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Charleston Opens 1st March 2017

Charleston home of the Bloomsbury Set

Charleston is the Bloomsbury home of arts and ideas just a 20 minute cross country drive from

White Lodge B&B near Lewes, Sussex.

It is nestled in the glorious South Downs National Park in Sussex. Charleston was the home of Bloomsbury artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. Pioneers of early 20th century British art, Bell and Grant created a hub of artistic and intellectual activity at Charleston with visitors including Virginia and Leonard Woolf, John Maynard Keynes, E.M. Forster and many others.

Charleston continues to be a hub of creativity and there are many events to enjoy in the forthcoming months. Tickets have just gone on sale so make sure you book your short stay and tickets to Charleston soon as its also Glyndebourne Festival season so if you want a luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in a quiet rural setting near Lewes call Ann on +44 1273 400151, email us at or book direct online at

The house and gardens open early this year on the 1st March until the end of October 2017. You need to pre-book your tickets online to ensure entry to the house at the time you would like as it gets very busy. You can make a day of it enjoy the beautiful gardens and cafe.

Or going walking on the glorious South Downs like Peter Owen-Jones, if you missed his latest documentary this week definitely use the catch up facility on BBC iPlayer to catch up as he explores Britain's newest National park the South Downs. First premiered 21st February on BBC 4. ‘A poetic and stunning portrait of the South Downs National Park.’ Sunday Times

Creative Workshops - click on creative workshops to see the full range of events scheduled for 2017

Charleston Festival - Where books and creativity bloom 19-29th May 2017.

Tickets are selling fast book now to avoid disappointment!

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