Day trip to Lewes and Southover Grange

Southover Grange Lewes

We love our trips to lovely Lewes. It’s just 12 minutes on the train for us so super easy to get to and avoids the worry of cars and car parks.

On a recent Saturday visit, we had a coffee and croissant on arrival in the cute little garden of the ‘Flint Owl Bakery‘ and dreamt of living in a gorgeous Georgian home (currently living the other dream of a Victorian house as I just love a home with a bit of character). We then mooched through Lewes, visited some antique shops, went to the wonderful independent children’s book shop Bag-of-Books where we picked up a new Miffy activity book, then found the little playground at Timberyard Lane. We also made some new friends here…and wish we’d had the confidence to share details as it was quite sad saying good-bye. We had a picnic lunch on a small patch by the river (which is admittedly quite hard to find in Lewes even though the river runs through it).

We ended our visit to Lewes by finding Southover Grange. My blogging friend Hannah over at Make, Do and Push! is regularly there with Busby and Little Lewes also recommends it, but strangely we’d never been. I can’t describe how beautiful it is. It was like a national trust property without the price tag. In fact the only price tag was a Mini Milk. We walked through walled gardens to explore beautifully displayed flowers with hidden sculptures and areas to sit and contemplate life. Admittedly we did more running around playing hide and seek than contemplation, but it was the perfect magical setting to escape life. I don’t think a visit to Lewes will now ever be complete without us visiting the Grange.

Southover Grange

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