Trading Boundaries

South East England East Sussex Uckfield

  • From £125 a night
  • 8 Guest Rooms
  • Boutique B&B

Enchanting boutique B&B guest rooms – and much more! – in a lovely part of Sussex

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An Indian stone elephant standing out front of a Georgian coaching inn gives some indication of what lies within at Trading Boundaries. Here, in the quintessentially Sussex countryside, where villages cluster around cricket pitches, Trading Boundaries offers a more exotic alternative. Handcrafted Indian furniture, fabrics and collectibles have been sold here for more than 25 years since a former pub at a crossroads was turned into a popular trading post. Its evolution over that time has seen more aspects added to the family business – the latest of which are its eight lovely guest rooms.

As you might imagine, these boutique rooms are exquisitely furnished with one-off pieces from India – the luxury room, for example, has a seriously cool, beautifully-carved vintage Indian bed, the likes of which you won’t find anywhere else. But whichever room you choose — there are dog-friendly rooms, family suites and twins as well as doubles — you can expect something to pique your interest. You can also expect a modern bathroom, good WiFi, a Bluetooth speaker, a Smart TV and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Rooms are all positioned around a courtyard with a fountain in the middle, and it’s a short stroll from the Trading Boundaries shop, art gallery and café/bar, which is another thriving arm of this family business. It’s here you’ll have your continental breakfast during your stay. From Wednesday to Sunday, the cafe and its terrace are open all day too and lunch here is highly recommended. Like your rooms, the dining area combines vintage Indian style with contemporary style. There’s a real tuk tuk as part of the decor but the menu focuses on locally-sourced food and drink and includes plenty of English wines. Live music is another integral part of the Trading Boundaries offering. Jazz brunches on a Sunday are a real draw and be sure to check the calendar for one of their regular concert nights featuring some of the country's finest acts.

After browsing the labyrinthine rooms of the shop and taking a peek at Britain's only gallery devoted to the work of 1970s icon Roger Dean (best known for his distinctive prog rock album cover artwork), you can get out to explore the area which offers plenty round to see and do – nearby vineyards, the neighbouring National Trust property, Sheffield Park, or the steam trains of the Bluebell Railway. Trading Boundaries is within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and on the edge of Ashdown Forest, with lots of walks, good pubs and great cycling in every direction. All this and it’s just an hour or so from London, 30 mins from Gatwick, and within a day trip’s distance of the south coast.

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Contact Website  01825 790 200  Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green, Fletching, Near Uckfield, East Sussex TN22 3RB

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Getting There

From the M25, take the A22 south towards Eastbourne. At Wych Cross, about 17 miles south of the M25, turn on to the A275 (Lewes Road). Follow for a couple more miles through Danehill and Furner's Green to reach Sheffield Green and Trading Boundaries on the left. From the south, follow the A22 until the A272 turn off towards Haywards Heath. After five miles, just before North Chailey, turn right on to the A275. You won's miss Trading Boundaries on the right as it is well signposted.


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Room was out of this world

Room was out of this world, with all the lovely extras, like herbal tea, Earl grey, Coffee bottled water and cookies The bathroom was heaven, walk in shower wet room with an oversized oval bath, luxury towels and state of the art heating controls, also the room was nice and warm for us when we arrived, which was well noted after coming in from a nasty storm. Loved the furniture super comfortable kingsize bed and like new sheets on the bed.
Feb 27, 2024 by George

A beautiful place run by beautiful people

Welcoming, friendly and so helpful. They went the extra mile and had the attitude of nothing was too much trouble. The venue is just wow!! Everywhere you looked there was a fascinating, intriguing scene which was full of Indian artifacts. We sat under tented ceilings for breakfast which was magical. They offer beautifully decorated rooms to stay in. We will be returning for a weekend to see one of their gigs and to adventure around the scenic area that surrounds Trading Boundaries. Well worth visiting this precious jewel hidden in the beautiful Sussex landscape.
Feb 20, 2024 by Jayneelizabet

Truly unique place

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here at this truly unique place. Our room was beautiful and very comfortable (we loved the shower!) The staff were so polite. The reception host was very friendly and informative and the lady who served our breakfast was really attentive. We would absolutely stay here again.
Dec 19, 2023 by Mrs Sarah

Everything about this place is amazing

The service and the genuinely friendly and accomodating members of the staff made our stay really wonderful! Cute rooms and lovely breakfast too.
Aug 25, 2023 by Anna

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