Fontmills House is ideally situated within a 20 minute drive from Glyndebourne Opera House, 2 minutes from Wellshurst Golf Course and 20 minutes from East Sussex National Golf Club. Batemans House in Burwash, home of Rudyard Kipling, is well worth a visit, along with the historic towns of Brighton, Tunbridge Wells, Alfriston and Eastbourne.
Walkers are offered the spectacular scenery of the South Downs, with the South Downs Way, accessible just 10 miles to the south.
The Cuckoo Trail follows the path of a disused railway line and offers traffic-free walking and cycling from Heathfield to Polegate near Horam. The Cuckoo Trail is half a mile from Fontmills House, via a footpath.
The Seven Sisters Country Park offers breathtaking cliff-top walking twelve miles south.