Minibus Excursions

We offer a private minibus service, seating up to 16, for group excursions or private transport.  

 Located in the heart of Sussex, Lydhurst is perfectly situated for exploring all that the region has to offer from food and wine, beach days and South Down walks, to arts and culture. 

Wine Country

Sussex vineyards produce some of the finest wine in the UK. We can arrange a vineyard minibus tour for your group to the vineyards of your choice. With Coolhurst, Kinsbrook, Ridgeview, Wiston and Bolney on the doorstep and so many more nearby, we can plan a wonderful wine-filled day, touring vineyards and enjoying delicious lunches in some of the most beautiful settings in Sussex.

Private tours and tastings can be organised, and we can also recommend a local chef to cook up a feast with wine pairings for your return home or invite a local expert to lead you through your own private tasting in-house. 

Walking the South Downs

The UKs newest national park, the South Downs, offer incredible views and some of the most exhilarating walks and hikes. Discover the historic Chanctonbury Ring or the legendary Devils Dyke, sites which have had mythic roles in the local imagination for centuries. Our bus enables your group to experience these and other breathtaking spots with ease and comfort. 

Arts & Culture

Sussex is home to the wonderfully inspiring Charleston, the modernist home of painters Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. Charleston is a fascinating place and has recently opened a second gallery space in Lewes.  

Close to Charleston is Farley’s House and Gallery, the charming Farmhouse home of the American photographer Lee Miller and her husband, Ronald Penrose, who founded the ICA in London. The house and garden are a treasure trove of 20th century art and design, with hand painted tiles gifted by Picasso and an impressive sculpture garden that is still used to showcase emerging British talent. 

Ditchling Museum of Arts and Crafts is a short journey away, and at Standen House you can see a fine collection of William Morris’ wallpapers and fabrics. 

Garden Tours

Inspired by the beautiful grounds of Lydhurst? Group excursions to local open gardens is a wonderful day out. Historic houses and gardens include Parham and Leonardslee, as well as Wakehurst and Nymans. 

We can also arrange a day trip to Brighton where you can see the Royal Pavilion and Museum alongside many other independent galleries and artist studios. Or perhaps a visit to the charming village of Petworth or a day at the races at Goodwood or Plumpton? 

We can take you anywhere locally so please talk to us. We would love to make your special day out become a reality. 

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Gather and Celebrate

A special place to host a big birthday bash, anniversary celebration or wedding after-party.

Our spaces are flexible to allow you to create the perfect party, whether that’s sit-down dining or a casual buffet.

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In need of a break? Choose your perfect country escape from our cosy cottages and luxury group accommodation.

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Our Grounds

Lace up your walking boots and explore the wild meadows, ancient woodland and glistening lakes of Lydhurst.

Look out for some of our magnificent specimen trees, and the butterflies, birds and deer that call Lydhurst home.

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