Destinations & Events
Pilstyes is the ideal base for a number of days out in Sussex and beyond.
Many Sussex gardens are within easy reach
Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath
Heaselands, Haywards Heath
High Beeches Gardens, Handcross
National Trust Nymans Gardens, Handcross
Wakehurst Place, Ardingly
National Trust Sissinghurst (1 hour’s drive)
You are also close to:
Ardingly Activity Centre – watersports
Ashdown Forest – home of Winnie the Pooh
Bolney Wine Estate
Bolney Wine Estate is a local award-winning vineyard, keen to share their enthusiasm for English Wine. The estate offers a number of different tours on which you get taken into one of the vineyards, view the state of the art winery and sample a selection of Bolney wines. And if you are feeling really indulgent, why not treat yourself to a tour that includes a scrumptious afternoon tea or a charcuterie-style lunch?
Jeremy’s Restaurant and Cafe Elvira at Borde Hill Garden
If you enjoy walking, there are many short country walks around the village. Click here for details of walks in Lindfield and other local villages.
This is a 42 mile long distance footpath which broadly follows the River Ouse from its source near Lower Beeding to the sea at Seaford Bay. It is a popular walk through the heart of the Sussex countryside, a route that takes it through Slaugham, Handcross, Staplefield, Lindfield, Newick, Isfield, Barcombe Mills, Hamsey, Lewes, Rodmell, Southease, Piddinghoe and Newhaven. The Pilstyes in Lindfield is very conveniently placed for an overnight stop and also has copies of the route for sale.
See also Village Life which lists local businesses to visit including eating out.