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This is one of the most beautiful villages in the Downs. The large church in the village is often called "the Cathedral of the Downs". The village is also home to the first property of the National trust, the Clergy House. It is said that the site of the Star Inn is where Alfred burnt his cakes. Alfred gave the area to one of his warlords, Aelfric, as a fief in rewards for battle valour, and visited the area as the English fleet moored at Westdean. Pubs, restaurants, cafes, and hotels.
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Seaford Road, Alfriston East Sussex BN26 5TR Fax: 01323 871038
Property type: Guesthouse
Alan and Melanie Wells have recently taken over this established bed and breakfast and are enthusiastically improving it. Riverdale House is a lovely and comfortable Victorian home, which combines the charm and informality of bed and breakfast with the comforts of a small hotel. Peacefully located at the edge of the famous and picturesque village of Alfriston, the house enjoys wonderful views of the South Downs. The bedrooms are comfortably furnished with all the usual facilities.
Location and supplementary information[view map] Near to the station.
3 double ensuite rooms
1 twin ensuite room
Last updated: 10/13/2015
Highstreet, Alfriston East Sussex BN26 5TA Fax: 01323 870922
Property type: Country Inn (Pub)
Constructed in 1345 the front of The Star Inn is half timbered and is considered one of the countrys oldest hostelries, it was originally founded in the 1200s to house pilgrims en route to Chichester and the shrine of St. Richard. Located in the center of the village, its carved front remains unchanged. The lounges are on several levels, a forest of old timbers. Bedrooms are traditionally furnished, some in a modern extension, offering good facilities, superb atmosphere and friendly service. Its authentic local bar serves real ale and a wide choice of bar snacks while the restaurant offers traditional good food.
With The South Downs Way passing right by the front door. 50% deposit required to secure booking.
There is a £20 charge for pets.