The Jointure Studios

South East England East Sussex Ditchling

  • One Guest Suite
  • Comfortable Boutique B&B

This dream self-contained apartment in the South Downs comes close to being our ideal B&B.

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Everyone's ideal B&B is different; people are looking for different things, whether it's a great location, a comfy bed, privacy, or just a fantastic breakfast. But The Jointure Studios come closer than most to ticking all of our boxes. It's in a terrific location for a start, right in the centre of the South Downs village of Ditchling, with its pubs and cafés and the beautiful countryside of the National Park all around. It's also very private, basically a self-contained apartment that allows you to come and go as you please. Finally, and most importantly, it's extremely comfortable – simply a cosy and stylish escape in a beautiful part of England.

Shirley Crowther has been welcoming guests to The Jointure Studios since 2014 and has left no stone unturned in providing the ultimate South Downs escape for her guests. Being blessed with a gorgeous location has left her free to focus on details that most guests appreciate, for example fresh flowers in their room and guidebooks and maps to browse – and, most importantly, a host who was happy to help in any way to make their stay more pleasurable.

The flat is cool, calm oasis that you won't want to leave. Stylishly furnished and decorated with antiques, contemporary art and knick-knacks from Shirley’s extensive travels, it has a cosy living room with a TV and a kitchen area, a bedroom with a king-size bed (which can also be made up as twins) and a bathroom with a bath and powerful shower; Bramley toiletries are provided, as are cotton bathrobes. Situated on the first floor, it's a very peaceful spot, with both the bedroom and sitting room looking out onto Shirley's large and mature garden, where you can wander among the trees and browse the well-tended shrubs and flower beds.

The basics of what you need are provided in the kitchen, and each morning Shirley brings you a breakfast made up of fresh eggs, fruit salad, homemade cakes and artisan bread (a newspaper too, if requested). For the rest of the day you can self-cater or there are two pubs in the village, both serving really good food. Basically you couldn't be in better hands – or, for that matter, a more desirable place.



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From £135 a night

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  • Adults Only
  • Walking
  • Boutique B&B
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Bicycle Routes
  • Five-Star Luxury
  • Historic
  • Romantic Retreat
  • Remote Working

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Rated ★★★★★ over 1 reviews


A warm welcome and inspiring place to stay.

We had a lovely stay at The Jointure Studios in May 2021 - close to Ditchling Beacon for cycling (or walking) on the Downs and exploring the lovely Sussex countryside. Shirley was the most welcoming of hosts (even working hard to accommodate our bikes), full of information about the local area and suggestions of places to head for. The apartment is exceptionally well equipped and although it fronts a busy road, the accommodation is well arranged so that the bedroom faces on to the beautiful walled garden, which ensured 4 nights of very sound sleep! You reach the apartment through the former studio of artist Frank Brangwyn which is a wonderful experience and makes this place feel very special. It was good to find OS maps and walking routes in the apartment as well as a generous welcome hamper. This accommodation comes very highly recommended.
Jun 19, 2021 by Ivy Grange Farm

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