YHA South Downs is a refurbished Sussex farmhouse and barn buildings in a great location right on the South Downs Way, just a short stroll along a country lane from Southease Railway station. The buildings themselves are packed full of original features – you might visit the disused dairy farm or be lucky enough to have a stone window setting in your room! Surrounded by the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park, the site stands in extensive grounds, ideal for exploring by experienced or budding naturalists – or just a place to relax and unwind.
The Ram Inn has been at the heart of the vibrant farming community of Firle for over five hundred years. The rambling old brick and flint building has three main rooms, each with its own open fire lit every day between October and April. The old stable and coach house have been converted into a private dining room and outside ‘farmers bar’, and our splendid flint-walled garden is perfect for peaceful summer supping under the greengage trees. They have 5 quirky, individual rooms above the pub.
Cobbe Place Farm Shepherds Hut is situated on a farm tucked in beneath the South Downs. The Shepherds Hut at Cobbe Place Farm offers the perfect opportunity for a secluded break, with awe-inspiring views of the South Downs. Fully equipped, the Hut is fitted with heating via a log burning stove, electric lighting, a cool box, gas hob, a waterless eco loo and power shower with unlimited hot water. Situated close to Glynde & Firle, it is ideally located for flying off the South Downs or Mount Caburn and is the ultimate in luxury camping.
Little Norlington Barn offers luxury accommodation with views of the South Downs on a tranquil country lane near Ringmer village. Stay in one of two oak-beamed bedrooms in the 18 th -century barn, each of which is up its own private staircase, or the contemporary Milking Parlour in the grounds. You can expect sumptuous goose down duvet and pillows, high thread count pure cotton bed linen, plenty of fluffy white towels and luxury British-made toiletries. Generous breakfasts, which include homemade granola and organic bread, should set you up for a day of flying. There’s also space to store any equipment you have and parking.