Bewl Rookery B&B is perfectly situated between Wadhurst and Lamberhurst to provide you with a base for all your holiday activities in this beautiful part of the south east of England. You can walk from our back garden onto footpaths and bike routes that will allow you to explore the superb countryside of Kent and East Sussex. We are minutes away from Bewl Water, which offers watersports, fishing and other outdoor pursuits including a 12.5 mile path for walkers, runners and cyclists and is open all year round.
You can also walk during the day time from our back door to at least six pubs (from 1 – 12 miles away) all along country footpaths. We have detailed information of these walks in our Guest Information Book when you come and stay. Please note these are day walks and involve sometimes muddy footpaths!
National Trust properties, public gardens and historic sites are only a very short distance away including Scotney Castle, Pashley Manor, Bedgebury Pinetum, Batemans, Battle and Royal Tunbridge Wells for shopping, restaurants, bars and the pretty Pantiles.
Below are just a few of the wonderful places you can visit while touring this area of Kent and East Sussex.
Then when you come back from a busy day out exploring you can enjoy relaxing in our Garden Room or take a stroll around our meadow walk or have a chat with our Alpacas. Find out more about the Alpacas here.
- Pashley Manor
One of the finest gardens in England. These beautiful gardens are open from April to September.
- Scotney Castle Gardens
A 14th Century moated castle set in romantic gardens surrounded by lovely woodland estate
- Great Dixter
The family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd – just stunning. Open April – October.
- Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens
A 16th Century tower with the most famous 20th Century garden in England
- Scotney Castle
Victorian mansion to explore along with the romantic 14th Century moated castle and stunning gardens
- Bayham Abbey
Impressive 13th – 15th century ruins of a sandstone built church, chapter house and gate house.
- Wadhurst Church
A fascinating and attractive 11th Century tower and 13/14th Century Parish Church. Notable for having more iron memorial slabs than any other Church in England. More information here.
- Bodiam Castle
Medieval magnificence on a visit to this 14th century moated castle and ruined interior.
- Battle Abbey and market town
We live in 1066 country! Visit the site of the battle, the Abbey built by William the Conqueror and the charming town.
- Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells
Georgian colonnade walkway. Historic and now full of shops, bars and cafes.
A 17th Century house that was home to Rudyard Kipling
- Penshurst Place
14th Century Manor House and gardens
- Hever Castle
Childhood home of Anne Boleyn set in magnificent gardens
The country home of Winston Churchill.
- Bewl Water
The southeast’s largest lake surrounded by beautiful Wealden Countryside offering walking, riding, cycling, fishing
- Bedgebury Pinetum
A recreational and conservational arboretum with the largest collection of conifers in the world
- Kent & Sussex Steam Railway
The UK’s finest example of a rural light railway. Take a trip back in time and enjoy lovely scenery.
- Ashdown Forest and Pooh Sticks Bridge
Huge area for walking and a chance to visit the home of Winnie the Pooh
Scotney Castle – 2 miles
Lamberhurst – 2 miles
Wadhurst – 2 miles
Bewl Water –
By road – 2 miles
By footpath – 0.5 miles
Bayham Abbey – 3 miles
Tunbridge Wells – 7 miles
Bateman’s – 9 miles
Castle – 11 miles
Bodiam Castle – 12 miles
Battle – 16 miles
Great Dixter – 15 miles