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Set in the garden of Virginia Woolf's country retreat, Monk's House, this pretty studio is the perfect bolthole for a short escape to the South Downs and all its attractions. The furnishings reflect the interior of Monk’s House but with the added thought of comfort and convenience.
The studio enjoys views towards the garden and towards the 12th century village church. The garden offers plenty of places to explore, from flower borders to orchards. Relax with a book and you can see Virginia Woolf’s writing room. Guests can enjoy exclusive access when Monk’s House is closed to the public.
The South Down’s way is just a short stroll away and the coast only 3 miles to the south. Monk’s House Garden studio is conveniently located for visiting the vibrant towns of Lewes and Brighton. A stay here can form part of a Bloomsbury in Sussex weekend which also consists of a visit to Charleston Farmhouse, home of Virginia Woolf’s sister and Berwick Church, painted by the Bloomsbury artists.
Heating: Oil fired central heating.
Parking: Parking is in the National Trust Car Park located approximately 100 yards from the house.
Garden: No private garden but use of Monk's House garden.
Access: The property is accessed via steps from the garden.
Hazards: Paths throughout the garden are uneven and may be slippery. Due to the nature of the building there are sloping ceilings in some of the rooms.
You could think it may be densely populated and just home to the bustling metropolis of London, but don't underestimate the South East's capacity for hidden charms, secluded landscapes and shady nooks to catch your breath. There's lots to explore from the hazy meadows and pastoral valleys of the South Downs, the dazzling White Cliffs of Dover and the glorious gardens at Sissinghurst and Polesden Lacey.
The South Downs, having recently acquired status as a National Park roll across the southern coast f England from the historic city of Winchester in the west down to the cliffs at Beachy Head in the east. National Trust places to visit in this area abound, including Petworth House and Park, with its sumptuous interiors and rolling parkland and Uppark House and Gardens, now restored to its former glory after a major fire in 1989, while nearby are Polesden Lacey on the North Downs and Chartwell, the family home of Sir Winston Churchill. Other attractions in the area include the Cathedral city of Chicester, the historic dockyard at Portsmouth, Goodwood, the home of both horse and motor racing and the seaside resort of Brighton. The South Downs themselves offer wonderful walking and cycling opportunities, all with stunning views of the coastline.