A WEEKEND AWAY AT: The Star
Country Homes & Interiors|October 2021
THIS MEDIEVAL BUILDING IN EAST SUSSEX HAS BEEN GIVEN POLIZZI PANACHE
JACKY PARKER

Close to the historic town of Lewes, in the village of Alfriston in the South Downs National Park, The Star was originally built in 1345 as a religious hostel for monks and pilgrims en route from Battle Abbey to Chichester Cathedral. Fast-forward more than 675 years and, having reopened earlier this year in a chic new guise, The Star is attracting culture buffs, foodies and nature lovers, who prefer the pilgrimage to Glyndebourne Opera House, Charleston (modernist home and studio of Bloomsbury Set painters Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant), and the extensive walks in the surrounding area.

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