We are a dynamic group of independent accommodation owners working together to encourage people to visit and enjoy the Lewes area - supporting the local economy. Our mission is to ensure guests have a fabulous stay in one of our many select B&B’s or self-catering establishments and that they make the most of our local pubs, restaurants and many attractions.

If you are interested in our fresh approach and would like to benefit from having your property listed on SHORTSTAYLEWES email


Why Join the Group?


  • We provide an integrated booking button, which allows guests/owners to immediately see availability across our membership base (not available anywhere else). This significantly enhances the booking process – eliminating time-consuming multiple web searches and telephone enquiries.

  • By providing comprehensive availability information in one place, we ensure that as much of the potential revenue from prospective guests is retained within the group.

  • Bookings are commission free using the freetobook secure online booking engine.

  • Offers your business greater online presence with increased traffic.

  • New members will have a journalist-written property ‘spotlight’ blog feature.

  • As a group set up and run by and for its members, we have a constitution, publish minutes and have an AGM. The leadership team is voted for and by its membership.

  • Work with like-minded people, sharing best practice and experiences and having fun!

Membership Costs

  • An annual fee of £100 is payable on the month of joining and each year thereafter.

  • Premises will be subject to an annual inspection.


New Members

The ShortStayLewes Group aims to raise standards within our industry and to promote the provision of unique, high quality accommodation, lovingly prepared food and personalized hospitality from its members businesses.


To join, we ask that you share our vision and are prepared to actively participate in supporting the group’s aims.


New members require an onsite inspection costing just £20, which is refundable to successful applicants. If unsuccessful you will be provided with a report detailing our recommendations for improvement that would qualify for membership.


All members are required to adopt the freetobook platform to enable the integrated availability and booking process across the group. Freetobook is free to set up and use. Technical support is available for interested parties.

Affiliate Costs

We want to support local businesses that offer quality goods and services that enhance our guests’ experience and add value to our members’ offering. We, therefore, are offering affiliate membership.


Affiliate membership is £100 per year. Your business and services will be promoted within the group. You will get advertising on our website with links to your site and the ability to utilise online booking if required. You will also benefit from features in our journalist-written blog that’s specifically for the group website. We are happy to feature special events in your calendar and share selected special offers with our guests and members.

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Specialists in Lewes Bed and Breakfast and Self-catering Accommodation, East Sussex

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