Bodiam

Bodiam in East Sussex Village Guide

About Bodiam in East Sussex

Bodiam Castle, alongside the River Rother, could have come straight out of a fairytale complete with drawbridge and moat. It was built in the 14th century by Sir Edward Dalymgriggenot as defence against invasion by the French and also as his family home. The castle remains much as he built it, being maintained by the National Trust.

At the beginning of the last century the area around Bodiam was full of hop gardens, producing hops for Guinness. It was where Londoners would look forward to come with their children in the late summer and early autumn to harvest the bines in beautiful countryside.

The church of St Giles is situated in the centre of Bodiam village, but the village pub, which dates back to the 14th century, was built to provide accommodation for visitors to the castle and is opposite the castle entrance. Steam trains of the Kent and East Sussex Railway from Tenterden and Northiam stop at the recently refurbished Bodiam station which is a short walk from the castle.

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Attractions and Activities

Darwell Reservoir

Carp, Perch, Pike, Eels, Roach, Dace, Bream. Private Land – Members only access.

Merriments Gardens

A stunning four acre show garden complete with ponds, wild area, bird hide and bog garden. Imaginative use of colour and texture make these gardens a firm favourite both locally and further afield.A great day out for garden lovers, Merriments … more

Accommodation

Flackley Ash Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

Located in the Sussex countryside 4 miles from the historic town of Rye, Flackley Ash is a delightful Grade II listed Georgian country house with an award-winning restaurant, a bar and spa facilities. The hotel’s spa features various treatment rooms. … more

Poppinghole Farm Cottages

Poppinghole Farm Cottages are situated on a farm in rural Robertsbridge, in an area of outstanding natural beauty at the heart of Sussex countryside. It is close to many places of interest including glorious gardens, ancient castles and historic towns; … more

Oasthouse Loft

A wonderfully warm and cosy, romantic hideaway in an exquisite country location with 360-degree panoramic views. Tastefully furnished in a comfortable, subtle yet contemporary style the Oasthouse Loft offers spacious, quality rural accommodation. Enjoy nestling on ancient farmland pastures, in … more

Restaurants

Flackley Ash Hotel, Restaurant & Spa

Located in the Sussex countryside 4 miles from the historic town of Rye, Flackley Ash is a delightful Grade II listed Georgian country house with an award-winning restaurant, a bar and spa facilities. The hotel’s spa features various treatment rooms. … more

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