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Lovely flat in historical building
Lovely flat in historical building
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bath
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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 space

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.

Guest access

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


Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price £120 / night
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)

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.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
1 night minimum stay

23 Reviews

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Gary User Profile
July 2017
I stopped over for one night while walking part of the south downs way. Shirley was a great host. The flat is just as the pictures and was more than expected. The breakfast tray is fit for a king! I would not hesitate to stay again and would recommend to anyone. We had lovely dinner in white horse which is just around the corner and had bery nice food. Green welly cafe also good for coffee stop. Thank you

Marion User Profile
June 2017
Gorgeous flat n a beautiful part of the country.

Alexine User Profile
May 2017
We had a lovely stay in Ditchling and very much enjoyed our night at the Jointure Studios. Shirley was a kind, welcoming, and generous host—we felt very happy to find such a special spot! The flat was clean, bright and beautifully decorated. Breakfast was delicious and there was also tea, coffee and biscuits so we were all set. The location is right in the heart of town, near two great pubs and conveniently located a few steps away from the South Downs trails. We spent the morning walking around town and visiting several of the local art studios before heading back onto the hills for an evening hike. Would highly recommend and hopefully visit again soon!
Shirley User Profile
Response from Shirley:
Thanks Alexine for your glowing review! It was great to have you here and look forward to seeing you again sometime.
May 2017

Lori User Profile
February 2017
This is such a special place, in every way. The location is great for exploring Ditchling and the surrounding area. The flat and the building it's in are historic, striking and beautiful, and its history as an art studio is interesting. The compact flat is beautifully laid out and furnished, and is very pleasant and comfortable. I loved the view out of the bedroom and sitting room windows of the beautiful garden and other wings of the building. Breakfast with fresh local eggs, artisan bread, fresh fruit salad and cake, was just perfect. Shirley is a delightful and conscientious host. I thoroughly recommend this wonderful place to stay!

David User Profile
November 2016
Superb apartment. Wonderful host. Very Private and very quiet. Immaculately finished. In middle of an almost perfect English art and craft based town and area. We attended a local birthday party at the village hall, otherwise Ditchling might not have been on our radar. But Ditchling and this lovely apartment should be on many people's hit list. Local tea rooms and art museum and the local countryside all reminded us of a slower pace of life with higher aesthetics. Ahhhh. Breathe. Enjoy.
Shirley User Profile
Response from Shirley:
Thank you David for your glowing review - it was a pleasure to have you to stay and introduce you to our locality.
November 2016

Sarah User Profile
September 2016
We had a lovely stay in the beautiful flat. Beds were so comfortable and the breakfast was delicious! We could not have asked for more!
Shirley User Profile
Response from Shirley:
Thanks Sarah - I'm so pleased you both enjoyed staying here.
September 2016

Margaret User Profile
August 2016
We had a delightful 2-night stay in the flat here. It is beautifully decorated & furnished and we were extremely comfortable. The bounteous breakfast included cereal, fresh bread, organic eggs, fresh fruit salad, yoghurt & even the most delicious plum cake. We also hugely enjoyed the village and local gallery in Ditchling and Shirley was really helpful in recommending locals pubs for supper.

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.

Languages: Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day

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