Pekes is an early Tudor tile-hung manor house (c.1470), garden and park with a self-contained Edwardian Wing and 4 separate houses surrounding it at a little distance; it has been my family’s home since 1908. The manor house retains many of its original features including its 16th century kitchen, its Tudor beams and ornate Elizabethan fireplace etc, and though everything has been modernised over the years it has kept its old charm and welcome. Surrounding it are lawns and gardens (including an old walled garden which grows fruit, vegetables and chickens), and around it lie miles of almost unchanged East Sussex countryside of small farms and lovely old woods. It is still my home, and I love welcoming people to it.
Pekes, near the village of Chiddingly on the edge of the Sussex Weald, is just inland from the South Downs National Park. The sea at beautiful Cuckmere Haven and historic Pevensey beach is only 12 miles away, the historic town of Lewes is 9 miles, and Brighton and Eastbourne are a little further off. There are many beautiful local places to walk or cycle along, and many historic houses and interesting locations including Battle and the memories of 1066.
Pekes was purchased by my grandfather in 1908 and he considerably restored and added to the old place. My parents and I have continued this process, and now Pekes and its houses are warm and comfortable homes from home for anyone wanting an outstanding place to visit locally, to rest and recuperate, or to have an amazing Wedding reception or a Reunion or a Party. We have lots of on-site facilities, including our indoor heated swimming pool, our Jacuzzi and Saunas, our hard surface tennis court, and our own walled garden. Above all, it’s in its own estate up a long private drive well away from the road, is very quiet, and is in the middle of beautiful farming land and countryside.
I like to feel that Pekes IS ‘Distinctly Different’, and I hope that you will come and find out why.
Pekes manor was just lovely. A really nice place to relax and unwind. It is located on some stunning countryside and our house was very homely with a great garden.... read more
I stayed here with 11 friends for a hen do and we had a wonderful time.
The house is beautiful and has everything you could ever need. We... read more
What a gem.
We held a birthday party weekend for our mum and her friends in The Manor House and also hired The Wing and the Gate house.... read more
My husband and I are both celebrating our 70th birthdays this summer. Last year I asked my daughter what she thought about the idea of us all going away as... read more
Had a lovely stay at oast house, loved the hot tub and pool was great.
Had some lovely food cooked by Julia the chef.
Also had some lovely treatments provided... read more
There is a wonderful charm to this property and the surrounding buildings. If you are looking for a homely feel to your stay then this is the place to be.... read more
A fabulous collection of unique cottages with all the amenities one could ask for. I especially like the custom furniture in the round rooms of the Oast house. The main... read more
I recently stayed here for 10 days in the Tudor View Cottage and cannot stop telling everyone who will listen how wonderful this estate is. There is a heated... read more
My brother and I stayed in the Edwardian Wing of this house, together with our four respective young children, aged 4-7. Although it was mid-February and very lousy weather, we... read more
We celebrated a joint 70th birthday by hiring Pekes Manor, the attached Wing and the adjacent Tudor House for three generations of 8 adults and 8 children from 1 to... read more
We hired the whole of the estate for our wedding in July. From the moment we booked until we left Kildare and his team were so helpful and kind. Our... read more
So me being me, I asked for a split venue holiday and Pekes Manor were happy to oblige. 3 days in one of the properties, Gate House and 3 days... read more