How to get here

By train

The nearest mainline station is in Lewes, where trains run from London (Victoria Station), Brighton, and Eastbourne. Southern Trains also stop at Southease Station which is convenient for local residents and walkers. It is a pleasant walk (approx 1 mile) along the river and through the water meadows to Rodmell. Train timetables for journeys to Lewes and Brighton, or to Newhaven and Seaford, can be found Southern Railways

By road

Rodmell is a small rural village located roughly 4 miles south of Lewes and 5 miles north of Newhaven on the C7 road.
Approaching from the A27
From the West (Brighton, London) journey along the A27 and at the first Lewes roundabout take the third exit signposted 'Kingston' (height and weight restrictions apply on this road). From the opposite direction (Eastbourne, Hastings) travel along the A27 ignoring initial exits for Lewes until you reach a roundabout signed posted Lewes right and Kingston left. Take the first exit left to Kingston. Continue through the village of Kingston until you reach the junction with the C7 road (signposted Lewes left and Newhaven right). Turn right and follow this road until you reach Rodmell. Take the first road on the left after the Abergavenny Arms public house, signposted 'The Street'. Monk's House is located 400 yards further down on the right hand side. The National Trust car park is located 100 yards further on. Please try to avoid parking on the lane, as these spaces are intended for Rodmell residents.
Approaching from the A259
From the West (Brighton) as you enter Newhaven the A259 descends and merges with the one-way system from your right. Stay in the left hand lane and take the immediate left signposted Rodmell. From the East (Seaford, Eastbourne) enter Newhaven crossing over the river and you will merge into the one-way system that circles the main town centre. Ignore the exit for Brighton and take the next exit on your left signposted Rodmell.Continue along the C7 road until you reach the village of Rodmell. Take the road on your right before the Abergavenny Arms public house, signposted 'The Street'. Monk's House is located 400 yards further down on the right hand side. The National Trust car park is located 100 yards further on. Please try to avoid parking on the lane, as these spaces are intended for Rodmell residents.

By foot

There are many ways to visit us without bringing the car. Walk in Virginia's footsteps along the river from Southease railway station or Lewes. If you're feeling a little more energetic hike the South Downs Way or take a walk to Charleston Farmhouse , the home of Virginia's sister Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. There are a variety of routes available to suit all abilities. Walkers are welcome to leave their day packs at our visitor reception.

By bus

The 123 bus service operates between Lewes and Newhaven roughly once an hour on Monday-Friday and every two hours on Saturday. There are NO BUSES on Sundays and Bank Holidays.The 130 bus is a community service going direct to and from Brighton once a day, Mondays to Fridays. Printed copies of the full timetables for buses in the Lewes area are available from local Tourist Information Centres and Libraries.

By cycle

If you like to cycle then Monk's House is an ideal destination. Rodmell is a short stroll off the South Downs Way. There are a variety of routes available for different abilities. You are welcome to leave your day packs in our visitor reception. If you're bringing a bike then we have a bike rack located in the car park..

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    Walk in Virginia's Footsteps

    There are many ways to visit us without bringing the car. Walk in Virginia's footsteps along the river from Southease railway station or Lewes. If you're feeling a little more energetic hike the South Downs Way or take a walk to Charleston Farmhouse, the home of Virginia's sister Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. There are a variety of routes available to suit all abilities. Walkers are welcome to leave their day packs at our visitor reception.

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