Bed and Breakfast at

                     Netherwood Lodge, Muddles Green, East Sussex.

   Muddles Green, Chiddingly, Near Lewes. East Sussex.  BN8 6HS.    01825 872512      netherwoodlodge@hotmail.com  

Glyndebourne Opera House


The Opera House at Glyndebourne is only 10 minutes away from Netherwood Lodge.


Founded in 1934 by John Christie , Glyndebourne is committed to presenting world class opera of the highest quality, commissioning new work and developing new talent. Glyndebourne has remained financially independent since 1934 and although it receives valued Arts Council support for the Tour and some educational work, the Festival receives no public subsidy. Glyndebourne is a registered charity, funded by the paying public, its members and supporters and which there are many.
The Glyndebourne Festival presents six productions each year in a 1,200-seat opera house built in 1994. Glyndebourne on Tour, founded in 1968, takes three productions around the UK each autumn. Both the Festival and Tour present about 120 performances a year to an audience of around 150,000. Glyndebourne’s widely respected and well known Education programme, established in 1986, hosts over 230 community and outreach events a year. Now Glyndebourne has pioneered using recordings to bring its work to a worldwide audience through broadcasts, cinema screenings, DVDs and internet streaming.
Netherwood Lodge is approximately 10-15 minutes by car, but now many guests prefer to have a taxi ordered to take and collect from Glyndebourne in order to avoid the worry of the extra glass of champagne. Picnics are not available it is possible to store picnic food and beverage. The fine dining is always a treat if the traditional picnic does not suit.
Since the Opera starts in the late afternoon, we are happy for guests to arrive at 2pm in order to prepare and change, many guests enjoy refreshments before setting off to enjoy the wonderful production, some for the first time whilst other guests have enjoyed Glyndebourne for 50+ years.
Because of the affection people have for the Opera house, including many from overseas, it surprises many guests to find at breakfast a familiar well known face from the world of academia, media, business, medicine, and even links with royalty.
The opera is a wonderful talking point and on a fabulous summer evening nothing is more glorious than to take in the setting and listen to some wonderful music in a beautiful and timeless part of Sussex, people watching is an art at Glyndebourne, I do not think you will be disappointed.