The accommodation is in a lovely first floor flat in the oldest part of this historical building in the centre of the village. The Jointure Studios dates back to Tudor times and in 1920 was adapted into artist workshops by Sir Frank Brangwyn. In 2000 Shirley Crowther converted the building into an unusual home and art gallery, and having recently renovated the flat, is now delighted to share this and her knowledge of the special area with you.
“Every detail was excellent and I can’t recommend the place more”
The apartment Although the flat is part of Shirley’s home it is very private and consists of three rooms, ideal for one or two adults: a bedroom (18 sq.m) which can be made up as a double or twin overlooking the pretty secluded garden; a sitting room with kitchenette (24 sq.m, same view) and bathroom with bath and shower (9 sq.m). It is very comfortably furnished and fully equipped, including TV/CD player, wi-fi and hairdryer. Laundry and iron available on request.
Shirley provides all the breakfast essentials and in the morning brings a tray with fresh local eggs, fruit salad, home made cakes and artisan bread (as well as a newspaper if requested) for you to have in the flat. If you wish to stay in during the evening, there are facilities for you to cook a meal.
The accommodation is not suitable for children or pets.
“Comfortable and stylish, delicious breakfast and genuinely warm welcome”
Rates: 1 night stay £120, 2 nights or more £110/night. There is a reduction for single occupancy.
May-September there is a minimum weekend stay of 2 nights.
“The perfect place to stay for a Glyndebourne weekend!”
Ditchling is a picturesque village nestling under the South Downs just north of Brighton. It has a rich artistic heritage, celebrated in the highly acclaimed Ditchling Museum of Art+Craft, and the thriving community of contemporary artists and makers.
There are a few shops, two excellent pubs – the Bull winning the Great British Pub Award 2016 – and various cafes all within easy walking distance of The Jointure Studios.
It is only 8 miles from Brighton and Lewes, and nearby attractions include Glyndebourne, Charleston Farmhouse, Plumpton Racecourse, Hickstead Showground, vineyards and beautiful gardens open to the public. During the Brighton Festival weekends in May there is an inspiring art trail. Ditchling is in the South Downs National Park and the surrounding countryside is ideal for walking and cycling.
“We are leaving thoroughly relaxed and itching to come back”
Further information & booking: You can use the Contact tab on the website, call Shirley Crowther direct on 01273 841244 or email the address below.
Selected as one of Alistair Sawdays “Special Places to Stay”