County Town of Lewes on the River Ouse is 15 minutes drive away. Lewes is full of character with its Castle, Anne of Cleves House, museums, galleries and antique shops. Lewes has numerous bars and restaurants for eating out.
There are good restaurants and pubs in all the local villages - Wingrove House at Alfriston, The Ram At Firle, The Rose Cottage at Alciston, Silletts at Selmeston, Deans Place and The Star at Alfriston to name a few. There is an excellent local taxi service if required.
Eastbourne and Brighton, with Theatres and Cinemas, promenades and beaches are half and hour's drive to the east and west respectively. Gatwick Airport is 45 minutes' drive away Newhaven (with ferries to the Continent) is 20 minutes' drive away.
Also within easy reach are famous gardens such as Sissinghurst, Sheffield Park, Great Dixter and Wakehurst Place.