The Little Lodge is an ideal base from which to explore the port town of Rye, famous for its 18th century smuggling activities. Mermaid Street, with its cobbled streets, timber framed inns and attractive Georgian houses, is well worth strolling along. The beach can be reached at Winchelsea, and has associations with Spike Milligan and Camber Sands, as the name suggests there are miles of golden sand dunes. It is home to various film locations including 'The Monuments Men' with George Clooney, and 'The Invisible Woman' with Ralph Fiennes. Take a boat trip from Northiam and arrive at the fairytale Bodiam Castle, which is 4 miles away, or catch the Kent and East Sussex steam railway which travels to Tenterden, described by many as 'The Jewel of the Weald'. Cycling routes and excellent walking are close by. Fishing is available nearby at Iden Wood Fishery (at cost, licence required). Beach 10 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 1 1/2 mile.