Eastbourne. East Sussex. BN21 2PG.     

Bed and Breakfast at Ocklynge Manor, Eastbourne.


01323 734121

Why not stay for 3 or 4 nights at Ocklynge Manor

and visit some of England’s most beautiful gardens:

Great Dixter, Pashley Manor,

Sissinghurst and Batemans (Rudyard Kipling’s home)

Great Dixter was the family home of gardener and gardening writer Christopher Lloyd.  It is made up of three houses, one built here in the mid-15th century with slightly later additions.

Open 29th March to 27th October 2013
Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays.
(Closed on all other Mondays)

Gardens 11am to 5pm (last admission)  House 2pm to 5pm

Pashley Manor    Pashley Manor, a Grade I listed timber-framed house, dating from 1550 and enlarged in 1720 and is famous for its gardens, lakes and delicious food.

Open 30th March to 28th September 2013

Gardens, Café and Gift Shop Open
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Bank Holiday Mondays and Special Event days - 11.00am to 5.00pm.

Except for Bank Holiday Mondays and Special Event days we are closed on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays.

Wednesday 24th April every day until Bank Holiday Monday 6th May, 11am to 5pm - £9.50 entrance.


End of April - Mid May, depending on the weather.

Sunday 19th May, 10am – 5pm
Special admission price £7.50 includes entry to the gardens and the fair.

Friday 14th, Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June, 11am to 5pm - £9.00. Entrance.

July and August (open on normal days only, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays - 11am to 5pm) - Admission £9.00

Sissinghurst Castle - Sissinghurst Castle is a ruin of an Elizabethan manor house.  It gained international fame in the 1930s when Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson created a garden here, which is a riot of colour throughout the year. Divided into small garden rooms, each is very distinctive from the others. Don't miss the famous white garden and Vita's beloved rose garden.

Sissinghurst Castle will be open every day from 1 March to 3 November, then 1 December to 31 December (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). Open from 11.am to 5.30 pm

Batemans  A 17th-century house, with its mullioned windows and oak beams, provided a much needed sanctuary to world-famous writer Rudyard Kipling.  The rooms, described by him as 'untouched and unfaked', remain much as he left them, with oriental rugs and artefacts reflecting his strong association with the East. Bateman's is very much a family home, but impressive none the less.

Open from March to November every day - gardens 10.am to 5 pm and house 11. am to 5 pm