Firle Place, the home of the Gage family for over 500 years, lies in a cleft in the South Downs near Lewes. Surrounded by extensive park and set against a background of hanging woodland.
The ‘unEnglish’ looking house is built of pale stone brought from Caen in Normandy. Although Firle looks like an eighteenth century house it conceals portions of a much older building.
The imposing Great Hall of the house leads into a number of stately rooms full of beautiful paintings, ornaments, china, furniture and treasures collected by the Gage family through the ages.
Unfortunately Firle Place will be closed for tours this year, as a precautionary measure to protect those staying within the house.