Secret hideaways to visit in West Sussex

Those hints of autumn bring out the sense of adventure in us all. Try something new this season with a visit to some of Sussex's best kept secrets: Alfriston Clergy House, Monk's House and Woolbeding Gardens.

Alfriston clergy house vegetable garden in summer

Alfiriston Clergy House 

Alfriston Clergy House, the first property ever bought by the newly formed National Trust, sits tucked away on the edge of the green in the pretty downland village of Alfriston. Its historic hall house and delightful cottage garden are the perfect place to while away a couple of hours in summer.

The Gothic Summer House

Woolbeding Gardens 

Nestled in a corner of West Sussex lies a horticultural haven bursting with colour, sights to inspire and a host of surprises. Visit Woolbeding Gardens exclusively on Thursdays and Fridays from 5 April 2018. Booking is essential on 0344 249 1895.

The pale green sitting room at Monk's House

Monk's House 

Get to know Leonard and Virginia Woolf and the wider Bloomsbury Group by visiting Monk's House in the village of Rodmell. Full of their favourite things, the house and garden appears as if they just stepped out for a walk.