South Farm is situated at the foot of the South Downs Way just over a mile of pleasant walking away from Rodmell village where there's a pub and Virginia Woolf's former home, Monks House (01273 474760), now open to the public thanks to the National Trust. You can also use the South Downs Way for longer walks towards (but perhaps not to) its furthest points: Eastbourne (20 miles to the east) and Winchester (80 miles to the west). The River Ouse is a short walk of about 20 minutes away through the quaint village of Southease. You can launch your own paddleboard or kayak on the river there or for more water head to the Sussex coast, seven miles from site. Newhaven, with its fort (01273 517622), is the closest place on the coast or go a little further east to the wide shingle beach at Seaford or the cliff-backed beach at Cuckmere Haven. Brighton & Hove with its pier, Royal Pavilion and all its attractions are just 11 miles west. Closer to site is the historic town of Lewes, a-10 minute drive away, where you can visit its Norman castle (01273 486290), Anne of Cleeves House (01273 474610) and its many independent shops, cafes and restaurants.