Bed and Breakfast at Ocklynge Manor, Eastbourne.

07979 627172     01323 734121

 Eastbourne. East Sussex. BN21 2PG.

Why not stay for 3 or 4 nights at Ocklynge Manor

and visit some of England’s most beautiful gardens:

Great Dixter, Pashley Manor,

Sissinghurst and Batemans (Rudyard Kipling’s home)

Always Check websites for open days, bank holidays and special events.

Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd.  It is made up of three houses, one built here in the mid-15th century with slightly later additions.

Open  March to October  

Pashley Manor    Pashley Manor, a Grade I listed timber-framed house, dating from 1550 and enlarged in 1720 and is famous for its gardens, lakes and delicious food.

Open March to September



Sissinghurst Castle - Sissinghurst Castle is a ruin of an Elizabethan manor house.  It gained international fame in the 1930s when Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson created a garden here, which is a riot of colour throughout the year. Divided into small garden rooms, each is very distinctive from the others. Don't miss the famous white garden and Vita's beloved rose garden.

open every day

Batemans  A 17th-century house, with its mullioned windows and oak beams, provided a much needed sanctuary to world-famous writer Rudyard Kipling.  The rooms, described by him as 'untouched and unfaked', remain much as he left them, with oriental rugs and artefacts reflecting his strong association with the East. Bateman's is very much a family home, but impressive none the less.