West Hoathly is an attractive village on the Forest Ridge with magnificent views, which are best seen at Finche Field. The centre of the village is a Conservation Area.
St. Margaret's Church was built about 1090 and given to Lewes Priory. It has a rare terraced churchyard, which is thought to be a former vineyard. The 15th Century Priest House, with a museum of local history, old English garden and formal herb garden, is open to the public from March until October.
Gravetye Manor dates back to Elizabethan times and is now an exclusive hotel and restaurant. Set in 30 acres of gardens, it was once the home of William Robinson, the famous horticulturist. The area is surrounded by woodland owned by Forest Enterprise where visitors can walk.
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Map reference: TQ 364330 Lat: 51.08037 Long: -0.05340
Off B2028 between Copthorne & Haywards Heath.