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Bluebells in the woods at Pestalozzi (Copyright M Alexander)
Bluebells in the woods at Pestalozzi. Photo by Mags Alexander.

Rural Past Times fair at Pestalozzi in East Sussex
Pestalozzi welcomed the Rural Pastimes fair in August 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Lavender in the Peace Garden
Lavender in the Peace Garden. Photo by Jonathan Williams.

Estate in summer
The Pestalozzi estate in the height of summer. Photo by Mags Alexander.

Pestalozzi occupies 165 acres of beautiful fields and woodland in the heart of the stunning High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Groups and businesses can hire our meeting rooms and/or summer accommodation, with catering options to suit the occasion. We also hire our grounds out to groups for woodland workshops and outdoor learning. Interested? Find out more.

How to find Pestalozzi

We are based in Sedlescombe, East Sussex, close to Battle and Hastings. Most GPS navigators will direct you here using postcode TN33 0UF. Alternatively, from the A21, turn onto Tollgate Road/B2244, following the signs to Sedlescombe. The Pestalozzi estate is through the white gateway on the right just before the bridge into Sedlescombe (if you go too far, it is easy to loop around the village green and head back towards the A21).

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What’s in the area?

The picturesque village of Sedlescombe – with a grocery store, post office, pub and hotel – is a short walk from Pestalozzi. Nearby Battle features Battle Abbey, cafes, tea rooms and galleries. The seaside town of Hastings is only a short drive away, while Rye also offers great shopping and lovely restaurants. The 1066 Country Walk runs through Battle Great Wood only minutes from Pestalozzi, and there are many other footpaths on our doorstep. If you’re heading further afield, we’re only an hour’s drive from Brighton and Gatwick airport, and a bit closer to Ashford International rail station.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Having your next meeting or group training weekend in the relaxing surrounds of our beautiful country estate helps support scholarships for exceptional young people from disadvantaged communities around the world. Read more.

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