Long-standing Beechwood Bed and Breakfast in Halland has been a draw for guests for 10 years. And no wonder. With its central location, making it easy to find, the luxurious homely accommodation and the extensive, beautifully maintained gardens, it fits the bill for anyone visiting Lewes, Brighton Eastbourne, Royal Tunbridge Wells and East Sussex in general.
Owner Carol Hyland, who has lived in the property for 22 years, has not only a wealth of experience but thrives on the interaction with guests. ‘We love welcoming a broad variety of guests here, of all ages and nationalities,’ she says, and points out that her nursing background gives her a natural affinity with caring and catering for people’s needs.
Beechwood’s room set up means it can accommodate up to eight guests. The three permanently bookable rooms feature two king-sized bedrooms with accompanying bathrooms and another twin-bedded room with en-suite. However, there is also a single room and another king-sized room to let in conjunction with one of the permanently bookable rooms. Named after gems – Emerald, Sapphire, Aquamarine and Gold – Carol’s rooms are warmly decorated and provide all sorts of comforts, from dressing gowns and blackout blinds to fridges and ceiling fans. Add to that her comfortable beds and a comprehensive breakfast menu, which is all cooked to order, and guests are in for a treat.
In summer Beechwood is busy with visitors attending Glyndebourne Opera, which is only a few miles down the road. ‘We understand guests often need to check in earlier than the stated 3pm time for events like this and weddings, so we do our best to accommodate that,’ explains Carol.
All in all, there is always a warm and friendly welcome waiting at Beechwood, which is a convenient base for a host of National Trust properties, such as Monk’s House, Charleston, Nymans, Sheffield Park, Bateman’s, Wakehurst Place and Petworth House, as well as the beautiful South Downs National Park and the popular Cuckmere Valley. The Bluebell Railway, Brighton Pavilion and Drusillas Park are other attractions close by.
So if you need accommodation, visit the group’s website, www.shortstaylewes.com, where you will find a range of wonderful accommodation and a warm welcome. The following bed and breakfasts can be found in and around Lewes and are part of the new group of quality-approved bed and breakfasts for the Lewes area: Beechwood B&B, Halland; Little Norlington Barn B&B, Ringmer; White Lodge B&B, Cooksbridge; The Corner House B&B, Lewes; Murrells B&B, Lewes; Aleberry B&B, Lewes; Berkeley House B&B, Lewes; no11 B&B, Lewes.