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Medieval thatched Wealden hall-house and picturesque garden

This rare 14th-century Wealden hall-house was the first building to be acquired by the National Trust, in 1896.

The thatched, timber-framed house is in an idyllic setting, with views across the River Cuckmere, and surrounded by a delightful, tranquil cottage garden full of wildlife.

What to see in the garden

  • viburnum tinis at Alfriston clergy house © Pete Tasker

    Viburnum tinus

    Enjoy the lovely fragrant viburnam as you stroll around the garden

  •  © Pete Tasker

    Ribes sanguineum

    This flowering currant at the front of the house produces an excellent early nectar for bees

  • Hellebores bring spring colour © Mary Gleaves


    These elegant flowers are still in blossom and brighten up shady areas around the garden

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