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East Sussex is a welcome haven for walkers with over two thirds of the county covered by the High Weald and Sussex Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is also a wealth of picturesque villages, country houses and parkland hidden within its rolling landscape waiting to be discovered.

It makes Eastbourne and The Cherry Tree Guesthouse an ideal base for you to explore. And if you come back with sore feet we'll be happy to recommend a foot massage or some reflexology service to revitalize you!


A series of 45 circular walks have been established here in East Sussex to encourage visitors to enjoy our local countryside.
The routes are spread across East Sussex and range from 1.5 miles to 8 miles long.
Individual leaflets are available providing a map, route description and giving details of the length, ease and type of walk.

To download a leaflet go to www.eastsussex.org.uk select Leisure & Tourism , then Discover East Sussex and click on Walks.

The Cherry Tree Guesthouse is an ideal place to start if you are walking the South Downs Way which stretches 100 miles from Eastbourne to Winchester. For more information on the South Downs Way visit https://www.southdowns.gov.uk

The South East Coastal walk has now been established to provide a tour of the  cliffs and surroundings between Eastbourne and Brighton.

Other local walks include...

The Cuckoo Trail from the High Weald, down the Cuckmere Valley, and into the fringes of Pevensey Levels. The Trail is also popular with cyclists and horse riders. In total its 11 miles long joining the towns of Heathfield, Hailsham and Polegate . It has an extension to the south of Polegate which joins Eastbourne's Hampden Park forming part of the National Cycle Network Route 21.

The Bluebell Walk and Farm Trail,based near Arlington village - in fact here there are 8 walks over 3 working farms
One of them is the Millennium Walk which takes you through an avenue of 28 English Oak Trees leading to the entrance of the Bluebell Wood or you could opt for the Wild Garlic Walk or River Walk.For more informationwww.bluebellwalk.co.uk

Wilderness Wood near Uckfield is great for all the family with woodland trails, fungus hunts and guided walks.For more information www.wildernesswood.co.uk


There are a number of attractive cycle routes throughout the area including over the stunning South Downs, along the Cuckoo Trail,the National Route 2 from Brighton to Eastbourne and on to 1066 Country, and National Route 21 running south from Greenwich ,to Gatwick, Crawley and eventually on to Eastbourne.

The East Sussex Cycle and Walks Festival is taking place this September. There will be guided walks and rides to suit all abilities around the countryside.

For more information on the festival, cycle routes and cycle hire go to www.eastsussex.org.uk.

South Downs Way  Walk The South Downs

If you?re looking for a walking holiday in the local area, Hillwalk Tours offer self-guided walking tours of the South Downs Way.  link to Hill Walk Tours

Extra Information

  • Freeview
  • Daily House Keeping
  • Linen And Towels Provided
  • Cots Available
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Pet Friendly Room
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Parking Off-site
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan Options Available
  • Golfcourse (within 2 Miles)
  • Walking Holidays
  • Beach Nearby
  • Well Behaved Dogs Welcome

Breakfast Update

We now serve a continental buffet here at The Cherry Tree.
Please let us know if you have any allergens/requirements.

Covid 19 Hotel Policy

We are open for business as usual and look forward to welcoming you to our hotel.
We can assure guests and visitors that we have taken various extra precautions in line with the WHO and Government guidelines and implemented procedures, including:
- placing anti-bacterial hand sanitizer and extra tissues in communal areas.
- increased cleaning regime in public areas, bedrooms, bathrooms and behind the
- additional staff training and awareness of recommended procedures to follow in current
- extra cleaning and decontamination procedures will be implemented, in line with WHO/NHS/Government guidance for environmental cleaning (following a suspected or actual case of COVID-19).

This information is valid until further notice and may be updated (2020).

Children Policy

All children are welcome.
All children under 2 years stay free in cribs/cots provided by The Cherry Tree.
All children under 12 can stay in an extra bed in the booked room at the rate of £15 per night.
There is 1 extra child bed possible per room only.

General Policy

A non-refundable deposit for the first nights stay may be taken on booking. Changes and cancellations to bookings are subject to the terms and conditions at time of booking; by default any booking can be changed 7 days before the arrival date/time, without charge unless otherwise stated. Thereafter the total value of the booking may be charged if changes/cancellations are made or in the case of a no show.
Non refundable booking charges can be taken from time of booking.
Damage to the property will be charged.
Lost keys are charged at £30.

Pets Policy

We welcome dogs subject to approval by the management at The Cherry Tree.
Please note the following terms and conditions for your dogs stay at The Cherry Tree:
Pets are not allowed to be left in the guest room when the guest leaves the hotel even if in a proper pet crate or carrier.
Maximum pets per room are 2 pets.
Allowed pets are limited to dogs only.
Dogs are permitted in all areas within the guest house, including the breakfast room.
Damages caused by any pet to the guest room, its furnishings, or any other part of the hotel are the sole responsibility of the pet owner and there will be an additional fee charged based on the specific damage.
Guest rooms are subject to damage inspection at anytime and upon check-out.
The Cherry Tree owners reserve the right to refuse any dog with uncontrolled/aggressive behavior for the well-being of all our guests and staff.

Group Booking Policy

Where a booking is for 4 or more rooms at The Cherry Tree the following conditions apply:
A non refundable deposit of at least 10% is required at time of booking to secure the rooms.
Confirmation will be required 28 days prior to arrival a secured by a payment taking the non refundable deposit to at least 50% of the total.
The balance is due on arrival.

Check-in and Check-out

Face to face check-in is from 2pm-6pm. Any check-ins after 6pm are via self-check-in.
Details of how to self-check-in will be emailed prior to arrival if estimated arrival time is stated.
On the day of arrival, if guests have not stated their estimated arrival time, details will be sent on the day.

Check-out time is by 10:30am.