The village of Beckley, is surrounded by undulating countryside in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty approximately (5 miles) northwest from Rye and (10 miles) from Hastings. The village has links back to the Wealden iron industry, with an iron furnace was built in 1578, at the small settlement still called Beckley Furnace where a watermill powered the bellows, and which ceased production in 1770.
The main village today comprises a predominantly linear village with a mix of pleasing blend of ancient, Georgian and modern houses and cottages. Lanes to either side of the main street provide a mix of rural homes, farms and equestrian properties. At the western end of the village is the medieval church of All Saints with a later war memorial to the front and beyond the local village pub called the Rose and Crown. In the middle of the village is the local village primary school https://www.beckley.e-sussex.sch.uk/ and modern village hall that also has a nursery school while a little to the south of the village is the large expanse of Beckley woods, comprising two hundred and fifty acres of mixed woodland and spreading over a three mile radius it has an array of wildlife including wild boar.
The nearest town for shopping is Rye and there is a superstore at Peasmarsh just under two miles away.
For further information the local parish web page provides additional information : https://www.beckleyparishcouncil.org.uk