Map & Directions

Before travelling to Perch Hill, please double-check the date of the Open Day, Shopping Day or pre-booked course you wish to attend, as Perch Hill is not open to visitors at any other time.

Our Address

Sarah Raven's Garden and Cookery School
Perch Hill Farm
Willingford Lane
Brightling
Robertsbridge
East Sussex
TN32 5HP

By Car from the M25

Turn off the M25 (junction 5) onto the A21 for Sevenoaks/Hastings, heading south. Bypass Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells and Pembury and continue on the A21 to Hurst Green.

Turn right on the A265, signposted to Lewes. Go through Etchingham and continue to Burwash. Make sure to turn left down School Hill by the war memorial in Burwash.

From Burwash, follow the lane down into the valley. After half a mile, you pass and leave Bateman's Lane on the right. You start to climb the far side of the valley, where the road is now called King's Hill Road. After a further mile, you pass and leave Fontridge Lane on your left and continue uphill for a further 1.2 miles to the crossroads at the top of the hill, which is a total just over 2 1/2 miles from Burwash.

At the crossroads, turn right into Willingford Lane there (signposted Burwash Weald).

Perch Hill Farm is down the lane about 0.85 miles from the crossroads. Turn through the double gate into the grass field next to the Cutting Garden, following the signs.

By Car from a southerly direction

If you are approaching us from the direction of the coast via Battle, take the B2096 Battle to Heathfield road. Go through Netherfield and on to Woods Corner.

At The Swan Inn, on your left, turn right (signposted to Brightling) and follow the road for about three-quarters of a mile. Take the first left and go up the hill, then take the next left into Willingford Lane.

Perch Hill Farm is on your right about 0.85 miles from the crossroads. Turn through the double gate into the grass field next to the Cutting Garden, following the signs.

By Car from a westerly direction

If you're coming in from the direction of Heathfield on the A

265, travel through the town, up the hill and straight across the traffic lights. Take the next right hand turn signposted to Battle (B2096). Continue through Punnett's Town, Three Cups and on to Woods Corner.

You will pass on the left a raised pathway and village post office just before a staggered crossroads with The Swan Inn on the opposite side. Turn left here and follow the road for about three-quarters of a mile, take your first left and go up the hill and turn first left into Willingford Lane.

Perch Hill Farm is on your right about 0.85 miles from the crossroads. Turn through the double gate into the grass field next to the Cutting Garden, following the signs.

Please do not go on to Burwash Weald, nor turn left down Willingford Lane opposite the Wheel Inn. For visitors to Perch Hill to use this route is extremely inconvenient for our neighbours.

By Car from the direction of Stonegate

Turn left on to the A265 and go through Burwash Common & Burwash Weald to Burwash itself. Drive slowly through the village and at the far end, by the church, turn right at the war memorial. Take the lane called School Hill that runs downhill from the war memorial. 

From Burwash, follow the lane down into the valley. After half a mile, you pass and leave Bateman’s Lane on the right. You start to climb the far side of the valley, where the road is now called King’s Hill Road. After a further mile, you pass and leave Fontridge Lane on your left and continue uphill for a further 1.2 miles to the crossroads at the top of the hill, which is a total just over 2 1/2 miles from Burwash.

 At the crossroads, turn right into Willingford Lane there (signposted Burwash Weald).


Perch Hill Farm is down the lane about 0.85 miles from the crossroads. Turn through the double gate into the grass field next to the Cutting Garden, following the signs.

From Brightling village

Go north from the village with the church on your left followed by a phone box. After about half a mile take the first right towards Burwash and after about 400 yards you will come to a crossroads. Willingford Lane is straight over the crossroads and Perch Hill Farm is about 0.85 miles down the lane on the right hand side. Turn through the double gate into the grass field next to the Cutting Garden, following the signs.

Finally, for all visitors travelling by car, when leaving Perch Hill please turn left into Willingford Lane. Traffic turning right clogs the lane for our neighbours.

By train from London

The journey takes just over an hour from London. 

A taxi should be arranged to meet the train at Etchingham station, which is on the Hastings Line. It is very important to note there is not a taxi rank at the station; the journey is approx 15 minutes to Perch Hill Farm.

It is essential to book in advance, please pay the taxi driver direct.

Local taxi telephone numbers:

  • Boaz 07837 064853
  • Tony 07855 071269
  • French & Son 01435 867777
  • Heathfield Taxis 01435 862263
  • Simpson Private Hire 01435 866021

Please confirm with the taxi driver on arrival, which train you will catch for your return journey, he will then tell you the time that he will return to Perch Hill to collect you after your visit.