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Short Stay Lewes provides luxury Glyndebourne accommodation

It’s just a few days now until the start of the Glyndebourne Festival 2017, with Hipermestra launching the 2017 Festival on Saturday followed by La Traviata on Sunday. If you have tickets, have you planned somewhere to stay?

Short Stay Lewes is your go-to website, where you can find who has availability instantly among our fabulous independent bed and breakfasts and studios. We’ve properties in the historic town of Lewes as well as in the surrounding villages and some of our places are in the countryside. There’s something for everyone, whether you want a central Lewes location to explore the town or some peace and quiet on a rural lane.

Don’t rush to the opera and rush back home. Come and make a break of it and enjoy not just the amazing singing and music of Glyndebourne but some of the other attractions this area of Sussex has to offer, from National Trust properties such as Sheffield Park and Nymans to Charleston Farmhouse, home of the Bloomsbury set. Take in a few castles too – Lewes Castle isn’t the only one in the area. There’s Arundel, Bodiam and Herstmonceux within easy reach by car.

Check out who has availability for your chosen dates here on our website shortstaylewes.com

Fans of chamber music should be heading to East Sussex this June for the

Lewes Chamber Music Festival. The event runs from Friday 23 June until Sunday 25 June 2017, with special focus this year on Robert Schumann.

This festival features a collection of beautiful newly manufactured fortepianos, which will be played by some of the world’s leading pianists.

The concerts take place in the All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, Lewes. Check out http://www.leweschambermusicfestival.com/programme-2017 for the full schedule and to book tickets.

The event is great opportunity to visit Lewes, one of England’s most historic and picturesque towns, as well as explore the area with its stunning South Downs and Cuckmere Valley. Make a weekend – or a long weekend – of it and book into one of Short Stay Lewes’ fabulous bed and breakfasts or studios. Look at the fabulous accommodation, check out availability and book instantly at shortstaylewes.com

Ladies Day At Plumpton Racecourse Lewes

Ladies Day At Plumpton Racecourse Lewes

Get into the glitz and glamour of Ladies Day at Plumpton Racecourse on Sunday 14 May. It’s a great excuse to dress up while enjoying all the excitement of horse racing at this really intimate course in Sussex. And there are prizes for the Best Dressed Lady, Most Dapper Gent, Best Dressed Boy or Best Dressed Girl, so get out those glad rags and show just how stylish you are.

For this special racing event, Plumpton is offering the ultimate in hospitality with a Glitz and Glamour package at £85 per person. This includes top-price admission to the racecourse, a welcome drink, a three-course lunch, complimentary ice cream or sorbet and insight into the racecard with a Plumpton tipster. As well as all that, there’s live music exclusively in the Plumpton Marquee.

If you feel more inclined to eat alfresco, then you have the option to park up course side with a picnic and pop a glass of fizz – or two. Advance picnic enclosure tickets start at just £10. Cheers to that!

Everyone gets a free racecard and car parking is also free. Find all the information and book tickets at for Ladies day at plumptonracecourse.

Of course, with so many other wonderful things to do locally, why not make a weekend of it, with a stay at one of Short Stay Lewes’ fabulous bed and breakfasts or self-catering studios? Think about a visit to the

Bluebell Railway, Sheffield Park and Nymans’ National Trust property. You could spend a whole day just in Brighton, walking the lanes, checking out the views from the i360 or visiting the Royal Pavilion. Lewes, too, is a great town to while away a few hours, with its castle, Anne of Cleves house and all its antique shops.

So, make May the time to get to know East Sussex and book your stay instantly online at shortstaylewes.com