We're addicted to great sofas (and stuff). However, we also
understand that there are other things you might rather be doing
with your day off than shopping for new furniture. Shocking, we
know. So we thought we'd arm you with everything you need to turn
your trip to the Sofas and Stuff Showroom into a great day out.
Last month we armed you with loads of great tips to make the most
out of your visit to our new Tunbridge
Wells showroom. Today we're taking you back to where it all
began, to our very first showroom in Fittleworth, West Sussex.
Fittleworth is a scenic hour and a half's drive out of central
London. The nearest town is antiques haven Petworth - a great place
to pick up some classic interior accessories that match your brand
new sofa. Whilst you're there, check out Petworth
House- the gorgeous gardens are the work of landscaping legend
Capability Brown. It's a National Trust property with a great art
collection and an amazingly well preserved Victorian kitchen.
An absolute must-see is the West Dean Estate and
Gardens, which houses an amazing collection of surrealist art.
There's loads by Salvador Dali including the famous
Mae West lips sofa, one of only five ever made. If you're
craving some more art after that why not head into Chichester? The Pallant Gallery has a
great collection by artists including David Hockney, Man Ray,
Magritte, Dali and Henry Moore.
If you've got the kids in tow, our top tip is to take them to
the Weald and Downland Open
Air Museum. There's farm animals, walks through the woods and a
lake with ducks. There's also a collection of around 50 historic
buildings from the 13th - 19th century that
are fun to explore.
Our final tip for the day is that you should investigate going
to glorious Goodwood. Whether
you're there for the horses, the cars, the golf, the day spa or
even the farm shop, it's a great place to spend an escapist
afternoon. It's only 25 minutes from the showroom and is on the way
back to London if you're visiting from the city.
We hope you enjoy your trip to our Fittleworth showroom and your
day out in the area. If you've got any other great tips for things
to see or do in Fittleworth feel free to leave us a suggestion in
the comments box below!