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  • Writer's pictureAnn Janes

Christmas Gift Ideas

Ridgeview English sparking wine from Sussex

Struggling what to buy your loved ones this Christmas? At White Lodge in 2018 we have had the pleasure of looking after many parents and grandparents who have been gifted a luxury stay at our bed and breakfast near Lewes. Accompanied by a trip to one of the many fabulous local attractions in East Sussex.

For those who love wine we are surrounded by many award winning vineyards were you can enjoy a vineyard tour as well as sampling the fine English wines. You many have heard of award winning Ridgeview Vineyard served at NO 10 Downing Street. Or

The Bluebell Vineyard producing the delicious Hindleap sparkling wine. Or enjoy wine pairing and fine dining at Rathfinney Estate on The South Downs. They offer unique dining events throughout the year. Or visit Bolney Wine Estate near Haywards Heath the pioneers of English wine.

For railway enthusiasts there is The Bluebell Railway At Christmas they run the Santa Special and celebrate the Near Year in style on The Golden Arrow. Or if you like a good murder mystery these events run throughout the year! Want to drive the train? - then book the Footplate Special!

Why not gift a National Trust membership, East Sussex has an amazing array of places and gardens to visit that are open all year round. Just 15 minutes from White Lodge are the beautiful gardens at Sheffield Park. Nymans is a garden lovers' home for all seasons with an extensive yet intimate garden set around a romantic house and ruins. Or visit the stunning house and gardens at Standen an arts and crafts home featuring Morris & Co interiors set in a beautiful hillside garden.

Or fancy having a go at making cheese? Why not buy your loved one a course at the award winning High Weald Diary a local family owned farm. White Lodge has been serving cheeses from this European Award winning local company since opening they are truly delicious and sell sheep, goat and cow cheeses.

Need help putting your package together? Call Ann on +44 1273 400151 or email us at White Lodge is proud to be the #no1 #bedandbreakfast for #lewes since opening in 2015.

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