This unusual home is in a pretty village in the South Downs National Park, within easy reach of Brighton. Our stylish, self-contained first floor flat is ideal for 1 or 2 adult guests who are wanting comfort and their own space. There are self-catering facilities but a delicious breakfast is included.
The Jointure Studios was originally part of a Tudor Farm, becoming a cottage, and then in 1920 converted and extended as large workshops for the renowned artist Sir Frank Brangwyn. And it stayed like this until Shirley converted the building in 2000 into a unique home and exhibiting space for contemporary art.
The flat offers the best of both worlds: a complete apartment to stay in with breakfast (fresh fruits, local eggs, artisan breads and home-made cake etc) brought to your door. There is a bedroom (18sq.m) with crisp white linens made up as a twin or double on request, a cosy sitting room with fully equipped kitchenette (24sq.m) and bathroom with bath and shower (9sq.m) It's newly renovated and very comfortable, with views over the secluded garden. TV/wi-fi/hairdryer provided, laundry and iron on request.
The self-contained flat is all yours! It's on the first floor in the oldest part of the house - part of our home and accessed through our front door and large hall. Please note there is quite a steep staircase to reach the flat.
Interaction with guests
I look forward to welcoming you to our home and making your stay a special time.
Other things to note
THERE IS A MINIMUM BOOKING OF TWO NIGHTS AT WEEKENDS, MAY-SEPTEMBER (inc) AND BANK HOLIDAYS.
I have a dog and cats here, and I'm sorry but I do not accept guests who wish to bring pets, infants or children. There's no smoking in any part of the building and as we are in the centre of the village and part of a terrace, we ask that guests behave considerately towards our neighbours.
I've lived in Ditchling for fifteen years and know the area well. The things I love doing here.... walking on the South Downs, helping to conserve this beautiful village, the literary festival at Charleston, Easter Monday at Plumpton races, being on the beach with my dog, the occasion of Glyndebourne, looking after my garden, being part of this friendly, lively community.
In the apartment you will find memories of my fascinating trip to Japan, and throughout the house, contemporary art collected from some of the wonderful artists I have worked with over the years.