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

Lewes featured as the “Let’s Visit” town in the Saturday section of

The Daily Telegraph last weekend. It was an obvious time for this historic town to be included, coinciding with the spectacle of Bonfire on 5th November. “Not for nothing is Lewes dubbed the bonfire capital of the world,” said the paper, which went on to describe the procession and background to the annual event.

The Depot independent cinema, Glyndebourne, the Love Supreme Jazz Festival and Harvey’s Brewery all got a mention, as did Pelham House Hotel as a place to stay. However, Pelham House actually closes its doors as a hotel this weekend as it readies itself to become a wedding venue. Fortunately, there are still plenty of fabulous places to stay in and around Lewes if you are thinking of paying a visit. Short Stay Lewes has a collection of wonderful bed and breakfast and studio properties just waiting to look after you. And you can check availability straight away on the website and book instantly, sure that you have your desired place to enjoy all that Lewes has to offer.

The excitement is building for Lewes Bonfire and the town is gearing up for its annual spectacle, which will be taking place on the actual night of Guy Fawkes, on Monday 5th November.

The Bonfire Societies will be parading through the streets of Lewes followed by each of them hosting a firework display at various sites around the town. There is nothing quite like Lewes Bonfire and if you love fireworks, this is the place to be on this November night.

And you will need somewhere to stay. Fortunately, there is still some availability among Short Stay Lewes properties. Check who is available instantly from our list of fabulous independent bed and breakfasts and studios, then book online or contact the relevant property direct.

Charleston Literary Festival

Charleston’s 2018 Literary Festival takes place from 18 to 28 May with an amazing line-up of speakers this year. Sir David Attenborough, Newsnight and Dragons’ Den presenter Evan Davis, novelist Ali Smith, winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, and comedian, actor and writer Robert Webb, of Peep Show and Back fame, are just a few of those who will be taking part.

With 10 days of superb literary feasts to enjoy, why not make a stay of it? Short Stay Lewes’ bed and breakfasts and self-catering accommodation offer choice and quality to make your visit comfortable and welcoming. There’s something for everyone, whether you a looking for some rural luxury in one of East Sussex’s villages, a family-friendly place or the privacy of self-catering. What separates Short Stay Lewes from other local websites is that it offers the opportunity to check availability and book instantly online.

For a full schedule of events at Charleston Festival and to book tickets, go to

Festival tickets now half price online - offer ends midnight 29 April 2018.