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- Duck Store | Duck Lodge B&B
DUCK STORE There is a Microwave together with an Iron and Ironing board located in Duck Store for your use. Feel free to use this area to store any excess luggage or bags you may have to save space in Duck Lodge during your stay.
- Sound System | Duck Lodge B&B
SONOS SOUND SYSTEM We have provided a sound system for your entertainment. This atomically works with voice activated Alexa To use Alexa always start your command with her name ie “Alexa” followed by ………. What’s the weather like tomorrow Set alarm for 8am Play anything by Robbie Willaims Play Radio 1 Play Classic FM Skip Turn up the volume Turn it up Stop Pause Set volume to 3 Tel me a Joke Play Sunday morning music Tell me about the movie The Greatest Showman Have fun :o)
- About Pyecombe | Duck Lodge B&B
ABOUT Pyecombe Pyecombe is a small village in West Sussex, steeped in ancient downland shepherding history and which nowadays is better known as the gateway to Brighton through the naturally formed ‘Clayton Gap’ in the Sussex South Downs countryside. The derivation of the word ‘Pyecombe’ is thought to stem from the Saxon name “peac cumb” which means ‘the peak valley’. The parish of Pyecombe comprises two settlements, ‘Pyecombe’ and ‘Pyecombe Street’ about a quarter of a mile apart. The separation of the two settlements is generally thought to be a consequence of plague in the 17th century which necessitated the temporary abandonment of the main settlement and its 12th century Saxo-Norman church. Pyecombe’s downland setting is magnificent and the primary influence on the village’s development. The village lies within the Sussex Downs AONB and within the national park boundary, it also straddles the South Downs Way as it crosses the A273 and A23. It is a popular destination for walkers, horse riders, and cyclists because of its beautiful setting, easy access to the South Downs Way and many other footpaths and bridlepaths and for being a ‘typical’ downland village. There are also three riding schools in the village which attract experienced riders and novices alike from far and wide. The most famous aspect of Pyecombe’s shepherding history is the distinctive shepherd’s crook, known as the ‘Pyecombe Hook’, which was crafted in the old Pyecombe Forge. The Pyecombe Hook was very popular amongst shepherds across the depth and breadth of the Sussex Downs in the latter part of the last millennium, One surviving Pyecombe Hook is integrated into the Tapsel gate at the entrance to the Churchyard. The Forge eventually closed and is now a private house. The village has a historic pub, The Plough Inn, which was renowned as a staging post for passing horse-drawn coaches in Victorian times and was even used as a temporary mortuary during the Second World War. Nowadays, it has an impressive reputation throughout the district for its upmarket Italian cuisine and for which it is highly recommended. More recently Wayfield Park Farm Shop and Cafe has opened, just the other side of the A23, which specialises in good quality local South Downs produce. The new extension in the Church is a great place for walkers as it provides a comfort break combined with tea and coffee making facilities. Whilst Pyecombe doesn’t have a community hall the Church is used for various community events and community gatherings along with normal Church services. There is also a small retail shop located within the BP garage which is open 24 hours. There are a number of local B&Bs in and around the village. The Parish of Pyecombe comprises approximately 80 dwellings and its Parish Council is served by five councillors and one parish clerk. The Parish Council meets regularly in the Church or Wayfield Park Farm shop, usually on the second Tuesday of each calendar month, although this arrangement is sometimes altered in order to ensure maximum attendency of this rather small Council. The Parish Council is kept busy with assessing the regular flow of planning applications which are brought to its attention by the South Downs National Park authority. The variety of houses in the village illustrate the evolution of a downland village through time. As a result they are an eclectic mix of styles ranging from former shepherd cottages to historic medieval buildings together with a scattering of less typical modern buildings. The Village Design Statement is currently being updated by the Council and defines the characteristic style of the village and will be used as a planning guidance document. It is the duty of the Council to ensure that all developments are in keeping with the downland character, and that no unsuitable larger developments are allowed. Pyecombe Parish Councillors are pleased and proud to be representatives of such a beautiful, historic and peaceful downland village as Pyecombe. They welcome residents and other members of the public to attend their monthly meetings at which there is always a short public forum where members of the Electorate can address Council on any Agenda items.
- Check-in / Check-out | Duck Lodge B&B
CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT Check-in time is 4pm. We can sometimes arrange an early check-in so please contact us in advance and we’ll do our best. Please note there isn’t any guarantee on this! We suggest you refer to the local area guide on what to do if you arrive early – there’s always the Plough Pub ! We ask you kindly to vacate Duck Lodge by 11am
- Bike Hire | Duck Lodge B&B
BIKE HIRE Why not venture out on a bike and explore the beautiful countryside. We work closely with Hassocks Cycle Hire and have a negotiated 10% discount. Please let me know if you would like us to reserve a bike for you.
