Posted 28 March 2011 by Andrew Gardner
The Heritage Lottery Fund has just announced amongst a total of £10 million funding, that Charleston a grade II listed farmhouse near Lewes in East Sussex is to receive £2.4 million to help fund a new education and exhibition space.
Charleston was the country retreat of the Bloomsbury Group, a gathering of writers, artists and interlectuals in the early 20th century that included Virginia Woolf and E M Forster. Romantically known as an "artists home and garden" the house will open this coming Wednesday 30 March.
Charleston enjoys a beautiful setting within the South Downs National Park found between the market town of Lewes and the picturesque village of Alfriston in the heart of the Downs to the south east. It's a great area for a rural holiday cottage retreat!
On 31 March it holds its first Garden Festival of the year celebrating the inspiring nature of the Charlston garden. a setting full of inspiration to the many artists who visited in its day.
We carry a link to Charleston from our 'What's on' pages, along with many other great attractions to be found in East Sussex.
For some ideas on where to come and stay, do take a look through our East Sussex holiday cottage portfolio.