1.1 milesA glimpse into England’s rural past. Step inside this simply furnished, timber-framed cottage and travel back in time. This 16th century labourer’s dwelling has been restored to bring four hundred years of ininterrupted occupation to life. See first-hand the radical changes home life has undergone over the past few centuries, then explore the delightful cottage garden outside.
From humble beginnings, The Crafty Brewing Company’s beers are now brewed in a state-of-the-art brew house and conditioned in our climate-controlled cellar building, which stores hundreds of litres of the finest craft ales, pilsners and lagers.
10.7 milesA stately mansion nestled in the South Downs housing the finest art collection in the care of the National Trust. The palatial state rooms offer an infinity of paintings and sculptures, including major works by van Dyck, Turner, Flaxman, Titian and Blake. Separate servants’ quarters offer a glimpse of life ‘below stairs’ featuring domestic rooms and historic kitchen while the 700 acre landscaped deer park offers panoramic views. Open air summer concerts are one of the highlights of the Petworth International Festival.
Enjoy a Cheese Experience Tour, including the story of Norbury Blue & Dirty Vicar, demonstration, tastings and a wedge of cheese of your choice to take home.
12.5 milesA beautiful market town and centre for arts and culture set in the heart of the South Downs National Park and surrounded by the walls of Petworth House and Park. It’s the only town outside London to boast over thirty arts and antique dealers all within a mile radius and is visited by buyers from all over the world. Voted “Antiques Town of the Year” in the British Antique Collectors’ Awards.
The Village Spirit Collective is all about involving the community. Our local ‘Ginfluencers’ help us to explore botanicals which ultimately determine the final blends of our gin range. They are part of a community of gin lovers who enjoy the experience as much as the drink itself. Our humble distillery features a 100 litre copper-head still and a few development stills to help us perfect each new blend.
6.9 miles to start of routeHaslemere is a quaint and charming market town, steeped in history, with pretty streets and timbered and tile hung buildings. Spend the day browsing the wide range of interesting independent and specialist shops which maintain Haslemere’s traditional character and sense of individuality.
From her cutting garden and studio nestled in the Surrey countryside, Caroline creates exquisite seasonal floral designs for weddings, other events and celebratory bouquets. Caroline also runs workshops to teach you how to create hand-ties to take home.
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