Ramster is situated one mile south of Chiddingfold on the A283, Petworth to Guildford Road.  It is about a 5 minute drive south to North Chapel, or 10 minutes to Petworth.  Godalming and Guildford are both about 10-15 minutes drive north.  Lurgashall and Haslemere are several miles to the west.

Nearby is Parham House (Elizabethan house and gardens), Goodwood House and Gardens (race meetings), Leonardslee Gardens, Petworth House & Park, Birdworld (near Farnham), Hollycombe Steam Collection and gardens, Guildford (with castle, museum, cathredral), Clandon Park (18th century house), Wisley Gardens, Cowdray Park (ruins of an Elizabethan manor house), Lurgashall Winery, and Winkworth Arboretum, etc.

To get from Haywards Heath to Ramster, take the A272 west to Petworth, then turn north on the A283.  To get from Ramster to Haywards Heath, drive south on the A283 to Petworth, then drive east on the A272.

Towns and villages between Chiddingfold and Haywards Heath on the A283 and A272 include:  North Chapel, Petworth, Wisborough Green, Billingshurst, Coneyhurst Common, Coolham, Cowfold, Bolney, and Ansty.

Attractions close to Haywards Heath include Borde Hill Gardens,  High Beeches Gardens, Bookers Vinyard, Nymans Garden, Wakehurst Place, and the Bluebell Railroad, among others.  For more information, see

Accomodations Near Ramster:

In the Guildford area, I recommend staying in the Guildford Travel Inn, which is a basic but decent motel chainAll rooms are 39.95 pounds, and they have excellent road access to the A3 and M25.  Their telephone numbers is (01483) 304932 [011-44-1483-304932 from the US].

There may also be a few rooms available at the extremely nice Crown Inn in Chiddingfold, please contact us for more information if you are interested. There are also 3 rooms available at the Swan (below) for Sunday night, if proximity to the reception is important to you. Both are 65 pounds per room per night.

Bed and Breakfast:

Near Ramster:

Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, The Lodge, Ramster, Chiddingfold, Surrey GU8 4SN:  01428 641694.
The Swan, Chiddingfold: 01428 682073.  Close to Ramster (1 mile). 3 rooms available, 65 pounds B&B per room, ensuite, at back of pub, quiet.
Patricia Price, Friar Tuck Cottage, Northchapel, W. Sussex: 01428 707650.
The Halfmoon Pub, Northchapel.
Mrs. Smyrk, Town House, High Street, Haslemere GU27 2FY: 01428 643310.
Mrs. Linda Travers, Chesham Cottage, Highercombe Road, Haslemere GU27 2LP: 01428 642712.
Mrs. Jo Allen, Highfield, Park Road, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2NJ: 01428 643565.
Mr. and Mrs. Vere Hodge, Little Hoewyck, Lickfold Road, Fernhurst, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 3JH: 01428 653059.
Mrs Harris, Strathire, Grayswood Road, Haslemere, Surrey: 01428 642466.
Yola Christian, Northurst Farm, Dial Green, Lurgashall, Haslemere GU28 9HA: 01428 707227.
Mrs. F. Thorpe, Little Weysprings, Farnham Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 1YE: 01428 644587.
Mrs. Penny Masterton, Greenland Farm, Jobsons Lane, Lurgashall, Haslemere GU27 3BZ: 01428 707548.
Quoins, Museum Hill, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2JR: 01428 658540.
The White Horse Hotel, Haslemere: 01428 642103.  Nothing special.  Single L30, Double/Twin L40, Double en-suite L50.
Devils Punchbowl Hotel, London Road, Hindhead (Nr. Haslemere), Surrey GU26 6AG: 01428 606565.
Haslemere Hotel (near rail station): 01428 642006.
Mr. J Foster, 26, Tyndalls, Hindhead (self-catering): 01428 609028.
Anthony & Sukey Langdale, Heath Hall Farm, Bowhead Green, Thurseley, Godalming GU8 6NW: 01428 682808. (One pet welcome)
Mrs. Rapley, Old Railway Station, Petworth GU28 0JF: 01798 342346.
Stonemasons Inn, North Street, Petworth, W. Sussex GU28 9NL: 01798 342510.
Badgers Inn, Coultershall Bridge, Petworth: 01798 342651.
Stonemasons Inn, Petworth: 01798 342510.
The White Hart Pub, Ewhurst Road, Cranleigh, Surrey GU6 7AE: 01483 268647.


Travel Inn, Guildford. A basic but nice motel chain, L39.95 for all rooms.  The one in Guildford is reachable at 01483 304932.
Post House Forte, Egerton Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 5XT: 01483 574444.
The Lythe Hill Hotel, Petworth Road, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 3BQ: 01428 651251. Very nice, also very expensive.  Close to Ramster.
Travelodge is another chain with multiple locations.  Their central reservation number is 01384 555 098.
The Angel Posting House & Livery, 91 High Street, Guildford, GU1 3DP: (01483) 564555.

Accomodations near Haywards Heath:

The Birch Hotel, Lewes Road, Haywards Heath W. Sussex RH17 7SF: 01444 451565.  During the week, prices are L75 single and L85 double.  Friday and Saturday is L50 single and L60 double.  All rooms en-suite.  Parking.

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You can also call the tourist information offices for accomodation information.  The number for Guildford is (01483) 444333, the Petworth area is (01798) 343523.  Another accomodation service in Guildford is "Lodgings of Guildford" at (01428) 607555.  Haywards Heath information is available from the Burgess Hill tourist office at (01444) 247726.  Brighton information is (01273) 292599. has pages for Haywards Heath, Petworth, Godalming, and Guildford.

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