Following the river from Brede leads to the ancient village of Sedlescombe, rich in architectural remains the village traces its roots back to Roman times. Iron making, first by the Romans was an important industry here until the late seventeenth century. The many black and white half-timbered houses dating from the fifteenth century onwards, surround the village green. Today the village gives its name to the country’s oldest organic vineyard, which has been producing award-winning wines for the past thirty years. The village is ideally placed for the many schools close to Battle Abbey, Claremont and Vinehall. The towns of Battle and Hastings are nearby for the train direct to London’s main line station, Charing Cross.