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Gayles is set in ten acres of land adjacent to farmland and the Seven Sisters Country Park (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). The National Trust owns most of the land around us and Friston Forest borders the A259 on our Northern perimeter.

There is extraordinarily beautiful countryside and excellent walking opportunities all around. Cuckmere Haven and Birling Gap beaches are less than one hour’s walk away.

The accommodation, studio and eating areas are situated close together around a thoughtfully maintained garden, next to gentle meadows that offer stunning, panoramic views; allowing you room to wander and reflect. There are benches carefully sited throughout the grounds and some very comfortable hammocks hung under trees near the dormitories.

There is a hard surface tennis court and a large, open-air swimming pool (open usually from mid-June to early September) that you are welcome to use.

Although we do all we can to make your stay here nourishing and relaxing, please do not confuse Gayles with a spa resort or hotel; when you come to visit us you are welcome visitors sharing our home.

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