Published: Saturday 17th Dec 2011
Written by: Carol Attwell
I was lucky enough to spend yesterday driving around the beautiful Sussex countryside whilst visiting a number of our properties, during my travels I stopped off in one of my favorite villages; Alfriston in East Sussex. Just 25 minutes from Eastbourne and only 7 minutes form two of our lovely properties (SX878 and SX829); Alfriston is your picture postcard Sussex village. Having lived in Sussex all my life I fell in love with Alfriston many years ago – I even chose to go and have afternoon tea in one of its splendid tearooms on the afternoon of my 21st birthday!
The small village has everything you expect, a couple of pubs, a post office and stores as well as a number of small independent shops, my favourite being Much Ado bookshop. For any book lover this bookshop is a must, I could spend hours (if I wasn’t on the company’s time) in there; they have a wonderful mixture of new and second-hand books, which are beautiful displayed in the former builders’ yard, plus numerous comfy chairs to browse the books from.
On a cold winters day I do not think there are many places I would rather be than Alfriston, with breath taking views of the downs, Christmas lights adorning the high street and a splendid variety of cake to choose from, for me it is pretty much perfect.