Jackson Griffiths tells the tale of his Country House Escape to Abingworth Hall:
“I recently decided to spend time with my family on a 3-night Country House Escape staying at Abingworth Hall.
It was perfect for our needs: quality time together to do our own thing and explore the surrounding area.
With a double premium room booked for my parents and a single booked for my sister, I settled into a single en-suite value room, which was discounted due to being smaller and being a warm room due to the hot water plumbing in the walls.
On the Saturday we opted for a short walk along the South Downs of about 4 miles to Washington and back.
The weather was glorious and sunny. The views of the sea and the countryside inland were superb.
Upon arrival in Washington I had to get a photo of myself with the sign – pretending I was in Washington, USA.
We ate our HF packed lunch in Washington before taking a drink in the local pub to set us up for the walk back to the car.
The South Downs Way was well used by many people – walkers like ourselves, cyclists and runners too.
The weather took a turn for the worse on Sunday. Luckily for us we has decided to use this day to tour Charleston Farm House.
My mother particularly wanted to see this place – it had been a home and country meeting place of writers, painters and intellectuals of the Bloomsbury group.
Much of the decor in the house was original, with guides in each room to provide more information about what you were looking at.
It was the last day of the season that the house was open and the gift shop was a treat for Christmas gifts and cards.
Our time spent in Abingworth Hall was usually to eat: their hearty breakfasts set us up for the day and the three course dinners were very welcome following a day of exploration.
After dinner, we played Hearts together in the lounge.
This was an ideal short break with my parents and sister. It truly was quality time and we have great memories of our time together.
We are already planning our next short break!”
Thank you Jackson for sharing your tale!