East Dean


Spring Lambing Season at the Seven Sisters Sheep Centre

It’s Lambing Season 1 March – 5 May 2014 at The Seven Sisters Sheep Centre.  The farm is open daily 10.30 – 5.00pm and offers “cuddle sessions” and the chance to bottle feed the lambs, rabbits and pigs, plus tractor rides, sheep shearing and wool talks.  The Centre is closed 6 May – 4 July then reopens for Sheep Shearing 5 July – 31 August. The Centre is housed in …

Friston Forest

Beachy Head is a hit with The Times

The Tiger Inn and Beachy Head Holiday Cottages have been recommended in a recent feature article in The Times newspaper. A “superb country pub” is how The Tiger is described in the article, which also refers to Beachy Head Holiday Cottages as “classy self-catering”. In the course of the feature, the author Christopher Somerville eloquently details a circular walk starting from The Tiger and taking in woods, downland and clifftop …

New Diana Film

Beachy Head has Starring Role in New Diana Film

The stunning coastal scenery of Beachy Head recently played a starring role in a new film “Caught in Flight” currently being made about the life of Princess Diana. Filming of a scene between Diana and heart surgeon Hasnat Khan took place at the beginning of August along the cliff tops near the Belle Tout Lighthouse. The film charts the last two years in the life of Princess Diana and stars …


East Dean and Friston artists throw open their doors

OpenArt 22 – 23 September 2012 Explore the works of local artists at open houses and studios in the villages of East Dean and Friston as part of this year’s OpenArt Festival which takes place on 22 – 23 September. New for 2012 is a musical work commissioned by OpenArt to be premiered in East Dean Village Hall on 22 September.  Renowned composer and viola player Simon Rowland-Jones has used the …

award winning holiday cottage sussex

Come and stay in our award-winning cottages

The new Beachy Head Holiday Cottages have won a prestigious Sussex Heritage Trust Award. The cottages were one of three winners in The Commercial Award category sponsored by Smiths Gore.  Fiveonal materials and craft skills. Three of the new cottages are located within the walled garden and guests are encouraged to pick those herbs, fruit and vegetables that are in season and to discuss the contents of the garden with …

East Dean Village Fete

East Dean Village Fete

Come and enjoy the fun at the East Dean Village Fete on Saturday 7th July 1.00 – 4.30pm. The delightful village green will be the setting for a variety of attractions and stalls. The Fete is in aid of the Royal British Legion and the RBL Band will be playing on the day.


Endurancelife trail run

On 24 March, hundreds of runners will take to the trails around Beachy Head for a gruelling run. The Endurancelife series comes back to Sussex with 10K, half marathon, marathon and ultra distance challenges. The trail run takes in Birling Gap and the stunning views and undulating terrain of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head – offering plenty of ups and downs. And if you don’t fancy running many miles …

Fig Cottage

New holiday cottages complete

We’re delighted to announce that our new holiday cottages are finished and ready for guests! We’ve worked hard to get every detail just right, and we’re now taking bookings for our cosy cottages. The finishing touches are in place, from the Egyptian cotton sheets to the trees in the walled garden. The first shallots and garlic are sprouting through the snow-sprinkled ground, while 420 seed potatoes are chitting in the …

South Downs walking marathon

On 1 April, The Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) is organising a 28 mile walking event in Sussex. Starting in East Dean village, walkers have 10 hours to cover the epic course, which matches challenging terrain with spectacular views. The walking marathon costs £8 to enter (£7 for members) and promises to be a day to remember. Long Distance Walkers Association – South Downs Marathon

Sherlock Holmes

Did Sherlock Holmes retire near Beachy Head?

What connects Sherlock Holmes, fictional star of countless adventures and adaptations, to East Dean, the sleepy village that lies a mile from Beachy Head? Well, amateur sleuths have deduced that the famous detective may have retired there. It’s true that the connections are, well, tenuous. But there are connections, and there is a reasonable case to suggest that East Dean is where Sherlock Holmes retired. Let’s look at the case: …

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