SHORTSTAYLEWES - news from our Lewes bed and breakfast and self-catering accommodation 

With Glyndebourne Members about to get their tickets for next year’s Festival in the first ballot, it’s never too early to think about booking somewhere to stay for your opera visit. The great line-up for next season includes The Barber of Seville, La damnation de Faust, Cendrillon – a production of the Cinderella story, The Magic Flute, Rusalka and Handel’s Rinaldo, so demand for tickets as well as accommodation is likely to be high.

Short Stay Lewes has lots of luxury bed and breakfasts as well as self-catering studios and properties close to Glyndebourne opera house, so take your pick from our town houses or village locations depending on whether you want to be right in the heart of the historic town of Lewes or enjoy the peace of a rural break. It’s also a great chance to explore more of what East Sussex has to offer, so why not stay a few days, giving yourself the chance to see such delights as the beautiful National Trust gardens and properties in the area, Brighton Pavilion, the i360, Charleston and lots of award-winning vineyards.

Short Stay Lewes makes it so easy to find the place you want to stay and book because you can see instantly exactly which properties have availability for the dates of your Glyndebourne visit. Booking your bed and breakfast or studio at the same time as you book your opera tickets makes great sense –you can relax knowing your trip is sorted.

Charleston Frost Fair

John Lewis has released its Christmas advert – featuring Elton John and a piano, in case you haven’t seen it – and the shops are full of all things sparkly, so the festive season has truly begun. You can get a bit of Christmas spirit yourself with a visit to The Charleston Frost Fair, taking place on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November.

At the home of The Bloomsbury Set, at Firle just outside Lewes, you can find artisan makers and designers, Christmas trees and wreaths along with festive food and drink to launch your festive season.

And what a great idea to make a weekend of it by staying at one of Short Stay Lewes’ beautiful bed and breakfasts or studios. Then you can have plenty of time to enjoy the seasonal festivities as well as take a stroll round the historic town of Lewes – where there are plenty of chances to shop for gifts among the lovely independent stores – and find time too, perhaps, for some winter walking on the South Downs.

After making the most of the area during the day, you can be sure to be well looked after at any of Short Stay Lewes’ fabulous independent accommodation. You can check availability instantly online and then seal the deal by booking there and then. Don’t delay. Enjoy the delights of East Sussex this Christmas.

Lewes Chamber Music Christmas Concert

Fans of chamber music need to head for Lewes on Saturday 1st December. This is when the annual Lewes Chamber Music Festival Christmas Concert is taking place, offering mulled wine, mince pies and a programme of musical delights. Starting at 7.30pm, the concert features six brilliant musicians performing works by Schubert, Mozart, Beethoven and Ysaye.

Artistic director and violinist Beatrice Philips will be joined by violinists Maria Wloszczcowska, Tim Crawford, James Boyd and Adam Newman as well as cellist Hannah Sloane.

Extend the fun of this musical event by making a weekend of it and staying at a Short Stay Lewes fabulous independent property. There are bed and breakfasts and studios aplenty on our website, in Lewes as well as village locations. All offer you a warm welcome. Put in the date, check which properties have availability, then book instantly to guarantee your stay.

The Christmas Concert takes place at the Trinity St John Sub Castro Church, Abinger Place, Lewes. Tickets are £15 available from

It’s free if you are 25 or under!