Broxmead Paddock in Bolney was built by the owners 18 years ago using many reclaimed items including oak beams, tiles and bricks. There is a magnificent fireplace where logs are burnt from their own trees. Broxmead Paddock has three acres of land which includes a place for chickens, fruit trees and flowers. Daffodils, snowdrops and foxgloves grow everywhere. Spring and Summer are ideal times to visit as the wealth of spring and summer colour both in the garden and in the nearby National Trust Gardens such as Nymans, Borde Hill and High Beeches gardens is amazing.
To meet visiting guests thirst for knowledge of the local area, the owners have produced information on local walks which take into account local attractions, for example a 2 mile walk in the area encompassing the house used in a Hammer House of Horrors film - a majestic turretted building utilised by many film crews over the years. Broxmead Paddock is surrounded by many National Trust properties and some feature outdoor concerts in the summer months which have included Katherine Jenkins and Jools Holland and his Orchestra.
Broxmead Paddock is part of a thriving village community sustained by local businesses supporting each other as much as possible. The business offers accommodation to guests visiting the village vineyard and offer their wines for sale. There is a 16th century coaching inn located a ten minute walk away with a negotiated reduction in meal bills for guests at Broxmead Paddock.
Locally sourced and grown ingredients are used for breakfast and dinner; the apple juice served at breakfast time comes from the local apple farm which has just been awarded Sussex Apple Juice Producer of the Year 2011. All vegetables and fruit come from the owner's land when in season. The six chickens at the bottom of the garden provide fresh, large, flavourful eggs for breakfast every morning. They also help with waste disposal; the entourage of happy ladies always welcome residual bread, scones, cakes and muffins.The chickens are very much part of the family.
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