Pekes Manor Estate

Pekes, Nash Street, Golden Cross, Hailsham, Sussex BN27 4AD
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About Pekes Manor Estate

Pekes Manor is a Grade II listed pre-Tudor country house dating from before 1470. The estate has been owned by the same family for over a hundred years, and previously by the same family since Tudor times.

The self-catering accommodation on the estate is flexible. The Manor sleeps up to 20 in 8 bedrooms, and there are 5 other properties on the estate which in total can accommodate up to 60 guests (The Oast House 12, Mounts View 12, The Wing 6, Gate Cottage 5, and Tudor View 6).

The Manor House though, is the jewel in the estate’s crown. There are five bedrooms on the first floor (one with an annex bedroom) and three on the second old Nursery floor. Downstairs, there’s a large living room with a television and two fully-equipped kitchens. Central to this is the lovely old oak-panelled Dining room (which can seat up to 26).

The Pekes Estate has extensive gardens and parklands of 28 acres, which are shared by the guests of the other houses. It is entirely private, and lies in beautiful open countryside with amazing view of the historic Weald, with the Downs beyond.

Should you be feeling energetic, there is an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, lawn badminton, hard Macadam style tennis court, a children’s play area and endless lawns for boules and croquet. Chickens live in the old Walled garden.

Edmund’s Choice of Extraordinary Feature

“The Pekes Estate has a long and well-documented history, and the dining hall in particular is worthy of note, as is the old kitchen, which, despite having an enormous Aga, still has its working fireplace, thought to date from 1550. My favourite thing though, has to be the humour in the garden, and the jolly march of the six-foot topiary ducks.”

About the Location

The Pekes estate is in East Sussex, 50 miles from London, is just above Eastbourne and about 16 miles (40 minutes’ drive) from Brighton. The house is 20 minutes’ drive from the beach at Pevensey Bay.

Things To Do

The Pekes Estate is perfectly placed for lots to do. Not only is there the coast and beaches, but also many other places of interest to visit, like Battle & the memories of 1066, and other grand houses such as Firle, Glynde, Herstmonceux and Michelham Priory (which has the longest moat in England). It’s also very close to Glyndebourne, Charleston Farmhouse; the village houses ‘The Home of the Surrealists’.

There are great treats for walkers and cyclists too, with The Vanguard Way, the Weald Way and the famous South Downs Way (mostly all off-road), including the famous Seven Sisters.

If you’d like a bit of nightlife, there are great local pubs, or there are the delights of Brighton, with all of its distractions.


Pekes hosts many lovely and joyful weddings, and both the old dining room (50 seated, 70 standing) and the romantic outdoor gazebo (150+) are licensed for civil marriages. The large ‘Ducks Lawn’ and ‘The Space’ provide ample room for marquees and entertaining (up to 180 people). There is a substantial parking area.


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Lovely grounds, peace and quiet ♥️

We hosted a family and friends party for 50 (renting the Oast, Wing and Garden Cottage as well as the Manor). We catered for ourselves in the most magnificent kitchen and dining room. We used the Wing as the dance floor and managed to arrange trestle tables in the dining room to seat 54. We easily accommodated other guests at the Travelodge and Boship hotel. We walked to the local pub, had a ceilidh on Saturday night and a table top puzzle room on the Sunday morning. We made use of as many of the facilities as time and weather would allow. We walked to the wonderful traditional 6 Bells pub at Chiddingly. The swimming pool was enjoyed by us all. It's warm and wonderful as not chlorinated and the ambience with plants all around This was the most wonderful venue you could ever find and some of the properties are dog-friendly too. There are romantic authentically old bedrooms, furnished with charming antiques. Everyone commented on how comfortable the beds were, even the pull down double in the Wing! There's a massive kitchen fireplace and a huge kitchen table for eating or buffet, an oak paneled dining room and hall. You have to see this place and live in it to experience its magic, None of the photos do it justice.

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