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AROUND Bensfield

The treehouse is situated two miles from the village of Wadhurst and surrounded by natural beauty. Wadhurst is an attractive, historic village, established over 900 years ago, with a range of shops, facilities and eating places. 


Information on local public houses, restaurants, outdoor activities and places of interest is available in the treehouse.


National Trust properties less than an hour's drive from the treehouse include Chartwell, Toys Hill, Emmetts Garden, Chiddingstone, Ightham Mote, Sprivers Garden, Scotney Castle, Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Bodiam Castle, Batemans, Sheffield Park, Wakehurst Place, Nymans, Standen.


Lewes, Hastings and Eastbourne are less than an hour's drive. Brighton - with its famous Georgian Pavilion - is about an hour by car.


A country house, romantic garden, 14th century moated castle, all in a beautiful wooded estate.

Relax in the garden with a fairytale castle backdrop, with over 770 acres of woodland to explore. Discover the delights of the Victorian country mansion with its secrets and stories; you might meet our much loved cat in residence 'Puss Puss'.

Enjoy a delicious meal in the tea-room or bring your own food along to eat in the picnic area. At the end of the day, head to the visitor shop for tasty local produce including the very own Scotney bitter and yummy honey.

The estate is open all year, offering a variety of walks through our beautiful parkland, woodland and Hop farm.


Sitting proudly within Kent’s last medieval deer park, Knole offers something for everyone. Immerse yourself in the vast estate and follow in the footsteps of tourists who have visited Knole’s showrooms for 400 years.


Originally built as an archbishop’s palace, Knole passed through royalty to the Sackville family, who still live here today. Take in the scale and magnificence of this 600 year old estate by exploring the grand courtyards and tranquil Orangery or wander the winding paths in the parkland, still populated by wild deer.


The Pantiles in Royal Tunbridge Wells is THE must-see of the borough.

In Georgian times a day’s stage-coach ride could get you to Tunbridge Wells, as it was known in its embryonic era.

For this reason, The Pantiles in Royal Tunbridge Wells was a major holiday destination for the gentry and royalty and today remains a charming place to be entertained, to shop, eat, drink and stroll.

Rye Harbour is a picturesque village and moorings near the Kent and Sussex border. The unique and interesting harbour, which runs along the river Rother offers much to the visitor. It has a busy yachting centre, a fishing fleet and some commercial shipping. The village has a lifeboat station with a long and noble history, two public houses and a village shop. There is also a holiday village for those who wish to explore the area.

The Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and entry is free. It has a network of footpaths which provide fascinating walks along the sea shore, across fields and large areas of shingle. There is the opportunity to observe wildlife from several excellent bird hides.

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