Travelling to Paradise Mews
Paradise Mews is just two miles from Rye in East Sussex, located in the town of Winchelsea. The main road runs round the outside of Winchelsea with open countryside on one side and houses on the other. Paradise Mews is on this main road and has two Scots Pines facing it in the field opposite. Just beyond the house, the road drops down a steep hill called Roberts Hill. The turning beside Paradise Mews leads you to the town pub – the New Inn.
coming by car
The most reliable route either from London or from the Dover ferry port is to take the M20 motorway to Ashford junction 10. If you are crossing the Channel using Eurotunnel, the British terminus is at Folkestone and you can drive from here up the M20 to Ashford junction 10.
At junction 10 turn off onto the A2070 Hastings road and follow the signs across one roundabout beside a trading estate, down a slip round and around another roundabout, then a short stretch and straight across another roundabout beside a housing estate. You will travel 11 miles until you reach Brenzett where you drive straight across a roundabout onto the A259 signposted Hastings. After 8 miles you will reach Rye, crossing the bridge over the River Brede and turning left at the roundabout to skirt round the town and turning left at the second roundabout, still on the A259 Hastings road. After 2 miles you will reach Winchelsea, keep on the A259 along the bottom of the hill, round the hairpin bend and up the hill. At the top of the hill you will find Paradise Mews on the left hand side of road and a layby with two Scots Pine trees on the right hand side of the road. Park here and cross the road and ring the bell beside the green gate!
When coming from the Brighton and Eastbourne direction stay on the A259 all the way through Hastings until you reach the village of Icklesham which is 2 miles from Winchelsea. Keep on the A259 until you reach the outskirts of Winchelsea and you see the Village Hall and Cricket pitch on your left with a large layby beside a ruined building. 100 meters further on the left is another layby with two Scots Pines where you can park. Paradise Mews is the green gate on the other side of the road and there is a bell beside the gate that you can ring.
coming by train
It is easy to come to Winchelsea by train. From London or Dover directions take the Hi-Speed train from St Pancras International or Dover Priory to Ashford International station. Or from Paris, Brussels or other Eurostar destinations there are several services a day that stop at Ashford International station. At Ashford station, change platforms for the Rye Marshlink which runs hourly to both Rye and Winchelsea. From Rye you can take a taxi to Paradise Mews or from Winchelsea station it will take you a 20 minute walk into town.
If you are travelling from Brighton there is an hourly service that stops at Rye.
coming by bus or taxi
The number 100 bus runs from Rye Station Bus Stop to Winchelsea New Inn every hour (except Sundays and Bank Holidays when it runs every other hour,) and this bus runs from Hastings all the way along the coast through Camber Sands, Lydd, New Romney, Hythe, Folkestone and Dover.
The 101 bus runs along the coast from Hastings, through Fairlight and Pett Level to Winchelsea Beach and then onto Rye, Camber Sands and Lydd.
From Rye, the number 312 bus runs to Tenterden and the number 313/342 runs through Broad Oak and Brede to Northiam.
There is a taxi rank outside Rye railway station who will take you to Winchelsea New Inn for around £7 or from Hastings, taxi companies such as 247 Taxis (01424 247247) will take you to Winchelsea for around £15-20.
coming by air
The nearest airport is London Gatwick (LGW) and we can arrange airport transfer by taxi for you which takes around an hour and a half. London Heathrow (LHR) and London Stanstead (STN) can both reach us easily by train. The local airport is Lydd International is 17 miles away and has a bus service to Rye.