I visited this new YHA on its’ first open day and was very impressed. The rooms look excellently well-appointed and the common rooms looked very comfortable. The common rooms and some of the bedrooms are in the old part of the building, which was originally a chapel before it became a farm. I had afternoon tea in the cafe, at the other end of the group of buildings, which was very pleasantly appointed and also had seating outside.
This new hostel is right on the South Downs Way at the point where the route crosses the river Ouse and the railway line. It a great place to stop en route, but it’s also a great place to start your walk as there is a station within a few hundred yards. Just look for Southease station on your guide.
Nearby is the beautiful little hamlet of Southease village with its wonderful historic church, dating back to Saxon times.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- YHA South Downs is a refurbished Sussex farmhouse and barn buildings in an enviable location right on the South Downs Way, just a short stroll along a country lane from Southease Railway station. 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- YHA South Downs Lewes, East Sussex