Mayfield makes a wonderful, central point for exploring East Sussex. It’s beautiful, historic and bobs along at a pace befitting an indulgent weekend. With that in mind, we’ve chosen four lovely places to stay, although you might find them so nice, you don’t actually want to go out and about to explore!
Buxted Park Hotel
Just over 8 miles from Mayfield, The Buxted Park Hotel is rather splendid! Built in 1722, it’s a Grade II listed Palladian mansion, set in parkland, and with a 2 AA Rosette restaurant. There’s a choice of classic and executive double rooms but I’m rather smitten with the Robert Browning suite which oozes art deco sophistication. They do offer some dog-friendly accommodation and you might want to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea on the terrace next to the Victorian Orangery. For a one-night stay in March, you’ll spend between £144 and £229 per night depending on your room choice although my chosen suite was fully booked.
This has to be my all-time favourite and completely appeals to my sense of adventure. Why not try something totally different and stay in a treehouse!
But not just any old treehouse because this one is luxurious and utterly beautiful, backing onto woodland and overlooking Lost Field and Hawksden Wood. A short distance (and walking distance) from Mayfield, the treehouse also has all the luxuries you need including spacious decking, a wood-burner, a 40″ TV and DVD player, a blue-tooth Bose speaker, a locally hand-crafted king-size bed with white Egyptian cotton and super soft rugs. In March, this wonderful treehouse is £250 per night mid-week and £329 per night Friday and Saturday. I really don’t want to leave.
You can find out more or book your stay here: https://www.hootstreehouse.co.uk/
Right in the heart of Mayfield, Middle House is the place to be if it’s Tudor charm and tales of smugglers and ghosts that you’re after. Middle House really epitomises Mayfield and is a magnificent Grade I listed property that dates back to 1575. The house was originally built for the financier, Sir Thomas Gresham, Keeper of the Privy Purse to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 1st, and there is a tunnel that runs from their wine cellar under the town. Their restaurant has a superb reputation, they also serve afternoon tea and their rooms have four-poster beds! But they don’t publish their room prices.
This three-bedroom converted barn is part of a smallholding with chickens, ducks, pygmy goats and a small garden nursery and tea rooms. The detached cottage has three bedrooms, one king-size, a twin room, and a room with bunk beds. Two miles from Mayfield, dogs are welcome. For a minimum stay of three nights in March, it is £526.
When you’re ready and your bags are unpacked, don’t forget to grab our 7 Things To Do In Mayfield post and head-on out to explore.