Houses & unusual buildings: Sussex
From the high culture of the art collection at Petworth, to an Arts and Crafts cosy home at Standen, you'll be amazed at the variety of houses and unusual buildings we look after in Sussex. There's even a castle for your budding knights in armour. See the highlights below.
Petworth's vast mansion is home to our finest collection of paintings, with works by Turner, Van Dyck, Reynolds and Blake, as well as sculptures, furniture and carvings by Gibbons. Plus, the servants' quarters contain fascinating kitchens.
Set on top of a hill, Uppark has far-reaching views over the South Downs towards the sea. This treasure was rescued after a major fire in 1989 and has an elegant Georgian interior complete with servants' quarters.
Designed by Philip Webb, with William Morris interiors, Standen is a gem of the Arts and Crafts Movement. It’s also a Victorian family home with breathtaking views over the High Weald.
Surrounded by a moat on top of a hill, Bodiam Castle is one of the most evocative castles in Britain. It’s virtually complete, with battlements to explore, spiral staircases to climb and views of the Rother Valley from the top of the towers.
The much-loved family home of Rudyard Kipling; a charming 17th-century house nestled in the Sussex Weald with mullioned windows and oak beams. The rooms at Bateman's remain much as he left them, including his book-lined study.
This rare medieval Wealden 'hall house' was the first building to be saved by the National Trust. With its thatched roof, timber-framed walls, pretty cottage garden and views of the Cuckmere Valley, Alfriston Clergy House is small but captivating.
One for the literary lovers out there. Monk's House is the country retreat of novelist Virginia Woolf, featuring the room where she created her best-known works.