- Food & Drink | Duck Lodge B&B
LOCAL RESTAURANTS The Ginger Fox “Thatched Country Restaurant - My favourite Number 1 local restaurant” (Hassocks) 2.5 miles Tel 01273 857888 The Jolly Sportsman "Beautiful Country Pub with Great Alfresco Dining - My Number 2 choice for food quality and location" (Plumpton) 5.2 miles Tel 01273 890400 The Glasshouse “In-house restaurant, part of a Healthclub” (Hassocks) 3 miles Tel 01273 857567 The Fig Tree “Small cozy Michelin-starred restaurant” (Hassocks) 2.4 miles Tel 01273 832183 The Friars Oak “Part of the Vintage Inn group – good food” (Hassocks) 2.4 miles Tel 01273 847801 The Plough “Local pub serving great pub food” (Pyecombe) 0.2 miles Tel 01273 842796 The Bull “Award winning country pub serving great food – great atmosphere” (Ditchling) 2.6 miles Tel 01273 843147 The Royal Oak “Great country pub – 1 hours walk from here” (Fulking) 2 miles Tel 01273 857389 The Shepherd and Dog “Real Ale pub at the base of the downs – 2 hours walk from here” (Poynings) 3 miles Tel 01273 857382 The Half Moon “Great Pub with outside garden en-route to Lewes” (Plumpton) 4.4 miles Tel 01273 890253 LOCAL TAKEAWAYS Naasta – Indian Street Food Current delivery £5 (Burgess Hill) 4 miles Tel 01444 473747 Wild Mango – Indian Current delivery £5 (Burgess Hill) 4 miles Tel 01444 246627 Lemongrass -Thai Current delivery £5 (Burgess Hill) 4 miles Tel 01444 871410 Tim Fai – Chinese Collection only (Hassocks) 2.4 miles Tel 01273 841222 The Plough – International Collection only (Pyecombe) 0.2 miles Tel 01273 842796 Hassocks Kebab – Turkish Free delivery (Hassocks) 2.4 miles Tel 01273 843888 Domino’s Pizza – Italian Free delivery (Patcham) 3.2 miles Tel 01273 556001
- Honesty Bar | Duck Lodge B&B
HONESTY BAR There is an Honesty Bar in Duck Store where you will find a fully stocked fridge. Please help yourself and keep a list of what you have used and pay on departure by Card. Feel free to use the fridge for your own items. • Gin & Tonic: £2.00 • Pink Gin & Tonic: £2.00 • Red Wine: £10.00 • White Wine: £10.00 • Corona: £2.00 • Desperado: £2.00 • Coke: £1.00 • Water: 50p
- About Me | Duck Lodge B&B
A BIT ABOUT ME I had worked for American Express for 24 years and regrettably I was made redundant in Feb 2016. Unknowingly at the time it was the best thing that could ever happen to me, as it was going to allow me to live my dream of running my own Bed and Breakfast. Having worked for a large Corporate company I had gained a massive amount of Customer Service and Communication skills dealing with the Rich and famous, arranging a picnic for 50 on the side of the Thames with 3 hours notice, organising a private jet for a family of 3 to attend a surprise party to purchasing a Baby Bentley wrapped up in a red bow for a Wedding present. Setting up Duck Lodge was going to be a challenge compared to my previous life but I have to say I have enjoyed it from day one. Duck lodge opened in Feb 2017 and has been an absolute dream to run. The one aspect I love is meeting different people on a daily basis – everybody has a story to tell which I find so interesting – I absolutely love dealing with people and making people feel happy, welcome and making sure they enjoy their stay in Duck Lodge and to be a memorable one. In my spare time I love taking my two Chocolate Labs (Bella & Beau) out walking on the downs, mountain biking around Sussex and the Lake District and my passion is Cooking – Gordon Ramsey eat your heart out ! I have lived in Pyecombe for 24 years and love being an intricate part of village life together with my Partner John and my 21 year old Daughter Ella. Watch this space for my first restaurant maybe! or eventually a session on Come a Dine With Me :o) Keith
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- Nespresso Machine | Duck Lodge B&B
NESPRESSO MACHINE There are two Vertuo coffee pods for you to make your own coffee. Detach the water reservoir and fill this with water from the bathroom (this is Drinking Water) Press the middle button to heat up the machine and when its finished flashing its ready to go. Just touch the black leaver upwards at the front of the machine and the lid will lift automatically – pop the pod flat side facing up into the chamber – again just touch the leaver downwards and the unit will close automatically
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- Waitlist | Duck Lodge B&B
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