Tilton House nestles deep in the Sussex countryside, between rolling Downs and wooded Weald.  You can sniff the sea in the air.  Literary leylines run from neighbouring Charleston, where the Bloomsbury Group frolicked.

Formerly home to John Maynard Keynes and ballerina Lydia Lopokova, Tilton is a Georgian farmhouse full of stories.

Read by the fire in the library or gossip round the table in the kitchen.  There are plenty of quiet corners where you can doze with a clever-looking book in your hand.  Grab your nightcap and enjoy a midnight wander in the gardens where Lydia loved to dance naked.

There are 10 handsomely appointed bedrooms (twins, triples and doubles—no singles) and 5 big bathrooms (shower with country views).

Mercifully there is almost no mobile phone signal.  The whole place is pure Farrow & Ball cashmere loveliness and just over 1 hour from London.  We’ll happily collect you from nearby Berwick station.

From time to time we have Reading Weekends at other luxurious locations including Turnberry Resort in Scotland and Palm Island in the Caribbean.

Email info@readingweekend.co.uk to find out what we’re planning next and where!

Alexandra Heminsley

It’s my job to read and review books—this was dangerously close to a busman’s holiday for me. So I painted everyone else's nails and talked about books instead. And there was quite a lot of eating. And sleeping. And Scrabble. Basically, I loved everything about it!

Alexandra Heminsley

"Top 100 Holidays" The Sunday Times!

Guest Author: To Be Announced
Nov 14-16 2014 at Tilton House.

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